SUWANEE, Ga. — Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS) has opened a new office and training center in New York City to train technicians on how to best install and maintain Mitsubishi Electric systems for optimal performance.
Located at 354 7th Avenue, Suite 702, in midtown Manhattan, the new office space, showroom, and training center occupies the seventh floor of a 26-story, 200,000-square-foot high-rise. The facility is steps from Pennsylvania Station and offers centralized, easy-to-access training for contractors, engineers, and architects based in the greater New York City area. Visitors to the space have the opportunity to see and touch an array of both indoor and outdoor units.
Equipment on display for training purposes includes:
- CITY MULTI N-Generation air-source outdoor unit
- CITY MULTI water-source condenser unit
- M-Series and P-Series for light commercial and residential applications
- Various styles of ductless indoor units including wall- and floor-mounted, as well as ceiling cassettes, and ducted options like multi-position and low-profile air handlers
- Linear Expansion Valve (LEV) kit
- Branch Circuit Controllers including the new Hybrid Branch Circuit Controller
“The location of this new training center means a lot to Manhattan-based professionals, who previously had to travel to the New York suburbs or Philadelphia to receive comprehensive training, even though most of their projects were in the city,” said Rich Rogers, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US business unit manager for metro New York and Long Island. “Now, they can come to our office with questions and get up close and personal with the equipment. They can see the units, open them up and really get to know the systems before working with them in the field.”
This is the 11th METUS training office in the U.S. and aims to educate one to two classes of approximately 10 students per week. The center plans to host 400-500 students in 2020.
The space displays METUS HVAC products for students’ benefit but also uses them for comfort. Four Mitsubishi Electric HVAC systems condition the office and training center, including a water-source unit and a prototype Hybrid VRF (HVRF) system.
In high-rises, where rooftop units would call for long refrigerant lines to reach buildings’ lower floors, and space is limited, it is common practice to install outdoor units within the interior of the floor(s) they are conditioning. The METUS New York office follows this practice, housing a CITY MULTI outdoor unit within a mechanical closet adjacent to an exterior wall and venting it to the outside.
“We’re incredibly happy with the new space,” said Rogers. “We previously occupied part of the fourth floor of the same building but needed room to grow and wanted to make the vision for a New York City training center a reality. When we moved, we were also able to apply our own systems to heat and cool the space, which ended up being a great opportunity to ‘test run’ the HVRF system.”
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