ASHRAE said a strong city emphasis on sustainability makes Seattle an ideal location for its 2014 Annual Conference.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers 2014 Annual Conference takes place June 28-July 2. Information and registration are at:
The Technical Program runs June 29 through July 2 and addresses broad topics in the application of technology to practice, specific applications in ground source heat pumps, operations and maintenance, and indoor environmental quality. It will also include reports on research taking place worldwide.
A track on Ground Source Heat Pumps State of the Art: Design, Performance and Research will address all aspects of design that lead to optimally performing systems.
The Conference will also feature the second annual ASHRAE Research Summit, presenting innovations in HVAC&R research, with emphasis on high performance building design and its role in a clean energy economy, and brings together researchers to present and discuss the latest research. Researchers present papers, seminars and forums or participate in panel discussions.
Highlights on ongoing ASHRAE-funded research are presented.
Attendees also can take part in courses offered by the ASHRAE Learning Institute, including two full-day professional development seminars and seven half-day short courses. New is a course on building demand response and the coming smart grid.
ASHRAE also offers its Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) and Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) exams on July 1.
The keynote speaker is Robert Bryce, a prominent energy journalists and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He serves as the keynote speaker at the opening Plenary Session, held Saturday, June 28. Registration is not required to attend the session, which also features the Honors and Awards program.
Denis Hayes, president and CEO, Bullitt Center, serves as keynote speaker at the Technical Plenary, Sunday, June 29. Conference registration is required to attend. Hayes will discuss problems and opportunities associated with “net positive” commercial construction, using the Bullitt Center as an illustration of what is currently possible.
Technical tours at the Conference include:
• Federal Center South Building 1202
• The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 1100 Eastlake Facility
• The Bullitt Center
• Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Headquarters
• University of Washington Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building
• University of Washington Power Plant
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