These days it is very important to conserve resources and as a result, money, especially in the business sector. Painted as the “bad guys” for years in terms of pollution and economic waste, business owners everywhere are now working hard to reverse that trend and thankfully the technology employed by commercial and industrial plumbing service contractors are helping them make that switch a lot easier to deal with. Ongoing education is the key to success, and this profession is quickly becoming a popular new employment field as a result.
Educational Trends in Green Technology
The goal of the new frontier in commercial and industrial plumbing education is to teach existing contractors and new students every way possible to comply with the government’s goals of water conservation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Once their education is completed, not only will students know how to use the new technology efficiently, they will also be able to teach their customers how they can actively employ that technology to meet their own conservation goals, as well as how it will save their businesses money in today’s economy.
This education goes way beyond just basic Seattle Plumber plumbing services or the latest in plumbing and supplies. It includes indoctrination in the fields of conservation, solar energies, recycling, alternative heating and cooling systems, and the impact all of it has on the environment, especially climate impact. Consumer reports have shown that most companies are willing to pay for the best in conservation services and plumbers everywhere are taking advantage of that trend to introduce the best technology has to offer, from leak detection to upgrading their septic system to recycle waste water. Because of this new attitude, green plumbing is now one of the fastest growing employment sectors in the world, even to the point of garnering government scholarships to complete that training.
Examples of the Latest Technology
When anyone thinks of services that a plumbing contractor can provide, the first area they think of is the restroom, the area that also accounts for the biggest investment in equipment than any other area of a single business location. Just a few examples of this new green technology that is purchased on a daily basis for use today include toilets, faucets and urinals that come ready to install, and register high on the water conservation scale.
Less than a decade ago, the majority of toilets in use in a commercial and industrial plumbing installment required at least three gallons or more of water to be used in a single flush. Today, low flow toilets that only require slightly more than half a gallon per flush are popping up everywhere. The impact on water conservation is impressive, but then so is the impact on the monthly water bill. The same can be said for the newest innovation in urinals, which are now completely waterless, thanks to drain cleaning by cartridges that flush out waste liquids and traps resident odors.
In a world where communicable diseases are becoming increasingly difficult to deal with, the best boon of all has been the sensor operated faucets, that not only save water by dispensing only when triggered, they also reduce the spread of germs by not requiring a human touch to operate. Going green is not only the popular thing to do; it is also the most intelligent thing to do today.