We going to take more a “just the facts, ma’am” approach with this article. Below, we’ve combined the listings (as of press time) for the paid ASHRAE sessions with the various AHR Expo-related free educational sessions, to give you a single chronological list of options as you plan your time in Chicago.
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The paid ASHRAE session entries include the cost (non-members/ASHRAE members). A full-day course earns 6 PDHs/AIA LUs or .6 CEUs, and the half-day courses earn 3 PDHs/AIA LUs or .3 CEUs. As always, check with your own state for details in how it handles these credits.

As indicated, the Saturday paid courses are located at the ASHRAE host hotel, the Palmer House Hilton. Everything else is at McCormick Place. We’ve included the instructors for the paid ASHRAE courses. The free AHR entries include the organization running the session (with the room number, where available).

For more info on these events and the overall AHR/ASHRAE festivities in general, try www.ahrexpo.comand www.ashrae.com.



8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Commissioning Process in New & Existing Buildings ($485/$395)

Instructor: Rick Casault, P.E., Member ASHRAE (Casault Engineering)

Data Center Energy Efficiency ($485/$395)

Instructors: Don Beaty, P.E., Member ASHRAE (DLB Consulting Eng PC Associates) and Roger Schmidt, Ph.D., P.E., Member ASHRAE (IBM)


Integrated Building Design ($485/$395)

Instructors: Charles Gulledge, P.E., Member ASHRAE (AC Corp) and Lisa Rosenow, Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP (Putnam Price Group)




2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Understanding Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Technologies & Applications ($159/$119)

Instructor: Paul Pieper, P.Eng, Member ASHRAE (Venmar CES Inc.)


Understanding & Designing Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS) ($159/$119)

Instructor: Stanley Mumma, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE (Penn State University)


Application of Standard 62.1-2010: Multiple Spaces Equations & Spreadsheet Calculations ($159/$119)

Instructor: Hoy Bohanon, P.E., Member ASHRAE (Working Buildings)



8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Basics of High-Performance Building Design ($159/$119)

Instructor: Tom Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E., Member ASHRAE (University of Georgia)


Complying with Standard 90.1-2010: Envelope/Lighting ($159/$119)

Instructor: Joseph Deringer, AIA, Member ASHRAE (Institute for Sustainable Building Performance)


Energy Management in New & Existing Buildings ($159/$119)

Instructor: Richard Pearson


9:00 a.m.

BACnet Series - Specifying BACnet Based Network Controls (S103a, BACnet International)

LonMark Series - Introduction to LonWorks Technology (S103d, LonMark Americas)

SMACNA HVAC Duct Construction Standard (S101a, SMACNA)

The New Visibility & Interactions in the Building Automation Industry (S102bc, www.AutomatedBuildings.com)


10:00 a.m.

Close Up: ZigBee Adoption (S101b, ZigBee Alliance)


LonMark Series - Multi-system Integration, Part I (S103d, LonMark Americas)


10:30 a.m.

BACnet Series - BACnet Goes Mobile (S103a, BACnet International)


11 a.m.          

Delivering the Green Design with Testing Adjusting and Balancing a HVAC System and the Problems Commissioning Can Create (S101a, TABB)


Smart Grid, Building Automation and Interoperability. How you can benefit. (S102bc, GridWise Architecture Council)


1:30 p.m.

LonMark Series - Multi-system Integration, Part II LonMark Americas (S103d, LMA)


New Open Source Technologies that are Changing the Industry (S102bc, www.AutomatedBuildings.com)


2 p.m.

BACnet Series - Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings through BACnet (S103a, BACnet International)

Details of New AHRI VRF Standard and Certification Program (S101b, AHRI)


Water / Energy Nexus: Comparing the Relative Value Of Water Versus Energy Resources (S102a, Cooling Technology Institute)


2:30 p.m.

Test & Balance Primer for Engineers (S101a, Associated Air Balance Council)


2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Advanced High Performance Building Design ($159/$119)

Instructor: Jeff Ross-Bain, P.E., Member ASHRAE, BEMP (Ross-Bain Green Buildings, LLC)


The Commissioning Process & Guideline 0 ($159/$119)

(Co-sponsored by BCA, IESNA and NEBB)

Instructor: Walter Grondzik, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE (Ball State University)


Complying with Standard 90.1-2010: HVAC/Mechanical ($159/$119)

Instructor: McHenry Wallace, P.E., Member ASHRAE (WiseWatt LLC)


Evaluating the Performance of LEED-Certified Buildings ($159/$119)

Instructor: Mark Stetz, P.E., Member ASHRAE (Stetz Consulting, LLC)


3 p.m.

