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2015 International Conference on Energy and Environment in Ships

2015 International Conference on Energy and Environment in Ships


Athens, Greece, May 22-24, 2015

General Information
Technical Program Registration
Steering Committee


General Information

Organized by ASHRAE, the Hellenic Navy, the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) and the ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter, the International Conference on Energy and Environment in Ships, will take place on May 22-24, 2015, in Athens, Greece. 

The Conference seeks to bring together the various professionals involved in the shipping industry, both onshore and at sea, and to present the current state of the art and insight in future technologies and challenges related to HVAC, indoor environmental quality, energy safety and security.
The Conference will provide a comprehensive overview of the areas relevant to military and commercial ships. The conference format includes keynote addresses from invited speakers, oral presentations,  poster sessions and a call for papers.

Presentations will address current practices, new approaches, methodologies, technologies and areas of improvement.


Technical Program

Please download the conference schedule for a complete list of presentations and scheduled events >>

Conference paper topics cover energy conservation and efficiency, ship HVAC systems, economic and financial considerations, IAQ in compact cabins and much more. Among the 30+ conference papers to be presented are:

  • Evaluation of Thermoelectric Generators for Waste Heat Recovery in Ships
  • Minimizing Shipboard HVAC Energy Costs through Optimal Design
  • Deep Water Wind Energy Production and Storage Coupled with Desalination Process
  • Power Plant-Related Measures for Improving Energy Efficiency in Ships
  • Energy Performance of a Liquid Desiccant and Evaporative Cooling-Assisted 100% Outdoor Air System in Commercial Ships
  • Application of Photovoltaics on Ship Electrical Power Systems: Utopia or Reality?
  • Life Cycle Assessment as a Prerequisite Tool in Maritime Industry
  • Optimal Economic Operation of a Complex Electric Power System with Shaft Generators
  • Capital Budgeting Techniques in Energy Systems Applied in Marine Science
  • Production and Characterization of Zero Waste Biodiesel from Green Algae (Cladophora glomerata)
  • Current and Future Trends on Marine Antifouling Coatings and the Study of Energy Efficiency Benefits for a Naval Fleet
  • Royal Naval HVAC Systems

Conference Schedule

Thursday, May 21
8 p.m. – 10 p.m Welcome Drink
  Location will be announced soon.
Friday, May 22
All sessions will take place at the Yacht Club of Greece
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Opening Ceremony
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Technical Program (two parallel sessions)
12 p.m. Lunch*
1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Technical Program (two parallel sessions)
6 p.m. Dinner* at the Yacht Club of Greece
Saturday, May 23
All sessions will take place at the Hellenic Naval Academy
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Technical Program (four parallel sessions)
12 p.m. Lunch*
1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Technical Program (four parallel sessions)
6 p.m. Social Event with traditional Greek dances, music and drinks*
Sunday, May 24
All sessions will take place at the Hellenic Naval Academy
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Technical Program (four parallel sessions)


Registration is open through the ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter.


Registration rates are as follows:

One day Registration 25 €
All three days Registration 35 €
Early bird registration (until May 11, 2015) -20%
Speakers -30%
Yacht Club of Greece - Friday, May 22, 2015
Lunch 25 €
Dinner 35 €
Hellenic Naval Academy - Saturday, May 23, 2015
Lunch 20 €
Dinner & Social Event 25 €
Hellenic Naval Academy - Sunday, May 24
Farewell cocktail 15 €

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee members are:

  • Dimitris Charalambopoulos (Chair)
  • Walid Chakroun, Kuwait University
  • Costas Balaras, National Observatory of Athens
  • William Bahnfleth, Pennsylvania State University
  • Rear Admiral Georgios Christopoulos H.N., Hellenic Navy (Scientific Committee Chair)
  • Commodore Athanasios Nasopoulos H.N., Hellenic Navy
  • Chris Balbach, Performance Systems Development of NY (CEC Representative)

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