Greenpainters have developed a course in sustainable painting practices, which is currently going through the final stages of accreditation. The course is funded by Sustainability Victoria and they are also consulting key industry organisations including GECA, the GBCA, Ecospecifier and MPAV. According to Greenpainters, this initiative will help to clean up the painting industry in Australia, leading to better and healthier environments to work, live and play, as well as improve working conditions for tradesmen.
The short course will cover topics such as Green Building Council requirements, EPA compliance, Ecolabels, low-voc paint technology, natural paints, heat-reflective coatings and paint waste management. The pilot course will be run in Melbourne at Holmesglen TAFE. Greenpainters invite registrations from painting contractors who are interested to become qualified leaders in the green building industry, to improve their environmental management and to become Certified Greenpainters.