Six years ago, HPAC Engineering launched the Engineering Green Buildings (EGB) Conference and Expo in Cleveland with the mission to bring meaning to the “green movement” by showing the potential of green design practices. It also created an environment for engineers to be agents of positive change in the buildings industry. We plan to continue this tradition in 2009, with some further changes to make this a must-attend event for you and your team.

It's my pleasure to announce that this year's conference will be held in Nashville, Tenn., on Sept. 24 and 25 as part of something new, something we call HVACR Week.

This year, EGB will co-locate with HVAC Comfortech (the industry's largest light-commercial/residential seminar and trade-show program) and the new Commercial HVACR Symposium (which is geared toward design/build contractors), creating the first annual HVACR Week.

The co-located events will be headquartered at the Nashville Convention Center. HVACR engineers and contractors will learn about the most current industry trends and products and the best business-improvement tactics. Produced and managed by HPAC Engineering, EGB will offer technical sessions on green design and energy savings.

Attendees will discover how they can design greener, more energy-efficient mechanical systems, as well as reduce the carbon footprint of the buildings they design, manage, and/or maintain. To learn more, visit the EGB Website, which is found at www.egbconference.com.

I look forward to meeting you in Nashville.

INFO-DEX 2009-2010

It's also my pleasure to bring to you the 37th edition of HPAC Engineering's Info-dex. Since 1972, we've dedicated our June issue to providing you the resources necessary to do your work as efficiently as possible. Beginning on Page 30, this annually updated compendium of manufacturer listings, products, trade names, and societies/associations will help you find answers to help solve the mechanical-system design problems you encounter.

For those of you who want this information available in a searchable database, we have that as well. And it's online. Just visit http://infodex.hpac.com, where you'll find the most current listings.


Send comments and suggestions to mike.weil@penton.com.