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ASHRAE, AHR Expo Return to New York City for 2014 Winter Conference

ATLANTA— New York City’s iconic skyline serves as the perfect backdrop for the 2014 ASHRAE Winter Conference. With a special focus on the design, development and operation of tall buildings, the Conference’s Technical Program examines themes relevant to NYC, as well as the basics of HVAC systems, refrigeration and many other topics significant to the building industry.

The 2014 Winter Conference takes place Jan. 18-22 at the New York Hilton. To register and for complete Conference information, visit

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo®, held in conjunction with the Winter Conference, runs Jan. 21-23. The Expo, held at the Javits Convention Center, takes place Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday as opposed to the traditional Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. More information is available at

More than 100 New York PDHs, AIA LUs, PDHs and LEED AP credits are available through ASHRAE Learning Institute courses and Technical Program sessions.

The Technical Program features more than 200 sessions addressing building information systems; hydronic system design; improving building performance; indoor environmental air health/IEQ; refrigeration; HVAC&R systems and equipment; and HVAC&R fundamentals and application.

Two particular tracks of note are Tall Buildings, which examines opportunities in the design, development and operation of tall and super-tall buildings, and International Design, addressing innovative design strategies to meet environmental elements, geography and cultures.

Also, choose from 23 Professional Development Seminars and Short Courses to help you stay current on HVAC trends. The ASHRAE Learning Institute offers new updates to Standards 90.1 and 62.1, in addition to 11 new courses that include Standard 55, building enclosure commissioning, electric rates and regulations, health care facilities, building energy audits and ground source heat pumps. ALI courses are approved for renewal of professional engineer and professional architect licenses, as well as for industry certification programs. For a list of all courses, visit  

Additionally, ASHRAE offers a special administration of all six certification examinations on Thursday, Jan. 23: 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). More information on each certification can be found at

ASHRAE Conference technical tours give you a first-hand look at technology developed by members to further the industry. Tours include the Tishman Speyer Rockefeller Center central refrigeration plant, building management system and ice storage facility; the cogeneration project at One Penn Plaza; and the cooling system of the New York Hilton, to name just a few.

The Conference’s Plenary will feature Mark Sanborn, president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea lab for leadership development. In addition to his experience leading at a local and national level, Sanborn has written or co-authored eight books, and is the author of more than two dozen videos and audio training programs on leadership, change, teamwork and customer service. He has presented over 2,400 speeches and seminars in every state and a dozen countries. The Plenary takes place on Saturday, Jan. 18.

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. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.

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