WESTPORT, CONN. — Solar products, trends and technologies and their role in the HVACR marketplace will take center stage at the 2011 AHR Expo in Las Vegas, January 31– February 2.
In addition to many new solar products on display, there will be more than a dozen seminars focused on solar topics, as well as demonstrations of solar technology, provided throughout the three days of the world’s largest HVACR exposition and conference.
“Solar is one of the fastest-growing segments of the many sustainable technologies featured at the Show,” said Clay Stevens, President of International Exposition Company, which produces and manages the AHR EXPO. “At least 54 companies we know of will be featuring solar products. ASHRAE and other leading industry organizations have created special solar educational sessions for AHR Expo, and the UA Green Trailer will be providing ongoing solar demonstrations.”
On the educational front, ASHRAE will be offering 10 solar-focused sessions ranging from a Forum on ‘The Role of Solar and Other Renewable Energy Sources in Strategic Energy Planning’ to several seminars on such topics as ‘Integrating Solar and Hydronic Heating for Residential and Small Commercial Systems’. The International Energy Agency (IEA) will be conducting a ‘Solar Cooling Workshop’, and PM Live will be offering two sessions dealing with Hydronic Design for Solar Thermal and Hydronic Heat Pump Systems. More information is available on all these sessions at http://www.ashrae.org/events/page/2650, http://www.ahrexpo.com/forvisitors/2011ed-special.php and http://www.pmlivesymposium.com/.
At the same time, the United Association (UA) will be demonstrating solar energy production and storage, as well as solar water heating, in its Sustainable Technologies Demonstration Training (Green) Trailer on the show floor. Designed to highlight sustainable systems that could be included in a USGBC LEED Green Building Certification System Platinum Rated Building, the trailer is fully functional and interactive so AHR Expo attendees can experience the systems‘ proper installation and operation http://www.ua.org/trailers.asp
Stevens added that many of the more than 1,800 exhibitors would also be showcasing green/sustainable products and dozens of educational sessions relating to energy efficiency will be offered. Show management also presents special plaques to exhibitors that display Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) products.
The 2011 AHR Expo will take place January 31– February 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and will feature more than 1,800 exhibitors from around the world showcasing hundreds and hundreds of innovative new products to over 45,000 attendees and exhibitor personnel.
More information, current schedule and registration information is available at www.ahrexpo.com.