ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2014 Winter Conference in New York, N.Y., Jan. 18-22.
The conference will have a building-oriented theme and is currently seeking papers on building information systems; environmental health; international design; HVAC&R applications and systems; and, featured for this conference, tall building performance.
The "Tall Buildings: Performance Meets Policy" track focuses on the performance of tall buildings or political challenges and opportunities in the design, development, and operation of tall and super-tall buildings. Papers are sought on the measured and measurable use of utilities, envelope (infiltration and exfiltration), building pressure, waste handling, elevators, carbon, and adaptive reuse.
Building performance is addressed in three other tracks:
- The "Building Information Systems" track investigates how building control technologies are integrated and used for building management, operation, and efficiency.
- The "Hydronic System Design" track addresses innovative hydronic system design, components and research and caste studies of their application, including unintended consequences.
- The "Building Performance and Commissioning" track seeks case studies in achieving high-efficiency buildings.
The "International Design" track addresses new and innovative design strategies to meet various environmental elements, geography, and cultures, and seeks papers to share this information internationally.
The "Environmental Health through Indoor Environmental Quality" track seek papers on developing, evaluating, and predicting optimal indoor environmental conditions, especially as they pertain to environmental health. A subsection of this track includes case histories, lessons learned, and advice to operators and designers about IEQ and disaster recovery in buildings affected by hurricanes and floods.
As with past ASHRAE conferences, the New York Conference seeks papers addressing the core HVAC&R Systems and Equipment, and Fundamentals and Applications advances and practices.
ASHRAE offers two types of paper submissions:
- Conference Paper Abstracts, due March 15, 2013. Upon acceptance, papers will be due July 2, 2013. These “final” papers undergo a single-blind review, are submitted as a PDF, and have an eight single-spaced page maximum length.
- Full Technical Papers, due April 19, 2013. Papers submitted for review must be both technically accurate and clearly written. These papers undergo a rigorous double-blind review and can be a maximum of 30 double-spaced pages.
To submit a conference paper abstract or a technical paper and for more information about the tracks, visit www.ashrae.org/newyork. +