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2008 AHR Expo Puts Emphasis on Going Green

January 1, 2008

WESTPORT, Conn. - The latest in green products and technologies, along with a number of green educational sessions, will be featured at the 2008 AHR Expo at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Tuesday, Jan. 22 to Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008.

An array of new, energy-efficient, green products will be on display from more than 1,800 companies around the world. Close to 200 of these exhibitors will also be showcasing IAQ products and will feature IAQ signs in their booths.

Several of AHR Expo’s 28 endorsing associations will be offering free educational sessions dealing with green issues. Some of these sessions include:

• GreenSpeak: Understanding the Language and Concepts

• Going Green: Reducing Emissions and Operating Costs in Commercial, Industrial or Process Heating Applications

• Going Green and the Plan and Spec Representative

In addition, several green educational sessions will be part of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) conference program. Sessions such as “Successful Solar Applications” and “Introduction to Green Buildings and Sustainable Construction” will offer attendees insights into a variety of green issues. Other features of the show include:

• A Zero Energy Buildings exhibit, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will provide attendees with research into systems integration of residential and commercial buildings with renewable and other onsite power systems. It will include evaluation of cost tradeoffs between investments in energy efficiency and on-site power systems, along with evaluation of net daily, monthly, and annual energy contributions from such systems. In addition, the Department of Energy/Building Energy Codes Programs will have an exhibit where Energy Code Compliance software will be provided free-of-charge.

• The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Energy Star will host an exhibit and seminar for attendees on how they can help put customers on the road to green, sustainable buildings. Attendees are invited to learn how building owners use Energy Star’s energy management tools and strategies to manage risk, stay competitive, and control energy costs.

• The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will be presenting an exhibit as well as a seminar on its energy savings program and incentives.

• Rounding out the green offerings at the show will be information booths sponsored by the Green Mechanical Council and U.S. Green Building Council.

“Going green is one of the hottest topics in the HVACR industry, so we want to be sure that attendees can find the information they need to make informed decisions,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Co., show producers and managers.

For more information, visit www.ahrexpo.com.

Publication date: 01/01/2008