Southwest HVAC News
ASHRAE, AHR Expo Return to
Dallas, Texas for 2013 Winter Conference.
in the heart of Texas, where the stars at night are big and bright,
ASHRAE is convening for its 2013 Winter Conference to corral energy
use and blaze the way in high performing building design.
The 2013 Winter Conference takes place Jan. 26-30 at the Sheraton
Dallas. To register and for complete Conference information, visit
The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo®,
held in conjunction with the Winter Conference, will run Jan. 28-30.
www.ahrexpo.com, is held at the Dallas Convention Center.
In keeping with ASHRAE’s goal of continuing education the Conference
offers some 200 Professional Development Hours, as well as
Continuing Education Units, which can be applied toward a
professional engineering license.
The technical program features more than 200 sessions addressing
energy conservation; facility management: operations, technology and
energy improvements; large building design; standards, guidelines
and codes; HVAC&R systems and equipment; HVAC&R fundamentals and
applications; and refrigeration. One particular track of note is
Industrial and Transportation Ventilation, focusing on the
industrial and manufacturing sector prevalent in Texas. The full
Technical Program offers the opportunity to earn a year’s worth of
PDHs, NY PDHs, AIA LUs and LEED AP credits and runs Jan. 27-30.
Five Professional Development Seminars and 15 Short Courses are
offered to help industry professionals stay current on HVAC
technology, including how to apply the newest ASHRAE standards. The
ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) is offering five new half-day short
courses on everything from the basics of laboratory design to
techniques for optimizing HVAC systems and components. The full-day
professional development seminars focus on the commissioning
process; data center energy efficiency; healthcare facilities;
complying with Standard 90.1-2010 and energy modeling best
practices. ALI courses are approved for renewal of professional
engineer and professional architect licenses, as well as for
industry certification programs. www.ashrae.org/Dallascourses.
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The Conference’s Plenary will
feature former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Rocky Bleier.
Despite being wounded in both legs during the Vietnam War, he
embarked on a two-year road to recovery, and eventually pressed
on to become one of the Steelers’ top leading ground-gainers,
passing the 1,000-yard rushing mark in one season, and
contributing to four Super Bowl victories. Bleier’s speech, “Be
the Best You Can Be,” motivates audiences to keep on striving
for greater accomplishments. He shares his remarkable story
during the Plenary, 3:15 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26.
Additionally, ASHRAE offers a special administration of all six
certification examinations on Wednesday Jan. 30: Building Energy
Assessment Professional (BEAP), Building Energy Modeling
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/certification.
ASHRAE Conference technical tours give you a first-hand look at
technology developed by members to further the industry. Tours
include the Southern Methodist University, the Baylor Charles A.
Sammons Cancer Center and Cowboys Stadium.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with
more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members
focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air
quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry.
Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing
education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.