Canadian Consulting Engineer

ASHRAE 2006 Winter Meeting

December 1, 2005
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will hold its Annual Winter Meeting on January 21-25, 2006 in Chicago at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. The accom...

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will hold its Annual Winter Meeting on January 21-25, 2006 in Chicago at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. The accompanying AHR Expo of products and services will be at McMormick Place, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, January 23-24, and 10:00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m., Wednesday, January 25. For full details, tel. 1-800-527-4723, visit


* Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Laboratory, Arlington Heights, Illinois. Sunday, January 22, 1:30-5:00 p.m.

* Chicago Center for Green Technology. Monday, January 23, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

* The John Buck Company, new 50-storey highrise. Monday, January 23, 2:20-4:30 p.m.

* Eli’s Cheesecake Factory. Tuesday, January 24, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

* Loyola University Della Strata Chapel, Tuesday, January 24, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

* Exelon pavilions, Millennium Park. Self-guided.


Sunday, January 21

8:00 A.M.

* How Low Can You Go? Low-Energy Buildings through Integrated Design

* ASHRAE HQ Extreme Makeover: Modeling Techniques to Improve the Energy Performance of Existing Buildings

* Demand Response: What It Can Do for You

* Field Test Results for UV Systems

* Ground and Water Source Heat Pumps for Large Buildings and Industrial

* HVAC Related Building Systems’ Interaction with the Local Environment

* Preventing Train Wrecks in Underfloor Air Distribution Systems through Commissioning

* Design and Equipment Parameters for HVAC in Hazardous Spaces

* Impact of Eliminating Dust Spot Efficiency Testing from ASHRAE Standard 52.1

* Are HFC Systems Leaking More or Less Than Their Predecessors?

* What Guidance Should ASHRAE Provide for Reducing Multi-hazard Vulnerability?

10:15 A.M.

* Radiant Systems: Back to Basics and Recent Successes

* Tenability and Risk

* CFD Applications in Cleanroom Designs

* Chilled Water Systems: Lessons Learned

* Design of Natural and Mixed Mode Ventilation Systems in Commercial Buildings

* Infection Control by Using Proper Solutions

* Noise and Vibration Control Prescriptions for Health Care Systems

* Outsourcing O&M: Boom or Bust

* Test and Balance Specification: What Should It Contain?

* What Controls Modeling Capabilities are Needed for Energy Simulations

1:00 P.M.

* Service Hot Water Demand: Then, Now and Now What?

* Application of Inverse Models

* Case Studies in Underfloor Air Distribution Systems

* Challenges in Gas Combustion Turbine Inlet Cooling

* Hot Presentations about Cold Topics

* Innovative Benefits of Humidification

* Knowledge-Base on Energy Performance of U.S. Buildings

* First Time at an ASHRAE Meeting? This Seminar Is for You!

* Green Design and Sustainability: Un-Definable Success in a Defined World

* Changes in Codes and Standards: What Do We Need to Know?

* Economic Justification for O&M

* Should ASHRAE Develop a Position Document on HFCs?

* What’s New in HVAC Acoustics?

3:15 P.M.

* Back to Basics: Compressors

* Owning and Operating Costs of Temporary and Permanent HVAC Equipment During Construction

* Project Green Light: the Business Case for Green; You Can Do Well While Doing Good

* Public Interest Session on ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise

* TES Outside the U.S.: International Applications of Thermal Energy Storage

Monday, January 23

8:00 A.M.

* Thermal Modeling of Phase Change Materials in Building Envelopes: Old Problem, New Developments

* HVAC&R Journal Seminar

* Integrating Design with Risk Assessment in Labs: Successes and Failures

* Liability Issues for Design Professionals and Equipment Manufacturers in Meeting the Seismic/Wind Requirements of the IBC

* Load Calculations: The New Handbook Chapters

* Selection and Application of VAV Terminal Units

* Using DDC Controls to Manage Resources for Green Buildings

* Variable Flow in Chilled Water Systems, Benefits and Controls

* Is Real-time Biological Monitoring for Cooling Water Systems Feasible?

