• LG Academy ribbon cutting.
    LG Academy ribbon cutting.

LG Air Conditioning Technologies USA has opened the doors of its newest HVAC Training Academy outside of Boston.

The new facility underscores LG's commitment to increasing adoption of more sustainable HVAC products across the residential and commercial sectors.

The latest of five Training Academies across the country, the Massachusetts facility will provide immersive lectures and hands-on lab experiences led by LG's seasoned instructors. This includes in-depth training on LG's heat pump technologies, such as the Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater and R32 Monobloc Air-to-Water Heat Pump.

Senior vice president and general manager of LG Air Conditioning Technologies, Steve Scarborough, said heat pump technology will be a key driver of building decarbonization, and contractor training is critical to making this market transformation a reality.

“It was important for our latest academy to be in Massachusetts to support the state's new heat pump adoption goals and help homeowners and building managers reap the benefits of robust incentive programs like Mass Save, even during the hottest summers and coldest winters,” he said.

The Boston-area facility will serve as a hub for industry trade professionals across New England to learn about the latest HVAC technologies available, sharpen their installation and maintenance skills, and ultimately deliver better product recommendations and services to their customers.

The facility is scheduled to host thousands of training courses in its first year, guiding professionals through a spectrum of topics, spanning both the residential and commercial sectors, including installation, software evaluation, and best practices for servicing LG air solutions products.

The courses are designed to cover technical installation and service training, with an emphasis on ducted and duct-free, VRF, heat pump water heater and control solutions.

Recognizing the industry's demand for more proficient specialists, LG is investing in further developing academies across the country to help bring training to an increasing number of professionals throughout the United States, elevating the education of the upcoming wave of contractors while empowering existing experts to hone their skills and deepen their knowledge of new HVAC technologies.

This also includes 59 associate academies across the country and online training offerings for professionals who are unable to attend in person.

The academy's onsite lab will feature a range of LG heat pump products, including the Air-to-Water Heat Pump and ArtCool Mirror; several Multi V commercial air- and water-cooled outdoor units and a variety of indoor units, such as the High Temperature Hydro Kit; the Split Compact M3 dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS); Multi-Position Vertical Air Handling Unit (AHU) and other ENERGY STAR certified systems. LG's Energy Storage System equipment is also included in the training curriculum.

The academy plans to evolve over the year, offering further training courses based on the changing industry landscape, new product solutions, and the needs of distributor associates and contractors. Amenities at the facility include meeting rooms, a gym, a café, an auditorium, and a conference room.

LG's latest HVAC Training Academy was officially unveiled on 15 May, 2024 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by dozens of local industry leaders and professionals.

The Boston facility joins four other LG Training Academies located in Dallas; New Jersey; Orange County, Calif.; and Alpharetta, Ga.