Society announces location, theme for Developing Economies Conference
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is hosting its second Developing Economies Conference in Delhi, India.
“Developing economy countries are in many ways leapfrogging technologies while simultaneously handicapped due to inadequate education and regulations,” said conference chairman Ashish Rakheja. “At the same time, there is increasingly more new construction and demand on energy sources, and a corresponding demand for excellent technical information to cope with these demands.”
This year’s conference theme is titled “Trends, opportunities and challenges for the built environment in developing economics.” The event is scheduled for Nov. 10-11, 2017.
“This conference seeks to provide consulting engineers, building professionals and policymakers with guidance that will help them successfully meet the challenges in their countries,” Rakheja said. The society is also looking for conference presenters who can speak on topics such as technologies that are game changers in building design; solutions to challenges, such as outdoor and indoor air pollution, refrigerant phasedown, lack of trained manpower and expensive technologies; standards, measurement and rating standards being developed and adopted to bring a common language for built-environment evaluation; regulatory changes and direction affecting the building industry, such as energy codes; and evolving economic models and their impact on building planning and use.
For more information or to submit a presentation proposal, visit www.ashrae.org/developing2017.