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ASHRAE Announces 2013-14 Conference Lineup

ATLANTA—Mark your calendars now because ASHRAE’s conference schedule for 2013-2014 is widespread in both dates and global reach. 

ASHRAE conferences present the latest developments in the industry and fundamental tried and true practices. Topics range from high performance buildings to buildings that have combustion with low-grade fuels. 

The conferences feature peer-reviewed papers, presentations with hands-on information presented in a non-commercial format, Professional Development Hours and networking opportunities.

ASHRAE IAQ 2013 in October 2013 reviews the state of knowledge on the balance between environmental health and energy efficiency in the pursuit of low energy buildings and covers a range of topics: residential and commercial buildings, new construction and retrofit, active and passive approaches, design and operation.  

What better city than New York for ASHRAE to host a Winter Conference in January 2014 with a Technical Program focused on buildings? The Conference has a building-oriented theme with papers and presentations related to building information systems; environmental health; international design; HVAC&R applications and systems; and, of course, tall building performance.

The First International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates in February 2014 tackles energy and indoor environmental quality issues in humid and arid hot climates, providing a forum for discussion of the latest research and developments.

Building upon its 2012 High Performance Buildings Conference and 2009 Net Zero Conference, the High Performance Buildings Conference in April 2014 seeks to advance the industry’s efforts to accomplish a true high-performance built environment. The tracks include building performance modeling, envelope strategies, lighting/daylighting strategies, indoor environmental quality strategies, building occupant behavior, market value, new building technologies and case studies and lessons learned.

The design, construction and operation of energy efficient, high performance buildings in developing economies have been identified by the building industry and policymakers as key areas where technology, standards and investments are needed. The Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies Conference in April 2014 will address a number of themes on this topic.

The 2014 ASHRAE Annual Conference takes place in Seattle, Wash., June 2014. The Conference addresses broad topics in the application of technology to practice, specific applications in ground source heat pumps, operations and maintenance and indoor environmental quality as well as new reports on research taking place worldwide.

Finally, ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA have created a new jointly co-sponsored Building Simulation Conference taking place in September 2014 that encompasses the ASHRAE Energy Modeling and IBPSA-USA SimBuild Conferences. The conference is a first for the industry and focuses on “BIM, BEM and SIM – Integrated Building Design and Modeling,” addressing building information modeling, building energy modeling and building simulation. 

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.

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