CIPHE Green Plumb Scheme

Founded in 1906, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is the professional body for the UK plumbing and heating industry.

The CIPHE has a membership of around 12,000 made up of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds such as consultants, specifiers, designers, public heath engineers, lecturers, training centres, trainees and practitioners. CIPHE has introduced the GreenPlumb scheme which will make it easier for consumers to pick a professional when considering integrating renewable/sustainable technologies and solutions with their homes.

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Under the GreenPlumb scheme, members of CIPHE that have embraced these technologies and committed to training and Continuing Professional Development, will be equipped with the tools to deliver a green service, with the ability to advise members of the public with regards to the integration of green solutions, and their ongoing maintenance.

GreenPlumb is not just a membership scheme and a brand, but also an ongoing 'green' campaign committed to meeting the governments carbon reduction commitments, but primarily to protect consumers against non-professional installers with inadequate knowledge and understanding of sustainable / green technologies.


Green Plumbers will have the following qualifications

Corporate membership of the CIPHE at MCIPHE or FCIPHE level who has undertaken the following:

  • Energy Efficiency Certificate

  • Water Regulations Certificate


Plumbers will also have attended these accredited courses:

  • Solar Thermal

  • Ground Source Heat Pumps

  • Air Source Heat Pumps

  • Grey Water Harvesting / Recycling

  • Rain Water Harvesting / Recycling

  • Biomass

  • Water Efficiency