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ASHRAE Extends Paper Deadline for "Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies" Conference

Jul 15, 2013

Contact: Jodi Scott
Public Relations

ATLANTA – The call for papers for a conference focused on the design, construction and operation of buildings in developing economies has been extended until Aug. 16.

Organized by ASHRAE along with the Philippines Chapter, the “Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies” Conference will take place April 24-25, 2014, in Manila, Philippines. It is co-sponsored by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and endorsed by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).

Abstracts (400 or less words in length) are due Aug. 16, 2013. If accepted, papers are due Nov. 15, 2013.  Submittal information can be found at www.ashrae.org/Developing2014.

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.

Papers are sought on the following themes:

  • Design criteria for developing countries
    • Hot and humid climates
    • Thermal comfort preferences and cultural expectations
    • Impact of thermal design criteria on energy use and occupant well-being
  • Indoor air quality
    • Impacts of outdoor air quality issues
    • Potential application of natural ventilation
  • Energy efficiency
    • Indoor environmental quality constraints on energy efficiency
    • Reductions in emissions of global warming gases through use of renewable energy
    • Energy impacts associated with water use
  • Standards and government regulations
    • Green building programs in developing countries
    • Energy efficiency standards
    • Indoor air quality and comfort regulations
  • Refrigeration
    • Refrigerants: Limitations and Opportunities
    • Applications, e.g. improved food preservation
  • Rural communities
    • Water use
    • Lack of energy infrastructure
    • Combustion using low-grade fuels

In addition to paper presentations, invited speakers from around the world will focus on the most critical challenges facing developing economy countries. 

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.