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ASHRAE is looking forward to the first-ever hybrid Winter Conference in Las Vegas! In light of the recent COVID-19 developments, we understand the concerns about health and safety for our in-person attendees. ASHRAE volunteer leaders have worked hard to ensure this is a safe and successful event. The Commitment to Care document outlines the steps ASHRAE is taking before, during, and after the conference to ensure the safety of all attendees. We also encourage you to review information about health and safety measures taking place at the AHR Expo.

2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference | January 29–February 2, 2022 | Caesars Palace

AHR Expo | Jan. 31–Feb. 2, 2022 | Las Vegas Convention Center


REGISTER PROGRAM BOOKMEETINGS & CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

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  • Technical Program

    PROGRAM BOOK

    The 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference technical program is comprised of seven tracks, selected to represent areas of focus common among ASHRAE membership.

    Track
    Description
    Track Chair

    1

    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 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.             

    Anoop Peediayakkan
    peediayakkan@gmail.com

    2

    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.             

    Bob Cox
    bob.cox@jacobs.com

    3

    Refrigerants and Refrigeration: Refrigeration systems generate and use cold for a range of processes, from food preparation and conservation, to vaccine preservation, to long-term protection of fragile ancient inks of historic documents and others. Differences in technologies and equipment, performances, refrigerants, etc., may hide synergies from which both industrial and commercial systems might benefit, also, but not only, from the points of view of reducing direct and indirect GHG emissions.

    Billy Austin
    baustin@shultzeg.com

    4

    Buildings at 360°: Buildings use a large share of a country's final energy, in particular for heating, cooling and various services. Papers and presentations explaining methods, equipment, systems and solutions to satisfy occupants' needs, to guarantee buildings' performances and resilience, and to save resources (energy, water, etc.) will fit this track.

    Nohad Boudani
    nohadb@inco.com.lb

    5

    Energy System Integration: Energy is the omnipresent reality of our daily lives (e.g., electricity for appliances and equipment, heat and cold for industrial processes and commercial purposes). Once used, part of the input the energy is wasted as heat/cold or as exhaust byproducts, thus contributing to the pollution of soil, water and air. The integration of various energy sources/grids with buildings, processes and transportation allows to better exploit the available energy (renewables, in particular) while reducing the said waste through a circular approach to energy usage. Papers on renewables, fossil fuels, grid integration, aggregation, demand-side flexibility, smart devices, IoT, synthetic hydrogen and synthetic fuels, CCUS, electrification would fit this track.

    Scott Peach
    sp@sp.engineering

    6

    Environmental Health and IEQ in the International Arena: We spend a large part of our days indoors to live, work, practice gym, etc. Indoor environment is essential for our comfort, well-being, health, productivity, but is often treated and regulated differently in various parts of the world due to local conditions, circumstances, history, traditions. Presentations that explain local norms and trends are welcome to increase the knowledge on such an important topic, with an eye also on energy usage.  

    Som Shrestha
    shresthass@ornl.gov

    7

    HVAC for Industrial and Commercial Purposes - Challenges and Opportunities: How to guarantee a set point within the required tolerances in a large industrial facility? How to increase the overall energy efficiency of a commercial facility through HVAC systems? What are the lessons that can be learnt from in terms of equipment, installation, commissioning, etc. and that can be transferred to other types of facilities; and vice versa? This is the track where such topics can find suitable space.

    Bert Phillips
    phillips@unies.mb.ca

  • HEALTH AND SAFETY

    The 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Las Vegas will mark Society’s first large in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic. ASHRAE is committed to the health and safety of our members and conference attendees. ASHRAE is closely monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the World Health Organization, and local health agencies regarding travel and events.

    COMMITMENT TO CARE – RECENTLY UPDATED!                      

    All in-person attendees of the 2022 Winter Conference in Las Vegas will be required to accept ASHRAE’s COVID-19 Acknowledgement of Risk, Waiver and Release of Liability during the online registration process. Download a copy of the full release below.

    MASK POLICY

    COVID ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    Last Update: January 18, 2022

  • Committee Meetings

    Click the Meetings & Conference Schedule button at the top of the page to view all committee meetings included as part of the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference. Committee meetings will be held virtually leading up to the conference, in-person at the conference or both (hybrid).

    Resource Center for Hosting Virtual and Hybrid Committee Meetings

    A resource center has been established with a series of written instructions, short videos and Webex support articles to assist committee chairs, vice chairs, etc. who are hosting a virtual or hybrid meeting as part of the ASHRAE Winter Conference.

