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Louisville ASHRAE Chapter Technical Session
 
*** REGISTER NOW ***

Louisville ASHRAE Chapter Technical Session

At Wildwood Country Club
 5000 Bardstown Road

April 24, 2017 from  8AM—11AM
(Coffee and donuts available at  7:30AM)

Cost:     $80    
($60 for ASHRAE members)
 
Solving Pumping and Coil Capacity Problems
Edward Dusch, PE

Three continuing education hours available for Professional Engineers and Kentucky State HVAC license holders.

Click Here for more information and to register 



2017 Annual ASHRAE Golf Scramble
 



April Chapter Meeting - ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
 
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April Chapter Meeting
ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
11:30am-1:00pm
at the University Club
 
Topic: Steps Toward Achieving Advanced Energy Performance in Existing Buildings
 
Speaker: 
Terry E. Townsend, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE
ASHRAE president 2006-07 



VEX Robotics World Championship: Judges and Volunteers Needed
 
VEX Robotics World Championship, April 19-25, Kentucky Exposition Center

JUDGES and VOLUNTEERS Needed!

Support STEM education and volunteer at the largest competitive robotics event taking place in Louisville, Kentucky April 19-25
Join our volunteer team, get inspired, and have fun!



February Chapter Meeting
 
*** Updated Information ***

February Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, February 15
, 2017
11:30am-1:00pm
at the University Club

To
pic:    Low Delta-T Syndrome in Hydronic Heating and Cooling Systems

Speaker:  Bob Walker, Belimo Americas

Click Here to Register

Remote viewing of the meeting will be available 
on the web via gotomeeting
Link will be sent upon request to those to register and pay in advance.



Energy-Saving Tips for the Heating Season
 
ASHRAE has put together a quick quide on saving energy during the heating season.

Follow the link below:



For more guidance and tips on saving energy and money, visit ashrae.org/consumer




Happy Holidays from ASHRAE Louisville
 
Happy Holidays from the Louisville ASHRAE Chapter!

We hope you have a great holiday season.


https://summithousing.org/news/happy-holidays/

Look out for new programs and events in 2017!


Some easy ways to become more involved with your local chapter. 
Register to receive news alerts
Attend a Meeting or Event
Invite Friends or Colleagues to join or attend the meetings



November Chapter Meeting
 
*** Reminder ***

November Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
11:30am-1:00pm
at the University Club

Topic

Boilers: Condense or not to Condense that is the real question

Speaker

Scott Kihnke
Sales Engineer for Stoermer-Anderson


 



October Chapter Meeting
 
*** REMINDER ***

October Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, October 19
, 2016
11:30am-1:00pm
at the University Club

Topic: 
Airborne Dust Collection Methods

Speaker: Jason Guelda - Luckett & Farley
Jason is a member of the ASHRAE TC 5.4. He is an author on the recently released ASHRAE Standard 199, “Method of Testing the Performance of Industrial Pulse Cleaned Dust Collectors”.
 



September Chapter Meeting
 
*** REMINDER ***

September Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, September 21st
, 2016
11:30am-1:00pm
at the University Club

Topic: 
An Introduction to Chilled Beams

Speaker: Matt Pemberton - Dadanco
Matt Pemberton is a Regional Manager for Dadanco.  Matt has over 10 years of experience in application engineering and sales management with a thorough knowledge in both chilled beam and DOAS systems.  Matt has spoken at many ASHRAE monthly meetings with topics ranging from DOAS systems, chilled beam design and implementing energy recovery wheels in critical duty applications.
 



August Chapter Meeting
 
*** REMINDER ***

First Chapter Meeting for the 2016-2017 Year!!!

 
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
11:30am-1:00pm
at the University Club
 
Topic: Smart Grid
Design thoughts for future proofing new facilities being built today.
 
Our presenter is Larry J Fisher
Member of the ASHRAE Board of Directors and Region VII Chair. 
Larry is responsible for 14 chapters and just completed the CRCP (Chapters Regional Conference Party) in Birmingham which several members of the Louisville Chapter attended. Larry regularly speaks at the Winter and Summer meetings. He has been asked again to speak in Las Vegas during the Winter meeting this January. Larry has been with ASHRAE for 33 years, a native of Louisville, married, retired from ECT Services and living the dream.  As Larry says, “Every day’s a Saturday”!

Larry will provide some updates on ASHRAE as a Society as well. 

Click here to register


Access Notes:
Wednesday is move-in day for students at UofL.
Attendees may encounter extra traffic.
Tell the people directing traffic you are coming to the University Club for an event.
There may be a delay in getting to the meeting on time.



ASHRAE Job Postings Page
 
The ASHRAE Job Postings page is free to all those looking for employment or employees.

ASHRAE Job Postings Page 



Example listing:

Job Title:  Mechanical Engineer - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ADVERTISEMENT OPEN: August 8, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Full Time - Permanent
Louisville, KY


To post a resume or job listing, email the webmaster info@louisvilleashrae.com
 




USGBC Kentucky: 1st ANNUAL MEETING & MEMBER AWARDS
 



ASHRAE Golf Scramble 2016
 



Louisville ASHRAE Meeting - March 2016
 
*** REMINDER ***

March Louisville ASHRAE Meeting
Wednesday March 30, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Alumni Center - UofL Belknap Campus
 
Topic :: Commissioning



Speaker :: James H. Remmers, PE



Click here to Register



YEA Networking Event: Words of Advice with Larry Fisher
 



ASHRAE Louisville + USGBC Kentucky Green Scene
 

ASHRAE Louisville is pleased to partner with USGBC Kentucky at the next Louisville Green Scene!


All are welcome for informal networking with USGBC Kentucky and ASHRAE Louisville Board members, volunteer leaders, Emerging Professionals, members and visitors. Come to discover:

  • How ASHRAE standards contribute to LEED certification
  • How sustainability is integral to the ASHRAE and USGBC missions
  • Upcoming education and other events
  • Opportunities to get involved in Chapter projects
  • What Emerging Professionals do and how to become involved
  • How to participate in Advocacy Day 2016 at the Capitol February 25
  • How to earn your LEED AP or LEED Green Associate credential
  • The nearly 500 LEED projects around Kentucky.

Enjoy networking in Kelley Construction's LEED Certified office building.

Guests do not have to be a member of either USGBC Kentucky or ASHRAE Louisville to join us.  All are welcome.

Simple appetizers will be available, plus cash bar.
 

 
For more information and to register, click the link below.

https://usgbc-ashrae.eventbrite.com

ASHRAE Calendar



January Louisville ASHRAE Meeting
 
January Louisville ASHRAE Meeting
Thursday January 21, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Univerist Club & Alumni Center - UofL Belknap Campus
 
Topic:: Fiber-reinforced polypropylene piping systems (PP-RCT)
 
 
Speaker::  Zak Schultz - North American Polypropylene Sales Manager for ISCO

Click here for more information and to register
 



2015 Christmas Party
 



Reminder - November Chapter Meeting
 
Registration is now closed 
 
We have met our maximum capacity for the event
Walk ups will not be accepted

  Thanks to all those that pre-registered


November Louisville ASHRAE Meeting
Wednesday November 18, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Alumni Center - UofL Belknap Campus
200 E Brandeis Ave
Louisville, KY 40208
 
Topic:: Water Source Heat Pumps
 
Presentation will detail advantages of approaching HVAC design using water source heat pumps. Speaker will touch on design strategies, when to choose WSHPs over other heating/cooling methods, as well as pumping approaches.

Speaker::  Lonnie Minarich
 
 Regional Manager for ClimateMaster water source heat pumps.
Previous position include Marketing manager, product manager and product engineer.  Prior to that ten years as Enercon (water Source Heat pumps) product manager for American Air Filter.
BSME from Rose Hulman College and MSBA from Indiana University.
 
 
 



Legionnaires' Disease Seminar posted by Environmental Safety Technologies
 
Legionnaires’ Disease 
The New ANSI/ASHRAE 188 Building Standard 
 
When:  
November 6, 2015 

Registration & Connental Breakfast:  
7:00AM‐7:50AM 

Seminar:  
8:00AM‐12:00PM 

Cost:  
$25 Per Person 

Where:  
IKORCC ‐ Carpenter & Millwright Union Hall 
1245 Durre Lane 
Louisville, KY 40213 



Website Job Postings
 
Website Job Postings

The ASHRAE Louisville Chapter Website has a job posting section that is free for both employees and employers to post resumes and job listings.

ASHRAE Jobs

Please email the webmaster at info@louisvilleashrae.com for items to post.



October Chapter Meeting
 
October Louisville ASHRAE Meeting
Wednesday October 14, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Alumni Center - UofL Belknap Campus
200 E Brandeis Ave
Louisville, KY 40208
 
Topic:: AHRI performance rating for dedicated outside air systems

AHRI Standard 920 document
What is the new standard and why was it created?
How to use the new rating values and why
ASHRAE 90.1-2016  energy standard
How has the standard been updated to address energy standards for 100% DX, DOAS systems
Updated to include minimum rating values for 100% Outdoor Air, DX systems.
Emphasizes off-peak conditions.
DX DOAS Equipment
How does AHRI 920 affect a dehumidifier
Why you should use ASHRAE 90.1 minimum efficiency values to rate dehumidifiers

Speaker::  Tim Saunders
 
 Midwest Regional Manager for Desert Aire Corporation, a manufacturer of pool dehumidifiers and dedicated outdoor air units.    Tim has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Missouri School of Science and Technology and has been working in the HVAC industry for (25) years.
 
 
 



September 2015 Chapter Meeting
 
REMINDER!!!

First Chapter Meeting of the 2015-2016 Year!!!


 
September Louisville ASHRAE Meeting
Wednesday September 23, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Medical Center Steam and Chilled Water Plan
235 Abraham Flexner Way
 
Topic:: Steam Plant Tours
 
Join us for plant tours of the Louisville Medical Center Steam Plant. Our local chapter member Tom Weber and several other employees at the plant have graciously offered to host us for this excellent opportunity. Learn about the plant operations, and see mechanical equipment in action.

Box lunches will be served.
The overall group size is limited to 30, so this is a first come first serve opportunity!

Please plan for a few extra minutes on the front end of your visit to allow for parking.



Obituary for Edward Witt Neel
 
One of our long time members passed away on August 8th.

Edward Witt Neel became a member in 1954, back when the society was called ASHVE.
He was a member for 60 years.


You may view his obituary here. 




Louisville ASHRAE Summer News
 
We hope you are having a fantastic summer!

Our new fiscal year began July 1st.
Let's make it our best year ever.


Chapter Officers for 2015-2016 are:
President – Dave Underwood
President Elect – Christine Gries
Treasurer - Mike Fisher
Secretary/Webmaster - James Troutman
YEA/Student – Corey Todd
CTTC – Jason Nichter
Research Promotion – Ben Gries

Other positions need volunteers!

Some easy ways to become more involved with your local chapter.

  • Register to receive news alerts
  • Attend a Meeting or Event
  • Invite Friends or Colleagues to join or attend the meetings



ASHRAE 2015 Annual Conference June 27-July 1 in Atlanta, Georgia
 
June 27–July 1 | Atlanta, Georgia |  
www.ashrae.org/atlanta
 

Join ASHRAE in its hometown of Atlanta! Take advantage of the opportunity to discuss and examine the latest topics in the building industry, such as high performing buildings and modeling, through the technical program; participate in technical tours; attend ASHRAE Learning Institute courses; sit for an ASHRAE certification exam; and earn professional development credits.

Conference Technical Program—includes the third annual Research Summit, which brings together researchers to present and discuss the latest research. Tracks focus on the design, construction and operation of high performance buildings, specifically advanced design guidance, modeling, operation and optimization, and indoor air quality. Laboratories, refrigeration, fundamentals, applications, systems and equipment round out the program.
Networking—share ideas and learn from fellow members from your hometown and around the world.

ASHRAE Learning Institute—choose from two full-day professional development seminars and seven half-day short courses to stay current on new HVAC&R technologies.

ASHRAE Certification—to gain a competitive edge, apply by June 9 to sit for an ASHRAE Certification exam.




Annual Golf Scramble - ASHRAE Louisville Chapter
 



 









 










 

 



ASHRAE Webcast 2015
 


















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April Louisville ASHRAE Meeting
 
*** REMINDER ***

April Louisville ASHRAE Meeting
Wednesday April 15, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Alumni Center - UofL Belknap Campus

 
Topic:: "Variable Refrigerant Flow Technology”

The history of VRF; a description of VRF technology (including air and water cooled heat pump and heat recovery systems). Presentation also discusses considerations for effectively applying VRF Systems. 

Speaker:: Gary Mitchell

Currently with LG Electronics Commercial Air Conditioning Division. Thirty plus years in HVAC Industry. Has worked directly for three major manufactures of VRF equipment. Ten years of experience in design and application of VRF systems.

REGISTER NOW



60th Anniversary Dinner Meeting
 



60th Anniversary Dinner Meeting

This Wednesday March 18th 6:30-9:00 pm
University of Louisville Alumni Club

Speaker: Maria Koetter - Louisville Sustainability Chair

Topic: City Government’s Sustainability Initiatives

Spouses and Guests welcome!

*** CASH BAR AVAILABLE ***




February 12 Chapter Meeting Reminder
 
February Louisville ASHRAE Meeting
 
Thursday February 12, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Alumni Center - UofL Belknap Campus
 
Topic :: Why Buildings Matter and the Role of ASHRAE 90.1

Speaker :: Chris Mathis
 




YEA Trivia Night
 



ASHRAE Winter Conference - Region VII Dinner
 
Save the date!  Chicago Sunday, January 25th  6:30pm!  Now taking reservations!!
 
If you are going to be in Chicago for the Winter meeting please consider attending the Region VII Regional Dinner on Sunday January 25th at 6:30pm. Details are attached. I see there are a lot of individuals participating in ASHRAE committees from Region VII that will be attending the Chicago meeting. Consider joining and meeting more of your hard working Region VII members for a fun evening.
 
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.
 
For more information and to register, contact
Larry Fisher, Region VII DRC
ECT Services
Cell:        (502) 819-2560
Email:     lfisherky@gmail.com



January Chapter Meeting
 
*** REMINDER ***

January Louisville ASHRAE Meeting

Wednesday January 21, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Alumni Center - UofL Belknap Campus
 

Topic :: The Importance of Effective Operating Room Ventilation Systems

Speaker :: Steve McNattin

Click Here to Register




Holiday Announcement posted by Louisville ASHRAE Chapter
 
Happy Holidays to all from the Louisville ASHRAE Chapter!

There will be no December Chapter Meeting

Next Meeting will be January 21, 2015
(more details to come)

Don't forget to register and make your plans to attend the 2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference
and AHR Show



ASHRAE 2014 HOLIDAY PARTY
 
ASHRAE 2014 HOLIDAY PARTY
 
Please join your fellow members for the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on:
 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Evan Williams – 528 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202
 
Come enjoy The Bourbon Experience Tour and Bourbon Tasting!!!



November Louisville ASHRAE Meeting
 
**Reminder**

November Louisville ASHRAE Meeting
Wednesday November 19, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Alumni Center - UofL Belknap Campus
 

Topic :: Peak Reduction Benefits through Energy Efficiency Programs

Speaker :: David Huff



October ASHRAE Society Meeting
 
**Reminder**
October Louisville ASHRAE Meeting

Wednesday October 22, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Alumni Center - UofL Belknap Campus
 

Topic :: HVAC Noise and Vibration Control

Speaker :: Mr. Mark Stephens
 



Pub Night for Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA)
 
Pub Night for Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
7:30 PM
at Molly Malone's - St. Matthews

 
Trivia Starts at 8:00 PM

All are Welcome!

Click here for details
 



Reminder: September ASHRAE Meeting
 
-- Reminder --
September Louisville ASHRAE Meeting
Thursday, September 18, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Alumni Center - UofL Belknap Campus
 
Topic :: Pool Room Dehumidification

Speaker :: Paul Stewart, DesertAire

Click here for details and registration.



Women Becoming Disillusioned, Leaving Engineering, Says Study
 
Women Becoming Disillusioned, Leaving Engineering, Says Study
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nearly 40% of women who earn engineering degrees quit the profession or never enter the field. For those who leave, poor workplace climates and mistreatment by managers and coworkers are common reasons, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention earlier this month. ...

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Our 60th Year!
 
Louisville ASHRAE
...our 60th year serving the industry!



Louisville Member, Bill Smith passed away
 



ASHRAE IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference Announces Preliminary Schedule
 
Student Scholarship Applications Due July 25
ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference Announces Preliminary Schedule

ATLANTA – A preliminary schedule has been announced for the 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, Sept. 10-12, 2014, Atlanta, Ga. The Conference merges the ASHRAE Energy Modeling and IBPSA-USA SimBuild Conferences. In addition, the schedule of pre-conference courses has been finalized, and applications are now being accepted for student scholarships to attend the event...

