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ASHRAE Winter Conference unveils technical program

ASHRAE has revealed the preliminary technical program for its 2024 ASHRAE Winter Conference, taking place January 20–24 next year in Chicago.  

Boasting a focus on addressing the pressing challenges of decarbonisation and climate change, the conference will feature 11 technical tracks and more than 100 sessions, offering attendees a wealth of knowledge and insights.

Other subjects covered include decarbonisation and climate change, clean spaces and mission-critical facilities, tall buildings design, artificial intelligence, refrigeration and refrigerants, and much more.

“The conference gives attendees an unparalleled opportunity to discover practical and timely solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing the built environment,” says Suzanne LeViseur, 2024 ASHRAE Winter Conference chair. “ASHRAE’s decarbonisation focus is included within all of the technical tracks, so that we can provide effective strategies on a variety of topics through the conference sessions.”

Examples of decarbonisation-related sessions include those that explore decarbonisation in the cold chain processes, hydronic district energy systems, beneficial electrification, and grid-interactive buildings.

Additional trending sessions include: Artificial Intelligence for Buildings Performance Simulation;  Laboratory Superhero: The Critical Plan to Save; and Who’s Afraid of the Net Zero Wolf?

During the Plenary session, Canadian climate change solutions expert Chris Turner will deliver a keynote presentation on the global shift towards clean energy.

At the President’s Luncheon, 2023-24 ASHRAE President Ginger Scoggins will deliver her State of the Society address, marking progress toward initiatives outlined in the current Society theme, “Challenge Accepted: Tackling the Climate Crisis.”

For more information about the 2024 ASHRAE Winter Conference and to register, click here .

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