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Registration Open for Hybrid 2021 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference

ASHRAE’s First Hybrid Conference

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  • 15 Jul 2021
  • Conference
  • Atlanta, GA

Registration Open for Hybrid 2021 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference

Karen Buckley Washington

ATLANTA (July 15, 2021) – Registration is now open for 2021 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference in Denver, CO, November 10 -12.

This will be ASHRAE’s first hybrid conference, where virtual attendees will have access to live sessions, participate in speaker Q&A as well as interact with both virtual and in-person conference attendees. The theme of the conference, “Design and Operation for Resilient and Healthy Buildings,” focuses on the practices of energy modeling and building performance simulation using existing simulation tools, software development, and future simulation research and applications.

“The past year has brought forward new challenges for the design and operation of new and existing buildings, in particular challenges related to the health and well-being occupants,” said John Bynum, conference chair. “This conference will provide an opportunity for building professionals across disciplines to share and learn about these topics and many others as we continue to work towards a better built environment.”

Conference attendees will learn from more than 60 presentations by leading industry practitioners and academic researchers on topic such as machine learning, exascale computing, data visualization and zero-carbon initiatives along with advanced techniques, innovative workflows, and future trends in building performance modeling.

The conference will also feature the 7th annual ASHRAE LowDown Showdown modeling competion. Ten teams with members from across the globe have signed on to compete in this year's competition. Teams are comprised of building analysts, designers, architects, engineers, and other participants and will be responsible for creating the architectural design and a performance analysis model based on model building data. The teams may use any software or a combination of software to complete their projects. The 2021 competition will ask teams to expand their comfort zone and take on the challenges of a tropical climate with particular challenges for resiliency and "near net zero" design. 

Early bird registration cost to attend the conference in-person is $675 for ASHRAE members ($725 for non-members) through August 29. Virtual registration cost is $225.  For additional pricing and details on the 2021 Building Performance Analysis Conference and the LowDown Showdown, please visit and


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.

The Society is showcasing integrated building solutions and sustainability in action through the opening of the ASHRAE Global Headquarters building in metro-Atlanta, Georgia. The state-of-the-art, high-performing net-zero-energy efficient global headquarters building is a destination venue for industry representatives, visiting from around the world, who are looking to experience cutting-edge engineering and architectural interventions.

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