The technical program has been announced for the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference, to be held in Atlanta, Jan. 12–16, at the Omni Hotel Atlanta at CNN Center and the Georgia World Congress Center. The conference technical program, which offers over 100 sessions, is now available in the ASHRAE 365 app and corresponding event website.
Registration for the conference provides free entry to the co-sponsored AHR Expo, to be held Jan. 14–16, at the Georgia World Congress Center.
The five-day event includes eight conference tracks, selected to represent areas of focus common among ASHRAE membership.
“We are very excited to announce this year’s technical program,” says Corey Metzger, chair of the 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference. “The buildings industry has seen increased activity, competition, and demand due to changes in technology, operational demands, codes, and design. This event is uniquely positioned to provide industry professionals with a forum to facilitate collaboration and share knowledge for success.”
A new track at this year’s conference, “Renewables and Natural Systems,” will explore topics such as energy technologies, renewable energy sources, and the future of the smart grid.
Another new conference track, “The Engineer’s Role in Architecture,” will examine the integral role engineers have toward the safe design of buildings and structures. Topics include designing resilient building using historical insight, equipment selection, and strategies to facilitate integrated project delivery.
Conference tracks include:
• Systems and Equipment
• HVAC&R Fundamentals and Applications
• Construction, Operation and Maintenance of High Performance Systems
• Common System Issues and Misapplications
• The Convergence of Comfort, Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency
• Building Integrated Renewables and Natural Systems
• The Engineer's Role in Architecture
PDHs are available to attendees who attend any of the Technical Sessions or ALI Courses.
Additionally, ASHRAE will offer onsite administration of ASHRAE certification exams on Jan. 12 and Jan. 16. The exams being administered include: Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP and CPMP Recertification); Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP); Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP); High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP); Healthcare Facility Design Professional (HFDP); and Operations & Performance Management Professional (OPMP). Applications must be submitted by Dec. 21.
ASHRAE President Sheila J. Hayter will provide an update on the 2018-2019 society theme, “Building Our New Energy Future,” at the president’s luncheon on Monday, Jan. 14. Major contributors to the ASHRAE RP Campaign will also be recognized at this lunch.