The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has announced a call for papers for its 2010 Annual Conference, which will be held June 26-30 in Albuquerque, N.M. The theme of the event is “Raising Efficiency to New Levels.”

The technical program will feature a wide range of programs and papers addressing energy-efficient system design for high elevations and dry climates, as well as a variety of other topics. Setting this conference apart from previous ones is that it will feature more market-based papers and programs compared with previous technology-driven ASHRAE conferences. Additionally, a new “conference-paper” format with an eight-page limit is being introduced to go along with the traditional 30-page technical papers.

Technical papers and conference-paper abstracts are requested for the following tracks:

• What Is Sustainable Anyway?

• Energy Facts vs. Simulations

• Ventilation Systems

• Refrigeration for the Future

• Central Plant Systems

• BIM/CAD/Paper and Pencils

• Energy Conservation vs. New Generation

• Living With HVAC&R Systems

• High Efficiency HVAC&R Systems

• Professional Skills

• Data Centers and High Density Cooling

Technical papers and conference-paper abstracts are due Sept. 25. For instructions on submitting a technical paper or conference-paper abstract, go to http://www.ashrae.org/newmexico.

Conference-paper authors will be notified of abstract acceptance by Oct. 9. After acceptance, draft conference papers will be due Jan. 9, 2010. Final technical and conference papers will be due March 12, 2010.