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Grassroots Government Advocacy News Updates: October 2017
Monday October 9, 2017


Thursday, October 5 is Energy Efficiency Day
 
Celebrate all of the benefits of energy efficiency with ASHRAE, which is an Organizational Participant in this effort. Energy Efficiency Day is a collaborative effort among regional and national organizations, businesses, utilities, and individuals working to promote energy efficiency.  Visit energyefficiencyday.org.

Update on Proposed Rollback of the Kentucky Commercial Energy Code

On September 21, a letter opposing rolling back the Kentucky Commercial Energy Code from the 2012 IECC to the 2009 IECC with 29 signatures of ASHRAE members from the Louisville and Bluegrass Chapters was delivered to Steve Milby, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction.  Mr. Milby stated that no decision regarding the proposed rollback had been made and that he would be making his recommendation on the minimum energy codes to the LRC as part of a larger recommendation regarding adoption the 2015 International Building Code.  He did not give a time table as to when he would be done reviewing adoption of the 2015 IBC.   Mr. Milby also expressed an interest in learning more about the 2015 IECC / ASHRAE Std. 90.1-2013.  ASHRAE is currently working with MEEA to coordinate getting a summary of the code changes and benefits of adoption of the 2015 IECC / ASHRAE Std. 90.1-2013 to the commissioner.

ASHRAE Sends Letter to Congress Urging Funding Support for Energy Efficiency Programs
 
On September 26, ASHRAE joined with 25 other organizations and businesses in signing a letter to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives urging them to support energy efficiency programs by providing clarity in funding bills and robust oversight in agency spending. Giving specificity in appropriations bills will help ensure that funds are spent in the way Congress intends, be it for technical assistance, research, development, demonstration or commercialization programs. Copies of these letters can be found here.
 
The State of Ohio Considers Sunsetting Licensing Boards

Ohio House Bill 289, Establish occupational regulation policy and review, would require the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors, among the other occupational licensing boards, to undergo a "sunset review" every five years. Jointly sponsored by Representative Ron Hood (R-Ashville) and Representative Robert McColley (R-Napoleon), House Bill 289 has been referred to the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee. Similar legislation or recommendations have been made in a number of states of the past few years. The Ohio Society of Professional Engineers has already issued a statement in opposition to this proposed legislation.
Click here to view the bill.

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October Chapter Meeting
   
 
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October Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, October 18
, 2017
11:30am-1:00pm
at the University Club

Topic: 
VRF vs Hydronics Applications

Speaker: Kyle Delpiano – Bell & Gossett


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Link will be sent upon request to those who register and pay in advance.
 

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