Central PA ASHRAE Newsletter November 2009
2009-2010 Board and
Committee Chairs
In This Issue
D. Todd Postlethwait, PE, LEED AP
President's Message Meeting Announcement
09-10 Schedule Program Tickets
Student Activities Member News
PDS Announcement Society News
Upcoming Events Employment Op's
Mark Graybill, PE
Vice President
Andrew Odell
Nathan Potteiger
President's Message

Greetings ASHRAE Members:

I first would like to thank everyone who was able to join us at our first program meeting of the year at the Appalachian Brewing Company. We had a great turn out and it was nice to see so many new and familiar faces. I would also like to thank Andrew Persily, Ph.D. for his presentations on ASHRAE’s Standard 62.1 rate calculations and overview of new IAQ Design Guide. I hope everyone took something from these programs and I will inform you all when the new IAQ Design Guide is available online.

Our next meeting should prove to be very interesting especially to those of us who are mechanically minded. We will be meeting at PoolPak in York for a factory tour. This is a great opportunity to see what is involved on the production side of the equipment we specify and how this type of equipment is assembled. It also will hopefully trigger some questions you may have never thought of before. After the tour we will head down the road for dinner and a presentation on natatorium design. This program should prove valuable to all who size and specify equipment for pool rooms.

I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting and as a reminder if you received a voucher from the last meeting for the 50/50 drawing please bring them to this meeting for a chance to win the drawing.

D. Todd Postlethwait, PE, LEED AP

John Hayden, PE
Rachel Smith
Rebecca Thompson, PE, LEED AP
Mark Tome, PE, HFDP, LEED AP
CTTC (Programs)
Mark Graybill, PE
Education Committee
Thomas Long, PE
Student Activities
Rachel Smith
Research Promotion
Robert Miller
Nathan Potteiger
Andrew Odell
Publicity (Web and Newsletter)
Mark Tome, PE, HFDP, LEED AP

Employment Opportunities

Central PA ASHRAE will publish employment opportunities in the Pennant at a cost of $50/month.  The Pennant is distributed twice each month (September through April) to approximately 500 people.  Contact Mark Tome (717) 845-7654 to have employment opportunities included in the Pennant

Meeting Announcement -- Past Presidents Night

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at Appalachian Brewing Company
50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

5:00-6:00 Program, " Energy Incentives and Grants from Federal and State Governments and Electric Utilities"
6:00-7:00 Dinner & Recognition of Past Presidents

7:00-8:00 Program continued


Energy Incentives and Grants from Federal and State Governments and Electric Utilities J. Michael Love will cover all areas of energy grants available, from the well-known federal tax incentives to the less well-known utility grants. Hear about the plans of the local Electric Utilities in response to Pennsylvania ACT 129.

J. Michael Love President and Chief Executive Officer Energy Association of Pennsylvania

J. Michael Love serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Association of Pennsylvania (EAPA), headquartered in Harrisburg. His more than 30 years as a utility executive and regulator provides the trade association with the necessary public policy expertise to represent the interests of the Commonwealth’s 18 Public Utility Commission-regulated electric and natural gas distribution companies that provide service to more than 8 million commercial, industrial, and residential customers.

For more than 15 years, Mr. Love held increasingly more responsible executive level positions with Citizens Communication Company (formerly Citizens Utilities), which included service as President and Chief Operating Officer of the electric, gas, water, wastewater and propane operations of Citizens in 11 states, including Pennsylvania. These operations involved serving the utility needs of 3 million people.

Prior to entering the corporate arena, Mr. Love was appointed Chairman of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission and, in that capacity; he served as President of the New England Conference of Public Utility Commissioners. In addition, he served as consumer advocate in New Hampshire.

His accomplishments have been nationally recognized by two of America’s leading newspapers. In 1983, USA TODAY named Mr. Love as “Person of the Year” for the State of New Hampshire. As the state’s PUC Chairman, the WALL STREET JOURNAL profiled Mr. Love on its front page right hand column.

Mr. Love received a juris doctorate degree from the University of Detroit and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan. Mr. Love has lectured on the utility industry and regulation at Dartmouth University, Franklin Pierce Law School and the University of New Hampshire.

An involved member of his community, Mr. Love serves on the Board of the Central Pennsylvania Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Board of the Harrisburg Rotary. Mr. Love and his wife Vicki reside in the Harrisburg-West Shore area and have four grown children.

