ASHRAE announced it is seeking papers for the group’s 2015 annual conference June 27-July 1 in Atlanta.

Conference chair David Claridge said the 2015 event will focus on design, construction and operation of high-performance buildings.

“Four of the nine tracks in the conference focus on advance design guidance, modeling, operation and optimization, and indoor air quality, which are key aspects of high-performance buildings. (There also is) one track that explicitly considers measured results and other aspects of high-performance buildings,” he said.

Conference paper abstracts are due Sept. 22. Once accepted, papers will be due Jan. 5, 2015, and will undergo a single-blind review. Full technical papers are due Sept. 22 as well and must be both technically accurate and clearly written. Technical papers undergo a double-blind review and will be published in ASHRAE Transactions, the official record of research and technical information of permanent interest and archival value.

In other ASHRAE news, the group installed its latest officers and directors at its annual meeting held June 28-July 2 in Seattle.

ASHRAE’s new president is Thomas H. Phoenix, the principal and vice president of Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates in Greensboro, N.C. Phoenix’s presidential theme is “People, Passion, Performance.”

Other officers installed for a one-year term are T. David Underwood, P.E. (president-elect); Timothy G. Wentz (treasurer); and vice presidents Darryl K. Boyce, Charles “Chuck” E. Gulledge III, Bjarne W. Olesen and James J. Vallort.