Maximizing Work Opportunities in IAQ, TAB, and More with NEMI’s Help

In this informative and engaging education session, we will explore the cutting-edge solutions offered by the National Environmental Management Institute (NEMI) to help local unions and contractors in the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing (TAB) industries maximize work opportunities. This session is designed for unions and management seeking to stay at the forefront of these rapidly evolving fields.

Session Highlights:

  • Introduction to NEMI: Learn about the National Environmental Management Institute (NEMI) and its mission to empower professionals in IAQ and TAB with the latest tools and resources.
  • IAQ Advancements: Discover the latest trends and advancements in Indoor Air Quality, including strategies for improving air quality, reducing contaminants, and ensuring healthier indoor environments, opens work opportunities.
  • TAB Techniques: Gain insights into how NEMI’s resources move the industries Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing practices to the next level and can help position contractors and their labor force for growth.
  • NEMI Resources: Explore the wealth of resources and tools provided by NEMI, including online courses, certification programs, technical guides, and software applications.
  • Whether labor or management, this session will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to excel in IAQ and TAB and maximize your work opportunities with the support of NEMI’s expertise. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead in these dynamic sectors of the industry.

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Lisa Davis
National Energy Management Institute (NEMI)

Lisa Davis graduated from the University of California, Davis, in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in biology, as a first step toward becoming a surgeon. She moved to Oregon to attend Oregon Health and Science University, but decided a life in medicine was not for her. Her resume soon included jobs ranging from working on a Hawaiian farm to the operating room, but it was working as a mechanic in a bowling alley that made her realize working with her hands was her path to a satisfying career.

She found Oregon Tradeswomen and completed the organization’s training before she was accepted into the apprenticeship at Sheet Metal Workers Local 16 in Portland, Oregon, where she completed a building trades apprenticeship and service program. Davis worked her way up to become Local 16’s first female instructor, while also helping form a diversity committee and serving on the ground floor of the local’s mentoring program.

In 2019, she joined the International Training Institute (ITI), the education arm of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) workers, as a heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) service and testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) specialist. In January 2023, she became the ITI’s director of recruitment and retention, working to expand mentoring programs for apprentices and cultivate relationships between local training centers and apprenticeship readiness programs or pre-apprenticeships.

In March 2023, Davis was named administrator for the National Energy Management Institute, or NEMI. In this role, she helps expand legislation efforts, manages SMART industry certifications through the International Certification Board (ICB) and partners with contractors and members to make buildings healthier while increasing energy efficiency.

Davis also serves on SMART’s International Women’s Committee, where she has helped craft resolutions and amendments to the union’s constitution. She is currently working on mentoring resources and parental support connections for members.