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COMMENTARY
Industry on the Move
Las Vegas has glitz, Orlando has magic and New York has style. It now seems that Dallas has size, at least in terms of the 2013 AHR Expo. As of mid-December, almost 1,900 companies had registered for more than 390,000 ft2 (3600 m2) of exhibit space. This makes this year’s Show the largest outside of Chicago, and continues a trend of progressively larger Shows. Clay Stevens, president of the International Exposition Company (IEC), says the 2013 Dallas Show is already 11% larger than the Dallas Show in 2007. Possible reasons, he says, might be because Dallas follows last year’s record-setting Show in Chicago. Also, it has been six years since the Show has been to Dallas, and Texas has a strong economy. In a broader context, he says the growth of the Show is likely a byFred Turner product of the drive to improve energy efficiency. “Energy issues are big in this industry, and it seems like new things are being developed every year to respond,” he says. “Controls and building integration are also changing. This industry is always on the move. As long as you have change, you need a way to show it.” THIS EDITION features ASHRAE Journal’s Official AHR Expo Product and Show Guide. This year’s 180-page edition includes more than 300 product descriptions and 200 ads. All have online access for further information, making it a handy reference for the year. A special part of the Show Guide is the AHR Expo Innovation Awards. The competition is sponsored by ASHRAE, IEC and the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). About 140 products were entered with winners selected in 10 categories. In addition, 33 companies were recognized with honorable mention. You can find the product descriptions on Pages S10 – S23. We also have a complete regular edition with technical articles, industry news, columns and case studies. Of special interest is the Emerging Technologies column on energy recovery ventilation. ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010 requires energy recovery in most climates, and the column is an excellent overview of new heat recovery technologies. ALMOST ALL of these technologies will be on display at AHR Expo, along with many other new products. An IEC survey of 2013 exhibitors shows that almost 75% plan to display a new technology. You’ll also find more than 100 educational sessions and technical courses from industry organizations. The ASHRAE Learning Institute will be offering five professional development seminars and 14 short courses. Most important, says Stevens, is that you’ll have the opportunity to see and touch products and talk with company engineers and staff. “We’ve always thought that face-to-face contact is really important,” says Stevens. “Personal relationships mean a lot in this industry.”

Publisher W. Stephen Comstock EDITORIAL
Editor Fred Turner fturner@ashrae.org Managing Editor Sarah Foster sfoster@ashrae.org Associate Editor Rebecca Matyasovski rmatyasovski@ashrae.org Associate Editor Christopher Weems cweems@ashrae.org Associate Editor Jeri Eader jeader@ashrae.org Editorial Assistant Chad Bedwell cbedwell@ashrae.org

PUBLISHING SERVICES

Publishing Services Manager David Soltis Production Jayne Jackson Tracy Becker

ADVERTISING

Associate Publisher, ASHRAE Media Advertising Greg Martin gmartin@ashrae.org Advertising Production Coordinator Vanessa Johnson vjohnson@ashrae.org

CIRCULATION

Circulation Specialist David Soltis dsoltis@ashrae.org

ASHRAE OFFICERS
President Thomas E. Watson, P .E.

President-Elect William P Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P . .E. Treasurer Thomas H. Phoenix, P .E. Vice Presidents Constantinos A. Balaras, Ph.D., P .E. Daniel C. Pettway Timothy G. Wentz, P .E. Thomas E. Werkema Secretary & Executive Vice President Jeff H. Littleton

POLICY GROUP

2012 – 13 Chair Publications Committee Francis A. Mills Washington Office washdc@ashrae.org
Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation ASHRAE Journal reviews current HVAC&R technology of broad interest through publication of applications-oriented articles. Content ranges from back-to-basics features to reviews of emerging technologies.



ASHRAE Journal - January 2013

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ASHRAE Journal - January 2013
Contents
Commentary
Industry News
Letters
Meetings and Shows
Feature Articles
Long-Term Commercial GSHP Performance: Part 6: Maintenance and Controls
Thermally Active Floors, Part 1
Technology Award Case Studies:
Aquathermal Systems
Standing Columns
Data Centers
People
Emerging Technologies
IAQ Applications
Engineer's Notebook
Washington Report
Refrigeration Applications
Classified Advertising
Advertisers Index
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