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Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates

Second International Conference on
Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates
February 26 - 27, 2017
Doha, Qatar

General Information   Call for Papers
Technical Committee   Organizing Committee



General Information

Organized by ASHRAE, ASHRAE Qatar Oryx Chapter and Qatar University – Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates takes place February 26-27, 2017 at the Intercontinental Doha City Hotel in Doha, Qatar. This conference addresses energy and IAQ issues in humid and arid hot climates. The scope of the conference is to provide a forum for discussion of the latest research and development in the field of indoor environmental quality in high ambient temperature climates. 

Rising energy demand, costs and the associated environmental problems, notably climate change, are causing increased emphasis on the design of energy efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. Targeting energy efficiency in HVAC systems that provide thermal comfort and good indoor air quality is a strategic intervention to reduce energy consumption in the building sector.

The issues associated with indoor air quality (IAQ) in hot climates, both humid and arid, are not getting enough attention and the goals of energy efficiency and good IAQ need to be properly integrated. 

The objective of the conference is to lay down the path for better understanding the integration of energy efficiency and IAQ in the high ambient temperature regions.  The impact of low-energy design on occupant health in different building sectors, for both developed and developing economies is the focus of the conference.


Call for Papers

Download the conference flyer with the complete list of technical topics >>

The technical program covers several topics:

  • Indoor Air Quality Systems
  • Lessons Learned from IAQ Systems in Developing Countries
  • Air-conditioning and Refrigerating Systems
  • Sustainability in Buildings
  • Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Indoor Environmental Pollution Sources
  • Air Cleaner Performance
  • Advances in Filter Materials
  • Low Emitting Materials for Better IAQ
  • Standards, Codes and Regulations

The call for abstracts is closed.

Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their abstracts by September 9, 2016. Full papers are to be submitted, in PDF format, prepared using the ASHRAE template and based on the guidelines for preparing the manuscripts, only after the acceptance of abstracts. The complete text of the paper should be submitted by October 30, 2016 on the conference template that will be provided. The Scientific Committee of the conference will peer review the papers. Review ASHRAE’s Commercialism Policy.



Registration is not currently open for this conference. The site will be posted here once it becomes available.

Early registration Fee- 1300 Qatari Riyals (US $350) Includes: a reception, lunches, dinners, coffee breaks, banquet, tours and the conference proceedings
Student Fee- 275 Qatari Riyals (US $75)

The venue for the conference is Intercontinental Doha City Hotel in Doha, Qatar.


Technical Committee

Walid Chakroun, Kuwait University, Conference Chair
Ahmad Khalaf Sleiti
Samer Ahmed
Bjarne Olesen
Mo Hosni
Ayman Youssef
Essam Khalil
Sarah Maston, ASHRAE Conferences and Expositions Committee Representative


Organizing Committee

Hassan Sultan, Chair
Hani Hawamdeh
Fadi Abu Jamra
Seenu Pilla
Rita Chamoun
Subrata Kar
Mutassem Alghadir
Saud Ghani


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