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ASHRAE announces topics for New Building Performance Analysis Conference

Conference to take place from September 27 to 29 in Atlanta.

| | Jan 4, 2017 | 1:19 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia: ASHRAE has announced the topics and a call for presenters for its 2017 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference, formerly known as the ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference. The conference, the announcement said, will take place on September 27 to 29, 2017, in Atlanta.

According to the announcement, the conference will address energy modeling — the core topic of the past four conferences — and expanded subject matter which now encompasses non-energy building performance analysis and simulation, and those professionals responsible for that work. The conference programme addresses the needs of designers and modellers, and also will include keynote speakers, invited speaker sessions, other programme types and presentations and the ASHRAE LowDown Showdown modelling competition.

ASHRAE said that a call for presenters is now open for presentations that address the following conference topics:

  • Modelling for and during the design phase (includes thermal comfort, visual comfort, water, and health, safety and welfare)
  • Early design modelling and concepts
  • Modelling innovative or new technologies
  • Existing building modelling
  • Model validation and calibration
  • Data visualisation
  • Future trends in modelling
  • Making the business case for modelling

The society informed that the presentation proposals are due March 13, 2017, and decisions will be announced April 3, 2017.

“This conference engages the design aspect of modeling and simulation,” said Dennis Knight, Conference Chair. “The conference topics address the work of HVAC engineers, architects and other building design professionals who rely on simulation and modeling tools to perform their day-to-day work and meet their standard of care.”

“The conference’s goal,” he added, “is to serve practitioners with the most up-to-date best practices, work flows and processes required to plan, design, construct and operate high performing, low energy consuming, environmentally responsive and responsible, safe, secure and healthy buildings for human occupancy.”

ASHRAE has provided the following link for more information or to submit a presentation proposal: www.ashrae.org/BuildPerform2017.

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