Click the link to read more.



New ASHRAE Officers
 
New ASHRAE officers have been announced.  And a special congratulations to one of our own, from the Louisville Chapter!  Larry Fisher has been elected to ASHRAE Region VII DRC!  Read more...



Region VII CRC in New Orleans
 
From the New Orleans Chapter ::





ASHRAE Region VII Members,
 
We want to cordially invite you to the Region VII ASHRAE CRC in New Orleans at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the Historic French Quarter.  We guarantee you that it will be an exciting and enjoyable conference like no other.  Not only will we handle the normal regional business of ASHRAE, Distinguished Lecturers for Continuing Education, Facility Tours of Regional Technology Award winners, and have training for the Chairs and Officers but consider it a vacation experience to bring your family.
 
The excitement begins with our Hospitality Suite on the Balconies overlooking Bourbon Street, to our Welcome Party at “Pat O’Brien’s”, and cocktail party at the “Court of Two Sisters”.  We will also have companion tours on the “Steamboat Natchez, and Tours of “Mardi Gras World” to keep you occupied.  Of course there is plenty of great shopping, eating, drinking, and culture to soak in.
 
To Register Go to www.ashraenola.com , Click “CRC”, and “Register Now”, and “Continue as Guest” to begin.
 
Also, for Guest Rooms at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for the $139/night rate, please use the Group Code “073113ASHR” or Mention “American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers”.  Click the link on the CRC registration page to be directed to the hotel or call 1-800-766-3782.
 
If you have any questions please email myself or Frank Schambach.  Or you can call me at 504-273-9609 or Frank at 504-577-6868
 
Thanks,
Michael Cooper
ASHRAE Region VII CRC Co – Chair
 



DOE Takes First Step in Updating National Reference Standard for Commercial Buildings to 90.1 2013
 

DOE Takes First Step in Updating National Reference Standard for Commercial Buildings to 90.1-2013

ATLANTA – Preliminary analysis from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shows that the ASHRAE/IES’s 2013 energy efficiency standard contains energy savings over the 2010 standard of 8.5 percent source energy and 7.6 site energy. This is the first step by the DOE in issuing a ruling that could establish the 2013 standard as the commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes.
In an announcement in the May 13 edition of “The Federal Register,” DOE attributes the greater energy savings to improvements in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, related to better lighting, fans, commercial refrigeration, boilers and controls.
The DOE is now receiving comments on the preliminary determination. More information can be found at http://www.energycodes.gov/regulations/determinations.
If the preliminary determination is finalized, then states would be required to update their codes to meet or exceed the 2013 standard. Currently, states must meet or exceed the 2010 standard, which serves as the commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes under the federal Energy Conservation and Production Act.
The DOE noted that the 2013 standard contains 52 positive impacts on energy efficiency that were incorporated into the analysis. These impacts included changes made through the public review process in which users of the standard comment and offer guidance on proposed requirements. Specifically the major positive impacts include:
  • Control requirements for lighting alternations
  • New requirements for individual fans
  • Reduction of energy usage for large boilers
  • Reduction of fan energy usage
  • New efficiency requirements for commercial refrigeration
  • More controls in more spaces and reduction of time to reduction or shut off of those controls
  • Reduction of lighting power density in most building types
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 50,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.



Louisville ASHRAE May 2014 Meeting
 
Louisville ASHRAE May Meeting
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
11:30 AM Start
UofL University Club on the Belknap Campus

Topic: Demand Control Ventilation Techniques

Speaker: Mike Fisher, ECT Services

Registration is closed.  You may still attend and pay at the meeting.



Bats Baseball Day for YEA
 
April YEA Event – Louisville Bats Game
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Game starts at 6:35pm, $1 beer promotion from 5:30-7:00pm


 
All members are welcome. Cost is $12.00 per person.  Cost includes 1 club level ticket and access to the Jack Daniel’s Lounge.

Email Christine.gries@kerr-greulich.com to RSVP.  The first 20 people to RSVP get a free ticket.  Thanks to Victaulic for sponsoring this event.





April ASHARE Meeting
 
Louisville ASHRAE April Meeting
Wednesday, April 2nd - 11:30
UofL Alumni Club

 

Topic :: Achieving Design Flow at all Terminal Units

Speaker :: Bart D. Decker, TA Hydronics

Registration is closed.  You may pay at the meeting.



ASHRAE JOINS NAHB AND ICC TO DEVELOP NEW NATIONAL GREEN BUILDING STANDARD



April Webcast
 
The tenth annual CTTC webcast,
“Buildings in Balance: IEQ and Energy Efficiency”

 
1-4 p.m. EDT on April 17, 2014.
 
The webcast presenters are James Bochat, LEED-AP, NEBB Cx, NEBB TAB, Tim McGinn, P.Eng, LEED®, and Jerry Sipes, Ph.D.,P.E.
 
The webcast program has been approved for continuing education credits by AIA and GBCI. Three Professional Development Hours (PDHs) credits or three AIA Learning Units (LUs) will be awarded to participants who complete the online Participant Reaction Form by May 2, 2014. Viewers unable to participate in the live webcast on April 17 may register to view the archived program available online via the Internet until May 2.
 
ECT Services has offered to host this year’s webcast and donate lunch.
 
Please arrive around 12:30 in order to grab a lunch and settle in before the webcast begins.
 
Please RSVP to kguy@ectservices.com




Bluegrass Seminar and Golf Outing
 
Click here to go to the Bluegrass website for details.



2014 Annual Meeting
 



ASHRAE Webcast Registration Is Open
 
ASHRAE Webcast Registration Opens March 17
                                                                                  

ATLANTA – Registration for the free 2014 ASHRAE Webcast, “Buildings in Balance: IEQ and Energy Efficiency,” is now open at  www.ashrae.org/ieqwebcast.
The webcast will broadcast live on April 17, 2014, from 1-4 p.m. EDT. 

“The webcast will identify the link between energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) through the integrated design process,” Andy Cochrane, chair of ASHRAE’s Chapter Technology Transfer Committee, which oversees the event, said. “Participants will be able to recognize the importance of the four cornerstones of IEQ and explain how system selection can benefit energy efficiency and IEQ.  The presenters will describe best practices for performance measurement protocols and explain the role of post occupancy evaluation in fine-tuning building performance.  Viewers will also learn about the common design, commissioning and operational pitfalls of IEQ.  ‘Buildings in Balance’ will describe how energy and efficiency can be achieved, without compromising IEQ.”
Webcast presenters are:
  • 2013-14 ASHRAE President William P. “Bill” Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, ASME Fellow, professor of Architectural Engineering , director of Indoor Environmental Center,  The Pennsylvania State University
  • James W. Bochat, president, Commissioning Concepts, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Tim McGinn, P.Eng., ASHRAE-Certified High Performance Building Design Professional, principal, DIALOG, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Jerry M. Sipes, Ph.D., P.E., vice president of engineering, Price Industries, Inc., Suwanee, Ga.
The IEQ Webcast has been approved for three Learning Units (LUs) by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and three Continuing Education Hours (CEs) by GBCI.  The state of New York also recognizes AIA course approval. 
Visit www.ashrae.org/ieqwebcast for more information on the Webcast and continuing education credits, as well as ASHRAE IEQ resources. 

Not able to view the live webcast? Be sure to register and take advantage of the free online archive. The archive allows viewers unlimited access to the webcast online until May 2, 2014. Registration is required to view the archived webcast.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.



March YEA Pub Night
 
March YEA Pub Night!
March 25th!
Click here for more details...





2014 ASHRAE Golf Outing
 
The deadline for reserving your foursome is Thursday, 5-8-14, at noon!
Contact Jason Nichter and register today!
jason@aecky.com


Click here for a link to save to your Outlook calendar.


 



ASHRAE March 2014 Meeting
 
March Louisville ASHRAE Meeting
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Alumni Center - UofL Belknap Campus
 
Topic :: Chiller Plant Design Fundamentals

Speaker :: Julian de Bullet, FAFCO, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer


Click here for details and registration.



YEA Pub Night
 



ASHRAE Meeting Jan/Feb 2014
 
Jan/Feb Louisville ASHRAE Meeting
Thursday, January 30th, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Alumni Center - UofL Belknap Campus

Topic :: Document Management and Discovery – How Documents and E-mails are Used in Litigation

Speaker :: Chris McDonald with Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Click here for details and registration.

 



ASHRAE January 2014 Meeting
 
January Louisville ASHRAE Meeting
***Today***
Thursday, January 9th, 2014

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Alumni Center - UofL Belknap Campus
Topic :: Whats your EUI?
Speaker :: Doug Zentz - Ferris State University
 
Registration is closed.  You may pay at the event.
Click here for details.





Louisville YEA Event
 



ASHRAE December Meeting
 
December Louisville ASHRAE Meeting

Friday, December 6th, 2013
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Alumni Center - UofL Belknap Campus
 
Topic :: Intro to VRV Use and Design 

Speaker :: Matt Rash, P.E. - Mitsubishi Electric
Matt serves in an applications engineering role for the Mitsubishi City Multi Product Line.  His engineering functions include training and application support for the City Mulit VRF product for the Mitsubishi Unites State “Central Zone”
 
Matt worked 2.5 years in Energy Engineering for Trane Commercial, and as a Mechanical Engineer for an A/E firm for 8 years.

Click here to register for the event.



ASHRAE 2013 Holiday Party
 
2013 ASHRAE Holiday Party Reminder

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
6:30 Cocktails & Glass Blowing
7:30 Dinner
The Foundry at Glassworks

 



Winter Meeting Region VII Dinner
 
Address change for the Region VII Dinner in New York...

***RSVP required***

 



ASHRAE Announces Technology Award Recipients
 
A special congratulations to Stephanie Febles, from the Bluegrass Chapter for her Technology Award...

ATLANTA – A net zero facility, a historic building, a cheese factory, a residence, a college building and an agriscience farm are being recognized by ASHRAE as innovative buildings.

The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design.  Their designs incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality. The awards communicate innovative systems design to other ASHRAE members and highlight technological achievements of ASHRAE to others around the world. Winning projects are selected from entries earning regional awards.

First place awards will be presented at the ASHRAE 2014 Winter Conference in New York, N.Y., Jan. 18-22, New York Hilton.
Following are summaries of the winning projects.
 
Packard Foundation Net Zero Energy Headquarters
Peter Rumsey, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, chief technology officer, Integral Group, Oakland, Calif., receives first place in the new commercial buildings category for the Packard Foundation Net Zero Energy Headquarters, Los Altos, Calif. 
Rumsey also receives the Award of Engineering Excellence, which is given to the most outstanding project receiving a first-place Technology Award. It has only been awarded three other times, in 2000, 2005 and 2012.
The 49,000-square-foot Packard Foundation Headquarters is described as an exemplary ultra-high performance building that is both leading by example and transforming the marketplace. Staying true to the Foundation’s prominence in funding conservation, science and environmental causes, the Foundation used its headquarters to demonstrate the full potential of the capabilities of integrated design, innovation in technology and replicable design. In its first year of occupancy it has already served over a thousand visitors in sustainable building education.
Highly efficient systems and an outstanding building envelope provides a reduction in energy demand by 46 percent compared with California Title 24 standards, while the remaining required power is offset with onsite power generation. The project water use goals are to achieve 40 percent water use reduction and implement the capture or infiltration of all rainwater.
The project has raised the bar, becoming the largest certified net zero energy building in the world to date. Success was found through a combination of innovative energy saving strategies, including a nighttime cooling tower with storage tank; a high efficiency air source heat pump boiler with storage; induction diffusers with chilled beams; and a low pressure drop design.
 
SIERR Building at McKinstry Station
David Budd, P.E., McKinstry, Seattle, Wash., receives first place in the existing commercial building category for the SIERR Building at McKinstry Station, Spokane, Wash. The owner is McKinstry.
Spokane’s Inland Empire Railroad (SIERR) Building was built in 1907 as an electric railroad car facility.  In the 1950s, the usage shifted to trucking. In October 2010, the facility, which consists of a series of long train car barns with high sloped roofs, was designated a national historical landmark. Today, the 68,000 square foot building serves as a commercial office building. The newly refurbished facility is one of a handful of high-performing historical buildings in the United States.
Dean Allen, the current owner, discovered the building while searching for a new office location. He fell in love with the building and was determined to restore it to its former grandeur. He also recognized the opportunity to demonstrate how to effectively preserve the nation’s building stock by combining innovation in energy efficiency with historic preservation with the belief that the most sustainable building is the one that you preserve.
Through collaboration with the National Park Service, the building is now a model project for many of the new recommended practices described in the recently released Secretary of the Interior’s “Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.”
Traditional systems design approaches were unable to meet historical preservation requirements and still achieve significant energy savings while creating an office space that was comfortable and unique. To meet these needs, the design team used the following innovative building systems: Hydronic ground source loop; office space/radiant floor system; server room heat recovery; dedicated outside air system; and common areas/constant volume heat pump systems.
 
Fromagerie des Basques
Gheorghe Mihalache, Ph.D., P.Eng., engineering director, Atis Technologies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, receives first place in the existing industrial facilities or processes category for Fromagerie des Basques, Trois-Pistoles, Quebec. The owner is Yves Pettigrew, general director, Fromagerie des Basques, Trois-Pistoles, Quebec.
The site Fromagerie des Basques is a family cheese factory founded in 1994. The annual milk transformation is around 3 million liters and the energy sources are oil #2 and electricity. In 2010, a mechanical project was developed to:
  • Change the heating and refrigeration of the site.
  • Construct a digester to produce biogas from the plant rejections (whey and white waters) and use the biogas in the production and buildings heating.
  • Treat the digester effluent to be able to correspond to the environmental standards permitting use of an absorption field.
  • Add ventilation (100 percent fresh air) in the cheese production area to ensure a positive pressure and correspond to Canadian Food Inspection Agency regulations.
  • Change the High Temperature Short Time to be able to preheat the milk in the pasteurization using the refrigeration heat reject.
  • Implement a control system performing survey of the mechanical system, automated control of main production processes, alarms handling and optimization of energy consumption.
One of the biggest concerns was the whey and white water treatment. The factory used to send the whey to a local pork farm but that facility closed and the municipality was unable to treat the entire organic reject. To continue the production, the owner had to invest in a treatment plant. Atis Technologies proposed construction of an anaerobic treatment plant to transform the organic charges of the effluent in biogas (a combination of methane and carbon dioxide) while also using the biogas to produce heat needed in the production.
An existing warehouse was transformed in a mechanical room for the heating, refrigeration and digester infrastructure, and a new building was constructed for the effluent post treatment. The digester conception was the first in the world using a simple head three phase separator, ensuring a uniform velocity which is an essential condition for digester efficiency and non contamination with annoying bacteria.
The vision of the project was to create proper conditions for the production respecting all sanitary regulations for ventilation, minimize all necessary energy for the production, use of proper temperature level for heating and cooling, separate the mechanical infrastructure from the production, make the site able to handle the effluent treatment by transforming it into a valuable combustible for the production. After functioning more than one year, the project attends its objectives.
 
Dageforde Residence
Darren Dageforde, P.E., director of utilities at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb., receives first place in the new residential category for the home he and his wife Karen designed and built in Blair, Neb.
The Dagefordes sought to create an extremely energy efficient home with minimal maintenance, low utility costs and at a reasonable budget. The resulting design was an air conditioner-less (no traditional air conditioner/furnace), walkout raised ranch home operating at an energy use density of a remarkable 5.24 kBTU/ft2-yr. 
The house design is an adaptation of traditional high performance commercial and residential systems incorporating some state of the art technologies and original design concepts.  The skeleton of the structure consists of insulated concrete form walls and concrete floors with a standard truss rafter system. A small solar array of 4.1KW of photovoltaic panels is installed on the roof. Environmental conditioning is provided by hydronic radiant heated and cooled floor slabs. The radiant system utilizes a large mass of the insulated concrete flooring deck system as a thermal storage mass to evenly and continuously distribute thermal energy to the occupied environment. The radiant heating system is driven from water-to-water heat pump connected to five closed loop geothermal wells as the heat source.
An original application geothermal tempered fresh air supply system provides humidity and carbon dioxide control for the home. Domestic hot water is generated by a water-to-water heat pump also served from the geothermal well system.  Through system integration “reject cooling” is recaptured from the domestic hot water heat pump for partially cooling the home in the summer time.  Any required additional cooling is derived directly from the geothermal well system.
During the summer of 2012, the hottest summer on record in Nebraska, a total of 93 kWhrs was measured at an actual direct energy cost of $3.70 to cool and air condition the house for the entire summer, a reduction of over 95 percent from an average regional house, not including the energy benefit of site generated energy.  The slightly milder summer of 2013 required a mere 90 kWhrs for home cooling.
Though greatly more efficient than a typical house, this home was constructed at a cost significantly less than market price for a comparable custom home thus demonstrating the Dagefordes’ goal that incredible energy efficiency does not have to be expensive!
 
