Training & Education

The Vital Relationship Between Student, School

Contractors and Prospective Employees Need One Another to Succeed

In this article, I would like to keep the momentum going by tackling the critical issue of what steps trade schools should be taking to educate and train our industry’s future technicians and installers so they can hit the ground running as soon as they graduate. 


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HVAC Excellence Conference Educates the Educators

Industry Educators and Trainers Receive Valuable Lessons in Orlando

The conference featured a bevy of presentations, including award ceremonies, breakout lessons, general sessions, and a product exhibition with more than 70 showcasing companies. Educator credentialing exams were provided on-site as part of the conference, as was a class on programmatic accreditation.


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Training Track: May 11, 2015

The course will focus specifically on residential and light commercial building systems that use high-efficiency/low-emission wood gasification and pellet-fired boilers. It’s designed to be completed in one week, and provides seven American Institute of Architects (AIA) continuing education hours. 


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Ductless Demands Proper Training

Manufacturers and Contractors Take Advantage of Online Tools, Resources

While new HVAC technologies offer a wealth of contracting opportunities, technicians are challenged to learn new terminologies, methodologies, design techniques, installation best practices, and service and maintenance skills before presenting the equipment in the field.


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BPI Credential Approved by DOE

To offer DOE’s Home Energy Score to homeowners, assessors must work directly with a Home Energy Score Partner and hold at least one minimum accepted credential, including BPI’s BSP certificate, Building Analyst, Envelope Professional, Home Energy Professional (HEP) Energy Auditor, and/or HEP Quality Control Inspector certifications.


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Training Track: April 27, 2015

This course explores how to obtain significant energy savings and obtain USGBC LEED credits by following the new, more stringent requirements of Standard 90.1-2013 and Appendix G rules and procedures. 


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2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.

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NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

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