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ASHRAE Qatar Oryx Chapter to hold conference

First international conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates

| | Jan 22, 2014 | 10:00 am
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First international conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates

The ASHRAE Qatar Oryx Chapter has announced that it will be holding its first international conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates on February 24 to 26 at the Millennium Hotel, Doha Qatar. The conference will examine the latest research and energy efficiency technology in high ambient temperature climates, the announcement added.

Organised by ASHRAE, the ASHRAE Qatar Oryx Chapter and the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), the conference is reportedly endorsed by Qatar University, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Federation of European Heating and Air-Conditioning Associations (REHVA), the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and co-sponsored by the AHRI.

According to the organisers, the technical programme consists of 13 conference paper sessions featuring 43 accepted conference papers as well as three keynote presentations featuring invited speakers.

“The international support demonstrates the need for advancing the energy-efficient design of buildings and systems in hot climates,” Walid Chakroun, Conference Chair, said. “This conference brings together experts to look at the synergy between energy conservation and Indoor Air Quality in buildings  with the goal of achieving high energy conservation in hot climates. This first conference presents papers, keynote speeches, and internationally organised sessions, and has an emphasis on systems and equipment and applications for commercial and institutional buildings.”

Informing that registration is now open, the organisers gave the following details:

Registration fees are as follows:

  • ASHRAE Member:    $300
  • Non-Member:    $400

Registration fees for students:

  • Student Member:    $30
  • Non-Student Member    $40

Registration fees will increase on February 1, 2014:

  • ASHRAE Member:    $500
  • Non-Member:    $600

Paid registration includes conference proceedings (flash drive distributed onsite), lunches, and breaks. More information can be obtained at: https://ashrae.org/membership–conferences/conferences/ashrae-conferences/hot-climates-conference.


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