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ASHRAE Learning Institute Continuing Education Courses at the 2022 Winter Conference and AHR Expo in Las Vegas, NV   

The ASHRAE Learning Institute will offer 20 courses during ASHRAE’s 2022 Winter Conference and AHR Expo.
All courses are approved for continuing education credits toward maintaining P.E. licensure.

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Full-Day Professional Development Seminars
Half-Day Short Courses
2-Hour Short Courses

For more information on 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference, please visit www.ashrae.org/lasvegas.

Full-Day Professional Development Seminars   Register Today 

  • Earn 6 PDHs/AIA LUs| Check with your state for their continuing education credits requirements.

Caesars Palace - Headquarter Hotel
3570 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Registration fees:
$544 ($435 ASHRAE Member)

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Updated! Commercial Building Energy Audits (code 60)
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Caesars Palace

This seminar provides guidance on how to perform commercial building energy audits. Best practices and other information relevant for building owners, managers, and government entities are covered. The seminar includes a summary of materials essential for performing ASHRAE Level 1, 2, and 3 audits, time-saving tips for every auditor, how to hire an auditor, what to ask for in a comprehensive audit report, and how to build a successful energy efficiency retrofit team.

Instructor: Jim Kelsey, Member ASHRAE, BEAP, LEED® AP

Commissioning Process in New and Existing Buildings (code 61)
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Caesars Palace

This introductory seminar focuses on how the building commissioning process can be applied cost-effectively to new construction and to existing facilities, with a strong emphasis on existing facilities applications. Learn the fundamentals of the commissioning process through each step of a new construction project, from predesign to occupancy and operations. The seminar will also discuss how the application of the commissioning process in existing facilities differs from new construction. Benefits of commissioning and how the process can improve the built environment, reduce environmental impacts through responsible resource utilization, improve the quality of design and construction, and raise the professional reputation of the entire commissioning team will be covered. Take away compelling information and case studies that demonstrates the value of investing in the commissioning process.

Instructor: Richard Casault, P.E., Member ASHRAE

Energy Modeling Best Practices and Applications (code 62)
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Caesars Palace

This seminar covers the fundamentals of building energy modeling and explains how to use modeling to guide design decisions, with an emphasis on HVAC. Integrating modeling into the design process from the programming stage through post-occupancy and measurements and verification will be discussed. The seminar explains modeling principles and provides modeling tips related to the building envelope, plug loads, lighting systems, and HVAC systems. Concluding with guidance on model calibration and the use of energy models for measurement and verification, this seminar also includes case studies and links to valuable modeling resources.

InstructorsDrury B. Crawley, Ph.D., AIA, Fellow ASHRAE, BEMP; and Erik Kolderup, P.E., BEMP, Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Healthcare Facilities: Best Practices for HVAC Design and Operation (code 74)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Las Vegas Convention Center

Based on the ASHRAE book HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics, this course introduces many unique and up-to-date healthcare design considerations and applications. The course covers Chapters 1-4, 6-11, and 13-16. Common medical terminology is introduced, and terminology differences between the medical and engineering fields are examined. Infection particles and their transport mechanisms are covered, followed by infection control methods. A major emphasis is placed on the necessary considerations for various diagnostic and treatment and support areas. The second half of the course focuses on air-distribution designs for surgical and patient rooms. Various control and energy efficiency techniques for cooling and heating plants are presented along with O&M and other commissioning topics. Smoke control and life safety best practices and application issues finish the course.

Instructors: Don Burroughs, P.E., Member ASHRAE, CEM, CEA; and Pavel Likhonin, P.E., Member ASHRAE

Half-Day Short Courses  |  Register Today 

  • Earn 3 PDHs/AIA LUs.Check with your state for their continuing education credits requirements.

Las Vegas Convention Center
9800 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819

Registration fees:
$214 ($159 ASHRAE Member)

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Updated! Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Applications: Best Practices (code 63)
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Caesars Palace

Air-to-air energy recovery provides one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways to recycle waste energy and create superior indoor environments. This course will review real-world examples of where and how air-to-air energy recovery technologies are integrated into some of the most common, commercially available systems. Particular configurations that are most commonly used in high performance buildings and how they can best be used to meet stretch goals for IEQ, energy efficiency, and thermal comfort will be examined with respect to established performance metrics, peak performance results, and annual energy savings.

Instructor: Paul Pieper, Eng., Member ASHRAE

Sunday, January 30, 2022

NEW! Advanced High-Performance Building Designs: Key Concepts for Lifelong Building Sustainability (code 64)
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Las Vegas Convention Center

This course provides designers (and operators) with an approach to design that incorporates a creative mindset and encourages designers to keep current with rapidly changing industry developments. Designers often take a single idea and move forward without considering long term costs, maintenance, and adaptability needs. Case studies, key concepts, and latest developments will be incorporated throughout the presentation as we walk through the high-performance design process.

