Two workshops for plumbing and HVAC instructors are scheduled for March.

HVAC Excellence is hosting its first National HVAC Educators and Trainers Conference March 26-27 at the Circus Circus Casino and Resort in Las Vegas. The conference brings together people from schools, manufacturing, distribution and education administration who are involved in HVACR training. Continuing education credits will be issued for each workshop attended. To register, call 800/394-5268 or visit the Web site

Also, The HVACR & Plumbing Instructor Workshop will be held March 28-30 at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Va., sponsored by nine organizations across the HVACR and plumbing industry - ACCA, ARI, CARE, GAMA, HARDI, NATE, PHCC, RSES, and SkillsUSA. Two general sessions will deal with the hot topic of energy and its future. Other topics include: troubleshooting well and storm pumps; psychometrics and comfort; R-22 phase-out update; new joining presses for copper and copper alloy; right-sizing hydronics; computer technology; and teaching the fundamentals of electricity. Contact ARI at 703/524-8800 or to register.