Technicians are on the front lines of healthcare engineering. Special Technician Training passes give these key team members access to a full day of programming, tradeshows, meals and networking opportunities for just $50. Don’t miss this cost-effective opportunity to provide critical training and insights to technicians.

Technician Training Schedule

Thursday, November 30, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. 

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.     

General Session: ASHE Update

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Technician Training: How is a Healthcare Facility like a Chemical Plant? Lessons from Chemical Engineering for HVAC Optimization

Typical HVAC control optimization strategies attempt to apply a predetermined algorithm to existing building systems. This can result in energy savings, but requires significant capital investment in new control equipment and consideration of specific operational concerns about a specific building. While all buildings are generally designed to the same codes, existing buildings have their own operational challenges not anticipated by the design. Renovations, documentation updates, and personnel changes all complicate the ability for a “canned” algorithm to minimize energy use while maintaining occupant comfort and meeting ventilation requirements. This session approaches optimization differently. Learn the mass and energy balances behind a different optimization scheme. We’ll discuss multiple case studies of how these principles can be applied to existing buildings (including medical office buildings, surgery suites, diagnostic imaging suites and other patient-facing spaces where comfort and safety is the priority) to reduce energy consumption.

Presenters: Leslie Schulte, PhD, Edward George and Associates; Valerie Coulter, Edward George and Associates; Eddie McLaughlin, Edward George and Associates

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.    

Trade Show

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.         

Refreshment Break on the Trade Show Floor

Noon – 1:00 p.m. 

Lunch on the Trade Show Floor

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   

Education on Trade Show Floor

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Break/Grand Prize Drawing on the Trade Show Floor

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Technician Training: The Science and Technology of Humidification

When the air is dry, we add moisture to increase the humidity to prevent material damage, eliminate static electricity and improve the indoor air quality. But what really happens beyond boiling water or spraying a mist – what are the actual technologies involved? Which technologies work best in which applications? How do materials react and why? What is the real human reaction? What are the practical control limits? What are the mistakes that can be made? This session will dive into these questions to help you better understand what’s really happening.

Presenters: D. Scott Herr, Herr Technologies; Steve Ehrman, AC Equipment Reps

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Technician Training: How You Can “Own” ASHRAE Standard 170

This session will review ASHRAE Standard 170 and its impact on design and operations. This session will help you to understand the outdoor and indoor environments, identify as much renewable energy as possible, select the most efficient equipment , and better understand the impact of NFPA 101 2012 codes.

Presenters: Laurence Wilson, SmithGroup JJR; Gregory Kozlik, Saint Joseph Health System