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ASHRAE 2016 conference to focus on design-build practices and residential systems

February 20, 2015 | By HPAC Magazine

ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2016 Winter Conference in Orlando, FL. Scheduled for January 23 to 27 at the Hilton Orlando, the event will offer new tracks and an updated focus.

“The 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference will have a fresh feel with new tracks focused on design-build practices and residential systems. We’ll continue our emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability while addressing current engineering and construction practices outside of the U.S. and Canada. We’re also taking one of the most attended conference program styles and making an entire track out of debates. I think we’ll be offering our attendees some great programs that align well with current trends in HVAC/R engineering,” said Jennifer Leach, conference chair.

The Design Build track will explore the challenges and benefits, highlights successful projects and addresses several topics, including contracts and alternative design and construction processes. The Modern Residential Systems Track will present energy efficient solutions and the latest advances ranging from glazing to water heating to lighting for the residential market.

The inventive aspect of engineering is covered in the Cutting Edge Technologies Track, exploring the efforts to achieve net zero energy buildings. Papers and programs will address recent advances in HVAC/R system design, equipment and construction techniques including the responsible use of resources and energy recovery.

As a means of presenting divergent methods of accomplishing the same task, the Great Debate Track offers a point, counterpoint format on the best approach for a certain project. In addition, organizers invite papers addressing advances and practices across HVAC/R systems, equipment, fundamentals and applications, for the International Design Track.

ASHRAE offers two types of paper submissions: conference paper abstracts are due March 23, 2015; and full technical papers are due April 20, 2015. To submit a conference paper abstract or a technical paper and for more information about the tracks, go to www.ashrae.org/orlando.

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition on January 25 to 27 at the Orlando Convention Center is held in conjunction with the ASHRAE Conference.



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