The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers has scheduled a number of presentations on the home sector during its Jan. 30-Feb. 1 winter meeting in Las Vegas.

Titles include: “Did It Really Work? Theory vs. Practice in Residential HVAC,” “ASHRAE's Residential Initiative: Why We Care,” “International Experience and Contractors Perspectives on Residential Aspects that Need to Be Considered on Every Job,” and “Flex Ducts, Hard Ducts and No Ducts: Migration Patterns for Duct Hunters -- or Not -- in the Land of Thermal Comfort.”

 “The sessions highlight the growing importance within ASHRAE of residential energy use and the steps ASHRAE has taken to partner with both the public and private sectors to improve residential design and energy standards,” said conference chairman Leon Shapiro. “They also serve to increase public awareness in residential energy efficiency.”

All sessions run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 31. Details are at this website.