ASHRAE recently announced the topics and issued a call for presenters for its 2017 Building Performance Analysis Conference, which will be held Sept. 27-29 in Atlanta.

Formerly known as the ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference, the event will address energy modeling, the core topic of the past four conferences, and expanded subject matter, which now encompasses non-energy building-performance analysis and simulation.

“This conference engages the design aspect of modeling and simulation,” Dennis Knight, conference chair, said. “The conference topics address the work of HVAC engineers, architects, and other building design professionals who rely on simulation and modeling tools to perform their day-to-day work and meet their standard of care.”

A call for presenters is now open for presentations addressing the following topics:

  • Modeling for and during the design phase (including thermal comfort, visual comfort, water, and health, safety, and welfare).
  • Early design modeling and concepts.
  • Modeling innovative or new technologies.
  • Existing-building modeling.
  • Model validation and calibration.
  • Data visualization.
  • Future trends in modeling.
  • Making the business case for modeling.

Presentation proposals are due March 13, 2017. Decisions will be announced April 3, 2017.

“The conference’s goal is to serve practitioners with the most up-to-date best practices, work flows, and processes required to plan, design, construct, and operate high-performing, low-energy-consuming, environmentally responsive and responsible, safe, secure, and healthy buildings for human occupancy,” Knight said.

For more information and to submit a presentation proposal, go to www.ashrae.org/BuildPerform2017.