2018 AHR Expo to Host Show’s Largest Education Program


The 2018 AHR Expo has expanded its seminar program, making it the largest education and training agenda in the Show’s history. The expansive program features more than 120 sessions including free best practices and industry trends seminars from leading HVACR organizations, professional certification opportunities, and continuing education programs from the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI).

The 2018 AHR Expo will be held Jan. 22-24 at McCormick Place in Chicago. To register, visit the AHR Expo registration website. This year’s Show, co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, will be held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.

More than 70 of the free, one- and two-hour sessions will be presented by experts from prominent industry-leading organizations. Sessions have been designed to allow for easy integration of valuable education time into attendees’ overall Show agendas.

Highlights of the agenda include:

General Industry-wide Focus


Building Automation Systems 101

Radiant Cooling in the Windy City

Global Trends in HVAC

Engineer-focused Cooling Tower Fundamentals

The Future of Building Automation – Data at the Open Intelligent Edge

Health Impacts of Indoor Air Quality


The Future of The Billable Hour, by Women in HVACR

Solving Moisture Mysteries with a Psychrometric Chart

Solve Hidden Maintenance Issues Using Testing and Balancing


AHR Expo will incorporate many opportunities for attendees to participate in ALI continuing education courses. A total of 20 courses will be offered prior to and during the 2018 AHR Expo coming to Chicago in January. All courses are approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) toward maintaining P.E. licensure. Advance registration and fee payment is required and can be completed by visiting ASHRAE’s registration website.

Each full-day course will earn attendees six Professional Development Hours (PDHs)/Learning Units (LUs) or 0.6 CEUs, and half-day courses earn attendees three PDHs. Topics include the fundamentals of the commissioning process, complying with requirements of ASHRAE standards, laboratory design basics and beyond, optimizing indoor environments and more.

Several review sessions and exams will be available to 2018 AHR Expo attendees, including:

NAFA Certified Air Filter Specialist (CAFS) Testing and 2-Hour Tutorial; NCT Testing

AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) CxA Workshop and Exam

HVAC Review and NATE (North American Technician Excellence) Testing

ASHRAE Certification Exams


Registration and a fee are required for all review sessions and exams.

In addition, attendees can see what’s new from the industry’s leading companies in the New Product and Technology Showcase Presentations offered by exhibitors. With no cost and no reservation required, more than 100 20-minute product presentations will be delivered in rapid-fire succession in special theaters on the exhibit floor. The Showcase provides an efficient way to learn about the latest developments from the industry’s leading technology providers.


Two AHR Expo Innovation Award winners, Spartan Bioscience and Triatek, as well as 11 finalists, will give presentations on their new technologies:

BELIMO (Building Automation)

Caleffi Hydronic Solutions (Plumbing)

CAREL Industries S.p.A. (Refrigeration)

Cielo WiGle Inc. (Building Automation)

Cleaver-Brooks (Heating)

Coolfront Technologies (Software)

GrayWolf Sensing Solutions (Tools & Instruments)

International Wastewater Systems Inc. (Green Building)

Johnson Controls (Cooling & Heating)

Spartan Bioscience (IAQ)

Triatek (Ventilation)


A complete list of 2018 AHR Expo educational opportunities can be found at http://ahrexpo.com/education-overview/. For registration and additional information regarding the 2018 AHR Expo, visit ahrexpo.com.

The annual AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) attracts more than 2,000 exhibitors and more than 65,000 attendees. Since 1930, the Show has provided a forum for the entire HVACR industry, including OEMs; engineers; contractors; manufacturers; distributors; commercial, industrial and institutional facility operators; and educators to come together and discover the latest products, learn about new technologies and develop business relationships. This year’s Show, co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, Jan. 22-24, 2018, at McCormick Place, Chicago, is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.


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