Making a Huge Impact on Contracting Business at the 2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference

Doug Cochrane, Conference chair, said this year's Technical Program will focus on the big picture and big programs that will make a huge impact across the contracting industry.

The 2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference, taking place January 24 to 28 in Chicago's Palmber Hilton House, is bound to feature a lot of great information this year. With five new tracks, 100 new sessions and 400 speakers, the Conference's Technical Program is bound to impress.

Doug Cochrane, Conference chair, said this year's Technical Program will focus on the big picture and big programs that will make a huge impact across the contracting industry.

Tracks this year, via HPAC, include:

 

  • Systems and Equipment: The proper selection of HVAC&R for a job is critical. This track covers considerations for a proper functioning system.

  • Fundamentals and Applications: Basic HVAC&R principles are key in any project. Knowing what they are helps to apply in specific projects. This track covers a broad array of pertinent information.

  • Industrial Facilities: Manufacturing and processes can have different requirements for HVAC&R. This track explores design and practices for industrial buildings.

  • Large Buildings: Mission Critical Facilities and Applications: Facilities like data centers have different characteristics. This track looks at what is required for these unique applications.

  • Energy Efficiency: Energy efficiency is on everyone’s mind as energy costs continue to rise. This track covers an array of considerations to help drive toward net zero energy.

  • Life Safety: This encompasses egress, sprinklers, alarms, emergency lighting, smoke barriers and special hazard protection. This track provides the tools for all the factors to consider in life safety and lessons learned.

  • Design of Energy and Water Efficient Systems: The trend is to green sustainable buildings. This track looks at what works and what doesn’t to attain these efficient systems.

  • Hospital Design and Codes: Healthcare design takes into account some unique aspects. This track explores design and code requirements to ensure patient comfort.

 

For more information, check out the HPAC website.

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