Understanding Geothermal Heat Pump Fundamentals
EPA Releases 2015–2019 R-22 Allocation Rule
In an announcement sent today by HARDI, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be releasing the 2015–2019 Allocation Rule, which will govern the phasedown of R-22.
Leading Off: Moving Forward
I t has been my pleasure serving as your International President
this past year. I have had a terrific experience working with
the Staff and my fellow Board Members, they are a talented
group. It is always great working with people who share the
same desire to improve the quality of education we provide
and to grow our Society. I will truly miss interacting with all of
them. I wish them all continued success in their common mission
of providing our Members with the best benefits possible.
EPA Announces Plan to Drive the Transition to Climate-friendly Refrigerants
This September, the U.S. EPA joined both private and public sector leaders to recognize their progress and take new steps to curb emissions of HFCs in the HVAC industry.
ASHRAE Exploring Role in Green Building
Last month, ASHRAE announced it would be exploring how it could contribute to the improvement and performance of residential buildings. The Society recently released a report “ASHRAE and the Residential Construction Market” that contains a series of recommendations to the Board of Directors.
AHRI Announces that HVACR Industry Will Invest in R&D
At a White House event last month, AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek announced that the nation’s HVACR industry will invest $5 billion in research and development funds over the next decade to develop the next generation of refrigerants and the equipment in which they will be used.
RSES is the leading education, training and certification preparation organization for HVACR professionals. RSES publishes various comprehensive industry training and reference materials in addition to delivering superior educational programs designed to benefit HVACR professionals at every stage of their careers through instructor-led training courses, online training for HVAC, educational seminars, interactive CD and DVD products, industry-related reference manuals, and helpful technical content through Service Application Manual chapters, the RSES Journal, the RSES Journal archives and feature articles, as well as web-exclusive features.
Beginning with basic theory and extending to complex troubleshooting, training courses covering refrigeration and air conditioning, heating, electricity, controls, heat pumps and safety may be conducted in a classroom environment or though self study. RSES publications may be purchased by schools, contractors, manufacturers or any other industry group wanting to conduct comprehensive training programs. Seminars covering air conditioning troubleshooting, electrical troubleshooting, compressor training, condenser training, refrigerant piping practices, DDC controls, and more are held in various cities across North America.
Select training programs offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and NATE Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).
In addition, RSES offers industry certification preparation materials for refrigerant handling (EPA Section 608), R-410A and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) examinations.
RSES’ monthly magazine, RSES Journal, serves HVAC contractors, service technicians, students, operations/maintenance managers, engineers and technicians who work in the residential, light commercial, commercial and institutional markets on air conditioning, warm-air heating, refrigeration, ventilation, electrical, ice machines, chillers, hydronic heating, piping, refrigeration control and energy management, building automation, indoor air quality and duct cleaning, and sheet metal fabrication equipment and/or systems.
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