LG Electronics has partnered with Tarrant County College on the grand opening of its first VRF lab on its campus 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 growing HVAC program. It will help provide the school’s building technology students along with local HVAC contractors with access to an array of training courses to encourage hands-on experience and continuing education with LG’s flagship VRF technology. 

“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 single-phase 5-ton Multi VTM S heat recovery system. In addition to the classroom and hands-on learning experiences for the college, LG’s distributor AC Supply Co. holds frequent training sessions for their contractor network at the academy.