Industry Programs

Check this page for events/ programs (free or low cost) around the region that may be of interest to AOBA members. To submit your industry event, please contact AOBA's Director of Communications.  Also, members are encouraged to check BOMA International or NAA for a wide variety of educational and professional development programs! 

Members are invited to:

Lecture: Managing HVAC in High Performance Buildings
October 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30pm
How to provide comfort, safety, health, and reduce liability

Tightly air-sealed, well-insulated buildings combined with increased ventilation rates has become mainstream, and in many cases required by code, and there is no going back. Better construction requires less heating and cooling, and better moisture management. In many cases, traditional HVAC equipment will not provide adequate space conditioning in high performance buildings, leading to poor heating, cooling, and humidity control. These problems lead to uncomfortable homes, excess energy use, and, in some cases, legal liability for the builder. It is critical for builders, architects and engineers to understand how they design and build affects HVAC design requirements, and how to properly choose “right-sized” equipment for their projects.

This lecture will be hosted in-person in Arlington and simultaneously broadcast as a webinar. *This course has been approved for AIA HSW credits.

Date: Thursday, October 11th; Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Location: In-person: Arlington Central Library, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA , Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium, or via webinar from your desk

Cost: Free - Details


2018 Waste & Recycling Symposium - Oct. 17 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Annandale Campus, Ernst Center, Theater & Forum

Details and Registration Link

The Waste & Recycling Symposium is sponsored by Northern Virginia Community College’s Sustainability Office and the Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program. The purpose of the event is to present and discuss films and ideas about how to manage waste and recycling in Northern Virginia. The event will feature three films focused on food waste, foam packaging recycling, and individual waste prevention strategies. Exhibitors will include businesses and nonprofit organizations focused on sustainability, recycling industry associations, refuse and recycling haulers, and others.

At the end of the day the symposium will feature a panel of industry experts including the following:

Rob Johnson

Director of Sustainability

Northern Virginia Community College

Hans Christensen

Director of Operations

Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program

Linda Norris-Waldt

Marketing & Membership Manager

US Compost Council

Michael Smaha

Director, US Government Affairs

Owens-Illinois - Glass

Sandi Childs

Film and Flexible Programs Director

The Association of Plastics Recyclers

Dan Dumas

General Manager

Republic Services


Montgomery County Broadband Summit on Oct. 22:
Using Better Broadband in Commercial Buildings to Drive Business Growth

Montgomery County Government invites members to join County Executive Isiah Leggett and Council President Hans Riemer at the Commercial Buildings Broadband Summit, Monday October 22, 2018, 8 am to 1 pm in Germantown, MD.

The purpose of the Summit is to bring together select business leaders in commercial real estate development and leasing, gigabit fiber networks and wireless 5G and IoT, and leading business sectors to discuss how broadband-ready commercial buildings can support today’s business needs and what strategic direction the County should take to prepare for tomorrow’s business growth. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited and reservations are required.

For details and to register, please click this link.


Please check back often for events and programs relevant to AOBA members!