Wednesday, March 23, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Mini-Splits: The Future of HVAC is Here
John Bart, Mitsubishi
The HVACR industry is rapidly changing. However, no other inventions have changed the industry the way
that ductless HVAC / Mini-Split Systems have. As such, it is imperative that technicians understand the
features and benefits of this technology to prepare them for the industry of today and tomorrow.
Taking a System Approach to Compressor Troubleshooting
Jamie Kitchen, Danfoss
This session will focus on the benefits of taking a broader perspective when trouble shooting compressors
that when done correctly, can reveal otherwise hidden issues that can affect compressor performance and
longevity. The goal is to avoid the trap of feeling the need to blindly 'replace or adjust' without first finding
out what went wrong and how to ensure it does not happen again.
Advances in Wi-Fi and Cloud Technologies
Tim Burke, White Rodgers
This session will cover the newest innovations and changes in Wi-Fi and Cloud Technologies and their impact
on the HVAC industry. Attendees will gain a better appreciation of the InT (Internet of Things) and how this
applies to new applications in the HVAC industry that students and teachers need to be cognizant of.
Campus as a Living Lab: New Opportunities for HVACR Education
Larry Chang, Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center and Jeryll
McWhorter, Georgia Piedmont Technical College
This session will discuss the living lab and how to incorporate one into your curriculum. The living lab
provides opportunities for students to gain real-world experiences on equipment often not available in the
classroom. It exposes them to real world situations and opportunities to learn about building performance
which will make the program come to life and more engaging for the students. Examples from different
colleges will be highlighted to illustrate varying levels of difficulty and skills developed. Then a discussion and
brainstorming session will follow so attendees can develop ideas to take home to their colleges.