The Mechanical Engineering Department of American University of Beirut in collaboration with ASHRAE and the Munib and Angela Masri Institute of Energy and Natural Resources organized the first international efficient building design conference and exhibition in Lebanon, held at AUB on October 2-3, 2014. During this event, the latest research and advanced technologies in efficient building design were presented to more than 150 participants from 15 countries.
The event was consisted of 2 parts both running in parallel: the conference and the exhibition. During the conference, several presentations and thoughts were discussed on new concepts and advances in HVAC industry. In total 40 presentations and technical papers on alternative energy use in buildings, indoor air quality, solar energy in building systems, and other energy conservation strategies were given during the 2 days of the event.
In addition, an exhibition was held on October 2 and 3, 2014, at West Hall Common Room, where Lebanese institutions, industries and consultancies that work with energy efficiency brought their participation.
The exhibition contributors were: AWAL Gulf Manufacturing Co.; Dar Al-Handasah (Shair & Partners), UNIC Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Majdalani Engineering and Trading & CLIMAVENETA Sustainable Comfort, Acrefine Engineering, Khatib and Alami; N. Hermes & Co., and Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation - MED-DESIRE.
Being the Lebanese Partner of MED-DESIRE project, LCEC had a booth that further introduced the Lebanese energy society to the concept and objectives of the project. Throughout the 2 days of the event, the LCEC team achieved to participate in the different activities and shared its success stories on all the levels be in the conference room or the exhibition.
At the booth were available MED-DESIRE brochures in English and Arabic that were handed out to all the visitors interested in the project. International and EU projects, energy experts, academics and students passed by the booth and were all introduced the MED-DESIRE project, its activities, projects and objectives. All in all, around 200 brochures were distributed and several engineering students showed their interest in this project.