Training & Education

ACCA and RESNET Form Home-Performance Partnership

Agreement Will Connect HVAC Contractors with HERS Raters
August 12, 2013

The two sides signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on July 18 to promote home-performance contracting to customers, government entities, and EnergySmart Home Performance Teams. 

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The NEWS Hosts Refrigeration Webinar

Webinar Will Compare, Contrast Glycol and Direct Expansion Refrigeration Systems
August 12, 2013

The NEWS will host a free webinar, “Overcome the Barriers to Adoption of Secondary Glycol Refrigeration Systems,” at 1 p.m. ET on Aug. 27.

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Aug. 9, 2013: Gateway Technical College Opens Energy Systems Training Labs

Trane Is a Partner in the Development of the Labs
August 9, 2013
Gateway Technical College celebrated the opening of its new Energy Systems Training Labs. A special ceremony was held to honor Trane, a key partner in the development of the labs and the curriculum taught there.

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Aug. 6, 2013: Commercial Building Energy Audits Course Offered by ASHRAE

New Online Course Focuses on How to Conduct Proper Audits
August 6, 2013
A new course from ASHRAE, part of its ASHRAE Learning Institute fall online course series, offers guidance on best practices for conducting commercial building energy audits.

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Training Track: July 22, 2013

July 22, 2013

RotoMasters training gives today’s contractors a complete tool kit to properly inspect, diagnose, and advise consumers. 

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RESNET Offers NATE Certification

HVAC Performance Verification Certification Will be Available Soon
July 15, 2013

RESNET Home Energy Raters will soon have a new certification available from North American Technician Excellence (NATE).

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Employer Expectations Lead to Progressive HVAC Lesson Plans

Educators Adapt Courses to New Technologies, Regulations
July 8, 2013

HVACR equipment seems to be upgrading at an unprecedented pace. New regulations are reaching the industry quicker than ever, with more to come. New refrigerants are flooding the market, just in time to fill the gap left by the more familiar refrigerants that are on the brink of being phased out. And everybody seems to be talking green.

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NATE Appoints John Lanier as COO

Increasing Technician Certification, Consumer Awareness Top Goals for Lanier
July 1, 2013

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) recently announced the appointment of John Lanier as NATE’s new chief operating officer (COO). 

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ESCO Institute: System Performance Training Materials

July 1, 2013

The System Performance program was developed to aid technicians in understanding the proper techniques and procedures used to verify and optimize performance of HVAC systems. 

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SkillsUSA Medalist Advances to WorldSkills

Technician Represents US in Worldwide HVAC Competition
June 24, 2013

He earned his spot on the Skills-USA WorldTeam by earning the silver medal in the event at the SkillsUSA championships in June 2011, as a senior at Loarin County Joint Vocation School (JVS). A year earlier, Kuhn competed as a junior, winning the Ohio state competition in the HVACR category.

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2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.


Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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