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 seven weekly seminars held most recently on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the University of Illinois Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street, Chicago. 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 series will qualify for a certificate and 21 Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits. Income from this program helps fund the Illinois ASHRAE Scholarship Program.

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

  • Introduction to HVAC Systems—Comfort in Air Conditioning, Room Air Distribution
  • Air Flow in Duct Systems, Fans
  • Building Modeling & Energy Analysis (including code issues)
  • Water Systems Design (Parts 1 & 2) / Control System Fundamentals and Applications
  • Control System Fundamentals and Applications
  • Requirements for Test, Adjust & Balance
  • HVAC Commissioning and Report

The next class is anticipated for the fall of 2018. Please check back to find out dates and registration information.


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 for the 2019 Region VI Chapters Regional Conference.

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