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 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.