The new ASHRAE UK Midlands Section was officially inaugurated on May 26th at Loughborough University by Past President Professor Bill Bahnfleth, who installed Professor Dennis Loveday as its first President.

ASHRAE News on forthcoming Conference on Saving Energy, Encouraging Sustainability at Madrid CRC 2014

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International  Engineering Organization Hosts Conference on Saving Energy, Encouraging Sustainability

MADRID – When it comes to conserving energy, many people think that transportation is the most energy-guzzling sector, but it’s not. Buildings are.

Accounting for 40 percent of energy use, buildings represent a significant potential for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, according to ASHRAE.

ASHRAE, a leader in energy efficiency technology in the building industry, is an international not-for-profit association organized so that engineers exchange technical information to improve the quality of life. The work of ASHRAE’s 50,000-plus worldwide members keeps indoor environments comfortable and productive, delivers healthy food to consumers and preserves the outdoor environment.

“The technical guidance developed by ASHRAE in regard to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration improves the quality of life for people around the world,” CRC chair Enrique Yotti said. “It touches every part of our day-to-day existence. ASHRAE is truly engineering the world we live in.”

Some 140 ASHRAE members will travel to Madrid, Sept. 19-21, for an annual meeting of chapters in Society’s Region-at-Large, which covers the Middle East, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Africa and Europe. This information allows heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) engineers to design and operate buildings, systems and equipment that are energy efficient and ensure safe, productive and healthy indoor environments. Such buildings are referred to as sustainable or green buildings in the industry. The conference takes place at hotel Meliá Avenida de América.

For more information and registration please  refer to the CRC web

Highlights include comments from 2014-25 ASHRAE President Tom Phoenix, who has expertise in energy efficient buildings.  This is the first time the event has been held in Madrid, Spain. The conference gathers more than 110 delegates, executive officers and engineers from the 21 countries represented by chapters and sections as well as individual members of ASHRAE Region-At-Large.

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Inaugural ceremony of Student Chapter, Hitec University at Taxila Pakistan

ASHRAE HITEC University Student Branch organized its officer’s installation ceremony on 6th of March 2014 at HITEC University Taxila, Pakistan. Mr. Ather N. Siddiqui, Student Activities Chair, ASHRAE Northern Pakistan Chapter was the chief guest for the ceremony. Mr. Mohammad Riaz Baig, secretary, ASHRAE Northern Pakistan chapter was also invited to the ceremony as a guest.

A large number of students and faculty members of HITEC University attended the installation ceremony. Student branch officers managed to host a good level of audience after intense publicity in university through ASHRAE Charts, posters, banners and awareness campaigns. Mr. Mohammad Riaz Baig delivered an ASHRAE Presentation highlighting student membership benefits. His presentation was helpful for motivating students to join ASHRAE. He also highlighted the research support and student design competitions of ASHRAE. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ehtsham has been appointed as student branch advisor at HITEC University Taxila.

Mr. Ather N. Siddiqui took oath from student branch officers for their responsibilities for year 2014. The student branch officers are:

President: Mr. Muhammad Faran
Vice President: Mr. Noman Ali
Secretary: Mr. Haroon Tariq

Mr. Siddiqui presented ASHRAE Handbook manual to student branch advisor as a personal gift and two other faculty members were presented with building codes of Pakistan developed by PEC. Mr. Siddiqui also donated two plants to HITEC University as his personal contribution to maintain a green, clean and healthy environment at HITEC University.

International Conference,Beirut-Call for Papers.

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jscott@ashrae.orgPapers Sought for International Conference on Efficient Building DesignATLANTA – Papers are being sought for a conference focused on research in building design and system technologies for energy efficiency.Organized by ASHRAE, the American University of Beirut and the ASHRAE Lebanon Chapter, the International Conference on Efficient Building Design: Materials and HVAC Equipment Technologies, takes place Oct. 2-3, 2014, in Beirut, Lebanon.Abstracts (400 words in length) are due Jan. 6, 2014. If accepted, papers are due April 14, 2014. Authors of accepted papers are responsible for travel and registration. Hotel accommodations are free for authors presenting papers. Submittal information can be found at Conference presents the latest research and development to improve building designs and state-of-the-art technologies in building materials and systems. Reducing energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, implementing energy efficiency standards and introducing new equipment and technologies are areas seeking improvement in the Arab region, according to Nesreen Ghaddar, conference chair.“This conference will serve as a platform for presenting advanced research in these topics with the intent to make recommendations for decision makers to implement,” she said. “Specifically, direction is sought on what technology is optimal and can be adopted when phasing out HCFC refrigerants in equipment and systems in developing countries.”

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Sustainable Building Designs
  • Energy Efficiency Standards
  • Building Materials
  • Indoor Air Quality Systems
  • HVAC and Different Technologies
  • Solar Heating and Cooling for Built Environment
  • Systems for Cooling and Water Production for Hot Humid ClimatesASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at