19 joulukuuta 2023

Collaboration with Burgenland University proves HVAC training programme

Purmo Group is pleased to announce the completion of a pilot expert-training programme in HVAC solutions. The pilot has been run in collaboration with Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH, a university of applied science in Austria, which provided academic expertise in its design and delivery. 

Purmo Group is one of foremost suppliers of products, systems and solutions for indoor climates. In 2021 it announced its strategy to expand beyond just manufacture and to provide solutions that actively reduce the environmental impact of indoor climates, stating that ‘perfect indoor climates should not cost the planet’s climate’. Currently, 18% of all energy consumed in Europe goes into the heating and cooling of residential buildings. Reducing this figure would be a major step forwards in combatting climate change.

The global initiative, named the PG Academy, is critical to the Group’s mission. It will be used to promote specialist knowledge of all aspects of HVAC solutions to staff. In a total of 30 modules, the courses will cover topics from essential thermodynamics to aspects of indoor-climate comfort such as the reaction of the human body to temperature changes. It will also include advanced modules in solution selling and the design of systems for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning - especially taking renewable energy into account.

With the pilot complete, the Group will be rolling out the initiative to training centres; its first being the PG Academy in Austria, which opened in October 2023. Training will begin in early 2024.

Lesia Gibbons, Head of Customer and Commercial Excellence commented: “The Global Purmo Academy is a visionary approach to educating our people in whole spectrum of hard and soft skills in solutions selling and technology. To do it we need to partner with universities like Burgenland – we plan more such partnerships in the future.”


Further information:

Justin Roux
Head of Global Communications
Purmo Group Plc
[email protected] 
Tel. +44 771 742 2893

About Purmo Group:

Purmo Group is at the centre of the global sustainability journey, offering full solutions and sustainable ways of heating and cooling homes to mitigate global warming. We provide complete heating and cooling solutions to residential and non-residential buildings, including underfloor heating and cooling systems, a broad range of radiators, heat pumps, flow control and hydronic distribution systems, as well as smart products. Our mission is to be the global leader in sustainable indoor climate comfort solutions. Our approximately 3,170 employees operate in 24 countries, manufacturing and distributing top-quality products and solutions to our customers in more than 100 countries. Purmo Group’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki with the ticker symbol PURMO. More information: