ASHRAE Seeks Practitioners, Designers for 2017 Building Performance Conference Activities

ATLANTA, Ga. – ASHRAE is seeking presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference, as well as teams for its annual LowDown Showdown modeling competition.

The ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference takes place Sept. 27-29. The modeling competition is part of that event.

“This conference engages the design aspect of modeling and simulation,” Dennis Knight, conference chair, said. “Our goal is to serve practitioners with the most up-to-date best practices, workflows and processes required to plan, design, construct and operate high-performing, low-energy consuming, environmentally responsive and responsible, safe, secure and healthy buildings for human occupancy.”

A call for presenters is open for presentations that address topics of interest to practitioners, modelers and designers.

Also, the ASHRAE LowDown Showdown modeling competition returns for its third year. Participants will model an existing building that includes both office space and climate controlled archival warehouse space.

The 2017 competition features two changes: it is now a competition vs. a challenge, and conference attendees can form their own teams to retrofit an existing building.

For more information, to submit a presentation proposal or sign up for the modeling competition, visit



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Posted February 2, 2017

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