Have something to say about energy use and indoor air quality in humid or dry climates? ASHRAE wants to hear about it.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers is seeking white papers and presenters for its Feb. 26-27, 2017, International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates in Doha, Qatar.

The Persian Gulf’s large number of construction projects is causing high energy demands that energy-efficient HVAC construction can help mitigate, said conference chairman Walid Chakroun.

“The region faces the challenge to produce high-efficiency system designs with sustainable alternatives to R-22 technologies,” Chakroun said. “This conference addresses that challenge and sets the path for a better understanding the integration of energy efficiency and indoor air quality in high ambient temperature regions. The conference has the objectives to lower energy use and to address the impact of low-energy design on occupant health in different building sectors, for both developed and developing economies.”

Four-hundred-word abstracts are Aug. 1. Accepted papers are due Oct. 10. Full details are at www.ashrae.org/HotClimates.