ASHRAE Winter Meeting: Humidity, Indoor Environments

Oct. 27, 2009
The 2010 ASHRAE Winter Conference, which takes place January 23-27, 2010 in Orlando, Fla. will focus on developments that contribute to making indoor environments sustainable in humid climates.

The 2010 ASHRAE Winter Conference, January 23-27, 2010 in Orlando, FL, will focus on developments that contribute to making indoor environments sustainable in humid climates, and address manyother HVACR industry issues.

The technical program will be based on the theme "Building Sustainability from the Inside Out." According to Dennis Wessel, the Orlando Conference chair, “the technical program presents state-of-the-art concepts and design techniques on a wide range of hot topics.”

“The technical program features a mix of presentations and papers concentrated in 11 tracks, including the impact of ASHRAE standards 90.1 and 62.1, sustainability, and a combined energy conservation and alternative energy solutions track, the largest track,” Wessel said.

The technical program focuses on humidity control and the industry’s ability to improve comfort for occupants and save energy. Sessions will address:

  • Operating Cost Implications in Humid Environments,
  • Enhanced Dehumidification Strategies with Energy Recovery in Hot and Humid Climates,
  • Humidity Control Issues and Solutions for High Performing Buildings,
  • Ensuring the Performance of Your UFAD System and Solving
  • Moisture Problems Created by Energy Retrofits.

Current interest programs include building information modeling, design of healthcare facilities, wireless sensing and control networks, commissioning, data centers, LEED and ground source heat pumps. In addition, the professional skills track includes business management sessions on billing and collection practices.

The technical plenary will discuss H1N1 and look at the importance of building ventilation as compared to vaccination and quarantine in infection control. The technical plenary will take place Sunday, Jan. 24, 9:45 – 10:45 am. Additionally, two free contractor-related sessions will be presented in conjunction with the AHR Expo held at the Orange County Convention Center. Construction Management will be held Monday, Jan. 25, 2-3 pm and Cost/Benefit Analysis Methodology and Tools Needed by Owners will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2-3 pm. In all, the technical program features more than 90 programs and 300 speakers.

The 2010 ASHRAE Winter Conference and will take place at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel, Orlando, Fla. For complete conference information, including abstracts on all technical program sessions, or to register, visit