ASHRAE Seeks Practitioners and Designers for 2017 Building Performance Conference Activities

The 2017 competition features two changes: it is now a competition vs. a challenge, and conference attendees can now form their own teams to retrofit an existing building.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is seeking presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference, as well as teams for its annual “LowDown Showdown” modeling competition.

The ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference takes place Sept. 27-29, 2017, in Atlanta, Ga. The modeling competition is part of that event.

“This conference engages the design aspect of modeling and simulation,” Dennis Knight, conference chair, said. “Our goal is to serve practitioners with the most up-to-date best practices, work flows, and processes required to plan, design, construct and operate high performing, low energy consuming, environmentally responsive and responsible, safe, secure and healthy buildings for human occupancy.”

A call for presenters is now open for presentations that address topics of interest to practitioners, modelers and designers.
In the “LowDown Showdown” modeling competition, which is returning for a third year, participants will model an existing building that includes office space and climate-controlled archival warehouse space.

The 2017 competition features two changes: it is now a competition vs. a challenge, and conference attendees can now form their own teams to retrofit an existing building.

For additional information about the conference, to submit a presentation proposal or sign up for the modeling competition, visit www.ashrae.org/BuildPerform2017.

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