High-performance infrastructure refers to utilizing a building’s systems and energy sources to help cities reach their goals to lower carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon reduction deadlines are being taken seriously by local governments throughout the United States. As cities move toward these carbon-reducing initiatives, UA signatory contractors and journeypersons will be the skilled personnel who understand the current infrastructure opportunities. These opportunities include thermal energy networks, hydrogen generation and distribution, and switching to clean energy sources that incorporate shifting from fossil fuels to electricity and carbon capture.
The video produced by the UA demonstrates what the organization is doing in response to securing net-zero emissions by 2050. UA signatory contractors are ready to monopolize this work through the UA’s advanced training via its mobile training trailers and apprenticeship programs to grow market share throughout the country. The UA is the solution to meet the demand for an all-of-the-above energy approach with UA high-performance building initiatives through heat pump water heaters, heat transfer between buildings, and hydrogen boilers and water heaters. The UA has the most skilled workforce in the industry and will be part of the solution to take America into a bright energy future.
About the United Association
Founded in 1889, the United Association of Union Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Welders, and HVACR Technicians (UA) is a multi-craft union whose members are engaged in the fabrication, installation, and servicing of piping systems. There are over 400,000 members affiliated with the UA throughout North America, Australia, and Ireland, including more than 350,000 UA members belonging to more than 300 local unions in the United States and Canada