This year's Winter Meeting will be held in warm, sunny, muggy Florida. It's no wonder many sessions will be about designing systems for hot and humid climates. Several seminars will focus on moisture control and mold. Others will look at new technologies to control humidity.
Highlights For ContractorsSeveral technical sessions should be of interest to HVAC contractors. These include:
This seminar examines various case histories and identifies the true cost and benefits of owner-provided comprehensive training and planned maintenance programs.
This is just a sample of what awaits you in Orlando. For a complete listing of the 55 seminars, 17 symposia, 19 open-discussion forums, two technical sessions, and poster session, visit www.ashrae.org.
Public SessionThe society will once again offer a free public session during the AHR Expo. This year's program, "Energy and Humidity Reduction Practices in Southern Climates," will take place from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Feb. 7, at the Orange County Convention Center. Admission is free, and registration is not required.
Five speakers from the central Florida engineering and research community will focus on HVAC challenges in this Southern climate.
Swami will discuss current regulations and upcoming changes to the energy code for commercial buildings. The impact of those changes, compliance pathways, and relationship to national codes and standards will be discussed, as well as tools and resources for compliance.
Education CoursesFourteen education courses, including a new program on leadership skills, will be offered by ASHRAE at its Winter Meeting.
The professional development seminars will be held at the Wyndham Palace Resort, ASHRAE meeting headquarters. Short courses will take place at the Orange County Convention Center, the site of the expo.
The following two professional development seminars will be held from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Feb. 5:
The short courses include:
RegistrationRegistration for the ASHRAE 2005 Winter Meeting is $680 ($440 for ASHRAE members). The cost for just attending the seminars is $460 ($360 for ASHRAE members). The cost for just the short courses is $120 ($105 for ASHRAE members).
For more information, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 1791 Tullie Circle N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329; 800-527-4723 (United States and Canada); 404-636-8400 (worldwide); 404-321-5478 (fax); www.ashrae.org.
Sidebar: Technical Tours, TooThis year, two technical tours will be available through ASHRAE during its Winter Meeting.
The first tour, which involves the VIP Kennedy Space Center, required attendees to register by Dec. 3 for security purposes.
The other tour will take place at the FSEC on Feb. 8 from 1:00-5:30 p.m. This tour will focus on how the center integrated HVAC, window, natural lighting, controls, and other building technologies to produce one of the most energy-efficient buildings in a hot, humid climate.
You can find out what's new in alternative energy sources and energy-saving technologies. The FSEC is one of the largest state-supported renewable energy and energy efficiency research, training, testing and certification institute in the United States. This tour involves walking in some locations. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. The cost of the tour is $15.
For more information, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 1791 Tullie Circle N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329; 800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide); 404-321-5478 (fax); or visit www.ashrae.org.
Publication date: 01/24/2005