Technical program announced for ASHRAE annual conference
The 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference technical program will provide practitioners with topical, in-depth educational tracks to optimize the design and performance of buildings.
The conference is June 23-27 in Houston.
The five-day event includes eight conference tracks, tours, social events and a keynote message from research scientist and author Dr. Ainissa Ramirez on “Inspiring the Next Generation.”
Registration is now open for the conference, which takes place at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel and the George R. Brown Convention Center. Early registration ends April 30.
The need to achieve sustainable buildings in hot and humid climates calls for an understanding of the local climate, and integrating appropriate building technologies into the architectural and urban design. So a new track at this year’s conference, Residential – Modern Building in Hot and Humid Climates, will discuss how modern residential design and building practices can be integrated into hot and/or humid climates with specific challenges ranging from indoor comfort to ventilation and mold.
Another popular design track, District Energy and Cogeneration Plants, will address how the carbon footprint is being minimized by combining resources. The track looks at the advantages and limitations, dos and don'ts and best practices of using this type of shared system.
Conference tracks include:
- HVAC&R Systems and Equipment
- Fundamentals and Applications
- District Energy and Cogeneration Plants
- HVAC & Resiliency: Safeguarding our World
- Residential – Modern Building in Hot and Humid Climates
- Professional Skills
- Research Summit
- HVAC&R Control Freaks
- HVAC&R Analytics
ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) will offer two full-day seminars and eight half-day courses. New courses include Advance Design for Net Zero Buildings; Latest in High-Performance Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS); Save 30 percent Complying with Standard 90.1-2013; and Principles and Practices of Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Air Conditioning.
Applications are due by June 5for one of six ASHRAE certification exams: Energy Auditing, Energy Modeling, Commissioning, Healthcare Facility Design, High-Performance Building Design and Building Operations.
Topics: Architectural Firms, Associations / Organizations, Building Owners and Managers, Construction Firms, Energy Saving Products, Geothermal Heating and Cooling, Healthy & Comfortable Buildings, HVAC - Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Technology, Urban Planning and Design, Ventilation