    Resource Center

    Meeting Requests

    Committee chairs or staff liaisons who requested meetings, may log into the Meeting Request portal and click on the name of the meeting to view request status and details related to the requested meeting.

    MEETING REQUEST PORTAL

    Contact Lizzy Seymour for questions.

  • Upcoming Paper and Proposal Deadlines

    Monday, January 3, 2022: PowerPoint Presentations Due

    Monday, January 17, 2022: Review of PowerPoint Presentations Due

  • A Hybrid Experience

    For the first time ever, attendees of the ASHRAE Winter Conference will be able to participate in-person at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas as well as virtually from your home or office.

    Click the Meetings & Conference Schedule button at the top of the page and check out which sessions will be held virtually, in-person or both (hybrid)!

    Livestreamed Sessions
    In-person attendees can expect typical Conference offerings in terms of social events, tours and the Technical Program. Virtual attendees will have access 12+ livestreamed sessions via the Virtual Environment that may look familiar to attendees of Society’s 2020 and 2021 virtual conferences.

    Hybrid Committee Meetings
    Virtual or hybrid committee meetings can be accessed by visiting the Meeting & Conference Schedule and clicking on the virtual or hybrid meeting of interest. Once the meeting is selected, attendees can click “Enter Session” on the date and time of the meeting to join remotely. Remote participants should mute themselves upon arrival and use the chat box to communicate with committee members. All times are listed in PST.

    Virtual Environment
    All attendees, both in-person and virtual, will receive access to the Virtual Conference Environment where all registrants can access livestreamed sessions, playbacks of livestreamed sessions and all audio recordings synced with PPT slides of all sessions within the Technical Program for on-demand viewing as well as downloadable Conference Papers and the opportunity to chat with Conference Sponsors and other attendees in the Sponsor Hall and Networking Lounge.

  • Registration


    REGISTER

    Onsite in-person registration fees Sat. Jan. 15 – Wed., Feb. 2

    • $900, in-person member/$1,130, in-person non-member
    • $875, first-time in-person member attendee/$1,105, first-time in-person non-member attendee
    • $345, in-person member one-day fee/$415, in-person non-member one-day fee
    • $75, one session

    Virtual registration fees through Wed., Feb. 2

    • $275, virtual member
    • $505, virtual non-member
    • $1,170, virtual Company Package (3-5 employees)
    • $2,200, virtual Company Package (6-10 employees)
    • $4,125, virtual Company Package (11-20 employees)

    Registration fees for speakers, student branch advisors and students

    • $175, speaker 
    • $175, in-person Life Member, $70 virtual Life Member
    • $25, student branch advisor
    • $25, student member/$55, full-time student non-member
    • $60, in-person companion
    • $0, NEW! In-Person Committee Meeting Only, recommended donation of $25, $50 or $100 to offset expense of hybrid committee meetings*

    *Everyone who attends the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference in-person must be registered for the Conference for safety purposes.  

    In-Person Conference Registration includes the following:

    Virtual Conference Registration includes the following:

    • Access to (12) Technical Sessions live-streamed Sun. Jan. 30 – Wed. Feb. 2 with the ability to post questions and comments for the speakers to answer live
    • Access to live-streamed Meeting of the Members Plenary session on Sat. Jan. 29 featuring recognition of award recipients of ASHRAE’s most prestigious society awards
    • Access to live-streamed President’s Luncheon on Mon. Jan. 31 featuring President Mick Schwedler’s State of Society address
    • Access to live virtual Q&A sessions presented by select conference paper authors
    • Conference proceedings. Download the technical papers, conference papers and extended abstracts
    • Access to the On-Demand Conference content which includes recordings of the live sessions the day after they are presented. These sessions allow for attendees to take a quiz and earn a PDH certificate.
    • Access to the Virtual Conference environment for 12 months post-conference.

    All registered attendees, both in-person and virtual, will have access to the Virtual Conference Environment during the conference and 12 months post-conference which includes:

    • Playback recordings of live-streamed technical sessions
    • Playback recordings of live-streamed Plenary and President’s Luncheon
    • On-Demand Conference content which includes audio recordings with synced slides for all sessions presented in-person and the ability to take a quiz and earn a PDH certificate for each session viewed
    • Sponsor Hall which includes videos, materials, weblinks and the ability to video chat with Sponsor representatives during the live event.
    • Resource Center to download all Conference Papers and Extended Abstracts as well as other conference materials
    • Networking Lounge and Discussion Board to interact online with in-person and virtual attendees

    In-Person Sessions and Events Available for Additional Purchase include:

    In-Person Companion Registration includes the following:

    • Plenary Session on Sat., Jan.,29 at 3:15 p.m.
    • Access to Companion’s Meet and Greet event on Mon., Jan. 31 from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
    • Access to the Companion Lounge which is open from Sat., Jan. 29 – Wed., Feb. 2. Coffee and pastries served each morning.

