GreenPlumbers® is an innovative training and accreditation program that assists plumbers, inspectors and other building officials in understanding their roles in the environment and public health.
Recently acquired by The IAPMO Group, the goal of GreenPlumbers Training and Accreditation is to train and deploy thousands of residential and commercial “green” plumbers to promote the benefits of water conservation and the reduction of GHG emissions. The focus is on changing consumer and plumbing behavior through the use of energy efficient and water-saving technologies.
GreenPlumbers works with the plumbing industry, building officials, utilities and water agencies to implement the GreenPlumbers program. The training consists of a five-part accreditation in environmental and technical issues including Caring for our Water, Climate Care, Water Efficient Technology, Solar Hot Water and an Inspection Report Service. Since the first classes in late 2007 GreenPlumbers has trained more than 7,000 plumbers in more than 40 states.
GreenPlumbers will hold workshops across the United States, in conjunction with our national training partners, with an ultimate goal of retraining 40,000 plumbers across North America. This has the potential for retrained plumbers to enter hundreds of thousands of properties per day to educate property owners on water conservation and to influence their purchasing decisions.
Instructors include water expert John Koeller, hot water/energy expert Gary Klein, plumbing code instructor Doug Kirk, and water conservation expert Eddie Wilcut, all of whom have been instrumental in adapting the GreenPlumbers seminars for use in North America. GreenPlumbers has trained additional certified instructors to meet increased demand.
The GreenPlumbers Train the Trainer courses have allowed organizations across the nation to send instructors to become certified in teaching the courses in their local communities, and, together with online courses, will help expand the reach of the program.
The IAPMO Group is uniquely positioned to provide the technical and educational expertise for water conservation components, while maintaining the integrity of the building and the health and safety of the occupants.