More than 120 educational sessions covering a variety of topics will be offered during the 2015 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), which will be held Jan. 26-28 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Intended to give HVACR professionals the information tools they need to improve their businesses, perform their jobs more effectively, and stay abreast of new technology and trends driving the industry, the educational offerings include more than three dozen free sessions, nearly two dozen paid courses, and more than 60 new-product presentations.

“This show’s lineup is our largest ever and covers many key issues that engineers, contractors, OEMs, facility managers, manufacturers, and other HVACR professionals should know about to be successful,” Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Co., which produces and manages the AHR Expo, said.

Free sessions that do not require advance registration are:

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ASHRAE will be presenting 15 half-day short courses and two full-day professional-development seminars, each requiring a course fee. Participants will earn professional-development hours/American Institute of Architects learning units or continuing-education units.

The ASHRAE half-hay and full-day courses are:

For more information and to register for the ASHRAE courses, go to

On Tuesday, Jan. 27, PM Live will conduct two half-day technical workshops featuring Dan Holohan and John Siegenthaler. These paid seminars are:

  • Thermal Storage in Hydronic Systems, 8:30 a.m.
  • Dead Men’s Steam School, 1 p.m.

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Various certification programs and exams also will be offered. The exams that require registration and a fee are:

  • HVAC Review and NATE Testing, Monday, Jan. 26, 8 a.m.
  • ACG CxA Workshop & Exam, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 7:30 a.m.
  • Tutorial and Testing for NAFA’s CAFS, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 8 a.m.
  • ASHRAE Certification Program, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.

For more information on the reviews and exams, go to

In addition to the educational sessions, exhibitor presentations of HVACR products and technologies will be given in the show’s New Product & Technology Theaters. These free presentations do not require registration and will take place throughout the show. For more information, go to

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