ASHRAE’s 2011 Annual Conference to Focus Papers on Alternative Technologies, Engineering Tools, Net-Zero Buildings
Alternative technologies, net-zero buildings, engineering tools, HVAC&R fundamentals and commissioning are among the topics that will make up ASHRAE's 2011 Annual Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The 2011 Annual Conference takes place June 25-29. The technical program includes tracks that stretch the engineering envelope.
The Alternative Technologies track seeks programs on photovoltaic (PV), geothermal, wind power and variable refrigerant volume (VRV) systems, solar and other technologies, as well as how these systems affect the first cost and operating cost of the building. Programs describing the science behind emerging technologies incorporated into NZEB design are sought.
The Net-Zero Buildings track seeks programs that examine NZEB design, cost to achieve these buildings, existing NZEBs and operational and maintenance issues and costs. Case studies illustrate how to achieve NZEB in designs are sought, also.
The Engineering Tools track seeks programs that address the range of different energy modeling and Building Information Modeling tools available, their use and specific applications and integrated approaches. Papers from owner or architect perspectives or case studies that illustrate modeling techniques are requested.
In addition, programs are sought for tracks on Commissioning, HVAC Systems, HVAC Fundamentals and Applications, Professional Skills and Refrigeration.
The conference is expected to attract some 1500 attendees from 60 countries. The technical program takes place Sunday, June 26–Wednesday, June 29, and includes paper presentations as well as non-paper presentations.