New Sessions Highlight Next E360 Forum
Recent regulatory actions by the EPA and the DOE have created a great deal of turmoil within the HVACR industry. In many ways, it’s a perfect regulatory storm that will have huge impacts on the future of our industry.
Because of these impacts, we need to evaluate all ideas, strategies and emerging technologies to determine how to best proceed. That’s why we created our E360 Forum — to facilitate a dialogue that will answer these questions and help shape the future of HVACR.
This free, daylong event will feature timely keynote addresses and new interactive breakout sessions to allow you to engage in these important discussions.
The keynote addresses will provide information about the latest rulings and trends. Featured speakers in Atlanta will include Drusilla Hufford, director of the EPA’s stratospheric protection division in the Office of Air and Radiation; and Rajan Rajendran, our vice president of system innovation and sustainability and a respected worldwide authority on refrigerants. Both speakers will discuss the latest regulatory updates, and their national and global impacts.
Also during the general session, Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief for ACHR News, will moderate a panel discussion entitled Addressing the Challenges of the Qualified Technician Shortage. It will center around three new reports released by the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation that concluded the current demand for HVACR technicians is far outweighing the supply of employees.
Some of the new breakout sessions are:
- Understanding Leak Detection and Implementing Effective Programs (food retail track) — John Wallace will lead an informative session that will help retailers understand what leak detection is, how to best identify a program that supports their operational goals, and an in-depth overview of the 608 leak detection standard.
- System Upgrades That Impact Sustainable Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings (food retail track) Andre Patenaude and Renteknik Group President Darren Cooper will explore how you can improve efficiency and save money by enhancing your current refrigeration system.
- Understanding Applications for Alternate A1 Refrigerants (foodservice track) — Ron Bonear and Brad Hopson will examine the best uses for alternate A1 refrigerants in the foodservice sector.
As an industry, we feel it’s important that we address the tough issues head-on today, so that we can collectively create a realistic path for our future. But, to achieve that goal, we need everyone’s contribution. We look forward to you lending your voice to this important dialogue at our E360 Forum in Atlanta.