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ASHRAE Announcement – Formation of New Region

August 11, 2017

ASHRAE Announcement – Formation of New Region

ASHRAE Announces Formation Of New European Region And Supporting Agreements With European Societies At Annual Conference Jun 28, 2017 Allen Haynes 404-446-1677 ahaynes@duffey.com –New region and agreements highlight host of announcements made during presidential address– ATLANTA – As part of its commitment to extend the Society’s global reach and better support its membership, ASHRAE announced the formation of a new ASHRAE Region in Europe – Region XIV, which will begin July 1, 2017. With this new region will also come a new chapter in Ireland, which will be vitally important for industry collaboration throughout Europe. Additionally, the Society announced two strategic partnership agreements with the signing of new Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with high-profile European societies. The first is a trilateral agreement with the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), which is based in the UK, and the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning associations (REHVA). REHVA is a federation of 26 European HVACR Societies with more than 100,000 members. The second MoU is directly between ASHRAE and REHVA. Both agreements will increase the knowledge transfer from the societies between North…

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ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo 2018 Chicago

August 14, 2017

ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo 2018 Chicago

  The 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference technical program includes tracks on what ASHRAE is most known for – standards, fundamentals and applications, systems and equipment – tracks on industry trends in resiliency and modeling throughout a building’s life cycle, and tracks addressing specific disciplines, such as transportation air conditioning, tall buildings and heat exchange equipment. “Engineers and designers continue to advance designs to reduce the ecological impact of our built environment on the world around us. It has practically become second nature.” Michael Collarin, chair…

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ASHRAE Annual Conference 2018 – Call for Papers

August 15, 2017

ASHRAE Annual Conference 2018 – Call for Papers

ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2018 Annual Conference in Houston, TX, June 23-27, 2018. The Technical Program will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, and the host hotel is the Hilton Americas. The Annual Conference Program is comprised of eight tracks, and one mini-track selected to represent areas of focus common among ASHRAE membership. These focus areas include professional development, research, fundamentals and applications, systems and equipment, system management (controls) and some more specific design arenas (such as residential buildings and Cogeneration plants). “The dynamic and innovative industry of HVAC&R is a reflection of our ever-changing individual,…

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ASHRAE Annual Conference 2018 Houston TX

August 16, 2017

ASHRAE Annual Conference 2018 Houston TX

The 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference will be held in Houston, June 23 – 27, 2018. The Technical Program along with Committee meetings, Registration, Bookstore, and Speakers Lounge will be held at the Hilton America’s hotel and the George R. Brown Convention Center. The Annual Conference Program is comprised of eight tracks, and one mini-track selected to represent areas of focus common among ASHRAE membership. These focus areas include professional development, research, fundamentals and applications, systems and equipment, system management (controls) and some more specific design arenas (such as residential buildings and Cogeneration plants). “The dynamic and innovative industry of HVAC&R is a reflection of our ever-changing individual, societal, and global constructs and demands.” Cindy Moreno, chair of the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference, said. “Whether we are facing the thermal comfort needs of a building occupant, the critical environment needs of our expanding medical and technical fields, the food transportation needs of our global community, or the limited resources of our natural environment, as professional designers and installers we are…

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ASHRAE and REHVA Memorandum of Understanding renewed

August 31, 2017

ASHRAE and REHVA Memorandum of Understanding renewed

On June 25th, 2017 ASHRAE and REHVA signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding to promote substantial and tangible actions to increase cooperation between the two organisations. The renewed agreements aim is to better serve their respective members by improving sharing, educational offerings to strengthen the knowledge of practitioners and engineers. Both organisations already play an important role in creating a more substantial world through technical expertise, education and research to help produce a comfortable, healthy and energy…

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Radon, a noble gas or not so noble?

September 29, 2017

Radon, a noble gas or not so noble?

DATE: Friday September 29, 2017. ASHRAE is very aware of the Radon Gas problem and we can find references about it in the “Standard 62.1 Ventilation of Acceptable Indoor Air Quality”. We celebrate this Technical Conference to draw the attention of professionals to Radon’s problems, their importance for the human health and the current technologies available to mitigate their effects in those areas where the gas exists because of ground characteristics. For more information and registration for the event, visit ASHRAE Spanish Chapter webpage here Source: http://spain-ashrae.org/jornadas/jornadas-2017/el-radon/

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ASHRAE President visit in Scotland Section

October 9, 2017

ASHRAE President visit in Scotland Section

ASHRAE President, Professor Olesen, paid a visit to the new ASHRAE Scotland Section on October 9th to meet with the ASHRAE Scotland Section members and officially open the new office of Bouygues Energies and Services in Motherwell, Scotland. The event was hosted by ASHRAE Scotland President, Charlie McKenzie and was followed by presentations by Professor Olesen and Mr Serge Bordonnat, Managing Director of Bouygues Energies and Services Contracting. After the formalities, delegates were treated to entertainment by the Falkirk Junior Gaelic Choir alongside traditional Scottish delicacies to round off another successful event hosted by…

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Energy in Buildings 2017

October 21, 2017

Energy in Buildings 2017

DATE: Saturday October 21, 2017. “ENERGY in BUILDINGS” is an established International Conference that will take place for the 6th consecutive year on Saturday October 21, 2017, in Athens Hellas. The Conference is organised by the ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter in collaboration with the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE). It brings together Engineers, Architects, Academia and Professionals of different disciplines that contribute and advance the state of art of the built environment. Information and videos from the previous conferences can be found at the Hellenic Chapter’s website (www.ashrae.gr/events.php)….