300 Davis Street Building
Stephen Hamstra, P.E., ASHRAE-Certified High-Performance Building Design Professional, chief technology officer, Greensleeves, Findlay, Ohio, receives first place in the new educational facilities category for the 300 Davis Street Building. The owner is The University of Findlay, Ohio.
The University of Findlay is the largest private college in Northwest Ohio and has a student population of approximately 3,600. The Davis Building was completed in 2012 and provides an approximately 42,000 square feet addition of science classrooms and related spaces. The overall building includes 26 lab/classroom spaces plus additional offices, conference rooms and support spaces.
Among the innovations incorporated in the building:
  • A geothermal heat pump energy plant consisting of the magnetic-bearing chiller, pumps, variable speed drives and controls was factory-assembled at an ISO-9001 facility and shipped to the site in portions for site assembly. This significantly reduced construction and commissioning time as well as risk related to varying on-site conditions and quality control.
  • A control system using anticipatory predictive algorithms for the geothermal heat exchanger (GHX) seasonal and daily pre-conditioning to minimize energy use in lieu traditional “real-time” control that triggers closed-circuit cooling tower (CCCT) operation when the GHX temperature simply exceeds a setpoint. This means that the CCCT may operate during the night or during winter months to pre-condition the GHX for summer cooling and minimize summer daytime CCCT operation. Significant reductions in CCCT energy use and water use can be achieved by winter in lieu of summer operation due to lower ambient temperatures. The innovation is a control system that prevents excessive heat dumping in the winter.
  • The control system measures and “learns” the actual building load imposed on the GHX and adjusts the preconditioning algorithms in relation to this intelligent model.
  • Use of radiant cooling and active chilled beam sensible cooling via ground temperature water in lieu of chiller operation for much of the year.
If the cost premium for the installed system was assumed to be $2.50 per square foot vs. a conventional HVAC system, the simple payback based on the above analysis is less than 1.5 years. ($105,000 / $82,925 estimated annual savings = 1.27 years). The reduced energy use as noted above provides estimated emission reductions as follows: carbon dioxide reduction of 800+ tons per year; sulfur dioxide reduction of 12,000+ grams per year; and mono-nitrogen oxide reduction of 3,000+ grams per year. In addition, the project saw a reduction in water use for heat rejection and reduced cooling tower water chemical treatment by automatic wet or dry operation of the closed circuit cooling tower.
 
Locust Trace AgriScience Farm
Stephanie Febles, mechanical engineer, CMTA Consulting Engineers, Lexington, Ky., receives first place in the new educational facilities category for Locust Trace AgriScience Farm. The owner is Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, Ky.
Locust Trace AgriScience Farm in Lexington, Kentucky is an 82 acre, new vocational high school campus, consisting of a 43,000 square foot academic building, a 3,500 square foot greenhouse and a 21,500 square foot arena building. The school system decided to approach “net zero site consumed vs. site produced,” which means that the building will produce as much energy as it consumes at the building site.
The building also boasts a 168 panel evacuated tube solar thermal array that is utilized to offset the entire building heating load, that when designed, was the third largest system in North America. The solar thermal array is capable of one million BTUs of peak generation and generates hot water for duct-mounted hot water coils, fin tube radiant heaters, and the energy recovery wheel hot water coil. On a cool cloudy day, geothermal water to water heat pumps back up the solar thermal system.
There is a plug load controls system installed throughout the building. Almost every receptacle in the building is swept off at night. Specific receptacles remain on due to the fact that they are lighting for incubators or filters for aquariums. The teachers can override both the lighting and the receptacles in the spaces for two hour intervals.
Another interesting innovation was inclusion of a web-based system with a touch screen system located in the front lobby. The occupants of Locust Trace believe that the best way to change the behavior of building occupants is to let them take ownership of how the building is being utilized. The energy usage and several other building vitals are displayed for the students, faculty and the district. Part of every elementary, middle and high school curriculum is an energy module. This information, being web based, allows teachers district wide to incorporate this information into their teaching lessons.
The energy saved comparing the ASHRAE/IES energy standard 90.1 model to the actual energy usage saved 163 metric tons of carbon dioxide. This is the equivalent energy required to power 24.4 homes for one year, carbon sequestered by 134 acres of U.S. forests and greenhouse gas emissions from 34 passenger vehicles for one full year.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.



ASHRAE Joins Effort to Promote Better Prepared Workforce
 
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has accepted an invitation from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to join an effort that will improve building performance through a better prepared workforce. The goal is to advance the skill sets of engineers and other professionals involved in building design, operation and commissioning.

Under DOE leadership, a Board of Advisors has been created for the Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council (CWCC). This Board will be led by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) with the participation of ASHRAE and other credentialing and professional development organizations. They will work to establish a set of voluntary national guidelines to improve the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce credentials.

The Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines will reduce the confusion and uncertainty around workforce credentialing; lower costs; and support better credentials, better workers and better buildings. The Guidelines will set an industry-validated Job Task Analysis (JTA) for each job title, as well as certification schemes (blueprints) and learning objectives for training programs.
Initially the Guidelines will address commercial building workforce training and certification programs for five key energy-related jobs: energy auditor, commissioning professional, building/operations professional, facility manager and energy manager.
Three of ASHRAE’s certification programs are part of this initial development:
  • Commissioning Process Management Professional
  • Building Energy Assessment Professional
  • Operations & Performance Management Professional
Once implemented, industry certification programs must then receive accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in order to be recognized by DOE as meeting voluntary guidelines for the Better Buildings Workforce.  This accreditation provides independent verification that the certifications are developed, maintained and administered according to the highest standards of the testing industry.  ASHRAE has already begun the process of seeking ANSI accreditation in anticipation of this requirement.

“ASHRAE’s involvement in this process is very important,” William “Bill” Bahnfleth, ASHRAE president, said. “Participating in the development of the Guidelines gives us a voice in how the workforce of our industry will be developed. These Guidelines will ensure that quality services are provided by professionals with recognized certifications to increase consumer confidence in the service provided and ultimately to ensure the quality of our future building stock.”

ASHRAE representatives recently attended an initial workshop to bring together industry stakeholders; explain the purpose of the newly created CWCC; discuss high-level questions; and provide input into the composition of the subject matter expert committees.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.



Energy Audit Templates
 

Noesis Energy is now authorized to distribute ASHRAE's popular Excel and PDF templates for energy auditing professionals. These templates will provide you with a core set of tools, developed by experts, for performing energy audits in buildings.

The templates are for energy auditors, consulting engineers, LEED professionals, real estate professionals, building owners and building managers.

Interested in more? Check out the full book at ASHRAE.org: Procedures For Commercial Building Energy Audits

The templates illustrate the content and arrangement an effective energy analysis report. The forms are comprehensive enough to support the collection of data needed for a detailed Level 2 or Level 3 audit of a facility.

Some of the forms contain guidance samples and show examples and potential data sources of information that should be collected.
 
The set of documents contains 6 multipage spreadsheets and 3 pdf documents, organized as follows:
 
Energy Audit Workflow
 
Energy Audit Reporting
 
Reference
 
If you perform commercial, institutional or industrial energy audits, this set of templates is a must-have resource.   To get the most out of these tool and ensure that you are evaluating facilities by accepted standards, visit the ASHRAE site from more information on the new Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits.  ASHRAE Standard Project Committee SPC 211P is currently working on the Standard so these guideline documents are subject to revision.  New versions will be posted here as they are released by ASHRAE.



ASHRAE November 2013
 
November Louisville ASHRAE Meeting

November 7th, 2013
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Alumni Center - UofL Belknap Campus
(Board of Governors meeting to follow)

 
Topic :: 2013 KBC Update and Energy Code Discussion

Speaker :: Lisa Flara


Click here for details and registration.
 



Metrofitting by Cincy USGBC
 
  
 
 
 
USGBC Cincinnati Regional Chapter Invites you to
 
 
METROFITTING:
PLANNING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
 
 
ONE WEEK REMAINING TO REGISTER
 
 

 
 
 
Presented by Dr. Tony Fry, Design Theorist
Griffith University Queensland, Australia
Hosted by USGBC Cincinnati Regional Chapter 
 
Thursday, NOVEMBER 7, 5:30 pm
 
Followed by a panel discussion on future planning, design, and disaster preparedness in Cincinnati with
Dr. Carla Chifos, University of Cincinnati;
Jennifer Eismeier, Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities Larry Falkin, City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability
Avery Adams, Duke Energy.
  
 
 
Metrofitting expands the idea of retrofitting and takes it to an urban scale, recognizing the environmental challenges our cities increasingly face. The practice of metrofitting embraces a diverse range of methods, requiring new knowledge, new practices and changes in the education of a number of professions, including architecture, planning, engineering, and policy-making. Dr. Fry will illuminate this practice and then engage in a panel discussion with regional experts about its applications and relevance to the Cincinnati region. 
 
 
 
 
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ASHRAE Publishes 2013 Version of IAQ Standard
 
ATLANTA – The 2013 version of ASHRAE’s indoor air quality standard contains several revisions to help users better meet its requirements.

Newly published, ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, sets minimum ventilation rates and other requirements for commercial and institutional buildings.

The 2013 standard combines the 2010 standard and 10 published addenda to that edition, providing an easy-to-use consolidated standard. Specific information on the contents of each addendum and approval dates for each addendum are included in Informative Appendix J at the end of the standard.

“The 2013 version of Standard 62.1 continues the trend of increasing clarity while adding flexibility,” Roger Hedrick, Standard 62.1 committee chair, said. “These changes will allow designers and building operators to meet the requirements of the standard and provide adequate ventilation airflow to occupants while reducing excess ventilation and the associated energy consumption. “

The 2013 edition of the standard revises and improves the standard in several ways. A number of changes remove inconsistencies within the standard and improve clarity. Significant changes include:
  • Table 6-2, Zone Air Distribution Effectiveness is modified to increase the ventilation effectiveness of underfloor air distribution systems that meet certain conditions. 
  • Requirements for the quality of water used in humidification systems are modified and clarified.
  • Building level pressurization requirements were clarified, including adding a definition of “exfiltration.” 
  • A performance alternative to the prescriptive exhaust rates is added.  This approach differs from the Indoor Air Quality Procedure, the existing performance-based method for setting supply ventilation rates, in that monitoring of the concentrations of contaminants of concern is required and provides the basis for control of exhaust flow rates. 
  • Some changes to the ventilation rates and space types in Table 6-1 are made.  These add refrigerated warehouses and change the ventilation rate for sports related spaces to include a per occupant component which then allows the use of demand controlled ventilation in these spaces. 
  • The filtration requirement on air entering wetted cooling coils has been modified to change the MERV rating from 6 to 8.  This change will reduce potential for particulate deposition on the coils that could lead to biological or other contamination on the coils. 
  • Toilet exhaust air that is cleaned to Class 1 may be recirculated. 
The cost of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, is $79 ($67 ASHRAE members). To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Contact Center at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), fax 678-539-2129, or visit www.ashrae.org/bookstore.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.



R600a gets the green light for stand-alone refrigeration in the US
 
2.5 years after initial SNAP approval of R290 in stand-alone commercial refrigeration, the US EPA has granted Red Bull permission to use R600a for its coolers, allowing a reduction in the energy consumption of its cooler fleet by up to 20%. Despite the breakthrough, this late permission translates to a lost potential of deploying tens of thousands of HC units in the US. The policy relevance for Europe was discussed during ATMOsphere Europe 2013 conference.

Addressed to Red Bull and cooler supplier A/S Vestfrost, a July 2013 US EPA letter confirms as complete their joint submission under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program: “Pending EPA’s decision concerning the substitute’s acceptability, you may sell and import R600a for use in stand alone commercial refrigerators, coolers and freezers as of July, 31 2013. You may also sell and import such equipment containing R600a as of July, 31 2013”.

Jürgen Brenneis shared Red Bull’s experience in adopting hydrocarbon based coolers for its global cooler fleet at the ATMOsphere Europe 2013 conference on natural refrigerants, held in Brussels on 15-16 October. To date, Red Bull has placed more than 457,000 plug-in refrigeration units with natural refrigerants, and its 2014 global procurement (with the exception of Japan) will be done 100% with hydrocarbons. Brenneis stressed the importance of removing regulatory barriers to natural refrigerants and setting the right regulatory framework for their wider scale adoption.

100% HFC ban in Europe the only way to greater and faster adoption of natural refrigerants in plug-in units

Based on the experience with the SNAP submission in the US, Brenneis discussed the lessons learnt that could be applicable for setting the right regulatory framework for larger scale transition to natural refrigerants for plug-in units in Europe.

Although there are no regulatory barriers in Europe to using natural refrigerants in plug-in equipment, there is still a lot of lost potential for broader scale adoption, as far as small end users such as kiosks and on premise accounts (bars, restaurants, hotels) are concerned, who unlike food retailers do not have strong sustainability approach. “If we would have in our regulation a 100% HFC ban, we could also tackle some of the accounts and some of the placements which are not so much in focus right now”.

To put this lost potential into perspective, Brenneis explained that about 40% of approximately of the 160,000 coolers that they place every year worldwide are actually placed in this type of on premise outlets. “We see that the only potential to have also these accounts fully aligned with the natural refrigerant strategy, would be to have the legislation in place requiring to use it”. 

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Special Focus on Tall Buildings
 

ASHRAE New York Tech Program Puts Special Focus on Tall Buildings, International Design, Building Performance

ATLANTA—It’s only appropriate that in a city known for skyscrapers—home to nearly 600—that the 2014 ASHRAE Winter Conference Technical Program puts a special focus on the design, development and operation of tall buildings when it visits New York City, Jan. 18-22.

"The ASHRAE Technical Program offers a great opportunity to learn from fellow professionals and experts,” Jon Cohen, New York Conference program chair, said. “Also, ASHRAE is continuously improving the Conference experience to incorporate additional networking opportunities, in addition to focusing on technical content."

The Technical Program begins Sunday, Jan. 19, and will follow the successful new format introduced earlier in the year at the 2013 Annual Conference: special hour-long interactive sessions with audience participation, followed by a networking coffee break.

The Technical Program features more than 200 sessions and offers dozens of opportunities to earn New York PDHs, AIA LUs and LEED AP credits.

In a nod to New York City, with its instantly recognizable skyline of towering buildings, the Tall Buildings: Performance Meets Policy track looks at opportunities in the design, development and operation of tall and super-tall buildings. The track also presents the measured and measurable use of utilities, envelope (infiltration and exfiltration), building pressure, waste handling, elevators, carbon and adaptive reuse. Sessions of interest include “Is ASHRAE Tall Enough for Tall Buildings?;” “Linking Tall Buildings’ Energy Use to Tenant Contribution to Economy;” and “Life Safety Issues with Tall Buildings.” The innovative features in tall buildings offer attendees design ideas for applications in smaller-sized buildings.

Additionally, as New York is a city on the world stage, the International Design track addresses innovative design strategies to meet environmental elements, geography and cultures. Examine “Energy Saving Strategy of Large-Scale University Facilities;” several sessions on “Cutting Edge Japanese Technologies;” “Sustainable Development in Africa;” and “European Union: Practical Benchmarking of HVAC System Energy Efficiency,” to name just a few.

Building Information Systems investigates how building control technologies are integrated and used for building management, operation and efficiency. An interesting session of note is “App, App and Away: Enabling Meaningful Work for the Building Professional with the Development of Quality Apps for Smartphones and Tablet Computers,” which explores the evolution of apps; the methods for developing and establishing a reliable app to provide an accessible and verifiable way for building professional to solve practical problems; and looks at areas of potential app development.

Hydronic System Design addresses innovative design, system components and research and case studies of their application, including unintended consequences. Sessions include the three part session “Efficient Technologies that are Also Economically Sustainable;” “Hydronic System Acoustics;” and “Energy Efficient Single Pipe Hydronic System Design for Large and Tall Buildings.”

The Environmental Health through Indoor Environmental Quality track includes developing, evaluating and predicting optimal indoor environmental conditions, and features case histories, lessons learned and advice to operators and designers about IEQ, as well as disaster recovery in buildings affected by hurricanes and floods. A few of the track offerings include “Indoor Air Environment and Heat Recovery Ventilation in a Passive School Building;” “A Comprehensive Look at Infectious Disease and Air Filtration in Healthcare Facilities: Energy Saving, IAQ Performance, and What Makes You Sick;” and “Lessons Learned from Storm Recovery.”

Additional tracks include Building Performance and Commissioning, Systems and Equipment and Fundamentals and Applications.

The Technical Program runs Sunday through Wednesday, Jan. 19-22, at the New York Hilton. Advance registration closes Dec. 31, after which registration fees increase to “onsite” pricing.  Register for the Conference at www.ashrae.org/newyork.

