On January 18th and 25th, Saez Distributors hosted the SFACCA Lunch and Learn Training Series on the 2024 Mechanical and Energy Code Update at their Broward and Doral locations. Lunch and refreshments were provided by Saez Distributors.
Facilitators for the training were Rolando Soto, Broward County Mechanical Chief Officer, Tim De Carrion, Broward County Energy Code Chief Officer, and Pete Quintela, Miami Dade Senior Energy Code Officer.
The big focal point was on the analysis of changes for the 8th Edition (2023) Florida Codes. Some of the topics discussed were Condensate discharge, specifying appropriate locations for receiving condensate waste, Exhaust installation for clothes dryers, Blocked vent switch where oil fired appliances will stop burner if venting is blocked., and prohibited uses of unit heaters, suspended-type in corridors, exit stairways and patient sleeping areas.
The next topic was related to the phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons, Any system first charged with refrigerant after January 1, 2025 (newly installed system) must use refrigerant with a GWP less than 700. Note that the copliance date applies to the day the system is charged. The GWP limits do not apply to any new system installed before that date.
Keep watching for more SFACCA Lunch and Learn Training Seminars in the future like the Low GWP Safety Training to be held March 6th and 7th at Saez Distributors. Visit SFACCA.com for more information.
A big thank you to Saez Distributors! Saez has been a key player in the development of the South Florida market, supporting technicians and contractors across Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.