ATLANTA — ASHRAE wrapped up its annual conference recently in Denver, with the event drawing more than 1,900 attendees, the highest in more than a decade.
|Customers thumb through the selection of offerings available at the ASHRAE Bookstore during ASHRAE’s annual conference in Denver.|
During the opening plenary, ASHRAE kicked off the conference by launching the ASHRAExCHANGE, an online discussion platform that allows users to post and generate discussion on general and specific topics.
The Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDG) are a series of publications designed to provide recommendations for achieving energy savings when compared with the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1. ASHRAE proudly announced that the AEDG has been downloaded more than 500,000 times.
William P. “Bill” Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, ASME Fellow, took office as ASHRAE’s 2013-14 president. His theme for the year, “Shaping the Next,” focuses on embracing our responsibility to “our world” – fellow humans and the earth, to make buildings safe, healthy, productive, and comfortable environments in harmony with nature. To do this, he believes we must develop “ourselves” — the human resource of the professional community, and transform “our work” – what we do, how we do it, and who we do it with, by becoming more global in outlook, broader in scope, and more collaborative in approach.
The conference’s technical plenary and new track keynote addresses ranked high in attendance, addressing trends in data center design, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s research facility and program, and the future of sustainable energy.
Also offered were two professional development seminars and five short courses from the ASHRAE Learning Institute.
Publication date: 8/19/2013