Many manufacturers have developed their own programs in order to train and educate contractors and technicians on their products. And, within those programs, many manufacturers place a high priority on safety education.
The condensate drain system is a unique component in the air conditioning system. It is an interface between the air-handler drain pan and the building plumbing system, for which no entity accepts responsibility. There is no approved or laboratory-tested-and-listed drain system.
By expanding its offerings and locations, administrators at Blackhawk Technical College are hoping to increase the number of qualified technicians, as well. In August 2014, the college moved its two-year HVAC program, as well as other manufacturing programs, into a new 105,000-square-foot facility, which is situated away from the school’s central campus.
The DOE reports that predictive maintenance may reduce maintenance costs up to 30 percent, eliminate breakdowns 70-75 percent of the time, minimize downtime, and increase production. Yet, despite the clear benefits of predictive maintenance, only 12 percent of commercial buildings are using it.
The members of Service Roundtable and Service Nation Alliance gathered for meetings, networking, and the company’s “trade show within a trade show” at the Sept. 13-18 event, held within the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis.
Center will test and evaluate commercial building controls and HVAC system efficiency
December 11, 2015
In addition to supporting industry research across residential HVAC, supermarkets, commercial kitchens, and data centers, Emerson’s new 40,000-square-foot innovation center will itself be a lab for commercial building controls and HVAC technology.
The survey, which collected data from nearly 18,000 small business owners from around the U.S., compiled answers regarding a community’s overall business friendliness, regulatory environment, new-hire prospects, and more.