American University of Beirut

ASHRAE 5th International Hybrid Conference on Efficient Building Design—Materials and HVAC Equipment Technologies

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Fifth International ASHRAE Conference on Efficient Building Design in Beirut was presented in a hybrid format, offering both in-person and virtual options for participation for attendees, ensuring convenience, flexibility, and a greater audience engagement with experts and professionals delivering timely and useful industry content.​

The conference, organized by ASHRAE, the ASHRAE Lebanese Chapter, the Munib and Angela Masri Institute of Energy and Natural Resources, and the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at the American University of Beirut, took place October 20-21, 2022 at The American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

The focus of the 5th ASHRAE Beirut Conference was on better building design and state of art technologies in building materials and systems that will greatly reduce the energy consumption and hence reduce the emission in carbon dioxide. The conference presented the latest developments, designs, systems, and control strategies of low energy and near zero energy buildings and prospects of next-generation sustainable HVAC systems that are dependent on renewable energy sources.​

The conference featured 6 sessions with more than 25 presentations by local and international speakers over two days, as well as four keynote ​presentations from experts and professionals in the field. 

The conference also featured a special panel on decarbonization titled “Decarbonization of the Building Sector: Challenges/ Opportunities and the Climate​" with the participation of scientists, policy makers, and industrialists who exchanged the most recent approaches and focus on integrating aspects of transition towards zero net carbon buildings.

Parallel to the conference, two interactive online courses from the Global Training Center were offered in conjunction with ASHRAE’s topical conference:.

The Masri Institute is very proud to be associated with and sponsored by the following leading industries and organizations to help raise awareness about the conference and promote its mission: AHRIDAIKINJRAIA, and Refrigerants Australia​.
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Opening Ceremony

Keynote Sessions

Panel on Decarbonization

Decarbonization of Buildings - Challenges & Opportunities & the Climate

Technical Sessions


ession 1: Modeling, Thermal Storage, and Standards

Session 2: Sustainable Ventillation and Climates

Session 3: Building Facade

Session 4: Indoor Air Quality and Thermal Comfort

Session 5: Energy Conservation Strategies

Session 6: Renewable Energy and Applications in Buildings

Executive Organizing Committee

Ayah Said, Manager, ASHRAE GTC
Bassam Elassaad, ASHRAE Life Member and Past Regional Chair for Europe
Ghina Annan, Senior Sustainability Specialist, Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners)​
Hassan Sultan,  ASHRAE RAL Regional Lecturer and Advisory Committee Chair​
Kamel Ghali, American University of Beirut
Michel Abi Saab, Manager, Energy Services, Masdar
Nesreen Ghaddar, Conference Chair, American University of Beirut
Nohad Boudani, ASHRAE Conference & Exposition Committee
Samir Traboulsi, American University of Beirut / ASHRAE Global Training Center
Tony Giometti, Senior Manager of Conference Programs, ASHRAE
Walid Chakroun, Kuwait University
Wassim Abdallah, President, Lebanese ASHRAE Chapter
Conference Support Staff
Christopher Preyor, ASHRAE
Haley Booker-Lauridson, ASHRAE
Lizzy Seymour, ASHRAE
Marianna Vallejo, ASHRAE
Staci Loeffler, ASHRAE
Nathalie Daou, American University of Beirut
Sandrine Assaad, American University of Beirut


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