It's Big, It's Green, & It's Going to the National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference
The Green Jobs Act of 2007 authorizes funding up to $125 million annually for job training in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.Billions in American Recovery and Re-Investment Act funding is tied to projects that use renewable and sustainable technologies. The future is here, the future is now, and the future is Green.
An HVACR program becomes eligible to apply for grants, after they have incorporated green training into their curriculum. Green is more than just a buzz word or renaming a current class. Green is a way of life through sustainability, renewable energies and energy efficiency.
HVAC Excellence is please to announce that the Green and Sustainable Technologies Mobile Classroom will be heading to the 2010 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference.
The Green and Sustainable Technologies Mobile Classroom is the ultimate educational tool for going green. The mobile classroom will allow attendees to see at first hand the many ways in which a building can become more energy efficient, use fewer natural resources and have minimal impact on the environment.
The on-board technologies feature innovative mechanical systems that are designed to enhance a building's energy efficiency while decreasing reliance on nonrenewable resources. Trainers and simulators found inside the Mobile Classroom include:
• solar heating system
• geothermal system
• fuel cell technologies
• wind power generation
• solar photovoltaic system
• grey water toilet flushing system
• anaerobic treatment process
• gas fired warm air heating
Mr. Steven H. Allen, LEED AP, Vice-Chair of the Green Mechanical Council and Director of the Sustainable Technologies Department of the United Association (UA) will conduct the training onboard the Green and Sustainable Technologies Mobile Classroom. The UA serves as the training arm for: Johnson Controls, Carrier, York, Trane, Siemens, EMCOR and over 3,000 prominent employers in North America.
HVAC training needs to be redesigned to address the baseline knowledge of the persons entering our industry to work on the current Green technologies. Technicians need to understand concepts and terminology related to green mechanical systems. Service persons must be trained in Green Awareness before moving on to advanced architectural and engineering concepts addressed by the USGBC LEED building rating program.
The current tally of 8.5 million U.S. jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency industries could grow to as many as 40 million by 2030.
The National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference has made a strong commitment to Green. While America is talking about Green, this conference is setting the bar with 15 sessions on green and sustainable technologies.
Don't miss this Golden opportunity to learn how to bring Green and Sustainable Technologies to your classroom. The conference is March 14-16, 2010 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. For all of the details on the conference, visit http://www.hvacexcellence.org or call 800-394-5268.