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2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference

The ASHRAE Winter Conference is on January 24-28, 2015 at the Palmer House Hilton, while the accompanying AHR Expo is on January 26-28 at McCormick Place.


The ASHRAE Winter Conference is on January 24-28, 2015 at the Palmer House Hilton, while the accompanying AHR Expo is on January 26-28 at McCormick Place.

Technical sessions are organized in eight tracks:

– Systems and Equipment. The proper selection of HVAC&R for a job is critical.

– Fundamentals and Applications. Basic HVAC&R principles are key in any project.

– Industrial Facilities. Manufacturing and processes can have different requirements for HVAC&R. This new track explores design and practices for this type of facility.

– Large Buildings: Mission Critical Facilities and Applications. Facilities like data centres have different characteristics and require unique applications. This is a new track.

– Energy Efficiency. Covers an array of considerations to help drive buildings toward net zero energy.

– Life Safety. This new track encompasses egress, sprinklers, alarms, emergency lighting, smoke barriers and special hazard protection.

– Design of Energy and Water Efficient Systems. The trend is to green sustainable buildings. This track looks at what works and what doesn’t.

– Hospital Design and Codes. This new track explores design and code requirements to ensure patient comfort.

For full details, visit www.ashrae.org/news.