Best Practices 2020 ONLINE EVENT! A Major Success

Held September 23-24, 2020, the Best Practices ONLINE EVENT! was a major success, drawing more than 1,700 attendees – while uniting technology and system assessment experts with manufacturing/process industry leaders working to reduce energy and water consumption, while lowering operating costs and their carbon footprint. 

Produced by the publisher of Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine, the two-day online event took the level of excitement for methods and technologies used in the optimization of  industrial and commercial HVAC and process cooling systems to a new level, said Rod Smith, Show Producer and Publisher of Best Practices Magazines.

“We’re thrilled at the turnout for this unique, one-time event and the level of enthusiasm shown by presenters and those who engaged in discussion and participated in live sessions,” Smith said. “Judging by the number of participants and the engaging dialogue throughout the event, the industry’s passion for continued progress toward optimization of cooling towers, central plant chillers and process chillers. – and all the benefits that come with it – is stronger than ever.”

The Best Practices ONLINE EVENT! featured live keynote presentations, as well as hours of pre-recorded sessions featuring leading industry experts from around the world who shared a host of industry best practices aimed at chiller and cooling towers fundamentals and specifications. All presentations and sessions can be downloaded for free at

Keynote presenters at this year’s online event included Thomas A. Pagliuco, Executive Director of Global Energy Engineering for AbbVie; and Stephen Coppinger, P.E., Vice President of Engineering Services from CalPortland. The forum featured industry leaders, such as Leslie Marshall Corporate Energy Engineer Lead at General Mills.

About Best Practices EXPO & Conference
The Best Practices EXPO & Conference is an event devoted exclusively to optimizing on-site utilities powering modern plant automation. The in-person Best Practices EXPO & Conference is slated for November 2-4, 2021, in Chicago. Now in entering its fourth year, the event hosts more than 100 exhibitors and a multi-track conference program featuring industry experts willing to share “Best Practices” in deploying leaders who have profitably deployed energy and water conservation measures. For more information and to register for the 2021 event, please visit