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  • ASHRAE recognizes Canadian members’ achievements

    June 30, 2020 by CCE

    During its current virtual conference, ASHRAE has announced which members it is recognizing this year for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the organization and the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC+R) industry, including several Canadians. The Dan Mills Chapter

  • ASHRAE repositions more conferences due to pandemic

    June 11, 2020 by CCE

    During the global COVID-19 pandemic, ASHRAE has changed plans for some of its upcoming conferences for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC+R) engineering community. As already mentioned here, the organization’s summer conference—originally planned to be held in Austin,

  • ASHRAE and UNEP invite entries for Lower GWP Innovation Awards

    June 1, 2020 by CCE

    ASHRAE and OzonAction of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) are now accepting entries for their 2020 Lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) Innovation Awards. Now in its second year, the program recognizes new technological concepts for refrigeration and air-conditioning applications

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    Interview: ASHRAE makes progress on net-zero retrofit for new HQ

    May 1, 2020 by CCE

    Darryl K. Boyce, based in Kemptville, Ont., has had the fortune to lead ASHRAE as president during a particularly eventful term. No, we’re not referring to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced him to self-isolate after a trip home from the

  • More industry events reorganized during pandemic

    April 15, 2020 by CCE

    Here is an update on how upcoming industry events are being reorganized during the global COVID-19 pandemic: – The newly established Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA’s) Summer Conference, planned for June 22 to 25 in Chicago, Ill., is being

  • ASHRAE responds to COVID-19 with new epidemic task force

    April 2, 2020 by CCE

    In an effort to respond to the current global COVID-19 pandemic and provide guidance for preparing the built environment for future epidemics, ASHRAE has established a new epidemic task force. The group-within-a-society will help deploy technical resources to address current

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    Reviewing Ikea’s geothermal chiller

    March 26, 2020 by Antonino Lagana, P.Eng., M.Eng.

    In 2011, furniture retailer Ikea commissioned and implemented a frictionless magnetic levitation (maglev) centrifugal chiller to heat and air-condition a major distribution centre in Brossard, Que., by means of geothermal energy. The system achieved unprecedented energy efficiency for the facility,

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    ASHRAE addresses COVID-19 crisis with infection control course

    March 25, 2020 by CCE

    On Apr. 7, ASHRAE will offer a timely online course focusing on the role of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in infection control for health-care facilities. “Although COVID-19 is not considered an airborne contagion, it appears it can be

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    Canadian universities receive ASHRAE grants for undergrad engineering projects

    March 10, 2020 by CCE

    ASHRAE has announced a total of US$153,000 in undergraduate program equipment grants to fund 34 projects around the world, including three at Canadian universities. For the 2020-21 society year, 92 applications—the largest number in the program’s history—were submitted from all

  • ASHRAE addresses COVID-19 in buildings

    February 28, 2020 by CCE

    To help address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, ASHRAE has launched a new ‘preparedness resources’ webpage for building industry professionals. “The recent escalation in the spread

  • Canadian engineers among nominees for ASHRAE officers and directors

    February 12, 2020 by CCE

    During its winter conference last week in Orlando, Fla., ASHRAE announced the nominees for its 2020-2021 slate of officers and directors, including two Canadians. ASHRAE’s nominating committee made the selections from a list of recommendations by its chapters’ regional conferences,

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    2020 AHR Expo showcases tools for improving building operations

    February 10, 2020 by CCE

    Last week’s three-day AHR Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., drew more than 50,000 attendees, from more than 160 countries, to check out 506,090 sf of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC+R) products from more than

  • Donors’ equipment and funds support net-zero-ready ASHRAE HQ

    February 4, 2020 by CCE

    During its current winter conference in Orlando, Fla., ASHRAE recognized 18 major donors to a building campaign in support of renovations to its new global headquarters (HQ) in Peachtree Corners, Ga. The estimated US$20-million project is transforming a 66,700-sf office

  • Canadian engineers among award winners at ASHRAE Winter Conference

    February 3, 2020 by CCE

    As the ASHRAE Winter Conference kicked off on the weekend, the association recognized its members’ outstanding achievements and contributions to the built environment, including those of three Canadian engineers. First, the society elevated 33 members to the grade of Fellow.

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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

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    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