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2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference
January 29–February 2, 2022 | Las Vegas, Nevada

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

The 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada!

The Technical Program along with Committee meetings, Registration, the Bookstore and Speakers Lounge will be at Caesars Palace.


2022 Winter Conference Technical Program

The 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference technical program is comprised of eight 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

8

Refrigerants, Safety, Performances: Be it for cooling and refrigeration, be it for heating, refrigerants are at the heart of vapor compression cycles.  Space cooling and refrigeration for food cold chains and medical purposes are forecast to grow in the coming decades; the same can be envisaged for residential-, commercial- and industrial-grade heat pumps. The choice of refrigerant plays an important role, along with control and safety features of the equipment, both to maximize performances, and to minimize direct and indirect GHG emissions (the former are usually associated to runtime leakages and end-of-life incomplete recovery of the refrigerant, whereas the latter are associated to the consumed energy). Presentations in this track present advancements and developments about flammability of refrigerants (e.g., HFOs, naturals, etc.), that can reduce the direct emissions, but that may have safety, regulatory and performance issues when deployed on the field.

Gary Debes
gary.debes@comcast.net

 Upcoming Paper and Proposal Deadlines:

Monday, April 12, 2021: Conference Paper Abstracts, Technical Papers Due
Friday, April 30, 2021: Conference Paper Abstract Accept/Reject Notifications
Friday, June 18, 2021:  Website Opens for Program Proposals
Monday, July 12, 2021: Conference Papers Due
Monday, August 2, 2021: Debate, Panel, Seminar, Forum, Workshop and Debate Proposals Due
Friday, August 6, 2021: Revised Conference Papers/Final Technical Papers Due
Monday, August 23, 2021: Conference Paper Accept/Revise/Reject Notifications

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