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Registration Open, Program Announced for ASHRAE's High Performance Buildings Conference
Monday-Tuesday, April 7-8, 2014, Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, California
From changing occupant energy use to exploring radical innovations in buildings, ASHRAE’s third High Performance Buildings Conference highlights innovation; proven methods for improving building operation resulting in deep energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality; measured performance; and HPB case studies demonstrating new technologies.
“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 radically improve building performance. This conference provides the opportunity to interface with high performance building experts.”
New subject areas include water efficiency, building occupant behavior, new building technologies, indoor environmental quality and an increased emphasis on lighting/daylighting and the building envelope.
In addition, the conference features several invited speakers and keynote speakers. These include:
• Peter Rumsey, Rumsey Engineers, Inc., presents “The Process of Radical Innovation in Buildings”
• Jerry Yudelson, author of “The World’s Greenest Buildings: Promise vs. Performance in Sustainable Design,” leads 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
• 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 technical tour of FLEXLAB (Facility for Low Energy eXperiments in Buildings) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is offered on Wednesday, April 9, as part of the Conference. FLEXLAB is scheduled to be fully operational in April, so guests can see experiments underway. Tour attendance is limited to the first 30 registrants. Tour price: $20.
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