World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom

Products

Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology

Features

General articles, applications and industry analysis

AHR Expo and ASHRAE make welcome return

USA: The AHR Expo and ASHRAE winter conference, which are set to go ahead at the end of this month, mark the welcome return of major international HVAC industry events.

The coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the scheduled live events in Chicago last year. The ASHRAE conference still took place but as an online virtual event.

Their return this year to Las Vegas is to be applauded, but ongoing Covid-19 restrictions are still likely to affect attendee numbers.  

ASHRAE is running from January 29 to February 2 at Caesars Palace and AHR Expo from January 31 to February 2 at the nearby Las Vegas Convention Center. 

In the current circumstances the exhibitor numbers of “more than 1,650” quoted by the AHR Expo organiser is an admirable achievement, although around 16% down on the 1,968 at the last event in Las Vegas in 2017. Not surprisingly, much of the downturn can be attributed to a drop in international participation – 300+ foreign companies this year compared to 541 in 2017. 

The ASHRAE conference meanwhile will be a hybrid live and online event. In-person attendees can expect typical conference offerings in terms of social events, tours and the technical programme. Virtual attendees will have access to 12+ live-streamed sessions.

Strict policies have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of attendees, visitors and exhibitors.  

Masks are required for all indoors at both events. In the case of the AHR Expo, there are no capacity limits or one-way aisles, neither are there are any crowd density requirements. However, be aware that recommendations from local health authorities and the CDC are being continuously monitored, so it is advisable to check with the respective organiser for the latest information – AHR Expo and ASHRAE.

Latest News

29th February 2024

BESA backing for WorldSkills UK

UK:The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is organising the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) category of the WorldSkills UK competition.
29th February 2024

Beijer Ref to acquire Australian firm QAE

SWEDEN/AUSTRALIA: Beijer Ref will expand its position in the Australian market with the agreement to acquire 60% of the shares in Sydney-based Quality Air Equipment (QAE).
29th February 2024

Chemours places CEO on administrative leave

USA: Chemours has placed its president and CEO Mark Newman, CFO Jonathan Lock and principal accounting officer Camela Wisel on administrative leave pending the completion of an internal review.
28th February 2024

Seeley to boost production in US export push

AUSTRALIA: Evaporative cooling equipment manufacturer Seeley International is to upgrade and expand its manufacturing plant in Lonsdale, South Australia, to boost exports to the USA.
28th February 2024

EPEE calls for RACHP recognition

BELGIUM: The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) has called for recognition of the critical role of RACHP technologies in energy efficiency and climate mitigation. 
28th February 2024

PSH compressor a “game-changer” for heat pumps

USA: The new Danfoss PSH scroll compressor with vapour injection allows for a wider range of operating temperatures and could be a potential “game-changer” for heat pump adoption.