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo®, held in conjunction with the Winter Conference, runs Jan. 21-23. The Expo, held at the Javits Convention Center, takes place Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday as opposed to the traditional Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. More information is available at www.ahrexpo.com.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.




Call for Presentations
 
High Performance Sustainable School Buildings
2014 Workshop
Call for Presentations
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2013
 
The Call for Presentations is open for the High Performance Sustainable School Buildings Workshop, taking place March 12-13, 2014 in Bardstown, KY. "Affordable and Sustainable" is the theme of this year's event, which will attract 100 architects, engineers and school administrators. You have knowledge to share and best practices that others need to learn - use this opportunity to put yourself and your firm or district out in front of your peers. You'll have a great experience, and earn one complimentary Workshop Registration! Proposals must be submitted using our online form by Friday, November 15, 2013 so don't delay!
 
For form click: http://energy.ky.gov/newsevents/Pages/events.aspx



ASHRAE October 2013 Meeting
 
October Louisville ASHRAE Meeting
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at the Alumni Center - UofL Belknap Campus

Topic :: Chilled Beams
Chilled beams use the energy benefits of load dissipation by means of water. This presentation will summarize the applicability of chilled beams, the benefits involved with the system, and design factors to consider when utilizing the technology on a project. There will also be a brief discussion regarding their specific use in health care environments.

Speaker :: Larry Hall - TROX USA, Inc.
Larry Hall is a regional sales manager with TROX USA, Inc., a leading manufacturer of components and systems for air conditioning and ventilation, including chilled beams, air-distribution and displacement ventilation. Hall has served as a committee chair for the Nashville ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) and has been a Member of ASHRAE for 12 years.


 
Registraion is closed.  You may pay for attendance at the meeting.




ASHRAE Seeks Presenters and Posters for HPB 2014 Conference
 
ASHRAE Seeks Presenters, Posters for HPB 2014 Conference
 
ATLANTA – Presenters and posters are being sought for ASHRAE’s High Performance Buildings Conference will take place April 7-8, 2014, Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, Calif.
 
Abstracts for presentations are due Oct. 25, 2013, while poster PDFs are due Feb. 21, 2014. Additional information can be found at www.hpbmagazine.org/hpb2014.
 
The Conference program will have a mix of invited speakers and a call for presenters. In addition, there will be a poster session on “Measured Building Performance” and “Modeled Building Performance.”
 
“We would like to see a balance of presentations showing innovation, proven methods for improving building operation resulting in deep energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality, measured performance and HPB case studies demonstrating new technologies,” Kent Peterson, conference chair, said. “We are seeking posters of designed or built buildings that balance high performance building attributes of energy efficiency, water savings and indoor environmental quality.”
 
Building upon the 2012 High Performance Buildings Conference and 2009 Net-Zero Energy Conference, the conference seeks to advance the industry’s efforts to accomplish a true high-performance built environment.
 
The conference topics provide a comprehensive overview of high performance building design with a focus on strategies in several areas, Peterson said.  New subject areas include water efficiency, building occupant behavior, new building technologies and indoor environmental quality.  In addition, there is increased emphasis on lighting/daylighting and the building envelope.
 
Presentations and Posters are being sought for the following tracks:
•             Building Envelope
•             Building Occupant Behavior
•             Building Performance Modeling
•             Building Performance Measurement
•             Case Studies and Lesson Learned
•             Daylighting
•             Indoor Environmental Quality Strategies
•             Low Energy Techniques
•             Market Value (Return on Investment)
•             New Building Technologies
•             Operating for High Performance
•             Plug Load Reduction Strategies
•             Policy/Benchmarking
•             Water Efficiency Strategies
 
The conference is being presented by ASHRAE’s High Performing Buildings magazine, the industry’s premier source for measured performance of practices and technologies to promote better buildings.
 
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.



ASHRAE September 2013 Meeting
 
ASHRAE Meeting Tomorow
Register Today!!

September Meeting :: Tuesday, September 17th at 11:30

Location :: University Club, UofL Campus
Speaker :: Leonard A. Damiano - EBTRON, Inc.

Topic :: Making Sense of Ventilation Control

 
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ASHRAE / IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference Announced
 
ATLANTA –ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA have announced a joint conference that merges the IBPSA-USA SimBuild and ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conferences. 
 
The joint conference, entitled 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, Sept. 10-12, 2014, Atlanta, Ga., currently has a call for papers. 
 
“This conference is a first for the industry, and we’re excited about the benefits it can bring to the building energy analysis and performance simulation community,” Dennis Knight, Conference chair, said.  The conference seeks to improve the industry’s ability to accurately model building performance.
 
Modelers, software developers, owners and researchers will address the practices of energy modeling and building performance simulation using existing simulation tools, software development, and future simulation research and applications.
 
The conference is focusing on "BIM, BEM and SIM – Integrated Building Design and Modeling,” addressing building information modeling, building energy modeling and building simulation. 
 
“The most pressing need facing modelers is transferring data between tools, and this conference seeks to provide answers through the conference content and by bringing together practitioners, software developers and the research community,” Knight said.
 
Currently, organizers are seeking papers on topics addressing the integration and interoperability of analytic modeling tools (BEM and SIM) with physical modeling tools (BIM). In addition, papers are sought describing workarounds, case studies, how to's, challenges, barriers and cloud based solutions.
 
Topics include:
•             Energy efficiency
•             HVAC component modeling
•             Urban scale modeling
•             HVAC load analysis
•             Lighting and daylighting
•             Computational fluid dynamics
•             Data exchange and interoperability
•             Energy auditing
•             Life cycle cost and economic analysis
•             Model calibration and validation
•             Combined use of multiple tools
•             Co-simulation
•             Optimization
•             Model and algorithm advances
•             Moisture
•             Weather data
 
Abstracts (400 or less words in length) are due Nov.  4, 2013. If accepted, papers are due March 3, 2014. The conference papers will be a maximum of 8 pages in length.
 
To submit an abstract or for more information, visit www.ashrae.org/simulation2014.
 
A call for presenters will be announced after the call for papers closes.  Invited speakers and keynote speakers will be announced.
 
The conference will cover two-and-a half days and will be preceded by two days of training seminars and short courses. 
 
“The goal of the conference is help make better decisions through the application of simulation and modeling over the entire building life cycle from the earliest concept through operation and maintenance,” Knight said.
 
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.
 
IBPSA-USA is the United States regional affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). The mission of IBPSA-USA is to advance and promote the science of building simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings in the United States.



Memphis Chapter's Father-Son Tradition
 
MEMPHIS—The 2013–14 Society year marks the first time ASHRAE has had a president who is the son of a Presidential Member. In the almost 70 years since the chartering of the Memphis Chapter, there have been five pairs of parent-child chapter presidents: T.J. O’Brien, 1944–45, and Joe O’Brien, 1964–65; Charlie Schaffler, 1969–70, and Brian Schaffler, 2002–03; Kenneth Jack, 1974–75, and Evans Jack, 1998–99 and 2005–06; Jerry Gatlin, 2001–02, and Jeff Gatlin, 2004–05; and Bob Colmer, 1971–72, and John Colmer, 2007–08. Not too surprisingly, all of these men have also been business partners. The five firms represented by these father-/son pairs are among the oldest continuously operating HVAC-related firms in the Memphis area.

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Appliance Park 60th Anniversary Open House
 
From the 90 automatic dryers that first shipped out of Appliance Park in 1953 to the thousands of units currently being produced every day, there is a lot to celebrate at GE Appliances. Over the past 60 years, we’ve made millions of appliances at our Louisville headquarters and we’re now building on that rich history and transforming American manufacturing. In honor of this milestone, Appliance Park will host an open house for current GE employees, retirees and their families – celebrating our strong 60 year history and highlighting the transformations that are paving the way for the next 60 years.
 
You Are Invited!
Appliance Park 60th Anniversary Open House
Saturday, September 28, 2013
12:30 – 5:00 p.m.

The event will include:
· Plant tours
· Family activities
· Live music and entertainment
· Booths from community partners
· Raffles
· Light refreshments
· GE Volunteer projects
· Classic car and bike show
· And much more!

Registration
Wristbands will be required for all guests to enter Appliance Park for the Open House. Each retiree can request up to 5 additional wristbands for family and guests. Please come to Monogram Hall on any of the following dates to register and receive your wristbands:
September 16 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
September 17 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
September 25 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
September 26 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Questions
If you have any questions regarding Appliance Park’s 60th Anniversary Open House, please direct them to communications@ge.com.
 



ASHRAE Names New Distinguished Lecturers
 
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has named eight new Distinguished Lecturers who provide Society chapters with noted authorities and speak on relevant topics that impact the built environment industry.
This marks the 14th year of the Distinguished Lecturer Program, with over 1,600 lectures given since the program began in 1996. The total 77 Lecturers for the 2013-14 Society year represent 13 countries, including Argentina, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States. These lecturers are available to present on 345 topics and speak a combined 10 languages.
The new lecturers and their presentation topics are:
  • Donald Beaty, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, president, DLB Associates Consulting Engineers, Eatontown, N.J.—“Data Center Energy Efficiency;” “Case Studies: Implementing ASHRAE’s Allowable Ranges in Data Centers;” “Trends and Measurements for Data Center Optimization and Future-Proofing.”
  • James Coogan, P.E., senior principal, Siemens Building Technologies, Buffalo Grove, Ill.—“Space Pressurization: Concept and Practice;” “Methodical Approach to Sustainability in Labs;” “Air Flow Controls at the Terminal Level;” “Feedback Systems in HVAC.”
  • Marlene Linders, president and CEO, Philders Group International, and executive director, The Linders Health Institute, Heathrow, Fla.—“Overview of Risk Management for Infection Control during Healthcare Construction;” “De-mystifying Healthcare: 3 Critical Keys in Doing Business with the American Healthcare System.”
  • Bjarne Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, professor, International Centre for Indoor Environmental and Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby—“International Standards for the Indoor Environment—Where Are We and Do They Apply Worldwide?;” “Indoor Environment—Health-Comfort and Productivity;” “The European Approach to Decrease Energy Consumption in Buildings;” “Applications of Embedded Radiant Heating and Cooling in Buildings.”
  • Douglas Reindl, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, professor, Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison—“An Introduction to Ammonia Refrigeration Systems;” “ASHRAE Standard 15-2010—A Review and Update;” “Refrigerant Safety—Inside and Outside the Machinery Room.”
  • Roger Schmidt, Ph.D., IBM Fellow, IBM Corporation, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.—“Power/Cooling/Environmental Trends in Data Centers;” “Air and Liquid Cooled IT Equipment—Best Practices in the Data Center.”
  • Gordon Sharp, chairman and founder, Aircuity, Newton, Mass.—“Healthy, Airside Solutions to Significantly Reduce your Building’s Carbon Footprint;” “New Approaches to Slash Lab and Commercial Building Energy Use and Improve IEQ;” “Slashing Lab and Vivarium Building Energy Use by up to 50%;” “A Holistic Overview of Technologies and Strategies to Achieve Deep Energy Reductions in Laboratories;” “Building a Net Zero Lab in the United Arab Emirates: Mission Impossible?;” “Making Buildings Smarter to Maintain their Energy Efficiency Entitlement.”
  • Donald Wulfinghoff, P.E., Life Member, president, Wulfinghoff Energy Services, Wheaton, Md.—“Optimized HVAC for the 21st Century;” “Ten Critical Criteria for Selecting Any Energy Project;”
For a complete listing of Distinguished Lecturers and detailed procedures on how to arrange a lecturer presentation, visit www.ashrae.org/distinguishedlecturers.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.



New Publication Provides Design Guidance on District Cooling Systems
 

New Publication Provides Design Guidance on District Cooling Systems

ATLANTA – A newly published book from ASHRAE provides design guidance for all major aspects of district cooling systems.

“District Cooling Guide” includes guidance on central chiller plants, chilled-water distribution systems and consumer interconnection. 

District cooling systems are commonly used to serve applications like cities, educational campuses, major medical facilities and other large building complexes. When properly planned and executed, these systems can offer many environmental, efficiency and economic advantages over other means of supplying heating and cooling services, according to Gary Phetteplace, lead author of the guide, which was overseen by ASHRAE’s technical committee on district energy.

For district cooling systems to be successful, their components must be designed to function as a properly integrated system. In addition, owing to the large capital investments involved, such systems must have long lifetimes and they must be efficient and remain so over the long periods necessary to recover these substantial capital investments.

“To achieve efficient operation and long life, proper design is essential,” Phetteplace said. “This manual, along with a guide on district heating scheduled to be published in July 2013 will provide design guidance for all major aspects of district heating and cooling.

In addition to design guidance, the book contains a chapter dedicated to planning, with additional information on system enhancements and the integration of thermal storage into a district cooling system. Guidance on operations and maintenance, including several case studies, is provided to help operators ensure that systems function as intended.

The book is a useful resource for both the inexperienced designer as well as those immersed in the industry, such as consulting engineers with campus specialization, utility engineers, district cooling system operating engineers, central plant design engineers and chilled-water system designers.

The book serves a global audience, he said.  There is nothing inherent to the design approaches provided that would limit their applicability to a particular climate or region of the world. 

“Special emphasis was placed on ensuring that the guide addressed issues common to systems operating in the Arabian Gulf region where district cooling is seeing rapid growth,” Phetteplace said.

The book was funded in part through a contribution from Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corp., “Empower.”

The cost of the “District Cooling Guide” is $119 ($99, ASHRAE members). To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Contact Center at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), fax 678-539-2129, or visit www.ashrae.org/bookstore.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.




Abstracts Sought for 2014 CIBSE/ASHRAE Technical Symposium
 
Abstracts Sought for 2014 CIBSE/ASHRAE Technical Symposium
LONDON—The fourth annual joint CIBSE/ASHRAE Technical Symposium will be held on April 3–4, 2014, in Dublin. The Symposium is intended to present the latest practice and research from around the world on active and passive building systems. Papers are being sought on relevant topics such as the development of enhanced building engineering solutions through modeling and prediction; innovation in passive and active building systems; design and operation of future cities; improving the operation of the built environment; and maintaining and improving legacy building systems. All papers will be peer reviewed and published electronically by CIBSE. The deadline for 250-word abstracts is Sept. 15, 2013.

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DOE Launches U.S. Buildings Database
 
DOE Launches U.S. Buildings Database
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the Buildings Performance Database, the largest free, publicly available database of residential and commercial building energy performance information. The database will allow users to access energy performance data and perform statistical analyses on more than 60,000 commercial and residential buildings across the U.S. New records will be added regularly. The database includes the buildings' location; age; size and function; electricity and fuel consumption; equipment information and operational characteristics. The data can be used to compare performance trends among similar buildings, identify and prioritize cost-saving energy efficiency improvements, and assess the range of likely savings from these improvements.

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Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Encouraged Through Free Download of IAQ Guide
 
ATLANTA – To promote good indoor air quality (IAQ) in buildings, ASHRAE is making available for free a guide for achieving enhanced IAQ.
 
The Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning provides strategies to achieve good IAQ using proven technologies and without significantly increasing costs.
 
First published in 2009, the guide is the result of collaboration between ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects, the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association and the U.S. Green Building Council with funding provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
 
The guide can be downloaded for free at www.ashrae.org/FreeIAQGuidance.
 
The free download is being offered in support of the presidential theme of 2013-14 ASHRAE President William P. “Bill” Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, ASME Fellow. His theme, “Shaping the Next,” focuses, in part, on making buildings safe, healthy, productive, comfortable environments in harmony with nature.
 
“As we move forward in shaping the next generation of buildings and systems, good indoor air quality must be a central focus of our efforts,” Bahnfleth said. “The health and comfort of buildings occupants is too important to leave IAQ as an after-thought in design, construction and operation. By making this publication available to the industry, we are providing guidance to help ensure the use of best practices for good IAQ, allowing all of us to enjoy the benefits of a better indoor environment cost-effectively.”
 
The book describes 40 strategies for achieving critical IAQ objectives related to moisture management, ventilation, filtration and air cleaning and source control. It also highlights how design and construction teams can work together to ensure good IAQ strategies are incorporated from initial design through project completion.
 
The book also contains
•             Hundreds of internal and external links to resources for the design, construction, and commissioning of buildings with excellent indoor air quality
•             Access to an incredible variety of in-depth information by topic to help you design, construct and operate buildings using best practices for indoor air quality
•             Best practices for all aspects of IAQ building design, commissioning and construction, including designing for maintainability
•             Tools and material for demonstrating the value of IAQ to clients
 
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.



ASHRAE Installs New Officers, Directors
 
DENVER – ASHRAE has installed new officers and directors for 2013-14 at its Annual Meeting held here June 22-26.
 
The new president is William P. “Bill” Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, ASME Fellow, a professor of Architectural Engineering and director of the Indoor Environment Center at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.
 
