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2015 Atlanta Annual Conference

ASHRAE 2015 Annual Conference
June 27-July 1, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia

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ASHRAE has a warm southern welcome as the 2015 Annual Conference comes to the Society’s hometown of Atlanta, Ga. It’s been nearly 15 years since the last time ASHRAE hosted a conference here. And while the city and the Society have grown and changed, the hospitality remains the same. We look forward to seeing y’all!

 

Housing

The Headquarters Hotel is the Atlanta Hilton, 225 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303. Please note on the registration form that you need information about housing, and information will be provided.

 

Registration

Registration Opens March 1

Early bird fees from March 1 through April 26

  • $425, member/$635, non-member
  • $400, first-time member attendee/$610, first time non-member attendee
  • $115, Life Members

Advanced fees from April 27 through June 7

  • $450, member/$660, non-member
  • $425, first-time member attendee/$635, first-time non-member attendee
  • $125,  Life Member

Full registration fees from June 8 through June 27

  • $580, member/$780, non-member
  • $555, first-time member attendee/$755, first-time non-member attendee
  • $135,  Life Member

Registration fees for speakers, student branch advisors and students

  • $115, speaker 
  • $25, student branch advisor
  • $25, student member/$55, full-time student non-member
 

Technical Program

Technical Program Information >>

The Technical Program features a strong focus on the design, construction and operation of high performance buildings as four of the nine tracks in the conference focus on advanced design guidance, modeling, operation and optimization, and indoor air quality, which are key aspects of high performance buildings along with one track that explicitly considers measured results and other aspects of high performance buildings, David Claridge, conference chair, said.

The third annual Research Summit brings together researchers to present and discuss the latest research. Papers and presentations describing ASHRAE-related research as well as papers from societies and associations worldwide are presented.

The Moving Advanced Energy Design Guidance to the Mainstream Track focuses on the Advanced Energy Design Guides and presents methods for using the guides, including actual building case studies and other documented uses to move the market towards energy efficiency.

The High Performance Buildings Track extends ASHRAE’s extensive activities in the design and measured performance of these buildings.  The track features successes as well as identifies shortfalls where high performance has fallen considerably short of the design.

Real engineering as applied to operation, maintenance and operational optimization or “commissioning” can bring increased comfort and offers huge financial returns. The Building Operation, Maintenance, and Optimization/Commissioning Track addresses all aspects of this topic.

Computational capacity and data collection capability has expanded the scope, complexity and practical applications of modeling.  The Modeling throughout the Building Life Cycle Track addresses aspects of building modeling and, in particular, successful applications that have extended modeling into operational phases of the building life cycle.

Indoor air quality is closely linked to comfort and to occupant satisfaction, productivity and health. The Indoor Air Quality Track explores these links, particularly in ways that make the case for high levels of IAQ compelling to building owners.

The Refrigeration Track has an emphasis on related refrigeration technologies that will reduce the use of traditional refrigerants including evaporative cooling and desiccants.

As with past ASHRAE conferences, the Atlanta Conference also seeks papers addressing advances and practices across HVAC&R systems, equipment, fundamentals and applications.

The Preliminary Technical Program will be posted online by March 25 and published in the April issue of ASHRAE Insights. 

 

ASHRAE Learning Institute: Training Professionals on HVAC Technologies for the New Millennium

ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) provides high-quality training presented by industry recognized experts. Choose from full-day professional development seminars and half-day short courses to stay current on new HVAC technologies. ALI seminars and courses are approved for renewal of professional engineer and professional architect licenses, as well as for industry certification programs. For more information, visit www.ashrae.org/atlantacourses.

 

ASHRAE Certification
Tuesday, June 30
2-5 p.m.


More than 2,000 built-environment professionals to-date have earned an ASHRAE certification.  To join this growing number and gain a competitive edge with clients, peers and employers, apply by June 10 to sit for one of these six certification exams: Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP), Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP), Healthcare Facility Design Professional (HFDP), High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) and Operations and Performance Management Professional (OPMP).

Visit www.ashrae.org/certification for more information and to apply or e-mail certification@ashrae.org.

 

Keynote Speaker

Legendary NASA Flight Control Director Who Led the Effort to Save Apollo 13  
Gene Kranz is the keynote speaker at the opening Plenary Session, held Saturday, June 27. Registration is not required to attend the Session, which also features the Honors and Awards program.

As the leader of the “Tiger Team” of flight directors who brought the Apollo 13 spaceship safely back to Earth on April 17, 1970, Kranz demonstrated extraordinary courage and heroism.

Commissioned into the US Air Force in 1954, Kranz flew high-performance jet fighter aircraft and was a flight test engineer on early jet bomber development. In 1960, Kranz joined the NASA Space Task Group at Langley, Virginia, as a flight controller on Project Mercury. He served as flight director for the 33 missions of Projects Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab, and led the flight control team during the first lunar landing.

Kranz retired from NASA in 1994 after 37 years of federal service, and is currently a consultant and speaker. The hit film Apollo 13 chronicles Kranz’s struggle to devise the plan that would safely bring the ship and its crew of three astronauts home after its oxygen system failed. Actor Ed Harris portrays Kranz in the film, which was directed by Ron Howard.

Kranz was a co-recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded by President Nixon for the Apollo 13 mission, and was designated a Distinguished Member of the Senior Executive Service by President Reagan.

Since his retirement from NASA, Kranz has served as a flight engineer on a B-17 “Flying Fortress,” constructed an aerobatic biplane, and published a New York Times best-selling memoir about his experiences in the space program. His book, Failure is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond, was selected by The History Channel as the basis for a documentary on Mission Control.

 

Airline Transportation - Discounted Airfares for ASHRAE

 

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounted airfares for ASHRAE

To take advantage of these discounts, follow these steps:

Click on www.delta.com/booking and enter Meeting Event code NMKBW then continue with online booking process.

Or you can call Delta Meeting Network® reservations at 1-800-328-1111**, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to File Meeting Code (new code will be posted soon).

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