NATE certification improves knowledge, training, and service in HVACR industry
January 20, 2017
At the 2016 Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) Annual Conference in Colorado Springs, NATE recognized nine HARDI member companies for their outstanding efforts to promote NATE technician certification in the HVACR industry.
Each year BACnet International hands out annual awards honoring members whose contributions to the BACnet community set them apart. This year, as the main sponsor, BACnet International will be bestowing awards upon its members as part of the ControlTrends awards ceremony.
Brown replaces decades-old training methodologies with modernized learning techniques
January 19, 2017
Currently, HVAC service technicians are educated and trained via in-person, instructional classrooms and work labs. Brown has invested significant resources in replicating the Chris Walters educational process for online delivery. A video production team has been working with Walters for the past four months, creating a variety of HVAC eLearning products including a full HVAC technician course that includes the simulation of the hands on experience of the lab and physical school itself.
Executive teams of the two companies will remain intact
January 19, 2017
Multistack LLC, a privately held Sparta, Wisconsin-based manufacturer of chiller systems and heat pumps, has acquired Desert Aire Corp., a Germantown, Wisconsin-based manufacturer of commercial and industrial humidity and climate control systems.
Securing a top 5 spot for at least 12 consecutive years
January 18, 2017
The Hill Group, a SMACNA Greater Chicago contractor, was recently named a 2016 Midwest Top 50 Specialty Contractor by the Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine’s Midwest edition. The firm claimed the No. 4 ranking this year, securing a top 5 spot for at least 12 consecutive years.
Ensuring effective education and troubleshooting services
January 18, 2017
In an effort to provide customers with high-quality training and support to efficiently and effectively manage their HVAC systems, LG Electronics USA has opened a new, 4,100-square-foot HVAC training academy in Orange County, California, with interactive courses on the latest LG technologies.
Refrigeration contractors, technicians, installers among key targets
January 17, 2017
Danfoss has launched a mobile training unit equipped with carbon dioxide (CO₂) solutions and interactive learning modules to help boost CO₂ refrigeration system competency among system builders, refrigeration contractors, service technicians, installers, and technical departments of food retailers.
On Jan. 6, the HVACR Industry Alliance sent a letter to Vice President-Elect, Mike Pence, outlining the industry's priorities and offering support to the incoming Trump administration in accomplishing the goals in the letter.
"ASHRAE-Classified Refrigerants to Meet Society’s Changing Needs” takes place Jan. 29
January 16, 2017
More than 160 refrigerants are maintained under ASHRAE’s refrigerant classification standard, and that list continues to grow as the industry’s need for new refrigerants increases. A review of the new classes of lower global-warming potential (GWP) refrigerants within the context of legacy refrigerants and the forces that drive the development of new refrigerants is the focus of a new educational course from ASHRAE Learning Institute.