A series of continuing education modules that can be used by businesses or educational institutions as seminars or "lunch and learn" programs is being developed byASHRAE’s Learning Institute (ALI).

"Participation in these educational programs will better equip attendees to respond to current issues affecting the HVAC&R industry," Donald Colliver, Ph.D., P.E., ASHRAE president, said. The modules will be tailored for approximately three- to six-hour presentations on topics of current interest and will include student handouts, instructor's materials and a series of PowerPoint slides. Instructors will be provided by the presenting organizations.

The first of these modules, Humidity Control in Commercial Buildings, in the form of two three-hour seminars, currently is available through ALI. The humidity module was developed by Lew Harriman, author of the recent ASHRAE publication, Humidity Control Design Guide for Commercial and Institutional Buildings, which was a product of ASHRAE research.

The first part of the seminar is designed for HVAC professionals who need to control humidity in commercial or institutional buildings. The second module features a more in-depth discussion of moisture loads and how they vary by climate and building type.

For more information, contact Anne Spengler, ASHRAE director of education, at Anne Spengler or 404-636-8400.