Training & Education

Aug. 21, 2014: New Course on Demand Response Part of ASHRAE’s Fall Online Series

Peak Demand Management and Response Are Becoming More Important
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A new ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) course, Building Demand Response and the Coming Smart Grid, addresses new technologies and design concepts to help lead the way to how buildings and their systems will interact with the coming smart grid. The course is part of the ALI fall online series.


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Training Track: Aug. 18, 2014

Accounting, Office Management & Quickbooks Training
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This new workshop combines two of Business Development Resources’ (BDR) most popular courses, Accounting and QuickBooks, into one three-day session.


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Aug. 15, 2014: UA, College Sign 15-Year Contract Extension for Instructor Training Program

Training Program Is Also Celebrating Its 25th Anniversary on WCC Campus
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The United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Welders and HVAC Technicians (UA) and Washtenaw Community College (WCC) announced the signing of a 15-year contract extension for UA’s Instructor Training Program (ITP) during a ceremony on the WCC campus.


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Aug. 13, 2014: MCAA Releases Electric Arc Welding Safety Video

Training Video Illustrates the Importance of Following Safe Work Practices
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The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) has released “Avoid the Path: Electric Arc Welding Safety,” a new video that educates workers on safe work practices to help prevent electric shock, burns, eye injuries, respiratory and other health problems, and jobsite fires.


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Aug. 11, 2014: NEBB Announces Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing Review Seminar

The Course Will Review HVAC Principles Involved with TAB Work
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The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) announced that it is holding a Testing, Adjusting and Balancing (TAB) Certified Professional Review Seminar on Oct. 1-3, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia.


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SkillsUSA Contest Awards HVACR Students

National Leadership and Skills Conference Prepares the Professionals of Tomorrow
By Peter Powell
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Under the eye of scoring judges, contestants brazed, executed air conditioning troubleshooting techniques, demonstrated refrigerant recovery and recycling skills, performed refrigeration maintenance, evaluated airflow, serviced a gas furnace, and were tested on geothermal equipment.


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Emerson Develops HVAC Innovation Center

Facility Expected to be Completed by End of 2015
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The center will foster an ambitious, collaborative approach to conducting innovation, research, and training to create new technologies that address HVACR industry challenges.


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IFC Introduces Online Training Course

Program Provides Third-party Inspectors with High Training, Competency
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The IFC created the program in response to what it recognizes as a lack of in-depth programming. 


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Female Tech Flourishes at Air Serv of Omaha

Lawrence Excels in Customer Service, Training HVAC Technicians
By Matt Bishop
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In her five years at Air Serv of Omaha, Lawrence has risen to become the company’s lead technician and training coordinator.


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Aug. 6, 2014: ASHI, NAR, and USGBC Recognize BPI’s Certificate for Continuing Education

Building Science Helps in Understanding Relationship Between Building Envelope, HVAC, Other Systems of the Home
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Three leading organizations representing the home inspection, real estate, and green building industries have approved the Building Performance Institute’s (BPI’s) Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge for the continuing education of their members.


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NEWSMakers: Rajan Rajendran

Rajan Rajendran, newly appointed director of the Emerson Innovation Center, talks about the new $35 million facility and how it will function on the University of Dayton campus. Posted on Aug. 29.

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