Registration is open for the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference, to be held Feb. 1-5, at the Hilton Orlando. Registration for the conference provides entry to the co-sponsored AHR Expo, held Feb. 3-5, at the Orange County Convention Center.
The ASHRAE Winter Conference features eight conference tracks, tours, social events and a keynote speech from retired NFL referee Ed Hochuli.
The conference presents the latest topics in the HVAC&R industry through a technical program featuring more than 100 sessions and 300 speakers.
“The 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference will feature a strong technical program including presentations and discussions on best design practices and standards, incorporation of innovative technologies, and cutting edge approaches applicable to a wide range of buildings-related engineers, architects, and professionals,” says Melanie Derby, conference chair.
Program tracks include:
· HVAC&R Fundamentals and Applications
· Systems and Equipment
· Refrigeration and Refrigerants
· Cutting Edge Approaches
· High Efficiency Design and Operation
· Big Data and Smart Controls
· Ventilation, IAQ and Air Distribution Systems
· Standards, Guidelines and Codes
ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) will offer four full-day seminars and 17 half-day short courses during the conference.
New ALI courses include:
· Guideline 36: Best in Class HVAC Control Sequences
· Complying with Standard 90.1-2019
· Installing DDC Control Systems
· IgCC and ASHRAE Standard 189.1 Technical Provisions
· Principles of Building Commissioning: ASHRAE Guideline 0 and Standard 202
· ASHRAE Cold Climate Design
· V in HVAC – What, Why, Where, How, and How Much
Apply by Jan. 10, to sit for an ASHRAE Certification exam. Exams will be administered on Feb. 5, in these fields: Building Operations, Commissioning, Energy Assessment, Energy Modeling, Healthcare Facility Design, High-Performance Building Design, and HVAC Design, a new program.
The AHR Expo hosts more than 1,800 exhibitors and attracts crowds of 65,000 industry professionals worldwide. ASHRAE Winter Conference registrants will have access to the AHR Expo with a conference badge.
In addition, ASHRAE conducts more than 600 meetings during the course of the conference, with over 100 specific technical topics in HVAC&R technology addressed. The meetings are open to the public.