Registration open for ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo 2012
September 20, 2011 - Registration is open for ASHRAE’s 2012 Winter Conference in Chicago, Ill., where attendees have the chance to discuss and examine the latest topics in the building industry, such as high-performing buildings and integrated design, as well as participate in technical tours; attend ASHRAE Learning Institute courses; earn professional credits; and obtain ASHRAE certifications.
By Anthony Capkun
The 2012 Winter Conference takes place January 21-25 at the Palmer House Hilton. The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo, which is held in conjunction with the Winter Conference, will run January 23-25. The Expo (www.ahrexpo.com) is held at McCormick Place.
The technical program features more than 90 programs and 300 speakers addressing energy modelling applications; integrated design; healthcare, laboratories and data centre applications, among others; operations and maintenance; high-performance buildings; as well as refrigeration and systems and equipment sessions.
Additionally, there is a new “mini-conference” on Installation, Operation & Maintenance of HVAC Systems built within the Technical Program. The O&M mini-conference is scheduled for January 22-23. The full Technical Program, which will be announced later, offers the opportunity to earn a year’s worth of PDHs, NY PDHs, AIA LUs and LEED AP credits.
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. Those not attending the Winter Conference in person may register for the Virtual Conference only. Register at www.ashrae.org/chicagovirtual.
Additionally, ASHRAE offers a special administration of all six certification examinations on January 25: Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP); Building Energy Modelling Professional (BEMP); Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP); High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP); Healthcare Facility Design Professional (HFDP); and Operations & Performance Management Professional (OPMP). ASHRAE’s certification program recognizes industry professionals who have mastered knowledge and skills reflecting best practices in certain aspects of building design and operations. More information on each certification can be found at www.ashrae.org/chicagoexams.
For complete conference information and to register, visit www.ashrae.org/chicago.