SUWANEE, GA – December 10, 2019 – Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS), the exclusive provider of Zoned Comfort Solutions® and leading supplier of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heating and cooling systems, has opened a new office and training center in New York City to train technicians on how to best install and maintain Mitsubishi Electric systems for optimal performance.
Located at 354 Seventh Avenue, Ste. 702, in midtown Manhattan, the new office space, showroom and training center occupies the seventh floor of a 26-story, 200,000-sq-ft high-rise. The facility is steps from Pennsylvania Station and offers centralized, easy-to-access training for contractors, engineers and architects based in the greater New York City area. Visitors to the space have the opportunity to see and touch an array of both indoor and outdoor units.
Equipment on display for training purposes includes:
- CITY MULTI® N-Generation air-source outdoor unit, CITY MULTI water-source condenser unit M-Series and P-Series for light commercial and residential applications; Various styles of ductless indoor units including wall- and floor-mounted, as well as ceiling cassettes, and ducted options like multi-position and low-profile air handlers; Linear Expansion Valve (LEV) kit Branch Circuit Controllers, including the new Hybrid Branch Circuit Controller.
“The location of this new training center means a lot to Manhattan-based professionals, who previously had to travel to the New York suburbs or Philadelphia to receive comprehensive training, even though most of their projects were in the city,” said Rich Rogers, METUS business unit manager for metro New York and Long Island. “Now, they can come to our office with questions and get up close and personal with the equipment. They can see the units, open them up and really get to know the systems before working with them in the field.”
This is the 11th METUS training office in the U.S. and aims to educate one to two classes of approximately 10 students per week. The center plans to host 400 to 500 students in 2020. The space displays METUS HVAC products for students’ benefit but also uses them for comfort. Four Mitsubishi Electric HVAC systems condition the office and training center, including a water-source unit and a prototype Hybrid VRF (HVRF) system which is a 2-pipe heat recovery system where water replaces refrigerant between the Hybrid Branch Circuit Controller and the indoor units. In high-rises, where rooftop units would call for long refrigerant lines to reach buildings’ lower floors, and space is limited, it is common practice to install outdoor units within the interior of the floor(s) they are conditioning.
The METUS New York office follows this practice, housing a CITY MULTI outdoor unit within a mechanical closet adjacent to an exterior wall and venting it to the outside. “We’re incredibly happy with the new space. We previously occupied part of the fourth floor of the same building but needed room to grow and wanted to make the vision for a New York City training center a reality,” said Rogers. “When we moved, we were also able to apply our own systems to heat and cool the space, which ended up being a great opportunity to ‘test run’ the HVRF system.”
To access the training center schedule and view the space, contact Christina Torres at [email protected] or Bernardo Oliver at [email protected]. For more information about Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US, visit metahvac.com.
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About Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC Formed in May 2018, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC (METUS) is a leading provider of ductless, ducted and VRF systems in the United States and Latin America. A joint venture between Ingersoll Rand plc and Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc., the company provides innovative products, systems and solutions capable of heating and cooling a broad range of applications from a home to a large commercial building. METUS is a leading marketer of Zoned Comfort Solutions® and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heating and cooling technology. Systems sold by the joint venture include a wide variety of technologically advanced products designed to deliver superior efficiency, comfort and control for every home or building type. The family of brands supported by METUS includes: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, Trane® / Mitsubishi Electric and American Standard® / Mitsubishi Electric. More information is available at www.metahvac.com.