ATLANTA - The 2010 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Winter Conference will be held in Orlando, Fla., from Jan. 23-27, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, with a theme of Building Sustainability from the Inside Out. The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), held in conjunction with the conference, will run Jan. 25-27. The Expo will take place at the Orange County Convention Center, a short distance from the conference headquarters hotel.

ASHRAE said its 2010 Winter Conference technical program will feature more than 90 programs and 300 speakers addressing such HVACR industry issues as the impact of key ASHRAE standards, humidity control applications, sustainable building performance, energy conservation and alternative energy practices, and professional skills improvement. The complete technical program is available online at

Full-day professional development seminars will include the new Energy Management in New and Existing Buildings: A Sustainable Activity, as well as Complying with Standard 62.1-2007, Complying with Standard 90.1-2007, The Commissioning Process in New and Existing Buildings, and Data Center Energy Efficiency. An additional 17 half-day short courses are also being offered, including the new District Heating & Cooling Systems and Basics of Cleanroom Design courses.

The conference will also serve as the launch of ASHRAE’s newest certification program, the Building Energy Modeling Professional certification. For information on the other certifications offered by ASHRAE, visit

This winter’s technical tours include Darden Restaurants’ new headquarters, the University of Central Florida’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, the Climate Change Education Center at the Orange County Convention Center, and the Florida Solar Energy Center.

Complete information on the conference is available at

Publication date:09/28/2009