ASHRAE announces technical program for upcoming annual conference in June
April 19, 2018 — ASHRAE recently released the technical program for the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference being held June 23 - 27 at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel and the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Tex.
By Ellen Cools
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.”
The technical program will provide practitioners with in-depth educational tracks to optimize the design and performance of buildings, the organizers say.
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 mould.
Another track, “District Energy and Cogeneration Plants,” will address how combining resources is minimizing the carbon footprint. This track looks at the advantages and limitations, do’s and don’ts, and best practices of utilizing this type of shared system.
Other conference tracks include:
• HVAC&R Systems and Equipment
• Fundamentals and Applications
• HVAC & Resiliency: Safeguarding our World
• Professional Skills
• Research Summit
• HVAC&R Control Freaks
• HVAC&R Analytics
ASHRAE Learning Institute will also offer two full-day seminars and eight-half courses.
Registration is now open for the conference. Early bird registration ends April 30.