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2021 ASHRAE Annual Conference
Phoenix, AZ | Jun 26–30, 2021

The 2021 ASHRAE Annual Conference will be held in Phoenix, AZ!  

The Technical Program along with Committee meetings, Registration, the Bookstore and Speakers Lounge will be at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown and the Phoenix Convention Center.

  • 2021 Annual Conference Technical Program

    ”Our world has experienced fundamental change in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The HVAC community continues to respond addressing challenges in how we design, build, and operate buildings.” said Christine Reinders, 2021 Conference Chair. “We continue to evolve, adapt, and innovate, confronting these challenges head on. The 2021 Annual conference in Phoenix will focus on critical environments, hot climates, and future proofing. The technical program, including the research summit and professional development, fosters sharing of knowledge to allow us all to serve our communities and solve society’s greatest challenges.”

    The 2021 ASHRAE Annual Conference technical program is comprised of eight tracks, selected to represent areas of focus common among ASHRAE membership.

    Track
    Description
    Track Chair

    1

    Fundamentals and Applications:  Fundamentals are the foundation for understanding applications in engineering. Key components of ASHRAE fundamentals include thermodynamics, psychometrics, fluid and mass flow. This track provides opportunities for papers and presentations of varying levels across a large topic base. Concepts, design elements and shared experiences for theoretical and applied concepts of HVAC&R design are included.             

    Sonya Pouncy
    sonyapouncy@gmail.com

    2

    HVAC&R Systems and Equipment:  HVAC&R Systems and Equipment are constantly evolving to address the changing requirements of the built environment.  Papers and programs in this track will focus on the development of new systems and equipment, improvements to existing systems and equipment and the proper application and operation of systems and equipment.  

    Rupesh Iyengar
    rupesh_iyengar@yahoo.com

    3

    Research Summit: Active research, and the exchange of those research findings, are critical to the development of our HVAC&R industry and built environment. The 8th annual research summit invites researchers to share those results, including ASHRAE-sponsored research and research of interest to the ASHRAE community. Researchers are invited to present papers, extended abstracts, seminars, forums or participate in panel discussions. The Research Summit includes a partnership with ASHRAE's archival journal, Science and Technology for the Built Environment.

    Kristen Cetin
    cetinkri@msu.edu

    4

    Professional Development: As members of a professional organization, we not only participate for the great value of technical exchange, but also the interpersonal exchange. We recognize that the single greatest strength of our organization is its membership. This track is designed to allow those professionals an opportunity to develop in the areas of presentation skills, leadership, team-building, understanding various business operations, interpersonal skills, etc. In short, the Professional Development Track will cover all aspects of business outside of engineering/technical applications and lends itself to interactive session types such as workshops and forums.

    Marites Calad
    mcalad@norman-wright.com

    5

    Design, Control, and Operation of Critical Environments: Critical environments often present design, control, and operation challenges that require innovation, attention to detail, and a thorough understanding of the intended operational parameters. This track includes innovative designs and strategies that adapt to the standards and special requirements presented by healthcare, cleanrooms, data centers, laboratories, isolation rooms, and pharmacies. Papers and presentations will also address how controls systems, smart building technologies, and security systems and other technologies are adapting to the emerging needs of critical environments.

    Raul Simonetti
    raul.simonetti@carel.com

    6

    HVAC&R for Indoor Plants & Animals: This track addresses HVAC&R systems design for controlled environments that host plants & animals. Papers and programs in this track will present the challenges and opportunities associated with energy and water utilization for indoor growing spaces, including standards and regulations that guide the design of plant & animal habitats. Environmental parameters for indoor agriculture, including controlling temperature, humidity, air movement, air quality will be covered. This track will also address reducing consumption of energy & water and compare how crop types and animal species impact HVAC analysis and design. 

    Ryan MacGillvray
    ryan.macgillivray@dwel.com

    7

    Future Proofing - Renewable, Regenerative, and Resilient: The HVAC&R industry faces many challenges including climate change, pandemics, natural disasters, catastrophic accidents, and terrorism. Rising to meet these challenges are a host of technologies and strategies, including grid-enabled buildings, demand response, decarbonization, resiliency, zero energy design, energy-efficiency and renewable energy systems. This track invites papers, abstracts, seminars and forums that highlight the innovative technologies and strategies that are reimagining our relationship with the built environment now and into the future.

    Andy Cochrane
    acochrane@industrialairinc.com

    8

    Hot, Hot, Hot  The world is warming. The built environment faces increased challenges to meet the demand for comfortable Indoor and outdoor environments in warmer climates. This track is for papers and presentations that address humidity control, outdoor cooling, passive cooling, water scarcity considerations, other design opportunities, and innovative technologies that help HVAC&R professionals adapt to the hottest climate trends.

    Nohad Boudani
    nohadb@inco.com.lb

    9
    (Mini-track)

    To be announced.

     

    The Abstract submission period has closed

    Phoenix Deadlines 2021 – June 26 - 30, 2021

    Wednesday August 12, 2020: Conference Paper Abstracts, Technical Papers, and Paper Session Requests Due
    Friday September 4, 2020: 
    Conference Paper Abstract Accept/Reject Notifications
    Wednesday December 2, 2020: Final Conference Papers and Request for Conference Paper Sessions Due
    Monday January 4, 2021: Conference Paper Accept/Revise/Reject Notifications
    Wednesday January 6, 2021: 
    Website Opens for Seminar, Workshop, Forum, Debate, and Panel Proposals
    Wednesday January 13, 2021: Revised Conference Papers/Final Technical Papers Due
    Monday February 8, 2021:  Program Submissions Due / Extended Abstracts Due
    Thursday February 18, 2021: Conference and Technical Paper Final Accept/Reject Notifications
    Friday March 19, 2021: Program Submissions Accept/Reject Notifications

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