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    ASHRAE breaks ground on global HQ renovation project

    January 15, 2020 by CCE

    On Jan. 10, ASHRAE held a groundbreaking event to mark the start of renovations for its new global headquarters (HQ) in Peachtree Corners, Ga. The project is expected to be completed this summer, with ASHRAE’s 125 employees scheduled to move

  • ASHRAE and SCC collaborate for sustainable built environments

    December 16, 2019 by CCE

    ASHRAE and the Smart Cities Council (SCC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) formalizing their relationship and outlining their shared commitment toward the advancement of a more sustainable built environment. Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., president of ASHRAE (pictured, left),

  • ASHRAE adds new courses to 2020 winter conference

    December 9, 2019 by CCE

    The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) will offer 21 educational courses—including 17 half-day and four full-day seminars—during the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference and the AHR Expo in Orlando, Fla. The lineup will include new ALI courses on such topics as building

  • HVACR community forecasts positive economic outlook for 2020

    November 26, 2019 by CCE

    According to the latest AHR Expo and ASHRAE Economic Outlook Survey, most members of the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) community feel positive about their business heading into 2020. The results of the survey—which was distributed to past and

  • Weather barrier pioneer honoured as DuPont fellow

    October 4, 2019 by CCE

    DuPont has recognized building science and construction technology leader Theresa ‘Teri’ Weston with the title of fellow, the company’s highest technical professional level for scientists and engineers, shared by only 12 other active members around the world. Working within DuPont’s

  • ASHRAE prepares new net-zero HQ

    September 27, 2019 by CCE

    The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is undertaking a US$15.7-million renovation of the building that will become its new global headquarters (HQ), with the goal of achieving—and showcasing—net-zero energy efficiency. The 67,000-square-foot, 1970s-era commercial office building

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    AHR Expo

    July 2, 2019 by Doug Picklyk

    The AHR Expo is the world’s largest HVACR event, attracting the most comprehensive gathering of industry professionals from around the globe each year. The Show provides a unique forum where manufacturers of all sizes and specialties, whether a major industry

  • News Buildings

    New Zero Energy Office Buildings Design Guide

    June 25, 2019 by CCE

    The guide was developed by ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects, the Illuminating Engineering Society, and the U.S. Green Building Council with support and funding from the U.S. Department of Energy through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory — and it’s free.

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    ASHRAE Signs MoU Agreement with New Buildings Institute

    May 17, 2019 by CCE

    The NBI is an organization driving better energy performance in commercial buildings.

  • Registration open for 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference

    March 5, 2019 by CCE

    The incoming 2019-2020 ASHRAE President, Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., from Carleton University in Ottawa, will present the Society theme for the coming year during the President’s Luncheon on Monday, June 24.

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    ASHRAE Winter Conference

    January 17, 2019 by Doug Picklyk

    ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment.

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    ASHRAE Annual Conference

    January 17, 2019 by Doug Picklyk

    The 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference technical program is comprised of eight tracks, selected to represent areas of focus common among ASHRAE membership. The track focus areas include HVAC&R fundamentals and applications, systems and equipment, professional development, research, occupant health and

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    ASHRAE updates energy-efficient design standard for low-rise residential

    December 18, 2018 by CCE

    “This update to the standard offers better alignment between this standard’s requirements and marketplace product availability as well as some revisions to improve the document’s clarity and internal consistency.”

  • ASHRAE and Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) split up operations

    October 9, 2018 by CCE

    IAQA became an affiliate of ASHRAE in 2015. In that relationship, IAQA’s operations became integrated within ASHRAE’s headquarters operations in Atlanta.

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    2019 Buildings XIV International Conference

    August 10, 2018 by Doug Picklyk

      Inaugurated in 1979, the “Buildings Conference” takes place every three years allowing time to develop new research and technology applications and to document the findings. Attendance is international and draws heavily on the advanced technical knowledge of all our

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    2018 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference

    June 5, 2018 by Doug Picklyk

      The conference will feature more than 60 presentations and approximately 120 papers by leading industry practitioners and academic researchers. Some of the selected presentations include: Application of Virtual Reality for Daylighting Design; Designing for Thermal Nirvana; Metrics and Methods

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    ASHRAE publishes energy simulation-aided design standard

    April 24, 2018 by CCE

    “Standard 209-2018 requires building energy modeling earlier in the design process, so the information it provides will more effectively inform design decisions and result in higher performing buildings.”

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    ASHRAE Annual Conference

    April 12, 2018 by Doug Picklyk

    The five-day event includes eight conference tracks, tours and social events.  The need to achieve sustainable buildings in hot and humid climates calls for an understanding of the local climate, and integrating appropriate building technologies into the architectural and urban

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    2019 AHR Expo

    April 11, 2018 by Doug Picklyk

    The World’s Largest HVACR Marketplace Recognized as the largest trade show of its kind, the 71st International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) returns to Atlanta in 2019 for the first time in almost 20 years. The Show welcomes HVACR

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    ASHRAE LowDown Showdown Modeling competition seeks participants

    March 26, 2018 by CCE

    Deadline to sign up is April 16. Teams will design and model a near zero energy, 60,000 sq. ft., museum with retail space and a full service restaurant, located in Denver, Colo.

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    2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference

    September 5, 2017 by Doug Picklyk

    Attendees will examine the latest topics in the building industry, through a technical program featuring more than 200 presentations and 300 speakers. “Engineers and designers continue to adopt design principles to reduce the ecological impact of our built environment on

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    ASHRAE Issues 1,000th BACnet Vendor ID

    August 14, 2017 by CCE

    The BACnet standard defines data communication services and protocols for computer equipment used for monitoring and controlling HVAC&R and other building systems.

  • ASHRAE’s response to U.S. withdrawal from Paris Accord

    June 5, 2017 by CCE

    Now, more than ever, ASHRAE affirms its mission to advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.

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    2017 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference

    March 29, 2017 by Doug Picklyk

    This year’s conference addresses energy modeling, the core topic of the past four conferences, and expanded subject matter which now encompasses non-energy building performance analysis and simulation and those professionals responsible for that work. The conference program addresses the needs

  • Ryerson U. undergrads win top ASHRAE Award

    March 24, 2017 by CCE

    Three Canadian schools won awards: École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal; Ryerson University, Toronto; and the University of Windsor.

  • Canadians score technology awards at ASHRAE winter conference

    February 28, 2017 by CCE

    A team from Montreal claimed the refrigeration project excellence award for an oil transfer and recycling system for ammonia (R-717) refrigeration installations within local hockey arenas.

  • ASHRAE panel concerned about electronic cigarettes

    February 9, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons

    E-cigarettes, the craze that is producing “vape stores” open on main streets across North America and murky videos of “extreme vaping” on YouTube, were the topic of a session at the ASHRAE Winter conference on January 26 in Orlando. Dr.

  • News Buildings

    ASHRAE Winter Conference hears about design build, low-GWP refrigerants

    January 28, 2016 by CCE

    The 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Exposition wound up on Wednesday, January 27. This is a gigantic dual event which this year was held over four days in Orlando. The trade exposition took up the vast acres of exhibition

  • ASHRAE and Indoor Air Quality Association move closer

    July 28, 2015 by CCE

    ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) are now offering dual memberships to their members as part of the consolidation between the two groups. Last year the associations announced that they were joining forces to combine resources. Under the

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    ASHRAE and REHVA publish new guide to chilled beam systems

    February 18, 2015 by CCE

    New guidance on designing chilled-beam systems is contained in a new book from ASHRAE and the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Associations (REHVA). The “Active and Passive Beam Application Design Guide” is the result of collaboration by worldwide