High Performing Buildings magazine is partnering this year with the ASHRAE New York Chapter and the AIA Committee on The Environment (COTE) to bring high-quality evening panel discussions to the New York design and construction industry.
The Integration Series, which started in 2009, features moderated panel discussions with multidisciplinary experts, including architects, engineering consultants, operators, owners and commissioning experts.
The purpose of the integration series is to create more interaction between the different facets of the building community, said Steven Baumgartner, president of the New York ASHRAE Chapter. Each year’s series includes 5-6 evening events developed around specific topic areas. For example, the 2012 series covered high-performance building enclosures, and the 2011 series discussed specific solutions to specific buildings in New York.
This year’s series, said Baumgartner, will focus on various aspects of performance data. At least one of the programs will specifically discuss all of the information that has been received through three years of data collection by ASHRAE’s HPB magazine and will be led by Adam Hinge, one of the magazine’s editorial advisors and long-time ASHRAE contributor.
"This makes High Performing Buildings magazine a natural partner, since it requires data - actual performance data with each of its case studies," he said.
"There has traditionally been too much isolation between our two professions," said Ilana Judah, co-chair of the AIA NY COTE. "These meetings are interactive and drive dialogue among the various stakeholder groups. We’ve aligned excellent panelists to discuss, debate and above all, help the audience understand the issues that the data reveals."
For more information on the Integration Series, including a full list of events and speakers, visit ashraeny.org.