The 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference technical program will provide practitioners with topical, in-depth educational tracks to optimize the design and performance of buildings. The conference is June 22-26 in Kansas City, Missouri.
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 now open for the conference which takes place at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown and Kansas City Convention Center.Early bird registration ends April 29. “With the global movement towards sustainable energy, the HVAC&R industry is ever-changing,” said 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 much-anticipated 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.
Technical program sessions will be approved for PDHs, AIA Learning Units, and LEED® AP credits. 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
ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) will offer two full-day seminars and eight half-day courses. Courses will be approved for PDHs, AIA Learning Units, and LEED® AP credits. 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
ASHRAE certification exams will be administered in the following key fields:
- NEW! HVAC Design (CHD)
- Commissioning (BCxP)
- Energy Assessment (BEAP)
- Energy Modeling (BEMP)
- Healthcare Facility Design (HFDP)
- High-Performance Building Design (HBDP)
- Building Operations (OPMP)
Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global leader in the advancement of human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. As an industry leader in research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are committed to shaping tomorrow’s built environment today through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries. For more information and to stay up-to-date on ASHRAE, visit ashrae.org.