In terms of number of sessions submitted and scheduled—18—Building Operation, Maintenance and Optimization/Commissioning is the most popular track for ASHRAE’s 2015 Annual Conference, which will take place June 27 through July 1 in Atlanta.
“This represents almost 20 percent of the sessions at the conference and undoubtedly reflects the degree to which operation, maintenance, and commissioning are now recognized as the most cost-effective way to save utility dollars and also as key factors in keeping buildings comfortable,” conference chair David Claridge said. “Another indicator of the broad interest in these topics is sponsorship of the 14 seminar/workshop and forum sessions in this track by 17 different technical committees and task groups. Attendees will learn the latest in remote fault detection, big-data analytics, instrumentation for efficient operation, load forecasting, and more traditional topics, such as tips on steam systems.”
The conference also includes a laboratory mini-conference with eight sessions that resulted from a coordinated effort on the part of Technical Committee (TC) 9.10, Laboratory Systems, and related TCs. Sessions cover major laboratory design issues, including disease prevention, biocontainment, ventilation upgrades, lab safety, and high performance for energy efficiency and low water usage.
The program features some 100 sessions, with more than 300 presenters and 104 paper presentations.
Other tracks in the technical program are:
- High Performance Buildings.
- HVAC&R Fundamentals and Applications.
- HVAC&R Systems and Equipment.
- Indoor Air Quality.
- Modeling Throughout the Building Life Cycle.
- Moving Advanced Energy Design Guidance to the Mainstream.
- Research Summit.
For more information and to register, visit www.ashrae.org/atlanta.