Benefits of Water-Cooled Systems versus Air-Cooled Systems for Air Conditioning Applications (S102a, Cooling Technology Institute)


LonMark Series - LonMark Standards, Technology, Task Group, and Programs Update (S103d, LonMark Americas)


Selection, Operation & Maintenance and Water Treatment for Multi-Metal Boilers (ASHRAE)


3:30 p.m.

BACnet Series - BACnet Operator Workstations (S103a, BACnet International)





8:30 a.m.

Find the Benefits of Less Duct Before Considering Duct-Less (S101b, Spiral Duct Manufacturers Association)


The Journey to System Performance (S102a, Green Mechanical Council)

9 a.m.

BACnet Series - Factory Mounting BACnet Controls (S103a, BACnet International)


LonMark Series - Smart Grid Basics: Preparing Your Customers for Future Energy Changes (S103d, LonMark Americas)


Saving Energy in Outdoor Air Systems (S101a, HARDI)


9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Combined Heat & Power  ($159/$119)

Instructor: Lucas Hyman, P.E., ASHRAE Member, LEED AP (Goss Engineering, Inc)


Healthcare Facilities: Best Practice Design ($159/$119)

Instructors: Robert Cox, P.E., Member ASHRAE (Jacobs Global Buildings) and Daniel Koenigshofer, P.E., Member ASHRAE (Dewberry)


Project Management for Improved IAQ ($159/$119)

Instructor: Hoy Bohanon, P.E., Member ASHRAE (Working Buildings)


9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Using Standard 90.1 to Meet LEED Requirements ($485/$395)

Instructors: McHenry Wallace, P.E., Member ASHRAE (WiseWatt LLC) and Joseph Deringer, AIA, Member ASHRAE (Institute for Sustainable Building Performance)


Energy Modeling Best Practices and Applications: HVAC/Thermal ($485/$395)

(Co-sponsored by IBPSA-USA and RMI)

Instructors: Kendra Tupper, P.E. Member ASHRAE, (Rocky Mountain Institute) and Erik Kolderup, P.E., Member ASHRAE (Kolderup Consulting)


9:30 a.m.

The Tools of Visibility and Interaction (S102bc,



10 a.m.          

LonMark Series - Total Facility Control: Integrating the Process, Environment and Enterprise (S103d, LonMark Americas)


The Destruction of ODS for Carbon Credits - How to turn your used ozone depleting substances into cash (S101b, Women in HVACR)


10:30 a.m.

BACnet Series - BACnet Lighting Integration 101 (S103a, BACnet International)


11 a.m.          

Electricity Markets and HVACR with DR, ESCO 2.0 (S102bc, GridWise™ Architecture Council)


12:30 p.m.

Air Leakage Testing of Building Envelopes (S101a, National Environmental Balancing Bureau)


1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Healthcare Facilities: Best Practice Applications ($159/$119)

Instructors: Robert Cox, P.E., Member ASHRAE (Jacobs Global Buildings) and Daniel Koenigshofer, P.E., Member ASHRAE (Dewberry)


Designing Toward Net Zero Energy Commercial Buildings ($159/$119)

Instructors: Dunstan Macauley, P.E, Member ASHRAE. (Encon Group, Inc.) and Frank Mills, P. Eng., Member ASHRAE (Environmental Design Consultants Limited)


1:30 p.m.

ClimateTalk Open Standards and HVACR Contractor Benefits (S101b, ClimateTalk Alliance)


LonMark Series - Case Studies: Government, Restaurant, Retail, and Education (S103d, LonMark Americas)


The Visible Campus - Bringing Sustainable & Energy-Wise Designs to Focus (S102bc, www.AutomatedBuildings.com)


2 p.m.

BACnet Series - Building Sustainability through Building Automation (S103a, BACnet International)


2:30 p.m.

Keeping the Air Clean in Your Hospital Facility Including the Isolation Room (S101a, NAFA)


3 p.m.

How to Design High-Performance Air Systems for the Life of the Building (S101b, AMCA International)


LonMark Series - The Master Systems Integrator (S103d, LonMark Americas)


3:30 p.m.

BACnet Series - LEED Credits & Controls (S103a, BACnet International)


Manteniendo el Aire Limpio en el Hospital Incluyendo la Sala de Aislamiento (S101a, NAFA