ST. GEORGE’S, Monday, November 26, 2012: The National Ozone (NOU) Unit of Grenada in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNEP/ROLAC) and the Grenada Refrigeration Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Association (GRAVA) will host a three (3) day regional training workshop in Alternative Refrigerants to Ozone Depleting Substances for technicians of the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Sector. This training workshop will be held at the Media Conference Room, Level 1, Grenada National Stadium from Tuesday November 27th – Thursday November 29th, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

The training workshop has been organized as an initiative to facilitate South-South co-operation between the network of National Ozone Units of the Sub-region of the English Speaking Caribbean and Haiti and will focus on two primary areas: Hydrocarbons and R-410A Technologies. Seventeen regional participants are expected to join with local technicians in this training exercise.

NOU Certified Trainers, Mr. Michael Mitchell and Mr. Henry Frederick of the Grenada Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Association (GRAVA), will conduct the Hydrocarbon component of the training. Mr. Badasee Nanan, an RSES Certified Member (CM) from the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Association (ARIA) of Trinidad and Tobago, will conduct the R-410A component.

All members of the media are invited to attend the opening ceremony tomorrow Tuesday November 27th, at 9:00 am.