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"Sustainable Urban Design: Engineering Tomorrow ... Today" is the theme of this year's American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 2009 Winter Conference.

December 1, 2008   Canadian Consulting Engineer

“Sustainable Urban Design: Engineering Tomorrow … Today” is the theme of this year’s American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 2009 Winter Conference.

The event takes place Sunday, January 25 to Wednesday, January 28 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.

The accompanying 2009 AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) takes place Monday, January 26 to Wednesday, January 28 at McCormick Place. It will have over 1,800 exhibitors of products and services.

Below is a list of the ASHRAE Technical Sessions. They take place at the Palmer House Hilton. The exceptions are the Public Session on Monday at 3:00 p. m. and all sessions on Wednesday, which are held at McCormick Place.

For full listings and to register see www.ashrae.org/chicago, or tel. 1-800-527-4723.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

8.00-9.30 a. m.

• Innovative Building Ventilation – Towards Sustainable Building Design

• Laboratory Testing of Duct Fittings to Determine Loss Coefficients

• Advances in Air to Refrigerant Heat Exchangers

• Commercial Building Re-Tuning: A Low-Cost Approach to Improved Performance and Energy Efficiency

• Measuring Oil Concentration in Circulation (OCR) in operating air-conditioning and refrigeration systems.

• An Introduction to Mesoscale Weather Models and their Application to ASHRAE Building Issues

• Will Wireless Controls Save Me Money?

9:45 a. m. -10.45 a. m.

• Technical Plenary Session

11 a. m.-12:30 p. m.

• High Density Cooling Updates

• Automated Metering Infrastructure: What It Does and How It Can Help You

• Best Maintenance Practices for Emission Reductions

• Building Energy Labeling and Certification Initiatives

• Compressor Modulation Techniques

• Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: District Energy Systems in the Midwest

• Smart Sensors and the HVAC Industry

1 p. m.-2 p. m.

• Including Sustainability in Museums, Galleries, Archives and Libraries

1:30 p. m.-3 p. m.

• State of the Art and Future Refrigerant Flow Control Technologies

• The History of Cold

• Advances in Supermarket Display Case Technology: Analytical Tools and Test Results

• Air Filtration for Sustainable Buildings

• Application of ASHRAE Standards and Guidelines to Improve the Sustainability of Data Centers, Part 1

• CFD Simulations of Air Distributions in Buildings: Past, Present and Future

• Sustainability of HVAC Systems in Extreme Events in Urban Areas

1:30 p. m.-2:30 p. m.

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

3:15 p. m.-4:45 p. m.

• ASHRAE’s Newest Standard: 189.1P High Performance Green Buildings for a Sustainable Future

• Application of ASHRAE Standards and Guidelines to Improve the Sustainability of Data Centers, Part 2

• How to Identify a Good Urban CHP Project

MONDAY, JANUARY 26

8 a. m.-9:30 a. m.

• Improving Load Calculations for Fenestrations with Shading Devices (RP-1311)

• 2007 Solar Decathlon Award-Winning Designs

• CO2 Sensors and Demand-Controlled Ventilation

• Case Studies in Sustainable Foodservice Facility Design • HVAC&R Research Seminar, Part 1

• How Can Contractors Succeed in a Sustainable World? Clarifying the Expectations of an Engineer, Contractor and Owner to Deliver a Sustainable Project

• New Lab Air Change Rate Research and Impact on Lab Building Performance

• Actions in Europe to Improve Energy Efficiency of Buildings

• Energy Savings with In-Duct UV-C

9 a. m.-10 a. m.

• Do We Need a New Handbook Chapter for High Rise and Mixed Use Facilities?

• Fan Pressure and Efficiency: What Should Be Used, Static or Total?

10.a. m.

• AHR Expo opens at McCormick Place

9:45 a. m.-10:45 a. m.

• Smoke Control and Evacuation in High Rise Buildings

• Filter Bypass: Measurements and Implications

• HVAC&R Research Seminar, Part 2

• Innovations in Mechanical Systems for High Rise buildings

• Limitation of Energy Simulation for NZEB

• Performance of Heat Pipes with New Alternative Refrigerants

• Thermodynamics of Sustainable Urban Energy Systems

• GSHP Performance and Costs: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know?

11 a. m.-Noon

• Case Studies of Two Diverse Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Integrated Systems

• Liquid Cooling Issues Update: January 2009

• Design and Acceptance Criteria for Smoke Control Systems

• Sustainability Re-sustained: Lessons to Be Learned from Solar Technologies in Buildings in Recent Times

• Whole-Building Energy Analysis as a Sustainable Design Tool

• Do We Need a New Benchmark for Service Water Heater Efficiency?

