ASHRAE Issues Call for Abstracts for 2023 HVAC Cold Climate Conference

Abstracts are being accepted for the ASHRAE and SCANVAC HVAC Cold Climate Conference 2023, to be held March 6–8, 2023 in Anchorage, Alaska at the Marriott Anchorage Downtown. The conference will address unique challenges and solutions for climate change in cold and arctic communities.

Abstracts (300 words or less) should concisely present the problem statement, the novelty of the work, the methodology, the impact and applicability in cold climates and the findings. Abstract submissions are due June 13. If accepted, final conference papers (8-page maximum) are due Oct. 31. For more information, visit ashrae.org/2023hvaccoldclimate.

The conference seeks papers focused on the following topics and subtopics:

Innovation in Equipment and Application

  • Impacts of data centers bit coin mining on cold climates
  • Industrial energy and resource development
  • Utilities and infrastructure
  • District heating and cooling
  • Heat pumps/heat recovery

Sustainability and Resiliency

  • Smart buildings
  • Energy conservation
  • Thermal storage
  • Decarbonization
  • Overheating/climate models
  • Maintenance and operations

Building Environments

  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Critical environments/airborne virus transmission/cross contamination
  • Building envelope
  • Humidity impacts on building envelope
  • Occupant comfort
  • Residential, commercial, institutional, manufacturing
  • Healthcare, assisted living, senior residences, elder care homes, senior housing retirement homes
  • Digitalization and controls
  • Unique locations, underground spaces, walkways, shopping centers
  • Sports facilities

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