Online or or (717) 285-2228 ask for Mark Graybill
Deadline: Thursday November 5th, 2009

Chapter Members: $30.00
Non members: $40.00
Retired: $5.00
Past CenPenn Chapter Presidents: Free

Note to all Chapter Officers and Committee Chairs: Chapter Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairs have standing reservations.  If you do not RSVP by the deadline, you will be billed for the fun time you missed.

09-10 Schedule (revised 9/30/09)

Date & Location Event
September 9 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

Appalachian Brewing Company
50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg

Andy Persily presenting Standard 62.1 rate calculations ASHRAE IAQ Design Guide
October 14 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

Poolpak Technologies Tour
3491 Industrial Highway, York
Dinner @ Heritage Hills Conference Ctr
2700 Mt Rose Ave, York, PA 17402

PoolPak Facility Tour

Presentation: "Indoor Pool Considerations" by Charles Munchel

November 11 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

Appalachian Brewing Company
50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg

Past Presidents/History Night

Grants & Incentives Federal, State & Utility
J. Michael Love, President & CEO of EAPA

November 16 - 8:30am-12:30pm

Sheraton Harrisburg Hereshey Hotel
4650 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA

Professional Development Seminar
Integrated Building Design

Seminar & Panel Discussion lead by
ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
Charles E. Gulledge III, PE, CSI, MAI

December 9

Location TBD

January 13 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

Johnson Controls

631 S. Richland Ave, York

Research Promotion Night

Johnson Controls Air Lab tour

February 10 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

Appalachian Brewing Company

50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg

Membership Promotion Night



Giant Center

Family Night

Hershey Bears Game

April 14 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

Appalachian Brewing Company

50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg

Student Activities Night

Student Presentations


Carlisle SynTec

Carlisle, PA

Carlisle SynTec PV Tour



Professional Development Seminar

“Integrated Building Design”

offered by

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sheraton Harrisburg Hereshey Hotel
4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA

Join us for a presentation by ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Charles Gulledge III on Integrated Building Design followed by a discussion with a panel of project team members who have learned to successfully implement integrative design techniques in their respective fields.

Presenter: Charles E. Gulledge III, PE, CSI, MAI
Charles E. Gulledge III, PE, HBDP, LEED® AP, CSI, MAI is a member of the Handbook Committee, member of the Building Information Modeling and Interoperability Ad Hoc Committee, ASHRAE Liaison to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), past Chair of the Chapter Technology Transfer Committee, past Chair of Technical Committee 7.01: Integrated Building Design, past Chair of TRG4 – Sustainable Metrics, past member of the High-Performance Building Design Professional Certification Ad Hoc Committee, and a Distinguished Lecturer on the topics of MasterFormat 2004 and Integrated Building Design. Mr. Gulledge has received the Chapter Service Award, Regional Award of Merit, Distinguished Service Award, and Dan Mills Technical Award.

Gulledge PhotoIn his role as the liaison to CSI, Mr. Gulledge has been intimately involved in the overhaul of the MasterFormat 2004 (MF04) specification organization structure. He currently serves as a MasterFormat Accredited Instructor (MAI) for CSI. He has trained multiple classes of MAI instructors for CSI, conducted Webinars focused on Basic MF04 and MF04 for Engineers, participated as a seminar speaker at the ASHRAE 2005 Annual Meeting in Denver, co-presented ASHRAE Learning Institute Short Courses on MF04, and presented chapter programs for ASHRAE and CSI on the new MF04 impacts and Integrated Building Design. Mr. Gulledge was primary author for the CSI white paper, MasterFormat 2004 Edition - 2007 Implementation Assessment

Mr. Gulledge is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with the design/build firm of AC Corporation in Greensboro, NC. A licensed professional engineer, he received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He has over 24 years experience in the HVAC industry.

Panel Members:
Gregory R. Collins, CSI, PASBO is Coordinator of Capital Projects for the School District of Lancaster in Lancaster, PA. Mr. Collins is currently managing a $200 million dollar multi-year construction program that will impact 16 elementary schools, four middle schools, two alternative schools and two administrative buildings. Additionally Mr. Collins is responsible for overseeing and coordinating yearly capital and large expense construction projects, prepares capital budgets, preventative maintenance plans, provides technical (software) safety and security support and assists in other facilities operations. Mr. Collins also serves as the District representative to the Lancaster Inter Municipal Committees Land Use Advisory Board.

