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ASHRAE Announces Call For Papers For 2016 Annual Conference, June 25-29, St. Louis

  • 11 Jun 2015
  • Atlanta

Practical Energy Guidance To Be Shared In ASHRAE Conference Technical Program

Media Contact:
Allen Haynes

ATLANTA – Providing practical guidance for practitioners to use in saving energy is the goal of a track taking place at the ASHRAE 2015 Annual Conference.

The Conference is being held June 27-July 1, at the Atlanta Hilton, Atlanta, Ga. To register or for more information, visit

The Conference Technical Program features a strong focus on the design, construction and operation of high performance buildings, refrigeration and the annual Research Summit.

Laboratories, refrigeration, fundamentals, applications, and systems and equipment round out the program. The program features some 100 sessions, with more than 300 presenters and 103 paper presentations.

Sessions in the Moving Advanced Energy Design Guidance to the Mainstream track highlight “advanced” energy design ideas with the goal of getting more people to use such ideas in their own projects.

“We wanted to give attendees practical guidance that they can use to move beyond the energy code,” track chair Paul Torcellini said. “We want attendees to leave the Conference, thinking ‘this is an actionable item that I can take back to my office to help my clients save energy.’”

Four of the sessions focus on the Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDG) series. The six books in the series provide 30% and 50% energy savings when compared with the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

More than 561,000 copies of the books have been downloaded or purchased since first published in 2005. In 2008, ASHRAE began making the Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) series available for free download at

“The Guides serve as the foundation to provide designers with practical information to improve energy efficiency,” Torcellini said. “We’re not talking about experimental technologies.”

One of the sessions features a forum seeking input from attendees on how they use the AEDGs. The authors and the Society as a whole would like to know how attendees use the Guides so as to improve future editions. “How Do You Use the Advanced Energy Design Guides” takes place Monday, June 29.

Sessions in the Moving Advanced Energy Design Guidance to the Mainstream track are:

  • Advanced Energy Design Guides and Beyond, June 28
  • Optimization for Data Center and ITE Integration, June 29
  • How Do You Use the Advanced Energy Design Guides?, June 29
  • Panel Discussion: 10 Years of Advanced Energy Design Guides from Practitioners' Perspectives, June 30
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps and Solar Together: Highest Energy Efficiencies Become Possible, June 30
  • Innovation for Food Retail: The 50% Advanced Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores, July 1
  • Solar PV 101 for Designers, July 1

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 50,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at