ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo Turnout
ASHRAE concluded a successful 2020 Winter Conference and AHR Expo, held February 1-5 in Orlando, Fla. The conference attracted nearly 2,800 engineers, architects, contractors, students and other industry professionals.
The Winter Conference technical program featured more than 300 presentations, with interest surrounding this year’s new track, Big Data and Smart Controls, where session topics included smart sensor technologies, occupant behavior in buildings and cost-based control of supply air temperature.
The AHR Expo offered more than 1,900 exhibitors, with 300 companies exhibiting for the first time. The three-day show occupying 506,000 net square feet of exhibit space, attracted visitors from more than 160 countries.
The plenary session drew more than 1,000 people and provided a forum for the presentation of awards to experienced and emerging leaders in the industry. Keynote speaker Ed Hochuli, retired Head Referee in the National Football League, closed the session with an empowering presentation on being successful at any job.
The 2020 ASHRAE Annual Conference is planned for June 27- July 1 in Austin, Texas. The 2021 Winter Conference will meet Jan. 23-27, and the AHR Expo, Jan. 25-27, in Chicago.
Registration Open for ASHRAE Learning Institute's Spring Online Course Series
Registration is now open for the 2020 Spring online instructor-led course series from the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI). The 11 online offerings, including three new courses, run from April through June. The following is the full schedule of offerings:
21 Apr 2020 – New! Principles of Building Commissioning: ASHRAE Guideline 0 and Standard 202
23 Apr 2020 – Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Applications: Best Practices (Energy Saving Practices)
30 Apr 2020 – Variable Refrigerant Flow System: Design and Applications
05 May 2020 – Updated! Latest in High-Performance Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS)
07 May 2020 – Solar PV and Thermal Systems Analysis and Design
13 May 2020 – Designing and Operating High-Performing Healthcare HVAC Systems
14 May 2020 New! – V in HVAC – What, Why, Where, How and How Much
21 May 2020 – Humidity Control I: Design Tips and Traps, IAQ Practices
26 May 2020 – Updated! Save 40% by Complying with Standard 90.1-2019
02 Jun 2020 New! – Designing for Cold Climates
09 Jun 2020 – Successfully Managing the Risk of Legionellosis Using ASHRAE Standard 188
To register, visit the ashrae.org/onlinecourses.