ASHRAE is heading to one of the world’s most air-conditioned cities – Houston, for the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference, June 23-27.

The five-day event includes eight conference tracks, one mini track, tours, social events, and a keynote message from research scientist and author, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez.

Registration is now open for the conference which takes place at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel and the George R. Brown Convention Center. Early bird registration ends April 30.

“ASHRAE’s Annual Conference provides a forum for a meaningful exchange of knowledge and ideas among thousands of industry professionals seeking new sustainable technology solutions for the built environment,” said 2017-18 ASHRAE president Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D. “This conference is an example of how ASHRAE is at the forefront of innovation in an ever-evolving industry.”

This year’s technical program features several new tracks, including one on Residential – Modern Building in Hot and Humid Climates – a pertinent topic in the building industry recently with the movement toward net zero housing and indoor air quality.

The technical program will also address one of the most dynamic areas in HVACR through the track HVAC&R Control Freaks. Topics range from design innovations spreading through the industry to the latest in building integration and observation, as well as troubleshooting the most common issues occurring in building management systems.

Conference Tracks include:

  • HVAC&R Systems and Equipment
  • Fundamentals and Applications
  • District Energy and Cogeneration Plants
  • HVAC & Resiliency: Safeguarding our World
  • Residential – Modern Building in Hot and Humid Climates
  • Professional Skills
  • Research Summit
  • HVAC&R Control Freaks
  • HVAC&R Analytics

At this year’s sixth annual Research Summit, an announcement will be made about a collaboration with ASHRAE's archival research publication, Science and Technology for the Built Environment (STBE).

Additionally, 2018-19 ASHRAE president Sheila J. Hayter, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, will present the Society theme for the coming year during the President’s Luncheon on Monday, June 25.

Publication date: 3/2/2018

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