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ASHRAE Falcon Chapter’s Regional Conference – Abu Dhabi 2011 will highlight key approaches and outcomes to latest challenges in environment and sustainability

| | Jun 30, 2011 | 12:37 pm
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ASHRAE Falcon Chapter’s Regional Conference – Abu Dhabi 2011 will highlight key approaches and outcomes to latest challenges in environment and sustainability

The ASHRAE Falcon Chapter is hosting the Chapter’s Regional Conference (CRC) for ASHRAE Region At Large (RAL) in Abu Dhabi from September 19 to 22 at the Rotana Beach Hotel. The high-profile event is expected to be attended by internationally eminent sustainability scientists, engineers and policy makers.

The annual conference is designed for all regional ASHRAE chapters to connect and discuss issues and challenges that face the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning engineering fraternity. Each chapter will send a delegate as well as a member to attend the conference.

The event is being held under the patronage of H.E. Dr Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, UAE, under the auspices of the United Nations Environment programme (UNEP). Endorsed by AHRI, the CRC will provide an opportunity for participants and sponsors to show their support to the industry and position themselves as active and integral members of the ASHRAE community.

A unique feature of this year’s CRC is that the ASHRAE Falcon Chapter has invited students from 16 countries and 23 different chapters in the region for a gathering, which will include technical sessions, technical tours, workshops, lectures and panel discussions. The gathering is intended to provide a forum for the dissemination of information pertaining to chapter and regional activities, sharing technical and cultural values and learning leadership principles for a sustainable future.

Some of the key topics to be addressed include:

  • UNEP Energy Efficiency – HVAC design for high-ambient conditions
  • Green construction retrofitting
  • Environmental movement and sustainability index
  • Waste management
  • Sustainable cities and buildings
  • Urban horticulture
  • Sustainable transport
  • Renewable energy
  • Low-carbon economy
  • LEED Vs ESTIDAMA
  • Carbon economy and footprint
  • Building information modelling

Leading Speakers include:

  • Dr Abeer Al Janahi, British University in Dubai
  • Dr Fabrice Saffre, ETISALAT
  • Erland Rendall, Davis Langdon
  • George Berbari, DC Pro Engineering
  • Bob Baker, BBJ Environmental Solutions
  • Prof Bassa Abu-Hijleh, Cardiff University, UK, The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
  • Dr Ahmed Mokhtar, Associate, American University of Sharjah
  • Sougata Nandi, TECOM
  • Khaled Bushnaq, Energy Mngt Svcs Int
  • Ahmad Okeil, Abu Dhabi University
  • Salah Nezar, Qatar Project Management

In his message, Dr Ahmed Alaa Eldin Mohamed, CRC General Chair and President ASHRAE Falcon Chapter, 2011-2012, welcoming delegates from various chapters said, “For the second time in five years, the UAE has the honour of hosting the CRC.” He added, “It is the endeavour of my team and I to produce a conference that, given the exceptional talent available in the ASHRAE fold, will be high on the quality of technical presentations and will also offer you opportunities galore to socialise and to soak in the interesting mosaic of an ancient Arabian culture that is firmly in touch with modernity.”

With its avowed motto, “True Sustainability Beyond Certification”, the CRC is being managed by CPI Industry, with its affiliated publications, Climate Control Middle East; MEGAWHAT; bGreen; and The Big Project as media partners.

For further information, please visit http://crc.ashraeuae.org

For enquiries, you can write to crc@ashraeuae.org.


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