     

  • Schedule-at-a-Glance
  • ASHRAE Learning Institute’s Full- and Half-Day Courses

    The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) will offer a full slate of instructor-led seminars and short-courses during the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo from Saturday, January 29 to Tuesday, February 1. Choose from 6-hour, 3-hour, and 2-hour courses on topics related to the latest technology and trends affecting the HVAC&R industry. Professional Development Hours and Continuing Education credits are available. ALI courses require additional registration and are not included in the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference or AHR Expo registrations.

    Learn More    Register

    Course Listing:

  • Social Events

    Plenary

    Saturday, January 29, 3:15 p.m. PT

    Join 2021-2022 ASHRAE President, Mick Schwedler, for a Society update. Jeff Littleton, ASHRAE’s Executive Vice President, will provide the Secretary’s Report and Society Honors and Awards recipients will be recognized.

    The keynote speaker will be record-breaking polar explorer, Ann Daniels. Ann is a world record holder and one of Britain’s leading female explorers. Starting out as a mother of young triplets and without any outdoor experience whatsoever, pure hard work and belief led her to being selected from over 200 more experienced women to take part in her first North Pole expedition. From these humble beginnings, she went on to conquer the South Pole and in 2002, became the first woman in history to ski to the North and South Poles as part of all women teams. Experiencing temperatures as low as -50C and dealing with various encounters with Polar bears, she has sledge-hauled over 2000 miles, in the most inhospitable environments in the world, completing over 10 polar expeditions and surviving over 400 days on the ice.  She understands the importance of good planning, hard work and a positive attitude in the most difficult circumstances.  As a Polar guide and the only leader of all 3 Catlin Arctic surveys she is living proof that good leadership, teamwork and believing in yourself does make a difference. 

    Her most recent expeditions in 2017 and 2018 saw Ann working with NASA and the European Space Agency to help scientists understand what is happening in the fragile Polar ices cap. She has some exciting projects coming up soon including 2 major expeditions and a tv drama documentary series.

    This session will be live streamed for virtual attendees.

    Keynote Sponsored by:


    Welcome Party

    Saturday, January 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. PT $75

    Welcome to your paradise. Prepare to relax, unwind and catch up with old friends and make new ones at the iconic Caesars Palace Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis surrounded by statues and fountains worthy of the gods.  Join us in the fresh air for food and drinks. Make sure to pack warm clothes! This event will take place outdoors to allow for natural air flow and distancing. Ticket purchase required.


    Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) Hospitality Reception

    Sunday, January 30, 4:00-6:00 p.m. PT

    Attention members age 35 and younger—You are invited to visit the YEA Hospitality Reception, offering social and networking opportunities Light refreshments will be available.

    Sponsored By:


    Women in ASHRAE Breakfast

    Monday, January 31 | 7:00 -8:30 a.m. PT $40

    Come and listen to a panel of industry leaders at the Women in ASHRAE Breakfast.

    Panelists include:

    • Rachel Romero, PE
    • Marwa Zaatari, D ZINE Partners
    • Stephanie H. Taylor MD, M Architecture, CIC, FRSPH(UK), Taylor Healthcare Consulting, Inc.
    • Ginger Scoggins  PE, CEM, CxA, FASHRAE, Engineered Designs, Inc.

    The panel will be moderated by Karine LeBlanc, US Air Conditionings Distributors. Everyone is welcome and coffee and breakfast will be served! Ticket purchase required.


    Meet and Greet

    Monday, January 31, 9:30 – 11:00 am PT

    The Meet and Greet, open to all registered companions and guests, gives companions an opportunity to meet with old friends and greet new ones. The Meet and Greet will feature a cooking demo from Caesar's Palace's in-house chef. Join Chef and learn how to make your own delightful beignets for your next Sunday morning brunch. Participants will be able to sample the delish product!


    President’s Lunch

    Monday, January 31, 12:15 – 2:00 p.m. PT $70

    2021-2022 ASHRAE President Mick Schwedler provides an update on his presidential theme, Feed the Roots. Major contributors to the ASHRAE RP Campaign also are recognized. Ticket purchase required.

