ASHRAE Announces Technical Program for Annual Conference

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ASHRAE program includes residential track on modern building in hot and humid climates.

The 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference technical program June 23-27 in Houston will provide practitioners with in-depth educational tracks to optimize the design and performance of buildings.

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.” Additionally, 2018-19 ASHRAE President Shelia Hayter, Fellow ASHRAE, will present the Society theme for the coming year during the President’s Luncheon on Monday, June 25.

Registration is now open for the conference which takes place at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel and the George R. Brown Convention Center. Early bird registration ends April 30.

The need to achieve sustainable buildings in hot and humid climates calls for an understanding of the local climate, and integrating appropriate building technologies into the architectural and urban design. A new and anticipated 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 mold.

Conference Tracks include:

  • HVAC&R Systems and Equipment
  • Fundamentals and Applications
  • District Energy and Cogeneration Plants
  • HVAC & Resiliency: Safeguarding our World
  • Residential – Modern Building in Hot and Humid Climates
  • Professional Skills
  • Research Summit
  • HVAC&R Control Freaks
  • HVAC&R Analytics

ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) will offer two full-day seminars and eight half-day courses. New courses include: Advance Design for Net Zero Buildings; Latest in High-Performance Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS); Save 30% Complying with Standard 90.1-2013; and Principles and Practices of Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Air Conditioning.

Apply by June 5 to sit for one of six ASHRAE certification exams: Energy Auditing, Energy Modeling, Commissioning, Healthcare Facility Design, High- Performance Building Design and Building Operations.

At this year’s sixth annual Research Summit, an announcement will be made about an exciting collaboration with ASHRAE’s archival research publication, Science and Technology for the Built Environment (STBE).

Learn more and register for the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference at www.ashrae.org/houston.