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AHR 2020 Education Program

January 15, 2020

The 2020 AHR Expo full schedule of sessions for the 2020 Education Program includes more than 200 free seminars, new product and technology presentations, professional certifications and continuing education courses.

Each year, the Education Program discusses some of HVACR’s biggest opportunities and challenges through a series of comprehensive, informative and industry-focused sessions hosted by leaders from every sector of the industry. This year, the AHR Expo will add a series of HVACR trend discussions led by members of the AHR Expo Expert Council. To register, visit the AHR Expo registration website.

Education Sessions

The 2020 Show features 76 free sessions led by industry experts working with leading organizations. Each session will range from one to two hours and will aim to deliver solutions to some of the HVACR industry’s most pressing challenges and exciting opportunities. Attendees are encouraged to download the My Show Planner App for iOS and Android to manage their Show and Education Program schedule. Details and instructions for downloading the 2020 AHR Expo App are available on the AHR Expo website.

Below are highlights for the 2020 AHR Expo’s free seminar session agenda:

General Industry-wide Topics

  • Global Trends in the HVACR Market, presented by BSRIA Ltd.
  • HVAC as a Service – How Soon is Now?, presented by BACnet International
  • Private Equity 101: What HVACR Founders Need to Know, presented by Women in HVACR


  • Fundamentals of Test, Adjust, & Balance for Engineers, Cx & Energy Providers, presented by Associated Air Balance Council (AABC)
  • Building for a Climate Emergency, presented by
  • Key Factors for a Successful Snowmelt Design, presented by Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA)


  • HVAC Retrofit Paradigm Shift: First, Attack Distribution System; Second, Replace Equipment, presented by National Comfort Institute (NCI)
  • Hydrocarbon Refrigerants, presented by RSES/RSES Journal
  • Fundamentals of Working with Flammable Refrigerants, presented by the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR)


  • SMACNA HVAC Duct Construction Standards – Metal & Flexible, presented by SMACNA
  • Fan Energy Index (FEI) as a Rating Metric and Design Tool, presented by Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. (AMCA International)
  • Cooling Tower and Water Treatment Fundamentals, presented by Cooling Technology Institute (CTI)


  • NAFA, Requerimientos de FiltraciÓn de Aire en Áresa Limpias, presented by National Air Filtration Association (NAFA)

Industry Trends

  • Pulling More Women into the Ranks of Smart Buildings Leadership, presented by
  • Marketing Trends in HVAC, presented by AHR Expo Expert Council Member Pam Duffy
  • Applying Emotional Intelligence (E.Q.) to Strengthen Your Business Model and Customer Relationships, presented by AHR Expo Expert Council Member Karine Leblanc

Continuing Education

AHR Expo attendees have the opportunity to participate in professional development courses through ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) and short courses/professional development seminars approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that can apply toward maintaining P.E. licensure. Attendees are required to register and pay tuition fees in advance of the Show and can do so by visiting the ASHRAE registration website.

Full-day courses account for six earned Professional Development Hours (PDHs)/Learning Units (LUs) or 0.6 CEUs. All half-day courses are awarded three accredited PDHs/AIA LUs. Topics cover a wide range of industry subjects, including the fundamentals of the commissioning process, complying with the requirements of ASHRAE standards, laboratory design basics and beyond, optimizing indoor environments and more. Course highlights include Commissioning Authority (CxA) Workshop and Exam (2-days), NAFA CAFS Testing and 2-Hour Tutorial; NCT Testing and ASHRAE Certification Exams

New Product and Technology Theater Presentations

Attendees are also encouraged to sit in on exhibitor presentations in the New Product & Technology Theater. More than 100 presentations lasting approximately 20 minutes each are planned across all three days of the Show. These free presentations are meant to provide attendees with brief overviews of new product announcements and technologies that can be found in exhibitor booths on the Show floor. Attendees are invited to follow up presentations with a visit to the booth for a more in-depth explanation and 1:1 interaction with products and representatives. These sessions are set to take place in special theaters right on the exhibit floor. No fee or registration is required.

Attendees can view the complete schedule for the 2020 AHR Expo Education Program on the education section of the AHR Expo website. The MyShowPlanner tool is available to assist attendees in building personalized Show agendas.

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