Meeting/Event Information

ASHRAE Joint Meeting - Sustainability and Resilience

March 12, 2019
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
550 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451

Chonghui Liu (CL), PE, ECM, LEED AP

Team Leader, Energy Services

Popli Design Group


In the current utility and facility design and management landscape, sustainability and resilience goals, unpredictable natural and human-induced disasters (e.g. Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma within recent months), rising energy costs, and lean operation and maintenance (O&M) budgets present fundamental challenges in the way communities and campuses manage their energy and facility resources. This presentation covers two key industry focuses: sustainability and resilience from a mechanical/energy engineer’s perspective. Examples in different physical scales (community, campus, building, and equipment) will be presented to address sustainability and resilience in building mechanical design, energy assessment/planning, and commissioning practices.


Course Content

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Definition of sustainability and resilience
  • Industry guidelines in sustainability and resilience
  • Lessons learned from recent natural disasters
  • Examples of sustainability and resilience in different physical scales:
    • Community (microgrid, energy master planning)
    • Campus (energy master planning and assessment)
    • Building (energy assessment and mechanical design)
    • Equipment (mechanical design and commissioning)
  • Q&A


In the event that you must cancel your registration, please note that there will be a $10 cancellation fee deducted from your refund. Unfortunately, we are unable to process any refund for cancellations that occur within 72 hours of the beginning of the event. Please contact us at if you have any questions.


$57.00 Member Ticket
$47.00 Earlybird rate before March 5

$57.00 Non-Member Ticket