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Conference Program Announced for ASHRAE's High Performance Buildings Conference

Feb 20, 2014

Contact: Jodi Scott
Public Relations

ATLANTA – From changing occupant energy use to exploring radical innovations in buildings, ASHRAE’s third High Performance Buildings Conference highlights innovation; proven methods for improving building operation resulting in deep energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality; measured performance; and HPB case studies demonstrating new technologies.

The High Performance Buildings Conference takes place April 7-8, 2014, Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, Calif.  Building upon the 2012 High Performance Buildings Conference and 2009 Net-Zero Energy Conference, the Conference seeks to advance the industry’s efforts to accomplish a true high-performance built environment.

To register or for more information visit www.hpbmagazine.org/hpb2014.

“The conference aims to help decision makers in the building community learn about the benefits of innovative solutions and energy-efficient design and operation,” Kent Peterson, conference chair, said. “Through a comprehensive range of sessions, the conference will provide the building community with design and operational guidance to improve building performance.”

New subject areas include water efficiency, building occupant behavior, new building technologies, indoor environmental quality and an increased emphasis on lighting/daylighting and the building envelope.

In addition, the conference features several invited speakers and keynote speakers. Keynote speakers include:

  • Peter Rumsey, Rumsey Engineers, Inc., presents “The Process of Radical Innovation in Buildings”
  • Jerry Yudelson, author of “The World’s Greenest Buildings: Promise vs. Performance in Sustainable Design,” leads an interactive session on “Design with the End in Mind”
  • Gail Brager, associate director, Center for the Built Environment at the University of California – Berkeley.

Sessions include:

  • HPB Case Studies and Lessons Learned
  • Market Valuation for Green
  • The Next "Greenest" Building: An Interactive Session
  • Measuring Up Building Performance
  • Benchmarking and Retrocommissioning: Driving Existing Building Performance
  • Operating for High Performance
  • Beyond the Energy Model: From Precision Control to Connect Communities

A poster session on “Measured Performance” and “Modeled Performance” featuring project case studies will be is presented.  Poster proposals are being accepted through Feb. 21. Submit online at www.hpbmagazine.org/hpb2014.

The conference is being presented by ASHRAE’s High Performing Buildings magazine, the industry’s premier source for measured performance of practices and technologies to promote better buildings.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today