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ASHRAE heads west for annual conference


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March 21, 2017

ASHRAE’s Annual Conference will be held June 24 to 28 in Long Beach, CA. The five-day event boasts eight conference tracks, tours, social events and a keynote message from Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Additionally, 2017-18 ASHRAE president Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, will unveil his presidential theme during the President’s Luncheon on June 25.

Registration is now open for the event, which will take place at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Committee meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach and the Renaissance Long Beach.

The Technical Program features several new tracks, including one on net zero energy (NZE) – a topic that has been at the forefront of the building industry recently. Technical Program tracks include: Net Zero Energy Buildings: The International Race to 2030 (NEW); Building Life Safety Systems (NEW); Commissioning: Optimizing New and Existing Buildings and their Operations; Controls (NEW); Fundamentals and Applications; HVAC/R Systems and Equipment; Refrigeration; and Residential Buildings: Standards Guidelines and Codes (NEW).

The conference’s fifth annual Research Summit will report the latest research results on building science and renewable energy and its impact as we move toward NZE buildings.

ASHRAE Learning Institute will offer two full-day seminars, and eight half-day courses during the conference. Courses include Efficient Energy Management in New and Existing Buildings; Designing High-Performance Healthcare and HVAC Systems; and High-Performance Building Design: Applications and Future Trends. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/longbeachcourses.

Those interested in sitting for one of six ASHRAE certification exams must apply by June 2. The exams include: Energy Assessment, Energy Modeling, Commissioning, Healthcare Facility Design, High-Performance Building Design and Building Operations. Learn more and apply at www.ashrae.org/longbeachexams.


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