ASHRAE has begun releasing information on its 2016 Winter Conference in Orlando, FL. According to the association, the conference will tackle the most up-to-date information on the standards that guide industry technology, along with presentations focused on upcoming ASHRAE publications.

The ASHRAE conference takes place Jan. 23-27 at the Orlando Hilton, while the ASHRAE co-sponsored AHR Expo takes place Jan. 25-27, next door at the Orange County Convention Center. To register for the ASHRAE conference, which includes free access to the expo, visit

The conference technical program features eight tracks, some 100 sessions, and more than 300 speakers. It runs Sunday, Jan. 24 through Wednesday, Jan. 27, and offers over 200 Professional Development Hours, as well as Continuing Education Units, which can be applied toward a Professional Engineering license in many states, including the state of Florida.

Among the sessions are several providing updates on ASHRAE and industry standards and publications.

“Since ASHRAE is the leader in HVACR standards and guidelines, these sessions are a hot topic for attendees,” said Jennifer Leach, conference chair. “This year, we will focus on some international standards like EU Qualicheck and the International Institute of Refrigeration as well as ASHRAE standards related to environmental quality, energy, and Legionella. Attendees can use the information shared through the technical program while walking the expo floor to see how it directly impacts the development of technology.”

Among the standards addressed in the program are ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 205, Standard Representation of Performance Simulation Data for HVAC&R and Other Facility Equipment; ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015: Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems; the ICC/ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard; the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) sponsored by ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects, the International Code Council, the Illuminating Engineering Society and the U.S. Green Building Council and its inclusion of ANSI/ASHRAE/ICC/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings; and bi-national ground loop heat exchanger/ground-source heat pump standards.

Publication updates include the Combined Heat and Power Design Guide, the Cold Climate Buildings Design Guide, and the ASHRAE Survival Guide to Design-Build.