• Refrigerant Pipe Insulation: Are Thickness Guidelines in Refrigeration Handbook Chapter 33 Still Relevant in Light of Today’s Energy Costs?

• What Does ASHRAE Need to Know About Applying Standard 62.1 to Industrial Facilities?

2:15 p. m.-3:45 p. m.

• GSHP Systems in Urban Environments

• Greener Data Centers through Evaporative Cooling

• Noise and Vibration Effects on Staff Performance and Patient Welfare in Healthcare Facilities

2:15 p. m.-3:15 p. m.

• How Are You Using the ASHRAE Service Life and Maintenance Cost Database and How Can We Improve It?

3 p. m.-5 p. m.

*at McCormick Place

• Public Session: Sustainability in the Urban Environment

3:15 p. m.-4:15 p. m.

• Demand Response: What is in it for You!

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27

8 a. m.-9:30 a. m.

• Double-Skin Building Facades: What Energy Savings Do They Offer and How Do You Design for Them?, Part 1

• Can Air Cleaning Reduce Ventilation Rate Required for Acceptable IAQ?

• For a Sustainable and Safe Tunnel Environment: Fire Prevention, Detection and Engineering Analysis

• Innovations in Airflow Management within Rack Enclosures, Part 1

• Inverse Modeling of Airborne Contaminant Dispersion in

Enclosed Environments, Part 1

• The Tables Reloaded: Rollout of the New Climatic Information in the 2009 Fundamentals

9:45 a. m.-10:45 a. m.

• CFD Modeling for Analysis of Smoke Control Systems

• Control of Combined Heat and Power Systems for Buildings: How Close is Close Enough? • Enhancing Your Chapters for ASHRAE Handbook’s CD+

• Generation Skipping and Your Charitable Gift Plans

• Variable Speed Pump Applications for Energy Savings in Buildings

• Is ASHRAE Prepared to Adapt to Climate Change? • What Should Be Included in a Proposed New Justice Facilities Design Guide?

11 a. m.-12:30 p. m.

• Phase 2 of ASHRAE RP-1292 Comparison of the Total Energy Consumption of Series vs. Parallel Fan Powered VAV Terminal Units • CO2 Systems, Components and Applications

• Benchmarking Hygrothermal Tools

• Double-Skin Building Facades: What Energy Savings Do They Offer and How Do You Design for Them? Part 2

• Innovations in Airflow Management within Rack Enclosures, Part 2

• Inverse Modeling of Airborne Contaminant Dispersion in

Enclosed Environments, Part 2

• Natural Ventilation for Sustainable Healthcare Facilities

11 a. m.-1 p. m.

• Poster Session

1:30 p. m.-3 p. m.

• Criteria for Safe Air and Water in Buildings

• How to Design En
ergy Recovery Systems to Comply with 90.1, 189.1P and LEED®

• Methods of Reducing the Impact of Energy Use on Air Cleaning Devices

3:15 p. m.-4:45 p. m.

• Issues Update: Emerging Public Policy Issues for Climate Change and Buildings

• Minimum Humidity Specification for Sustainability and Comfort

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28

*All Sessions at McCormick Place

8:30 a. m.

• Welcome Reception

9:00 a. m.-10:30 a. m.

• Utility Water Conservation Strategies for Sustainable Urban Design • Achieving Sustainability and Energy Reduction through the IAQ Procedure: Case Studies of Success

• Airflow Measurement for Small Forced-Air Systems

• Basics of Load Calculations

• Building Information Model (BIM) Application Issues for the Integrated Design Process

• Liability and Litigation Issues in Green Design, Part 1

10:45 a. m.-11:45 a. m.

• Demand Controlled Ventilation: Meeting the Requirements of Standard 62.1

• Liability and Litigation Issues in Green Design, Part 2

• So Your Green Building Has a Building Automation System: What Can It Do for You?

• UV Lamp Technology: Effects of Operating Conditions on Germicidal UV Lamp Performance

• Is Contaminant Control Needed for R22 Conversions?

• Sustainability vs. Safety in Labs

Noon-1:30 p. m.

• Back to Basics: How Does a Liquid Chiller Work?

• Case Studies in Sustainable Retrofit to Reduce Energy of Existing Buildings

• Commissioning for Different Programs to Support Sustainable Urban Environments

• Leveraging Tools and Processes for Successful Projects: Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery

• Low Carbon Cities: Present and Future

• VFDs Deliver Real Energy Savings


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