The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston is starting a new HVAC certificate program for September 2004. We are interested in getting feedback about the types of equipment that we need to purchase to allow the instructors to teach all the courses in the program.

Hampden Corp., a manufacturer of HVAC lab equipment, has given us a list with $200,000 of equipment on it. This in our estimation is excessive for an HVAC lab.

Does anybody out there have experience with this?