Partnering with Organizations
The U.S. National Park Service
The Propane Education & Research Council is proud to help organizations like the National Park Service (NPS) meet their sustainability goals. The NPS is providing valuable performance feedback on propane-powered equipment by utilizing equipment donations from PERC. This information will be used to further improve technology in the areas of commercial landscape, on road fleets, and power generation.
Learn more about PERC’s partnership with the NPS.
Fueling America’s National Parks
Clean, American-made propane is ideal for organizations focused on sustainability. So, PERC set up a partnership with the U.S. National Park Service to donate propane-powered equipment to parks that could use it. Watch the video below to hear how Blue Ridge Parkway, Yellowstone, and Mammoth Cave national parks have all made alternative fuels part of their operations, such as using propane for mowing, fueling tour buses, and backup power generation.
National Recreation & Parks Association
The NRPA is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation, and conservation. NRPA’s work draws national focus to the far-reaching impact of successes generated at the local level. Leveraging their role in conservation, PERC partners with the NRPA to share the environmental benefits of using propane to maintain parks and green spaces across the U.S., and to gain insights on trends in green space and park management.
Mowers on the Mall
The Council has also donated a fleet of propane-powered commercial mowers to America’s front lawn: the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C. Through the NPS project “Mowers on the Mall,” the donation helped spread awareness of propane, alternative fuel use, and the organization’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The American Institute of Architects
PERC is a firm believer in the AIA’s mission to affect positive change through the power of design. As advocates for the value of architecture, they give architects the resources they need to do their best work. Some of the resources include PERC’s PropaneTrainingAcademy.com courses, many of which are eligible for AIA continuing education credits.
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Propane can play a significant role in the remodeling of a home, so it made sense to partner with NARI, an organization of high-quality remodeling professionals. To assist these members, they serve as a medium for business development, a platform for advocacy, and the principal source for remodeling industry intelligence. NARI connects homeowners with its professional members and provides tips and tricks so that the consumer has a positive remodeling experience. PERC is proud that many of our PropaneTrainingAcademy.com courses are eligible for NARI continuing education credits.
National Association of Home Builders
NAHB strives to protect the American Dream of housing opportunities for all, while working to achieve professional success for its members who build communities, create jobs, and strengthen our economy. Each year, NAHB’s members construct about 80 percent of the new homes built in the United States, both single-family and multifamily, making them a key audience for PERC. We work with NAHB and local HBAs on outreach opportunities to speak with homebuilders and to learn more about this target audience. Many of PERC’s PropaneTrainingAcademy.com courses are eligible for NAHB continuing education credits.
U.S. Green Building Council
More and more often, people are demanding greener, more energy efficient homes and buildings, and propane is a crucial tool for construction professionals in this market. This is why we’re proud to work with the U.S. Green Building Council, a group committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED, the leading program for green buildings and communities worldwide. Many of our PropaneTrainingAcademy.com courses are eligible for USGBC continuing education credits. In addition, PERC works with the USGBC to learn more about regulations and to incorporate the propane message into green/sustainable building programs.
This unique networking organization supports leading regional builders and manufacturers. So that builders can thrive in today’s competitive environment, Builder Partnerships helps them establish strategic relationships and enhance their management practices through access to ReadyKnowledge. PERC works with Builder Partnerships to promote the propane message to their members and to gain insights into topics of consideration for builders.
NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents more than 2,050 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell, and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers, and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to NTEA. PERC works closely with NTEA throughout the year to ensure that our message of propane autogas resonates with this key audience. PERC is an annual sponsor of and speaker at the Green Truck Summit and an exhibitor at The Work Truck Show.
Advanced Clean Transportation Expo
PERC works closely with Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), and the ACT Expo to promote our message about propane autogas and how it can assist in reducing emissions. GNA and PERC have worked together on research and outreach to reach key audiences with relevant messaging.
National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium
NAFTC is the only nationwide training organization dedicated to promoting, supporting, and expanding the use of alternative fuel vehicles. Their mission, which aligns close with PERC’s, is to educate the nation about alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles through program management, curriculum development, training, and outreach activities, leading to the decrease in U.S. dependence on foreign oil and the improvement of air quality. To assist in these efforts, PERC partnered with NAFTC in the development of propane autogas training for vehicle technicians, which they are able to attend at no cost.
National Association of Pupil Transportation
The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) is the world’s premier market space for public and private student transportation service providers and the companies that provide valuable products and services to support safe school transportation. PERC works with NAPT to ensure that the association is aware of the safety and environmental benefits of propane buses and the positive effects they have on their members’ schools and communities. PERC encourages states and marketers to get involved with their local associations of pupil transportation to continue to encourage school transportation departments and private contractors to adopt propane.
DOE Clean Cities
As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office, Clean Cities coalitions work to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies. Nearly 100 local coalitions have saved more than 8.5 billion gallons of petroleum since their inception in 1993. PERC works closely with the Clean Cities organization to create an environment where fleet managers and other decision makers can learn more about the benefits of propane autogas. Together, they recently launched the Autogas Answers event series where PERC and the Clean Cities coalitions are showcasing the benefits of propane autogas and giving people the opportunity to drive propane autogas vehicles.
Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
Landscape contractors have begun to see cleaner, alternative fuels as a way to set themselves apart from their competition. This is why PERC works with the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute to promote the propane message to their members and to gain insights on trends for landscape contractors. This international trade association represents more than 100 power equipment, engine, and utility vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. OPEI is the advocacy voice of the industry, and a recognized Standards Development Organization for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Industrial Truck Association
For more than 60 years, the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) has been the leading organization of industrial truck manufacturers and suppliers of component parts and accessories that conduct business in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. PERC works closely with ITA throughout the year to ensure that its message resonates with and reaches this key audience. PERC is also proud to promote the ITA’s National Forklift Safety Day through outreach focused on propane-powered forklifts, and general forklift safety.
Industrial Truck Safety Foundation
Safety, at home and in the workplace, has been a constant message from PERC since our founding. PERC works with the ITSFA to help fund its safety foundation efforts that benefit those involved in material handling.
Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation
PERC works with the ITSDF to continually identify trends in the industry, as well as current, pending, and potential regulatory changes or standards that can be used for training outreach programs. PERC also engages with c-level product development and component manufacturers through the ITSDF.
Project EverGreen / GreenCare for Troops
Project EverGreen is a national non-profit committed to helping people work together to create healthy green spaces. It has a variety of well-known philanthropic programs, including its GreenCare for Community initiatives that revitalize parks and public green spaces. PERC has specifically been a proud sponsor of the organization’s GreenCare for Troops program, which mobilizes lawn and landscape services for military families across the United States.
To learn more about PERC’s partnerships with other organizations, please contact us.