"When the well is dry, we know the worth of water." Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac, 1746

"We have to hit efficiency harder than ever. We need another thirty to fifty years to solve the supply problems...but on the demand side, we can get way down the field right now." Mike Davis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Scientist, from Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman

Workshops, Presentations & Webinars

How to Perform a Commercial Water Audit Workshop (4 Hours)

  • Water and Wastewater Utility Rates, Trends and Impacts
  • What is a Water Audit
  • Preparing for a Water Audit
  • Collecting General Client Information
  • Building Survey Water Audit Templates
    • Plumbing Equipment
    • HVAC Equipment
    • Process Equipment
    • Landscaping
    • Site Specific Alternatives (Rainwater, Greywater, Green Cleaning, Etc.)
  • Finding and Calculating Rebates
  • Calculating Installation/Implementation Payback Periods
  • Separating Options into Immediate, Short-Term and Long-Term Building Opportunities for Owner Review
  • Water Audit Written Report Template
  • Four (4) In-Class Water Audit Example Exercises (Taking Mock Building Survey Water Audits through Calculations and Payback Worksheets)
  • All attendees are given an electronic copy of the following materials upon course completion:
    • Water Audit Report letter template
    • Excel Payback calculator
    • Plumbing Audit Workbook, includes:
      • Plumbing Audit Tick Sheets
      • Plumbing Audit Products
      • Map Testing Reports
  • $100/person (10 person or $1k minimum) plus expenses, by appointment (Monday-Saturday)
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30-90 Minute Seminars/Webinars

  • The Original Green: Saving Money Saving Water
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  • The Cost of Capacity (Comparing the Costs of Creating, Conserving and Treating a Gallon of Water per Day)
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  • GreenPlumbersUSA: Tips and Guidelines from GreenPlumbersUSA's 5 Core Seminars (Climate Care, Caring For Our Water, Solar Hot Water, Water Efficient Technology, and Inspection Report Services)
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  • 20 Ways to Reduce your Building’s Water Footprint
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  • Selling Commercial Water Conservation Work: Case Studies
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  • How to Calculate Return on Investments (ROI's) for Water Conservation Fixtures, Equipment & Systems
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  • Lessons Learned: Top Mistakes to Avoid When Improving Your Building's Water Efficiency
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  • Fee negotiable
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As a Nationally Accredited GreenPlumbersUSA Instructor, the following courses are offered through IAMPO Please contact IAMPO (International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials) at 1.909.472.4100

Climate Care (8 hours)

  • Comprehensive instruction on Climate Care including gas emissions in home and business.
  • Topics covered include:
    • Hot Water Heating
    • Energy Consumption
    • Heating Appliances
    • Cooling Appliances

Caring for Our Water (8 hours)

  • 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

Solar Hot Water (8 hours)

  • New Solar Hot Water technologies instruction including:
    • Solar Hot Water Technology
    • Rebate Information
    • Retrofit sizing and installation
    • New Technology

Water Efficient Technology (8 hours)

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

Inspection Report Services (4 hours)

  • 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 Improvement


Instructor’s Profile:

Troy Aichele, LEED AP (O+M), Accredited GreenPlumbersUSA Trainer, has a B.S. degree in Construction Management from the University of Washington, an A.A.S. degree in HVAC and Refrigeration Design and has worked in every facet as a Plumbing Contractor in the Pacific Northwest over the last 20 years, specializing in Health Care and Water Conservation. Troy is a member of the MCAA’s (Mechanical Contractors Association of America) Green Coordinating Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Career Development Commitee and speaks and performs workshops nationally on Mechanical, Plumbing and Water Conservation. Troy was also awarded the 2010 Mechanical Contractors of Western Washington (MCAWW) Instructor of the Year.

Presentation Experience:

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington Council, Architecture for Health Panel
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA) California-Nevada Chapter
  • Burlington, Washington Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (JATC)
  • California Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association (CPMCA)
  • CDI Engineers
  • International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
  • Forester University
  • Green Guide for Healthcare
  • GreenPlumbersUSA
  • Lacey, Washington Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (JATC)
  • LOTT (Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Thurston County) Alliance
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago (MCA)
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of New England
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington (MCAWW)
  • Mechanical Service Contractors Association (MSCA)
  • Metropolitan Washington D.C. Plumbing Contractors of America (PCA)
  • Mazzetti Nash, Lipsy Burch Engineers
  • Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E)
  • Plumbing Contractors of America (PCA)
  • Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors Authority of Northern Illinois (PAMCANI)
  • Portland Community College
  • Practice Green Health
  • Providence Regional Environmental Stewardship Council
  • Seattle, Washington Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (JATC)
  • Toastmasters
  • United Association (UA) of Plumbers and Pipefitters (Locals 5, 26, 32, 130)
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State Society of Healthcare Engineers (WSSHE)
  • Water Purveyors of Kitsap County
  • World Plumbing Council

Conference Presentations:

  • 2009 Facility Decisions Conference and Expo (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • 2009 Washington State Society of Healthcare Engineers (WSSHE) Annual Conference (Yakima, Washington)
  • 2010 ACE 10 - American Water Works Association (AWWA) National Conference (Chicago, Illinois)
  • 2010 California-Nevada American Water Works Association (AWWA) Spring Conference (Hollywood, CA)
  • 2010 IAMPO/WPC (International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials/World Plumbing Council) Emerging Technology Symposium (Ontario, California)
  • 2010 Mechanical Service Contractors Association (MSCA) National Conference (Scottsdale, Arizona)
  • 2010 WaterSmart Innovations Conference (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • 2012 Mechanical Service Contractors Association (MSCA) National Conference (Carlsbad, California)




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