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ASHRAE call for papers

USA: ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2019 Winter Conference due to take place in Atlanta in January 2019.

Papers are invited for eight distinct topic tracks with paper abstracts due by March 26.

“The 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference will provide a valuable opportunity for the sharing of knowledge and information, and the technical programme at the conference will provide a venue for a wide range of presentations and discussion,” said conference chair, Corey Metzger.

The Systems and Equipment track will focus on the development of new systems and equipment, improvements to existing systems and equipment, and the proper application and operation of systems and equipment.

The HVAC&R Fundamentals and Applications track offers concepts, design elements and shared experiences in thermodynamics, psychrometrics, fluid and mass flow. This track provides opportunities for papers and presentations of varying levels across a large topic base.

The Refrigeration track examines the significant changes on the horizon for refrigerant regulations, along with new applications for refrigeration systems being frequently applied. Papers and programmes in this track will focus on refrigerants, refrigerant regulation, refrigeration cycles, and refrigeration applications.     

The Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of High Performance Systems track will look at why there have been numerous cases where buildings with high performance design objectives have failed to achieve targeted performance. Papers and programmes in this track will focus on meeting high performance design goals through construction and operation phases of a project.        

The Common System Issues and Misapplications track will help professionals sort through system and equipment options and combinations and the issues that are frequently encountered with HVAC&R systems. Papers and programmes in this track will focus on issues or misapplications that are frequently observed, and opportunities to avoid these issues in the future.            

The 207.2 (55+62.1+90.1): The Convergence of Comfort, Indoor Air Quality, and Energy Efficiency track focuses on the importance placed on optimising comfort, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency and there are often trade-offs that must be made, including the codes and standards that create similar challenges in optimising systems. Papers and programmes in this track will focus on strategies to limit required compromises, and on finding the best set of design criteria for each building or system.

The Building Integrated Renewables and Natural Systems track highlights the advances being made with respect to integrating renewable energy systems into the built environment. Papers and programmes in this track will focus on advancements in building integrated renewable systems, application of building integrated renewable systems, and the use of renewable and natural systems in the move toward net-zero buildings.       

The Engineer’s Role in Architecture track highlights the role of the engineer in developing high performance facilities and the significant attention being paid to integrated teams. Papers and programmes in this track will focus on improving the design and construction process by defining the roles to be played by engineers moving forward. 

Upon acceptance, final papers will be due July 9, 2018.

To submit a conference paper abstract or for more information about the conference, visit

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