IAPMO Seeks Kneidinger Green Contractor Award Nominees
IAPMO is seeking nominations for the Joseph Kneidinger Green Contractor of the Year Award, to be presented to the recipient at IAPMO's 82nd annual Education and Business Conference, Sept. 25-29, in San Antonio, Texas.
The award, which debuted at IAPMO's 2009 conference, honors the IAPMO member contractor who best fulfills or symbolizes a commitment to environmental sustainability through his or her work in the plumbing and mechanical industries. It was renamed last year in honor of Joseph Kneidinger, an IAPMO member and passionate Green advocate who passed away in 2009. Kneidinger was a senior plumbing inspector for the City of Portland, Ore., who dedicated his professional and personal life to the advancement of sustainable and renewable principles.
The IAPMO Board of Directors voted to rename the award because its recipient each year would embody the commitment to which Kneidinger was so dedicated, and Kneidinger himself was posthumously awarded the honor at last year's conference.
Nominations will be accepted until June 15, after which the Board will select a qualified recipient at its summer meeting. Kneidinger Award nominations should be presented to the Board through the Committee for Awareness and Understanding of a Sustainable Environment (C.A.U.S.E.), the Green Technical Committee or the Board itself.
The Kneidinger Award will be given in addition to IAPMO's other long-standing annual honors, the Industry Person of the Year, Government Person of the Year and American Flag awards.
While it is tradition to surprise the winners of the Government and Industry Persons of the Year and American Flag awards at conference, the winner of the Joseph Kneidinger Green Contractor award is notified in advance to ensure he or she is present to accept the honor.
Recipients of these awards will be featured in IAPMO's publications, including Official magazine, IAPMOnline.com and the electronic Green Newsletter and I-Connection.