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ASHRAE 2012 Winter Conference Tech Program focuses on current practices

November 7, 2011 - Current practices related to industry topics, such as energy modelling, high-performance buildings and integrated design, are featured in the technical program at ASHRAE’s 2012 Winter Conference, taking place January 21-25, 2012, in Chicago, Ill. (The ASHRAE co-sponsored International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo—held in conjunction with the Winter Conference—runs January 23-25 at McCormick Place.)

November 7, 2011  By  Anthony Capkun

“The 102 sessions in the technical program provide attendees the information they need to stay competitive and educated in today’s market,” said Dennis Wessel, chair of ASHRAE’s Conferences and Expositions Committee. “The program features 10 program tracks that provide plenty of case study and current practice sessions on a wide range of pertinent subjects that provide insight into how to do a job better or more efficient.”

The technical program features more than 100 programs by nearly 300 speakers with tracks on: Energy Efficiency-New Applications and Technology; Energy Modelling Applications; High-Performance Buildings; HVAC&R Fundamentals and Applications; HVAC&R System and Equipment; Installation, Operation & Maintenance of HVAC Systems; Integrated Design; Professional Skills; Refrigeration; and Specialized Applications-Healthcare, Laboratories and Data Centres.

In total, the program includes nine technical paper sessions, 31 conference paper sessions and a poster session, 54 application-oriented, non-paper seminars and eight open discussion forums.

The full technical program offers the opportunity to earn a year’s worth of PDHs, NY PDHs, AIA LUs and LEED AP credits.


For more information on the Winter Conference, visit

Meantime, the Chicago Virtual Conference is included with a paid conference registration (comp and single-day registration excluded), and includes on-demand access to all speakers’ audio presentations synced to their presentations. Attendees and speakers can post comments on the presentations for a two-week period following the completion of the conference. Those not attending the Chicago Winter Conference in person may register for the Virtual Conference only. Register at

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