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New Course on Legionella Standard among ASHRAE 2016 Winter Conference Courses

Nov 5, 2015

Contact: Jodi Scott
Public Relations
678-539-1140
jscott@ashrae.org

ATLANTA – Guidance on how to reduce the risk of Legionnaires’ Disease via a recently published standard will be shared in a new course from ASHRAE at its 2016 Winter Conference. The course is one of 20 courses being presented at the Conference and AHR Expo.

“We’ve already seen the real-life application of this standard when sections of it where adopted by the New York City Council following a deadly outbreak there,” Bill Pearson, course instructor who serves on the Standard 188 committee. “This course is designed to help prevent future outbreaks by showing the industry how to navigate the standard.”

The Conference takes place Jan. 23-27, Orlando Hilton, while the ASHRAE co-sponsored AHR Expo takes place Jan. 25-27, next door at the Orange County Convention Center. To register for the ASHRAE Conference, which includes free access to the Expo, visit www.ashrae.org/orlando.

ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) is offering 20 high-quality, authoritative Professional Development Seminars and Short Courses. ALI courses provide training with real-world experiences for immediate application. Attendees can earn continuing education credits. For more information or to register, visit www.ashrae.org/orlandocourses.

The new half-day Short Course, ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 – Successfully Managing the Risk of Legionellosis, focuses on ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems,  which establishes the minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for the design, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance and service of centralized building water systems and components. Michael Patton, a member of the Standard 188 committee, also is an instructor of the course.

Attendees will learn how to use and comply with the standard; where Legionella propagates and who is at high risk for legionellosis; how to create a workable Legionella water management plan; and the responsibilities of project engineers and designers.

The five full-day Professional Development Seminars being offered are:

  • Commercial Building Energy Audits
  • Commissioning Process in New & Existing Buildings
  • Designing HVAC Systems to Control Noise & Vibration
  • Energy Modeling Best Practices and Applications (Co-sponsored by IBPSA-USA)
  • Operations and Maintenance of High-Performance Buildings

The 15 Half-Day Short Courses are:

  • Laboratory Design: The Basics and Beyond
  • Troubleshooting Humidity Control Problems
  • Understanding & Designing Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems
  • Variable Refrigerant Flow System Design & Application
  • Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Applications: Best Practices
  • Application of Standard 62.1-2013 (ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality): Multiple Spaces Equations & Spreadsheets
  • Building Demand Response & the Coming Smart Grid
  • Energy Management Best Practices
  • Avoiding IAQ Problems
  • Commissioning Process & ASHRAE Standard 202 (ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 202-2013, Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems)
  • Complying with Standard 90.1-2013 (ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings): HVAC/Mechanical
  • Evaluation and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems
  • Exceeding Standard 90.1-2013 to Meet LEED Requirements
  • IT Equipment Design Evolution & Data Center Operation Optimization
  • Designing High-Performance Healthcare HVAC Systems

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 54,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.