Other Programs

HVAC&R Systems Design Seminar Series 

Over the past two decades the Illinois Chapter Education Committee has conducted a highly informative, popular seminar series titled Basic Engineering Principles for HVAC&R System Design. There are eight weekly seminars held most recently on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the ITT B&G Little Red School House, 8200 N. Austin Ave., Morton Grove, Ill. Each week features a different topic and presenter. This program is designed for young engineers as well as experienced veterans with something for everyone. Besides the seminars, registration includes a copy of a comprehensive system design textbook as well as lots of specialized handouts. Those who complete the eight-week series will qualify for a certificate and 24 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Finally, income from this program funds a significant portion of the Illinois Chapter Scholarship Program.

The HVAC&R Basics Seminars have covered the following eight topics:

  • Introduction—Comfort in Air Conditioning, Heat Transfer in Building, Loads & Design Project
  • Heating, Ventilating & Cooling Loads; Applied to Design Project
  • Applying Psychrometrics to Air Systems & Review of Heat Transfer Devices
  • Water Systems Design & Water to Air Coil Selection
  • Air Flow in Duct Systems, Fans and Room Air Distribution Design
  • Refrigeration for Comfort Cooling & Application to Building Design Project
  • Automatic & DDC Control System Fundamentals and Application to Building Design Project
  • Air & Water Systems Design Applied to Building Design Project Including Codes & Standards


While the seminar series has traditionally taken place in the fall, September to November, the next class will be moved to the spring of 2014 so that program instructors may conduct a thorough review and update of all the course materials. Please check back to find out dates and registration information for the spring 2014 seminars.

Chapters Regional Conference (CRC)

Each year (in early May) the ___ ASHRAE Chapters in Region VI gather for the Chapters Regional Conference (CRC). The conference is held in a different location selected by the host committee. It is a wonderful opportunity to network and gain valuable continuing education at the various technical seminars offered at the annual conference. Check back for the dates, location and registration information about the 2014 Region VI Chapters Regional Conference.


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