Larry E. McCabe, PE, LEED AP is Senior Project Manager, Mechanical /Electrical Services for Alexander building Construction in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which is a Division of Butz Enterprise in Allentown. Larry has been with the firm for nine years and is responsible for both Pre-Construction and Construction Phase activities using the Construction Management approach to project delivery. He is also responsible for the guidance of the firm’s efforts in Sustainable Design and Construction. He is a Professional Engineer –Mechanical and registered in nine states and a member of ASHRAE. In addition to nine years of experience in Construction Management, Larry has practiced engineering design and project management for an additional twenty years and was the Chief Mechanical Engineer for STV Inc an national design firm for twelve of those years.

David Schraeder, AIA, NCARB, CEFPI, LEED AP is a Managing Partner, LEED Designer and Planner for SCHRADERGROUP Architecture located in Manayunk, PA, outside of Philadelphia. He has a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science, Architecture from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania. For the past eighteen years, Mr. Schrader’s professional experience has been and is focused on the design of facilities of public interest. His significant experience in the areas of programming and design has earned him, his teammates and his clients’ high acclaim. His design accolades, speaking engagements and publications in the field of design for facilities of public interest are numerous. Mr. Schrader carefully weaves the sociological needs and the sustainable goals of each specific client into their project design. His ability to create a vision with his clients has fostered significant success for all involved including the client, the design team and the public-at-large. “Partnership in design is the key to creating a better designed environment for every client.”

Brian Toevs, PE, CxA, LEED AP founder and president of BETA Engineers, PC, a 7group company. As a partner in the 7group co-authors of “The Integrative Building Design Guide to Green Building”, he is intimately familiar with integrated building design practices. His 20 years experience in building systems design has given him hands-on expertise in building subsystems ranging from fire protection, dust collection and sanitary sewer to process piping, ventilation and HVAC. He is a widely respected commissioning agent, serving that role for a wide range of facilities, including government office buildings, correctional facilities and schools, along with commercial office buildings, hospitals, industrial facilities and wastewater treatment facilities and is familiar with the advantages of early participation in design decisions form all members of the project team.

Presentation: Integrated Building Design
The quest of successfully providing a truly integrated building design (IBD) continues to challenge our industry and the built world. This program looks at these challenges, identifies barriers to success, and explores solutions to promote and achieve holistic IBD. Content covers the following topics:
• What is IBD?
• Project delivery techniques
• Design team structures
• Design discipline cross-links and coordination
• Hidden barriers
• How do we make IBD work?

Panel Discussion: “What’s on YOUR mind?”
Although the panel will be prepared to discuss various “hot topics”, the intention is to discuss your concerns and experiences. If you have a particular question or concern you would like the panel to address, please include your question in your registration.


Cost of the Seminar is $50.00, which includes continental breakfast and coffee/soda break.

Register for the seminar through the online form: IBD Registration, or by e-mailing Tom Long – (please include name, company and telephone number). Please register by Monday, November 9th.This seminar will fill up quickly so register early!

Payment by credit/debit card and PayPal will be accepted through the online form: IBD Payment. Only cash and checks will be accepted “at the door”.

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance documenting 4 Professional Development Hours.


PRESENTATION 8:30 – 10:30 AM
BREAK 10:30 – 10:45 AM
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Student Activities


Penn State Team Information
Contact: Jeffrey R.S. Brownson
110 Technology Center Building
University Park, PA 16802-3377
Phone: 814-865-8473
Team Web site

