ASHRAE Seeks Presenters for HPB 2014 Conference

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ATLANTA – Presenters and posters are being sought for ASHRAE’s High Performance Buildings Conference will take place April 7-8, 2014, Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, Calif.

Abstracts for presentations are due Oct. 25, 2013, while poster PDFs are due Feb. 21, 2014. Additional information can be found at

The Conference program will have a mix of invited speakers and a call for presenters. In addition, there will be a poster session on “Measured Building Performance” and “Modeled Building Performance.”

“We would like to see a balance of presentations showing innovation, proven methods for improving building operation resulting in deep energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality, measured performance and HPB case studies demonstrating new technologies,” Kent Peterson, conference chair, said. “We are seeking posters of designed or built buildings that balance high performance building attributes of energy efficiency, water savings and indoor environmental quality.”

Building upon the 2012 High Performance Buildings Conference and 2009 Net-Zero Energy Conference, the conference seeks to advance the industry’s efforts to accomplish a true high-performance built environment.

The conference topics provide a comprehensive overview of high performance building design with a focus on strategies in several areas, Peterson said.  New subject areas include water efficiency, building occupant behavior, new building technologies and indoor environmental quality.  In addition, there is increased emphasis on lighting/daylighting and the building envelope.

Presentations and Posters are being sought for the following tracks:
•    Building Envelope
•    Building Occupant Behavior
•    Building Performance Modeling
•    Building Performance Measurement
•    Case Studies and Lesson Learned
•    Daylighting
•    Indoor Environmental Quality Strategies
•    Low Energy Techniques
•    Market Value (Return on Investment)
•    New Building Technologies
•    Operating for High Performance
•    Plug Load Reduction Strategies
•    Policy/Benchmarking
•    Water Efficiency Strategies

The conference is being presented by ASHRAE’s High Performing Buildings magazine, the industry’s premier source for measured performance of practices and technologies to promote better buildings.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at

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