EGIA works closely with utility companies and the government on their energy-efficiency and renewable energy programs and manages one of the largest energy-efficiency financing programs in the country. In fact, EGIA has facilitated the financing of more than 200,000 residential and business projects valued in excess of $2.5 billion and administered over $750 million in rebate payments.
10 Courses to be offered at 2017 annual conference
May 22, 2017
The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) has announced the 10 courses that will be offered during ASHRAE’s 2017 Annual Conference in Long Beach, California. The headlining topic is “Complying with Standard 90.1-2016: HVAC/Mechanical,” which will be held on Tuesday, June 27. This is the first time this specific course has been made available at an ASHRAE conference.
Service Leadership, formerly the Service Managers Forum, has been one of ACCA's most popular meetings for the past decade and is returning with a new lineup of learning labs to help veteran and aspiring service leaders reach new levels of success. ACCA worked with service professionals from top contracting companies around the country to create a lineup featuring learning labs that cover topics that service managers in any field service — HVAC, plumbing, and electrical — need to know about to be successful.
Is it time to remake the image of the refrigeration technician? Could a new title for the role help the hardest-working men and women in the HVACR industry get more of the respect they so richly deserve? And, more importantly, could a new image help attract more young people to our industry? If so, maybe it’s time to introduce the newest member of the HVACR industry: the thermodynamic energy specialist.
The unit will be constantly updated to reflect these changes
May 1, 2017
As the applications for CO2 refrigeration systems expand, there is a need to increase competences around its use in the industry. To help address this growing need, Danfoss has developed the Mobile CO2 Training Unit. The Danfoss Mobile Training Unit is packed with CO2 solutions and interactive learning modules, and it will be making stops in the Pacific and Mountain regions as it travels the U.S. to support the industry.
I recently attended ACCA’s IE3 Indoor Environment and Energy Expo in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee. During the varying roundtable sessions, one very important issue stood out — recruiting new technicians. Those in attendance discussed a lot of different recruiting methods. I eagerly listened as contractors spilled their secrets.
Nearly 300 Nexstar Network members recently gathered in Houston to refine their leadership skills and pay tribute to the great industry leaders that came before during the organization’s annual spring meeting. Nexstar’s Leadership Spotlight 2017: On the Shoulders of Giants featured keynote speakers who focused on personal and professional executive management topics.
Service managers are some of the busiest people that I encounter as I visit companies, and sometimes, despite their best intentions, all the time and effort they put in every week doesn’t translate to the results they’re looking for. Does that sound familiar to you? If so, let’s explore how this situation may have been created and what you can do to refocus your manager’s efforts.
PHCC events educate contractors on the newest trends
April 19, 2017
On the heels of three unique events this winter, specialized member segments of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) are tackling their business challenges, equipped with new tools and strategies, to help them run their companies more effectively.
Follow the journey of three students as they pursue an education in HVAC
April 18, 2017
There are many advantages to getting a technical education in the HVAC industry — students learn the science behind heating and cooling systems, how to troubleshoot and correct problems, and what to expect on the job site, among other critical lessons. Earning that degree or certification can help those pursuing a career in the HVAC trades stand out from the rest, but educational costs can quickly add up.
This webinar will discuss quick, easy, effective ways to begin improving your current HVAC training program, as well as how to implement training that instantly improves customer service across your organization.