GreenPlumbersand the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada announced their partnership, which will combine the UA’s training programs with GreenPlumbers’ marketing and accreditation network.
collaboration, the UA commits to provide green training for its more than
300,000 members in North America. The agreement ensures all UA members who
complete the plumbing portion of the UA’s Green Mechanical Systems Awareness
class or the HVAC/Plumbing Combination will be recognized in the global GreenPlumbersAccreditation Program.
Lehtonen, managing director of GreenPlumbers, a
joint content committee is finalizing the curriculum assimilation, and the
groups should be issuing accreditations by early August.
“GreenPlumbershas emerged as an innovative force in the green industry,” stated UA Director
of Plumbing ServicesGary Hamiltonin the announcement. “The
combination of our training and GreenPlumbers’
vision is a natural fit for the new green marketplace.”
UA recently received U.S. Green Building Council education provider status, and
GreenPlumbersis currently in the application
process. Both use the services of The National Inspection, Testing and
Certification Corporation (NITC), an internationally recognized third-party
personnel certification agency that is ISO 9001:2000 certified and is an ANSI