Nortek Air Solutions’ HVAC/R Research Donation Honored by ASHRAE

Nortek Air Solutions’ Golden Circle level donation supports industry research that helps develop future state-of-the-art and energy-efficient HVAC/R equipment.

St. Louis–(March 14, 2019) — Nortek Air Solutions (NAS), St. Louis, a leading manufacturer of innovative custom commercial HVAC systems, was recently recognized for its contribution to HVAC/R research by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) Research Promotion (RP) Campaign.

The recognition was presented by RP Chair, John Rieke at ASHRAE’s recent President’s Luncheon held in conjunction with the International Air-Conditioning Heating & Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo-2019) in Atlanta. NAS’s Buddy Doll, group president; and Joe Naccarello, P.Eng., group vice president–sales and customer operations; accepted the honor on behalf of NAS for the firm’s 2018 Golden Circle level donation of $10,000.

The presentation marks the 19th consecutive year of RP donations for NAS, putting it in the top 20 of 7,000 RP donors. RP is a grassroots campaign that raised a program record of $2.708 million in funds last year for research, scholarships, comprehensive educational activities and young engineers in ASHRAE. 

NAS divided its contribution among three U.S. and two Canadian ASHRAE chapters where it operates manufacturing facilities: Central Oklahoma Chapter–Region VIII; Minnesota Chapter–Region VI; Oregon Chapter–Region XI; Quebec Chapter–Region II; and Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) Chapter–Region XI.

“We are proud to have sponsored the RP Campaign for 19 years and to encourage research that will help develop state-of-the-art, energy efficient HVAC/R equipment in the future,” said Naccarello.

Golden Circle recipients also received the Crystal Coin, a polyhedral cut crystal tabletop collectible commemorating 19th Century inventor John Gorrie, considered the “father of air-conditioning and refrigeration.”

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About Nortek Air Solutions

Nortek Air Solutions and its affiliated brands have over 300 years of combined experience in the HVAC industry. The company is an industry leader and trusted provider of custom air handling solutions and HVAC equipment for a wide range of applications – from education and office buildings, to healthcare facilities and operating rooms to data center and cleanrooms, to manufacturing facilities. Nortek Air Solutions builds and sells custom commercial solutions under the Governair®, Huntair®, Mammoth®, Temtrol®, Venmar™ and Ventrol® brands.

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