WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — LG Air Conditioning Technologies USA has opened an HVAC Training Academy outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

The new facility underscores LG’s commitment to increasing the adoption of sustainable HVAC products across the residential and commercial sectors, the company said in a press release.

The newest of five LG Training Academies across the country, the Massachusetts facility will provide lectures and hands-on laboratory experiences led by seasoned LG instructors, the company said. This includes in-depth training on LG’s heat pump equipment, such as its inverter heat pump water heater and the R-32 monobloc air-to-water heat pump.

“Heat pump technology will be a key driver of building decarbonization, and contractor training is critical to making this market transformation a reality,” said Steve Scarbrough, senior vice president and general manager of LG Air Conditioning Technologies, LG Electronics USA. “It was important for our latest academy to be in Massachusetts to support the state’s new heat pump adoption goals and help homeowners and building managers reap the benefits of robust incentive programs like Mass Save, even during the hottest summers and coldest winters.”

The facility will serve as a hub for industry trade professionals across New England to learn about the latest HVAC technologies available, sharpen their installation and maintenance skills, and ultimately deliver better product recommendations and services to their customers, the company said. The facility is scheduled to host thousands of courses in its first year, guiding professionals through a spectrum of topics spanning both the residential and commercial sectors, including installation, software evaluation, and best practices for servicing LG products. The courses are designed to cover installation and service, with an emphasis on ducted and ductless, variable refrigerant flow (VRF), heat-pump water heaters, and control solutions.

The academy’s lab will feature a range of LG heat pump products, including the air-to-water heat pump, several Multi V commercial air- and water-cooled outdoor units, and a variety of indoor units, such as the High Temperature Hydro Kit; the Split Compact M3 dedicated outdoor air system, the multi-position vertical air-handling unit, and other Energy Star-certified systems. LG’s Energy Storage System equipment is also included in the curriculum.

Amenities at the facility include meeting rooms, a gym, a café, an auditorium, and a conference room.

LG’s newest HVAC Training Academy was officially unveiled May 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by dozens of local industry leaders and professionals. The new facility joins four other LG Training Academies, located in Texas, New Jersey, California, and Georgia.