Instructor: Jeff Ross-Bain, P.E., Member ASHRAE, BEMP, LEED® AP

Updated! Laboratory Design: The Basics and Beyond (code 65)
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Las Vegas Convention Center

A comprehensive overview of HVAC design for laboratories is examined in the course. The course focuses on the essential elements of the design process that are unique to laboratory HVAC systems. Topics include planning steps; risk assessment; determining exhaust/supply requirements; load calculation; pressure mapping; evaluating system options; layout of ducts and rooms; sizing primary air systems; designing exhaust stacks; sustainability in laboratories and control strategies. Example problems and case studies will be presented.

Instructor: John Varley, P.E., Member ASHRAE, HBDP, LEED® AP

Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems: Design and Application (code 66)
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Las Vegas Convention Center

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems are now being applied in many building types across North America. This course provides non-manufacturer-specific concepts of how to apply VRF systems to buildings. The course supplements the fundamental technology presented in the 2016 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Systems and Equipment, offering consulting engineers who already have a basic knowledge of VRF technology comprehensive system design and application guidance using building-specific scenarios. This course is geared towards mechanical engineers, design/build contractors, consulting engineers, HVAC system designers, and facility engineers.

Instructors: Brian Bogdan, Member ASHRAE; and Pushpinder Rana, P.Eng., Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP

NEW! V in HVAC – What, Why, Where, How, and How Much (Includes Basic Requirements of Standard 62.1-2019) (code 67)
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Las Vegas Convention Center

This course focuses on the basic requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2019 and covers the scope, application, and multiple compliance paths available in the standard, including the ventilation rate procedure, indoor air quality procedure, and natural ventilation procedure. Topics will include minimum requirements for cleaning outdoor air, designing HVAC systems, determining the ventilation rate quantity, commissioning, and operations and maintenance.

Instructor: Hoy Bohanon, P.E., Member ASHRAE, BEAP, LEED® AP

Monday, January 31, 2022

Updated! Laboratory Exhaust Stacks: Safe and Energy-Efficient Design (code 68)
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Las Vegas Convention Center

This course provides designers and operators of laboratories with wet lab exhaust systems with the proper methodology to ensure safe systems operation. Laboratory Exhaust Stacks: Safe and Energy-Efficient Design walks students through the entire design process. Training topics include how to properly locate air intakes and exhaust stacks and the various methods for applying variable-air-volume (VAV) control to minimize energy usage while avoiding adversely impacting the air quality.

Instructor: Brad Cochran, P.E., Member ASHRAE

NEW! Best Practices for Installing DDC Systems (code 69)
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Las Vegas Convention Center

This course covers best installation practices of DDC systems. A facility’s direct digital controls (DDCs) form a living, breathing system that an owner will use throughout the life of the building. If standardized and quality installations are promoted, the short- and long-term success of control systems will be greatly improved. Best Practices for Installing DDC Control Systems will provide tools to ensure uniformity for consultants, contractors, and code officials and will specifically benefit consulting engineers, DDC design integration engineers, commissioning authorities, and contractors who install DDC systems.

Instructor: Larry Fisher, P.E., Life Member ASHRAE

Solar PV and Thermal System Analysis and Design (code 70)
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Las Vegas Convention Center

This course is designed to introduce the HVAC community (engineers, architects, building owners, facility managers, plus others) to sustainable design principles and provide the knowledge necessary to evaluate and implement cost-effective solar applications for commercial facilities. The purpose is to provide attendees with the knowledge and skills required for the development, evaluation, procurement, and installation of commercial solar projects. The technical focus is on cost-effective photovoltaic and solar water heating applications for commercial properties. A wide variety of solar applications are discussed, such as an overview of the foundation for photovoltaics and solar thermal systems. Topics include site assessment, solar geometry, sizing, common applications and configurations, economics, and commissioning. The objective is to enable the participants to economically assess, procure, and monitor the design and installation of a wide variety of solar energy applications.

Instructors: Khalid Nagidi, Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP; and Svein Morner, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE

NEW! Save 40% by Complying with Standard 90.1-2019 (code 71)
2:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Las Vegas Convention Center

The 2019 update of ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is a major revision, containing more than 100 changes from the 2016 version. Save 40% by Complying with Standard 90.1-2019 is a three-hour course that is designed to give the participants a good understanding of how to satisfy the standard’s requirements. Changes made in the 2019 edition are highlighted, along with the context surrounding the history of the requirements and the impact of the updates on the energy use in buildings. The course focuses on outlining changes for attendees (for use in their practice) and providing tools to explain changes to customers. Learn compliance paths for ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 and discuss HVAC and lighting systems, building envelopes, service water heating, power, and more. The course also covers key mandatory and prescriptive requirements applicable to each system, as well as whole-building compliance options.

Instructors: McHenry Wallace, P.E., Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP; and Joseph Deringer, AIA, Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP

NEW! Principles of Building Commissioning: ASHRAE Guideline 0 and Standard 202 (code 72)
2:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Las Vegas Convention Center

This course presents the defining characteristics of the new construction commissioning process as defined by ASHRAE Guideline 0, The Commissioning Process, and ASHRAE/IES Standard 202, Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems. The course explores the implications of employing the ASHRAE commissioning process during the acquisition of a building. Emphasis is placed on the importance of initiating the commissioning process during pre-design so that the owner’s project requirements document can guide the verification of success across the design, construction, and operation phases of a building project. The supporting role played by other ASHRAE commissioning documents are also discussed.