Final Results (from
1. Team Germany 908.297 Architecture: 94 points (ranked # 3)Market Viability: 91 points (ranked # 5)Engineering: 91 points (ranked # 4)Lighting Design: 69.75 points (ranked # 3)Communications: 53.25 points (ranked # 15)Comfort Zone: 92.008 points (ranked # 1)Hot Water: 95.2 points (ranked # 2)Appliances: 89.051 points (ranked # 5)Home Entertainment: 87.038 points (ranked # 4)Net Metering: 150 points (ranked # 1)
2. Illinois 897.300 Architecture: 77 points (ranked # 12)Market Viability: 86 points (ranked # 14)Engineering: 88 points (ranked # 5)Lighting Design: 70.5 points (ranked # 2)Communications: 60.75 points (ranked # 10)Comfort Zone: 91.652 points (ranked # 2)Hot Water: 100 points (ranked # 1)Appliances: 93.537 points (ranked # 1)Home Entertainment: 92.625 points (ranked # 1)Net Metering: 137.236 points (ranked # 2)
3. Team California 863.089 Architecture: 98 points (ranked # 1)Market Viability: 92 points (ranked # 3)Engineering: 95 points (ranked # 2)Lighting Design: 68.25 points (ranked # 6)Communications: 69.75 points (ranked # 1)Comfort Zone: 63.088 points (ranked # 14)Hot Water: 95 points (ranked # 3)Appliances: 92.58 points (ranked # 2)Home Entertainment: 92.183 points (ranked # 2)Net Metering: 100.239 points (ranked # 12)
4. Team Ontario/BC 849.816 Architecture: 91 points (ranked # 5)Market Viability: 89 points (ranked # 9)Engineering: 79 points (ranked # 15)Lighting Design: 69 points (ranked # 5)Communications: 66.75 points (ranked # 2)Comfort Zone: 91.337 points (ranked # 3)Hot Water: 94.25 points (ranked # 4)Appliances: 89.208 points (ranked # 4)Home Entertainment: 71.36 points (ranked # 9)Net Metering: 109.911 points (ranked # 3)
5. Minnesota 838.544 Architecture: 81 points (ranked # 9)Market Viability: 91 points (ranked # 5)Engineering: 96 points (ranked # 1)Lighting Design: 72 points (ranked # 1)Communications: 58.5 points (ranked # 12)Comfort Zone: 78.344 points (ranked # 6)Hot Water: 88.35 points (ranked # 5)Appliances: 91.17 points (ranked # 3)Home Entertainment: 87.649 points (ranked # 3)Net Metering: 100.531 points (ranked # 10)
6. Team Alberta 769.410 Architecture: 80 points (ranked # 10)Market Viability: 81 points (ranked # 17)Engineering: 77 points (ranked # 17)Lighting Design: 65.25 points (ranked # 8)Communications: 62.25 points (ranked # 9)Comfort Zone: 79.629 points (ranked # 5)Hot Water: 79.05 points (ranked # 9)Appliances: 62.15 points (ranked # 13)Home Entertainment: 86.448 points (ranked # 5)Net Metering: 100.134 points (ranked # 14)
7. Cornell 764.237 Architecture: 70 points (ranked # 16)Market Viability: 89 points (ranked # 9)Engineering: 81 points (ranked # 13)Lighting Design: 65.25 points (ranked # 8)Communications: 66.75 points (ranked # 2)Comfort Zone: 64.453 points (ranked # 13)Hot Water: 85.65 points (ranked # 6)Appliances: 56.182 points (ranked # 14)Home Entertainment: 85.764 points (ranked # 6)Net Metering: 100.188 points (ranked # 13)
8. Rice 750.236 Architecture: 95 points (ranked # 2)Market Viability: 93 points (ranked # 2)Engineering: 84 points (ranked # 10)Lighting Design: 63 points (ranked # 14)Communications: 64.5 points (ranked # 5)Comfort Zone: 67.083 points (ranked # 10)Hot Water: 85 points (ranked # 7)Appliances: 51.307 points (ranked # 17)Home Entertainment: 48.095 points (ranked # 19)Net Metering: 100.251 points (ranked # 11)
9. Kentucky 732.152 Architecture: 71 points (ranked # 15)Market Viability: 84 points (ranked # 16)Engineering: 77 points (ranked # 17)Lighting Design: 57 points (ranked # 20)Communications: 51.75 points (ranked # 17)Comfort Zone: 64.889 points (ranked # 12)Hot Water: 77.7 points (ranked # 11)Appliances: 70.124 points (ranked # 7)Home Entertainment: 74.915 points (ranked # 8)Net Metering: 104.774 points (ranked # 5)
10. Ohio State 729.932 Architecture: 82 points (ranked # 8)Market Viability: 91 points (ranked # 5)Engineering: 84 points (ranked # 10)Lighting Design: 57.75 points (ranked # 19)Communications: 64.5 points (ranked # 5)Comfort Zone: 82.36 points (ranked # 4)Hot Water: 62.25 points (ranked # 16)Appliances: 51.257 points (ranked # 18)Home Entertainment: 60.492 points (ranked # 17)Net Metering: 101.323 points (ranked # 7)
