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ASHRAE announces Building Excellence Credential MENA and Spring Training Schedule

Equips building professionals with practical solutions, association official says

| | Mar 18, 2018 | 10:30 am
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 18 March 2018: ASHRAE announced the spring schedule of training towards its Building Excellence Credential MENA, in a Press communiqué.

According to ASHRAE, the ASHRAE Building Excellence Credential MENA provides an opportunity for individuals to achieve recognition for successful completion of a curriculum of training in the building performance field. This credential is only available at the ASHRAE Global Training Center, Dubai, UAE, the communiqué said.

Farooq Mehboob, P.E., ASHRAE Region-at-Large Director and Regional Chair, said: “The credential program is important to the Middle East and Northern Africa region because it addresses the challenges unique to this area. This is the only program that provides real-world application of ASHRAE standards and concepts to professionals who are actively involved in providing the latest facility operational strategies and technologies to this region.”

Dr Ahmed Alaa, ASHRAE Assistant Regional Chair, Region-at-Large, said: “Part of ASHRAE’s mission is to present new technology on a more global scale. The credential program brings customised training directly to the people of the region, with a focus on equipping building professionals with practical solutions to serve the needs of their local communities.”

According to ASHRAE, a new course, ‘The Future of Refrigerants: Challenges and Opportunities (MENA)’, is scheduled to take place on May 9. This training provides a background review of international treaties and initiatives that support the transition from hydroclorofluorocarbon (HCFC) and hydrofluorocabon (HFC) refrigerants towards non-ozone depleting (ODP), low global warming potential (GWP) substances the communiqué said. Refrigerant options suitable for use now and in the future within the region and related Standards and Codes of Systems and Substances will be covered, the communiqué further said. The training on current practices and expected outcomes is presented by industry experts, the communiqué added.

ASHRAE further said, the most popular course, ‘HVAC Design Essentials (MENA)’, taking place from May 6 to 8, will provide intensive, practical training for HVAC designers and others involved in the delivery of HVAC services in the MENA region. Bundled pricing is available, the communiqué said.

According to ASHRAE, ‘Commercial Building Energy Audits (MENA)’, to be held on April 1, offers best practices and other information relevant for building owners, managers and government entities on performing ASHRAE Level 1, 2 and 3 audits, time-saving tips, how to hire an auditor, what to ask for in a comprehensive audit report and how to build a successful energy efficiency retrofit team. The training is taught by certified energy manager Hassan Younes, the communiqué further said.

To register or for a complete list of Building Excellence Credential MENA courses, visit:  www.ashrae.org/globaltrainingdubai.



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