The International Air Conditioning, heating, and Refrigerating Exposition, or AHR Expo, bills itself as a “unique forum designed expressly for the HVACR community, allowing professionals to get together to share new products, technologies and ideas.” I’ve found my experiences at the show to be overwhelmingly productive, and I’ve met some faces there who have helped me along in my quest to built a comfortable, eco-friendly home.
At last year’s AHR Expo in Orlando, I had the pleasure to speak with some of the industry’s leading experts about sustainable building design, construction techniques, and systems that could greatly reduce the carbon footprint of my new home. Dr. Allison Bailes III is a fellow eco-friendly homebuilder and author of the Energy Vanguard blog. He teaches HVAC professionals about the big picture when it comes to eco-friendly home construction and offers invaluable knowledge and expertise on a multitude of energy efficiency related topics.
At AHR 16, I also got to speak with Jay Egg, a certified geothermal designer and mechanical professional who has been an authority on geothermal heating and cooling systems for nearly 30 years. In my opinion, Jay Egg is a foremost authority on all things geothermal and is a great resource for anyone considering installing such a system, including myself.
I also got to catch up with one of the best HVAC trainers in the industry, Taco FloPro Team Trainer John Barba. John is committed to providing the highest level of support and training to folks working across the HVAC industry, and I got a chance to talk to him about my project at last year’s AHR show. I also got to ask him what to expect at this year’s AHR show.
Are you looking forward to the AHR expo? Will you be attending? Join the conversation and let us know!