GreenPlumbers has developed a five-course accreditation that totals 32 hours of training. The courses are climate care; caring for our water; solar hot water; water-efficient technology; and inspection report service. Training workshops debuted in California last fall. The response from attending plumbers and contractors has been positive.
The goal for 2008 in the United States is to train at least 8,000 Green Plumbers. A GreenPlumbers accreditation license for contractors supports and protects the integrity of the brand.
To learn more about GreenPlumbers, go to www.greenplumbersusa.com or call 888/929-6207.
The plan explains how states, municipalities, permitting authorities and nongovernmental organizations can use green infrastructure practices to meet water quality goals while sustaining their water infrastructure. The document, “Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure Action Strategy 2008,” outlines ways to bring green infrastructure technologies and approaches into mainstream use for runoff and sewer overflow management.
More information on green infrastructure can be found at www.epa.gov/npdes/greeninfrastructure/general.