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ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) has released its technical programme for the 2023 ASHRAE Winter Conference, February 4-8, 2023 in Atlanta, GA at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center and Building A of the Georgia World Congress Center.

The full conference schedule is available online and in the ASHRAE 365 app. Registration is open. Click here to register now.

“The conference will focus on addressing the critical challenges we all face in rapidly evolving industry and policy landscapes. It will feature papers and programmes that are pertinent to the future of buildings and how they interact with people and the environment,” said Christine Reinders-Caron, chair of the committee for the conference. “Attendees will learn about the latest developments in building design and construction, from virtual design and simulation, to decarbonisation and grid resilience.”

The five-day event includes eight conference tracks, over 100 technical sessions, tours, social experiences and industry-specific committee meetings. The conference will offer a wide range of industry specific technical tracks that explore emerging approaches to building design, construction, operation and decarbonisation.

A keynote presentation will be given by Peter Leyden, a leading expert on new technologies and future trends. Peter will focus on technological revolutions in Infotech like AI, in Biotech like genetic engineering and in Energy Tech like electric transportation.

A new track at the conference, ‘Pathways to Zero Energy Emissions and Decarbonisation’, highlights methods being developed to reduce carbon impact on the global environment and the actions that ASHRAE and its members are taking to advance these efforts. Sessions in this track include:

  • Accelerating Change in Building Design and Operation towards a Decarbonised and Net-zero Energy Future 
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP) – A Key Carbon-Free Dispatchable Energy Resource
  • Igniting a Carbon-free Fire around Building Science

Other technical program tracks include:

  • Fundamentals and Applications
  • HVAC&R Systems and Equipment
  • Refrigeration and Refrigerants
  • Grid Resilience and Thermal Storage
  • Pathways to Zero Energy Emissions and Decarbonisation
  • Multifamily and Residential Buildings
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Building Simulation and Virtual Design in Construction

The conference includes both in-person and virtual options for attendees. The ASHRAE Learning Institute will offer 20 courses during the conference. All courses are approved for continuing education credits toward maintaining P.E. licensure.

Registration includes:

  • 100+ technical sessions
  • Access to AHR Expo
  • Sponsor Tech Talks
  • Access to the Member Lounge
  • PDH Certificates of all attended technical sessions
  • Networking opportunities

Registration costs USD680 for ASHRAE members (USD935 for non-members, which includes an ASHRAE membership for one year) for in-person attendees. Additional registration categories include virtual rates for individuals and groups. Tickets for tours, select social events, and ASHRAE Learning Institute Courses can be purchased during the registration process.

To learn more about the 2023 ASHRAE Winter Conference and to register, visit www.ashrae.org/2023winter