ATLANTA—ASHRAE 2017 Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA, June 24-28, at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach.
“Recently the building industry has seen a push in net zero energy (NZE) and California is on the forefront as Title 24 will require all new residential construction to be NZE by 2020 and all commercial buildings to be NZE by 2030,” Ann Peratt, conference program chair, said. “The tracks and programs for the Annual Conference in Long Beach will focus on resources to design, build, control, commission and operate these high efficiency facilities.” The conference will also include an HVAC&R focus on fundamentals, applications, systems, equipment, refrigeration and residential standards and codes.
The Net Zero Energy Buildings: “The International Race to 2030” track will help design teams and owners to achieve NZE. Presentations that evaluate various systems (including HVAC, building envelopes, lighting, domestic water, and renewable energy system), design strategies, construction measures, and building operation are sought. Sessions addressing the worldwide implementation of codes and standards to reduce building energy consumption are sought.
Current requirements and upcoming changes to ASHRAE’s low rise residential guidelines, including guidance on Standard 90.2, Standard 62.2 and Guideline 24 are the focus of the Residential Buildings: Standards Guidelines and Codes track. The track also seeks programs for cutting-edge residential systems and the incorporation of ASHRAE standards in the design.
The HVAC&R Systems and Equipment, track seeks programs that guide engineers, designers, contractors, owners and building operators in the design, selection and operation of traditional, non-traditional and hybrid equipment and systems.
Also, presentations were sought for tracks focused on buildings and their systems, such as "Commissioning: Optimizing New and Existing Buildings and their Operation", “Controls" and “Building Life Safety Systems.” Topics include protecting building systems from cyber-attacks, designing life safety systems and providing lessons learned and recommendations for successful commissioning projects.
The Refrigeration track addresses the wide range of applications of refrigerants and their improvements and the Fundamentals and Applications track seeks presentations ranging from fan laws and psychometrics to room air distribution and heat transfer and laboratories to schools and more.
For researchers, the fifth annual “Research Summit” brings together distinguished researchers to present the latest research results. Papers were requested on these topics:
- building science research that address the performance of buildings systems and occupant usage
- renewable energy research and its impact as we move towards net zero energy buildings
The Call for Programs has closed and a preliminary Technical Program will be release mid-March
The call for papers is closed. 71 Conference Papers were accepted.