Instructor: Walter Grondzik, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP

Updated! Latest in High-Performance Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS) (code 73)
2:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Las Vegas Convention Center

The dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) has become a very popular means to provide ventilation for buildings, particularly for low-energy, max tech, and zero energy buildings. DOAS and the accompanying room-level heating/cooling units provide many benefits, including low energy use, cost-effective humidity control, redundancy, and control simplicity. This course covers the latest in DOAS application, design, and control, and the instruction is best suited for those seeking basic to intermediate discussions on DOAS, including an overall introduction to the concept.

Instructor: Art Hallstrom, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, BEMP

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Humidity Control I: Design Tips and Traps (code 75)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Las Vegas Convention Center

In commercial buildings, excess humidity and moisture promotes mold, mildew, and uncomfortable conditions for occupants. This course helps the designer achieve true control of humidity, rather than just its moderation. Topics covered include how to understand and easily estimate the major humidity loads that must govern the design of the system and how to make decisions about equipment size and configuration.

Instructor: Mark Nunnelly, P.E., Member ASHRAE, CxA, LEED® AP

NEW! Guideline 36: Best in Class HVAC Control Sequences (code 76)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Las Vegas Convention Center

This course introduces the current version of ASHRAE Guideline 36, which focuses on variable-air-volume (VAV) systems. The discussion will include the research underlying the current sequences and ongoing and planned future research intended to develop additional advanced sequences for other HVAC system types. In this course, attendees will learn about the ASHRAE Guideline 36 sequences and how they improve energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality. Attendees will also learn how to specify sequences for this guideline.

Instructor: Steve Taylor, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE  

Updated! Introduction to BACnet® (code 77)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Las Vegas Convention Center

This course helps students understand some of the elements required to successfully plan for BACnet® and some of the complex issues that must be addressed to achieve interoperability. Students learn that interoperability covers a wide range of possible options, and how to simplify interoperability by defining specific areas where interoperability is required. Also discussed are the basic components of any multi-vendor or multi-discipline BACnet® control system, how different systems can be merged using BACnet®, and how BACnet® facilitates the integration of older systems with BACnet®-based systems. The course does not discuss specific manufacturers or alternatives to BACnet® or BACnet® specification writing.

Instructor: Grant Wichenko P.Eng., Member ASHRAE

NEW! Changing Environments and Loads for Data Centers (High Density, Liquid Cooling, Edge Computing) (code 78)
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Las Vegas Convention Center

This course describes the data center design considerations to meet current IT equipment changes.  Results without data center design changes include stranded IT capacity and reduced IT performance.  The trend is a rise in liquid cooled computers and their use cases.  There is an increasing need for data center planning to include future liquid cooling. The course explores the challenges of designing, deploying, and maintaining small data centers that are surrounded by semi-controlled, or even uncontrolled, external environments. Rapid growth of these edge computing data centers is being driven by new classes of digital growth that require local processing, i.e., where the dataset is too large and/or the application is too latency sensitive to be transmitted back to a centralized cloud server.

Instructors: Don Beaty, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE; and Roger Schmidt, Ph.D., P.E., Member ASHRAE

2-Hour Short Courses   Register Today 

  • Earn 2 PDHs/AIA LUs. | Check with your state for their continuing education credits requirements.

Las Vegas Convention Center
9800 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819

Registration fees:
$149 ($119 ASHRAE Member)

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

NEW! Health Impacts of Indoor Air Extraction, Ventilation, and Filtration – Same or Different (code 79)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Las Vegas Convention Center

At least once a week during the summer of 2020 there is a recommendation in the news to increase ventilation in buildings as a good practice for reducing spread of viruses.  This is often easier said than done.  Designers and building operators have multiple tools available to manage or treat the air in buildings.  Air in your home is probably changed by an extract system, in most modern workplaces by a forced air ventilation system, and effectiveness of filtration on cleanliness of the air you are breathing is very often an unknown.  When faced with airborne health issues such as viral infections, are all systems the same?  What can we do for better design of future systems using these proven tools that have been available for decades?  What are the most cost-effective HVAC operational changes or system modifications to improve your existing indoor environments?

Instructor: Hoy Bohanon, P.E., Member ASHRAE, BEAP, LEED® AP

Transfer, Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Course registration fees will be refunded in full if cancellation is received by ASHRAE Customer Service at 800-527-4723 or orders@ashrae.org before 12:00 noon on January 21, 2022. Cancellations received after that date are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Registrants who do not attend a course or contact ASHRAE prior to close of business on January 28, 2022 are liable for the entire course registration fee. Registration fees can be transferred by contacting ASHRAE Customer Service at 800-527-4723 or orders@ashrae.org before 12:00 noon on January 28, 2022.