2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference

June 23-27, 2018

Hilton Americas Hotel/George R. Brown Convention Center

Houston, Texas

The Houston Chapter and Region VIII cordially invite you to Houston for education, networking and fun! The 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference will take place in the heart of downtown Houston, surrounded by parks, hotels, entertainment and dining venues and more.

Technical tours at the event will highlight HVAC systems in one of the world’s most air-conditioned cities. South Texas as a region is proud of the manner in which it has conquered “hot and humid” in its buildings, transportation, industry, entertainment and in daily life.

The Annual Conference Program comprises eight tracks, and one mini-track selected to represent areas of focus common among ASHRAE membership. These focus areas include professional development, research, fundamentals and applications, systems and equipment, system management (controls) and some more specific design arenas (such as residential buildings and Cogeneration plants).

“The dynamic and innovative industry of HVAC&R is a reflection of our ever-changing individual, societal, and global constructs and demands.” Cindy Moreno, chair of the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference, said. “Whether we are facing the thermal comfort needs of a building occupant, the critical environment needs of our expanding medical and technical fields, the food transportation needs of our global community, or the limited resources of our natural environment, as professional designers and installers we are required to evolve with our industry.

“Even more so,” she continues, “ASHRAE members are challenged to drive the innovation and create HVAC&R solutions that will not only sustain our environment but, in many ways, also repair the human impact our growing demands have had on our natural resources. The 2018 Annual ASHRAE Conference aims to provide the setting for a meaningful exchange of knowledge and experience, and the technical program looks to enrich that exchange with a broad spectrum of topics and discussion. We welcome you to join us as we share ideas ranging from basic design fundamentals to specific applications and technologies.”

Conference Tracks include:

HVAC&R Systems and Equipment

Fundamentals and Applications

District Energy and Cogeneration Plants

HVAC & Resiliency: Safeguarding our World

Residential – Modern Building in Hot and Humid Climates

Professional Skills

Research Summit

HVAC&R Control Freaks

HVAC&R Analytics

For track abstracts, track chairs and contact information and a list of conference deadlines, visit https://bit.ly/2J4iUS3

The complete technical program is now available at: https://bit.ly/2GkhEIE