February 24, 2014
Winter storm Janus dumping 10 inches of snow on New York City did not stop tens of thousands of HVAC/R enthusiasts from setting a new attendance record at the 2014 AHR Expo. Held at the Javits Convention Center from January 21 to 23, more than 61 000 attendees (42 991 visitors and 18 219 exhibitor personnel) registered for the event. Indus-try professionals from more than 130 countries were on hand to view the latest products and technologies on display from more than 1900 exhibiting companies from around the world. The expo’s technical program ranked high in attendance, addressing trends in tall building, international design and building information systems. Also offered were a combined 23 courses – eight professional development seminars and 15 short courses – from the ASHRAE Learning Institute.
The City of Vancouver and Cameron E. Lowry received the Milton W. Garland Commemorative Refrigeration Award for Project Excellence at ASHRAE’s 2014 Winter Conference from January 18-22 in New York City. The award recognizes the designer and owner of a non-comfort cooling refrigeration application that highlights innovation and/or new technologies in a unique manner. Lowry helped to design a heat recovery system for the City of Vancouver, which is installed in the neighbourhood of South East False Creek, BC. In 2012, the heat pump unit provided about 78 per cent of the annual space heating and domestic water heating needs of the neighborhood, resulting in more than 2000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions reductions. www.ashrae.org
ASHRAE’s 2014 Annual Conference, takes place in Seattle, WA from June 28 to July 2. The 2015 AHR Expo will be held in Chicago, IL from January 26 to 28.