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

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

The 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference will be a hybrid experience, offering both in-person and virtual options for participation for attendees. The in-person conference will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at Caesars Palace.


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  • 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

  • A Hybrid Experience

    The Conferences and Expositions Committee (CEC) is working hard to provide Society’s first ever hybrid Winter Conference. Attendees will be able to participate in the Conference in-person at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas as well as virtually from your home or office.

    More details will be posted soon in regard to format and in-person and virtual offerings.

  • Registration

    Registration rates will open in the fall. Registration rates for both in-person and virtual attendees will be posted when registration opens.

  • 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 Daniels 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.


    Welcome Party

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

    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. Ticket purchase required.


    Women in ASHRAE Breakfast

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

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

    Panelists include:

    • Rachel Romero, PE, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
    • 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.
    • Pam Duffy, P.E., Spark One Solutions

    Everyone is welcome and coffee and breakfast will be served! Ticket purchase required.


    President’s Lunch

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

    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.


    Life Members Lunch

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

    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

    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! More details will be posted soon. 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 will open in September.

    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

    Rooms in the ASHRAE room block will be in the Palace and Julius Towers within the property.

  • Tours

    The Las Vegas Host Committee is working to provide tours for in-person attendees. More information will be posted soon.

  • 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.

  • Duty of Care: What Attendees Can Expect Onsite

    Health and safety of in-person attendees is of the utmost importance for the return to in-person conferences and events. Society is working hard to establish recommendations and policies for in-person attendees that adhere to state and local ordinances of Las Vegas, NV. More information will be posted soon and communicated to attendees in advance of the conference.

  • Host Committee

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