Highlighting the importance of finding balance in design, the extravagant setting of Las Vegas serves as a unique contrast to the 2011 ASHRAE Winter Conference Technical Program's theme of zero-energy design.

Highlighting the importance of finding balance in design, the extravagant setting of Las Vegas serves as a contrast to the 2011 ASHRAE Winter Conference Technical Program's theme of zero-energy design.

The technical program, held in conjunction with AHR Expo in Las Vegas from January 29 through February 2, includes a range of programs and papers addressing the greening of the industrial base, the real cost of zero-energy design, the efficient use of energy and other topics related to design, standards, codes and professional skills. Additional sessions of interest include:
  • Controls for central chiller plant optimization.
  • Heat exchangers for net-zero design.
  • The smart grid and net zero buildings.
  • Energy modeling of existing buildings.
  • Modeling extreme events.
ASHRAE is again offering its virtual conference, which is free for paid conference registrants. The virtual conference allows attendees to view sessions they might not have been able to attend in person due to conflicting schedules. It includes access to all speakers' PowerPoint and audio presentations for a period following the conference.

The 2011 ASHRAE Winter Conference and will take place at the Las Vegas Hilton. For complete conference information, including abstracts on all technical program sessions, or to register, visit www.ashrae.org/lasvegas.

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