The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) announced that 10 courses will be offered during ASHRAE’s 2018 Annual Conference in Houston. This includes four courses being presented for the first time.

“Each ALI course provides meaningful, credible technical information to industry professionals,” says 2017-18 ASHRAE President Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D. “We are proud to offer courses that communicate the value of the latest innovations and technology, as we work toward a more sustainable world for the next generation.”

New half-day courses include: “Advance Design for Net Zero Buildings,” “Latest in High-Performance Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS),” “Save 30 percent Complying with Standard 90.1-2013,” and “Cool Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Air Conditioning.”

In addition to the four half-day short courses, two full-day seminars and four additional half-day courses are being offered between Saturday, June 23 and Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The complete conference course schedule is as follows:

June 23, 2018

“The Commissioning Process in New and Existing Buildings” (6 Hour),

Rick Casault, P.E.

“Energy Modeling Best Practices and Applications” (6 Hour)

Joseph Deringer, AIA, LEED® AP

Erik Kolderup, P.E., BEMP, LEED® AP

“Energy Management Best Practices” (3 Hour)

Richard Pearson, P.E.

June 24, 2018

“Advanced Designs for Net Zero Buildings” (3 Hour)

Peter Simmonds, Ph.D.

Charles Eley, P.E., AIA, CEM, BEMP, LEED®

“Latest in High Performance Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS)” (3 Hour)

Art Hallstrom, P.E., LEED® AP

June 25, 2018

“Save 30% Complying with Standard 90.1-2013” (3 Hour)

McHenry Wallace, P.E., LEED® AP

Joseph Deringer, AIA, LEED® 

“Designing and Operating High-Performing Healthcare HVAC Systems” (3 Hour)

Donald Burroughs, P.E.

June 26, 2018

“Cool Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Air Conditioning” (3 Hour)

Douglas Reindl, Ph.D., P.E.

“Variable Refrigerant Flow System: Design and Application” (3 Hour)

Paul Doppel

Jocelyn Léger, P.Eng., CEM, LEED® AP

“Humidity Control II: Real-World Problems and Solutions” (3 Hour)

Mark Nunnelly, P.E., BEMP, LEED® AP

All 10 courses are open for registration and are eligible for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). ASHRAE recommends participants check with their specific State Board for PDH and/or CEU requirements.

For more information and to register for the ASHRAE Learning Institute course offerings, visit