Associations to lead workshops at AHR Expo

January event in Chicago to feature 29 educational sessions

10/23/2008


The latest trends, technologies and techniques impacting all segments of the HVAC/R industry will be addressed as part of the extensive educational programming offered at the 2009 AHR EXPO, Jan. 26-28, 2009 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Featuring 70 sessions and workshops presented by the industry’s leading trade associations, topics range from achieving sustainability and energy reduction to the economics of energy, best practices and the latest trends and techniques in HVAC/R.

In addition to 30 educational sessions and workshops offered by the ASHRAE Learning Institute, 29 free sessions will be presented by 18 associations during the 2009 AHR EXPO ( www.ahrexpo.com ). The free sessions include:
Using Technology to Create Sustainable Green Buildings (AHR)
SMACNA/ANSI HVAC Duct Construction Standard (SMACNA)
Indoor Air Quality & The Built Environment (HRAI SkillTech Academy)
Training Your Technicians (RSES)
System Operating Costs and Duct Leakage (SPIDA)
GridWise and the Nation’s Carbon Footprint (GWAC)
Maximizing System Performance with Condensing/Noncondensing Boilers (ABMA)
Energy Economics in Your Buildings (AHR)
Hydronic Radiant Control Strategies (RPA)
HVAC/R Education & Training: Important Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (AHRI)
Labeling Fans for Energy Efficiency (AMCA)
Green Buildings, BIM and Evolving Energy Standards (AHR)
Emission Reductions Using Combustion & Post Combustion Processes (ABMA)
Plan and Spec Representative/Manufacturer Relations (HARDI)
B2G %%MDASSML%% Building to Grid %%MDASSML%% and the Next Frontier for BACnet (GWAC)
Saving Energy Through Proper Air Filtration (NAFA)
Requirements of the Technical Commissioning Process (NEBB)
SMACNA/ANSI Seismic Restraint Standard (SMACNA)
“Building to Grid:” Enabling Buildings to Trade Their Energy (AHR)
Best Ventilation Practices for High Performance Homes (HVI)
Wireless Sensors and Control Networks (ZigBee Alliance)

In addition, several half and full-day educational events will be held in conjunction with the Show. For the first time at the AHR EXPO, a LEED Implementation for Building Operations and Maintenance Seminar will be held by USGBC on Monday, Jan. 26. This 300-level course is designed for building operations and maintenance professionals involved in implementing LEED v2009: Existing Building Operations and Maintenance. Also on Jan. 26, PM Live will be returning to the AHR EXPO with its Solar Water & Solar Heating %%MDASSML%% New Opportunities for Hydronic Professionals and Reclaimed Water & Water Conservation Revisited sessions. The Green Mechanical Council will be hosting its Greenspeak: the Language and Culture of Green session and, CABA will host a Building Intelligence Tour on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Registration and fees are required for these five educational events.

For more details on educational opportunities being offered at the 2009 AHR EXPO, including a full list of courses, costs and times, visit www.ahrexpo.com/education .





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