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ASHRAE Announces the Seventh International Conference on Cold Climate


ASHRAE, along with HVAC&R, architecture, interior design and building construction industry colleagues from around the world, will host the seventh International HVAC Cold Climate Conference, Nov. 12-14, 2012, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Cold Climate HVAC 2012 will provide key elements of a strategy by which scientists, designers, engineers, manufacturers and other decision makers in cold climate regions can achieve good indoor environmental quality (IEQ), with a minimum use of resources and energy.

The range of topics includes energy and sustainability in arctic environments; building technology for people in the arctic; indoor environment and health; challenges for remote areas; cold climate building envelopes and moisture management; HVAC system operation and maintenance; and cold climate standards, codes, regulations and requirements.

The planning committee seeks papers featuring innovations in cold climate HVAC design. This includes new technologies and applications; improved methodologies, improvements to computational models or other design tools; novel methods of management, organization or quality assurance; and novel avenues of research or revised conceptual frameworks for designers.

Submit abstracts no longer than 350 words, which summarize the objectives, approach, results and conclusions of the proposed paper, and five to seven keywords by Dec. 1, 2011. Upon acceptance, papers will be due April 1, 2012. For specific topics, to submit a conference paper abstract or for more information go to www.ashrae.org/ColdClimate. For additional information, contact meetings@ashrae.org.

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