The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers has held it’s 86th annual winter conference in Las Vegas Nevada on January 30th – February 1st.
The international members of ASHARE focused on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration, and sustainability. The goal of ASHRAE is to reduce energy consumption with its commitment to science, technology, and education while bringing the HVAC industry into the future.
At ASHRAE saw over 2,000 exhibitors worldwide sharing new products, and technologies, from product manufacturers, HVAC professionals to innovative new start-ups, and over 60,000 attendees.
The big attraction for the show this year was focused on new technology that will improve the HVAC industry for years to come. Exhibitors showcased their wireless solutions from all sectors of HVAC. The Internet of Things solutions is something this industry needs to continue to reduce energy consumption throughout the world.
The Building Automation & Control Showcase:
This is a special area on the Show floor designated for the following products and services: Building Automation, Energy & Facility Management Systems; Climate Controls; Monitoring Systems; Wireless and Cloud-based Options; and other Networked Building Systems including Lighting, Security, Fire Alarms, and more.
The Software Center:
This is a special area on the Show floor designated for HVACR related software, both off-the-shelf and customized solutions, for the following: Project & Field Service Management including Estimating, Inventory Control, GPS Tracking; Systems Design, Specification & Analysis; Remote-based and Cloud-based Software; and more.
Indoor Air Quality Association Pavilion:
This special area on the Show floor is designated for member companies of the Indoor Air Quality Association. These exhibitors will be showing products related to Indoor Air Quality, such as Air Quality Monitors, Exhaust Fans, Environmental Testing Systems, Dehumidifiers, and more.
The focus of ASHRAE this year as with many industries is the Internet of Things and remote monitoring and control of HVAC systems. This technology is the driving force that is bringing the HVAC industry into the future.