MORTON GROVE, Illinois, February 13, 2013 ‘ Xylem Inc., announced the Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse, a leader in systems application education for the HVAC and plumbing industries, has received LEED certification for another one of its industry-renowned courses.
The Schoolhouse’s Design & Application of Water Based HVAC Systems course has been approved by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) to provide credit toward the credential maintenance requirements of LEED certifications. The course content meets GBCI’s requirements for advanced professional development for those in the HVAC industry.
The Design & Application of Water Based HVAC Systems course focuses on teaching the methods of designing commercial hydronic heating and chilled water cooling systems that result in an optimized building comfort system. Students learn and apply design methodologies, system design tools, and various system applications that will improve the overall system design and increase energy efficiency.
As a certified provider of continuing education for LEED professionals, the Little Red Schoolhouse now offers three courses that provide credit toward the credential maintenance requirements of the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP certifications. The other courses are Large Chilled Water System Design and Modern Hydronic Heating Systems ‘ Basic.
For nearly 70 years, Bell & Gossett has led the industry in providing high-quality continuing education programs focusing on HVAC and plumbing. Since 1954, more than 55,000 engineers, contractors and installers have been trained in the Little Red Schoolhouse’s fully equipped learning center in the Chicago suburb of Morton Grove, while another 150,000-plus professionals have received training through B&G’s ‘traveling classroom’ program. Graduates of the Little Red Schoolhouse can be found in every state in the U.S. as well as Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.
‘We’re delighted to enhance our leadership in industry training by offering the ability to earn LEED continuing education credits through our Design & Application of Water Based HVAC Systems course,’ said Mark Handzel, director of building services marketing, Xylem Inc., Applied Water Systems. ‘One of the primary reasons the Little Red Schoolhouse is the industry leader in training is that we continually offer opportunities for HVAC professionals to strengthen their expertise in applications and system solutions.”
For complete descriptions and enrollment information for the Little Red Schoolhouse educational courses, visit www.bitly/LRSHeducation. Course reservations must be made through a Bell & Gossett representative.
About Xylem Applied Water Systems
Xylem Applied Water Systems (AWS) comprises global brands that work together and deliver premium products, comprehensive solutions and unmatched application expertise to meet the demanding needs of growing populations, communities and industries. The range of energy-efficient pumps, boosters, drives, valves, controllers and water systems support numerous applications in building services, general industrial, food and beverage, marine and agricultural markets around the world. For more information on AWS and its leading brands visit www.xylemappliedwater.com.
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees worldwide.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all — that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xyleminc.com.