Atlanta, Georgia—The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is now accepting abstracts for the 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Toronto. The conference will run from June 25 to 29 2022, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
“As we move into 2022 and face climate extremes and natural disasters along with the pandemic, buildings continue to be critical to our everyday lives,” said Kristen Cetin, conference chair.
The conference will address the changes to buildings created by the pandemic and will present papers and programs that are pertinent to the future of the built environment.
Abstracts must be 400 words or less and are due on September 20, 2021. If accepted, final conference papers, with an eight-page maximum, are due Dec. 1, 2021. In addition, technical papers (complete 30-page maximum papers published in “ASHRAE Transactions”) are also due September 20, 2021, and will be considered for Science and Technology for the Built Environment—ASHRAE’s research journal.
“These commercial, industrial and residential buildings in particular face an increasingly complex set of competing priorities to balance, as well as an increasing number of technologies and solutions to use and implement,” said Cetin.
The technical program for the program will be comprised of eight tracks.
- The “Buildings in the Aftermath of COVID-19” track highlights the significant impacts on how buildings are used.
- The “Connected Buildings, Connected Communities” track focuses on advanced smart building technologies and renewable energy resources.
- The “IAQ, Energy Use, Comfort and Health of Sustainable Buildings” track features the following topics and how they interact and impact one another: Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), energy use and efficiency, occupant comfort and health, sustainability goals and owner/operator priorities.
- The “Cold Climate Building System Design, Operation and Resilience” track covers efforts and topics specifically focused on buildings, building systems and equipment in cold, arctic and subarctic climates. The track will also cover specific considerations for the building envelope and HVAC&R systems and resulting thermal and hygrothermal performance.
- The “Professional Development” track will cover all aspects of business outside of engineering/technical applications and lends itself to interactive session types such as workshops and forums.
- The “HVAC&R Systems and Equipment” track will focus on developing new systems and equipment, improvements to existing systems and equipment and the proper application and operation of systems and equipment.
- The “Fundamentals and Applications” track will provide opportunities for papers of varying levels across a large topic base. Concepts, design elements and shared experiences for theoretical and applied concepts of HVAC&R design are included.
- The “Research Summit” track features active research and the exchange of research findings, critical to the development of the HVAC&R industry and built environment. The track includes a partnership with ASHRAE’s archival journal, Science and Technology for the Built Environment.
For more information, visit www.ashrae.org/2022Annual.