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ASHRAE Heads to Houston for Annual Conference, June 23 - 27

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  • 01 Mar 2018

ASHRAE Heads to Houston for Annual Conference, June 23 - 27

Media Contact:
Allen Haynes

ATLANTA (Mar. 1, 2018) – ASHRAE is heading to one of the world’s most air-conditioned cities – Houston, for the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference, June 23-27.

The five-day event includes eight conference tracks, one mini track, tours, social events and a keynote message from research scientist and author, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez.

Registration is now open for the conference which takes place at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel and the George R. Brown Convention Center. Early bird registration ends April 30.

“ASHRAE’s Annual Conference provides a forum for a meaningful exchange of knowledge and ideas among thousands of industry professionals seeking new sustainable technology solutions for the built environment,” says 2017-18 ASHRAE President Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D. “This conference is an example of how ASHRAE is at the forefront of innovation in an ever-evolving industry.”

This year’s Technical Program features several new tracks, including one on Residential – Modern Building in Hot and Humid Climates – a pertinent topic in the building industry recently with the movement toward net zero housing and indoor air quality.

The Technical Program will also address one of the most dynamic areas in HVAC&R through the track HVAC&R Control Freaks. Topics range from design innovations spreading through the industry to the latest in building integration and observation, as well as troubleshooting the most common issues occurring in building management systems.

Conference Tracks include:

  • HVAC&R Systems and Equipment
  • Fundamentals and Applications
  • District Energy and Cogeneration Plants
  • HVAC & Resiliency: Safeguarding our World
  • Residential – Modern Building in Hot and Humid Climates
  • Professional Skills
  • Research Summit
  • HVAC&R Control Freaks
  • HVAC&R Analytics

At this year’s sixth annual Research Summit, an announcement will be made about an exciting collaboration with ASHRAE's archival research publication, Science and Technology for the Built Environment (STBE).
Additionally, 2018-19 ASHRAE PresidentSheila J. Hayter, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, will present the Society theme for the coming year during the President’s Luncheon on Monday, June 25.

Learn more and register for the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference at

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