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ASHRAE announces Call for Papers for 2013 Winter Conference

February 7, 2012 - ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2013 Winter Conference which runs from January 26-30 in Dallas, Texas. The conference’s technical program will focus on core HVAC&R tracks, with a focus on large building design and facility management.


February 7, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton

“The conference seeks to draw on the expertise from those markets to present design, construction and operational case studies and generally accepted practices to the conference attendees,” said Wade Conlan, ASHRAE member and chair of the technical program.

The energy conservation track seeks papers that will highlight case studies and research on the various energy savings measures being implemented in today’s and tomorrow’s designs. This track addresses how designs are using more techniques to reduce energy with the use of heat wheels and pipes, solar hot water, photovoltaic (PV) systems, higher efficient equipment and other concepts that are pushing to be standard design practice.

The large building design track seeks papers that highlight the opportunities presented to the design and construction team with “larger than life” facilities and systems throughout the world.

The facility management track seeks papers that address energy conservation measurement case studies; new and revived management tools, e.g. building information modeling; increased technologies for automation systems; and overall facility management with an eye toward financial management.

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The standards, guidelines and codes track brings to the forefront ASHRAE’s work in standards and its intent on improving the built environment and its systems. Papers in this track seek to illustrate the changes to the standards and guidelines, the projected path and good design techniques to meet or exceed the standards.

The conference also includes additional tracks on HVAC&R systems and equipment, HVAC&R fundamentals and applications, refrigeration and a special interest track, which will be determined on the basis of papers and programs received.

ASHRAE offers two types of paper submissions:

• Conference paper abstracts (400 words or less) are due March 19. After acceptance, papers will be due July 9. These “final” papers undergo a single-blind review, are submitted as a PDF and have an eight single-spaced page maximum length.
• Full technical papers are due April 16. Papers submitted for review must be both technically accurate and clearly written. These papers undergo a rigorous double-blind review and can be a maximum of 30 double-spaced pages.

CLICK HERE for more information about submitting a paper abstract or technical paper.

The conference will be held in conjunction with the AHR 2013 Exposition, January 28-30.