ATLANTA — ASHRAE announced that its third High Performance Buildings Conference, scheduled for April 7-8, 2014, at Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, will highlight proven methods for improving building operation to optimize energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality, as well as case studies demonstrating new technologies.

“The conference aims to help decision makers in the building community learn about the benefits of innovative solutions and energy-efficient design and operation,” said Kent Peterson, conference chair. “Through a comprehensive range of sessions, the conference will provide the building community with design and operational guidance to improve building performance.”

New subject areas include water efficiency, building occupant behavior, new building technologies, indoor environmental quality and an increased emphasis on lighting/daylighting and the building envelope.

In addition, the conference features several invited speakers and keynote speakers. Keynote speakers include:

• Peter Rumsey, Rumsey Engineers, Inc., presents “The Process of Radical Innovation in Buildings.”

• Jerry Yudelson, author of The World’s Greenest Buildings: Promise vs. Performance in Sustainable Design, leads an interactive session on “Design with the End in Mind.”

• Gail Brager, associate director, Center for the Built Environment at the University of California – Berkeley.

Sessions include:

• Benchmarking and Retrocommissioning: Driving Existing Building Performance

• Beyond the Energy Model: From Precision Control to Connect Communities

• Measuring Up Building Performance

• Operating for High Performance

• The Next “Greenest” Building: An Interactive Session

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Publication date: 3/3/2014

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