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ASHRAE Issues Call for Abstracts for 2023 HVAC Cold Climate Conference

Submission deadline is June 13, 2022

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  • 22 Feb 2022
  • Conferences
  • Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE Issues Call for Abstracts for 2023 HVAC Cold Climate Conference

Karen Buckley Washington

ATLANTA (February 22, 2022) – Abstracts are being accepting for the ASHRAE and SCANVAC HVAC Cold Climate Conference 2023, to be held in Anchorage, Alaska, March 6 – 8, 2023, at the Marriott Anchorage Downtown.

This conference will address unique challenges and solutions for climate change in cold and arctic communities.

“Net-zero energy and sustainability goals pose special challenges for cold climates, climates with large swings in temperature and where shifting weather patterns result in colder temperatures in areas where winters are typically mild,” said Erich Binder, HVAC Cold Climate Conference 2023 chair. “Harmonizing human comfort with the climatic realities of these environments is a balancing act, and strategic design is key to building, commissioning and operating efficient and long-lasting cold-climate structures.”

The conference seeks papers focused on the following topics and subtopics:

Innovation in Equipment and Application

  • Impacts of Data Centers Bit Coin Mining on Cold Climates
  • Industrial Energy and Resource Development
  • Utilities and Infrastructure
  • District Heating and Cooling
  • Heat Pumps / Heat Recovery

Sustainability and Resiliency

  • Smart Buildings
  • Energy Conservation
  • Thermal Storage
  • Decarbonization
  • Overheating / Climate Models
  • Maintenance and Operations

Building Environments

  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Critical Environments / Airborne Virus Transmission / Cross Contamination
  • Building Envelope
  • Humidity Impacts on Building Envelope
  • Occupant Comfort
  • Residential, Commercial, Institutional, Manufacturing
  • Healthcare, Assisted Living, Senior Residences, Elder Care Home, Senior Housing Retirement Homes
  • Digitalization and Controls
  • Unique Locations, Underground Spaces, Walkways, Shopping Centers
  • Sports Facilities

Abstracts (300 words or less) should concisely present the problem statement, the novelty of the work, the methodology, the impact and applicability in cold climates, and the findings. Abstract submissions are due June 13, 2022. If accepted, final conference papers (8-page maximum) are due October 31, 2022.

For more information on the call for papers and the ASHRAE and SCANVAC HVAC Cold Climate Conference 2023, 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.

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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