11. Team Missouri 719.530 Architecture: 64 points (ranked # 18)Market Viability: 87 points (ranked # 11)Engineering: 72 points (ranked # 19)Lighting Design: 65.25 points (ranked # 8)Communications: 60.75 points (ranked # 10)Comfort Zone: 50.78 points (ranked # 19)Hot Water: 85 points (ranked # 7)Appliances: 64.784 points (ranked # 9)Home Entertainment: 70.754 points (ranked # 11)Net Metering: 100.712 points (ranked # 9)
12. Iowa State 714.609 Architecture: 61 points (ranked # 20)Market Viability: 92 points (ranked # 3)Engineering: 88 points (ranked # 5)Lighting Design: 63 points (ranked # 14)Communications: 66 points (ranked # 4)Comfort Zone: 66.643 points (ranked # 11)Hot Water: 71.35 points (ranked # 14)Appliances: 43.207 points (ranked # 19)Home Entertainment: 64.045 points (ranked # 14)Net Metering: 101.365 points (ranked # 6)
13. Virginia Tech 704.628 Architecture: 94 points (ranked # 3)Market Viability: 90 points (ranked # 8)Engineering: 88 points (ranked # 5)Lighting Design: 65.25 points (ranked # 8)Communications: 56.25 points (ranked # 13)Comfort Zone: 71.817 points (ranked # 8)Hot Water: 56.65 points (ranked # 17)Appliances: 42.852 points (ranked # 20)Home Entertainment: 47.871 points (ranked # 20)Net Metering: 100.938 points (ranked # 8)
14. Team Spain 669.565 Architecture: 72 points (ranked # 14)Market Viability: 80 points (ranked # 18)Engineering: 84 points (ranked # 10)Lighting Design: 60 points (ranked # 16)Communications: 55.5 points (ranked # 14)Comfort Zone: 54.037 points (ranked # 18)Hot Water: 33 points (ranked # 19)Appliances: 63.94 points (ranked # 11)Home Entertainment: 65.871 points (ranked # 12)Net Metering: 109.216 points (ranked # 4)
15. Team Boston 665.596 Architecture: 87 points (ranked # 6)Market Viability: 87 points (ranked # 11)Engineering: 80 points (ranked # 14)Lighting Design: 64.5 points (ranked # 12)Communications: 63 points (ranked # 7)Comfort Zone: 58.302 points (ranked # 17)Hot Water: 78.5 points (ranked # 10)Appliances: 53.383 points (ranked # 16)Home Entertainment: 52.905 points (ranked # 18)Net Metering: 44.007 points (ranked # 15)
16. Penn State 625.995 Architecture: 67 points (ranked # 17)Market Viability: 87 points (ranked # 11)Engineering: 93 points (ranked # 3)Lighting Design: 69.75 points (ranked # 3)Communications: 63 points (ranked # 7)Comfort Zone: 59.704 points (ranked # 16)Hot Water: 63.65 points (ranked # 15)Appliances: 53.939 points (ranked # 15)Home Entertainment: 70.952 points (ranked # 10)
17. Puerto Rico 617.569 Architecture: 74 points (ranked # 13)Market Viability: 85 points (ranked # 15)Engineering: 85 points (ranked # 9)Lighting Design: 66 points (ranked # 7)Communications: 42 points (ranked # 20)Comfort Zone: 70.186 points (ranked # 9)Hot Water: 75 points (ranked # 12)Appliances: 63.978 points (ranked # 10)Home Entertainment: 61.405 points (ranked # 16)
18. Arizona 610.339 Architecture: 86 points (ranked # 7)Market Viability: 79 points (ranked # 19)Engineering: 87 points (ranked # 8)Lighting Design: 60 points (ranked # 16)Communications: 45 points (ranked # 19)Comfort Zone: 49.289 points (ranked # 20)Hot Water: 73.25 points (ranked # 13)Appliances: 69.658 points (ranked # 8)Home Entertainment: 65.141 points (ranked # 13)
19. Univ. of Louisiana 603.882 Architecture: 78 points (ranked # 11)Market Viability: 97 points (ranked # 1)Engineering: 79 points (ranked # 15)Lighting Design: 63.75 points (ranked # 13)Communications: 52.5 points (ranked # 16)Comfort Zone: 72.082 points (ranked # 7)Hot Water: 7.2 points (ranked # 20)Appliances: 78.319 points (ranked # 6)Home Entertainment: 76.032 points (ranked # 7)
20. WI-Milwaukee 542.074 Architecture: 64 points (ranked # 18)Market Viability: 76 points (ranked # 20)Engineering: 67 points (ranked # 20)Lighting Design: 60 points (ranked # 16)Communications: 48.75 points (ranked # 18)Comfort Zone: 62.879 points (ranked # 15)Hot Water: 45 points (ranked # 18)Appliances: 62.227 points (ranked # 12)Home Entertainment: 63.718 points (ranked # 15)
Market Viability
Lighting Design
Comfort Zone
Hot Water
Home Entertainment
Net Metering
Member News

