The 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference technical program will provide practitioners with educational tracks to optimize the design and performance of buildings. The conference is June 22-26 in Kansas City, Mo.
The five-day conference includes eight conference tracks, tours, social events and a keynote message from Former NASA astronaut, Sr. Advisor for Space Programs for the Intrepid Museum, author of “Spaceman,” Mike Massimino. Additionally, 2019-20 ASHRAE President Darryl Boyce, P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, will present the Society theme for the coming year during the President’s Luncheon on Monday, June 24.
Registration is open for the conference which takes place at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown and Kansas City Convention Center.
“With the global movement towards sustainable energy, the HVAC&R industry is ever-changing,” says Carrie Anne Monplaisir, chair of the 2019 Annual Conference. “We continue to face new challenges as we adapt our designs, codes, and technology to fit this constantly changing criteria. The 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference aims to address these challenges, and offer best practices, lessons learned, and innovative design strategies to be applied in a wide range of topics.”
The Commissioning New & Existing Buildings track will address topics surrounding low energy and zero energy buildings as they become more prevalent.
The Modeling Throughout the Building Life Cycle track will examine how the demands of energy efficient operation brought about the need for modeling of part-load operation for a variety of off-design conditions.
Conference tracks include:
- Systems & Equipment in the Built Environment
- Fundamentals and Applications
- Optimization in HVAC&R
- Commissioning New & Existing Buildings
- Occupant Health & Safety
- Modeling Throughout the Building Life Cycle
- Professional Development
- Research Summit
- Radiant Heating & Cooling
Technical program sessions will be approved for PDHs, AIA Learning Units, and LEED AP credits.
ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) will offer two full-day seminars and eight half-day courses. Five new courses include:
- Guideline 36: Best in Class HVAC Control Sequences
- IgCC and ASHRAE Standard 189.1 Technical Provisions (co-presented with the International Code Council)
- Effective Presentation for Positive Results
- Solar PV and Thermal Systems Analysis and Design
- Laboratory Exhaust Stacks: Safe and Energy-Efficient Design
Courses will be approved for PDHs, AIA Learning Units, and LEED AP credits.
ASHRAE certification exams will be administered in the following fields:
- HVAC Design (CHD)
- Commissioning (BCxP)
- Energy Assessment (BEAP)
- Energy Modeling (BEMP)
- Healthcare Facility Design (HFDP)
- High-Performance Building Design (HBDP)
- Building Operations (OPMP)
Apply by May 31, to sit for an ASHRAE Certification exam.