As ASHRAE’s president, Bahnfleth chairs the Society’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Bahnfleth’s Presidential Theme, “Shaping the Next,” focuses on embracing our responsibility to “Our World” – fellow humans and the earth, to make buildings safe, healthy, productive, comfortable environments in harmony with nature. To do this, he believes we must develop “Ourselves” – the human resource of the professional community, and transform “Our Work” – what we do, how we do it, and who we do it with, by becoming more global in outlook, broader in scope, and more collaborative in approach.
 
Bahnfleth is the son of ASHRAE Presidential Member Donald R. Bahnfleth, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, who served as president in 1985-86. This marks the first father/son presidency in ASHRAE’s history.
 
Other officers installed for a one-year term are:
•             President-Elect: Thomas H. Phoenix, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, ASHRAE-Certified Building Energy Assessment and Building Energy Modeling Professional, principal and vice president, Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates, Greensboro, N.C.
•             Treasurer: T. David Underwood, P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, ASHRAE-Certified Commissioning Process Management Professional, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
•             Vice President: Daniel C. Pettway, senior project manager, Hobbs and Associates, Norfolk, Va.
•             Vice President: Thomas E. Werkema, Knoxville, Tenn.
•             Vice President: Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, assistant vice president (Facilities Management and Planning), Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
•             Vice President: Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, professor, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark. He is head of the Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy at the Department of Civil Engineering.
 
ASHRAE installed the following directors to serve a three-year term from 2013-2016:
•             Region IV Director and Regional Chair: M. Ginger Scoggins, P.E., president, Engineered Designs, Cary, N.C.
•             Region V Director and Regional Chair: Richard A. Zbin, ASHRAE-Certified Healthcare Facility Design Professional, associate/senior designer, Tec Inc. Engineering and Design, Eastlake, Ohio.
•             Region VI Director and Regional Chair: Mark F. Miller, business development engineer, Mestek Inc. – Airtherm Division, Oregon, Wis.
•             Region XII Director and Regional Chair: Jennifer A. Isenbeck, P.E., ASHRAE-Certified Commissioning Process Management Professional, facility engineer/manager, University of Tampa, Tampa, Fla.
•             Region XIII Director and Regional Chair: Edward K.C. Tsui, managing director, Intelligent Technologies Ltd., Hong Kong
•             Director-at-Large:  K. William “Bill” Dean, P.E., facilities manager, National Research Council of Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
•             Director-at-Large: Julia A. Keen, Ph.D., P.E., ASHRAE-Certified High Performance Building Design Professional, associate professor, Architectural Engineering and Construction Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
•             Director-at-Large: Ben A. Leppard, P.E., principal, Leppard Johnson and Associates, Tucker, Ga.
 
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.



ASHRAE Launches Online Discussion Platform
 
ASHRAE Launches Online Discussion Platform
 
DENVER – Looking to exchange information with your peers about your latest project? Then visit the new online ASHRAExCHANGE discussion platform.
 
Through ASHRAExCHANGE, the Society is providing both ASHRAE members and others in the industry with an online platform for real-time discussion and information exchange for design, construction, operation and support of the built environment.
 
The platform, at www.ASHRAExCHANGE.org, was launched at ASHRAE’s 2013 Annual Conference being held here June 22-26.
 
“Many ASHRAE members felt there was a need for a place where both ASHRAE members and non-members alike can freely and openly exchange information focused on the built environment,” Spencer Morasch, incoming chair of ASHRAE’s Electronic Communications Committee. “The information exchange is informal and takes place in real time. So if you have a question at 3 a.m. on a Tuesday night, you can post that on the ASHRAExCHANGE, and chances are, have a reply posted back to you within 24 hours!”
 
The platform provides a place for users to post and generate discussion on either a general or specific topic. With thousands of ASHRAE members and non-members checking the ASHRAExCHANGE 24/7, the hope is the online discussions will generate plenty of thoughts and comments from many knowledgeable people, according to Morasch.
 
Anyone with access to the Internet can view posts, comments and messages on the ASHRAExCHANGE at any time. No registration is necessary, and neither is the need for special software, as everything is web-based.
 
Users who want to become active participants and be able to post both initial messages and responses to posts are required to register.
 
To ensure that the online discussions are professional and in good taste, volunteer moderators are on duty to ensure proper use of the ASHRAExCHANGE. Since discussions and posts are informal and being made in real time, it is not possible to check the technical accuracy of information posted. It is expected that the ASHRAExCHANGE will be “self correcting,” if there are any technical errors posted, someone will post a correction as a reply.
 
“However, no one should use any information posted on the ASHRAExCHANGE as the basis of a design,” Morasch said. “The intention is to help get participants pointed in the right direction or open the thought processes.”
 
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.



New Publication Provides Design, Construction, Operation of Underfloor Air Distribution Systems
 
New Publication Provides Design, Construction, Operation of Underfloor Air Distribution Systems
 
ATLANTA – With use of underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems increasing in commercial and institutional buildings in North America, ASHRAE has published a new comprehensive guide on their design, construction and operation.
 
The newly published “UFAD Guide: Design, Construction and Operation of Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) Systems” incorporates updated results from laboratory and field experiments. Also included are simulation studies, manufacturers’ literature, design experiences from practicing engineers, and other relevant guidelines from users of UFAD. For those in the construction, building commissioning and operations and maintenance industries, this design guide provides a wealth of information on an emerging technology, all while keeping in mind the typical flow of decision making.
 
“There are many advantages to UFAD that make it an attractive building system solution,” James Megerson, lead author and a member of ASHRAE’s technical resource group on underfloor air distribution. “It truly integrates the heating and air conditioning system with the entire building by utilizing common building materials as the air delivery means. The raised access floor allows accessibility to other building system infrastructure, such as power and data cabling, to facilitate easier space reconfiguration. Due to the lower system operating pressures and potential to expand economizer operation, the system has the potential to use much lower energy than ducted systems.”
 
The use of UFAD is increasing in North America as a solution to space conditioning concerns. The design guide provides assistance in the planning, construction and operation of UFAD systems, while carefully detailing the major differences between UFAD and more traditional forms of space conditioning.
 
The cost of “UFAD Guide: Design, Construction and Operation of Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) Systems” is $99 ($89, ASHRAE members). To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Contact Center at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), fax 678-539-2129, or visit www.ashrae.org/bookstore.
 
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.
 



Papers Sought for 2014 ASHRAE Annual Conference
 
ASHRAE is seeking papers for the 2014 Annual Conference in Seattle. The 2014 Conference will address broad topics in the application of technology to practice, specific applications in ground source heat pumps, O&M and indoor environmental quality, as well as new reports on research taking place worldwide. It will feature a Research Summit. Papers for the Research Summit will report on HVAC&R research with particular emphasis on high-performance building design and its role in a clean energy economy. The 2014 ASHRAE Annual Conference will be held June 28–July 2.

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ASHRAE to Present 119 Awards in Denver
 
One hundred nineteen people will be recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the building industry at the Society’s 2013 Annual Conference in Denver. ASHRAE's highest honors will be among the awards presented. The Andrew T. Boggs Service Award recognizes past recipients of the Distinguished Service Award for continuing unselfish, dedicated and distinguished service to the Society. It is awarded posthumously to Richard Charles, P.E., Presidential/Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE. The Exceptional Service Award recognizes Distinguished Service Award recipients who have continued to serve the Society faithfully and with exemplary effort. Fourteen recipients will be recognized. In addition, 61 members will be presented the Distinguished Service Award, which salutes members for giving freely of their time and talent to the Society.

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Regional VII Dinner June 24 - Denver
 



Call for Papers for ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference
 

2nd Annual Research Summit Presented
Call for Papers for ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference

ATLANTA — ASHRAE is seeking papers for its 2014 Annual Conference in Seattle, Wash., June 28-July 2, 2014.

The Conference addresses broad topics in the application of technology to practice, specific applications in ground source heat pumps, O&M and indoor environmental quality, as well as new reports on research taking place worldwide.

The second annual Research Summit seeks papers that report on HVAC&R research with particular emphasis on high performance building design and its role in a clean energy economy, and brings together researchers to present and discuss the latest research. Papers describing ASHRAE-related research are encouraged as well as papers from societies and associations worldwide.

The complex relationship between indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, coupled with the impacts of climate change, requires buildings that are comfortable and healthy for the occupants yet also energy efficient. The Indoor Environment—Health, Comfort and Productivity Track seeks papers highlighting the state of knowledge of the balance of environmental health and energy efficiency in buildings and research directions.

The Ground Source Heat Pumps State of the Art: Design, Performance and Research Track requires papers addressing all aspects of design that lead to optimally performing systems in addition to avoiding common pitfalls that lead to poorly performing systems. 

With low energy and zero energy buildings becoming more prevalent, there are many issues that arise with installation, startup, commissioning and operations and maintenance (O&M). The Installation, Commissioning, Operation, Maintenance of Existing Buildings Track seeks papers focusing on lessons learned, improvement of process and team communications and efforts to improve the installation, startup, O&M and commissioning of HVAC systems.

The Refrigeration Track has an emphasis on global perspectives on new refrigerants, variable refrigerant flow applications, magnetic bearing compressors and refrigerant management.  Papers on non-comfort cooling applications in food preservation and medical cryogenics are sought, also.

ASHRAE is known for its standards – their development and their adoption worldwide.  The Standards, Guidelines and Codes Track seeks papers highlighting the applications of ASHRAE’s standards to practice as well as European (CEN) and ISO standards that support building performance.

As with past ASHRAE Conferences, the Seattle Conference also seeks papers addressing advances and practices across HVAC&R systems, equipment, fundamentals and applications.

In addition, the Conference features a Professional Skills Track.

Conference paper abstracts are due Sept. 23, 2013. Upon acceptance, papers will be due Jan. 9, 2014. These papers undergo a single-blind review.

Full technical papers are due Sept. 23, 2013. Papers submitted for review must be both technically accurate and clearly written. These papers undergo a rigorous double-blind review and will be published in ASHRAE Transactions.

To submit a conference paper abstract or a technical paper, go to www.ashrae.org/seattle.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.



Building Energy Labeling Program Expanded
 
Building Energy Labeling Program Expanded
 
ATLANTA— A building energy labeling program that allows the industry to zero in on opportunities to lower building operating cost and make informed decisions to increase value has been expanded to include an As Designed label.
 
The program is now two labels in one: an As Designed label that rates the building’s potential energy use under standardized conditions—independent of the building’s occupancy and usage—and an In Operation label that rates the building’s actual measured energy use as influenced by the building’s occupancy and usage...



ASHRAE Seeks Papers for Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies Conference
 
ASHRAE Seeks Papers for “Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies” Conference
 
ATLANTA – Papers are being sought for a conference focused on the design, construction and operation of buildings in developing economies.
 
Organized by ASHRAE along with the Philippines Chapter, the “Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies” Conference will take place April 24-25, 2014, in Manila, Philippines. It is co-sponsored by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and endorsed by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).
 
Abstracts (400 or less words in length) are due July 12, 2013. If accepted, papers are due Oct. 18, 2013.  Submittal information can be found at www.ashrae.org/Developing2014.
 
The conference addresses the challenges developing countries face in sustainable construction, such as rapidly growing energy demand, population density and urbanization, and focuses on aspects relating to design, construction and operation of high performance buildings, including the HVAC&R industry’s role in meeting this objective.
 
The Conference seeks to bring people from diverse cultures and climates together to share building design approaches that are responsive to local needs, said Ashish Rakheja, conference co-chair.  A key motivation behind the conference is to utilize traditional construction practices.
 
“The papers and presentation will provide examples of how to apply the latest technology to achieve cost effective solutions to support high performance buildings in developing economies,” he said.
 
Papers are sought on the following themes:
•             Design criteria for developing countries
Hot and humid climates
Thermal comfort preferences and cultural expectations Impact of thermal design criteria on energy use and occupant well-being
•             Indoor air quality
Impacts of outdoor air quality issues
Potential application of natural ventilation
•             Energy efficiency
Indoor environmental quality constraints on energy efficiency Reductions in emissions of global warming gases through use of renewable energy Energy impacts associated with water use
•             Standards and government regulations
Green building programs in developing countries Energy efficiency standards Indoor air quality and comfort regulations
•             Refrigeration
Refrigerants: Limitations and Opportunities Applications, e.g. improved food preservation
•             Rural communities
Water use
Lack of energy infrastructure
Combustion using low-grade fuels
 
In addition to paper presentations, invited speakers from around the world will focus on the most critical challenges facing developing economy countries. 
 
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.



Region VII CRC Registration is Open
 
The Region VII CRC is here!
YOU MAY STILL REGISTER AT THE MEETING 

 

Louisville Chapter members can also easily navigate through our regular website to see information and link to the registration site.  Click the "2013 CRC" tab on our top banner.  This opens a page with complete event descriptions, and a link to the hotel reservations page. The hotel link is dedicated to the meeting and contains the correct conference rate. DO NOT use the standard Marriott website to make reservations as it will show the regular rack rate instead.
  



Proposed Systems Manual Guideline Open for Public Review
 
ATLANTA – A proposed guideline that will establish a uniform procedure for transmitting design, construction, testing and operational information to building owners and operators is open for public comment.
 
Guideline 1.4P, The Systems Manual for Facilities, provides procedures for producing a systems manual as a resource for training, operations, maintenance and upgrading of facilities. The guideline applies to information from planning, commissioning process, design, construction, testing and training activities and operations planning for new...



Mechanical Ventilation Rates Increased in New Version of Standard 62.2
 
The newly published 2013 version of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2013, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings, removes the default leakage rate assumption and also requires carbon monoxide alarms. The 2013 version includes an increase in mechanical ventilation rates to 7.5 cfm per person plus 3 cfm per 100 ft2, compared to the 2010 version's prescribed minimum of 2 cfm per 100 ft2. This is due to the earlier removal of the earlier default assumption regarding natural infiltration. Another major change is a requirement for carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in all dwelling units.

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Carbon Monoxide Alarms Required, Default Leakage Rate Removed in New ASHRAE Residential IAQ Standard
 
ATLANTA – The newly published 2013 version of ASHRAE’s residential indoor air quality standard removes the default leakage rate assumption and also requires carbon monoxide alarms.
 
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2013, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is the only nationally recognized indoor air quality standard developed solely for residences.  It defines the roles of and minimum requirements for mechanical and natural ventilation systems and the building envelope intended to provide acceptable indoor air quality in low-rise residential buildings.
 
One of the biggest changes in the standard over the 2010 version was an increase in mechanical ventilation rates to 7.5 cfm per person plus 3 cfm per 100 square feet. This is due to the earlier removal of the earlier default assumption regarding natural infiltration. 
 
The Standard 62.2 Committee had previously assumed homes got a minimum of 2 cfm, per 100 square feet, according to Don Stevens, committee chair.
 
“Because research shows houses have gotten tighter and apartments have always been tight, the 2013 edition drops this default assumption and calls for the entire amount to be provided mechanically,” he said. “The only exception is when single family homes have a blower door test – then the predicted average annual leakage rate can be deducted.”
 
Another major change is a requirement for carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in all dwelling units. CO poisoning leads to hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year in homes, resulting from automobiles left running in attached garages as well as from portable generators, power tools and heaters, according to Paul Francisco, committee vice chair. A small fraction of poisonings also result from failed central heating combustion appliances.
 
“Residents have very little ability to sense the presence of CO without detectors, unlike many other indoor polluting events,” he said.
 
Whether to include CO alarms as a requirement in the standard had been discussed since the standard was first proposed with debate focused on the unreliability and cost of alarms.
 
Francisco said the committee believes the time has come to make this change, noting that it brings the standard into closer alignment with the International Residential Code, which requires alarms if the house has combustion appliances or attached garages, and with many states that have passed laws requiring CO alarms.
 
The requirement goes a step further, expanding the protection to all homes, regardless of fuel type or garage configuration, reflecting the fact that many CO exposures occur due to causes completely independent of these factors, he said. It also requires that alarms be hard-wired with battery backup to address an increased likelihood of high CO exposure events during power outages.
 
Other significant new changes include the removal of the climate limitations on pressurization and depressurization; specifications related specifically to multifamily buildings; and new calculations and weather data for estimating annual leakage based on a blower door test.
 
The cost of Standard 62.2-2013, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is $58 ($48, ASHRAE members).
 
To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Contact Center at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), fax 678-539-2129, or visit www.ashrae.org/bookstore.
 
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.



ASHRAE Golf Outing 2013
 
LOUISVILLE / BLUEGRASS ASHRAE CHAPTERS 2013 GOLF OUTING

Monday, May 13, 2013

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The Sky is the Limit at the ASHRAE Annual Conference in Denver
 

ATLANTA— ASHRAE helps you rise above it all in the Mile-High City. Join the Society in Denver, Colo., June 22-26, to elevate your career to new heights with its technical program, learning courses, technical tours and opportunities to network...




