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Fire-Lite Expands Free Training

Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell, manufacturer of non-proprietary, unrestricted fire-alarm and emergency communications systems for commercial applications, recently launched a series of free, nationally accredited courses covering basic to advanced fire-alarm technology and applications.

Participants will receive a certificate qualifying them for 0.1 continuing-education credit for each of the following one-hour courses:

  • Introduction to Basic Fire Alarm Technology.

  • MS-25 Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panel.

  • MRP-2001 & MRP-2002 Releasing Control Panels.

  • Voice Evacuation Principles.

  • ACC Series Voice Evacuation Panels.

  • ACC Series Distributed Audio Panels.

“These first six online trainings get into topics we regularly receive questions on, but we just can't fit them all into the one- or two-day classes we offer all over the U.S.,” Tom Rosa, Fire-Lite Alarms' training supervisor, said. “You can take these at your own pace, and once an online course is done, you're e-mailed a certificate of completion within five days.”

For more information on Fire-Lite Alarms instructor-led and online training, go to

Mestek Announces Acquisition

Mestek Inc., the Westfield, Mass.-based manufacturer of HVAC and metal-forming products, recently announced the conclusion of an agreement to purchase remaining interest in Dadanco-Mestek JV from Dadanco Pty Ltd. of Adelaide, Australia, with which it formed a joint venture to produce and market active chilled beams, induction units, and induction diffusers for the North, Central, and South American markets in 2007.

To mark Dadanco-Mestek JV becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Mestek, an agreement was reached for a major refurbishment of offices in Westfield to house Dadanco. Demolition is under way.

Green-Building Consultant Releases ‘Water Wars’ Videos

Green-building and sustainability consultant Jerry Yudelson, PE, MBA, LEED Fellow, recently released a three-part video series titled “Water Wars” on YouTube.

Based on Yudelson's 2010 book, “Dry Run: Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis,” the nearly four-minute-long videos provide an introduction to water-supply problems facing us over the coming decade; a discussion of the importance of changing the way homes, buildings, and cities are built; and actions people, institutions, and political leaders can take to prevent water crises in their community.

To view these and other videos by Yudelson, go to

DRI-STEEM Names President

Jon Summers, LEED AP, is the new president of DRI-STEEM Corp., the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based designer and manufacturer of humidification systems.

Summers brings to the position more than 15 years of management, product-development, and business-leadership experience, much of it international. Most recently, he served as controls business leader for Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa for Trane.

Summers served on the board of the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) and as a vice chair of the CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council. He is a member of ASHRAE and a Six Sigma Green Belt.

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