Call for papers: ASHRAE 2013 conference

ASHRAE has announced a call for papers on current research on core HVAC/R applications and systems for its June 2013 conference in Denver.


The ASHRAE Denver Conference, which will take place June 22-26, 2013, is seeking papers on current research worldwide; core HVAC/R applications and systems; and, featured for this conference, Integrated Project Design, Energy Modeling and Building Efficiency Performance.

The Research track seeks papers that report on all aspects pertaining to HVAC/R and attempts to bring together researchers to present and discuss the latest research.  The Research track has an emphasis on Renewable Energy Research and its role in the industry’s movement toward a clean energy economy. Papers describing ASHRAE-related research are encouraged as well as papers from societies and associations worldwide.

As with past ASHRAE conferences, the Denver Conference seeks papers addressing the core HVAC/R Systems and Equipment, and Fundamentals and Applications advances and practices.

The Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) track addresses the evolving method of managing a design project from conceptual design through to the operation and maintenance phase, based on the concept of shared risk/profit and teamwork.  Papers in this track will focus on success and lessons learned with IPD, as well as individual roles in IPD collaboration.

The Building Energy Modeling vs. Measurement & Verification track seeks papers discussing the accuracy of building energy modeling programs compared to utility usage in the actual building after one to two years of occupancy, investigates trends in building modeling; and/or the realities of construction and O+M, such as systemic construction issues that lead to long term non-performance and training staff to operate a building as it was designed to perform.

The Mile-High Efficiency and Equipment Track seeks papers highlighting new breakthroughs in equipment and building systems that contribute to a building’s overall high-efficiency performance.

ASHRAE offers two types of paper submissions:

1. Conference Paper Abstracts due Sept. 24, 2012. Upon acceptance, papers will be due January 14, 2013. These “final” papers undergo a single-blind review, are submitted as a PDF and have an eight single-spaced page maximum length.

2. Full Technical Papers due Sept. 24, 2012. Papers submitted for review must be both technically accurate and clearly written. These papers undergo a rigorous double-blind review and can be a maximum of 30 double-spaced pages.

Click here to submit a conference paper abstract or a technical paper and for more information about the tracks.

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