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ASHRAE’s 2011 Annual Conference Seeks Papers on Alternative Technologies, Engineering Tools, Net-Zero Buildings

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ATLANTA – Papers addressing advances in alternative technologies and net-zero buildings, as well as HVAC&R fundamentals and commissioning are being sought for ASHRAE’s 2011 Annual Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The deadline for paper submissions is Sept. 17, 2010. For complete information on tracks, contacts and submittal requirements, visit www.ashrae.org/montreal.

The 2011 Annual Conference takes place June 25-29. The technical program includes tracks that push the engineering envelope.

The Alternative Technologies track seeks papers on photovoltaic (PV), geothermal, wind power and variable-refrigerant-volume (VRV) systems, solar and other technologies, as well as how these systems affect the first cost and operating cost of the building. Papers describing the science behind emerging technologies incorporated into net-zero-energy (NZEB) design are sought.

The Net-Zero Buildings track seeks papers that examine NZEB design, cost to achieve these buildings, existing NZEBs and operational and maintenance issues and costs. Case studies illustrate how to achieve NZEB in designs are sought, also.

Control Solutions, Inc The Engineering Tools track seeks papers that address the range of different energy modeling and building information modeling tools available, their use and specific applications and integrated approaches. Papers from owner or architect perspectives or case studies that illustrate modeling techniques are requested.

In addition, papers are sought for tracks on Commissioning, HVAC Systems, HVAC Fundamentals and Applications, Professional Skills and Refrigeration.

Full-length technical papers or conference paper abstracts (400 words or less) should be submitted by Sept. 17.

For more information about the two types of papers and to submit a full-length technical paper or conference paper abstract, visit www.ashrae.org/montreal.

The conference is expected to attract some 1,500 attendees from 60 countries. The technical program takes place Sunday, June 26–Wednesday, June 29, and includes paper presentations as well as non-paper presentations. Approved papers are published in ASHRAE Transactions.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.


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