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Energy in Transportation 2017

October 21, 2017

Energy in Transportation 2017

DATE: Saturday October 21, 2017. “ENERGY in TRANSPORTATION” expands the International Conference “ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY in SHIPS”, that was held in 2015, to include all modes of Transportation, Ship, Aviation and Land. The Conference, the 4th in this field, will take place on October 21, 2017. It will bring together Engineers, Designers, Consultants, Academia and Professionals of different disciplines that contribute and advance the state of art development within the Transportation environment. Information and videos from the previous conferences can be found at the Hellenic Chapter’s website (www.ashrae.gr/events.php). The official language of the Conference is English. For more information visit ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter website…

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BACnet Academy Madrid 2017

November 15, 2017

BACnet Academy Madrid 2017

DATE: Wednesday November 15, 2017. ASHRAE Spain Chapter will take part of BACnet Academy Europe as a partner of the BACnet Academy Madrid 2017 that will be held in Madrid on the 15th of November. This training will be aimed at developers, product managers, project engineers, planners, consultants and integrators as well as all who run and operate building automation. Each participant will learn the basic technical knowledge of BACnet for interoperable building automation with the worldwide standard EN ISO 16484-5. This way he will learn how to evaluate the BA network techniques and how simple the specifications of interoperability areas are. Standard ANSI / ASHRAE 135-2016 “BACnet A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks” is available on digital format at ASHRAE Bookstore. Standard ANSI/ASHRAE 135-2016 can be found For more information visit ASHRAE Spanish Chapter webpage Visit BACnet Academy Website Source: http://spain-ashrae.org/bacnet-academy-madrid-2017/

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Formation of ASHRAE Ireland Chapter and three Ireland Student Branches

November 17, 2017

Formation of ASHRAE Ireland Chapter and three Ireland Student Branches

The Ireland Chapter goes from strength to strength. ASHRAE President, Professor Olesen, visited the Emerald Isle in October to officially inaugurate the new Chapter and give his presidential address to members and delegates at Engineers Ireland, with presentations from Region XIV DRC Costas Balaras, CIBSE Vice President Kevin Kelly and Engineers Ireland Chair for the Energy and Environment Division. With the assistance of a generous student fund from Daikin Ireland to support students in their studies, three new ASHRAE student branches have been formed in Ireland. Professor Olesen and Dr Balaras joined the ASHRAE board, students and staff to inaugurate 2 of the new branches at University College Dublin and the Dublin Institute of Technology. ASHRAE Past President Tom Watson also visited Ireland in October, to meet with the students at the Cork Institute of Technology and to inaugurate another ASHRAE student branch. This was followed with presentations on Refrigeration from both Mr Watson and Mr Seamus Kerr of The Institute of Refrigeration Ireland. Source: http://ashrae-ireland.org

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ASHRAE Spain Chapter and the Nebrija University Workshop

November 24, 2017

ASHRAE Spain Chapter and the Nebrija University Workshop

DATE: Wednesday November 24, 2017. A workshop organized by the Nebrija University in collaboration with the ASHRAE Spain Chapter about “The Importance of the Engineering, Manufacturing and Project Management in the Design, Construction, Commissioning, Operation and Maintenance of Building’s HVAC Systems”, will take place on November, 24 th. This meeting will be held at the Madrid Dehesa de la Villa Campus and it is addressed to Students of the Engineering Grade. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the various main disciplines in the building sector, explore the professional opportunities for new engineers, just graduated and get to know ASHRAE, as a global leader association, by providing technical and educational information for professional growth in the arts and sciences of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration. Speakers: Vicente Herguido (BBVA), Rafael Úrculo (Úrculo Engineers), Irving…

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YEA Leadership International

December 8, 2017

YEA Leadership International

DATE: Friday, December 8, 2017. Register now to join other YEA members in Hong Kong for a weekend of networking, leadership coaching, and fun! This event is an opportunity for you – the future leaders of ASHRAE – to learn more about Society, develop soft skills, and network with other young professionals. Any YEA member is encouraged to register. Topics that will be discussed include: Understanding the big picture Personal goals that go way beyond work What managers and leaders actually do How to stand out at work What successful people have in common For more information and registration for the event, visit ASHRAE webpage Source: https://www.ashrae.org/membership–conferences/young-engineers-in-ashrae/yea-leadership-international

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ASHRAE Region XIV CRC 2017

December 8, 2017

ASHRAE Region XIV CRC 2017

We would like to inform you that the first Regional conference, CRC of ASHRAE Region XIV, that took take place on December 8-10, 2017 in Belgrade Serbia, is history! This important event brought together delegates, managers, decision makers and technical experts from European ASHRAE chapters and the USA. The CRC was held at the Sava Center in Belgrade, Serbia. This Conference was a unique opportunity to interact with executives of major HVAC&R stakeholders, build environment stakeholders and other participants from various countries. View impressions and material from the 1st ASHRAE Region XIV CRC Source: Organiser of 2017 ASHRAE Region XIV CRC – Danube Chapter and the Serbian HVAC&R Society

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Current and future challenges of tall buildings

January 12, 2018

Current and future challenges of tall buildings

Did you know that a Supertall Building is a tall building over 300m in height and a Megatall Building is a tall building over 600m? Currently, the world’s tallest artificial structure is the 829,8 meters Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The East Tower of The Federation Complex is located in Moscow and it is the tallest building in Europe, standing at 373,7 meters. From an architectural, installation engineering, operation and maintenance point of view, it is a great challenge to build a tall building. The Spanish Chapter is organizing a Technical Conference about “Current and Future Challenges of Tall Buildings” on 12 January 2018 in Madrid. The Conference will be leading by key speakers with an extensive experience and knowledge in the design and management of tall buildings. In support of this matter, ASHRAE has published “The Design Guide for Tall, Supertall and…

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