ASHRAE Seeks Practitioners and Designers for 2017 Building Performance Conference Activities

ATLANTA, January 20, 2017 – ASHRAE is seeking presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference as well as teams for its annual LowDown Showdown modeling competition.

The ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference takes place Sept. 27-29, 2017, in Atlanta, Ga. The modeling competition is part of that event.

“This conference engages the design aspect of modeling and simulation,” Dennis Knight, conference chair, said. “Our goal is to serve practitioners with the most up-to-date best practices, work flows and processes required to plan, design, construct and operate high performing, low energy consuming, environmentally responsive and responsible, safe, secure and healthy buildings for human occupancy.”

A call for presenters is now open for presentations that address topics of interest to practitioners, modelers and designers.

Also, the ASHRAE LowDown Showdown modeling competition returns for its third year. Participants will model an existing building that includes both office space and climate controlled archival warehouse space.

The 2017 competition features two changes: it is now a competition vs. a challenge, and conference attendees can now form their own teams to retrofit an existing building.

For more information about the conference, to submit a presentation proposal or sign up for the modeling competition, visit

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide 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.