ATLANTA — ASHRAE has announced that its next High Performance Buildings Conference will take place April 7-8, 2014, at Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

Building upon the 2012 High Performance Buildings Conference and 2009 Net-Zero Energy Conference, ASHRAE said the conference seeks to advance the industry’s efforts to accomplish a true high-performance built environment.

“The 2014 HPB Conference provides a unique opportunity for dialog among attendees to facilitate understanding of current indoor environmental quality and energy saving efforts and to share best practices for achieving high-performance buildings,” said Kent Peterson, conference chair.

The conference topics provide an overview of high performance building design with a focus on strategies in several areas, Peterson said. New subject areas include water efficiency, building occupant behavior, new building technologies, and indoor environmental quality. In addition, there is increased emphasis on lighting/daylighting and the building envelope.

A case study-type poster session on “Measured Performance” and “Modeled Performance” will be presented.

The conference format will include invited speakers as well as a call for presenters and a call for posters, which will be announced in the fall. For more information, visit

Publication date: 8/19/2013

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