There is a clear gap between the skill level of HVACR technicians and the speed at which new technologies are entering the market. Marco Buoni, HVACR industry expert, shares how the REAL Alternatives program in the EU aims to close that gap. 

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MARCO BUONI:

We have a project called REAL Alternatives, which is funded by the European Commission. This project aims to increase visibility of new and emerging technologies, and by extension, demonstrate their adoption by the industry and the need to become trained to service them. 

The hands-on practice is especially critical because some new refrigerants (like CO2 and hydrocarbons) require high operating pressures or have different toxicity and flammability properties. If equipment is not properly installed or serviced by competent contractors, it could pose health and safety risks to the end user and the technician.

Read the full interview, “Talking Training: An Interview with Marco Buoni, HVACR Expert” in Supermarket News.