ATLANTA, Georgia, United States, 15 November 2022: ASHRAE released its technical programme for the 2023 ASHRAE Winter Conference, from February 4 to 8 in Atlanta, at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center and Building A of the Georgia World Congress Center. Making the announcement through a Press release, ASHRAE said the full conference schedule is available online (www.ashrae.org/2023winter) and in the ASHRAE 365 app.
“The conference will focus on addressing the critical challenges we all face in rapidly evolving industry and policy landscapes,” said Christine Reinders-Caron, the Chair of the committee for the conference. “It will feature papers and programs that are pertinent to the future of buildings and how they interact with people and the environment. Attendees will learn about the latest developments in building design and construction, from virtual design and simulation to decarbonisation and grid resilience.”
According to ASHRAE, the five-day event includes eight conference tracks, over 100 technical sessions, tours, social experiences and industry-specific committee meetings. The conference will offer a wide range of industry-specific technical tracks that explore emerging approaches to building design, construction, operation and decarbonisation, ASHRAE said.
Peter Leyden, a leading expert on new technologies and future trends, will give a keynote presentation, ASHRAE said, adding that Leyden will focus on technological revolutions in Infotech, like AI; in Biotech, like genetic engineering; and in Energy Tech, like electric transportation.
A new track at the conference, “Pathways to Zero Energy Emissions and Decarbonization”, will highlight methods being developed to reduce carbon impact on the global environment and the actions that the Society and its members are taking to advance these efforts, ASHRAE said.
According to ASHRAE, sessions in this track include:
- Accelerating Change in Building Design and Operation towards a Decarbonised and Net-zero-energy Future
- Combined Heat and Power (CHP): A Key Carbon-Free Dispatchable Energy Resource
- Igniting a Carbon-free Fire around Building Science
According to ASHRAE, other technical programme tracks include:
- Fundamentals and Applications
- HVAC&R Systems and Equipment
- Refrigeration and Refrigerants
- Grid Resilience and Thermal Storage
- Pathways to Zero Energy Emissions and Decarbonisation
- Multi-family and Residential Buildings
- Operations and Maintenance
- Building Simulation and Virtual Design in Construction
According to ASHRAE, the conference includes in-person as well as virtual options for attendees. The ASHRAE Learning Institute will offer 20 courses during the conference, ASHRAE said, adding that all courses are approved for continuing education credits towards maintaining P.E. licensure.