New online courses for HVAC and plumbing system design

New online courses for HVAC and plumbing system design

Bell & Gossett (B&G) is expanding the reach of its industry-leading training with its Online Little Red Schoolhouse, an interactive series of free educational courses on hydronic system design. This marks the first time that the brand’s pump systems training and educational programming will be available to a global audience via the internet.

“Part of B&G’s legacy is to deliver the best hydronic system design training in the industry, regardless of product loyalty,” says Mark Handzel, Vice President of Product Regulatory Affairs and Director, HVAC & Commercial Buildings Business Unit Americas. “By adapting our proprietary Little Red Schoolhouse training and deep applications expertise to an online format, we are ensuring our systems solutions approach for HVAC and plumbing applications is accessible to all.”

For 60 years, the B&G Little Red Schoolhouse, a state-of-the-art facility in Morton Grove, Illinois, has trained more than 60,000 engineers, contractors and installers on the proper design, installation and maintenance of hydronic systems, as well as the latest technologies and regulations that affect the industry. In 2013, the Little Red Schoolhouse expanded further when B&G opened a location in Nanjing, China.

Online Little Red Schoolhouse launches two courses

A complement to the hands-on experience the B&G Little Red Schoolhouse in Illinois or China provides, the Online Little Red Schoolhouse will launch with two multi-session courses – a 12-module course on centrifugal pump basics, pump curves, pump selection and parallel and series pumping, and a five-module piping systems course outlining multiple pipe configurations used with pumping systems. 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.

“B&G is committed to setting the industry standard for continuing education,” said Larry Konopacz, Training and Education Manager, Little Red Schoolhouse. “Our expanded offering enables us to interact with a new generation of engineers in a way professionals increasingly want to learn, whether it’s to strengthen existing knowledge, develop future engineers, or share cutting-edge technologies.”

The online courses offer solid foundational learning in hydronic system design and are intended to complement the more in-depth hands-on experience offered at the Little Red Schoolhouse facilities. The courses are free to engineers, designers, contractors, building operators and students, and qualify for continuing education unit credits.

To learn more about the Online Little Red Schoolhouse, review the schedule or sign up for a course, please visit

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by Simon