Nearly 100 educational sessions, workshops, certification exams, and product presentations designed to provide information and insights to help HVACR professionals improve their businesses and perform their jobs more effectively will be offered during the 2013 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in Dallas Jan. 28-30.

More than three dozen free educational sessions covering a variety of topics will be offered during the first two days of the show:

Monday, Jan. 28

9 a.m.—Building Efficiency: BACnet and Big Data Share the Spotlight

9 a.m.—Collaborative Efforts for Open Enterprise Application Development for Building Systems

9 a.m.—Custom Architectural Sheet Metal Applications

9 a.m.—Our Changing Industry and Connection Communities for BAS

10 a.m.—Power of Profiles

10 a.m.—Retro-Commissioning for Existing Facilities

10:30 a.m.—Residential Ventilation System Balancing and Airflow Measurement Methods

10:30 a.m.—Smart Buildings Meet Smart Grid Meet Smart Money

10:30 a.m.—Using BACnet MS/TP Efficiently

10:30 a.m.—ZigBee: Becoming the Wireless Standard for Tomorrow's Smart Grid

1 p.m.—Diversification Key to Success in Today's Economy

1 p.m.—Implementing BACnet for IAQ

1 p.m.—Issues in Duct Leakage Testing

1 p.m.—Understanding Industry-Standard Boiler Efficiency Measurements to Determine Actual Efficiency

1:30 p.m.—Market Trends for Integrated and Intelligent Building Systems

1:30 p.m.—Ventilation Systems and the Quick Serve Restaurant

2 p.m.—Water-Cooled Systems Versus Air-Cooled Systems and the Energy-Water Issue

2:30 p.m.—Top 10 Things Engineers Should Know About Test & Balance

2:30 p.m.—Using BACnet to Manage Co-operative Competition (Co-opitition)

3 p.m.—Bringing Together the Smart Grid and Smart Buildings for a Sustainable World

3 p.m.—Legionella Standards Update

Tuesday, Jan. 29

9 a.m.—BACnet Success Story – Orlando City Buildings

9 a.m.—Benefits & Strategies of Custom Designed & Tested Mechanical Rooms

9 a.m.—Community, Convergence, & Collaboration From Cloud Data for BAS

9 a.m.—Creating Secure Building Networks

9 a.m.—How Product Evaluations & Product Listings Work for You

10 a.m.—Cloud Computing

10 a.m.—Does Your Building Have a Strange Air About It? Removing Odors & Gases With Molecular Filtration

10 a.m.—Making Your Company Whole With Home Performance

10:30 a.m.—Distributed BACnet Lightning Control

10:30 a.m.—Green Duct Work Done Right

10:30 a.m.—Next Generation BAS & Integration With the SmartGrid

11 a.m.—Flammable Refrigerants – What You Need to Know

11 a.m.—Tiene Un Aire Extraño Su Edificio? Removiendo Olores y Gases con Flitración Molecular

1 p.m.—Putting the “V” Back in HVAC

1 p.m.—What BACnet Means To Me

1:30 p.m.—Case Studies – A Snapshot of Compelling LonMark Installations

2 p.m.—Basics of HVAC Noise Control

2 p.m.—Why We Need to Be Part of Several Connection Communities: An Educational Overview

2:30 p.m.—When to Use a BACnet Gateway

3 p.m.—Standards, HVAC & the Connected Home

For more information on the free educational sessions, click here.

In addition to the educational program being offered during its Winter Conference at the Sheraton Dallas hotel, ASHRAE will be presenting 14 half-day short courses and two full-day professional-development seminars—each requiring a tuition fee—at the Dallas Convention Center:

Sunday, Jan. 27

2 p.m.—Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Fundamentals

2 p.m.—Humidity Control: Applications, Control Levels & Mold Avoidance

Monday, Jan. 28

8:30 a.m.—Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Applications: Best Practices

8:30 a.m.—Application of Standard 62.1-2010: Multiple Spaces Equations & Spreadsheets

8:30 a.m.—Combined Heat & Power: Design Through Operations

2:45 p.m.—Commissioning Process & Guideline 0

2:45 p.m.—Evaluating the Performance of LEED-Certified Buildings

2:45 p.m.—Introduction to Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) Systems

2:45 p.m.—Understanding Standard 189.1-2011 for High Performance Green Building

Tuesday, Jan. 29

9 a.m.—Avoiding IAQ Problems

9 a.m.—Complying With Standard 90.1-2010

9 a.m.—Energy Management in New and Existing Buildings

9 a.m.—Energy Modeling Best Practices & Applications: HVAC/Thermal

1 p.m.—Designing Toward Net Zero Energy Commercial Building

1 p.m.—Laboratory Design: The Basics and Beyond

1 p.m.—Understanding & Designing Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems

2 p.m.—Basics of HVAC Noise Control

For more information on the ASHRAE programs, click here.

Rounding out the AHR Expo educational program are two half-day technical workshops:

Tuesday Jan. 29

8:30 a.m.—PM Live: Small Scale Hydronic Cooling Options

1 p.m.—PM Live: Dead Men's Steam School

For more information on the technical workshops, click here.

In conjunction with the AHR Expo, various certification programs and exams are scheduled:

Monday, Jan. 28

8 a.m.—HVAC Review and NATE Testing, North American Technician Excellence

Tuesday, Jan. 29

8 a.m.—CxA Workshop & Exam, Associated Air Balance Council

Wednesday, Jan. 30

8 a.m.—LonMark Professional Certification, LonMark International

9 a.m.—ASHRAE certification exams, ASHRAE

For more information on the certification programs and exams, click here.

Additionally, AHR Expo attendees will have the opportunity to get a sneak preview of the latest HVACR products and technologies in three New Product Technology theaters. These sessions are free and will take place during all three days of the show. For more information, click here.

For more information on the 2013 AHR Expo, including how to register, click here.