Harper College’s new BEST (Building Energy Systems Technology) Laboratory is a resource for students who are studying in the HVACR program.

To assist the students, Daikin has donated VAV boxes, air handlers, a unit ventilator, and a complete VRV system to provide students hands-on learning. In addition to the equipment, Daikin’s independent sales representative, Thermosystems, has donated their engineering services to assist the school with the project.

 “Daikin is strongly committed to investing in the next generation of HVAC,” said Kirk Thorne, Daikin Applied Americas, executive vice president of sales, marketing, and aftermarket. “Our goal is to continue to find ways to better prepare HVAC tradespeople and students soon to be entering the industry to serve customers in the future. Our donation is aimed at creating better outcomes and developing more advanced expertise within the HVAC trade.”

Harper College has dedicated one of the laboratories to Daikin as recognition for the donation. The grand opening of the BEST Laboratory is September 28, 2018.