New York City is the location for the 2014 ASHRAE Winter Conference, and registration is now open for attendees. This year’s event, Jan. 18-22 at the New York Hilton, will have a special focus on the design, development, and operation of tall buildings. The conference’s technical program will examine themes relevant to NYC, as well as the basics of HVAC systems, refrigeration, and many other topics significant to the building industry.

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The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo®, held in conjunction with the Winter Conference, will run Jan. 21-23. The Expo, held at the Javits Convention Center, takes place Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday as opposed to the traditional Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. More information is available at

More than 100 New York PDHs, AIA LUs, PDHs and LEED AP credits are available through ASHRAE Learning Institute courses and technical program sessions. The technical program features more than 200 sessions addressing building information systems; hydronic system design; improving building performance; indoor environmental air health/IEQ; refrigeration; HVAC&R systems and equipment; and HVACR fundamentals and application.

Two particular tracks of note are “Tall Buildings,” which examines opportunities in the design, development, and operation of tall and super-tall buildings, and “International Design,” addressing innovative design strategies to meet environmental elements, geography, and cultures.

Attendees can also choose from 23 Professional Development Seminars and Short Courses to help them stay current on HVAC trends. The ASHRAE Learning Institute offers new updates to Standards 90.1 and 62.1, in addition to 11 new courses that include Standard 55, building enclosure commissioning, electric rates and regulations, health care facilities, building energy audits, and ground source heat pumps. ALI courses are approved for renewal of professional engineer and professional architect licenses, as well as for industry certification programs. For a list of all courses, visit