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7th International Conference on Energy Research & Development

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7th International Conference On Energy Research and Development

November 19-21, 2019 | State of Kuwait
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The conference organized by ASHRAE and Kuwait University will take place November 19-21, 2019.The theme of the conference is “Advances in Energy Research & Development.” Special emphasis will be on emerging energy conversion technologies, conservation and management strategies. The objective is to optimize the utilization of basic energy resources in the major energy consuming sectors in the arid region of the Arabian Peninsula.


Venue

Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre - Conference Halls


Registration

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The early registration fee is KD 112 (US $ 400) and includes a reception, lunches, dinners, coffee breaks, banquet, tours, and the conference proceedings. The early bird registration expires October 31. The late registration fee begins on November 1. The late registration fee is KD 140 (US $ 500). The student registration fee is KD 20 (US $ 65).

For more information, please contact meetings@ashrae.org

  • Conference Topics

    • Energy Conversion and Management.
    • Energy Conservation.
    • Fuels and Alternatives.
    • Energy Policy and Planning.
    • Combined and Co-generation Energy Systems.
    • Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Systems.
    • Energy & Environmental Issues.
    • Energy and Sustainable Development.
    • Renewable Energy Technologies.
    • Energy Storage.
  • Deadlines

    1. Submission of abstracts, January 20, 2019.
    2. Notification of acceptance of abstract, January 31, 2019.
    3. Submission of complete manuscript, March 25, 2019.
    4. Final acceptance June 24, 2019.
  • Travel and Accommodation

    Participants are responsible for their travel and hotel accommodation.  Free accommodation will be provided to the authors presenting papers.  Assistance will be provided for hotel reservations, entry visas and reception at the Kuwait International Airport.

    Scientific Committee

    • Walid Chakroun, Chair (Kuwait)
    • Tim Wentz (USA)
    • Bjarne Olesen (Denmark)
    • Nesreen Ghaddar (Lebanon)
    • Prof. Dr. M. Barış Özerdem (Turkey)
    • M.H. Hosni (USA)
    • Essam Alawadhi (Kuwait)
    • Ashish Rakheja (India)

    Organizing Committee

    • Dr. Sorour Alotaibi, Chair
    • Prof. Walid Chakroun
    • Dr. Osama Alyousif
    • Dr. Bader Alshriaan
    • Dr. Mohammed Al-Alaimi
    • Joseph Firrantello      
  • Sponsors

    Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Co. W.L.L


    Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)


    Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC)


    Ministry of Electricity and Water

  • Committee 

    Scientific Committee 

    Walid Chakroun, Chair
    Nesreene Ghaddar
    Bjarne Olesen
    Mehmet Baris Ozerdem
    Ashish Rakheja
    M. H. Hosni
    Tim Wentz
    Essam Alawadhi 

    Organizing Committee 

    Dr. Sorour Alotaibi, Chair
    Prof. Walid Chakroun
    Dr. Osama Alyousif
    Dr. Bader Alshriaan
    Dr. Mohammed Al-Alaimi
    Dr. Fotouh Al-Ragom
    Eng. Humoud Al-Hadiah
    Eng. Dina Alnakib

  • Courses

    ASHRAE will be offering three ccourses to be held in conjunction with the 7th International Conference on Energy Research and Development in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

    For more information or to register:

    MORE INFORMATION


    HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials

    Kuwait City | 16-18 November, 2019

    The ASHRAE Global Training Center for Building Excellence is organizing a three-day HVAC Design Essentials training to provide intensive, practical training for HVAC designers and others involved in the delivery of HVAC services in the MENA region. In three days, gain real-world practical design skills and knowledge that can be put to immediate use in designing and maintaining HVAC systems. Developed by industry-leading professionals selected by ASHRAE and customized for the Middle East, the training provides the fundamental and technical aspects of designing and maintaining HVAC systems.
    The training provides the fundamental and technical aspects of designing and maintaining HVAC systems, including:

    Load Calculations
    Psychrometrics
    HVAC Systems and Components

    Outdoor Air Ventilation Volumes and Control
    Air Side and Hydronic Systems
    Humidification/De-humidification Components


    Course Instructors:

    Samir Traboulsi, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, is currently a senior lecturer at the American University of Beirut and has taught a variety of subjects including building services technical courses, MEP design of green buildings, HVAC design courses, thermodynamics, operations research, the engineering economy, and engineering ethics. Dr. Traboulsi is the founder and was the president of the Lebanese chapter of ASHRAE, as well as director regional chair and director at large for ASHRAE. He also served as co-founder and former president of the Lebanon Green Building Council. He has worked extensively with UN agencies as a consultant and has presented lectures worldwide. Dr. Traboulsi is the author of numerous publications and is the recipient of both the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award and the ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award.


