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Westport, Connecticut… December 6, 2011 – A variety of valuable educational sessions, workshops and certification programs designed to provide HVACR professionals with information and insights to perform their jobs more effectively will be offered during the 2012 AHR Expo, January 23-25, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
Sponsored by nearly two-dozen of the leading industry associations and trade publications, 43 free educational sessions covering a variety of critical topics will be offered during the first two days of the Show. Ranging from such technical topics as “New Open Source Technologies” to more general/business topics as “Selling Energy Efficiency In Today’s Marketplace”, these sessions are targeted to a broad range of industry professionals attending the Show.
The free AHR Expo sessions are listed below.

Free Educational Programs

9:00 am    BACnet Series - Specifying BACnet Based Network Controls
9:00 am    LonMark Series - Introduction to LonWorks Technology
9:00 am    SMACNA’s HVAC Duct Construction Standard
9:00 am    The New Visibility & Interactions in the Building Automation Industry
10:00 am    Close Up: ZigBee Adoption
10:00 am    LonMark Series - Multi-system Integration, Part I
10:30 am    BACnet Series - BACnet Goes Mobile
10:30 am    Residential Ventilation: Is Heat Recovery the Answer?
11:00 am    Delivering the Green Design with Testing Adjusting and Balancing a HVAC System and the Problems Commissioning Can Create
11:00 am    Smart Grid, Building Automation and Interoperability. How you can benefit.
1:30 pm    LonMark Series - Multi-system Integration, Part II
1:30 pm    New Open Source Technologies that are Changing the Industry
2:00 pm    BACnet Series - Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings through BACnet
2:00 pm    Details of New AHRI VRF Standard and Certification Program
2:00 pm    Water/Energy Nexus: Comparing the Relative Value Of Water Versus Energy Resources
2:30 pm    Test & Balance Primer for Engineers
3:00 pm    Benefits of Water-Cooled Systems versus Air-Cooled Systems for Air Conditioning Applications
3:00 pm    LonMark Series - LonMark Standards, Technology, Task Group and Programs Update
3:00 pm    Selection, Operation & Maintenance and Water Treatment for Multi-Metal Boilers
3:30 pm    BACnet Series - BACnet Operator Workstations

8:30 am    Find the Benefits of Less Duct Before Considering Duct-Less
8:30 am    The Journey to System Performance
9:00 am    BACnet Series - Factory Mounting BACnet Controls
9:00 am    LonMark Series - Smart Grid Basics: Preparing Your Customers for Future Energy Changes
9:00 am    Saving Energy in Outdoor Air Systems
9:00 am    Selling Energy Efficiency in Today's Marketplace
9:30 am    The Tools of Visibility and Interaction
10:00 am    LonMark Series - Total Facility Control: Integrating the Process, Environment and Enterprise
10:00 am    The Destruction of ODS for Carbon Credits - How to turn your used ozone depleting substances into cash
10:30 am    BACnet Series - BACnet Lighting Integration 101
11:00 am    Electricity Markets and HVACR with DR, ESCO 2.0
12:30 pm    Air Leakage Testing of Building Envelopes
1:30 pm    ClimateTalk Open Standards and HVACR Contractor Benefits
1:30 pm    LonMark Series - Case Studies: Government, Restaurant, Retail and Education
1:30 pm    The Visible Campus - Bringing Sustainable & Energy-Wise Designs to Focus
2:00 pm    BACnet Series - Building Sustainability through Building Automation
2:30 pm    Keeping the Air Clean in Your Hospital Facility Including the Isolation Room
3:00 pm    How to Design High-Performance Air Systems for the Life of the Building
3:00 pm    LonMark Series - The Master Systems Integrator
3:30 pm    BACnet Series - LEED Credits & Controls
3:30 pm    Manteniendo el Aire Limpio en el Hospital Incluyendo la Sala de Aislamiento
For more detailed information on these programs go to
In addition to the free educational sessions, ASHRAE will be presenting 18 sessions at McCormick Place beginning on Sunday, January 22 through Tuesday, January 24.  Covering a wide range of topics, most of these sessions do have a small registration fee. These sessions are also separate from the ASHRAE education program being offered during the association’s Winter Conference at the Palmer House hotel.

