WESTPORT, Conn. - As an added benefit to 2004 AHR Expo attendees, in addition to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Winter Meeting sessions and short course programs, additional free educational sessions will be offered by the Expo, ASHRAE, and eight endorsing associations.

The educational sessions - many offered for the first time - will be geared to contractors, wholesalers, engineers, and other HVACR professionals who visit the Expo, to be held Jan. 26-28, 2004 in Anaheim, Calif.

Free Sessions
Attendees are allowed to participate in as many presentations as their schedule permits. Topics include:

AHR Expo-sponsored sessions on building automation and control:
Presented by David J. Branson, P.E., of Compliance Services Group Inc., and Ken Sinclair of AutomatedBuildings.com.

  • Planning for Convergence: Plugging In Real Time Information
  • Creating Connections: Networking Tools that Connect Directly to the Client's Enterprise
  • Overview of Automation Tools and Demonstrations Available Online
  • Wireless Controls: Real Applications and Evolving Protocols

    Presentations by endorsing associations:

  • Ways to Find and Retain Qualified Technicians/Employees - presented by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
  • System Diagnostics - presented by ACCA
  • DOE Best Practices Tools for Energy Management - presented by the American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA)
  • A Complete Approach to Moving Air Efficiently - presented by the Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA)
  • XML/Web Services Guidelines - presented by the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
  • Cooling Tower Operating and Maintenance for Improved Efficiency - presented by the Cooling Technology Institute (CTI)
  • Using GAMA and IBR Ratings to Your Advantage - presented by the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
  • Technology of Clean Air: Schools & Commercial Buildings - presented by the National Air Filtration Association (NAFA)
  • Technical Commissioning of HVAC Systems - presented by the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB)

    ASHRAE-sponsored complimentary public session:
    Improving Residential HVAC Energy Efficiency
    Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 - 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Speakers will focus on how to achieve energy efficiency in residential construction for both new and existing housing.

  • Residential and Light Commercial Tune-Ups
    John Proctor, P.E., Proctor Engineering Group Ltd., San Rafael, Calif.
  • High Efficiency Air-Conditioners
    Roy Crawford, Ph.D., P.E., Trane, Tyler, Texas, and Jim Mullen, Lennox Industries, Carrollton, Texas
  • Impact of House Envelope Changes
    Glenn Hourahan, P.E., Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Arlington, Va.
  • Impact of Duct Leakage
    Mark Modera, Ph.D., P.E., Carrier-Aeroseal, Piedmont, Calif.

    For more information, visit www.ahrexpo.com.

    Publication date: 12/22/2003