Thirty-nine teams representing 10 countries entered the events
December 2, 2015
Heat was the focus of two ASHRAE student competitions. The 2015 Design Competition focused on a three-story classroom and office building in Doha, Qatar, while for the Applied Engineering Challenge, students were required to design a collapsible portable conditioned shelter for treatment of heat illness victims.
Company is recognized for outreach to HVACR technical schools
November 30, 2015
Danfoss has been recognized by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) for making the most visits to technical schools across the country during 2015. Throughout the year, Danfoss made 83 visits to schools across the United States — more than any other AHRI member company.
ASHRAE Learning Institute is offering professional development seminars and short courses
November 24, 2015
Guidance on how to reduce the risk of Legionnaires’ disease via a recently published ASHRAE standard will be shared in a new course at the 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference. The course is one of 20 being presented at the conference and the 2016 AHR Expo.
Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) recently opened the doors to a 12,600-square-foot training facility devoted to increasing the industry’s awareness of VRF technology, equipment, and operation. The center, which officially opened in July, boasts a hands-on lab, two 25-person-capacity classrooms, audio/video conferencing capabilities, and a full curriculum to help HVAC contractors and sales professionals deliver quality VRF solutions.
Series includes both contractor and homeowner focused podcasts
November 13, 2015
Emerson Climate Technologies announced it has launched a new podcast series titled HVAC On-Air. The podcasts feature discussions of industry issues with key contractors and include a set of homeowner-focused podcasts that contractors can use as a resource with customers.
Designed to improve close rates of call handlers for HVAC, plumbing, and electrical contractors
November 9, 2015
Power Selling Pros, a leading customer service and call handling training company, has developed a new customer service representative (CSR) certification program to help home service businesses deliver a consistent, positive customer service experience.
Reports detail critical need for mechanics and installers nationwide
November 2, 2015
HVACR employers are having a difficult time filling positions, especially for refrigeration and HVAC technicians, which take 44 and 36 days longer, respectively, than the national average of 29 days for similar positions.
The Employment Ready Certification program is a series of discipline-specific examinations that have been used for more than a decade by educational programs to prove entry-level technicians possess the core knowledge of HVACR system theory, function, application, components, and troubleshooting ability that is required for success when entering the workforce.