ASHRAE Publishes Second Edition of Hospital Design Manual
 
ASHRAE Publishes Second Edition of Hospital Design Manual
 
ATLANTA – Health care HVAC systems serve facilities in which the population is uniquely vulnerable and exposed to elevated risks of health, fire and safety hazard. These heavily regulated, high-stakes facilities undergo continuous maintenance, verification, inspection and recertification, typically operate 24/7 and are owner occupied for long life.
 
A newly published manual from ASHRAE provides guidance on addressing these issues for mechanical and consulting engineers, designers, architects, facility managers, infection control personal, maintenance staff, contractors, developers and code accreditation and licensure officials...



ASHRAE to Host Energy Performance Webcast
 
Got plans for lunch today?

Get a free lunch during the ASHRAE Webcast


Only registered attendees will have lunch available...
(Registration closes at 9:00 AM)


This webcast will feature industry experts who will explain the importance of building energy performance and its far-reaching implications in both new and existing buildings. Viewers will also learn about the various tools and approaches that are available, as well as the many opportunities that assessing building energy performance presents.
 
ASHRAE Webcast to Focus on
Building Energy Performance

 



The Louisville Chapter will be hosting this event, and providing lunch...



Papers Sought for Heat Pump Conference
 
The 11th IEA Heat Pump Conference will be held in Montreal on May 12-16, 2014. The triennial conference focuses on heat pumps, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications. A Call for Papers is now open. Papers will cover technology; systems; applications; research and development; policy, standards and market strategies; and international aspects. Abstracts must be submitted by April 15, 2013. The IEA Heat Pump Conference is endorsed by ASHRAE.

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Building Commissioning Boom Under Way, Says Study
 
BOULDER, Colo.—The demand for building commissioning services is accelerating worldwide, according to a new report by Navigant Research. North America will lead the world in the expanding market, accounting for $13.8 billion, or nearly half, of the $28.8 billion in total worldwide revenue for building commissioning services during the period from 2012 to 2020. Over time, the delivery of commissioning services will be transformed through the advent of building energy management systems with continuous commissioning capabilities, according to the report.

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Massive Energy Skyscraper Proposed for U.S.-Mexico Border
 

NEW YORK—Solar Wind Energy is planning a massive downdraft tower on the Arizona-Mexico border that will deliver 500 MW of power to the grid. At 2,250 ft (686 m), the tower’s height would be surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The tower is a hollow cylinder with an open top. Water sprayed into the opening makes the uppermost air humid and heavy. The heavy air sinks and accelerates to speeds of 50 mph before escaping through tunnels in the base, spinning turbines that create electricity. GE Energy and Whiting-Turner Contracting are partners.

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26 Proposed Addenda to ASHRAE/IES Energy Standard Open for Public Comment
 
ATLANTA – With the 2013 version of the ASHRAE/IES energy standard scheduled for publication later this year, many changes are being proposed to strengthen its requirements.
 
As such, 26 proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are open for public comment.
 




New BACNet Standard Published
 
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2012, BACnet—A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks, has been published ahead of schedule to reflect the wide-reaching changes in alarming functionality made by addendum af to Standard 135-2010. The new edition of the standard also includes recently adopted changes regarding lighting. Addendum af provides significant improvements to the alarm handling in BACnet including: improved fault handling, temporary alarm recipient subscriptions, improvements in scalability of alarm distribution and simplifications in alarm distribution to support less complex products. The standard also has added support for lighting control through a new lighting output object, the Channel object and the WriteGroup service. The WriteGroup service and the Channel object introduce a group concept, in which groups are identified by an unsigned number at the application level.

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Index of Construction Activity Continues to be Positive
 
NEW YORK—The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), a monthly economic indicator of construction activity developed by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), remains positive. AIA says the score "reflects a strong increase in demand for design services." AIA's separate New Projects Inquiry Index is now at its highest mark since January 2007. "Conditions have been strengthening in all regions and construction sectors for the last several months," said AIA chief economist Kermit Baker, Ph.D. 

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New BACnet Standard Published with Significant Improvements to Alarm Handling
 
ATLANTA – Changes to the newly published BACnet standard from ASHRAE will encourage smart lighting controls and other building automation controls systems.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2012, BACnet – A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks, allows building equipment and systems manufactured by different companies to work together. It is the only open consensus-developed standard in the building controls industry...



ASHRAE March 2013 Meeting
 
ASHRAE Meeting Today!!
Monday, March 11th
 
Speaker :: Jonathan Reinhardt, Mason Industries
 
Topic :: Seismic Codes and Control/Restrain
 
 



2013 Annual Conference
 
2013 Annual Conference
June 22-26, 2013
Denver, Colorado

Click here for a link to the Society website for this event.



Louisville Young Engineers Happy Hour
 
 
Louisville Young Engineers Happy Hour
Tuesday, March 12th
6:00-8:00 PM

at the Troll Pub Under the Bridge
150 W. Washington St.
Louisville

Students members welcome.
Free lunch meeting door prize!

Come out and network with your friends, classmates, and colleagues!

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Papers Sought for First International Conference on Energy, Indoor Environment in Hot Climates
 
Organized by ASHRAE, the Qatar Oryx Chapter and the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, the First International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates takes place Feb. 24-26, 2014, in Doha, Qatar. It is endorsed by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
 
Abstracts (400 words in length) are due April 30, 2013. If accepted, papers are due May 15, 2013. Authors of accepted papers are responsible for travel and registration. Hotel accommodations are free for authors presenting papers. Submittal information can be found at www.ashrae.org/HotClimates.
 
The Conference provides a forum for discussion of the latest research and development in the field of indoor environmental quality in high ambient temperature climates. 
 
Rising energy demand, costs and the associated environmental problems are causing increased emphasis on the design of energy efficient HVAC&R systems, according to Walid Chakroun, conference chair.
 
“This Conference sets the path for better understanding the integration of energy efficiency and indoor air quality in high ambient temperature regions,” he said. “The impact of low-energy design on occupant health in different building sectors, for both developed and developing economies, is the focus.”
 
Topics include but are not limited to:
•             Indoor Air Quality Systems
•             Lessons Learned from IAQ Systems in Developing Countries
•             Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Systems
•             Sustainability in Buildings
•             Energy and Sustainable Development
•             Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols
•             Renewable Energy Technologies
•             Indoor Environmental Pollution Sources
•             Air Cleaner Performance
•             Advances in Filter Materials
•             Low Emitting Materials for Better IAQ
•             Standards, Codes and Regulations
 
In addition, panel discussions are included with experts and decision makers where recommendations and ideas for research can be generated for better design and preserving healthy environments. Also, several keynote speeches will focus on different aspects of indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency. 
 
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.




Lighting Efficiency Improvements Proposed for Standard 90.1
 
ATLANTA – Proposed changes to the ASHRAE/IES energy standard will require automatic lighting controls in more space types and shorten the times before lighting is automatically reduced or shut off.

Addendum by to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, was developed in response to requests from the design community, which asked for a tabular structure for specifying the controls requirements. By putting these requirements into...



Protocols for Performance Measurement Published
 
ATLANTA – Tools and techniques for measuring, managing and improving the performance of a facility as demonstrated by its energy and water use and indoor environmental quality, are contained in a new guide.

“This is the book that facility managers, building operators, technicians, consultants, commissioning authorities, architects and design engineers need to ensure that their buildings are green, energy efficient, highly productive, healthy and attractive to others,” Jim Bochat, chair of the project committee that wrote the book, said...



GSA Begins New 60 Day Comment Period to Choose Which Building System to Use
 

The General Services Administration announced another 60-day round of public comment Tuesday on which green building certifications the federal government should use.

GSA is required every five years to evaluate green building certifications for government use and make recommendations to the Energy Department about which systems to use. The Energy Department will then choose any combination of standards that best fit the government’s needs.

The Energy Department has avoided picking one certification standard so far. In 2010, the agency proposed a rule that would allow agencies to use any third-party standard that met Energy Department criteria.

GSA has been under fire from lawmakers, industry groups and advocacy organizations with a stake in which certification system is used.  More...




ASHRAE Seeks Papers for 2014 Conference
 
ASHRAE has issued a call for papers for its 2014 Winter Conference in New York, Jan. 18–22. The Conference has a building-oriented theme and seeks papers on building information systems; environmental health; international design; HVAC&R applications and systems; and, featured for the 2014 Conference, tall building performance.

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Opportunities for Young Engineers
 
YEA Member News
 

 
 
Please encourage the YEA members in your area to apply for the following opportunities:
Applications now being accepted: Leadership U
Do you know of any YEA Members who would be interested in learning about the roles and responsibilities of ASHRAE Leaders? Through Leadership U (offered by the YEA Institute), a handful of YEA members will be selected for the 2013 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Denver, CO to be matched up with Society Officers and
participate in all of their events, board meetings, and social activities.
 
Leadership U not only allows YEA members to experience a conference like an Officer, but it is also a great opportunity to network and form connections with those active in ASHRAE.
If selected to participate in Leadership U, the costs of attending the Conference (transportation, lodging and registration) will be covered by ASHRAE.
 
Criteria: All applicants must be ASHRAE members and 35 years of age or younger as of June 30, 2013.

Deadline: All applications must be received by the close of business Monday, March 18, 2013.
 
 
Apply Now for
Leadership U
Applications now being accepted: YEA Scholarship for HVAC Design Essentials Workshop
Presented by the ASHRAE Learning Institute, the HVAC Design Essentials Training allows attendees to gain the fundamentals and technical aspects to design, install and maintain HVAC systems.
To encourage attendance by young professional ASHRAE members, the YEA Institute offers one full scholarship for attendance to the HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials training. The full cost of registration to Level I of this workshop will be covered by ASHRAE. Training that will be held June 3-5, 2013 at ASHRAE Headquarters, Foundation Learning Center.
 
Criteria: All applicants must be ASHRAE members and 35 years of age or younger as of June 30, 2013 (student members are not eligible). Applicants will be reviewed based on contribution to the industry, ASHRAE involvement and career goals.

Deadline: Please complete the scholarship application by Monday, April 1, 2013.
 
 
 
 
Apply Now for the
YEA Scholarship
If you have any questions about Leadership U or the YEA Scholarship, please contact Rhiannon Loomis at rloomis@ashrae.org or 678-539-1178.
 



Free ASHRAE Session at AHR Expo Focuses on Acoustics
 
The question of why a space is quiet or noisy will be examined in a free session held as part of the 2013 ASHRAE Winter Conference. This session will be held at the concurrent AHR Expo. The session, “Basics of HVAC Noise Control,” takes place from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Room C147 of the Dallas Convention Center. ASHRAE Conference registration is not required to attend and no badge is needed.

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Photographer Captures Cool Photos of a Building Filled With Ice
 
CHICAGO—When the Fulton Market Cold Storage Company decided to abandon their 10-story 1920s refrigeration facility recently, they left behind frozen meat, ice cream, and a visually stunning accumulation of icicles. Photographer Gary Jensen, who works for the mechanical engineering firm hired to decommission the building’s ammonia refrigeration system, was allowed to document the winter wonderland of a floor where ice crystals had been allowed to accumulate for at least 13 years. The building used an old-fashioned refrigeration system that piped in extremely cold brine to chill the air. The –22°F (–30°C) brine was cold enough to continually freeze moisture in the space around the pipes.

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ASHRAE February 2013 Meeting
 

The February meeting will be a joint meeting with The American Institute of Architects, AIA.  Barry Benator is an ASHRAE distinguished lecturer and has spoken to our chapter before.
 

 



Chiller Efficiency Improvements Proposed for Standard 90.1
 
Chiller efficiencies for air- and water-cooled chillers would be increased to more than 20% under a proposed addendum to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Proposed addendum ch changes the requirements for air- and water-cooled chillers as defined in section 6.4.2.1 and the efficiency requirements listed in table 6.8.1C. This change builds on efficiency improvements that were implemented in 2010 by further improving the efficiency requirements, according to Dick Lord, a member of the committee that developed the proposal through a working team of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) chiller section. Addendum ch is open for public review until Jan. 14, 2013.
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Construction Activity Indicator Positive for Fourth Straight Month
 
WASHINGTON—The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), an economic indicator of construction activity developed by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is indicating gains in billings for the fourth consecutive month. “These are the strongest business conditions we have seen since the end of 2007 before the construction market collapse,” said AIA chief economist Kermit Baker, Ph.D.

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Is Moisture an Unwanted "Occupant" In your Building?
 
Is Moisture an Unwanted ‘Occupant’ In your Building? ASHRAE Seminar Shares how to Remove It

ATLANTA – No designer wants to see the unwelcome guests of mold and mildew show up in their building. Guidance on how to prevent moisture that causes their appearance is offered in several sessions at ASHRAE’s 2013 Winter Conference in Dallas.

“Sooner or later...



ASHRAE January 2013 Meeting
 

ASHRAE January Meeting 
 

Next Monday, January 14th :: 11:30 start



Topic :: Natatorium HVAC System Design

Speaker :: Karl Schaphorst, PoolPak International





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Region VII Dinner - Dallas
 




Nearly 100 Educational Programs Set for 2013 AHR Expo
 
WESTPORT, Conn.—Educational sessions about cloud computing and workshops in the “Dead Men’s Steam School” will be among the learning opportunities for attendees at the 2013 AHR Expo in Dallas, Jan. 28–30. Nearly 100 educational sessions, workshops, certification exams and product presentations designed to provide HVAC&R professionals with information to help them improve their businesses and perform their jobs more effectively will be offered. Many of the sessions are sponsored by industry associations, and several offer certification and continuing education credits. More than three dozen of the educational sessions will be free.

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2012 to be Warmest Year in U.S.
 
ASHEVILLE, N.C.—It appears that 2012 will be the warmest year on record for the continental United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center. Only a freak cold spell could set this year's national average off its record-breaking course. Temperatures in December would have to be more than 1°F (0.55°C) colder than the coldest-ever December for the 2012 average to not be the warmest ever. The coldest December on record occurred in 1983, when the nation's average temperature was only 25.5°F (–3.6°C). Through November, the average national temperature was 57.1°F (13.9°C). That is 3.3°F (1.8°C) above the 20th-century average for the January-November period, and 1°F (0.55°C) above the previous record set for those months in 1934. Such records have been kept since 1895.

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Meeting Monday
 
We keep running out of chairs!

Let us know if you're attending the Louisville ASHRAE meeting on Monday.

Register today


This helps us set up enough tables and chairs and keep the cost of meetings down -
not to mention we need to make enough food!

 



Construction Spending Rises to Highest Rate in Three Years
 
WASHINGTON—Spurred by increases in home building, construction spending increased 1.4% in October from the previous month. It is the highest annual rate of construction spending in more than three years, the U.S. Commerce Department said Dec. 3. Builders spent at a seasonally adjusted rate of $872.1 billion in October, up from a revised $860.4 billion in September. Compared to 2011, spending in October increased 9.6%. The new figures greatly exceeded analysts' expectations. The median projection by economists surveyed by Bloomberg was for spending to increase 0.5% in October.

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AHRI Releases Test Reports for Alternative Refrigerant Program
 
ARLINGTON, Va.—The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has released three final test reports for its Low Global Warming Potential Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program. The reports contain test results of low-GWP refrigerants for residential heat pump, water-cooled chiller and commercial ice machine applications, and also include the refrigerants’ compositions. “Eleven low-GWP refrigerants were tested, and their performance was compared to their respective baseline refrigerants, either R-410A or R-404A,” said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. “This is the first set of many reports that will be published as part of our research program.” Tests are ongoing, and are expected to be completed by early 2013.

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December ASHRAE Meeting
 
ASHRAE December Meeting :: Monday, December 10th
Topic :: Energy Savings in Surgical Spaces

Speakers ::
Cheryl Laniewicz - Phoenix Controls
Leo Foster – UK Medical Center
Chip Summers – Air Equipment Company


Synopsis ::

Healthcare Facilities consume 250% more energy than a typical commercial building and 60-70% of that energy comes from HVAC demand. ORs, Surgery Suites and Ambulatory Surgical Centers are the largest energy consumption offenders. Surgery spaces per code, require pressurization, high air change rates, or 100% outdoor exhaust.  Codes ask facilities to reduce their energy demand and at the same time they require that space pressurization be maintained during any setback or turndown of airflow.  Due to life safety, infection control and health issues most engineers and facility managers have been reluctant to turndown these critical care areas.
 
This presentation will describe some of the challenges that healthcare facilities face and will show why these critical spaces are costly to operate.  We will review current energy and safety guidelines as well as explore innovative technologies that are encouraged by the guidelines.  We will also review what UK Medical Center has implemented in their new 1.2 million square foot Chandler Hospital and see how system design and the calculated or measured system performance can impact a facility.
 
