ASHRAE Seeks Presentations for 2021 Building Performance Analysis Conference

ASHRAE has announced a call for presentations for the 2021 Building Performance Analysis Conference to be held September 22–24 in Denver. The theme for the conference is “Design and Operation for Resilient and Healthy Buildings.”

“The past year has brought forward new challenges for the design and operation of new and existing buildings, in particular challenges related to the health and well-being of occupants,” said John Bynum, Conference Chair. “Additionally, interest in embodied energy and operational emissions continues to grow across the industry due to regulatory and other drivers. This conference will provide an opportunity for building professionals across disciplines to share and learn about these topics and many others as we continue to work towards a better built environment.”

Building performance analysis professionals and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for individual presentations between 20 and 30 minutes in length or 90-minute panel or seminar sessions. Proposals can cover a broad range of topics addressing the needs of the building performance analysis community. Creative and interactive presentation formats are strongly encouraged.

The 2021 Building Performance Analysis Conference requests the following submission types:

  • Individual presentations on projects, research, or career/business development topics
  • Panels with three to four industry experts on a current topic of interest or team case study
  • Seminar sessions with a chair and one to four speakers on one of the topic areas

Topics include:

  • Modeling Advances
  • Cost Effective & Efficient Modeling for Design Support & Facilitation
  • Modeling for Greenhouse Gas Targets
  • Modeling for Embodied Energy
  • Modeling Existing Buildings
  • Occupant Behavior & Comfort
  • Occupant Health & Wellbeing
  • Passive Survivability & Resiliency
  • Innovations in Passive and Hybrid Heating and Cooling
  • Modeling for the Future
  • Urban Scale Modeling
  • Measurement and Verification
  • Intelligent Building Operations
  • Lighting and Daylighting
  • CFD Applications for Architectural Decision Making

The 7th ASHRAE LowDown Showdown Building Modeling Competition will also be held in conjunction with this conference. More details on the competition will be announced soon.

Presentation proposals will be accepted from February 8 through March 19, 2021. If accepted, presentations will be due August 6, 2021. For a full list of presentation topics and more information, visit

Source: ASHRAE

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