Emerging Leaders Summer Conference @ Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all-day

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has announced the agenda for the upcoming Emerging Leaders Summer Conference in Columbus, Ohio from July 22-24.

Leading the lineup of sessions is speaker Brian Kight, CEO of Focus 3. Kight and his father, Tim, developed the “E + R = O” formula for the leadership thought process. This mantra was adopted by Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer, who has integrated Focus 3 and the Kight pair themselves into his coaching staff and methods.

“I am particularly excited for this year’s Emerging Leaders Summer Conference because this is the first conference of any kind that HARDI has hosted in Columbus where we are headquartered,” said manager of training and HR solutions Nick Benton, who facilitates the Emerging Leaders program. “We saw our second full class complete the three-year program this past December, and it just continues to grow, showing just how much our members value professional development for their young talent.”

This year’s Emerging Leaders summer conference also features the Mentor-led Roundtables, a staple of this event and the Emerging Leaders program. Industry veterans come to mentor young industry up-and-comers in group settings.

Event sponsor Allied Air Enterprises is also providing attendees with copies of Meyer’s book Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season, which will be discussed during a working lunch session.

Due to HARDI’s familiarity with the city, a downtown teambuilding scavenger hunt and night out at a popular nightlife destination are also planned.

For more information on HARDI’s Emerging Leaders Summer Conference, visit

Women in Energy – Networking Event @ The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Women in Energy on August 14 at 6:00 p.m. for a special evening of networking and education in a New York City landmark. Founded in 1785, the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen is New York City’s oldest technical school and second oldest library.

Guest speaker Judaline Cassidy, tradeswoman and Founder/Director of Tools and Tiaras, will share her experience overcoming discrimination in the workplace, as well as gaining equal pay and access to the plumbers union. She will also discuss how she is introducing young women and girls to the trades.

Ms. Cassidy began her career in the field of plumbing at the John Donaldson Technical of Trinidad. She was one of the first three females selected to pursue plumbing at the Institute. Ms. Cassidy was also the first woman elected on the Examining Board of Plumbers Local Union No. One. She established Tools and Tiaras to help ambitious and determined women and girls by introducing them to the construction field through monthly workshops and a summer program.

According to Ms. Cassidy, “When you hand a young girl a tool and a tiara, you’re handing her confidence, independence, and power.”

After the presentation, attendees will gather for networking, drinks, and light snacks.

Tickets are $59 per person and advanced purchase is required. Visit to register.
Women in Energy would like to thank the New York Oil Heating Association and the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen for sponsoring this event.

About Women In Energy

The goal of Women in Energy is to energize and connect women in the energy industry. The association’s purpose is to encourage women to enter the oil and energy industry, promote professional development through educational classes, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities for women in the industry. Membership is open to any individual (female or male) or company involved in the oil and energy industry.

For more information, visit

IGSHPA Certified Geothermal Inspector Training
Aug 16 – Aug 17 all-day

Learning to inspect Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems for residential and commercial properties will keep you competitive in a market forced to deal with rising energy costs and resource depletion. Inspector accreditation enables you to anticipate important critical elements of installation and offers customers more assurance of a low-maintenance, economical, and environmentally friendly alternative for their air comfort needs.

Attendees will learn how to inspect ground source heat pump systems for residential and commercial properties, applying IGSHPA standards, ASHRAE and NGWA guidelines, and local and state GSHP codes.

Velocity Boiler Live FIRE Training @ Velocity Boiler Works
Sep 11 – Sep 12 all-day

Register by Aug 20 – Class limited to 12
Contact: John Monaghan
215-535-8900 x.1214

IGSHPA Accredited Installer Training
Sep 19 – Sep 21 all-day

Learning to install Ground-Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems will keep you competitive in a market forced to deal with rising energy costs and resource depletion. Installer accreditation enables you to open new markets and offers customers a low-maintenance, economical, and environmentally friendly alternative for their space conditioning needs.

Attendees will learn how to install Ground-Source Heat Pump systems by building knowledge of design and material options, system layout, pipe joining techniques, trenching/drilling processes, and other installation considerations.

Women in HVACR 15th Annual Conference @ Brown Palace Hotel
Sep 19 – Sep 21 all-day

Registration for the Women in HVACR 15th Annual Conference is now open. The event, themed “Defying Gravity”, will be held at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, CO on September 19th – 21st, 2018.

A welcome reception will be held on Wednesday, September 19 in Ellyngton’s, a historic, evocative restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows and ornate decor, located on the first floor of the Brown Palace Hotel.

Thursday’s sessions will feature dissertations by accomplished women covering motivation, innovation, time management, overcoming obstacles and the current HVACR business and policy climate.

Friday’s field trip options are hiking Mount Bierstadt or visiting Balistreri Vineyards for a wine tour, tasting and lunch.
View complete details and register for the conference at

IGSHPA Certified GeoExchange Designer Training
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day

Designing GSHP systems will keep you competitive in a market forced to deal with rising energy costs and resource depletion by offering customers a low-maintenance, economical and green alternative for their space conditioning needs. Federal and state tax incentives for GSHPs are providing additional demand and popularity for the systems, creating even more opportunities for home owners and commercial buildings.

Attendees will learn about the design process, energy loads and requirements, how to calculate loads, how to select mechanical systems, ground heat exchanger design; economics of the design; and calculate a sample problem.

Heat Exchanger Training @ PR Sanders Facility
Sep 25 all-day

We are pleased to announce that NJ ACCA, through their partnership with Heat Exchanger Experts Inc., will offer Heat Exchanger Training on September 25, 2018 at the PR Sanders facility located in Turnersville, NJ.

To register for this class, please access the Heat Exchanger Experts Inc. website ( and fill out the registration form.

Pricing for class begins at $695 for the first 25 registrants. Registration fees is $825 after June 30. This pricing is for members only. Non members will be charged $925 for the class. There are only 35 seats available.

Registration will be capped at 35, with no other classes being offered.

Connect 2018: PHCC Convention @ Hyatt Regency
Oct 9 – Oct 12 all-day
IGSHPA Certified Residential Geothermal Designer Training
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day

Learn to design a residential geothermal system, starting with the benefits and types of ground source heat pumps. Attendees will learn about the design process, energy loads and requirements, and how to calculate loads.

This course is designed for GSHP installers, contractors, dealers, home builders, manufacturers, distributors, architects, heating cooling mechanical engineers, trenching/water well drilling contractors, and anyone who desires a working knowledge of this innovative technology.