    Hassan Younes, Member ASHRAE, BEAP, BEMP, HBDP, CPMP, HFDP, OPMP is a technical director and partner at Griffin Consultants. He has extensive experience in the fields of design, sustainability, commissioning, project execution and management, energy efficiency, and value engineering. He holds all ASHRAE certifications and is a certified energy manager, a certified measurement and verification professional, and a LEED-accredited professional. Hassan is a Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee (GGAC) member in the ASHRAE Region-at-Large, as well as a GGAC chair in the UAE local chapter. He was awarded the Middle East Energy Professional of the Year award in 2015 by AEE, Middle East Young Engineer of the Year 2010, and was part of the Griffin Consultant's team awarded the Energy Consultant of the Year 2017 award by Retrofit Tech and the Middle East Boutique Consultancy of the Year 2014 award.


    Designing for IAQ: Complying with the Requirements of Standard 62.1 (MENA)

    Kuwait City | 18 November, 2019

    This seminar focuses on the basic requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. The newest version of the standard includes a major change to the scope of the standard by which residential occupancies are moved from ASHRAE Standard 62.1 to 62.2. This course provides an overview of the requirements of the new standard with emphasis on changes from the previous version and practical application of the standard to modern VAV systems. New requirements to the indoor air quality procedure for determining minimum ventilation rates are discussed. In the 2016 version, changes were made in determining air class for laboratory exhaust systems and the use of sensors for demand control ventilation, and these changes are discussed as well. The course presents sample calculations for code review and for physical operation. This course has been customized for the Middle East by instructors well versed in the concerns for professionals in the region.


    Recommended References

    ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
    Standard 62.1-2016 User’s Manual

    Course Instructors:

    Samir Traboulsi, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, is currently a senior lecturer at the American University of Beirut and has taught a variety of subjects including building services technical courses, MEP design of green buildings, HVAC design courses, thermodynamics, operations research, the engineering economy, and engineering ethics. Dr. Traboulsi is the founder and was the president of the Lebanese chapter of ASHRAE, as well as director regional chair and director at large for ASHRAE. He also served as co-founder and former president of the Lebanon Green Building Council. He has worked extensively with UN agencies as a consultant and has presented lectures worldwide. Dr. Traboulsi is the author of numerous publications and is the recipient of both the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award and the ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award.


    Hassan Younes, Member ASHRAE, BEAP, BEMP, HBDP, CPMP, HFDP, OPMP is a technical director and partner at Griffin Consultants. He has extensive experience in the fields of design, sustainability, commissioning, project execution and management, energy efficiency, and value engineering. He holds all ASHRAE certifications and is a certified energy manager, a certified measurement and verification professional, and a LEED-accredited professional. Hassan is a Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee (GGAC) member in the ASHRAE Region-at-Large, as well as a GGAC chair in the UAE local chapter. He was awarded the Middle East Energy Professional of the Year award in 2015 by AEE, Middle East Young Engineer of the Year 2010, and was part of the Griffin Consultant's team awarded the Energy Consultant of the Year 2017 award by Retrofit Tech and the Middle East Boutique Consultancy of the Year 2014 award.


    Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems: Design & Applications (MENA)

    Kuwait City | 21 November, 2019

    This course provides an overview of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology, including equipment and system types, heating/cooling operation, heat recovery, and the benefits of VRF systems. Also described is the VRF design process, including load profile analysis, unit sizing, ventilation air strategy, refrigerant piping design, and system monitoring/controls. Refrigerant safety considerations are explained, including a discussion of ASHRAE Standards 15 and 34. The course concludes with a focus on human comfort and sustainable design featuring example buildings, ventilation systems, and VRF system layouts.


    Course Instructor:

    Hesham Safwat, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, has years of experience in the industry and in applied engineering science. His expertise includes sustainability practices and green buildings, especially with geothermal ground-source heat pumps and energy and atmosphere concerns for LEED for Middle Eastern commercial projects. Previous to joining the British University in Egypt in 2014 as lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Hesham served as both instructor and a technical manager for Miraco Carrier where he was responsible for chillers, air handing units, fan coil selection, and pricing. Dr. Hesham has extensive knowledge in HVAC design and energy modeling, HAP LEED courses, and high-performance building, ASHRAE Standard 62.1, and ASHRAE Standard 90.1.

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