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Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies

Efficient, High Performance Buildings
for Developing Economies

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Conference Topics  Hotel  Steering Committee

April 24 - 25, 2014 | Manila, Philippines


Registration is Open

Registration is now open for the 2014 Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies in Manila, Philippines. The design, construction and operation of energy efficient, high performance buildings in developing economies has been identified by ASHRAE and the building industry as a key area where technology, standards and other activities are needed. Join ASHRAE in examining how these issues affect the building and HVAC&R industries and discuss technical solutions to support high performance buildings in developing economies.  

Register to attend the 2014 Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies conference today


Registration Rates:
The registration rates are as follows:

  • Member / Non-member: $195 USD / 8,675 PHP
  • Speakers: $150 USD / 6,680 PHP
  • Students: $100 USD / 4,453 PHP

Conference registration includes:

  • Welcome Cocktails on Wednesday, April 23
  • Lunch and Dinner on Thursday, April 24
  • Lunch on Friday, April 25

Registration Form

If you are a local attendee and wish to pay by cash or check please complete the form below and send to ASHRAE PHILIPPINES CHAPTER on or before 16 April 2014 by email to: jocas1006@gmail.com or by fax at 9102721 or by phone at 6386539. Payment must be received to get your badge and attend the conference.

Registration Form for Local Attendees



3:00 – 6:00 p.m.             Registration Open
6:30 – 10 p.m.                Welcome Cocktails

Thursday, April 24
8:00 a.m.                       Registration Opens
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.           Inaugural Session
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.         Catalogue Show
10:45 – 11:15 a.m.         Master Session #1
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.         Open Discussion: ASHRAE Vision for Developing Economies
12 – 1:30 p.m.               Technical Program
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.            Lunch
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.            Technical Program
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.            Catalogue Show
4 – 4:30 p.m.                 Hot/Humid Climates Design Guide Workshop
4:45 – 5:30 p.m.            Local Practitioner Roundtable
6:30 p.m.                      Banquet and Dinner

Friday, April 25
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.            Registration Open
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.          Master Session #2
10:30 – 11 a.m.             Catalogue Show
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.     Technical Program
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.          Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.            Master Session #3
2:15 – 2:45 p.m.            Catalogue Show
4:45 – 5:45 p.m.            Technical Program
5:45 – 6:15 p.m.            Closing Ceremony


Visa Information

Click the link to create your own personalized letter of invitation: Letter of Invitation

For more information about traveling to the Philippines please download Visa Information


Conference Topics

Technical Program

The design, construction and operation of energy efficient, high performance buildings in developing economies have been identified by the building industry and policymakers as a key area where technology, standards and other activities are needed.

Issues and challenges to be addressed include: the anticipated fast rate of economic growth in many of these economies as they strive to catch up with Western counterparts and the consequential increase in global energy demand; the large population base in most developing countries; cultural differences relative to those countries where much of the advancement in sustainable building technology has occurred; and, the large fractions of population in rural settings, along with the high rates of population movement from rural to urban areas.

The conference addresses the challenges developing countries face in sustainable construction, such as rapidly growing energy demand, population density and urbanization, and focuses on aspects relating to design, construction and operation of high performance buildings, including the HVAC&R industry’s role in meeting this objective.

In addition, presentations based on papers and invited speakers from around the world will focus on the most critical challenges facing developing economy countries. 20 papers and extended abstracts have been accepted for the conference.

The Conference seeks to bring people from diverse cultures and climates together to share building design approaches that are responsive to local needs, said Ashish Rakheja, conference co-chair. A key motivation behind the conference is to utilize traditional construction practices.

“The papers and presentation will provide examples of how to apply the latest technology to achieve cost effective solutions to support high performance buildings in developing economies,” he said.

Conference attendees will be drawn primarily from the practitioner community – designers, consulting engineers, equipment manufacturers, contractors, government officials, and non-governmental organizations.

Click here to download the conference flyer 


Conference Venue

Dusit Thani Manila, Philippines
Ayala Centre, 1223 Makati City, Philippines
Tel: + 63 (2) 238 8888, Fax: +63 (2) 238 8800
E-mail: dtmn@dusit.com

Located in Makati, the central business district of Manila, Dusit Thani Manila offers a wondrous gateway to the legendary leisure and cosmopolitan attractions. Strategically and centrally accessible to the leading business addresses, embassies, exclusive residential areas, and within the Ayala Centre, all of which are in walking distance to this prestigious property.

Dusit Thani Manila provides a fine selection of dining venues from the award-winning Umu Japanese restaurant, the Royal Thai dining experience of Benjarong to Manila’s latest fine dining restaurant, Tosca, providing signature Italian culinary experiences, as well as the all-day dining restaurant, Basix. A range of international bars and lounges offer ideal venues to meet or entertain guests and business associates

PHP 7,500        ($161 USD)

To make a room reservation please use the hotel link.


To obtain the special group rate please enter the code:  1404ASHRAE1


Steering Committee

Andy Persily, National Institute of Standards and Technology (Co-Chair) 

Ashish Rakheja. Aecom (Co-Chair)
Chandra Sekhar, National University of Singapore
Mo Hosni, Kansas State University
Cesar Lim, San Miguel Corporation
Dominador (Jojo) Castro, Kilojoule Consultants International


Sponsorship Opportunities

Conference sponsorships offset conferences expenses and provides access to talented new graduates coming into the job market, seasoned practitioners, and principals responsible for managing modeling services. 

View sponsorship levels and download a Sponsorship Agreement Form to get started or contact Lizzy Seymour at lseymour@ashrae.org.


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