Plumbing

The construction industry is moving quickly towards greener, high-performing buildings, creating increased demand across the country for sustainable building skills. By improving water efficiency in buildings, plumbers play a particularly important role in the green building process and help conserve a precious natural resource.

Taught by industry experts using real-life classroom exercises, GPRO Plumbing (PL) gives experienced plumbers the critical tools to transition from conventional to sustainable construction practices.

GPRO PL is ideal for a range of professionals in the plumbing industry including subcontractors, installers, and technicians.

This 12-hour certificate course can be scheduled to meet the needs of your organization. Certificate exam is included.

WHAT STUDENTS LEARN

Part 1: Fundamentals of Building Green

  • Economic and health benefits of green building
  • Causes and impacts of a changing climate
  • Transitioning to sustainable construction practices
  • Complying with green codes and standards
  • Understanding LEED
  • Overview of green building strategies
  • The importance of commissioning

Part 2: Plumbing

  • Important sustainability issues for plumbers
  • The economic advantages of adopting water-efficient technologies
  • Key differences between green and conventional plumbing products and work practices
  • Improving water distribution systems
  • Alternative water supply technologies
  • How to interpret Energy Guide and water use rating systems
  • Maintenance issues on common green fixtures, appliances, and systems
  • Retrofitting existing buildings with water-efficient technologies
  • The plumber’s role in the building commissioning process
  • Green bidding issues for plumbers

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS 

GPRO Plumbing qualifies for 10 AIA and GBCI CE Credits.

See www.gpro.org/faqs for details.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

http://gpro.org/register/

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