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The Association of Water Technologies (AWT) is the international water treatment association representing over 500 companies that specialize in applying water treatments for industrial and commercial cooling and heating systems. The AWT works daily to support their members and provide them with the tools they need to succeed and grow — training, certification, networking, and regulatory and public awareness programs. The Certified Water Technologist (CWT) certification designates experts with proven knowledge, experience, reputation, and ethics in the industry. Chem-Aqua is a longstanding member of the AWT with several CWTs on staff. Chem-Aqua employees currently serve as the Certification Committee Chair and the Boiler Subcommittee chair along with serving on several other committees in the past.


The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is a not-for-profit, national organization that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada. The CaGBC is the licence holder for the LEED green building rating system in Canada and supports the WELL Building Standard and GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) in Canada.


The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit industry association founded in the United States in 1909. IDEA has extensive experience in highly reliable thermal networks, combined heat and power, thermal storage and clean energy management to optimize energy efficiency, emissions reductions and sustainable solutions for mission-critical and community-scale markets.

The International District Energy Association (IDEA) works actively to foster the success of our members as leaders in providing reliable, economical, efficient, and environmentally sound district heating, district cooling, and combined heat and power. IDEA represents over 2,200 members from 26+ countries around the world and from across the district energy industry. IDEA members own, operate or provide technology and services to district energy systems that supply steam, hot water, chilled water and energy services to multiple buildings in cities, communities, campuses, airports, military bases, industry and healthcare facilities.


The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers with a membership of nearly 525 companies within a $125-billion a year industry.

IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations:

  • Milk Industry Foundation (MIF)
  • National Cheese Institute (NCI)
  • International Ice Cream Association (IICA)

IDFA's nearly 200 dairy processing members operate more than 600 manufacturing facilities and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.

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The North American Renderers Association (NARA) represents U.S. and Canadian renderers. This includes both independent renderers and integrated packer/renderers who process their own animal byproducts, accounting for 95% of rendering in the United States and Canada. Their associate members provide vital support to our rendering members by supplying equipment and services and our allied members help return rendered products to the market for hundreds of uses.

NARA members are an essential link in the food, feed, and energy production chain. Rendering consistently, safely and, efficiently recycles over 56 billion pounds per year of U.S. livestock and poultry byproducts, as well as used cooking oil (UCO) collected from food service companies, restaurants, and food processors. These byproducts of the American agricultural and livestock industry provide vital products to other industries. Rendered products include fats, animal protein meal, fatty acids, tallow, and hides. Nothing is wasted. High-quality fats and proteins improve the nutrition of pet food, as well as livestock and aquaculture feed. Renderers also contribute essential ingredients for products such as biofuels, lubricants, plastics, printing ink, cosmetics, shaving cream, deodorant, perfumes, leather, polishes, cleaners, paints, candles, fireworks, crayons, and caulking compounds.


In 1962, 46 lumber  manufacturers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina gathered to discuss lack of organized representation of southeastern lumber manufacturers. This group agreed to form a new regional association to be named the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA).



The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) committed to transforming how buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED. Their vision at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Their mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Through their community network, continuous collaboration with industry experts, market research publications and LEED professional credentials, their global staff is working every day to help advance spaces that are brighter and healthier for us to live, work and play in.


The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is the world's largest and most active poultry organization. Membership includes producers and processors of broilers, turkeys, ducks, eggs, and breeding stock, as well as allied companies. Formed in 1947, the association has affiliations in 26 states and member companies worldwide.

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For more than 130 years, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) has served as the voice of cheese and dairy manufacturers, processors, and marketers. Today, our organization represents 110 dairy processing companies and cooperatives operating across the United States and around the world, backed by more than 575 companies that supply equipment and services to the industry.