We will also introduce an HVAC airflow modeling software (free download) that will show owners, architects, facility managers and engineers how to calculate HVAC ventilation operational costs. We will run scenarios, to help you discover where the best energy/monetary savings lie. Detailed payback and financial analysis will show you areas in which to improve energy efficiency reduce waste and improve Life Cycle Costing so that you may obtain buy-in from your design teams and hospital executives. Come learn how best practices are being implemented to ensure Hospitals are achieving safe environments, operational savings and patient satisfaction.


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ASHRAE Holiday Party
 
Louisville ASHRAE Holiday Party Tonight!

Last Chance!
Register before noon, today!

Still a few seats left!



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ASHRAE Conferences 2013-2014
 



ASHRAE Responds "Present" in STEM Education Efforts
 
ATLANTA—The United States produces approximately 74,000 engineers a year, a number that has remained essentially flat for the past two decades. With the impending retirement of the Baby Boomer generation, an anticipated shortage of engineers will affect virtually every aspect of our environment, society and lifestyle. ASHRAE is increasing its efforts in expressing the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education – most notably...



November Meeting
 
ASHRAE Meeting Today!
11:30 Start


ASHRAE November Meeting :: Monday, November 19th

Topic :: Desiccant Dehumidification

Speaker :: Aaron Hohenbrink, Advantix Systems

Get 1.5 PDH credits for attending this meeting.

Registration is now open...


Click here to see details and register
 



2013 Innovation Awards Recognize Top Products
 
WESTPORT, Conn.—Winners in the 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Awards range from an innovative geothermal heat pump to a copper theft deterrent system. Representing a cross-section of the HVAC&R marketplace, the winning entries were selected in 10 categories and represent the most innovative new products among the thousands that will be displayed at the Show. One of the 10 category winners will be selected as the overall winner of the 2013 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award during ceremonies on Jan. 29. In addition, 33 other products are recognized with Honorable Mentions in the same 10 categories. More than $10,000 generated by the entry fees will be donated to a charitable organization in the Dallas area. ASHRAE is a cosponsor of AHR Expo.

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2014 World Cup Arena to be First Net Zero Energy Stadium
 
BRASILIA, Brazil—The upcoming 2016 Olympics and 2014 World Cup are leading Brazil to significantly remodel many of its sports facilities. The Estádio Nacional de Brasília, a stadium in the middle of Brazil’s capital is becoming bigger and greener. Once its renovations are finished at the end of 2012, it will grow from 42,000 seats to 71,000. The stadium also is expected to become the first net zero energy stadium in the world. A ring of solar photovoltaic panels on the roof provides the stadium’s power. The stadium will be able to trade energy between the panels and the power grid as necessary. A photocatalytic membrane on the roof will capture air pollution as it falls, and breaks down the chemicals, removing them from the atmosphere. Additional sustainability features include rainwater collection and low-flow water fixtures.

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Water Conservation Standard Opens for First Public Comment
 
Developed by ASHRAE, ASPE, AWWA, USGBC
 
Water Conservation Standard Opens for First Public Comment
 
ATLANTA – With HVAC&R systems accounting for approximately a third of water consumption in a typical office building, the need to minimize water usage is a major consideration in the built environment industry.



Registration Open for 2013 ASHRAE Winter Conference
 
Online registration is open for the 2013 ASHRAE Winter Conference, which will be held Jan. 26–30 in Dallas. The technical program features more than 200 sessions in these tracks: energy conservation; facility management...

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MLB Stadiums Hitting Home Runs for Energy Efficiency
 
WASHINGTON—Major League Baseball (MLB) is a vanguard of the Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) Sports Greening Project, which has promoted sustainability among professional and collegiate sports leagues since 2005. Based on the project's Game Changer Report, which was published in September, the Alliance to Save Energy recently created a list of the "Top 7 Energy-Efficient Baseball Stadiums." Marlins Park, home of the Miam​i Marlins, ranks first. The LEED Gold-certified structure's mechanical, electrical, lighting, heating, and cooling systems cost the ballpark 22% less on energy compared to similar structures. The Minnesota Twins’ Target Field, the second-ranked stadium, is the only ballpark with LEED certifications for both construction and operations. Upgrades to the park's equipment, lighting, and HVAC in 2011 reduced electricity use by more than 12%. World Series participant San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park ranks fourth.

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Danfoss Poll Reveals CO2 Refrigeration Drivers and Barriers
 
BALTIMORE—The deployment of carbon dioxide in subcritical and transcritical refrigeration systems is motivated by a variety of factors, including the demand for greater energy efficiency and the potential for HFC phaseout and other regulations, according to a recent poll conducted by Danfoss. The “CO2 Industry Indicator” poll gathered input from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), consultants, contractors and end users to estimate the level and rate at which CO2 systems are already being deployed in the United States. Consultants and end users noted the importance of CO2 as a means by which to meet and employ corporate sustainability initiatives, with the improvement of public image a key concern. However, contractors find the safety of CO2 to be most desirable. The most frequently cited challenges included initial system costs and contractors’ lack of familiarity with the technology. 

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Mandatory Commissioning for All Buildings Proposed for Green Building Standard
 
ATLANTA – Commissioning for all buildings designed and built under a green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) would become mandatory under a new proposal open for public input.
 
ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2011, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, provides a design standard for those who strive for high performance buildings. It covers key topical areas of site sustainability, water-use efficiency, energy ef¬ficiency, indoor environmental quality and the building’s impact on the atmosphere, materials and resources. 
 
Proposed addendum p would remove the “Acceptance Testing” provision (Section 10.3.1.1Building Acceptance Testing) for small buildings. The proposed addendum is open for public review from Oct. 19-Nov. 18, 2012. To comment on the proposed changes or for more information, visit www.ashrae.org/publicreviews.
 
Currently the standard implies that when a building area is less than 5,000 square feet it is considered to have simple building systems, and thus requires a reduced level of commissioning effort, referred to as Acceptance Testing, according to Jeff Ross-Bain, a member of the Standard 189.1 committee. However, building area does not relate to complexity as many buildings less than 5,000 square feet can be complex. 
 
Under the proposed addendum, building commissioning per Section 10.3.1.2 becomes mandatory for all buildings that are designed and built under the requirements of the standard.
 
“Commissioning is a robust and well supported discipline with established guidelines (ASHRAE and others), a long history of use and with many practitioners,” he said. “The commissioning process is one that adapts to the specific attributes of a given building. A ‘simple’ building would only require ‘simple’ commissioning regardless of size.”
 
Ross-Bain noted that “Acceptance Testing” is not a universally defined activity nor does there appear to be specific instructions or guidelines within the industry detailing how this activity is formally completed. Also, a review of the mandatory requirements of Standard 189.1 could be interpreted as producing a relatively complex building (i.e. consumption measurement, on-site renewable energy, daylighting control, outdoor air delivery monitoring, economizers, condensate recovery, etc.), which requires a higher degree of commissioning activity.
 
Finally, under the current “Acceptance Testing” section, Standard 189.1 would not meet the minimum commissioning prerequisite of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, which requires all buildings to undergo the commissioning process.
 
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.




Building Professionals Increasingly Using BIM
 
TACOMA, Wash.—More than 70% of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) companies use building information modeling (BIM), according to new research by McGraw-Hill Construction. This is an increase from 17% in 2007, and 49% in 2009. Almost 40% of BIM users are "heavily committed" to it, doing more than 60% of their work in BIM.
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ASHRAE, AHR Expo Return to Dallas, Texas for 2013 Winter Conference
 
ATLANTA—Deep in the heart of Texas, where the stars at night are big and bright,  ASHRAE is convening for its 2013 Winter Conference to corral energy use and blaze the way in high performing building design.

The 2013 Winter Conference takes place Jan. 26-30 at the Sheraton Dallas. To register and for complete Conference information, visit
www.ashrae.org/dallas.

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo®, held in conjunction with the Winter Conference, will run Jan. 28-30. The Expo,
www.ahrexpo.com, is held at the Dallas Convention Center.

In keeping with ASHRAE’s goal of continuing education the Conference offers some 200 Professional Development Hours, as well as Continuing Education Units, which can be applied toward a professional engineering license.  

The technical program features more than 200 sessions addressing energy conservation; facility management: operations, technology and energy improvements; large building design; standards, guidelines and codes; HVAC&R systems and equipment; HVAC&R fundamentals and applications; and refrigeration. One particular track of note is Industrial and Transportation Ventilation, focusing on the industrial and manufacturing sector prevalent in Texas. The full Technical Program offers the opportunity to earn a year’s worth of PDHs, NY PDHs, AIA LUs and LEED AP credits and runs Jan. 27-30.

Five Professional Development Seminars and 15 Short Courses are offered to help industry professionals stay current on HVAC technology, including how to apply the newest ASHRAE standards. The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) is offering five new half-day short courses on everything from the basics of laboratory design to techniques for optimizing HVAC systems and components. The full-day professional development seminars focus on the commissioning process; data center energy efficiency; healthcare facilities; complying with Standard 90.1-2010 and energy modeling best practices. ALI courses are approved for renewal of professional engineer and professional architect licenses, as well as for industry certification programs.
www.ashrae.org/Dallascourses.

The Conference’s Plenary will feature former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Rocky Bleier. Despite being wounded in both legs during the Vietnam War, he embarked on a two-year road to recovery, and eventually pressed on to become one of the Steelers’ top leading ground-gainers, passing the 1,000-yard rushing mark in one season, and contributing to four Super Bowl victories.  Bleier’s speech, “Be the Best You Can Be,” motivates audiences to keep on striving for greater accomplishments. He shares his remarkable story during the Plenary, 3:15 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26.

Additionally, ASHRAE offers a special administration of all six certification examinations on Wednesday Jan. 30: Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP), Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP), High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP), Healthcare Facility Design Professional (HFDP) and Operations & Performance Management Professional (OPMP). ASHRAE’s certification program recognizes industry professionals who have mastered knowledge and skills reflecting best practices in certain aspects of building design and operations. More information on each certification can be found at
www.ashrae.org/certification.

ASHRAE Conference technical tours give you a first-hand look at technology developed by members to further the industry. Tours include the Southern Methodist University, the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center and Cowboys Stadium.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.



DOE Appoints ASHRAE Building Energy Codes Fellow
 
ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has appointed its 2012-13 Building Energy Codes ASHRAE Fellow to assist in a variety of code development and deployment activities.
 
ASHRAE member Ian LaHiff will assist in the DOE’s Office of Building Technologies, Building Energy Codes program in areas such as residential and commercial code research and development; developing code change proposals; code compliance and energy code training; developing and implementing tools and training programs aimed at increasing compliance; assessing the impact of adopting and updating state energy codes ; and performing analysis of energy savings and cost effectiveness of proposed code revisions and published codes...



Groundbreaking Information for Data Center Energy Efficiency Guidance
 
Groundbreaking Information for Data Center Energy Efficiency Guidance
 
ASHRAE Releases Third Edition of Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments
 
ATLANTA – Four new data center classes that can enable fulltime economizers for a number of applications in many climates are contained in the latest edition of the principal book in the ASHRAE Datacom Series of publications.
 
Since its first edition in 2004, ASHRAE’s “Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments,” published by ASHRAE’s Technical Committee (TC) 9.9, Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment, has become the de-facto reference material for unbiased and vendor-neutral information on the design and operational parameters for the entire datacom (data centers and telecommunications) industry...



More Testing Options Proposed for Standard 62.2
 
Additional methods to demonstrate combustion safety are being proposed for ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2010, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Standard 62.2 currently has limits on exhaust that are based on specific assumptions about the house, specifically that the house is fairly tight. Proposed addendum w would provide professionals working in existing homes additional methods to demonstrate combustion safety, according to Paul Francisco, vice chair of the Standard 62.2 committee.  

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NIST Identifies 1,200 Potential Low-GWP Refrigerants
 
GAITHERSBURG, Md.—Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new computational method for identifying candidate refrigerant fluids with low global warming potential (GWP) as well as other desirable performance and safety features. The new method was used to identify about 1,200 low-GWP chemicals for further study among some 56,000 that were considered. Only about 60 of these have boiling points low enough to be suitable for common refrigeration equipment, an indication of how difficult it is to identify usable fluids. The ongoing NIST project is a response to U.S. industry interest in a new generation of alternative refrigerants that already are required for use in the European Union.

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Louisville Remembers Dave Butler
 
From: Rick Vowels,
           Louisville ASHRAE Chapter Past President (86-87),  
           TC10.9, Louisville Host Committee 2009, etc.. 

It was with great sadness that I read of the passing of ASHRAE’s Dave Butler.  Dave Butler was instrumental in the history and the success of the Louisville Chapter, and I just wanted to share a short story about him.

I’ll never forget the 1st time that I met Dave (he was Region VII Director) on a Sunday at Bill Cotton’s house for a “Chapter Review” sometime back in the early 1980’s.  The Louisville Chapter was “floundering” along badly back then......small meeting attendance, no focus, no PAOE, no money in the bank, etc.  Most of us showed up un-prepared for a meeting with the primary focus being a social event with Bill Cotton hosting as bar tender.......BUT, we left there a couple of hours later “beat-up and bruised” by Dave.  It was somewhat of a shock to all of us (especially working as volunteers) leaving that meeting with Dave’s “promise” that the Louisville Chapter would lose its charter if local ASHRAE activities didn’t make a significant turn-around.  Dave’s  “wake up call” did the trick.  All of us involved back then got serious about our professional responsibilities to the organization, and since that meeting, I’ve been able to observe the Louisville Chapter’s continued focus and success.

The Louisville Chapter has come a long way from back then, and we can thank Dave Butler in a major way for that.


Thanks, Rick, for your kind words.  Read more about Dave Butler in the continuation of our news article...



ASHRAE & Industry News
 
Companies Spending Lots of Green to Green Their Data Centers
BOULDER, Colo.—The worldwide market for "green" data centers will grow from $17.1 billion in 2012 to $45.4 billion by 2016, according to Pike Research. The need for more efficient data centers is driven by a combination of rising energy costs, increasing demand for computing power, environmental concerns, and economic pressure. “There is no single technology or design model that makes a data center green,” said Eric Woods, Pike's research director. Virtualization, cloud-based computing and use of more sustainable energy sources, such as biomass and solar, are technologies being implemented to improve companies' information infrastructures.

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Summer of 2012 Among Warmest Ever Worldwide
ASHEVILLE, N.C.—The world experienced one of the warmest summers on record this year, according to the National Climatic Data Center. The average summer temperature over global land and ocean surfaces tied with 2005 as the third-highest on record at 61.25°F (16.25°C), or 1.15°F (0.64°C) above the 20th century average of 60.1°F (15.61°C). Only the summers of 1998 and 2010 were warmer. Records go back to 1880. The Center's report added "Considering global land surfaces only, June – Aug. 2012 was record warm, at 1.85°F (1.03°C) above average."

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Manufacturers Not to Blame for R-22 Smuggling, Says AHRI
ARLINGTON, Va.—Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) President and CEO Stephen Yurek has responded to what he termed “several inaccuracies” in a Sept. 8, article in the New York Times on smuggling, primarily from China, of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerant (R-22 or HCFC-22). The article laid the blame on air conditioner manufacturers, attributing demand for R-22 “to the reluctance of manufacturers to step up development of more environmentally friendly machines.” Yurek countered that manufacturers have developed refrigerant-using equipment that are more than twice as efficient as those meeting the federal minimum standard that existed in 2005. He added that all U.S. manufacturers had equipment available in the market that used non-ozone depleting refrigerants for over a decade before the January 2010 phase-out of R-22 required by the Montreal Protocol.

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Lighting Quality Requirements Proposed for New Version of Standard 189.1
Lighting requirements to enhance productivity and comfort of occupants have been proposed for ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2011, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Proposed addendum m would add lighting quality requirements to the scope of the Indoor Environmental Quality section of the standard. The proposed addendum is one of nine proposed changes to Standard 189.1 open for public review until Oct. 14.

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Click here for information on how to participate in the public review process.





Lighting Quality Requirements Proposed for Green Building Standard
 
ATLANTA – Lighting requirements to enhance productivity and comfort of occupants have been proposed for a green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).
 
ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2011, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, provides a design standard for those who strive for high performance buildings. It covers key topical areas of site sustainability, water-use efficiency, energy ef¬ficiency, indoor environmental quality and the building’s impact on the atmosphere, materials and resources...(continued) 




New Guideline from ASHRAE Focuses on Smoke Control System Commissioning
 
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has added to its suite of commissioning guidance to ensure buildings and systems operate as intended with a new guideline on commissioning for smoke control systems.
 
Guideline 1.5-2012, The Commissioning Process for Smoke Control Systems, describes the technical requirements of the commissioning process described in ASHRAE’s Guideline 0-2005, The Commissioning Process, to verify that the smoke control system achieves the owner’s project requirements (continued at the link below)...




