ASHRAE recently announced the program for its third High Performance Buildings Conference, which will be held April 7 and 8 at Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

“The conference aims to help decision makers in the building community learn about the benefits of innovative solutions and energy-efficient design and operation,” Kent Peterson, conference chair, said. “Through a comprehensive range of sessions, the conference will provide the building community with design and operational guidance to improve building performance.”

Subject areas include water efficiency, building occupant behavior, new building technologies, indoor environmental quality, lighting/daylighting, and building envelope.

Keynote speakers will include:

• Peter Rumsey, Rumsey Engineers Inc., who will present “The Process of Radical Innovation in Buildings.”

• Jerry Yudelson, author of “The World’s Greenest Buildings: Promise vs. Performance in Sustainable Design,” who will lead an interactive session on “Design With the End in Mind.”

• Gail Brager, associate director, Center for the Built Environment at the University of California–Berkeley.

Sessions will include:

• HPB Case Studies and Lessons Learned.

• Market Valuation for Green.

• The Next "Greenest" Building: An Interactive Session.

• Measuring Up Building Performance.

• Benchmarking and Retrocommissioning: Driving Existing Building Performance.

• Operating for High Performance.

• Beyond the Energy Model: From Precision Control to Connect Communities.

A poster session on measured performance and modeled performance featuring project case studies will be presented.

The conference is being presented by ASHRAE’s High Performing Buildings magazine.

For more information and to register, go