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Call for Papers for ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference

July 3, 2013 - ASHRAE is seeking papers for its 2014 Annual Conference in Seattle, Wash., June 28-July 2, 2014, that report on HVAC&R research with particular emphasis on high performance building design and its role in a clean energy economy. Papers describing ASHRAE-related research are encouraged, as well as papers from societies and associations worldwide.


July 3, 2013
By Alyssa Dalton

The complex relationship between indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, coupled with the impacts of climate change, requires buildings that are comfortable and healthy for the occupants yet also energy efficient, said ASHRAE. The Indoor Environment—Health, Comfort and Productivity Track seeks papers highlighting the state of knowledge of the balance of environmental health and energy efficiency in buildings and research directions.

The Ground Source Heat Pumps State of the Art: Design, Performance and Research Track requires papers addressing all aspects of design that lead to optimally performing systems in addition to avoiding common pitfalls that lead to poorly performing systems.

With low energy and zero energy buildings becoming more prevalent, there are many issues that arise with installation, startup, commissioning and operations and maintenance (O&M). The Installation, Commissioning, Operation, Maintenance of Existing Buildings Track seeks papers focusing on lessons learned, improvement of process and team communications and efforts to improve the installation, startup, O&M and commissioning of HVAC systems.

The Refrigeration Track has an emphasis on global perspectives on new refrigerants, variable refrigerant flow applications, magnetic bearing compressors and refrigerant management.

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The Standards, Guidelines and Codes Track seeks papers highlighting the applications of ASHRAE’s standards to practice, along with ISO standards that support building performance.

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

Conference paper abstracts and full technical papers are due September 23, 2013. Upon acceptance, papers will be due January 9, 2014. These papers undergo a single-blind review.

To submit a conference paper abstract or a technical paper, go to www.ashrae.org/seattle.