    This session will be live streamed for virtual attendees.


    Fun Run and Walk

    Tuesday, February 1, 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. PT

    This fun run is organized by members for members! Meet up at the front of the conference hotel for a casual run/walk down the Las Vegas strip with some of your closest ASHRAE friends before the Technical Program starts at 8:00 a.m. Multiple course distance options will be offered from 1 to 5 miles. All paces are welcome. The courses will be marked in chalk and/or flour and maps will be available the morning of the event.


    Life Members Lunch

    Tuesday, February 1 | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PT $35

    Enjoy lunch, share ideas about the future of technology and swap memories of the Society while dining with Life Members. This member grade is for members who have completed 30 years of continuous membership and are at least 65 years of age. Ticket purchase required.


    Members Night Out

    Tuesday, February 1 $75

    6:15 – 7:00 p.m. PT Reception
    7:00 – 10:00 p.m. PT Dinner and Entertainment

    The Las Vegas Host Committee and the Southern Nevada Chapter have an exciting night planned for you! Did you know that Las Vegas is considered Hawaii’s “Ninth Island”? Ask any Vegas (or Hawaiian) local! Don your finest tiki wear and join us for dinner and a luau featuring an island band, luau games and a short performance from the island dancers. Ticket purchase required.

         

  • Hotel and Travel

    The 2022 Winter Conference will take place at Caesars Palace located a 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109. The ASHRAE room block open. Email meetings@ashrae.org to request the reservation link.

    The rate is $199 + tax per night with a daily resort fee of $39.00. The resort fee includes:

    • Unlimited local phone calls
    • Two (2) guest admissions per day to the Fitness Center
    • In-Room internet access to include two (2) devices per room per day

    Helpful Information for Navigating Caesars Palace

    • Map of Caesars Palace with walking paths from each guest room Tower for minimal time spent walking through the casino
    • Grab-and-Go Concessions for purchase are available at the Member Lounge for lunch on select days to limit time away from meetings and time spent walking through the casinos
    • To the best of Caesar’s ability, most of the rooms in the ASHRAE room block will be in the Palace and Julius Towers to avoid or limit time walking through the casinos

    Letter of Information

    International travelers who require a letter of information to apply for a visa to travel to the United States may click the button below to generate a customized letter from ASHRAE.

    Letter of Information

  • Tours

    The Las Vegas Host Committee is working to provide small tour experiences for in-person attendees to see the sites of Las Vegas as well as visit the facilities that support the city’s infrastructure. The tours include:

    Technical Tours:

    General Tours:

    Tour Details

  • Student Program

    2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference Student Program

    A special program for students will take place at the 2022 Winter Conference. Events and activities include an awards ceremony, mixer, and a career panel. Students are also encouraged to attend recommended technical sessions throughout the conference.

    STUDENT PROGRAM BROCHURE

    >> An orientation took place via WebEx on Wednesday January 12th at 12pm EDT. A recording of the session is available here.


    Saturday, January 29th

    Student Welcome │ 1-3 pm

    • Hear welcoming remarks from ASHRAE President Mick Schwedler followed by a keynote speaker, grant presentations and an awards ceremony.
    •  Grant Presentation 1: Development of a Residential-Scale Compressor Load Stand to Support Compressor Research, Oklahoma State University
    • Grant Presentation 2: Air Conditioner Cum Air Sterilizer for Combined Application of Air Heating and Cooling, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology

    Plenary Session │3:15 – 5 pm

    The Plenary will feature a keynote from record-breaking polar explorer, Ann Daniels. The Plenary Session also features presentations from the Honors and Awards programs, including the First Place winners of the Student Design Competition.


    YEA/Student Mixer │5-6:30 pm

    Mix and mingle with Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) and Committee members. Meet new friends, win prizes in our group poker run activity, and enjoy free food and drinks.

     

    Sunday, January 30th

    Student Program │10 am-2:00 pm

    The program will feature a career panel and Q&A session, a group activity and roundtable discussions over lunch.


