From 21st to 22nd September, 2011
The 10th CRC in Abu Dhabi was held courtesy of the Falcon Chapter who graciously agreed to host it in a short notcie as the CRC in Beirut which everyone was looking forward to was cancelled due to security concerns. Nevertheless the Falcon Chapter and Dr. Alaa rose to the challenge and arranged a wonderful CRC which included a joint ASHRAE/UNEP Engineering Conference, CRC and Student Gathering.
This CRC was graced by the presence of Society President Ron Jarnagin, Presidential Member 2003-2004 Richard Rooley , VP Costas Balaras, DAL Samir Traboulsi, ARC Walid Chakroun, ASHRAE Director Technologies Claire Ramspeak, Manager RP Patricia Adelman and First DRC RAL David Arnold.
In all, 161 ASHRAE members, consisting of Society officers, Regional officers, Chapter Delegates and Alternates, and ten student delegates, attended this greatly successful CRC.
The Technical seminar, titled “Sustainability beyond Certification” was a huge success with 18 speakers spread over two days and under patronage of H.E Minister of Environment and Water.
The Social Events were equally impressive. A Dhow cruise was arranged one day and a dinner in a rotating restaurant with rooftop views of Abu Dhabi next, including a visit to the SHK. Zayed Grand Mosque.