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Early Registration Open for ASHRAE’s 2020 Annual Conference in Austin, TX

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  • 03 Mar 2020
  • Conference
  • Atlanta, GA

Early Registration Open for ASHRAE’s 2020 Annual Conference in Austin, TX

Media Contact:
Sherri Simmons

ATLANTA (March 3, 2020) – ASHRAE is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2020 ASHRAE Annual Conference, June 27 to July 1 in Austin, Texas. Early bird registration ends May 3.

“We are living in a constantly changing world. ASHRAE members are facing a major evolutionary change in how buildings and energy systems interact,” said Bing Liu, chair of the 2020 Annual Conference. “Instead of individual equipment and systems, buildings are becoming integrated, flexible and resilient systems to respond to the climate change challenges. The 2020 ASHRAE Annual Conference aims to address these challenges and features a strong technical program with a wide range of topics applicable to engineers, architects, designers and professionals.”

The five-day conference includes eight conference tracks, tours, social events, award recognitions and a keynote message from polar explorer, Ann Daniels. More than 100 technical committee meetings will take place concurrently with the conference.

During the President’s Luncheon, on Monday, June 29, incoming 2020-21 ASHRAE President Chuck Gulledge, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, will present his inaugural address and share the Society theme for the coming year: The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0. The 2020-21 ASHRAE Board of Directors will also be installed.

The conference’s technical program will include dynamic new tracks, such as Grid-Interactive Efficient Built Environment, which focuses on the effects of industry trends in grid-enabled buildings on system, building and community design practices. The new track, Zero Energy Buildings and Communities: Opportunities and Challenge, will explore topic such as integrated design approach, zero energy design tools and resources, on-site renewable generation, state-of-art technologies and more.

Conference tracks include:

  • Fundamentals and Applications
  • HVAC&R Systems and Equipment
  • Research Summit
  • Professional Development
  • Grid-Interactive Efficient Built Environment
  • Multifamily and Residential Buildings
  • Resilient Buildings and Communities
  • Zero Energy Buildings and Communities: Opportunities and Challenges

ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) will offer full-day seminars and half-day courses and ASHRAE certification exams will be administered during the week.
For complete information and registration for the 2020 ASHRAE Annual Conference, visit

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.

As an industry leader in research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries.

ASHRAE is celebrating 125 years of shaping the built environment. Become a member of ASHRAE by visiting  

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