LG Electronics USA team members celebrate the opening of the newest U.S. HVAC Training Academy located in the company’s LEED Platinum®North American headquarters campus in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. The new facility features an array of the latest LG air conditioning and heating technologies, including the most recent generation of LG’s market-leading Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems. Featured left to right: Paul Husar, Director, Technical Support, LG Air Conditioning Technologies; Bob Mann, National Training Manager, LG Air Conditioning Technologies; Thomas Yoon, president and CEO of LG North America; and Chris Ahn, senior vice president, LG Air Solutions. (Photo provided)
LG Electronics USA has opened its newest U.S. HVAC Training Academy. Located in the company’s LEED Platinum® North American headquarters campus in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., the new facility features an array of the latest LG air conditioning and heating technologies, including the most recent generation of LG’s market-leading Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems.
“This exciting hub will provide designers, engineers, and contractors with access to advanced LG technologies that are paving the way towards electrification,” said Steve Scarbrough, senior vice president and general manager for LG Air Conditioning Technologies USA. “Being in the tri-state area, which is renowned for its commitment to decarbonization, this new learning center promises an enriching experience like never before.”
The company’s comprehensive training program offers practical instruction for LG’s inventive, all-electric, energy-efficient comfort solutions for residential and commercial applications. Academy courses include classroom lectures and a hands-on laboratory designed to educate HVAC professionals about LG’s HVAC products, including technical training on installation and service.
Expert LG instructors, with extensive experience installing and troubleshooting an array of air-conditioning products, teach classes across a variety of subject areas, including duct-free, VRF, and controls solutions, with topics covering everything from installation to service best practices for the full range of LG air solutions products.
The new academy will help educate experienced third-party contractors about the environmental and economic benefits of heat pump technology, including LG’s popular cold-climate heat-pump home comfort systems. Furthermore, the academy will provide training to assist contractors in specifying, installing, and servicing LG’s complete line of commercial and residential Heat pump and Heat Recovery products as well as the new Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater.
The academy’s onsite lab has LG VRF Multi V commercial air- and water-cooled outdoor units, a variety of indoor units, including the latest rooftop indoor unit, high-, low-, and mid-static ducted units, and a hydro kit. In addition, the academy’s lab has a fully functional Split Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) and third-party Air Handling Unit (AHU) consisting of three separate Electronic Expansion Valve (EEV) kits. A full line of residential LG VRF products, consisting of Multi V S, Multi F Max, and Multi F condensing units connected to the full line-up of indoor units, are also onsite. All products are controlled by remote controllers, connected to one of LG’s central controllers, an AC Smart, ACP, or VM3, and accessible remotely via the internet.
The New Jersey Training Academy is one of four LG Training Academies in the United States, with others in Dallas, Texas, Orange County, Calif., and Alpharetta, Ga. This fall, a new facility will open in the Greater Boston area. LG also has 30 associate academies across the country and offers online training for professionals who are unable to attend an academy in person.
For additional information on LG’s training academies and class schedules, visit https://lghvac.com/training/.
About LG Air Conditioning Technologies USA
LG Electronics USA’s Air Conditioning Technologies business is based in Alpharetta, Ga. LG is a leading player in the global air conditioning market, manufacturing both commercial and residential air conditioners 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’s industry-leading variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology minimizes efficiency losses, provides sustainable energy savings, and offers some of the lowest lifecycle costs compared to other systems on the market today.
Ten-time ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, LG Electronics USA (based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.), is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $68 billion global technology and manufacturing.
For more information, please visit lghvac.com.