ASHRAE has released a comprehensive technical program for its 2024 Conference for Integrated Design, Construction & Operations (CIDCO), taking place June 24-26, 2024 in Indianapolis. Early bird registration is available through April 30. 

Rebranded from the former Building Performance Analysis Conference, CIDCO provides an in-depth look at existing tools and applied knowledge, as well as the study and introduction of new technologies including machine learning, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality to design, construct and operate buildings.

“This conference will present a holistic approach to building sustainability, merging design, construction, and operations to maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impact,” said conference chair John Bynum. “Conference attendees will learn how leveraging integrated analysis and digital practice management to make informed decisions throughout the building lifecycle, from conceptualization to operation.”

The two-day conference will include keynotes, seminars, panel discussions and debates from more than 60 presenters.
 Keynote sessions will feature presentations from ASHRAE Presidential Fellow Kent Peterson, P.E. and Vice President of P2S Inc. on Technology's Evolving Role in Advancing Decarbonization in Building Design, Construction and Operation and ASHRAE Member and President of Setty & Associates International Rajnish B. Setty on Data Driven Future for Integrated Design, Construction and Operations.

CIDCO will include these highly anticipated panel discussions:

  • ASHRAE HQ Project: Lessons Learned

Moderator: Ginger Scoggins, Engineered Designs Inc, Cary, North Carolina, 

Panelists: Stephanie Reiniche, ASHRAE, Peachtree Corners, Georgia, Stanton Stafford, PE, LEED Fellow, Member, Buro Happold, Atlanta and Darren Draper, PE, LEED AP, Epsten Group, Atlanta.

In this panel, former building committee chair and 2023-24 ASHRAE President Ginger Scoggins will moderate a discussion among project contributors on lessons learned from the renovation ASHRAE’s current net-zero energy-efficient global headquarters.

  • President's Roundtable on Workforce Development

Moderator: Dennis Knight, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Whole Building Systems, LLC, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

Panelists: Darryl Boyce, Carleton University, Kemptville, Canada, Luke C H Leung, PE, Fellow Member, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, CHICAGO, Luke Moylan, Pipefitters Local Union No. 533 and Martin Dieryckx, Fellow Member, Daikin Europe N.V., Torhout, Belgium

The panel will discuss the challenge of Workforce Development in the HVAC&R industry and how to compete with other tech-savvy industries to attract new workers, as well as engage and upskill the existing workforce.

  • The Importance of Optimizing Distributed Energy Resources in Grid Interactive Buildings for Carbon Neutrality

Moderator: Snowil Lopes

Panelists: Ramtin Hadidi, Miles Hunter Martschink Jr, P.E., Associate and Wayne Johnson, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, RMF Engineering, Clemson, South Carolina, Duke Energy

Panel participants will explore how commercial and institutional buildings would benefit from newer technologies in distributed energy resources such as small hydro/wind turbines, solar PV, batteries and on-premises recovery systems. 

The 2024 CIDCO Showdown (formerly the LowDown Showdown) offers the opportunity for teams to compete using BIM tools, processes and strategies to design, construct and operate a proposed model building. This year, teams will design a holistic mixed use, multilevel medium-sized office building in Indianapolis that purposefully considers all spatial, environmental and human factors. 
 CIDCO will be held in conjunction with the 2024 ASHRAE Annual Conference, June 23-26 in Indianapolis. All Annual Conference registrants have access to CIDCO conference sessions. 

For more information about CIDCO, including the full technical program and registration, visit