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ATLANTA (Oct. 17, 2018) – The technical program has been announced for the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference, to be held in Atlanta, Ga., 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 and anticipated 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:
PDH’s 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.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide 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. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.