From the Field

RSES Announces Latest CM Status Recipients
Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) has announced the names of the most recent recipents of RSES Cerfificate Member (CM) status.

The new CM recipients are Scott Olah, Southwest Florida Chapter, Fort Myers, FL; and Leonard C. Kinnison, of the Oregon Member at Large Chapter.

To become a CM, the RSES member must first pass a rigorous examination that tests the knowledge required to install and service refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. CM-level members are recognized industry-wide as having achieved a superior level of HVACR knowledge. The RSES CM exam is based heavily on theory and practical applications.

Unifed Group Welcomes Legends Mechanical as New Member
The Unified Group, Broadview, IL, has selected Legend’s Mechanical, Baton Rouge, LA for membership in the business support organization.

Legend’s will join more than 55 commercial HVAC member contractors, and will serve as the association’s Southern Louisiana member.

David Legendre founded Legend’s Mechanical in 2008, after 19 educational, rewarding, and successful years of managing the HVAC division of a locally owned mechanical business. Legend’s Mechanical is focused on understanding client needs and meeting them with excellent service.

Founded in 1998, The Unified Group — — evaluates prospective members based on years in business, commitment to training, awards and accolades received, and positive customer and vendor references. The Unified Group selects one HVAC commercial contractor per geographic area, to ensure an open atmosphere for sharing confidential business information among members.

NASCSP Joins BPI’s Green Jobs Connection Initiative
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) and the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) announced a partnership to promote BPI’s Green Jobs Connection.

The Green Jobs Connection is an initiative that will connect BPI certified workers now employed in the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to jobs within BPI’s network of private home performance contractors. BPI will actively promote the site to the broader home performance industry, to maximize networking possibilities for weatherization workers and contracting companies. BPI-certified professionals are invited to post their resumes on BPI’s Green Jobs Connection website, at

Busy contractors will appreciate the new tablet app from Maytag heating and cooling. The new web app includes access to the contractor marketing site, technical Maytag product literature, maps, weather and more. The app is compatible with iPads and Android tablet devices. To access the app, Maytag® contractors can visit and click on “eTools,” then click on “Mobile Apps” from their tablet. Some features require Maytag contractor credentials to access.

Jason Dorsey, ‘The Gen Y Guy®’ to Kick Off Mechanical Systems WEEK 2012
Sponsored by Trane, the Opening Keynote Event for Mechanical Systems WEEK 2012 will feature “Crossing the Generational Divide: Leveraging the Power of Generations for Your Strategic Advantage,” presented by Jason Dorsey, The Gen Y Guy®.

Mechanical Systems WEEK will be held September 19-21, at the Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, IL.

Dorsey has appeared on 60 Minutes, 20/20, The Today Show, The View, and in Fortune Magazine. A best-selling author and award-winning entrepreneur, he has a unique talent for communicating creative strategies that quickly increase cross-generational performance. Dorsey will share insights on generational differences in the workplace — differences that can be a frustrating challenge or a strategic opportunity, depending entirely on how you respond. Dorsey’s address will highlight each generation’s workplace mindset and share surprising statistics, laugh-out-loud stories and frontline-tested strategies that quickly drive results. He will also reveal ready-to-use actions that can be applied immediately. Dorsey won the Austin Under 40 Entrepreneur of the Year Award at age 25 — one of the youngest persons to receive the award. His newest book, Y-Size Your Business, features more than 50 ways to increase Gen Y performance from day one. His “What the Gen?!” blog can be found at: The Mechanical Systems Week website can be found at You can also follow the show’s progress on Twitter @mechsysweek and @hvaccomfortech.

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