New LG-Sponsored Lab Offers Hands-On Technology Instruction and Serves Major Role in Training HVAC Students and Industry Professionals
Ft. Worth, TX – Air conditioning technologies leader LG Electronics together with Tarrant County College announced the grand opening of the first Variable Refrigerant Technology (VRF) lab on the campus of Tarrant County College, located in the greater Ft. Worth, TX area.
The LG-sponsored VRF lab – located in the Center of Excellence for Energy Technology – will serve as the key training facility for the college’s fast-growing HVAC program. It will help provide the school’s building technology students along with local HVAC contractors access to an array of training courses to encourage hands-on experience and continuing education with LG’s flagship VRF technology. LG’s super-efficient VRF technology and home comfort solutions are making major inroads in the United States, where demand continues to grow for high-performance HVAC technology. LG air conditioning technologies are designed to minimize efficiency losses found in conventional HVAC systems as well as provide sustainable energy savings and low lifecycle costs.
“Our support for the new Tarrant County College VRF lab underscores LG’s commitment to training and investing in the future of the industry – in this case educating students and current HVAC contractors alike on the benefits of the ultra-efficient VRF technology,” said Kevin McNamara, senior vice president and general manager, Air Conditioning Technologies, LG Electronics USA. “This cutting-edge tech lab will provide a brand new and unique experience to enable these individuals to install and service VRF systems for an array of projects – from residential to commercial.”
Tarrant County College’s Department Chair for Building Technology Chris Noonan thanked LG and other project partners for making the newest addition to its HVAC program a success. “The new LG VRF lab showcases the highest level of state-of-the-art air conditioning technology, and we can’t wait for our HVAC students to get a closer look and hands-on experience.”
As the technology provider for the lab, LG outfitted the space with a number of air conditioning products, including LG’s ultra-efficient single-phase 5-ton Multi VTM S heat recovery system, giving students and contractors the opportunity to sharpen their technical skills by interacting with functioning equipment. In addition to the classroom and hands-on learning experiences for the college, LG’s distributor AC Supply Co. holds frequent trainings for their contractor network at the academy.
LG is a leading player in the global air conditioning market, manufacturing both commercial and residential air conditioners and providing total sustainability and building management solutions. From consumer and individual units to industrial and specialized air conditioning systems, LG provides a wide range of products for heating, ventilating and air conditioning. The company has previously outfitted Tarrant County College HVAC labs with other residential and light commercial systems, including one-to-one system and a Multi F outdoor unit with several indoor units.