ASHRAE is seeing papers for a conference on ships and on-land facilities that focus on the challenges related to environment, HVAC, energy security, and health and safety among other topics.

Organized by ASHRAE, the Hellenic Navy, the Technical Chamber of Greece, and the ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter, the International Conference on Energy and Environment in Ships takes place May 22-24, 2015, in Athens, Greece.

Abstracts (400 words in length) are due Oct. 13, 2014. If accepted, papers are due Jan. 26, 2015. Submittal information can be found at

The conference presents a comprehensive overview of the areas relevant to military and commercial ships.   

The conference seeks to bring together the various professions in the shipping industry, operators, managers, and technical personnel, according to Dimitris Charalambopoulos, conference chair.

“This conference will be the first of its kind to draw up the strong links to the Hellenic Navy, the shipping, and the engineering community,” he said. “Attendees can expect to see current practices, new approaches, methodologies, technologies, and identify areas of improvement.”

Topics include but are not limited to: environmental management; environmental impact assessment; energy security and power safety; commissioning, retrocommissioning, and O&M; health and safety; standards and legislation; and training and education.