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Papers Sought for First International Conference on Energy, Indoor Environment in Hot Climates

Organized by ASHRAE, the Qatar Oryx Chapter and the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, the First International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates takes place Feb. 24-26, 2014, in Doha, Qatar. It is endorsed by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

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Abstracts (400 words in length) are due April 30, 2013. If accepted, papers are due May 15, 2013. Authors of accepted papers are responsible for travel and registration. Hotel accommodations are free for authors presenting papers. Submittal information can be found at

The Conference provides a forum for discussion of the latest research and development in the field of indoor environmental quality in high ambient temperature climates. 

Rising energy demand, costs and the associated environmental problems are causing increased emphasis on the design of energy efficient HVAC&R systems, according to Walid Chakroun, conference chair.

“This Conference sets the path for better understanding the integration of energy efficiency and indoor air quality in high ambient temperature regions,” he said. “The impact of low-energy design on occupant health in different building sectors, for both developed and developing economies, is the focus.”

Topics include but are not limited to:
•    Indoor Air Quality Systems
•    Lessons Learned from IAQ Systems in Developing Countries
•    Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Systems
•    Sustainability in Buildings
•    Energy and Sustainable Development
•    Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols
•    Renewable Energy Technologies
•    Indoor Environmental Pollution Sources
•    Air Cleaner Performance
•    Advances in Filter Materials
•    Low Emitting Materials for Better IAQ
•    Standards, Codes and Regulations

In addition, panel discussions are included with experts and decision makers where recommendations and ideas for research can be generated for better design and preserving healthy environments. Also, several keynote speeches will focus on different aspects of indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency. 

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.

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