The Chapter congratulates the following people who are new to ASHRAE membership:

Mr. Markus Gruen
Mr. James Hoover
Mr. Robert Julius
Society News

  • Sessions to Boost Efficiency, Sustainability of Contractor Projects Featured at AHR Expo
    October 29, 2009
    Sessions to Boost Efficiency, Sustainability of Contractor Projects Featured at AHR Expo
    ATLANTA – Two sessions to assist contractors in construction management and high-performance building are being offered by ASHRAE at the AHR Expo.
  • ASHRAE, UNEP Further Work in Protecting the Ozone
    October 28, 2009
    ATLANTA—ASHRAE and the United Nations Environment Programme have launched a joint program of work in order to reduce emissions and encourage energy-efficient refrigeration and air conditioning systems and building designs.
  • Winter Conference Technical Program to Focus on Humidity, Indoor Environments
    October 26, 2009
    ATLANTA— What better place to learn about the latest developments in humidity control than Florida? The 2010 ASHRAE Winter Conference, which takes place January 23-27, 2010 in Orlando, Fla. will focus on developments that contribute to making indoor environments sustainable in humid climates, while also addressing a myriad of other HVAC&R industry issues ...
  • ASHRAE Headquarters Receives Highest LEED Certification
    October 21, 2009
    ATLANTA—ASHRAE has always prided itself on providing the gold standard in research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education. However, when it comes to energy efficiency and sustainability, gold just isn’t good enough: That’s why the ASHRAE Headquarters has gone a step further and has been awarded a LEED Platinum Certification in the New Construction 2.2 rating system ...
  • ASHRAE Seeks Proposals on User's Manual for Green Buildings
    October 20, 2009
    ATLANTA—There are many ways to define a green building. Energy-saving measures, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, materials and building orientations all play a role, but it is the way that all of these come together that makes a building truly high performing ...
  • Energy Efficiency Today Ensures Prosperous Economic Future, Declares President Obama
    October 19, 2009
    ATLANTA—President Obama has declared October National Energy Awareness Month, claiming that “a more prosperous future for our Nation's economy means making investments in energy efficiency and clean energy today.”
  • Here Comes the Sun: ASHRAE to Act as Supporting Sponsor of 2009 Solar Decathlon
    October 13, 2009
    ATLANTA—Recognizing the key role solar energy will play in the development of net-zero energy buildings (NZEBs), ASHRAE is proud to be a supporting sponsor of the 2009 Solar Decathlon ...
  • ASHRAE Makes Information on Datacenters More Accessible in CD Form
    October 12, 2009
    ATLANTA—It is estimated that $2 billion is wasted nationally due to data center inefficiencies. That’s why the valuable information found in ASHRAE’s Datacom Series—which provides guidance on ways to plan, build and monitor datacenters in ways that are both energy efficient and cost effective—has been compiled into one easily searchable CD.
  • Building Energy Use Highlighted in Newest ASHRAE Certification Program
    October 9, 2009
    ATLANTA—As building owners and developers become increasingly concerned about rising energy costs and potential obligations under climate change programs, building energy modeling helps provide a preview into a building’s likely energy use and allows decisions affecting energy use to be made before a shovel even hits the ground ...
  • ASHRAE Learning Institute is Sustaining Energy by Sustaining Professional Development
    October 6, 2009
    ATLANTA—One third of the energy consumed by buildings in the United States has the potential to be conserved right now. In order to equip engineers with the knowledge to stop this energy loss, a new full-day Professional Development Seminar (PDS), Energy Management in New and Existing Buildings: A Sustainable Activity, will be offered as part of the ASHRAE Learning Institute at the 2010 Winter Conference.
  • Proposed High-Performance Building Standard 189.1 Draws Nearer to Publication Date
    October 1, 2009
    ATLANTA – The total building sustainability package, addressing everything from design and commissioning to plans for high-performance operation, is covered in a proposed green building standard currently open for public review ...
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarms Proposed for ASHRAE Residential Ventilation Standard
    September 30, 2009
    ATLANTA – In a change that would bring its residential ventilation and indoor air quality standard closer in line with that of the 2009 International Residential Code, ASHRAE is proposing that carbon monoxide alarms be required in homes ...
  • Memorandum of Understanding with IGBC to Promote Sustainability around the World
    September 29, 2009
    ATLANTA—The signing of a memorandum of understanding between ASHRAE and the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) represents the country’s potential as a market for constructing energy efficient buildings ...

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