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The Sixth International Conference on Efficient Building Design

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The Sixth International Conference on Efficient Building Design

Materials and HVAC Equipment Technologies

Beirut, Lebanon | October 3-4, 2024


The Sixth International Conference on Efficient Building Design, 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 the American University of Beirut, will be held on October 3-4, 2024 at The American University of Beirut (AUB), 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.

Papers were sought on the following topics:

  • 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 towards net-zero
  • Renewable energy for built environment
  • Low to zero energy buildings

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  • Important Dates

    • Abstract Submissions (300 words) Due: October 15, 2023
    • Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts: October 30, 2023
    • Submission of Complete Manuscript: February 15, 2024
  • Thank you to our Sponsors

    Thank You to Our Sponsors 


  • Sponsorship

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


  • Executive Organizing Committee

    Nesreen Ghaddar, Conference Chair, American University of Beirut
    Ayah Said, Manager, ASHRAE GTC
    Bassam Elassaad, ASHRAE Life Member and Past Regional Chair for Europe
    Nohad Boudani, ASHRAE
    Samir Traboulsi, American University of Beirut / ASHRAE Global Training Center
    Tony Giometti, Group Manager of Conferences, ASHRAE
    Walid Chakroun, Kuwait University
    Zaki Zaatari, President, Lebanese ASHRAE Chapter
    Anoop Peediayakkan, ASHRAE Conference & Exposition Committee
    Hassan Sultan, ASHRAE Qatar Oryx Chapter
  • Conference Support Staff

    Christopher Preyor, ASHRAE
    Staci Loeffler, ASHRAE
    Sandrine Assaad, American University of Beirut