* Can One Reach Performance Testing Nirvana by Moving from ASHRAE 16 and 58 to ISO 5151?

10:15 A.M.

* Demand Response Strategies for Building Systems

* Latest Findings in Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Research

* Advances in Refrigeration Technology

* Applying Displacement Ventilation to Various Commercial Building Types

* Factors Affecting Rainwater Penetration through Residential Assemblies: Laboratory and Field Experience

* Issues Update: How Government Advocacy Can Impact ASHRAE, Our Members and the HVAC&R Industry

* Real Energy and Economic Outcomes from CHP Plants

* What is the Basis for the Ventilation Rates in ANSI/ ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004?

* How to Take Laboratory Classifications to the Next Step

* Improving Fan Systems’ Energy Efficiency

3:00 P.M.

Public Session: Integrated Building Design in Tall Buildings

Tuesday, January 24

8:00 A.M.

* High Density Cooling Issues Update: January 2006

* Managing Return Air in Residential and Small Commercial Buildings

* Basics of the Cold Chain: Follow a Chicken from Slaughter to Grocery Cart

* Designing for Dehumidification and Mould Avoidance

* Fire and Smoke Control Hardware: Back to Basics

* How and Why to Calibrate a Simulation to Measured Data

* Interactions of the Montreal and Kyoto Protocols: Findings of the IPCC/TEAP Special Report on Ozone Depletion and Global Warming

* Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): Opportunities and Challenges for Our Energy Supply

* What Are the Barriers to Using Air-to-Air Energy Recovery for Sustainable HVAC Systems?

* Issues Related to UV Application in the HVAC Community

* Mission Critical Facilities: Issues and Roadmap

10:15 A.M.

* Thermal Storage Systems Aging Gracefully

* Legionella Control and Preventing Legionellosis

* A Specification Guide to HVAC: Test, Adjust and Balance

* Application and Experiences with the New Simulation Software

* Codes and Standards Affecting Refrigerated Commercial Display Cases and Storage Cases

* Design and Application of Brazed and Welded Plate-Type Heat Exchangers in the HVAC&R Industries

* High Performance Buildings Using Geothermal Heat Pumps

* Lubricants and Issues for Alternative Refrigerants

* I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: Green Building Performance Expectations and Contract Compliance

* Wireless Sensing and Control: Where Is It Needed and What Should It Control?

11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

* Poster Session: Presentation of 21 ASHRAE technical papers by poster.

Wednesday, January 25

8:00 A.M.

* Recent Advances in Simulation

* System Chemistry and Contaminants Research

* The Energy Design Process for High Performance Buildings

* Best Practice for Minimizing the Occurrence of System Freeze-ups

* Ethics and Business Management in International Construction

* Experimental and CFD Benchmark Studies of Indoor Air Flow around Thermal Manikins

* Industrial Ventilation Systems Component Selection and Design

* Load Management: Why You Should Care and What Technology Is Emerging

* Soft Cake Yet Not Crusted: Humidity Control and Measurement Challenges and New Technologies at Room, Low and High Temperature Ranges

* How Can Hybrid 100% Outside Air Systems Improve?

10:15 A.M.

* Current Status of Solar Thermal Technologies for Heating and Cooling

* Designing Building Automation Systems with IT Security in Mind

* Do ASHRAE Test Methods Reflect Real-Life Air Filtration?

* Facility Protection from Natural and Intentional Events

* Lessons Learned from Hurricane Recovery

* Variable Frequency Drives in Industrial Refrigeration

* A Look Forward to 2020 for Small Forced-Air Heating and Cooling Systems

* ASHRAE Publications: From Codes to Fundamentals, What Should ASHRAE Publish?

* Will the New 13 SEER Efficiency Standard Make A/C Systems More Susceptible or Less Susceptible to Field Problems?

* Refrigerant Impurities: Do They Matter?

* What’s Missing in Chapter 40, Electric Motors and Control?

* Window/Wall Interface: What Are the Critical Issues?


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