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ASHRAE and Leading Industry Organizations to Host 2023 Decarbonization Conference for the Built Environment

Presentation proposals accepted through May 1, 2023

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  • 31 Mar 2023
  • Conference
  • Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE and Leading Industry Organizations to Host 2023 Decarbonization Conference for the Built Environment

Karen Buckley Washington
Senior Public Relations Specialist

ATLANTA (March 31, 2023) – ASHRAE is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2023 Decarbonization Conference for the Built Environment, October 25-27, 2023 in the Washington, D.C. metro area at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel. The conference is organized by ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), International Facility Management Association (IFMA), APPA and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).

The industry-wide conference will address all aspects of design, construction, commissioning and operation of the built environment. Attendee will learn methods to decrease carbon emissions, both embodied and operational, in order to reduce the impact of buildings on the climate crises. Current and future governmental policies, regulations and requirements for environmentally responsible building will be highlighted.

“The goal of this conference is to bring persons who work in all aspects of building design, construction, operation, ownership and management into the same room to address how the building industry as a whole can improve the impact buildings have on the global climate crises,” said 2022-23 ASHRAE President-Elect Ginger Scoggins, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE. “Since building design, construction and operation contribute close to 40% of total global emissions of carbon, it is imperative that we all work together to develop a path forward to address buildings’ impact.”

Invited speakers will present on topics supporting North American decarbonization efforts, while software vendors and conference sponsors will present trending technologies and strategies.

Accepted presentation proposals will address the following topics:

  • Decarbonization 101: Measures, Metrics and Terminology
  • Decarbonization Drivers: Guidelines, Standards and Regulations
  • What is your role in Decarbonization?
  • Strategies to Achieve Low Carbon Operations
  • Designing and Constructing Low Carbon Buildings
  • Retrofitting Your Way to Low Carbon Buildings
  • Lessons Learned: New Construction Case Studies
  • Successes and Failures: Existing Buildings Case Studies
  • How Do We Fund Low Carbon Buildings?

The deadline to submit presentation proposals is May 1, 2023. If accepted, presentations will be due September 01, 2023.

For more details, please visit ashrae.org/2023decarbBE.


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.

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