Canadian Consulting Engineer

ASHRAE in New York

December 1, 2007
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will hold its 2008 Annual Winter Meeting January 19-23 in New York City.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will hold its 2008 Annual Winter Meeting January 19-23 in New York City.

The theme is “Reaching New Heights in Net Zero Buildings.”

Technical sessions listed below are either at the New York Hilton (NYH) hotel or the Javits Convention Center (JCC) as indicated in the time slot. For a full lists of courses, seminars, speakers and to register see, or tel. 1-800-527-4723.

The accompanying AHR Expo of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration products and services will be at the Javits Convention Center, January 22-24, see



* Four Times Square, 2:15-3:45 p.m.

* One Bryant Park, 3:15-4:45 p.m.

* Time and Life Building Chiller Plant, 4:30-6:00 p.m.


* Helena Apartment Building, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

* 7 World Trade Center, WTC Site, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

* Time Warner Center, 3:30-5:30 p.m.



8:00-9:30 a.m — NYH

* High Density Cooling

* Building Information Modeling (BIM)

* Factory Testing, Commissioning and Maintainability of Tunnel Fans

* Optimization of Vehicle Seat Contact Surface Temperature

* Refrigerant Emissions: What’s the Real Picture?

* Regulations About Re-Circulating Air from Air Cleaning Devices (Dust Collectors)

* Sustainability in Building Code: ASHRAE Standard 189P

* Ventilation of Tall Sustainable Buildings

Technical Plenary

9:45-10:45 a.m. — NYH

* New York City’s Sustainability Plan. Speakers: Laurie Kerr and Rohit T. Aggarwale, NYC Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — NYH

* Energy Efficiency and Sustainability of Datacom Facilities

* Seismic Tests at MCEER with their Impact on the HVAC&R Industry and the Restraint of Electrical Systems

* Climate Change Policies and Building Carbon Footprint

* Hazardous Biological Agents in Hospital Indoor Air

* How to Model Nothing: Energy Simulations of Net-Zero Energy Buildings, Pt. 1

* Improving System EER with Energy Recovery Technology

* Indoor Environments and Productivity

* Sustainability of Innovative Absorption/Sorption Systems

12:40 -1:20 p.m. — NYH

* Codes for Tall Buildings: Are They Adequate?

* Long Term Data Center Planning: the Push Toward Net-Zero Energy

* Net Zero Buildings: Will Energy Storage Be Essential?

* Pros and Cons of New Replacement Refrigerants in New Systems and Retrofit Applications?

* ASHRAE Laboratory Design Guide

* Use of Fans to Achieve Optimum Sustainable Systems

* UVC Surface Disinfection

* What Do Consulting Engineers Want to See in an Air Terminal Unit Design Guide?

1:30-3:00 p.m. — NYH

* Series vs. Parallel Fan Powered VAV Terminal Units

* Sustainable Buildings: an Exergy Perspective

* CHP 101

* Falling Film Evaporation

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

* Greening of Hydronic Systems

* How to Model Nothing: Energy Simulations of Net-Zero Energy Buildings, Pt. 2

* Clean and Green: Energy Conservation in Cleanrooms

* Mock Arbitration Hearing, Pt. 1

3:15-4:45 p.m. — NYH

* Mock Arbitration Hearing, Pt. 2


8:00-9:30 a.m. — NYH

* Exergy I: Fundamentals of Exergy Analysis for Sustainability

* Green Buildings: Practical Experiences with Commissioning

* How Feasible is Sustainable Design in Commercial Kitchens?

* HVAC for Justice Facilities

* HVAC&R Research Pt. I

* Improvement of Fan Efficiency to Comply with ASHRAE 90.1

* Improving Performance in Air to Refrigerant Heat Exchangers

* Moisture Management Concerns in Commercial and Residential Buildings

9:45-10:45 a.m. — NYH

* Report of RP-1300: Make-up Air Velocity for Atrium Smoke Control

* Commissioning of Large Buildings

* Exergy 2: Exergy Efficient Design, Analysis and Rating for Net-Zero Energy Buildings, Pt.1

* HVAC&R Research, Pt. 2

* Thermoeconomics of Net Zero Design

* Trends in Using BIM for Design of New Buildings

* Expected Life of Systems

* Harmonization of ASHRAE 34 and ISO 817

11 a.m.-noon — NYH

* Building Envelope Moisture Performance and Design

* CFD Modeling of Industrial Ventilation Systems

* Commissioning Buildings (GSHP)

* Exergy Analysis 3: Advanced Applications for New Heights in Net-Zero-Energy Buildings

* How to Write CYA Letters

* SPC 188: Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems

* Variable Speed Drives (VSD) and Residential Power Factor: Should We Care?

* Zero Energy Buildings of the Future: Is It Time to Define Resource Energy Efficiency and Apply it?


