Although the event almost a year away, ASHRAE is already looking for submissions for its 2014 annual conference. 

Most of the topics for the 2014 event, which will take place June 28 to July 2 in Seattle, will be broken down along “tracks,” officials with the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers said. Abstracts were due Sept. 23. Accepted papers are due Jan. 9, 2014. 

The “Indoor environment: health, comfort and productivity track,” will combine outdoor air issues with climate change and energy efficiency. The “Ground source heat pumps state of the art: design, performance and research track” will feature research geared toward ensuring such systems run smoothly. 

The “Refrigeration track” will highlight research in cryogenics and refrigerant applications. A “Standards, guidelines and codes” track will cover society regulations and European versions. The “Installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance of existing buildings track” will focus on process improvements. 

Details and full submission guidelines are at www.ashrae.org/seattle