IAPMO Director of Special Programs Pete DeMarco appeared recently as a guest on “Cajun Contractor” Michael King’s nationally syndicated radio program, “Home Talk USA.” Broadcast in 217 radio markets covering all 50 states, the program reaches 6.1 million listeners each week.
DeMarco answered King’s questions about the “green movement” toward construction sustainability and IAPMO’s role in promoting it through outreach, advocacy and code development.
“Historically, Michael, the codes have been primarily focused, and rightfully so, on health and safety, and that’s not about to change,” DeMarco said. “But to some, the codes have been seen as barriers to new technology, because often times you might have a plumbing or building inspector come to a building that is being constructed and may not understand the type of technology that’s being installed or may have a very good reason for not allowing that technology to be put in place. But what we are facing in terms of challenges with water scarcity, declining water quality and our increasing energy needs, we need to change that perception and make it known we’re actually here to help enable new technologies that address these needs.”
To listen to the full interview and/or IAPMO Senior Director of Business and Product Development Allen Inlow’s previous interview with King, direct your Web browser to http://www.eofficial.org/files/podcasts/MichealKing_HomeTalkRadio_podcasts.htm.
DeMarco will again appear as a guest on “Home Talk USA” on Saturday, Aug. 20, to discuss in greater detail specific research and sustainability programs with which IAPMO has become associated this year.
“Home Talk USA” can be heard Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon EST, on the LifeStyle Talk Radio Network (http://www.lifestyletalkradio.com/), 4-7 p.m. EST on the Genesis Communications Radio Network (http://www.gcnlive.com/) and Sundays, 7-8 a.m. EST, on the Business Talk Radio Network (http://www.businesstalkradio.net/).
“Home Talk USA” explores issues concerning home improvements, introduces the consumer to new and innovative products, provides access to industry experts, protects homeowners from consumer fraud, holds the home improvement industry accountable for its business practices, and advocates for a fair and mutual relationship between the consumer and the contractor. For more information, direct your Web browser to www.hometalkusa.com.