FOR THE BUILDER
If you’re looking for a reliable way to power a more comfortable home, Propane Can Do That. Homeowners across the country and Texas trust propane for more than just grilling. They use it for cooking, heating, water heating, clothes drying, fireplaces, and outdoor amenities.
Better than electric for you and your homeowners
When natural gas isn’t an option for a new home, going all-electric is the obvious choice, right? Think again. You’re about to discover that for a home’s most energy‑intensive applications, propane is the smarter choice for your customers, and much better for your bottom line.
The energy upgrade that pays
By including propane appliances in the homes you build, you’re giving your customers a whole‑home energy upgrade compared with electric appliances.
Not only that, propane delivers that level of performance and comfort that home buyers will pay a premium to enjoy. In other words, building with propane is an easy way to set your homes above the competition, get more out of every home you build, and keep your business growing.
The Propane Construction Incentive Program, sponsored by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC),
Propane vs. Electric
PROPANE WORKS HARDER
Because it’s stored onsite, propane is there even when the electricity goes out. Plus, propane can meet all of a home’s major energy needs, inside and out.
PROPANE MEANS COMFORT
Homeowners want a place they can relax and truly feel at home. From more comfortable home heating to better home cooked meals, propane delivers.
PROPANE SAVES MONEY
Propane is so affordable, and propane appliances are so efficient that homeowners can save hundreds of dollars in annual energy costs.
PROPANE IS SUSTAINABLE
Much of America’s electricity is produced by coal-burning power plants. Plus, it takes 2.52 units of electricity to produce and deliver one unit of energy to a home, versus just 1.01 for propane. For sustainability, propane wins hands down.
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TOOLS & RESOURCES
PROPANE BUILDER TRAINING ACADEMY
Propane Training Academy was developed and is administered by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) a continuing education and professional training provider specializing in propane training and education for the construction industry. While the Propane Training Academy does not offer degrees, we do send course completion information to association partners.
The courses are offered in on-demand webinar format. Courses and exams are 100% free.
Certifications - courses are also grouped by the national associations which have approved the continuing education programs that fulfill their membership or certification requirements.
You can browse courses approved by the AIA, NAHB, NARI, and the USGBC. You must self-report except for with AIA.