The Propane Education & Research Council’s Propane Training Academy has a new online course available that provides builders and developers with an overview of community propane systems.

The course details how community propane systems work, where they work, and why builders and developers should implement community propane systems into their residential building projects. It also gives an overview of how community propane systems fit into larger commercial facilities such as community centers, golf courses, retail centers, restaurants and lodging facilities.

The free online course, Community propane systems: An energy and technology solution for developers, builders and homeowners, will count for one hour of continuing education credits from the American Institute of Architects, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and the National Association of Home Builders.

Upon completion of the course, participants will:

  • Understand the key components of a community propane system;
  • Identify key operational features of community propane systems that make them a viable alternative to the use of natural gas in a community; and
  • Assess the use cases for community propane systems in residential developments.

“Propane’s versatility makes it a huge asset to both construction professionals and homeowners — especially in cases where natural gas isn’t available,” said Bryan Cordill, director of residential and commercial business development at PERC. “Community propane systems are an innovative energy solution for builders, developers, and homeowners, and this course will help construction professionals understand how they can benefit from — and capitalize on — this opportunity.”

To access the library of online courses, participants must first register for free to become a member of the Propane Training Academy. For more information on propane’s role in residential construction, visit