2015 HVAC Excellence Educators and Trainers Conference
Monday, March 16, 2015
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
CEU Value 0.4
Technology: the Great, the Good and the Evil
Dr. Christopher Molnar, Curriculum Director, Porter and Chester Institutes
Legacy North 1
Using a successful model, this session will show how to modernize and standardize a curriculum
by implementing tablets, replacing paper with electronic, and implementing instructional
technology in a vocational program while increasing student involvement, soft skills, and
responsibility. The tablet has many more uses than just an e-book reader or a game machine,
it can make a difference in your classroom. Attendees will explore a model that can be followed
by others. Upon completion of this session attendees will have developed a game plan to bring
instructional technology into their HVAC programs and be able to anticipate and navigate some
of the obstacles to success.
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CEU Value 0.2
Donnie Braun, Organizer, United Association
Richard Benkowski, LEAD AP , Training Specialist, United Association
Legacy North 2
The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting
Industry of the United States, Canada and Australia (UA) has been involved in training since
1889. As times change, so has the way the UA recruits the technicians needed by their
employer partners. This session will discuss how HVACR educational programs can place their
graduates into the UA apprenticeship program, how to get members of the UA and their
employer partners to participate in your program advisory board, and advanced placement
opportunities for graduates of HVAC Excellence accredited programs. Time will be permitted to
allow attendees to ask questions and interact as a group.
HVAC and the Cloud: The Sky Has No Limit
Tim Burke, Strategic Marketing Manager, White-Rodgers
Legacy South 2
Wi-Fi Thermostats began a paradigm shift in the HVAC industry. Now manufacturers are
coupling Wi-Fi to the Cloud in their equipment to create all new HVAC business models for
residential applications. Learn how smart systems are changing the way the industry installs
and services HVAC equipment. Attendees will learn the importance of teaching cloud based
technologies as a key to the success of new HVAC technicians entering our market.
It's the Law! Ventilation & Makeup Air—You Need to Know it!
Tim Begoske, Director of Training, North America, Field Controls
Legacy South 3
The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requires ventilation and makeup air
for residential applications. In order for you to teach it, you need to understand how to size,
select, install, program and manage these systems for health and efficiency. Most problems are
simply due to a lack of understanding. Exhaust, supply, balanced ventilation systems, and how
makeup air is handled independently will be discussed during this session.