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ASHRAE Announces Call for Abstracts for 2019 "Buildings XIV Conference"

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  • 10 Aug 2018
  • Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE Announces Call for Abstracts for 2019 "Buildings XIV Conference"

Media Contact:
Allen Haynes

ATLANTA (Aug. 10, 2018) – ASHRAE has announced a call for abstracts for the 2019 Buildings XIV International Conference to be held in Clearwater Beach, FL, December 9-12 at the Sheraton Sand Key. The conference is co-organized by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and ASHRAE.

The conference includes two tracks focused on Principles (research and development) and Practices (practical applications and case studies).

“This conference draws so heavily on the advanced technical knowledge of our global experts, that it takes place every three years, allowing time to develop new research and technology applications and to document findings,” says André Desjarlais, conference chair. “It’s a great opportunity for product manufacturers, research groups, technical advisors, builders, designers and other consultants to discuss their work achievements, interest and awareness of buildings issues, and provide solutions to some of our major building problems.”

The conference steering committee is seeking papers focused on the development of high impact technologies and processes that are lifecycle cost effective and reduce energy use and environmental consequences, as well as case studies that are unique and new. Papers should demonstrate how their topics, on the thermal and moisture performance of the exterior envelope of whole buildings, will lead to high performance buildings, demonstrate technologies ready for implementation and show the promise of short to mid-term adoption.

Suggested paper topics include:

  • Advanced Construction Practices
  • Air Barriers and Air Leakage
  • Basements/Below-Grade Construction
  • Building Envelope Commissioning
  • Building Envelope Integrated Technologies
  • Building Retrofit
  • Building Sustainability and Resilience
  • Cost Optimization
  • Daylighting
  • Design Tools
  • Dynamic and High-R windows
  • Envelope-Related Indoor Environment
  • Fenestration and Window Attachments
  • Heritage/Historic Buildings
  • HVAC-Envelope Integration
  • Innovative Materials and Systems
  • Insulation
  • Low Energy Buildings
  • Moisture Management, Durability and Service Life
  • Monitoring, Modeling and Simulation
  • Offsite Manufacturing
  • Residential Single and Multi-Family Applications
  • Roofs, Attics and Walls
  • Standards, Codes, Guidelines and Test Procedure Development
  • Weatherization

Abstract submissions are due Oct. 26, 2018. If accepted, papers will be due Feb. 22, 2019. For more information or to submit an abstract, visit

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 56,000 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

About Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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