ATLANTA—ASHRAE has announced a call for session proposals and presentations for its 2017 Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA, June 24-28, at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach.
Presenters have the option to submit for two new program types:
- Panel Discussions feature a broad range of subjects and explores different perspectives on issues in the industry. For example, a panel may feature discussions about integrated project delivery among designers, builders, and facility management professionals.
- Debates highlight hot-button issues. Experts, either on teams or as individuals, present different sides of an issue in debate format. Each participant presents evidence for or against a specific statement or question such as ‘Is Sustainability Really Sustainable?”
- *Both Panel Discussions and Debates have a moderator, 3-4 participants, and may be 60-90 minutes in length. Neither require learning objectives or question-and-answer sets. Neither are eligible for GBCI or AIA credit.
“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 are 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 are 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
Debate, Forum, Workshop, Panel Discussion, and Seminar Proposals are due February 10, 2017.
The call for papers is closed. Currently, 85 Conference Papers are under review.