Training & Education

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Home Services Provider Launches Partnership with Mike Rowe

Partnership Aims to Grow Awareness in HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical Skilled Trades

Direct Energy's brands, which have committed to donating $100,000 in scholarships to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation over the course of 12 months, will work alongside Rowe to promote the skilled trades industry and empower future and potential trade professionals.

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May 29, 2015: MCAA, MSCA Revise Model NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Program for Service

Program Outlines Electrical Safety Procedures for Those Working on HVAC Equipment Pushing 480 Volts or Less

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) have revised their Model NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Program for Service to make its contents consistent with recent revisions to the NFPA Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E - 2015).

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Training Track: May 25, 2015

The principles of pressure and temperature control systems, including on-off and modulating control loops, sensors, controllers, and safety considerations will be covered in this course. 

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The Vital Relationship Between Student, School

Contractors and Prospective Employees Need One Another to Succeed

In this article, I would like to keep the momentum going by tackling the critical issue of what steps trade schools should be taking to educate and train our industry’s future technicians and installers so they can hit the ground running as soon as they graduate. 

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HVAC Excellence Conference Educates the Educators

Industry Educators and Trainers Receive Valuable Lessons in Orlando

The conference featured a bevy of presentations, including award ceremonies, breakout lessons, general sessions, and a product exhibition with more than 70 showcasing companies. Educator credentialing exams were provided on-site as part of the conference, as was a class on programmatic accreditation.

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Training Track: May 11, 2015

The course will focus specifically on residential and light commercial building systems that use high-efficiency/low-emission wood gasification and pellet-fired boilers. It’s designed to be completed in one week, and provides seven American Institute of Architects (AIA) continuing education hours. 

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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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