The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association and GreenPlumbers® USA have formed a partnership to train and certify plumbers across the nation on the environmental impact and technical aspects of water and energy efficient technologies.
with interested state and local groups that are part of its national chapter
network, PHCC will schedule and promote the programs to members, non-member
contractors and potential sponsors, hoping to expand awareness about the
already-successful training program to the industry and general public.
“A partnership between the
Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association and GreenPlumbersUSA is mutually beneficial,” saidSteve Lehtonen, managing
director of GreenPlumbersUSA. “It provides [us]
with access to the most professional plumbing contractors in the nation, those
for whom training and marketing are high priorities. And it gives PHCC–NA
additional educational offerings for its members.”
“This partnership will utilize the best
that each organization has to offer for mutual benefits to both,” said PHCC
Executive Vice PresidentIke Casey. “It also is good
for the industry because the more plumbers who are trained in green, the more
likely it is that the general public will sense the value of utilizing the
plumbing industry to save precious water and energy for future generations.”
currently consists of a five-course, 32-hour, accreditation in Climate Care,
Caring For Our Water, Solar Hot Water, Water Efficient Technology, and
Inspection Report Service. Five elective workshops will be introduced in 2009 ―
Natural Wastewater Treatment, Commercial Hot Water Systems, Principles in Pumps,
Urban Irrigation Systems, and Cooling Tower Efficiency ― to expand knowledge
gained in the core program.
Individuals who successfully complete a
workshop receive a certificate of accreditation for that course. They are also
listed on the GreenPlumbersWeb site as an accredited
GreenPlumberin each category in which they are
qualified. Licensing rights for a business also are available.
For more information, visitwww.phccweb.orgorwww.greenplumbersusa.com.