ASHRAE Declares Delhi, India as Venue for the Upcoming Developing Economies Conference


The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recently made an announcement that its second Developing Economies Conference will be held on November 10 to 11 in Delhi, India.

The conference will be held with the theme, “Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges for the Built Environment in Developing Economies.”

According to a report from the HVACNews website, the upcoming conference will focus on the challenges that developing countries face in terms of infrastructure, urbanization, refrigerant phase down, and scarcity in trained manpower.

Conference Chair Ashnish Rakheja said, “Developing economy countries in many ways leapfrogging technologies while simultaneously handicapped due to inadequate education and regulations. At the same time, there is increasingly more new construction and demand on energy sources and a corresponding demand for excellent technical information to cope with these demands.”

The conference will also highlight the trends that have an impact on the built environment in developing economies and the opportunities and difficulties that come with these trends.

Rakheja further said, “This conference seeks to provide consulting engineers, building professionals and policymakers with guidance that will help them successfully meet the challenges in their countries.”

The presentations during the conference are directed to the following subjects:

* Technologies that are game changers in building design
* Solutions to challenges such as outdoor and indoor pollution, refrigerant phasedown, expensive technologies, and lack of trained manpower
* Standards, measurement, and rating standards being created and adopted to have a common language for built environment evaluation such as ASHRAE’s * Building EQ and local standards
* Regulatory changes and direction affecting the building industry
* Evolving economic models and their impact on building planning and use

The presentations in the conference will tackle the aspects of indoor air quality, comfort, energy efficiency, wellness, and environmental impact of establishments in developing economies related to the air-conditioning, heating, and ventilating systems for establishments.

ASHRAE, ASHRAE India Chapter, and the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) co-organized the event.

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