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ASHRAE International Building Decarbonization Conference 2024

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ASHRAE International Building Decarbonization Conference 2024

April 17-19, 2024

Madrid, Spain

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The ASHRAE International Building Decarbonization Conference 2024 is a must-attend event for all stakeholders in the built environment industry who are passionate about reducing carbon emissions from buildings and infrastructure.

This 3rd ASHRAE topical conference provides a unique opportunity for professionals to share information, exchange ideas and collaborate on the design, construction, ownership and operation of facilities that have a minimal or neutral impact on the environment in terms of carbon footprint. Our primary objective is to enrich the knowledge base while fostering global collaborations in decarbonization efforts, ultimately leading to a sustainable future for our planet. Join us at this groundbreaking event and be a part of the solution towards a greener, more sustainable built environment.

This conference will take place April 17- 19, 2024 in Madrid, Spain.

  • Registration

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    Early Bird Registration: Ends February 23rd
    Member  $  495.00
    Non Member $  545.00
    Regular Registration: Starts February 24th Rate
    Member $  545.00
    Non Member $  595.00
    Other Registration:  Rate
    Speaker  $  350.00
    Student $  100.00
    One Day (Available Onsite Only, Does not include post conference access to session recordings) $  175.00
    Virtual Registration:  Rate
    OnDemand Access to Sessions Recordings $100.00
    Early Bird Registration (Ends February 23rd)
    OnDemand Access to Sessions Recordings $150.00
    Registration (Starts February 24th)
    OnDemand Access to Sessions Recordings $   25.00

    In-Person Attendees will receive the following:

    • On-site Access to Technical Program from April 17-19, 2024.
    • Interactive Conference App: ASHRAE 365.
    • Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening, April 16, 2024.
    • Networking Reception on Thursday evening, April 18, 2024.
    • Lunch and Coffee Breaks Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18.
    • Coffee Breaks on Friday, April 19.
    • 12-month access to ALL conference session recordings.
    • Breakfast is included with hotel reservation.

    Virtual Attendees will receive:

    • Interactive Conference App: ASHRAE 365
    • Access to all session recordings with 48hrs of in-person session for 12-months.
    • The ability to download all Conference Papers and Extended Abstracts as well as other conference materials.
  • Technical Programs

    The conference will address the following topics:

    • Policy and Standards
    • Case Studies and Practical Insights
    • Operational Carbon
    • Embodied Carbon
    • Smart Buildings-Grid-Cities
    • Refrigerants
    • Extreme Climate Considerations
    • Market Transformation
    • Large Infrastructure and Mission Critical Environments
    • Non-Commercial Facilities
    • User Roles
    • Renewable Energy
    • Commissioning
    • Certification and Continuous Education
    • Heat pumps (residential and non-residential, low-temp and high-temp, industrial)


Description automatically generated Upcoming Deadlines

    Deadline Date Deadline Details
    December 11, 2023   Paper Manuscript Due in PDF format (ready for printing)
    Janaury, 2024 Paper Review Complete; Conference Program Published

    Papers will undergo a single-blind peer review handled by two reviewers. The papers accepted and presented at the Conference will be published in e-Proceedings published by ASHRAE, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092, and will be submitted to citation and abstracting services.  All presentations by authors will be made onsite, in-person at the Conference (no virtual presentations).


  • ALI Course

    Date/Time:  April 16, 2024 – 12:00-15:00
    Course Fee:  Member $161 USD
    Non-Member $213 USD

    Registration is now open: Register now

    Course Description: Introduction to Building Decarbonization demystifies the primary sources of carbon emissions in buildings and explains the key drivers for decarbonization. The course focuses on the framework of decarbonization—including key definitions and distinct scopes that drive sustainable practices. Learn about ASHRAE's role in disseminating vital decarbonization insights, emphasizing the urgency of combatting climate change, and pinpointing any given building’s substantial contribution to energy-related carbon emissions. ASHRAE is actively engaging with international organizations to make the decarbonization technical tools, training, standards, and research available to a global audience.

    The course explores the complexities of building carbon emissions, including on-site combustion, construction-related sources, and refrigerant leakage. Other covered topics include the principles of building decarbonization, harmonizing occupant well-being, environmental stewardship, and the nature of direct and indirect emissions. The course concludes on the topic of sustainable building innovation—setting a foundation of best practices for a decarbonizing HVAC&R industry.

    Course Instructor: Dr. Drury B. Crawley, Ph.D., AIA, Fellow ASHRAE, BEMP is a Bentley Fellow and Director of Building Performance Research with Bentley Systems Inc., focusing on building performance, decarbonization, zero-energy buildings, sustainability, and smart cities. With more than 45 years of experience in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability, Dr. Crawley has worked in engineering software development, government research, and standards development organizations, as well as building design and energy consulting companies.

