WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The every other year conferences on compressors and refrigeration/air conditioning at Purdue University are getting a green companion.

Purdue has announced that the 1st International High Performance & Green Buildings Conference will take place July 12-15, 2010 on the West Lafayette, Ind., campus at the same time as the 20th International Compressor Engineering Conference and the 13th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference.

According to a release from the Purdue University Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, the green conference covers “areas of building design and performance, including building thermal systems, solar energy use in buildings, sustainable buildings, green technologies, building envelope/facades, net-zero building design, ventilation, building-integrated photovoltaic, indoor environment, human comfort, acoustics, building simulation, integrated building design, and related case studies.”

In addition to those three events, there will be three short courses each running July 10-11. They will cover an introduction to compressors, supermarket refrigeration, and high performance building technologies.

Conference organizers have also announced deadlines for submitting abstracts and papers for any of the conferences. The abstract submission deadline is Dec. 17, 2009. The deadline for authors to receive instructions for manuscript preparation is Jan. 14, 2010. The due date for manuscripts to be sent to conference organizers is April 16. The date authors will be notified if their manuscripts have been accepted or rejected is May 12. The deadline for authors to be registered for the conference and to have uploaded their final papers in order for them to be published is May 31.

For more information, contact Virginia Freeman at 765-494-6078 or herlconf@ecn.purdue.edu. Questions about registrations or payments may be addressed to Kathy Walters at 765-494-2758 or kw@purdue.edu.

Publication date:07/20/2009