The Exchange: Big Ideas For You


Heating and cooling technologies are evolving, with more options than ever to create an energy-efficient, comfortable environment.

That’s why Reitmeier created The Exchange.

The Exchange is a series of free educational workshops, seminars, and presentations to help you understand your HVAC system, ensure optimum performance, and maximize return on investment.

Our intention is to provide you with ongoing information on the best practices in property and facilities management – these strategies will help save money, reduce energy consumption, and create a competitive edge.

The Exchange: Learning Opportunities For You

The Exchange was named for our goal of facilitating the constant exchange of new and innovative ideas, as well as the exchange of hot and cold air in your HVAC system. The program is designed to help property managers, facility managers, property owners, and contractors leverage these options to make more informed decisions about their buildings.

Taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors, programs are completely free-of-charge and address a variety of topics – including heating and air conditioning maintenance, controls, equipment trends, building automation, and HVAC system design. Training classes are typically held at our corporate headquarters in Tualatin, OR – however, our skilled instructors are also available to come to speak at your facility.

Past Topics at The Exchange

Get Energy Efficient with The Energy Trust of Oregon

Energy Trust of Oregon Representative Nick Dreves joined us to discuss how to evaluate the energy savings for your building(s), identify opportunities within your portfolio, and leverage Trade Allies and ETO program offerings for improved ROI.

As a professional working in commercial property or facilities management, it pays to understand energy efficiency and the resources available to you. With a comprehensive understanding of Energy Trust, incentives, and partners, attendees learned how to invest in their building and realize immediate and long-term return.

This 2-hour workshop facilitated an in-depth discussion around:

  • Introduction to the Energy Trust of Oregon and the Existing Buildings program
  • How to invest in your building to receive immediate and long-term payback
  • Available energy efficiency incentives for your building
  • Standard and custom processes within the Trust
  • The non-energy benefits of efficiency, and how they affect the success of your business
  • Case studies of successful energy efficiency initiatives in buildings like yours

The Value of Predictive Maintenance

Experienced Reitmeier HVAC professionals Adam Tucker and Michael Taal lead an in-depth discussion around why HVAC maintenance is essential for building performance – including a maintenance demonstration on a working HVAC unit.

With a comprehensive understanding of the maintenance landscape, you can confidently invest in a maintenance plan that significantly improves the ROI of your HVAC system (and overall performance of your building) by:

  • Catching minor problems before they develop into serious issues
  • Keeping your unit running efficiently, pushing costs down
  • Achieving a longer lifespan for your HVAC system

This workshop facilitated an in-depth discussion around:

  • Why HVAC maintenance is essential for the performance of your building
  • The costs and benefits of varying approaches to HVAC maintenance
  • What predictive and preventative maintenance should cover
  • How to evaluate maintenance needs for your system
  • A live demonstration of maintenance being performed on an actual HVAC unit in the comfort of our warehouse

How Can The Exchange Help You?

At Reitmeier, we live our core value, Leading the Way, in everything we do. This commitment includes keeping our clients and business partners ahead of the latest trends in building tools, applications, codes, and standards.

The Exchange’s primary goal is to help you make smart, long-range decisions that balance cost, risk, and profit for the most effective results. If you’d like to learn more about a specific topic, please let us know by submitting your suggestions below. We want to hear from you!

The Exchange Topic Suggestions