ASHRAE has announced the date and location of its Energy Modeling Conference.

The event will take place Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Atlanta.

The conference, which has the slogan “Tools for designing high-performance buildings,” will focus on tools, processes and best practices. It will also build on past American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers energy conferences by addressing certain aspects of energy and building simulation, said conference chairman Dennis Knight. 

“The conference theme is ‘Making the Difference with Modeling: From Concept to Facility Management,’ and broadly covers modeling from start to finish through high-quality case study presentations,” he said.

ASHRAE is looking for presenters who can speak specifically about the use of modeling to design, construct, commission, operate and maintain new and existing buildings to improve energy performance and indoor environmental quality while reducing costs. Presentations on HVAC load analysis; day lighting; water use; computational fluid dynamics; building information modeling integration; indoor air quality; ventilation; humidity control; envelope optimization; whole-building simulation; energy analysis; code compliance; building performance rating system analysis; utility rebates; incentive programs; renewable energy systems; performance assessment (modeled versus actual performance); sensitivity and risk analysis; and modeling workflow are especially welcome.

Presenters are also asked to highlight the economic benefits for owners, designers and facility managers for using energy models and building simulations.

To submit a presentation application, visit www.ashrae.org/EMC2015. Requirements for the submission include a 300- to 500-word abstract, 100-word promotional abstract and other information indicated on the website.