As an added benefit to show attendees, and in addition to ASHRAE's winter meeting and short course programs, free educational sessions will be offered by AHR Expo, ASHRAE and eight endorsing associations. These sessions, many offered for the first time, will be geared to engineers, contractors, wholesalers, and other HVACR professionals who visit AHR Expo 2004, January 26-28, 2004 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.

The large variety of educational sessions features a range of topics dealing with the most important industry issues impacting HVACR professionals. The main purpose is to allow attendees to gain a better understanding of the newest trends and technologies impacting the industry, while also providing them with the opportunity to find practical solutions to the challenges they face. Industry leaders who are experts in their fields will be presenting information in several different formats.

"We're excited that so many of our show supporters and associations are offering these popular educational sessions," said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company (IEC), which produces and manages the AHR Expo. "It's a great opportunity for AHR Expo attendees to pick up some valuable knowledge while at the show in Anaheim."

Free Sessions Attendees are allowed to participate in as many presentations throughout the two-day program as their schedule permits. The 2004 topics include:

  • AHR Expo-Sponsored Educational Sessions Covering Building Automation and Control: Presented by: David J. Branson, PE Senior Vice President, Compliance Services Group, Inc. Ken Sinclair, Editor/Owner online industry magazine AutomatedBuildings.com Planning for Convergence: Plugging In Real Time Information Creating Connections: Networking Tools that Connect Directly to the Client's Enterprise Overview of Automation Tools and Demonstrations Available Online Wireless Controls: Real Applications and Evolving Protocols

Presentations by Endorsing Associations:

  • Ways to Find and Retain Qualified Technicians/Employees - Presented by ACCA System Diagnostics - Presented by ACCA DOE Best Practices Tools for Energy Management - Presented by ABMA A Complete Approach to Moving Air Efficiently - Presented by AMCA XML/Web Services Guidelines - Presented by CABA Cooling Tower Operating and Maintenance for Improved Efficiency - Presented by CTI Using GAMA and IBR Ratings to Your Advantage - Presented by GAMA Technology of Clean Air - Schools & Commercial Buildings - Presented by NAFA Technical Commissioning of HVAC Systems - Presented by NEBB

ASHRAE-Sponsored Complimentary Public Session:

  • Improving Residential HVAC Energy Efficiency Monday, January 26, 2004 - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Speakers will focus on the major areas of achieving energy efficiency in residential construction for both new and existing housing. Nationwide, communities are adopting energy efficient codes. This session will provide balanced, accurate, cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities.

Residential and Light Commercial Tune-Ups John Proctor, P.E., Proctor Engineering Group, Ltd., San Rafael, CA

High Efficiency Air-Conditioners Roy Crawford, Ph.D., P.E., Trane, Tyler, TX and Jim Mullen, Member, Lennox Industries, Carrollton, TX

Impact of House Envelope Changes Glenn Hourahan, P.E., Member, Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Arlington, VA

Impact of Duct Leakage Mark Modera, Ph.D., P.E., Member, Carrier - Aeroseal, Piedmont, CA

ASHRAE Short Courses (Nominal Tuition Charge)

Each course earns Professional Development Hours (PDHs), which can be applied toward maintaining P.E. registration.

Direct Digital Control (DDC) Retrofits: From Project Planning Through Performance Verification Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Designing Underfloor Air Distribution Systems Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Evaluating and Designing Exhaust Systems to Avoid Fume Reentry Sunday, January 25, 2004 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Seismic Restraint Design Sunday, January 25, 2004 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Understanding and Designing Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS) Sunday, January 25, 2004 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cost Effective Commercial and Industrial Solar Applications Monday, January 26, 2004 - 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

An Introduction to BACnet¨ Monday, January 26, 2004 - 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Monday, January 26, 2004 - 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Compliance with Standard 90.1-2001 HVAC/Mechanical Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Cooling and Heating Load Calculation Fundamentals Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Humidity Control I - Basic Principles, Loads and Equipment Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Introduction to Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Air Conditioning Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Humidity Control II - Applications, Control Levels and Mold Avoidance Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Introduction to Green Buildings and Sustainable Construction Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To register or to receive more information on these courses, call ASHRAE at 1-800-527-4723, or visit their website at: www.ashrae.org.