    Dr. Crawley is active in ASHRAE (Director-At-Large on ASHRAE Board, member of Task Force on Building Decarbonization, and member of multiple standards and technical committees). He was elevated to ASHRAE Fellow in 2009 and is also active in the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA President from 2020-2022, Fellow in 2012). He achieved ASHRAE BEMP certification in October 2012, and is the recipient of the ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award (2013), Service to ASHRAE Research Award (2012), Distinguished Service Award (2003), and Symposium Best Paper Award (1999) for “Which Weather Data Should You Use for Energy Simulations of Commercial Buildings?”


    Thank you to the following sponsors of the ASHRAE International Building Decarbonization Conference 2024​!


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    The conference organizers are pleased to offer several sponsorship opportunities to engage industry participation. All sponsors will have their company logo on the conference web site and recognition during the conference. A summary of the specific benefits of each sponsorship level is included. If you have questions or are interesting in being a sponsor, please contact Staci Loeffler sloeffler@ashrae.org.


  • Hotel & Travel

    The 2024 ASHRAE International Building Decarbonization Conference will be held at the Eurostars Suites Mirasierra located at Alfredo Marqueríe, 43, Madrid, 28034, Spain.

    ASHRAE has a block of rooms available at the negotiated group rate of 170 Euros per night includes tax.

    If you do not see the reduced group rate when searching for a hotel room, please make sure the Discount Code: ASHRAE is added to your search.

    Room reservations must be made by Monday, April 1, 2024 at 4pm CET, to guarantee availability and the negotiated room rate.

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  • Steering Committee

    • Marianna Vallejo, Jacobs, Conference Chair
    • Costas Balaras, National Observatory of Athens, Scientific Committee Chair
    • Andres Sepulveda, Commtech Commissioning Services, Region XIV Liaison
    • Tom Lawrence, University of Georgia
    • Alkis Triantafyllopoulos, Menerga
    • Bing Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    • Ongun Berk Kazanci, Technical University of Denmark, ICIEE4
    • Joseph Firrantello, McKinstry
    • Ghina Annan, Stantec
    • Eduardo Maldonado, Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
    • Ginger Scoggins, Engineered Designs Inc, ASHRAE President
    • Craig Bradshaw, Oklahoma State University, CEC Representative
  • Conference Paper Reviewers

    Conference Reviewers:

    First Name Last Name AFFILIATIONS
    Mizuho Akimoto Waseda University
    Aleksandar Andjelkovic University of Novi Sad
    Harry Bergmann U.S. Department of Energy 
    Mariya Petrova Bivolarova Technical University of Denmark
    Bratislav Blagojevic Univ. of Nis, Serbia
    Deagos-loan Bogatu Technical University of Denmark
    Kim Cheslak Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Tomasz Cholewa Lublin University of Technology
    Doug Cochrane Independent Consultant
    Donald Colliver University of Kentucky
    Amy  Costello Armstrong World Industries
    Elena Dascalaki Institute for Environmental Research & Sustainable Development, NOA
    Bill Dean National Research Council of Canada
    Shivraj Dhaka Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)
    Popi Droutsa NOA
    Mahroo Efthekhari Loughborough University
    Blake Ellis Burns & McDonnell
    Nora Esram American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy 
    Glenn Friedman Taylor Engineers
    Art Giesler PermAlert ESP
    Supriya Goel Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
    Ignacio Gómez-Cornejo Managing Director Nexitic
    Helder Gonçalves VP LNEG 
    Gary Heikkinen    Energy Consultant
    Ethan Heil University of Virginia
    Kate Hickcox Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
    Adam Hinge Sustainable Energy Partnerships 
    Jaap Hogeling Standards NL and CEN
    Ljubomir Jankovic Director Zero Carbon Lab, Univ Hertfordshire, UK 
    Luke Leung Principal of the Sustainability Engineering Studio for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP
    J. Owen  Lewis University College Dublin
    David  Lima 
    Dunstan Macauley Setty and Associates
    Avi Menashe A.M.International Consulting Engineers
    Andrea Mengual Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Kevin Mercer Rheem Company
    Clay  Nesler Nesler Group
    George Pantelidis    Energy Service Company
    Bert  Phillips UNIES Ltd
    Aniruddh Roy Energy Solutions
    Stet Sanborn SmithGroup
    Karma Sawyer Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
    Mar Serna ACIX COO
    Kan Shindo Waseda University
    Jun Shinoda Technical University of Denmark
    Alkis Triantafyllopoulos Menerga Energiesysteme GmbH
    David  Underwood  
    Fernando Varela ETSII UNED
    Amanda Webb University of Cincinnati