“High Performance Hot Water,” an innovative eight‐hour workshop administered by IAPMO® Green Plumbers, has been designated as an American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) CEU eligible training course. Certified Plumbing Designers (CPDs) who complete the course will earn 0.8 CEUs/8 PDHs.
Water heating ranks as either the first‐, second‐ or third‐largest energy consumer in the typical household, depending primarily on the number of people living there and the climate zone in which they reside. As energy prices and related delivery costs rise, so has interest in higher performance water heating and hot water distribution systems that operate much more efficiently than everyday systems.
Green Plumbers Training has partnered with the California Energy Commission and Public Interest Energy Research to create the workshop, which aims to keep everyone – architects, engineers, designers, builders, plumbers, inspectors and energy practitioners – up to date on the latest breakthroughs in water heating and hot water distribution systems.
“IAPMO is very pleased to become an ASPE education provider for our “High Performance Hot Water” course, and we look forward to collaborating with ASPE in the near future to add additional IAPMO courses to the ASPE continuing education portfolio,” said Steve Lehtonen, IAPMO’s senior director of environmental education.
Hot water expert Gary Klein teaches the course, which has been offered free of charge throughout California by participating utilities in 2012. Klein, who is internationally recognized as a speaker and educator, has been intimately involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy for nearly four decades. He recently completed 19 years with the California Energy Commission, and his new firm, Affiliated International Management, LLC, provides consulting on sustainability through its international team of affiliates.
Upcoming workshop dates include Monday, Oct. 8 in San Diego and Thursday, Oct. 11 in Downey. To register or for more information or call (855) 427‐6641. Following the free California workshop series, the course will be offered to ASPE chapters throughout the United States in 2013. Course registration fees will be determined in concert with participating ASPE chapters.
Green Plumbers Training is an innovative accreditation program that assists homebuilders, architects and plumbers in understanding their roles in the environment and public health. The focus is on changing consumer and plumbing behavior through the use of energy efficient and water‐saving technologies. Green Plumbers Training is a subsidiary of The IAPMO Group. To learn more, visit www.greenplumberstraining.org.
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) coordinates the development and adaptation of plumbing, mechanical, swimming pool and solar energy codes to meet the specific needs of individual jurisdictions both in the United States and abroad. Additionally, the 86‐year‐old association provides education and personnel certification services on behalf of the industry.