AAMA Offers Fenestration Course

Carl Weinschenk

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has introduced “Fundamentals of Fenestration.” The course is designed to train participants in basic terminology and standards for windows, doors and skylights. The organization said that it will cover residential and light commercial products and commercial and architectural applications. The course is designed to qualify for one hour of   …Continue Reading

Improve Occupant Comfort & Reduce Energy Costs Through Humidity Control

Staff Writer

Humidity control is a common pain point among energy and facility managers. Creating a comfortable environment is paramount in maintaining happy customers.

EDF Sending 127 Climate Corps Fellows to 100 Organizations

Carl Weinschenk

The ninth year of the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Climate Corps program will see 127 young fellows embedded in 100 organizations. Most will be deployed in the United States, with a handful traveling to China.

Energy Managers Get Trained in Traditional and Innovative Ways

Carl Weinschenk

Education is the key to a better future. That is true in life – and for energy efficiency efforts in facilities. There is a lot going on that is new for energy managers, from the integration of buildings into the telecommunications network to virtual reality. Education and training initiatives are working to keep pace with   …Continue Reading

ASHRAE Announces Spring Courses

Carl Weinschenk

ASHRAE’s Spring Online Course features a course entitled “Variable Refrigerant Flow System Design & Application.” The organization says that VRF systems are being deployed across North America. ASHRAE says that the advantages include zoning applications, variable capacity, distributed control, low operating sound, simultaneous heating and cooling, effective energy usage, quick installation, low ambient operation and low   …Continue Reading

District Energy Firm Veolia Becomes Incubator Sponsor

Carl Weinschenk

Veolia North America, a Boston-area district energy provider, has become a sponsor of Somerville’s Greentown Labs. Greentown Labs is the largest cleantech incubator in the country, according to Veolia. As a Terawatt Sponsor, Veolia will provide incubator participants with access to experience and advice. Veolia provides environmentally-friendly district energy steam to the downtown Boston/Cambridge area.   …Continue Reading

Tarrant County College Opens its $42M Energy Training Center

Carl Weinschenk

Tarrant County College has opened a $42 million energy training center. The 87,000-square-building in Fort Worth, TX, is said by officials to be the largest such facility in the country. The story says that the goal is to train workers for several industries, including oil and gas, renewable energy and heating, ventilation, air conditioning and   …Continue Reading

Energy Education Center Opens at Chippewa Valley Technical College

Carl Weinschenk

The Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, WI, has officially unveiled its Energy Education Center. The facility, which has been operational since last month, will enable students to use elements of the building itself as a learning environment, according The CVTC Foundation funded much of the $10 million cost of the facility. The curricula focuses on   …Continue Reading

The Association of Energy Engineers’ Cert Program Approved by DoE

Carl Weinschenk

The Association of Energy Engineers’ Certified Energy Manager program is the first to be recognized under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines program. The guidelines, according to the AEE, is a national framework to help organizations develop training and certification programs that address consistency, quality and scalability issues in the commercial energy efficiency   …Continue Reading

Johnson Controls Opens Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Training Center

Linda Hardesty

Johnson Controls recently unveiled its new variable refrigerant flow training facility in Dallas, Texas. The 12,600-sq-foot education center helps contractors and sales professionals deliver VRF services through a multi-day training program. Training center participants will learn how to design, install and service the Johnson Controls VRF systems, which were unveiled at the 2015 International Air-Conditioning,   …Continue Reading