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ASHRAE Conference open for registration

The Palmer House Hilton is the venue for ASHRAE’s 2018 Winter Conference

USA: Registration is now open for ASHRAE’s 2018 Winter Conference to be held in Chicago in January.

The ASHRAE Winter Conference, which runs in conjunction with the AHR Expo, will examine the latest topics in the building industry, through a technical programme featuring more than 200 presentations and 300 speakers.

It takes place at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton hotel from January 20-24.

“Engineers and designers continue to adopt design principles to reduce the ecological impact of our built environment on the world around us. It has practically become second nature,” says Michael Collarin, technical program chair of the ASHRAE Winter Conference. “This conference provides professionals with an unparalleled opportunity to focus on the design, build, control, commission, operating facilities and infrastructure resources that they need, not only to be efficient, but resilient.”

The event features eight conference tracks, tours, social events and a keynote message from Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO of GoldieBlox.

Tracks include what ASHRAE is most known for – standards, fundamentals and applications, systems and equipment. Tracks on industry trends in resiliency and modelling throughout a building’s life cycle, as well as tracks addressing specific disciplines, such as tall buildings and heat exchange equipment are also on the agenda.

Technical programme tracks include systems and equipment; fundamentals and applications; standards, guidelines and codes; earth, wind & fire; tall buildings; modelling throughout the building life cycle; and heat exchange equipment.

In addition, the ASHRAE Learning Institute will offer two full-day, and five half-day seminars during the conference. Courses include: The commissioning process in new & existing buildings; High-performance building design: applications & future trends; Variable refrigerant flow systems: design & application; and Designing toward net-zero energy commercial buildings.

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