Being held for the 60th time, the AHR Expo will take place at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Jan. 22 – 24, 2008, and it promises to have a strong emphasis on “green” building.

More than 1,800 companies from around the world will display a vast array of new, energy-efficient green products. Several of AHR Expo’s 28 endorsing associations will be offering free educational sessions dealing with green issues, including:

  • GreenSpeak: Understanding the Language and Concepts.
  • Going Green: Reducing Emissions and Operating Costs in Commercial, Industrial or Process Heating Applications.
  • Going Green and the Plan and Spec Representative.

    Other “green” features of the show include:

  • The U.S. Department of Energy/Building Energy Codes Programs will have an exhibit where Energy Code Compliance software will be provided free-of-charge.
  • A Zero Energy Buildings exhibit, sponsored by the Department of Energy, will provide attendees with research into systems integration of residential and commercial buildings with renewable and other onsite power systems.
  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency and Energy Star will host an exhibit and seminar for attendees on how they can help put customers on the road to green, sustainable buildings.
  • The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will be presenting an exhibit as well as a seminar on their energy savings program and incentives.
  • Rounding out the “green” offerings at the show will be information booths sponsored by the Green Mechanical Council and U.S. Green Building Council.

    “Going ‘green’ is one of the hottest topics in the HVAC&R industry, so we want to be sure that attendees can find the information they need to make informed decisions,” said Clay Stevens, President of IEC, Show Producers and Managers.

    AHR Expo is co-sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI). The Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is an honorary sponsor. ASHRAE’s winter meeting is also held concurrently with the AHR Expo each year.