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December 5, 2022 - December 8, 2022

Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings
Abstract Due September 30, 2021

The Buildings XV Conference brings together product manufacturers, research organizations, academia, builders, designers, architects and consultants to discuss their work achievements, interest and awareness of buildings issues, and to provide solutions and insight into some of our major building envelope problems.

The conference is organized by ASHRAE along with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

“This conference draws heavily on the advanced technical knowledge of our global experts and takes place every three years, allowing time to develop new research and technology applications and to document findings,” says André Desjarlais, conference chair.


Call for Papers

The conference includes tracks focused on Principles (research and development), Practices (practical applications and case studies) and Residential (single and multifamily buildings). The conference steering committee is seeking papers focused on the development of high impact technologies and processes that are lifecycle cost effective and reduce energy use and environmental consequences, as well as case studies that are unique and new.

Paper topics include:

  • Advanced building construction practices
  • Air barriers and air leakage
  • Basements/below-grade construction
  • Building acoustics
  • Building envelope commissioning
  • Building envelope integrated technologies
  • Building/grid interaction
  • Building envelope retrofit
  • Building sustainability, passive survivability, and resilience
  • Cost performance optimization
  • Design tools
  • Dynamic and high-R windows
  • Energy storage including thermal mass and phase change materials
  • Fenestration and window attachments
  • Heat and moisture transfer in materials and assemblies
  • Heritage/historic buildings
  • HVAC-envelope integration
  • Innovative materials and systems
  • Insulation
  • Low energy buildings
  • Mass timber construction
  • Modular construction
  • Moisture management, durability, and service life
  • Monitoring, modeling, and simulation
  • Offsite manufacturing
  • Roofs, attics, and walls
  • Standards, codes, guidelines, and test procedure development
  • Weatherization
  • Whole building performance

Residential Track (Includes Single & MultiFamily Buildings):

  • Indoor environmental quality
    • Air cleaning
    • Daylighting
    • Emissions from building materials
    • Kitchen Exhaust
    • Overheating
    • Ventilation
    • Visual and thermal comfort
  • Sustainability certification programs
  • Smart buildings
  • Urban heat islands an urban physics

For More Information as well as Abstract submissions, please visit Buildings XV Conference Website.


Upcoming Deadlines

September 30, 2021: Abstracts Due
November 8, 2021: Notifications on abstract submissions sent
April 1, 2022: Papers of accepted abstracts due



December 5, 2022
December 8, 2022
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