8:00-9:30 a.m. — NYH

* Methods for Estimating Heat Release Rate of Train Cars

* Applying UVGI Without Getting Burned

* Design and Realization of Energy Efficient, Sustainable and Green Buildings to Stop Global Warming, Pt. 1

* Designing for Dehumidification and Mould Avoidance

* Indoor Air Chemistry, IAQ and Health

* Net-Zero Energy Buildings: Impact of O&M Practices, Pt. 1

* Solar Decathlon 2007

8:30-10:00 a.m. — JCC

* Energy Efficient Designs for Data Centres: Oxymoron or Reality? Pt. 1

* Standard 62.1 Multiple Spaces Issues

* Trends in Pharmaceutical Clean Rooms

* Underfloor Air Distribution: Case Studies and Lessons

9:45-10:45 a.m. — NYH

* Ability of Ratings to Identify Better Performance

* How Low Can You Go? Case Studies of Low Energy Buildings

* Models for Refrigerant and Component Evaluation

* Designing and Realization of Energy Efficient, Sustainable and Green Buildings to Stop Global Warming, Pt. 2

* Integrating ASHRAE’s Standards 90.1 and 62.1: How to Save Energy and Improve IAQ

* Net-Zero Energy Buildings: Impact of O&M Practices, Pt. 2

* The Path Forward: ASHRAE Programs and Technical Committees Working Together

10:30 a.m.-noon — JCC

* Case Studies for Commissioning Large Buildings, Pt. 2, New York Times Building

* Energy Efficient Designs for Data Centers: Oxymoron or Real
ity? Pt. 2

* Noise Control of Building Services Equipment

* Sustainability via Rebates and Incentives

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — NYH

* Backcasting: Impact of HVAC&R on IEQ and Civilization Growth

* Low Temperature Refrigeration and Cryogenics

* Fire and Smoke Control Dampers

* Desiccant Dehumidifiers for Energy Savings

* Climate Change, the Latest Scientific Assessment

* Lessons Learned in Sustainable Design — Roundtable Discussion

* Mould: Where Do We Stand Now?

* Refrigerants and Compressors: Factors in Chiller Selection

11 a.m.-1 p.m. — NYH

Poster Session

12:15-1:15 p.m. — JCC

* Missing the Bus: What is ASHRAE Not Doing for the Contractor?

3:00-5:00 p.m. — JCC

Public Session

* HVAC System Design for Security and Sustainability


8:00-9:00 a.m. — NYH

* Energy and Demand Reduction through Targeted Building Performance Initiatives

* Filter Bypass and Particulate Removal Efficiency Degradation

* How Do You Connect Your Net-Zero Building to the Grid?

* International Experience on Geothermal Energy Technology, Pt. 1

* Hydronic Flow Control Valves: Does ASHRAE Need to Develop a Method of Test Standard?

* Should Air Filtration Standards Go Global?

* What is Needed for a Handbook Chapter for Hospitality Facilities?

* What Topics Should be Included in the Credentialing Program on Operations and Maintenance?

8:30-10 a.m. — JCC

* CHP in New York Buildings: If You Can Make it Here You Can Make it Anywhere

* Data Centers in the Spotlight: National Energy Perspectives and Recent ASHRAE Publications, Pt. 1

* Part-Load Performance of Unitary Air Conditioners

* Using Ground Source Heat Pumps for Conditioning Schools

9:15-10:45 a.m. — NYH

* Coupling Multizone and CFD Models for Predicting Airflow and Pollutant Transport in Buildings

* And the Envelope Says …

* Green Building Energy Performance: Experience and Data from the Field

* International Experience on Geothermal Energy Technology, Pt. 2

* Moisture Control in Museum, Gallery, Archives and Library Environments

* New Federal Energy Conservation and Certification Requirements for Commercial Refrigerated Equipment

* Control of Infectious Disease with UVC (UVGI)

* Weather Data for Computer Simulations

10:30 a.m.-noon — JCC

* Data Centers in the Spotlight, Pt. 2

* Energy Upgrade Project: Planning Through Operation

* HVAC Maintenance Costs and Options for Multi-Location Facilities

* Properties and Applications of New Refrigerants

11 a.m.-noon — NYH

* Developments in the Design and Diagnostic Methods of Chillers

* Modeling of Cooling Coils and Cooling Towers

* Exergy 2: Exergy Efficient Design, Analysis, and Rating for Net-Zero Energy Buildings, Pt. 2

* Sustainable HVAC Systems for Hospitality Facilities, Pt. 1

* Commissioning Certification: How to Use it to Unite the Commissioning Industry

* How Outdated Do You Want Your Standards to Be?

* How to Make the Handbook More Friendly

* What Defines a Net-Zero Energy Building?

12:15-1:15 p.m. — JCC

* What Accreditations Are Needed Within the HVAC Industry?

1:00-2:30 p.m. — NYH

* Balcony Spill Plumes

* Developing the Uniform DOAS Design Guide

* Greening Labs

* Issues in Actual Wireless Network

* Low and Zero Carbon Cities of the Future

* Performance Monitoring to Achieve Net Zero Energy

* Risk Mitigation: Is Your Approach to Risk Management Balanced or Blowing Out of Control?

* Sustainable HVAC Systems for Hospitality Facilities, Pt. 2


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