The conference's technical program will focus on core HVAC&R tracks and, with the re-branding of ASHRAE highlighting its efforts in building technology, the Conference presents timely tracks on Large Building Design and Facility Management.
The 2013 ASHRAE Winter Conference has completed its call for papers, and will begin accepting seminar and forum program proposals on June 1.
The Large Building Design track seeks programs that highlight the opportunities presented to the design and construction team with "larger than life" facilities and systems throughout the world.
The Facility Management track seeks programs that address energy conservation measurement case studies; new and revived management tools, e.g. building information modeling; increased technologies for automation systems; and overall facility management with an eye towards financial management.
The Energy Conservation track seeks programs that will highlight case studies and research that expand on the simple to the complex energy savings measures being implemented in today's and tomorrow's designs. This track addresses how designs are using more techniques to reduce energy with the use of heat wheels and pipes, solar hot water, PV systems, higher efficient equipment, and many other concepts that are pushing to be standard design practice.
The Standards, Guidelines and Codes track brings to the forefront ASHRAE's work in standards and their intent on improving the built environment and its systems. Programs in this track seek to illustrate the changes to the standards and guidelines, their projected path and good design techniques to meet or exceed the standards.
Held in conjunction with the 2013 Winter Conference is the ASHRAE co-sponsored AHR Exposition, Jan. 28-30, 2013, which is expected to attract more than 40,000 visitors and exhibitors. For additional information, see www.ahrexpo.com.
The 2013 ASHRAE Winter Conference program includes additional tracks on HVAC&R Systems and Equipment, HVAC&R Fundamentals and Applications, Refrigeration and a Special Interest Track – Industrial & Transportation Ventilation.
"I am excited about the potential of the Industrial & Transportation Ventilation Track developing into a mini-conference within the main conference, covering the Industrial and Manufacturing sector that is very prevalent in Texas," Wade Conlan, an ASHRAE member who serves as chair of the technical program for the conference, said. "The conference seeks to draw on the expertise from those markets to present design, construction and operational case studies and generally accepted practices to the conference attendees."
The technical program takes place Sunday, January 27 – Wednesday, January 30 and includes paper presentations as well as non-paper presentations.
The Web site will be open to submit seminar and forum program proposals from June 1, 2012 – August 13, 2012. To see the list of items that will be required for a seminar submission, please select the appropriate tab below for additional details.
Chairs and Speakers please note: This is the first ASHRAE conference where speakers will receive a 75% discount off of the registration fees. The Chair and Speaker registration fee is $95. Please keep this new registration fee in mind when you solicit speakers and agree to chair a seminar or moderate a forum.