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ASHRAE brings hot topics to AHR Expo attendees

Guidance on industry hot topics is being provided from ASHRAE through two free sessions at the AHR Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“A Practical Guide for Reducing Air Leakage in HVAC Air Systems” takes place Monday, January 31, 2:15-3:45 p.m., while an update on “Standard 90.1 – 2010 Update: How It Affects You” takes place on Tuesday, February 1, 2:15-3:45 p.m. The two sessions offer show attendees 1.5 PDHs each for a total of three.


Monday’s session focuses on the fact that excessive air leakage in HVAC systems is known to be a significant source of energy waste, says ASHRAE. This session identifies the current standards, guidelines and project specification that influence air leakage, and highlights the roles and responsibilities of the engineer, contractor and manufacturer to assure they meet the common goal of reducing air leakage in HVAC systems.

The Tuesday session provides an update on ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. With over 100 addenda incorporated since the 2007 edition, ASHRAE says this session highlights some of the major changes in the 2010 standard.

Both sessions are held in Room N256 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. No ticket or badge is required for admittance.

The 2011 ASHRAE Winter Conference is held in conjunction with the Expo and runs Jan. 29-Feb. 2 at the Las Vegas Hilton. Additional courses and sessions are offered through the Conference’s Technical Program and the ASHRAE Learning Institute. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/lasvegas.