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Our Facility

The REE Training Center offers an array of training courses for professionals in the building and energy efficiency industries. The 7,200-square-foot training facility is equipped with high-tech classrooms and state-of-the-art training labs to provide students with a high-quality learning environment.

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Our Facility

The REE Training Center offers an array of training courses for professionals in the building and energy efficiency industries. The 7,200-square-foot training facility is equipped with high-tech classrooms and state-of-the-art training labs to provide students with a high-quality learning environment.

SMART Board

The REE Training Center utilizes SMART technology, which allows students to participate in the instructional process in the classroom.

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Classroom

The REE Training Center has two classrooms, both designed to offer a personalized and engaging learning environment for students.

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Whole House Diagnostic Combustion Zonal Pressure Lab

This lab is equipped with a fully functional gas furnace and water heater to perform combustion appliance zone testing. The lab can be set up in several different scenarios to challenge students to determine safe operation of the appliances and diagnose common problems associated with combustion appliances.

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Door and Window Props

This prop allows students to gain hands-on experience using the proper techniques and materials to install a door and window.

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Siding and Insulation Demonstration Wall

This prop is a traditional platform framed wall that has been fitted with various, common exterior siding types that are used in home construction. The wall also has a cutaway section that demonstrates common insulation types used in residential construction. This allows students to familiarize themselves with the various types and styles of construction materials.

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Heat Systems Props

Different types and styles of heating/cooling equipment are used to teach students how heat pumps and cooling systems operate, and how to identify the various parts and components and what functions they perform.

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Large Heat Lab

The REE training center is equipped with several different types/styles of working heating systems to prepare students for many different scenarios that they may encounter in the field. These units are operational and hands on testing can be performed on them. These units include electric, natural gas, propane, fuel oil, heat pump systems.

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Air Sealing Prop

This has quickly become one of the most popular props the training center uses. We use this prop in our Retrofit Installer Technician course. Students can learn how to properly air seal a building structure, focusing on the attic and crawl space. Diagnostic equipment is used to see how well the students have air sealed this mock home. It has become a competition between all the classes to see how well they can air seal it!

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Whole House Diagnostic Kitchen Lab

This lab allows students to participate in hands-on testing of common kitchen appliances, such as testing the flow of a kitchen range hood, determining the energy usage of a refrigerator, and diagnosing the performance and determining safe operation of a gas stove and oven.

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House of Pressure

This miniature house prop is used to educate students on how changing the pressure of a house by air sealing, or adding ventilation, can negatively or positively affect the HVAC system or the draft of combustion appliances. The house of pressure prop demonstrates how performing different tasks in a house can negatively affect the draft of a combustion appliance such as a water heater.

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Mobile Home Lab

This late 1960’s model mobile home is fully equipped with an electric furnace and a gas furnace for testing, as well as sections of the ceilings and floor cut away and covered in plexiglass to allow students to see the insulation type, quality, and installation methods that are typical in mobile homes.

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