ASHRAE Shaping Tomorrow’s Built Environment Today
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Feature Articles Winter 2017
AHR Expo Preview
The 2017 AHR Expo in Las Vegas promises to be one of the largest gatherings of building professionals ever gathered in the U.S. This special feature examines trends and hot products offered for high-performing buildings of interest to architects, engineers and managers. Copies of the Winter issue will be offered at the ASHRAE Winter Conference, held concurrently with AHR Expo, at Caesar’s Palace, along with distribution at the ASHRAE booth and publications bin at the Las Vegas Convention center.
Sustainable Features
  • Lighting
  • Water Conservation
  • High-Efficiency HVAC&R Systems
  • Alternative Energy Products
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Building Automation Systems

Efficient Housing for At-Risk Population: Rene Cazenave Apartments
A gateway building to the future new neighborhood of market-rate high-rises and affordable mid-rises, Rene Cazenave Apartments provides economically at-risk residents with affordable and accessible mini-studio apartments coupled with social, educational and medical facilities. Key strategies included reducing long term energy use and costs, creating healthy living environments, and maximizing seismic resilience. Design innovations such as a solar canopy and resilient post-tensioned shear walls contributed toward meeting these goals. 
Sustainable Features
  • Solar Canopy
  • Seismic Resiliency with Lateral Movement
  • 96% Daylighting in Daylight Hours
  • Operable Windows
  • Solar Hot Water Panels
© Tim Griffith

From Church to School: Repurposing & Adapting
With increasing need for classrooms, this article explains how a West Seattle church was reimagined for a 55,000 square-foot school for kindergartners through eighth-graders. Along with designing a second-story classroom suite within the 45-foot church nave, the school includes efficiency improvements to consume only 19 kBtu/SF annually, a 40% reduction from typical schools of this size.
Sustainable Features
  • Energy Monitoring System
  • Building Envelope
  • LED Lighting
  • HVAC
photo credit: Patrick Sand

Saving Water Key to Sustainable Buildings
Federal buildings accrue $500,000 to $1 million in water expenses each year, according to the National Institute of Building Sciences. Increasingly, the demand for water outpaces supply due to global climate change and the increasing application of water for heating, cooling, landscaping and human consumption. This article explains how water conservation is a cornerstone of high-performance buildings and best practices for water usage.
Sustainable Features
  • Geothermal Cooling & Heating
  • Landscaping
  • Boilers
  • Cisterns
  • Hydronic Systems
Bonus Circulation: In addition to the 70,000+ qualified readers of HPB, the issue will be included in an email blast to 83,000 readers about products and solutions within the issue.
Bonus Circulation: HPB Winter will be distributed at Caesar’s Palace, site of the ASHRAE Winter Conference as well as at AHR Expo.

If you are unsure of whom to reach or need assistance regarding any of opportunities listed here, contact Greg Martin, Associate Publisher, ASHRAE Media Advertising, at, or Vanessa Johnson, Advertising Operations and Production Coordinator, at
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