Too many Canadians? ASHRAE seeks “broader participation” for 2012 cold-climate conference
December 12, 2011 - The Call for Papers deadline for the 7th International HVAC Cold Climate Conference, scheduled November 12-14, 2012, in Calgary, Alta., has been extended to January 6, 2012. “The deadline is being extended to January 6 to foster the submission of a greater number of papers on international innovations in cold climate HVAC design,” said Erich Binder, conference president.
A predominate number of Canadian papers have been submitted, and the conference’s Scientific Committee of nearly 40 members from 15 countries seeks broader participation, Binder added.
Cold Climate HVAC 2012, hosted by ASHRAE, aims to provide key elements of a strategy by which scientists, designers, engineers, manufacturers and other decision-makers in cold-climate regions can achieve good indoor environmental quality (IEQ) with a minimum use of resources and energy.
The range of topics includes energy and sustainability in cold-climate environments; building technology for people in cold climates; indoor environment and health; challenges for remote areas; cold-climate building envelopes and moisture management; HVAC system operation and maintenance; and cold-climate standards, codes, regulations and requirements.
The Scientific Committee seeks papers featuring innovations in cold climate HVAC design. This includes new technologies and applications; improved methodologies, improvements to computational models or other design tools; novel methods of management, organization or quality assurance; and novel avenues of research or revised conceptual frameworks for designers.
Submit abstracts no longer than 350 words, which summarize the objectives, approach, results and conclusions of the proposed paper, and five to seven keywords by January 6. Upon acceptance, papers will be due April 1.
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The Scandinavian Federation of Heating, Ventilation & Sanitary Engineering Associations (SCANVAC) initiated the series of Cold Climate HVAC Conferences. The six previous conferences have been successfully organized in Rovaniemi, Finland (1994); Reykjavik, Iceland (1997); Sapporo, Japan (2000); Trondheim, Norway (2003); Moscow, Russia (2006); and Sisimiut, Greenland (2009).