Conference Focuses On HVAC&R In Kansas City
ASHRAE announced that registration is open for the 2019 Annual Conference in Kansas City, Mo., June 22-26, at the Kansas City Marriott and Kansas City Convention Center. To register, visit ashrae.org/kansascity.
The five-day conference includes sessions addressing current trends and technologies in the HVAC&R industry, as well as tours, social events and a keynote message from Mike Massimino, former NASA astronaut, advisor and author. Additionally, the incoming 2019-2020 ASHRAE President Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, present the Society theme for the coming year during the President’s Luncheon on Monday, June 24.
“With the global movement towards sustainable energy, the HVAC&R industry is ever-changing,” said Carrie Anne Monplaisir, chair of the 2019 Annual Conference. “We continue to face new challenges as we adapt our designs, codes, and technology to fit this constantly changing criteria. The 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference aims to address these challenges, and offer best practices, lessons learned, and innovative design strategies to be applied in a wide range of topics."
This conference’s technical program will include sessions addressing engineering practices, research and professional development as follows:
• Research Summit – nearly one-quarter of the technical program is devoted to the presentation of current research in the HVAC&R industry. Fifteen of the 23 scheduled sessions present peer-reviewed papers on ongoing research with a total of 26 conference papers and 31 extended abstracts accepted for presentation. The Research Summit includes a partnership with ASHRAE's archival journal, Science and Technology for the Built Environment.
• Another quarter of the technical program is comprised of the Fundamentals and Applications track and the Systems and Equipment in the Built Environment track.
• Nearly a third of the program advances knowledge and practices in three focused tracks: Optimization in HVAC&R, Commissioning New and Existing Buildings and Modeling Throughout the Building Life Cycle.
• The Occupant Health and Safety track covers a range of topics from ventilation to health.
• The Professional Development tracks presents sessions to sharpen individual, personal skills, including career growth, ethics, business development and liability.
ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) will offer full-day seminars and half-day courses and ASHRAE certification exams will be administered during the week.
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