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Decarbonisation: Registration open for ASHRAE conference

Registration is now open for the 2024 ASHRAE Decarbonization Conference: Decarbonizing Existing Tall Buildings, October 21–23, 2024 in New York City. Supported by New York State and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the three-day conference will focus on replicable decarbonisation technical solutions for existing large and tall buildings, addressing the unique challenges posed by the density of construction in this sector.

“The density and complexity of tall buildings make them one of the most challenging sectors to decarbonise,” says 2023-24 ASHRAE President Ginger Scoggins. “This conference will provide valuable insights and solutions that can be applied to decarbonise these structures effectively.”

What’s in store

The conference will feature five technical tracks with sessions and speakers offering solutions for large buildings.


  • Policy, codes and standards
  • Tall building technology issues and solutions
  • Implementation of projects
  • Cold climate design solutions and challenges
  • Decarbonisation assessments.


  • Updates on building performance standards around the USA, driving existing building decarbonisation and performance improvement
  • Case studies on tall building decarbonisation around the USA and abroad
  • Tall building technology issues and solutions, including heat recovery, thermal storage and demand flexibility
  • Large building decarbonisation trends in Japan.

Featured speakers include Rohit Aggarwala, New York City Chief Climate Officer and Commissioner of Environmental Protection, who will discuss New York City’s ambitious building performance policy implementation, and David Partridge, Chair of the Governing Board for the United Kingdom Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard, who will compare the UK Standard with other related policies worldwide.

You can register for the 2024 ASHRAE Decarbonization Conference via the ASHRAE website.

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