ASHRAE, along with HVAC&R, architecture, interior design and building construction industry colleagues from around the world, will host the seventh International HVAC Cold Climate Conference, Nov. 12-14, 2012, in Calgary, Alberta
Cold Climate HVAC 2012 will provide key elements of a strategy by which scientists, designers, engineers, manufacturers and other decision makers in cold climate regions can achieve good indoor environmental quality (IEQ), with a minimum use of resources and energy.
The range of topics includes energy and sustainability in arctic environments; building technology for people in the arctic; indoor environment and health; challenges for remote areas; cold climate building envelopes and moisture management; HVAC system operation and maintenance; and cold climate standards, codes, regulations and requirements.
The planning committee seeks papers featuring innovations in cold climate HVAC design. This includes new technologies and applications; improved methodologies, improvements to computational models or other design tools; novel methods of management, organization or quality assurance; and novel avenues of research or revised conceptual frameworks for designers.
The Scandinavian Federation of Heating, Ventilation and Sanitary Engineering Associations (SCANVAC) initiated the series of Cold Climate HVAC Conferences. The six previous conferences have been successfully organized in Rovaniemi, Finland in 1994; Reykjavik, Iceland in 1997; Sapporo, Japan in 2000; Trondheim, Norway in 2003; Moscow, Russia in 2006; and Sisimiut, Greenland in 2009.
The series of congresses have earlier been supported by national HVAC societies, the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition Associations (RHEVA) and ASHRAE.