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The Fifth International Conference on Efficient Building Design

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The Fifth International Conference on Efficient Building Design

Materials and HVAC Equipment Technologies

Beirut, Lebanon | October 20–21, 2022

The conference, organized by ASHRAE, the ASHRAE Lebanese Chapter, the Munib and Angela Masri Institute of Energy and Natural Resources, and the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at the American University of Beirut, will take place November 20-21, 2022 at The American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

The objective of the conference is to present advanced research targeting human wellbeing and energy through design of safe, healthy, thermally comfortable, and resilient buildings at minimal energy costs. Moreover, papers are welcome on topics that encompass sustainable HVAC solutions that can combat global warming in arid and semi-arid regions and the influence of adoption of sustainable practices by various stakeholders on the investment in decarbonization of buildings.

The focus of the 5th ASHRAE Beirut Conference is on better building design and state of art technologies in building materials and systems will greatly reduce the energy consumption and hence reduce the emission in carbon dioxide. It is of interest to present at the conference papers on design, systems, and control strategies of low energy and near zero energy buildings and prospects of next-generation sustainable HVAC systems that are dependent on renewable energy sources. Moreover, presentations on the latest developments of energy efficiency standards and other building codes including new refrigerants that are adapted to the warmer climates. 

Parallel to the conference, a number of courses will be facilitated and offered on site​ by the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI).

  • Conference Papers

    The conference topics include but are not limited to the following:

    • Sustainability in building design
    • Advancements in building materials
    • Environmental air quality and air quality standards
    • Air distribution systems for reducing cross contamination in occupied spaces.
    • HVAC technologies
    • Solar heating and cooling for built environment
    • Low and near zero energy buildings

    Upcoming Deadlines:

    • Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts: November 15, 2021
    • Submission of Complete Manuscript: February 15, 2022

    Submit Your Paper  


  • Important Dates


    Submission of Complete Manuscript February 15, 2022
    Open Registration May 16, 2022
    Upload of Final Manuscript July 29, 2022
    Upload Presentation September 10, 2022
  • Executive Organizing Committee

    Nesreen Ghaddar (Conference Chair, American University of Beirut)

    Wassim Abdallah (President, Lebanese ASHRAE Chapter)

    Walid Chakroun (Kuwait University)

    Samir Traboulsi (American University of Beirut / ASHRAE Global Training Center)

    Kamel Ghali (American University of Beirut)

    Ayah Said, Manager (ASHRAE GTC)

    Bassam Elassaad (ASHRAE Life Member and Past Regional Chair for Europe)

    Nohad Boudani (ASHRAE Conference & Exposition Committee)

    Ghina Annan (Senior Sustainability Specialist, Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners))

    Michel Abi Saab (Manager, Energy Services, Masdar)

    Tony Giometti (Senior Manager of Conference Programs, ASHRAE)

  • Staff

    Sandrine Assaad (American University of Beirut)

    Christopher Preyor (ASHRAE)

    Nathalie Daou (American University of Beirut)

    Haley Booker-Lauridson (ASHRAE)

    Staci Loeffler (ASHRAE)

    Lizzy Seymour (ASHRAE)

    Marianna Vallejo (ASHRAE)