WESTPORT, Conn. — Building on the success of such offerings at previous International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expositions (AHR Expos) the 2017 event in Las Vegas will feature a wide array of educational opportunities. Throughout the week, contractors, engineers, and other show attendees will have the chance to participate in numerous free seminars and presentations, paid programming, and professional certification exams — all further enhancing the value of attending the event.

“We pride ourselves on offering these ancillary education, training, and certification opportunities as a way to fully maximize the benefit attendees gain from being a part of AHR Expo,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Co.

“Beyond the ability to discover cutting-edge innovations showcased at each year’s AHR Expo, attendees have come to appreciate the opportunity to combine valuable educational sessions into their agendas,” Stevens said. “The show has thus become a place where attendees can earn continue education units, complete professional certification exams, and engage in meaningful discussion with peers about solutions to the industry’s most difficult challenges.”

In excess of 100 presentations will be held in the event’s New Product & Technology Theaters, featuring the latest innovations being introduced by AHR Expo exhibitors in 2017. Attendees can participate in these free 20-minute overview sessions, and better understand the cutting-edge products and technologies being displayed on the 2017 show floor.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in more than 50 free seminars on a range of topics presented by endorsing associations and other HVACR industry groups. These industry expert-led one- and two-hour sessions have been designed to allow for easy integration of valuable education time into attendees’ overall show agendas.

Numerous courses, continuing educational sessions, and opportunities for testing will be offered for a nominal fee, both prior to and during the 2017 AHR Expo in Las Vegas.

Each full-day course will earn attendees six professional development hours (PDHs)/learning units (LUs) or 0.6 CEUs, with topics including: “Commissioning Processes in New & Existing Buildings (code 62),” “Complying with the Requirements of Standard 62.1-2016 (code 76),” and “Energy Modeling Best Practices and Applications (code 61).”

Numerous half-day courses, from which participants will earn three PDHs/LUs or 0.3 CEUs, will also be offered throughout the week. Among the many topics addressed will be: “Designing High-Performance Healthcare HVAC Systems (code 79),” “Design of Affordable and Efficient Ground Source Heat Pump Systems (code 72),” “High-Performance Building Design: Applications & Future Trends (code 70),” and “Designing Toward Net-Zero Energy Commercial Buildings (code 68).”

Exam sessions will cover more than 11 industry specific topics for certification, including: air conditioning, air distribution, heat pumps, gas heating, oil heating, hydronics gas, hydronics oil, commercial refrigeration, light commercial refrigeration, ground-source heat pumps, and senior efficiency analyst certification. 

Publication date: 1/30/2017

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