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  • 29 Jan 2021
  • Conference
  • Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE Seeks Presentations for 2021 Building Performance Analysis Conference

Karen Buckley Washington

ATLANTA (January 29, 2021) – ASHRAE has announced a call for presentations for the 2021 Building Performance Analysis Conference to be held September 22-24 in Denver, Colorado. The theme for the conference is “Design and Operation for Resilient and Healthy Buildings”.

“The past year has brought forward new challenges for the design and operation of new and existing buildings, in particular challenges related to the health and well-being of occupants,” said John Bynum, conference chair. “Additionally, interest in embodied energy and operational emissions continues to grow across the industry due to regulatory and other drivers. This conference will provide an opportunity for building professionals across disciplines to share and learn about these topics and many others as we continue to work towards a better built environment.”

Building performance analysis professionals and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for individual presentations between 20-30 minutes in length or 90 minute panel or seminar sessions. Proposals can cover a broad range of topics addressing the needs of the building performance analysis community. Creative and interactive presentation formats are strongly encouraged.

The 2021 Building Performance Analysis Conference requests the following submission types:

  • Individual presentations on projects, research or career/business development topics.
  • Panel with 3-4 industry experts on a current topic of interest or team case study.
  • Seminar session with a chair and 1-4 speakers on one of the topic areas.

Topics include:

  • Modeling Advances
  • Cost Effective & Efficient Modeling for Design Support & Facilitation
  • Modeling for Greenhouse Gas Targets
  • Modeling for Embodied Energy
  • Modeling Existing Buildings
  • Occupant Behavior & Comfort
  • Occupant Health & Wellbeing
  • Passive Survivability & Resiliency
  • Innovations in Passive and Hybrid Heating and Cooling
  • Modeling for the Future
  • Urban Scale Modeling
  • Measurement and Verification
  • Intelligent Building Operations
  • Lighting and Daylighting
  • CFD Applications for Architectural Decision Making

The 7th ASHRAE LowDown Showdown Building Modeling Competition will also be held in conjunction with this conference. More details on the competition will be announced soon.

Presentation proposals will be accepted from February 8 thru March 19, 2021. If accepted, presentations will be due August 6, 2021. For a full list of presentation topics and more information, visit


Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.

As an industry leader in research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries.

The Society is showcasing integrated building solutions and sustainability in action through the opening of the ASHRAE Global Headquarters building in metro-Atlanta, Georgia. The state-of-the-art, high-performing net-zero-energy efficient global headquarters building is a destination venue for industry representatives, visiting from around the world, who are looking to experience cutting-edge engineering and architectural interventions.

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