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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.

A call for abstracts (300 words in length) is now open. The deadline to submit an abstract is October 15, 2023. If accepted, papers will be due February 15, 2024. Authors of accepted papers are responsible for travel and registration. Hotel accomodations are free for authors presenting papers.

Papers are 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

Submit an Abstract

  • Important Dates

    • Call for Papers Opens: May 20, 2023
    • Abstract Submissions (300 words) Due: October 15, 2023
    • Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts: October 30, 2023
    • Submission of Complete Manuscript: February 15, 2024
  • 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 web site and recognition during the conference. A summary of the specific benefits of each sponsorship level is included. If you have questions or are interesting 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
    Kamel Ghali, American University of Beirut
    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
  • Conference Support Staff

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