ASHRAE has announced that its second Developing Economies Conference will take place on November 10 and 11 in Delhi. The conference theme is Trends, Opportunities and Challenges for the Built Environment in Developing Economies. It will be co-organized by ASHRAE, the ASHRAE India Chapter and ISHRAE. The conference addresses the challenges developing countries face in infrastructure and urbanization as well as air pollution, refrigerant phasedown and lack of trained manpower. “Developing economy countries are in many ways leapfrogging technologies while being simultaneously handicapped due to inadequate education and regulations,”
Ashish Rakheja, conference chair, said. “At the same time, there is increasingly more new construction and demand on energy sources and a corresponding demand for excellent technical information to cope with these demands.” The conference will bring together experts from all over the world. A call for conference presenters is now open.
Presentations are sought on the following topics:
• Technologies that are game changers in building design
• Solutions to challenges, such as outdoor and indoor pollution, refrigerant phasedown, lack of trained manpower and expensive technologies
• Standards, measurement and rating standards being developed and adopted to bring a common language for built environment evaluation, such as ASHRAE’s Building EQ, local standards, etc.
• Regulatory changes and direction affecting the building industry, such as energy codes
• Evolving economic models and their impact on building planning and use.
Abstracts (upto 400 words) are due July 7, 2017. For more information or to submit a presentation proposal, visit www.ashrae.org/Developing2017.