You can now learn how to comply with the ASHRAE energy conservation standard without leaving your office. A new continuing education module, based on ASHRAE's existing short course, addresses compliance with the HVAC and service water heating sections of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2001, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

The module is designed for use by businesses, educational institutions or ASHRAE chapters as seminars or "lunch and learn" programs. "Local speakers who are familiar with the material can use the module to make a presentation," Mark Hydeman, instructor of the short course and narrator of the module, said. "It serves as a tool to train other trainers and prepare them to present the material."

The three-hour module includes student handouts, instructor's materials and a series of PowerPoint slides, all contained on a CD. Guidance on complying with 90.1 also can be found in the short course as well as a new online program. For more information on any of these ASHRAE Learning Institute offerings, email edu@ashrae.org. The first of ASHRAE's continuing education modules, Humidity Control in Commercial Buildings, was made available in 2002.