ASHRAE’s 2015 Annual Conference is coming to the society’s hometown of Atlanta. The conference takes place June 27-July 1, at the Atlanta Hilton. To register or for more information, visit

The Conference Technical Program features a strong focus on the design, construction, and operation of high performance buildings. ASHRAE will also focus on refrigeration and the annual Research Summit. Fundamentals, applications, systems, and equipment will round out the program.

ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) offers two professional development seminars and seven half-day short courses. Included is a new course on understanding Standard 189.1-2014 for high performance buildings, in addition to updates to Standards 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, and 202, Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems. Training topics include commissioning, building energy audits, operation and maintenance, humidity control problems, healthcare HVACR systems, and ground source heat pumps. For more information, visit

Apply by June 9 at to sit for one of six ASHRAE 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 & Performance Management Professional (OPMP).

Technical tours at thecConference include Southface Eco Office, Ponce City Market, ASHRAE headquarters, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Fox Theatre.

The keynote speaker is Gene Kranz, the legendary NASA flight control director who led the effort to save Apollo 13 in 1970. He speaks at the opening plenary session, Saturday, June 27. Registration is not required to attend the session, which also features the honors and awards program.