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

Greetings ASHRAE Members:

First, I would like to thank everyone who was able to participate in the January meeting. This meeting marked the largest so far with a grand total of 77 in attendance. It was great to see so many people come together to learn and congregate in the ASHRAE spirit. I also want to thank Curt Eichelberger for his great presentation on acoustics and LEED and JCI for generously hosting the event and the tour of their high tech air lab which was quite impressive.

Our next meeting will be back at our home base, Appalachian Brewing Company. Please come and hear Dr. Philip Morey speak to the chapter about his research into mold problems in buildings and ductwork. Dr. Morey is a member of ASHRAE and is currently on the Advanced IAQ Design-Best Practices for Design, Construction, and Commissioning technical committee.

Also, coming up we are starting the nomination process for next year’s officers, chairs, and committee people. If you would like to get involved this is your invitation. If you know somebody that you would like to nominate, please do. The more volunteers that we have the stronger the chapter is. If interested please send an e-mail to our nomination committee chair Bob Miller

And finally, there are only a couple more meetings left so please mark your calendars for Family Night at the Giant Center March 19th, Student Night at ABC April 14th and Carlisle SynTec’s PV Solar installation tour May 12th.

Hope you can make all the events.

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 -- Membership Promotion Night
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Appalachian Brewing Company
50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

5:00-6:00 Tech Session: “Microbiological Aspects of Building Failures in Construction in Warm Humid Climates and Seasons”
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:00-8:00 Program: “Is Fibrous Insulation Along the Airstream Surface in HVAC Compatible with a Healthy Building?”

Microbiological Aspects of Building Failures in Construction in Warm Humid Climates and Seasons

This will be an overview of diverse topics such as HVAC access, plumbing failures, mold growth on OSB, condensation associated with continued use of vinyl wall coverings, Legionella in cooling towers and plumbing, etc.

Is Fibrous Insulation Along the Airstream Surface in HVAC Compatible with a Healthy Building?

This will be a discussion of microbes and dirt in HVAC systems including a brief review of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation in air handling units.

Philip R. Morey, Ph.D., CIH
Principal Consultant-Microbiology
ENVIRON International Corporation

Philip R. Morey received his Ph.D. degree in Biology from Yale University and is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Dr. Morey is Principal Consultant Microbiology at ENVIRON International Corporation. He was elected a member of the International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences in 1992 and a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) in 1997. Landmark IAQ-microbial studies directed by Dr. Morey include the Polk County Courthouse (Florida), the Martin County Courthouse (Florida), and the Kalia Tower (Hawaii). Dr. Morey is a member of AIHA’s Environmental Microbiology and Biosafety Committee and a section editor for the AIHA’s “Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Indoor Mold.” Dr. Morey’s research interests include microbial IAQ, mold growth in HVAC systems, roof gardens and living walls, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, and forensic microbial investigations in the built environment.

Online or or (717) 285-2228 ask for Mark Graybill
Deadline: Thursday March 4, 2010

Chapter Members: $30.00
Non members: $40.00
Retired: $5.00

For membership promotion night, people who join ASHRAE at the meeting or have joined ASHRAE in the past month will get in free. Also, anyone who sponsors these new members will get it 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 01/26/10)

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 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

Appalachian Brewing Company
50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg

"Cool Thermal Storage in the Era of Sustainability"

by: William P. Bahnfleth, Ph D, P.E.
ASHRAE VP, Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer

January 13 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

Johnson Controls
631 S. Richland Ave, York

History Night

Johnson Controls Air Lab tour

March 10 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

Appalachian Brewing Company
50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg

Membership Promotion Night

Is Fibrous Insulation Along the Airstream Surface in HVAC Compatible with a Healthy Building?

By: Philip R. Morey, Ph.D., CIH

March 19

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
July 23

Armitage Golf Course
Camp Hill, PA

Annual Golf Event





Friday, March 19, 2010 at Giant Center
550 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033

Hershey Bears vs Albany River Rats

This year, the family night event will be an Ice Hockey game. We have our own private dining room (Coco’s Den) and 100 level seats. Please come and bring your family.

5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Game Begins

Unlimited hot dogs, chips, popcorn, water, and soda!

The first 3,000 fans will receive a t-shirt, courtesy of Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Registration will be open soon. Currently, the chapter is working out the cost of the event, and will open registration when that is complete.

ASHRAE President Gordon Holness to Speak at Penn State

The Penn State Student Branch is hosting a meeting with Gordon Holness on February 24th, 2010 at 5:30pm. They have invited the Central PA chapter to this meeting. If you are interested in attending, please contact Rachel Smith (

Meeting location and remaining details will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Member News

The Chapter congratulates the following people who are new to ASHRAE membership:
  • Mr. Ciro Cruz -- JCI
  • Mr. Joseph Catrambone -- JCI
  • Mr. Greg Jordan -- Dynatech Controls, Inc.
  • Mr. John Wettengel
  • Mr. Frank Hoon -- Siemens

Coward Environmental Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Eric Zanolini to their sales staff. Eric is not a stranger to ASHRAE -- he served as an officer in our chapter as well as several offices in the Antracite chapter, including president.

Congratulations to Nick Romeo (Brinjac Engineering) and his wife Laura. Nick and Laura are the proud parrents of a baby boy, Lucas Aurelius Romeo. Lucas was born Jan 4th at Harrisburg Hospital at 3:58 pm. Weight 6 lbs 7.5 oz and 19 inches long. Lucas is Nick and Laura's first child.


Society News

Upcoming Events

ASHRAE Webcasts Right from the Start –
Commissioning for High Performing Buildings
April 21, 2010 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. EDT

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Hear from leading commissioning experts about how commissioning supports a smoother construction process, maximizes energy and cost reductions, and provides a facility that operates as intended. This program will define the “what, why, when, and who” of the commissioning process and provide you with tools to commission your high performing building.

This free webcast is sponsored by the ASHRAE Chapter Technology Transfer Committee with support from ASHRAE’s High Performing Buildings Magazine.

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Online Registration begins March 2, 2010.