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ASHRAE calls for papers for 2015 annual conference

July 8, 2014 - ASHRAE is seeking papers for its 2015 annual conference in Atlanta, Ga., June 27 to July 1.


July 8, 2014
By Anthony Capkun

“The 2015 Annual Conference in Atlanta will have a strong focus on the design, construction and operation of high performance buildings as four of the nine tracks in the conference focus on advanced design guidance, modeling, operation and optimization, and indoor air quality […] along with one track that explicitly considers measured results and other aspects of high performance buildings,” said David Claridge, conference chair.

The third annual Research Summit brings together researchers to present and discuss the latest research. Papers describing ASHRAE-related research are encouraged, as well as papers from societies and associations worldwide.

The Moving Advanced Energy Design Guidance to the Mainstream Track focuses on the Advanced Energy Design Guides, and seeks papers on methods for using the guides, including actual building case studies and other documented uses to move the market toward energy efficiency.

The High-Performance Buildings Track extends ASHRAE’s activities in the design and measured performance of these buildings by seeking papers on these successes, as well as identifying shortfalls where high performance has fallen considerably short of the design.

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Real engineering as applied to operation, maintenance and operational optimization or commissioning can bring increased comfort and offers huge financial returns. The Building Operation, Maintenance and Optimization/Commissioning Track seeks papers related to all aspects of this topic.

Computational capacity and data collection capability has expanded the scope, complexity and practical applications of modelling. The Modelling throughout the Building Life Cycle Track seeks papers related to all aspects of building modelling and, in particular, successful applications that have extended modelling into operational phases of the building life cycle.

Indoor air quality is closely linked to comfort and to occupant satisfaction, productivity and health. The Indoor Air Quality Track seeks papers that explore these links, particularly in ways that make the case for high levels of IAQ compelling to building owners.

The Refrigeration Track has an emphasis on related refrigeration technologies that will reduce the use of traditional refrigerants including evaporative cooling and desiccants.

As with past ASHRAE conferences, the Atlanta Conference also seeks papers addressing advances and practices across HVAC&R systems, equipment, fundamentals and applications.

Conference paper abstracts are due September 22, 2014. Upon acceptance, papers will be due January 5, 2015. These papers undergo a single-blind review. Full technical papers are due September 22, 2014. Papers submitted for review must be both technically accurate and clearly written. These papers undergo a rigorous double-blind review and will be published in ASHRAE Transactions.

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability.