ASHRAE recently issued a call for papers for its 2015 Winter Conference, to be held Jan. 24-28 in Chicago.

“With the conference being held in the big city of Chicago, the technical program itself is going big with a focus on big projects, the big picture, and big impacts,” Doug Cochrane, conference chair, said.

Papers are sought for eight tracks:

  1. Systems and Equipment, which covers considerations for a properly functioning HVAC system.
  2. Fundamentals and Applications, which covers a broad array of pertinent information.
  3. Industrial Facilities, which will explore HVAC design and practices for industrial buildings.

  4. Large Buildings: Mission Critical Facilities and Applications, which will look at requirements for data-center applications.
  5. Energy Efficiency, which covers an array of considerations for achieving net-zero energy.
  6. Life Safety, which covers egress, sprinklers, alarms, emergency lighting, smoke barriers, and special hazard protection.
  7. Design of Energy and Water Efficient Systems, which will look at what does and does not work in efforts to attain efficient systems for green sustainable buildings.
  8. Hospital Design and Codes, which will explore health-care design and code requirements intended to ensure patient comfort.

Two types of submissions are sought:

  1. Conference papers, which have an eight-single-spaced-page maximum length, are submitted in PDF format, and undergo a single-blind review. Abstracts are due March 24. Accepted papers will be due July 7.
  2. Full technical papers, which undergo a double-blind review and can be a maximum of 30 double-spaced pages. The deadline for these papers is April 14.

For more information and to submit a conference-paper abstract or a full technical paper, go to www.ashrae.org/chicago.

Held in conjunction with the 2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference will be the ASHRAE co-sponsored International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), which will be held Jan. 26-28.

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