American Univesity of Beirut

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

​​​​​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, will take place November 20-21, 2022 at The American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

The objective of the conference is to present advanced research targeting human wellbeing and energy through design of safe, healthy, thermally comfortable, and resilient buildings at minimal energy costs. Moreover, papers are welcome on topics that encompass sustainable HVAC solutions that can combat global warming in arid and semi-arid regions and the influence of adoption of sustainable practices by various stakeholders on the investment in decarbonization of buildings.

The focus of the 5th ASHRAE Beirut Conference is on better building design and state of art technologies in building materials and systems will greatly reduce the energy consumption and hence reduce the emission in carbon dioxide. It is of interest to present at the conference papers on design, 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. Moreover, presentations on the latest developments of energy efficiency standards and other building codes including new refrigerants that are adapted to the warmer climates. 
Parallel to the conference, a number of courses will be facilitated and offered on site​ by the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI).

The conference schedule is as follows:

  • Call for Papers Opens: June 1, 2021
  • Abstract (300 words) Submissions Due: October 31,2021
  • Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts: November 15, 2021
  • Submission of Complete Manuscript: February 15, 2022
  • Paper Reviews Due: March 31, 2022
  • Final Paper Acceptance: June 15, 2022

To submit your paper, click here​!

The conference topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Sustainability in building design
  • Advancements in building materials
  • Environmental air quality and air quality standards
  • Air distribution systems for reducing cross contamination in occupied spaces.
  • HVAC technologies
  • Solar heating and cooling for built environment
  • Low and near zero energy 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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