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Buildings XV Conference

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Buildings XV Conference
December 5-8, 2022

Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL

Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings

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Important Know Before You Go Information:


The Buildings XV Conference brings together product manufacturers, research organizations, academia, builders, designers, architects and consultants to discuss their work achievements, interest and awareness of buildings issues, and to provide solutions and insight into some of our major building envelope problems. 

The conference is organized by ASHRAE along with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

“This conference draws heavily on the advanced technical knowledge of our global experts and takes place every three years, allowing time to develop new research and technology applications and to document findings,” says André Desjarlais, conference chair.
  • Technical Program


    The conference includes tracks focused on Principles (research and development), Practices (practical applications and case studies) and Residential (single and multifamily buildings).

    Conference topics include:

    • Advanced building construction practices
    • Air barriers and air leakage
    • Basements/below-grade construction
    • Building acoustics
    • Building envelope commissioning
    • Building envelope integrated technologies
    • Building/grid interaction
    • Building envelope retrofit
    • Building sustainability, passive survivability, and resilience
    • Cost performance optimization
    • Design tools
    • Dynamic and high-R windows
    • Energy storage including thermal mass and phase change materials
    • Fenestration and window attachments
    • Heat and moisture transfer in materials and assemblies
    • Heritage/historic buildings
    • HVAC-envelope integration
    • Innovative materials and systems
    • Insulation
    • Low energy buildings
    • Mass timber construction
    • Modular construction
    • Moisture management, durability, and service life
    • Monitoring, modeling, and simulation
    • Offsite manufacturing
    • Roofs, attics, and walls
    • Standards, codes, guidelines, and test procedure development
    • Weatherization
    • Whole building performance

    Residential Track (Includes Single & MultiFamily Buildings):

    • Indoor environmental quality
      • Air cleaning
      • Daylighting
      • Emissions from building materials
      • Kitchen Exhaust
      • Overheating
      • Ventilation
      • Visual and thermal comfort
    • Sustainability certification programs
    • Smart buildings
    • Urban heat islands an urban physics

     Upcoming Deadlines:

    • June 13, 2022: Full-Paper First Round Review Notifications to Authors
    • July 11, 2022: Revised Full-Paper Upload Deadline
    • August 15, 2022: Second Round Review Notifications to Authors
    • September 12, 2022: Notifications of Final Acceptance and Scheduling Sent to Authors
    • October 3, 2022: Website Opens to Submit PPT Presentations
    • November 22, 2022: PPT Presentation Upload Deadline
  • Registration

    Register Now


    Regular Registration: (Starts October 22nd) Rate
    Member $  715.00
    Non Member $  730.00
    Other Rate
    Speaker $ 450.00
    Student $ 350.00


    Full Day Workshop Rate
    Workshop 1: Achieving an Airtight Building Workshop $ 150.00
    Half Day Workshops Rate
    Workshop 2: Whole Building Testing and Inspection Workshop $ 75.00
    Workshop 3: Building Assembly Air and Water Leakage Research Workshop $ 75.00
    Workshop 4: Improving the Performance of Manufactured Housing Workshop $ 75.00
    Workshop 5: Introduction to Hygrothermal Modeling Workshop $ 75.00
    Workshop 6: How Much Carbon is in There? - Beyond Operational Energy  $ 75.00


     In-person Attendees will receive the following:

    • On-site Access to Technical Program from December 5-8, 2022.
    • Interactive Conference App: ASHRAE 365
    • Welcome Reception
    • Light Breakfast, lunch and breaks on Monday, December 5th
    • Light Breakfast, lunch, and breaks on Tuesday, December 6th
    • Light Breakfast, lunch, breaks and a reception on Wednesday, December 7th
    • Light Breakfast on the 8th
    • Access to Conference Papers
  • Keynote Speakers

    Evolution of A Deep Energy Retrofit

    Betsy Pettit, M.Arch., FAIA

    Betsy Pettit is the president  and co-founder of Building Science Corporation.  Ms. Pettit is a registered architect with over 40 years of professional experience in the design and renovation of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.  With a particular passion for and commitment to environmentally responsible design, Ms. Pettit oversees Building Science Corporation’s role in the Department of Energy’s Building America project, which has been involved in the research and design of thousands of high performance houses throughout the United States.

    30 Years of Building Science Innovations

    Achilles Karagiozis. PhD

    Achilles Karagiozis is the director of NREL’s Buildings and Thermal Sciences Center. He manages a multidisciplinary team of approximately 150 researchers within the laboratory’s Buildings research groups.

    He provides strategic planning to bolster NREL efforts to transform energy through buildings science and integration. His work is focused on accelerating the development of strategic technical capabilities and directing world-class multidisciplinary research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, other federal agencies, and industry partners.

    Dr. Karagiozis comes to NREL from Owens Corning where he was the global director of building science and led global accountability for the company's building science strategy. During his 9-year tenure, he shaped, educated, and trained others in energy efficiency and green building science, transforming building science into a growth engine aimed at accelerating energy-efficiency improvements in the built environment.

    Before joining Owens Corning, Dr. Karagiozis was a distinguished researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he worked for 14 years. Earlier he spent 9 years at the National Research Council creating and deploying advance hygrothermics.  He chaired ASHRAE Standard Project Committee 160, which specifies criteria for designing high-performance buildings. He was an Energy and Environmental Building Alliance board member and served on the Passive House Institute US Technical Committee.

    Building Physics – The Key to Sustainability

    Eva B. Møller, PhD

    Eva B. Møller is a professor in building design in the Arctic at the Danish Technical University. Eva’s expertise is in Hygrothermal behaviour of the building envelope, building physics, mould and other moisture related indoor climate problems,  condition assessment of buildings, especially of buildings with indoor climate and moisture problems, subsequent renovation,  building technology,  laboratory testing of building materials and arctic building design.

    Ernst Jan de Place Hansen, PhD

    Ernst Jan de Place Hansen is the head of a research group on building physics and structural engineering, BUILD (until 2020 SBi) at Aalborg University. Internal thermal insulation of historic buildings,  building regulations,  moisture conditions in the building envelope,  winter construction, faults and defects in buildings, service life of materials and constructions are Ernst’s key area of research.

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  • Commitment to Care

    The 2022 Buildings XV Conference will take place December 5-8, 2022 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL located at 1160 Gulf Blvd. Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767.

    • Book by November 13, 2022 to receive the discounted group rate of $175 + tax per night

    Book your group rate for Buildings XV Conference 2022

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    VISA Letter

    Processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa office and the time of the year.  Participants are encouraged to check the processing times calculator for guidance, but generally we recommend applying approximately 12 weeks in advance of their departure date to ensure they receive the visa in time for the start of the event.


    • Andre Desjarlais, Chair
    • Theresa Weston, Vice Chair
    • Principles Track Co-Chairs: Simon Pallin and Fitsum Tariku
    • Practices Track Co-Chairs: Stanley Gatland and Diana Fisler
    • Workshop Track Co-Chairs: Brian Stroik and Laverne Dalgleish

    Members at Large: Bjarne Olesen, Stacey Rothgeb, Carsten Rode, Wahid Maref, Targo Kalamees, Samuel Glass, Michael Blanford, Sven Mumme and Marianna Vallejo