Our 3rd annual conference will again be held in conjunction with the Eastern Energy Expo, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT. This time it is different, we are now a formal organization. Join us and learn more about our mission and then get involved. Here is a snapshot of what we have planned just for you! Thanks to our members who gave us ideas and thank you to our Program Committee for helping put this schedule together. To get descriptions for all sessions of the Women in Energy track, as well as the full Eastern Energy schedule, click here.
The cost for the Women in Energy Conference is $175; if additional company personnel attend, their cost is $150 each. This registration includes all Women in Energy programming, Sunday’s Opening Brunch, Networking Reception, Continental Breakfast and business programs (in any track) Monday. Free Trade Show Tuesday and Wednesday and special rates for those planning to stay for the full convention. Registration is open! Don’t wait to reserve your hotel room! To do so, click here.
Learning to install Ground-Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems will keep you competitive in a market forced to deal with rising energy costs and resource depletion. Installer accreditation enables you to open new markets and offers customers a low-maintenance, economical, and environmentala
Certified Geothermal Inspectors Workshop
Learning to inspect Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems for residential and commercial properties to keep you competitive in a market forced to deal with rising energy costs and resource depletion. Inspector accreditation enables you to anticipate important critical elements of installation and offers customers more assurance of a low-maintenance, economical, and environmentally friendly alternative for their geo comfort needs. The two day comprehensive Inspector Workshops are designed for Code Enforcing Inspectors for city, and state governments. The Inspector’s course would benefit installers, developers, architects, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, HVAC contractors, trenching/drilling contractors, and anyone who desires a working knowledge of how to inspect this innovative technology. Representatives from public utilities, private utilities, and rural electric cooperatives can also benefit from training. Information gathered from the workshops can help utility representatives serve as a source of information regarding money-saving concepts.
Certified GeoExchange Designer Workshop
Designing GSHP systems will keep you competitive in a market forced to deal with rising energy costs and resource depletion by offering customers a low-maintenance, economical and green alternative for their space conditioning needs. Federal and state tax incentives for GSHPs are providing additional demand and popularity for the systems, creating even more opportunities for home owners and commercial buildings.
As an engineer or architectural designer, you have specific questions about GSHP systems that you want answered. IGSHPA has designed a program to offer advanced training towards certification as a Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD). From an introduction to the technology to a complete review of the design process, participants learn the specific information they need to know.
The 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference will be held in Houston, June 23–27, 2018. The Technical Program along with Committee meetings, Registration, Bookstore, and Speakers Lounge will be held at the Hilton Americas hotel and the George R. Brown Convention Center.
The Annual Conference Program is comprised of eight tracks, and one mini-track selected to represent areas of focus common among ASHRAE membership. These focus areas include professional development, research, fundamentals and applications, systems and equipment, system management (controls) and some more specific design arenas (such as residential buildings and Cogeneration plants).
“The dynamic and innovative industry of HVAC&R is a reflection of our ever-changing individual, societal, and global constructs and demands.” Cindy Moreno, chair of the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference, said. “Whether we are facing the thermal comfort needs of a building occupant, the critical environment needs of our expanding medical and technical fields, the food transportation needs of our global community, or the limited resources of our natural environment, as professional designers and installers we are required to evolve with our industry. Even-more-so, ASHRAE members are challenged to drive the innovation, and create HVAC&R solutions that will not only sustain our environment but, in many ways, also repair the human impact our growing demands have had on our natural resources. The 2018 Annual ASHRAE Conference aims to provide the setting for a meaningful exchange of knowledge and experience, and the technical program looks to enrich that exchange with a broad spectrum of topics and discussion. We welcome you to join us as we share ideas ranging from basic design fundamentals to specific applications and technologies.”
Conference Tracks include:
- HVAC&R Systems and Equipment
- Fundamentals and Applications
- District Energy and Cogeneration Plants
- HVAC & Resiliency: Safeguarding our World
- Residential – Modern Building in Hot and Humid Climates
- Professional Skills
- Research Summit
- HVAC&R Control Freaks
- HVAC&R Analytics
For complete details, visit https://www.ashrae.org/conferences/annual-conference
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has announced the agenda for the upcoming Emerging Leaders Summer Conference in Columbus, Ohio from July 22-24.
Leading the lineup of sessions is speaker Brian Kight, CEO of Focus 3. Kight and his father, Tim, developed the “E + R = O” formula for the leadership thought process. This mantra was adopted by Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer, who has integrated Focus 3 and the Kight pair themselves into his coaching staff and methods.
“I am particularly excited for this year’s Emerging Leaders Summer Conference because this is the first conference of any kind that HARDI has hosted in Columbus where we are headquartered,” said manager of training and HR solutions Nick Benton, who facilitates the Emerging Leaders program. “We saw our second full class complete the three-year program this past December, and it just continues to grow, showing just how much our members value professional development for their young talent.”
This year’s Emerging Leaders summer conference also features the Mentor-led Roundtables, a staple of this event and the Emerging Leaders program. Industry veterans come to mentor young industry up-and-comers in group settings.
Event sponsor Allied Air Enterprises is also providing attendees with copies of Meyer’s book Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season, which will be discussed during a working lunch session.
Due to HARDI’s familiarity with the city, a downtown teambuilding scavenger hunt and night out at a popular nightlife destination are also planned.
For more information on HARDI’s Emerging Leaders Summer Conference, visit hardinet.org.