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ASHRAE High Performing Building Conference 2012 focuses on energy savings

February 8, 2012 - ASHRAE's upcoming conference, High Performance Buildings: A Focus on Deep Energy Savings, seeks to address what really works when tackling major improvements in energy efficiency, renewable applications and operating practices in buildings. It runs March 12-13, 2012 in San Diego, Calif.


February 8, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton

“The conference’s focus on case studies and networking offers attendees an up close and personal exchange of ideas on best practices for high performance buildings,” said Kent Peterson, conference chair.

The technical program offers more than 50 presentations in 16 sessions on topics such as applications results; energy audits; commissioning; benchmarking of utility consumption; economics, design and construction; energy efficient IEQ strategies and technologies; and energy efficiency strategies for envelopes and lighting.

Particular sessions of interest include “Life-Cycle Commissioning: Maximizing Investment in Construction, Operation and Maintenance,” on March 13, which compares commissioning throughout the entire life-cycle of a building vs. new building or retro-commissioning alone. Here, life-cycle commissioning argues that it maximizes the capital, operating and strategic investments in facilities and is a necessary evolution for an efficient building. Jeanne Clinton, special adviser to the Governor for Energy Efficiency, is set to present a keynote speech on “Energy management meets economic development”.

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In conjunction with the conference, ASHRAE Learning Institute is offering the Implementing Standard 189.1-2009 for High-Performance Green Buildings seminar. Presented by Tom Lawrence, a professor at the University of Georgia, this six-hour seminar focuses on the minimum requirements for the design, construction and plans for operating high-performance buildings. The seminar takes place on March 11.