ASHRAE 2nd International Conference and Showcase on Efficient Building Design—Materials and HVAC Equipment Technologies

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The 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Efficient Building Design—Materials and HVAC Equipment Technologies was held at the American University of Beirut on September 22 - 23, 2016. The conference, organized by ASHRAE, the ASHRAE Lebanese Chapter, the Munib and Angela Masri Institute of Energy and Natural Resources and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at American University of Beirut and spnosored by the Order of Engineeris and Architects, presented advanced research on the topics of better building design, particularly adapted to the Arab region and its hot, humid Gulf climate, and moderate, humid Mediterranean climate.​ Click here for the conference guide 

The conference featured five internationally renowned speakers who discussed the latest advances in the research and development of air-conditioning, clean energy, energy efficiency, and indoor environment.​ ​Click here for speaker biographies 

The conference included:
1. ​An opening ceremony hosted by:

  • Mouïn Hamzé, Secretary General, National Council for Scientific Research​ 
  • Dr. Muhamad Harajli, Interim Provost of the American University of Beirut​
  • Dr. Munib Masri, Founder of the Munib & Angela Institute for Energy and Natural Resources​
  • Dr. Nesreen Ghaddar, Conference Chair
  • Dr. Kamel Ghali, Chairperson of Mechanical Engineering at the American University of Beirut
  • Dr. Omar Masri, Masri Institute Advisory Council
  • Dr. Alan Shihadeh, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the American of Beirut
  • Dr. Walid Chakroun, ASHRAE, Member of the Executive and Scientific Committee
  • Mr. Saleh EL Zein, Lebanese ASHRAE Chapter
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2. Keynote sessions:
  • Building Energy Efficient Design, Construction and Operation Tools, Mr. David Underwood, ASHRAE Presedential Memeber
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  • Power Generation in the Transition towards Clean Energy, Dr. Ahmad Ghoniem, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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  • Microscale Heat and Mass Exchange to Enable Compact Vapor Compression and Absorption Heat Pumps,  Dr.  Srinivas Garimella, Georgia Tech
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  • Indoor Environment – Health Comfort and Productivity, Dr. Bjarne W. Olesen, Technical University of Denmark
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  • HFC phase-down under the Montreal Protocol – a unique opportunity to increase the energy efficiency of air-conditioning, Dr.  Cornelius Rhein, The European Comission 
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3. Technical Sessions: 
  •  Alternative Solutions for Energy Savings in Buildings 
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  •  Energy Conservation Strategies
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  • Energy Efficiency and Climate
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  • Alternative Solutions for Energy Savings in Buildings I
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  •  Indoor Air Quality
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  •  Indoor Environment – Health Comfort and Productivity
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  •  Modeling Simulation and Standards
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4. Industrial Sessions: 

  • State of the Art of National Environmental Standards by Shaza Soleiman Libnor
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  • Making the Right Choices - More Difficult than Before by James K Walters AHRI
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  • Refrigerants Update by Mutaz Yaghi Al Salem Johnson Controls Lebanon
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  •  AC Technologies to reduce direct and indirect green house gases emissions, by Michel Farah1280px-Logo_of_YouTube_(2015-2017).svg.png Click here to watch
  •  Lebanon structure of the HFCFs Phase by Mazen Hussein National Ozone Unit
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ISO16890 and Why ePM1 rated filters should replace F7 by Chris Ecob Camfil
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