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ASHRAE Seeks Papers for 2017 Annual Conference

July 5, 2016
The conference will focus on net-zero energy, HVACR fundamentals, applications, systems, equipment, refrigeration, and residential standards and codes.

ASHRAE recently announced a call for papers for its 2017 Annual Conference, to be held June 24-28 at Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif.

“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, chair of the 2017 Annual Conference, 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 tracks are:

  • “Net Zero Energy Buildings: The International Race to 2030.” Papers evaluating various systems (e.g., HVAC, building envelope, lighting, domestic water, renewable energy), design strategies, construction measures, and building operation are sought. Papers addressing the worldwide implementation of codes and standards to reduce building energy consumption also are sought.
  • “Residential Buildings: Standards Guidelines and Codes.” Papers on cutting-edge residential systems that incorporate ASHRAE standards are sought.
  • “HVAC&R Systems and Equipment.” Papers that guide engineers, designers, contractors, owners, and building operators in the design, selection, and operation of traditional, non-traditional, and hybrid equipment and systems are sought.
  • “Commissioning: Optimizing New and Existing Buildings and Their Operation.”
  • “Controls: Smart Building Systems and the Security Concerns as Technology Emerges.”
  • “Building Life Safety Systems.”
  • “Refrigeration.” Papers that address refrigerants' wide range of applications and their improvements are sought.
  • “Fundamentals and Applications.” Papers on subjects such as fan laws and psychometrics, room air distribution, and heat transfer are sought.

For researchers, the fifth annual Research Summit will bring together distinguished researchers to present the latest research results. Papers on the following topics are requested:

  • Building-science research that addresses the performance of buildings systems and occupant usage.
  • Renewable-energy research and its impact as we move toward NZE buildings.

ASHRAE accepts two types of papers:

  • Conference papers: a maximum of eight single-spaced pages that undergo a single-blind review. Abstracts are due Aug. 29, 2016. Upon acceptance, final papers will be due Dec. 9, 2016.
  • Full technical papers: a maximum of 30 double-spaced pages that undergo a rigorous double-blind review. Papers are due Aug. 29, 2016.

For more information about the conference and to submit a conference-paper abstract or a technical paper, go to www.ashrae.org/longbeach.