More than 100 sessions addressing current trends and technologies in the HVACR industry are on tap for the 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference, which will be held Jan. 23-27 at the Orlando Hilton in Orlando, Fla.
- Systems and Equipment.
- Fundamentals and Applications.
- Design Build.
- International Design.
- Standards, Guidelines and Codes.
- Cutting-Edge Technologies.
- The Great Debate.
- Modern Residential Systems.
The full program will be announced in late September.
Twenty professional-development seminars and short courses will be offered by the ASHRAE Learning Institute. New courses include Variable Refrigerant Flow System Design & Application and Evaluation and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems.
Some 200 professional-development hours recognized by most states, American Institute of Architects learning units, and LEED AP credits will be available through ASHRAE Learning Institute courses and technical-program sessions.
On Jan. 27, ASHRAE will offer on-site administration of all six of its certifications: Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP), Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP), High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP), Healthcare Facility Design Professional (HFDP), and Operations & Performance Management Professional (OPMP).
Additionally, technical tours, including of SeaWorld Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, Harvest Power’s Energy Garden, the University of Central Florida power plant, and the Florida Solar Energy Center, will be offered.
The keynote speaker at the opening plenary session will be Laura Schwartz, the White House director of events during the Clinton administration. Schwartz will discuss how volunteerism can make a difference in the world and in organizations. As Schwartz explains, “Volunteer associations and service organizations are instrumental in society because they can often do things more effectively than our government.”
To register for the 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference, which includes free access to the 2016 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), which will take place Jan. 25-27 next door at the Orange County Convention Center, visit www.ashrae.org/orlando.