    Recommended Technical Sessions

    Sunday
    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Seminar 3: How to Talk to Your Clients and Friends about Climate Change, Climate Zones and Codes (Intermediate)
    9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Seminar 7: Introduction of Building Decarbonization (Basic) OR Seminar 6: High Performance Design for Mega Airport Terminals (Intermediate)
    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Seminar 10: Building-Integrated Indoor Air Quality Sensors (Intermediate)>
    1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Seminar 14: Smart Thermostats, Energy Savings and Cooling Equipment Cycling (Basic)

    Monday
    9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Forum 2: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and ASHRAE: Does It Really Matter?
    9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Seminar 19: ASHRAE Conference Crash Course
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Seminar 22: Infection Control in Commercial Spaces

    Tuesday
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Panel 1: Charting the Pathway for Existing Buildings to get to Carbon Neutrality
    9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Paper Session 16: How the Use of Smart "Self-Learning" Controls Can Enhance the Building Efficiency
    9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Paper Session 17: Water-Energy Nexus Both in Central and District Systems

    Wednesday
    9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Forum 4: The Future of Thermally Driven Heat Pumping and Cooling in the Age of Decarbonization
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Seminar 42: (Intermediate) Humidifiers for Health and Comfort: Installation and Use Considerations
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Seminar 44: (Intermediate) Upgrading Existing Building Control Systems for High Performance Operation

    STUDENT PROGRAM BROCHURE

  • AHR Expo

    The AHR Expo will be Monday, January 31 – Wednesday, February 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit www.ahrexpo.com for more information.

    ASHRAE registrants will receive access to the AHR Expo with their ASHRAE badge.

  • Host Committee

    Thank you to members of the Southern Nevada Chapter for serving on the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference Las Vegas host committee!

    • Lance Banks, General Chair
    • Tracey Jumper, Entertainment
    • Jeron Hogan, Tours
    • Amber Aguilar, Tours
    • Matt Dolan, Sessions
    • Amanda Catania
    • Keaton Frerker
    • Soren Peterson
  • SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    The 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference, January 29 – February 2, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada provides the first-ever opportunities to reach both in-person and virtual conference attendees through a hybrid conference format.

    Take advantage of the pent-up demand for attendees to meet face-to-face by creating your company’s presence at the conference. Reach a worldwide virtual audience through livestreamed and on-demand sessions and events through the hybrid format. Tap into attendees’ high interest in new products, technology and technical information by becoming a Conference Sponsor. The 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference is teaming up with ASHRAE Journal to extend your message to its readers and to create a Technology Showcase in conjunction with the conference. 

    For more information on sponsor opportunities and benefits visit www.ashrae.org/sponsorship or download the Sponsor Prospectus.

    SPONSOR PROSPECTUS

    Contact 

    Greg Martin
    Associate Publisher, ASHRAE Media Advertising
    678-539-1174
    gmartin@ashrae.org

  • Thank You to our Sponsors

    Thank you to the following sponsors of the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference!

    GPS




    Xylem

  • Share Your Thoughts With The Board

    Attendees are encouraged to share their thoughts and opinions on the operation and work of the Society with the ASHRAE Board of Directors during the open sessions at the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference. Fill out the form at the link below to provide an outline of your comments.

    *Deadline to submit: February 1, 2022 at noon EDT

    SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS

  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What is the Registration Cancellation Policy?

    Cancellations must be made by email to meetings@ashrae.org by January 27, 2022, to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued on cancellations after January 27, 2022. Substitutions are accepted in lieu of cancellations. No refunds will be issued for Social Event tickets or Tours.

    What is Caesars Palace’s Cancellation Policy?

    Guests of Caesars Palace may cancel no later than 72 hours prior to arrival with no penalty. However, if the reservation is cancelled less than 72 hours prior to arrival date, the guest will forfeit their deposit of the 1st night's room and tax. When booked within 3 days, cancellations may be allowed by the guest will forfeit the 1st night’s room and tax deposit.

    Who will have access to the Virtual Conference Environment?

    Everyone! Both virtual and in-person attendees will have access to the Virtual Conference Environment. See the “Hybrid Experience” and “Registration” sections above for more details on features of the environment available for all.

    When will the Virtual Conference Environment Launch?

    The Virtual Conference Environment will launch the week before the in-person conference. An email will be sent to all registered attendees with a link to access the Virtual Conference Environment and instructions. Livestreamed sessions begin on Saturday, January 29. All attendees will have access to the Virtual Conference environment until February 2023.

    I am hosting a virtual or hybrid committee meeting as part of the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference using an ASHRAE Webex link. What do I do?

    An email will be sent the week prior to your virtual or hybrid meeting with specific instructions. A resource center has been established with written instructions, short instructional videos and links to web articles for support. Visit ashrae.org/meetinghostresources for these resources.

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