Course Information

Green Plumbers® training consists of a five-course, 32-hour accreditation in environmental and technical issues including Climate Care (8 hrs), Caring For Our Water (8 hrs), Solar Hot Water (4 hrs), Water Efficient Technology (8 hrs), and Inspection Report Services (4 hrs).

Green Plumbers training programs are designed to assist plumbers in understanding their role in relation to environmental & public health, and to provide their customers with up-to-date information and advice on:

  • latest technology and energy saving appliances
  • practical appliances & installation knowledge
  • environmental impacts of plumbing services, appliances and household practices
  • consumer information
  • energy/water/cost savings (short-term and long-term cost comparisons and environmental benefits)
CourseCourse Information

Comprehensive instruction on Climate Care including gas emissions in home and business.
Topics covered include:
· Hot water heating
· Energy consumption
· Heating appliances
· Cooling appliances

Climate Care – Full Course Outline PDF


Caring For Our Water by understanding the water cycle process and the new technologies
and behaviors that contribute to increased conservation. Topics covered include:
· Water Efficient Products
· New Technology
· Reducing Household Water Consumption
· Storm Water runoff pollution and prevention
· Introduction to household water audits

Caring for Our Water – Full Course Outline PDF


New Solar Hot Water technologies instruction including:
· Solar Hot Water Technology
· Rebate information
· Retro-fit sizing and installation
· New Technology

Solar Hot Water – Full Course Outline PDF


An overview of the dynamic technologies that will shape future conservation efforts,
Water Efficient Technology includes:
· Recycled Water
· Rain Water
· Graywater
· Septic Tanks/Wastewater Treatment Systems
· Environmental/Public Health/Safety Regulations

Water Efficient Technology – Full Course Outline PDF

Inspection Report Services is an overview of domestic and commercial water auditing,
inspections and reporting, assessment and strategies, including:
· Water and Energy Audits
· Commercial / Industrial and Residential Buildings
· Creating a Master Plan for Future Improvements

Inspection Report Services – Full Course Outline PDF

Elective Courses

CourseCourse Information
Urban Irrigation provides an overview of the skills needed to effectively increase water
sustainability and care in designing irrigation distribution systems, including:

· Identifying design requirements
· Designing distribution systems
· Drainage and alternative water systems
· Determining capital and operating efficiencies for the system designed
This unit specifies the competency required in developing basic skills in the selection,
design and installation of urban water pumps. Principles in Pumps includes:

· Understanding the physics of transferring water
· Identifying the characteristics of basic residential pumps
· Identifying the characteristics of electric motors for pumps
· Providing advice on pump performance
· Selecting an appropriate pump for different urban applications
· Advising on a range of control devices suitable for use with pumps in residential applications

Natural Wastewater Treatment is an overview of the skills needed in effectively improving
wastewater treatment and care in improving the management of wastewater systems, including:

· Identify the characteristics of various soil profiles
· Potential health and environmental considerations
· The local authority’s policies and procedures
· Appropriate water auditing methods
· Alternative wastewater sources for possible use
· Potential problems in maintaining an effective wastewater system

An introduction to understanding the benefits of efficient commercial heated water appliance
selection and correct installation. Commercial Hot Water topics include:

· Advantages and disadvantages of different commercial heated water systems
· Potential problems and performance
· Sizing requirements for commercial heated water loads
· Identifying potential sources of energy
· Hot water delivery options
· Government support initiatives

Cooling Tower Systems is an introduction to water conservation practices as applied to
cooling tower systems. Topics covered include:

· Identification of water sources and their associated risks for use in cooling tower systems
· Theory of cooling tower design and operation applied to identify causes of water loss
· Collecting system performance data
· Evaluating data against accepted benchmarks and client feedback
· Analyzing capacities and limitations of cooling tower systems to determine potential risks

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