ASHRAE’s 2011 Annual Conference to Focus Papers on Alternative Technologies, Engineering Tools, Net-Zero Buildings
Seminar and Forum submissions are now being accepted for ASHRAE 2011 Annual Conference in Montreal. Program submissions will be accepted through March 04, 2011.
For Seminar submissions, they should include six Learning Objectives and 10 Questions and Answers for the session. In addition, a short biography for each speaker will be required. The biography should include information about current position, educational background and relevant experience.
To begin, please choose the program type that you would like to submit a program proposal to.
Submissions for this meeting are not longer being accepted
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.
Track 1 Refrigeration
Track 1 – Refrigeration
Track Chair: Dan Dettmers
Refrigeration is such a huge part of our daily life. It satisfies our daily environmental comfort needs; it cools, freezes and aids in storing food; it makes ice for our drinks and the skating rinks; it is even used in medical environments such as cryogenics. With refrigeration having such an impact on our life, how much about it do you really know? This track seeks papers and programs that address this wide range of applications from the simplest applications to the most complex systems.
Track 2 HVAC Systems
Track 2 – HVAC Systems
Track Chair: Charlie Henck
This track seeks papers and programs that will discuss maintaining the indoor environment by use of common HVAC systems and equipment as well as hybrids and non-traditional systems. It will assist designers and engineers in deciding which equipment or combination thereof to use and how operators shall maintain it.
Track 3 HVAC Fundamentals and Applications
Track 3 – HVAC Fundamentals and Applications
Track Chair: Wade Conlan
From the basics of engineering and thermodynamics to the most specific of applications, this track seeks papers and programs that will cover a vast array of topics. It will assist the newest of designers to grasp the basic understandings of the industry as well as aid the most experienced of engineers in their future designs.
Track 4 Net Zero Energy Buildings
Track 4 – Net Zero Energy Buildings
Track Chair: Bill Dean
Owners are gradually moving to the idea of having their building no longer be a burden to the utility grid. Is it possible, sustainable or even realistic? This track seeks papers and programs that will examine Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) design, the cost to achieve this, existing Net Zero Energy Buildings, the cost to maintain such a building and how it will affect our future.
Track 5 Professional Skills
Track 5 – Professional Skills
Track Chair: David Zimmerman
How do I sell myself, my company, my product, etc.? What do I say? What do I do and how do I do it? How do I keep from getting sued? These are all questions that we face in the HVAC industry; however most of these aren’t things we focused on in engineering school. This track seeks papers and programs that will help everyone develop in areas such as legal issues, marketing, customer service, human resources, and communication skills, just to name a few. In short, this track will examine all aspects of business management that does not involve the actual engineering of projects and systems.
Track 6 Engineering Tools
Track 6 – Engineering Tools
Dunstan Macauley firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike McDermott email@example.com
With the fast pace of development in energy modeling and Building Information Modeling programs, this track seeks papers and programs that address the range of different tools available, their use and specific applications. In addition, sessions that address an integrated approach not only from modeling through the end designs, but also including owners, architects, engineers and operations are encouraged.
Track 7 Commissioning
Track 7 – Commissioning
Track Chair: Sarah Maston
Commissioning (Cx) is becoming more prevalent due in part to it being a prerequisite for LEED© certification. What is Cx and what does the Cx Engineer do? This track seeks papers and programs that will cover an array of topics including Cx and project team formation, design phase Cx, construction phase Cx, Cx for LEED©, Cx documentation, and Cx certifications. Commissioning of different systems, including HVAC, domestic water, lighting and building envelope will also be included.
Track 8 Alternative Technologies
Track 8 – Alternative Technologies
Track Chair: Keith Newcomer
The growing concern of saving energy, as well as money, makes engineers think “outside the box” instead of using the standard air and/or water systems. This track seeks papers and programs that will examine growing technologies such as photovoltaic (PV), geothermal, wind power and variable refrigerant volume (VRV) systems, as well as how these systems affect the first cost and operating cost of the building.
For information on the technical program, special events, special sessions and general conference inquiries
Tiffany D. Cox
Conference Program Administrator
For technical problems or for help in submitting an abstract online, email Tech Support
The submission process consists of 5 steps.
You will be asked to choose which track you are submitting to.
Enter the title of your paper, and your email address so that you can receive a submission confirmation email.
You will also be asked to indicate whether this paper has been previously submitted. If you choose, you can enter the name of your intended session chair, if your paper is to be part of a planned session. You may also optionally enter a techncial committee.
You will be required to enter a presenting author, and may additionally enter co-authors.
4. Abstract Text
Enter the abstract text for your submission.
You will be asked to review all the information you have entered. Please make sure that everything is correct, then click the Conclude button.
This is the overall publication schedule for the 2011 ASHRAE Annual Conference, Montreal. For specific details and questions regarding these dates, please contact the appropriate Track Chair.
Conference Paper Abstract/Full Technical Papers Due
September 17, 2010
Author Notification of Abstract Acceptance for Conference Papers
October 1, 2010
Draft Conference Papers Due
December 17, 2010
Web site open for Seminar and Forum Program Proposals
January 14, 2011
Seminar and Forum Program Proposals Due
February 14, 2011
Technical Paper Reviews Complete
February 14, 2011
Conference Paper Reviews Complete
February 21, 2011
Final Technical Papers Due
March 7, 2011
Final Conference Papers Due
March 7, 2011
Notifications of Program Accept/Reject Distributed
March 18, 2011
Upload of PPTs Due
June 6, 2011
Speaker’s Lounge Opens
June 25, 2011