The Green Mechanical Council and Home Ventilating Institute have become the latest associations to endorse the 2009 AHR Expo, Jan. 26-28 in Chicago.

As new supporters of the exposition and conference, both organizations will encourage their members to take advantage of the educational and industry opportunities available at the 61st annual event.

“Both Green Mechanical Council and Home Ventilating Institute focus on sustainable issues that will be of special interest to many attendees,” said Clay Stevens, president of the International Exposition Co., which produces and manages the AHR Expo. “All of our endorsing associations provide valuable perspectives from a variety of key industry segments.”

The Green Mechanical Council’s goal is to educate contractors, technicians and industry leaders about creating and maintaining environmentally sound residential and commercial mechanical systems. In addition to providing information and training to help members, the Green Mechanical Council works with technical institutions to encourage the future generation of industry professionals through education.

Founded in 1955, the Home Ventilating Institute represents a wide range of home ventilating companies that manufacture products in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. The institute’s Certified Ratings Program has been accepted and recognized as the method of performance assurance by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the International Conference of Building Officials and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.