ATLANTA – New technical program tracks, more than 200 Professional Development Hour opportunities and the world’s largest HVAC&R marketplace are just a few highlights of the ASHRAE 2016 Winter Conference and AHR Expo taking place in Orlando, Fla.
The two events are expected to draw thousands of industry professionals from around the world. The ASHRAE Conference takes place Jan. 23-27, Orlando Hilton, while the ASHRAE co-sponsored AHR Expo takes place Jan. 25-27, next door at the Orange County Convention Center. The venues are located next to each other for easy access.
“As an ASHRAE member for more than 40 years, I look forward to all aspects of the Winter Conference – sharing ideas with attendees, visiting the Expo to see the latest solutions to engineering challenges and attending the sessions and courses,” ASHRAE President David Underwood said. “There is no better place than the ASHRAE Conference and AHR Expo to make the connections to ensure a sustainable future, both for you and for our industry.”
In keeping with ASHRAE’s goal of continuing education, some 200 Professional Development Hours recognized by most U.S. states, AIA LUs and LEED AP credits are available through ASHRAE Learning Institute courses and Technical Program sessions. The Conference and ASHRAE Learning Institute Professional Development Hours are accepted by the state of Florida for maintaining professional engineering registrations.
The Technical Program is expected to feature more than 100 sessions and 300 speakers over eight tracks, which address current trends and technologies in the industry; focus on core tracks, design-build practices and residential systems; and emphasize energy efficiency and sustainability, including current international engineering and construction practices. Tracks are Systems and Equipment, Fundamentals and Applications, Design Build (new), International Design, Standards, Guidelines and Codes, Cutting-Edge Technologies (new), The Great Debate (new) and Modern Residential Systems (new). The full Program will be announced in late September.