Training & Education

Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse®

We are known throughout the hydronic heating business as the industry’s educator. Our Little Red Schoolhouse, a completely equipped learning center, has trained more than 55,000 engineers, contractors and installers in the proper design, installation and maintenance of hydronic and steam systems.

Opened in 1954, the Little Red Schoolhouse offers seminars covering a wide range of topics tailored to different occupations in the industry. Attendance is by select invitation only. Graduates of the Little Red Schoolhouse can be found in every state of the U.S., as well as Europe, Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Australia.

IACET Authorized Provider

Xylem’s Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. In obtaining this approval, Xylem’s Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized Provider accreditation status, Xylem’s Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

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Xylem’s Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse has been approved by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) as a provider of continuing eduction for LEED professionals.  The Schoolhouse’s Large Chilled Water Design Seminar and Modern Hydronic System Design Basic Seminar are the first such courses to be approved by GBCI to provide credit toward the credential maintenance requirements of the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP certifications. The content provided in the seminars meets GBCI’s goals of facilitating access to high-quality professional development for those in the green building industry.  The courses focus on the application of pumps and related products to enable water and energy conservation, and improve building system efficiency.  Seminar reservations must be made through a Bell & Gossett representative.


Announcing! – The Bell & Gossett Online Little Red Schoolhouse

Bell & Gossett is excited to expand the reach of its industry-leading training with its Online Little Red Schoolhouse. With this new initiative, the iconic brand’s pump systems training and educational programming will be available to a global audience via the Internet.

The program will begin with introductory courses on centrifugal pump fundamentals and piping systems. The centrifugal pump fundamentals course will include a comprehensive introduction to centrifugal pumps, their construction and operation; pump curves; NPSH; pump types and pump selection; as well as parallel and series pumping. The second course on piping systems will provide an overview of some of the most popular piping systems used in buildings today, including one-pipe, one-pipe monoflo, two-pipe, primary-secondary and variable primary flow.

These courses are intended to complement the more in-depth, hands-on experience our students get through in-person courses at our B&G Little Red Schoolhouse locations in Morton Grove, Illinois, and Nanjing, China.

The courses are free to engineers, designers, contractors, building operators and students, and qualify for continuing education unit credits. More courses will be added throughout the year and beyond, serving as the premier destination for virtual HVAC and plumbing system design training in the commercial building segment.

The online curriculum is now available. Click here to register.


 

2015 Seminar Schedule

Seminar Title Dates
Design & Application of Water Based HVAC Systems Seminar*  Feb 2-4
Modern Hydronic Heating Systems – Basic Seminar*  Feb 9-11
Modern Hydronic Heating Systems – Advanced Seminar*  Feb 23-25
Plumbing Systems Design Seminar  Mar 2-4
Design & Application of Water Based HVAC Systems Seminar*  Mar 23-25
Large Chilled Water System Design Seminar*  Mar 30 – Apr 1
Steam System Design & Application Seminar  Apr 13-15

 

* Seminar approved by GBCI to provide credit toward the credential maintenance requirements of the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP certifications.

How to Enroll

To attend seminars, please contact the local representative in your area. They will have the scheduled dates for all seminars and will make all the arrangements for you. As a continuing service to the HVAC industry, these seminars are offered free of charge.

As an IACET Authorized Provider, Xylem’s Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

We will continue to partner with the Chicago Northshore Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center located at 9599 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, Illinois 60077-1314. The Doubletree is part of the Hilton family and the hotel area has many food and entertainment options for our students. The room rate is $105 + tax for one or two guests. For additional information about the hotel check out their website at www.chicagonorthshore.doubletree.com