ASHRAE seeks research essays for Lebanon conference

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The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is searching for authors to write research papers for its heating and cooling conference in Lebanon. Photo courtesy BigStockPhoto.com. Photo © unkas_photo

The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) wants research papers for its second International Conference on Efficient Building Design: Materials and HVAC Equipment Technologies.

The conference, which will take place September 22 to 23, 2016 in Beirut, Lebanon, focuses on the latest research and development in the building design and system technology industries. It is organized by ASHRAE, the American University of Beirut, and the Munib R. and Angela Masri Institute for Energy and Natural Resources.

The objective of the essay is to present advanced research on the topics of better building design adapted to the hot, humid climate of the Arab region or the moderately humid Mediterranean region. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • sustainable building (IAQ)designs;
  • energy efficiency standards;
  • building materials;
  • indoor air quality systems;
  • HVAC and different technologies;
  • solar heating and cooling for the built environment;
  • energy-efficient hybrids; and
  • systems for cooling and water production for hot humid climates.

“This conference will serve as a platform for presenting advanced research in these topics with the intent to highlight emerging new HVAC technologies with renewable integration, optimal ventilation, indoor air quality, and adapting alternative refrigeration to warmer climates,” said Nesreen Ghaddar, conference chair. “Specifically, direction is sought on which HVAC technologies to use for separate sensible and latent heat management, and how to develop hybrid systems that combine mechanical and mixed ventilation methods.”

Abstracts will be accepted from June 15 to September 15. For those proposals accepted, the research papers are due February 15, 2016. Authors of accepted papers are responsible for travel and registration to the conference, but accommodations are free to presenting authors.

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