During the 2007 AHR Expo Jan. 29-31 in Dallas, HVAC Excellence and Ferris State University agreed to work together to address “green” educational needs.

The first result of the partnership has been the Green Mechanical Awareness program. The program was tested through an instructors’ workshop presented by United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices.

It was also agreed to develop additional technical training modules covering an array of green mechanical issues. The first technical module, combustion analysis, has been completed and covers the maximization of furnace- and boiler-energy efficiency.

HVAC Excellence says that the program is available to corporate trainers of manufacturers, distributors, and contractors, as well as training organizations and traditional technical educators.

The program has been adopted by the UA, the Green Mechanical Council, the Carbon Monoxide Safety Association, and the AC&R Safety Coalition for use in their educational programs.

Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., and HVAC Excellence, two of the founding members of the Green Mechanical Council, have agreed to donate a portion of the revenues derived from this program to the Green Mechanical Council.