ATLANTA — ASHRAE has announced that papers are being sought for an international conference focused on energy-efficient building design and system technologies for energy efficiency.

Organized by ASHRAE, the American University of Beirut, and the ASHRAE Lebanon Chapter, the “International Conference on Efficient Building Design: Materials and HVAC Equipment Technologies” is scheduled for Oct. 2-3, 2014, in Beirut, Lebanon.

Reducing energy consumption and emissions, implementing energy efficiency standards, and introducing new equipment and technologies are areas seeking improvement in the Arab region, noted Nesreen Ghaddar, conference chair.

“This conference will serve as a platform for presenting advanced research in these topics with the intent to make recommendations for decision makers to implement,” she said. “Specifically, direction is sought on what technology is optimal and can be adopted when phasing out HCFC refrigerants in equipment and systems in developing countries.”

Topics to be covered include: sustainable building design, HVAC technologies, indoor air quality, solar heating and cooling, and more.

Abstracts (400 words in length) are due Jan. 6, 2014. If accepted, papers are due April 14, 2014.

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Publication date: 12/16/2013

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