Convergence of Building Management Data Creating Business Opportunities
 
NEW YORK—The explosive growth in green buildings over the past decade is "flattening" the built environment marketplace, as well as creating new opportunities for business competition. According to an article in Forbes magazine, the convergence of information and communications technology and physical infrastructure in the built environment is providing building owners with actionable information about a building that allows them to manage it more effectively. This green-induced convergence is also shaking up the competitive dynamics of the commercial real-estate market, creating business opportunities for companies of all sizes.  According to the article, large and small companies are scrambling to take advantage of this convergence by developing integrated building information, management and controls platforms that can cover entire building portfolios.

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October Meeting
 
ASHRAE Meeting Today!  We are hosting an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer ::

Register early so we have enough seats!


Monday, October 8th at 11:30

Location :: University Club, UofL Campus

Speaker :: Terry Townsend, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

Terry E. Townsend, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, is president, Townsend Engineering Inc., Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Panama City, Florida. In 2006-07, he served as president of ASHRAE, where he focused the Society’s efforts on The ASHRAE Promise: A Sustainable Future, highlighting ASHRAE’s work in sustainability in the building environment. His achievements as president include launching ASHRAE’s first ever certification program, accelerating and expanding the Advanced Energy Design Guide series, setting more stringent savings for ASHRAE’s energy standard, and proving resources on how ASHRAE can minimize the impact of its meetings on the environment.


Topic :: Sustainable Applications that Work
Many buildings that are claimed to be sustainable actually use more energy and natural resources than conventional, building-code constructed facilities. The ASHRAE Technology Awards winners are prime examples of what works and ten different applications that range from a few thousand square feet to over 50 million square feet are presented. The unique applications of conventional equipment in innovative and cost effective manners will provide information for future consideration for building owners, operation and maintenance personnel, technicians and design team members.

Registration - $20
Students - $5
Click here to register...




Alternative Low-GWP Refrigerants to be Presented at ASHRAE/NIST Refrigerants Conference
 
ATLANTA – Alternative low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants will be presented at the ASHRAE/NIST 2012 Refrigerants Conference: “Moving toward Sustainability,” Oct. 29 - 30, 2012, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Md.

Papers from leading global experts will be presented on refrigerant alternatives and technologies
...



ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference to Provide Hands-On Guidance
 
ASHRAE’s upcoming Energy Modeling Conference is intended to advance practitioners' ability to more accurately model and simulate a building's energy use. It will be held Oct. 1–3 in Atlanta. The conference will feature some 40 presentations, keynote speeches, networking and a modeling tools software developer session. The presentations will cover a variety of programs and applications, such as daylighting, variable refrigerant flow, thermal bridging, labyrinth ventilation systems, ground source heat pumps, dedicated outdoor air systems and hybrid systems. “Attendees will benefit by networking with other modelers and software developers and by the numerous hands-on modeling presentations, including case studies, updates on ASHRAE standards and codes, and current tools available in the marketplace, their applications and workarounds,” said conference chair Dennis Knight.

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17 Addenda to Standard 90.1-2010 Open for Public Comment
 
Seventeen addenda to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 are open for public review. The proposed changes to the standard would improve lighting and equipment efficiencies. Specific provisions cover evaporative condensers used in ammonia based refrigeration systems, cooling towers, and three-phase air-cooled commercial air conditioners and heat pumps less than 65,000 Btu/h (19 000 W). Also, an addendum would modify the existing interior space-by-space lighting power density (LPD) tables for a variety of purposes. Sixteen of the 17 addenda are open for review until Sept. 16. The other is open until Oct. 1.

Click here to read more.
Click here to participate in the public review.




ASHRAE's Energy Modeling Conference: Hands-on, Market-Based, Practitioner-Driven
 
ASHRAE’s Energy Modeling Conference, Oct. 1-3, 2012, Atlanta, Ga., seeks to advance the practitioner’s ability to more accurately model and simulate a building's energy use through some 40 presentations, keynote speeches, networking...



September ASHRAE Meeting
 

ASHRAE Meeting Today...

9-10-12 at 12:00


Location :: University Club, Cardinal Drive, UofL Campus

Speaker :: Mark VanderKooy, Greenheck

Topic :: Laboratory Exhaust Systems - An honest look at fan function, performance, maintenance, and innovations.

Kick off the new ASHRAE year with a hot lunch and a hot topic.

Registration - $20
Students - $5

Link to Calendar and Registration.


If you have difficulties registering, check your membership status at the Society website, or email to info@louisvilleashrae.com   




Lighting and Equipment Efficiency Changes to Energy Standard Open for Public Comment
 
ATLANTA – Proposed changes to the ASHRAE/IES energy standard would improve lighting and equipment efficiencies.
 
Seventeen addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are currently open for public review. For more information, visit
www.ashrae.org/publicreviews.
 
Among them are five proposed changes related to HVAC&R equipment efficiencies...



Proposed Commissioning Process Standard Open for Public Review
 
ASHRAE’s first standard focused on the commissioning process is open for public comment. Proposed Standard 202P, Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems, identifies the minimum acceptable commissioning process for buildings and systems as described in ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005, The Commissioning Process. The proposed standard is open for public review until Oct. 1.

Click here to read more.
Click here to participate in the public review.




ASHRAE Proposes First Standard on Commissioning Process
 
ATLANTA – ASHRAE’s first standard focused on the commissioning process is open for public comment.
Standard 202P, Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems, would identify the minimum acceptable commissioning process for buildings and systems as described in ASRHAE’s Guideline 0-2005, The Commissioning Process. The proposed standard is open for public review...



New Scholarship Honors ASHRAE's First Female President
 

ATLANTA –A scholarship created in memory of Presidential Member Lynn G. Bellenger, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, has been announced for the 2013-2014 school year.




Nonresidential Construction Spending to Grow in 2012-13
 
Nonresidential Construction Spending to Grow in 2012–13
WASHINGTON—Nonresidential construction spending in the U.S. is projected to increase 4.4% this year, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). This is more optimistic than the forecast of 2.1% growth made by AIA at the beginning of the year. This increase is predicted to accelerate to a 6.2% gain in 2013. AIA cites a sharp spike in demand for industrial facilities so far this year, along with sustained demand for hotels and retail projects as factors leading to the growth in spending.

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July 2012 Hottest Month Ever in U.S.
 
MCLEAN, Va.—July was the hottest month in U.S. history, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Aug. 8, surpassing the old record set during the midst of the "Dust Bowl" in 1936. The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. in July was 77.6°F (25.3°C), which is 3.3°F (1.8°C) higher than the 20th century average and 0.2°F (0.11°C) higher than the 1936 record. The January–July period was also the warmest first seven months of any year on record for the U.S. The national temperature of 56.4°F (13.6°C) was 4.3°F (2.4°C) above the long-term average.

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ASHRAE Assists College Students with Tuition through Scholarships
 

ATLANTA—To help support future generations of engineers, ASHRAE is awarding over $86,000 in scholarship money for the 2012-2013 school year.

“Engineers build our future, so we want to help build up future engineers,” William Murphy, Ph.D., P.E., chair of the Scholarship Trustees, said. “Many of the ASHRAE scholarship recipients are already working in the industry part time and some are exploring careers in various areas of HVAC&R. We hope that this added exposure to the industry will lead to employment opportunities for them in the field during and after college.”

See the rest of the article for a list of available scholarships...




ENERGY STAR 'Battle of the Buildings' Launched
 
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program has launched the 2012 "National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings" with 3,200 buildings across the country going head-to-head to improve energy efficiency and lower utility costs. More than 30 different types of commercial buildings are facing off in this year’s competition, representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. The competitors range from a Kmart store on the island of St. Thomas to a crime lab in Phoenix to a federal office building in Nome, Alaska.

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Proposed Facility Smart Grid Model Standard Open for Public Review
 
ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) are jointly developing Standard 201P, Facility Smart Grid Information Model, which would provide a common basis for consumers to describe, manage and communicate about electrical energy consumptions and forecasts. The proposed standard is open for an advisory public review until Sept. 3.

Click here to read the advisory public review draft standard.
Click here to submit comments.




DOE Voluntary Energy Savings Protocols Open for Public Review
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Energy is developing new voluntary procedures, or protocols, to help standardize how state and local governments, industry, and energy-efficiency organizations estimate energy savings. The DOE protocols are intended to provide a straightforward method for evaluating the energy savings made possible through some of the most common residential and commercial building upgrades, such as energy-saving lighting, lighting controls, commercial air conditioning, and residential furnaces and boilers. DOE invites stakeholders from the public sector, industry, and academia to participate in an online public review of the protocols. The public review period ends on August 17.

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ASHRAE Launches New Student Engineering Challenge
 
ATLANTA – A new student design competition from ASHRAE is focused on taking advantage of today’s technology to provide simple, affordable solutions that benefit people around the world.
 
The 2013 Applied Engineering Challenge is for the design of a solar powered (or powered by another renewable source) portable refrigeration unit with a holding volume of 1 cubic foot.   This device could be used to transport small essential cargo (perishable foods, pharmaceuticals, organs, sensitive equipment, etc.).  The temperature inside the box must be maintained at 25 F (or -4 C) continuously without an external power supply, in an ambient environment of 100 F (or 38 C).  This device must be easily made anywhere in the world, especially in developing economies.
 
The new competition was developed under the 2012-13 ASHRAE theme, Broadening ASHRAE’s Horizons, of President Tom Watson, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE.  The theme emphasizes the role of ASHRAE members as leaders in the application of sustainable design and practices in communities worldwide.
 
“I’m asking ASHRAE and the industry to look at technology that can be applied throughout the globe in applications that are simple, affordable and easy to use,” Watson said. “Specifically with the Applied Engineering Challenge, we’re looking for technologies that can be built very inexpensively and effectively and provide an immediate benefit to people around the world.”
 
Watson said he hopes to attract students around the world at traditional engineering schools and also students at other institutions such as technical schools that may not have been heavily involved with ASHRAE.
 
The deadline for entry is June 2, 2013. For more information, visit www.ashrae.org/engineeringchallenge.




Seafood Processors Fined for Smuggling GHG Refrigerant
 
SEATTLE—American Seafoods Company and Pacific Longline Company have agreed to phase out the use of ozone depleting refrigerants, implement a comprehensive leak detection and repair program aboard a number of their vessels and pay a penalty to resolve federal Clean Air Act violations, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The two companies will pay a $700,000 fine for their use of R-22. Both are owned by the same parent company. The company will spend between $9 and $15 million to fix the problem, the EPA said.

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First Half of 2012 Warmest on Record for U.S.
 
ASHEVILLE, N.C.—The first half of the year has been the warmest on record in the United States, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center announced this week. The national temperature the first six months of this year was 52.9°F (12°C). This was 4.5°F (2.5°C) above average and 1.2°F (0.67°C) hotter than 2006, the next-warmest year. From January to June, 22,356 daily record high temperatures have been set across the U.S., according to the Weather Channel. Twenty-eight states and more than 100 cities have posted their warmest first six months on record, based on national weather data that go back to 1895.

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Our Condolences to the Friends and Family of Norman Buckley



Papers Sought for 2013 Annual Conference
 
A call for papers has been issued for the 2013 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Denver. The conference seeks papers on current research worldwide; core HVAC&R applications and systems; and, featured for this conference, Integrated Project Design, Energy Modeling and Building Efficiency Performance.

The 2013 Annual Conference will be held June 22 – 26.

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San Antonio Heats Up for ASHRAE Conference



U.S. Construction Spending Rises to Highest Level in 2.5 Years



Industry Finance Reports
 

Links to industry sources...

New Construction Starts Forecast to Increase 2% in 2012

Commercial Building Revenue Increasing, Says BOMA Report

 




ASHRAE Installs New Society Officers, Directors



Index of Construction Design Activity Drops 'Significantly'



Emerging Technologies Could Create Net Zero Energy Building Boom



Call for Papers
 
ASHRAE Announces Call for Papers for 2013 Annual Conference
:: June 22-26, 2013
:: Denver, Colo.

Focus on Research & Integrated Project Delivery




New Publication Extends Comprehensive Treatment of Smoke Control



CRC-2012 Registration is Open
 
Region VII CRC-2012 is this week!

Location :: Knoxville, TN
Meeting Date :: August 23-25, 2012

The official webiste for CRC-2012...
http://region7crc.blogspot.com/




Show the World You Made it!
 

Show the World You Made it!

ASHRAE Technology Award applications are due to your Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (CTTC) Regional Vice Chair by September 1.

The Louisville CTTC Chair is Ben Gries (benjamin.gries@kerr-greulich.com).

Click the article link to learn more... 




New small solid oxide fuel cell reaches record efficiency



ANSI Approves AMCA Fan Energy Efficiency Standard



Guidance on Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems Included in New ASHRAE Handbook



DOE Funding Small Business Clean Energy Projects



Lawmakers Press GSA to Abandon LEED



ASHRAE Launches New Terminology Site ASHRAEwiki



Consumers Largely Unwilling to Pay More for Environment-Friendly Products



ASHRAE, NIST to Host Conference on Refrigerants



Commercial Heating, AC Retrofits Could Create Huge Energy Savings
 
Click here to read the report, "Energy Savings and Economics of Advanced Control Strategies for Packaged Air-Conditioning Units With Gas Heat."




May 1 Deadline for Distinguished Lecturers, Awards



Proposed 90.1 Addendum Addresses Data Center Efficiency



State Programs Leading $1 Billion U.S. Industrial Efficiency Spending



Register for Annual Conference
 
Registration is open for the 2012 Annual Conference, to be held June 23–27 in San Antonio. The Technical Program features tracks on HVAC&R Systems and Equipment; HVAC&R Fundamentals and Applications; Integrated Energy Systems; Building Modeling Applications; Refrigeration Applications; Indoor Environmental Applications; and Integrated Building Controls. Also, Integrated Building Controls will be featured as a "mini-conference" on the first two days of the Conference.

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Support Blossoming for Wooden Skyscrapers



Things Heat Up for ASHRAE, Annual Conference to be Held in San Antonio, Texas



ASHRAE Funds 22 Undergraduate Projects; Creation of “Shack” to Study Energy Efficiency



Construction Activity Indicator Continues Upswing



To AC or Not AC? Early Spring Has Facility Managers in Quandary



Standard 189.1 Deemed Compliance Option for IGCC; ICC Announces Availability of New Green Code
 
The building industry now has greater flexibility in the design of high performance buildings through a change impacting application of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) included in the International Green Construction Code (IgCC).



Public Input Sought on Alternative to ASHRAE Standard 62.1 Ventilation Rate Procedure Proposed
 
A proposed change to the ventilation rate procedure in ASHRAE’s indoor air quality standard is open for review after changes were made based on public input last year...



Average Office Space Per Worker Declining



Google Data Center Cooled by Recycled Water



DOE Fellowship Available
 
***Additional Information Added***
An exciting opportunity for the right candidate to represent ASHRAE during a fellowship with the DOE...



University Begins Final Phase of Largest GSHP Project in U.S.



ASHRAE Launches bEQ Building Labeling Program



bEQ Building Labeling Program Helps Building Owners Save Energy



AEDG for Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings Available for Free Download



2013 AHR Expo to Return to Site of Largest Southwest Show



WKU Receives Grant from ASHRAE
 
ASHRAE Society issued a $5000 grant to the Western Kentucky University Department of Engineering.

The senior undergraduate project is titled "Air Flow Visualization System Using Infrared Thermography"

Congratulations to Robert Choate and to the WKU students and staff!

Click here for the project details.






Preventing Mold by Keeping New Construction Dry



ASHRAE Celebrates National Engineers Week



Net Zero Energy School Being Built in New York



50 Percent Energy Savings for Retail Stores Now Available



Ventilation Rates and Health



Low-Cost Batteries Touted as Power Source



Largest Net Zero Energy School Serves as 'Learning Lab'



Company Develops 'Self-Chilling' Drink Can



Return to Chicago Sees High Attendance, Rebranding for ASHRAE



ASHRAE Society is Rebranding
 
New logo, new webiste, new focus...



Call for Papers for 2013 Winter Conference
 
Focus on Large Building Design and Facility Management:
ASHRAE Announces Call for Papers for 2013 Winter Conference,
January 26-30, Dallas, Texas




Vibration Isolation



Web-Based Tool Aids Thermal Load Calculations



ASHRAE, IAPMO Agree to Collaborate



Energy-Efficient Windows Melt Energy-Efficient Car



Chicago Mayor Proclaims 'HVAC&R Week' in Recognition of Expo



New Book Offers Guidance on Implementing Energy Savings Plans



EPA Approves Three Alternative Refrigerants



100th Anniversary of 'Magna Carta of Pychrometrics'
 
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the "Rational Psychrometric Formulae", by Willis H. Carrier.



Energy Modeling Conference - Call for Presenters



Call for Posters - High Performance Building Conference



DOE Updates National Reference Standard for Commercial Buildings to 90.1-2010



New Guidance Released to Help Schools Earn Top Marks in Energy Efficiency

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