The I=B=R Hydronic Heating Schools will be presented in 11 cities this fall during a 10-week period. The two-day Schools teach basic hydronic heating installation and design using a combination of two textbooks, slides, and in-class instruction led by a hydronics expert. Students will learn heat loss calculation, circulator and control selection and boiler sizing, pipe sizing, zoning, wiring and much more.

The 11 locations selected for this fall include the following:

  • Albany, NY (Sept. 28-29)

  • Newburgh, NY (Sept. 30-31)

  • Boston, MA (Oct. 12-13)

  • Syracuse, NY (Oct. 26-27)

  • Scranton, PA (Oct. 28-29)

  • Denver, CO (Nov. 9-10)

  • Colorado Springs (Nov. 11-12)

  • Rockville Centre, NY (Nov. 16-17)

  • Ronkonkoma, NY (Nov. 18-19)

  • Harrisburg, PA (Dec. 7-8)

  • Allentown, PA (Dec. 9-10)

The I=B=R Schools are presented by the Hydronics Institute Division of GAMA and managed by BNP Media's Events Group. BNP Media also publishes Plumbing & Mechanical, PM Engineer, Supply House Times, Reeves Journal, Engineered Systems, and Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News.

The I=B=R schools were reintroduced over a year ago and received excellent participation, according to Joe Coppola, chairman of the Hydronics Institute Division's Education Committee. "During the last year we put on 15 I=B=R Schools that generated 473 students. Those attendees now enjoy greater ability to design, install and troubleshoot hydronic systems, and their companies are better positioned to win jobs based on their skills," Coppola said.

The cost to attend a school is $395 and includes instruction, lunch and beverage services both days, I=B=R School Certificate of Completion, the Guide to Residential Hydronic Heating Design/Installation, and Heat Loss Calculation Guide H22. To register, visit or call Keri Wrobel 888-530-6714.