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Monday, March 21, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

CEU Value 0.2

Lunch, General Session “Preparing the HVACR Workforce for an

Evolving Building Industry”, Credentialing and COSA Awards


Hall C


This general session will open with lunch being served between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m. This will allow

attendees to gather and network over lunch prior to the session beginning.

General Session "Preparing the HVAC Workforce for an Evolving Building Industry"

Ryan Colker, J.D., National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)

NIBS is an organization created by congress to advise the United States government on issues pertaining to

the advancement of building sciences.

He will discuss initiatives underway at the United States Department of Energy, General Services

Administration and National Institute of Building Sciences that will change the level of expectations in HVACR


This session will provide an overview of changes underway and how they will impact those training our

current and future workforce. Specific programs including the United States Department of Energy's Better

Buildings Workforce Guidelines, the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act and the National Institute of

Building Sciences STEM education and Whole Building Design Guide will be covered. Opportunities to apply

HVACR education in emerging career fields including commissioning, energy auditing and code professionals

also will be discussed.

Following the presentation, attendees will be prepared to engage students in exploring multiple career paths

in an evolving industry and help prepare them to embrace the calls for high-performance buildings.

Educator Credentialing Awards

Randy Petit, HVAC Excellence

Randy Petit will recognize attendees that have had the title of Certified Master HVACR Educator bestowed

upon them over the last year.

COSA Awards

Bob Dwyer, COSA

Bob Dwyer of COSA will recognize two organizations leading the way in carbon monoxide safety.