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HVAC INDUSTRY NEWS
HVAC Excellence Conference Aims to Reduce the Energy Impact of HVAC Equipment.
 
While the Presidential candidates look for ways to ignite the American economy, they need to look no further than the HVACR industry.

Estimates show that improperly installed HVAC equipment costs the American public $750,000,000,000.00 per year in the form of higher utility bills.

How many jobs could be created by fixing this problem and putting three quarters of a trillion dollars back into the American economy annually?

HVAC Excellence knows the energy efficiency of heating and cooling equipment can be maximized through proper education. However the quality of education a technician receives is only as good as the teachers leading their programs.

In order for HVACR educators to keep current on technological changes, code changes and better teaching techniques, HVAC Excellence created the National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference. The 2013 HVAC Excellence National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference will focus on reducing the energy impact of HVAC equipment with educational sessions for instructors and trainers such as:

Energy Auditing - This 10 hour session will provide attendees a greater understanding of building science and its correlation to energy auditing. Topics covered will include UA Delta T, blower doors, duct blaster and combustion analysis. Attendees will participate in an exercise to walk them through a complete energy audit, establish the cost and feasibility of energy conservation measures, produce a savings to investment ratio and return on investment figures.

Duct and Building Envelope Tightness Testing for Code Compliance - States and local authorities are rapidly adopting and enforcing Residential Energy Conservation Codes that require performance testing of conditioned air distribution systems. Duct systems must be verified for air tightness by means of calibrated testing equipment. Students exiting HVAC training programs will benefit greatly by understanding these codes, duct testing requirements, equipment and procedures. Topics addressed are: duct leakage rates as described in IECC 2009, typical testing requirements, testing procedures, code required documentation, and building envelope tightness testing.


Solar Thermal Training - This session will address an outline of training programs to add high demand solar thermal skill sets to existing HVACR programs putting students in a unique position to enter fast growing careers. Providing attendees with the unique training criteria, the operational steps needed to launch a solar thermal education program and the support services available to integrate a solar thermal program into existing HVACR training program.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics currently projects that 65.6% of HVACR service personnel in the industry in the year 2020 will be people that are not in the industry today. The HVACR industry's future success is dependent upon the quality of education we provide the next generation of HVACR service technicians.

The 2013 HVACE Excellence conference will be held March 17-20, 2013 at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The conference will feature nearly fort sessions and nearly eighty exhibitors. A complete list of all sessions, the schedule, a list of exhibitors can be found by visiting http://www.hvacexcellence.org

The $199.00 registration fee includes: plated breakfast and lunch on March 18th and 19th, kickoff event with open bar, admission to all sessions, admission to all exhibits and much more.

Rooms are available for $55.00 per night, for the nights of the conference, this pricing is available until February 12th or the block sells out. The South Point also offers free shuttle service to and from McCarran Airport; you need only to call and schedule your shuttle service at least 24 hours in advance.

The conference is open to anyone interested in learning about new technology's. For additional information, visit www.hvacexcellence.org or call 1-800-394-5268.

The 2013 HVAC Excellence National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference is sponsored by: ESCO Institute, Green Mechanical Council, Hampden Engineering, Delmar Cengage Learning, Coscia Communications, Uniweld, the United Association, Fieldpiece Instruments, NITC, Appion Inc, Honeywell and HVAC Investigators.
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