contemporary ASHRAE Education Program

2pm    Application of Standard 62.1-2010: Multiple Spaces Equations - 65
2pm    Understanding & Designing Dedicated Outside Air Systems (DOAS) - 64
4pm    Understanding Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Technologies & Applications - 63

8:30am    Basics of High Performance Building Design - 66
8:30am    Complying with Standard 90.1-2010: Envelope/Lighting - 67
8:30am    Energy Management in New and Existing Buildings - 79
2:30pm    Advanced High Performance Building Design - 68
2:30pm    Complying with Standard 90.1-2010: HVAC/Mechanical - 70
2:30pm    Evaluating the Performance of LEED-Certified Buildings - 71
2:30pm    The Commissioning Process & Guideline 0 - 69 (co-sponsored with BCA, IESNA, and NEBB)
3pm    Selection, Operation & Maintenance and Water Treatment for Multi-Metal Boilers - FREE

9am    Using Standard 90.1 to Meet LEED Requirements - 72
9am    Energy Modeling Best Practices and Applications: HVAC/Thermal - 73
9am    Combined Heat & Power Systems - 74
9am    Healthcare Facilities-Best Practice Design - 75
9am    Project Management for Improved IAQ - 76
1pm    Designing Toward Net Zero Energy Commercial Buildings - 78
1pm    Healthcare Facilities-Best Practice Applications - 77 

For more information on the ASHRAE programs go to
Rounding out the AHR Expo Educational Program are a series of four workshops and panel discussions on Monday and Tuesday featuring such well-known industry favorites as Dan Holohan, John Siegenthaler and Bob ‘hot rod’ Rohr.  The programs to be presented are:

Special Programs Schedule

8am    PM Live Morning Session: Hydronics Optimized for Low Energy Houses
8:30am    International Energy Agency Task 48 Solar Air-Conditioning Training Session
12:30pm    PM Live Afternoon Session: The World of Green Heating

9am    Selling Energy Efficiency in Today's Marketplace- FREE
For more information go to
In conjunction with AHR Expo, there will also be various certification programs and exams available to Show attendees. The four exams include the ASHRAE Certification Programs, CxA Workshop and Exam (AABC Commissioning Group), HVAC Review and Nate Testing, and the AFE Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) Review Course and Exam. The certification programs and exams start on the Friday before the Show and continue until the last day of the Show. See the full schedule listed below.

contemporary Exams and Certification Schedule

8am    AFE Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) Review Course and Exam Part 1

8am    AFE Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) Review Course and Exam Part 2

8am    AFE Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) Review Course and Exam Part 3

9am    HVAC Review and NATE Testing

8am    CxA Workshop & Exam

9am    ASHRAE Certification Programs
For more information on these programs go to
In addition to all of the educational sessions, the 50,000 plus AHR Expo attendees will also have the opportunity to get a sneak preview of some of the latest HVACR products and technologies at the New Product Technology Theaters. There will be a variety of presentations in three theaters ranging from such topics as Micro Thermo Technologies to Non-Chemical Water Treatment in HVAC Applications. These sessions are free and will take place during all three days of the Show. For more information go to
“AHR Expo truly is the leading industry resource for HVACR professionals from around the world looking to find innovative new solutions while staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends and developments,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company (IEC), which produces and manages the AHR Expo. “There’s something for everyone here!”
For more information, current schedule and registration information visit the Show’s website at
As the largest and most comprehensive HVAC/R exposition, the AHR Expo attracts tens of thousands of attendees from all facets of the industry, including contractors, engineers, dealers, distributors, wholesalers, OEMs, architects, builders, industrial plant operators, facility owners and managers, agents and reps.
Since 1930, the AHR Expo has been the HVAC/R professional’s best resource for new products, new ideas and new services. It’s a hands-on, interactive event that showcases a wide spectrum of equipment, systems and components. This unique industry forum creates a dynamic marketing environment unequaled in size and scope by any other industry event.
The AHR Expo is produced and managed by International Exposition Company, 15 Franklin Street, Westport, CT 06880; telephone: 203-221-9232; fax: 203-221-9260; e-mail:; website:


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