Evolving occupant energy use and the changing world of structures are among the subjects to be explored at the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ High Performance Buildings Conference.

The third HPB event will take place April 7-8 at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

“The conference aims to help decision makers in the building community learn about the benefits of innovative solutions and energy-efficient design and operation,” said conference chairman Kent Peterson. “Through a comprehensive range of sessions, the conference will provide the building community with design and operational guidance to improve building performance.”

New subjects for this year’s event include building occupant behavior, indoor environment quality, technology and water efficiency.

Sessions scheduled include “The Next ‘Greenest’ Building: An Interactive Session,” “Measuring Up Building Performance” and “Market Valuation for Green.” Speakers include Gail Brager, associate director of the Center for the Built Environment at the University of California-Berkeley; Peter Rumsey of Rumsey Engineers Inc.; and Jerry Yudelson, author of The World’s Greenest Buildings: Promise vs. Performance in Sustainable Design.

For details, go to www.hpbmagazine.org/hpb2014