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

President's Message

Greetings ASHRAE Members:

Now that the roads are cleared off from the white stuff let’s try this again. 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 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

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

February 24 – 5:30pm

Pennsylvania State University
113 IST Building
University Park, PA 16802

Presidential Visit

"Sustaining Our Future by Rebuilding Our Past"

By: Society President Gordon Holness

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
Dinner: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
7:00pm Face-off

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 and soda!

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

Reservation and payment can be completed through the online form. If you wish to attend family night, you must register and pay by March 5th. Our group is limited to 60 people.

Adults: $25
Youth (ages 2 to 18): $10
Children Under 2: Free
Parking: $7 per vehicle

Thank you very much to our sponsors for agreeing to subsidize the cost of the tickets to keep them affordable for families.

Coward Environmental
Systems, Inc.
H&H Sales Associates H C Nye Company

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. They have invited the Central PA chapter to this meeting.

There will be a meet and greet with Mr. Holness at 4:30 in 107 Engineering Unit B. Following at 5:30, Mr. Holness will be speaking on his presidential theme, "Sustaining Our Future by Rebuilding Our Past" in 113 Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Building.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Rachel Smith (

Maps: Pennsylvania State University - University Park Campus

Parking @ University Park Campus

Member News

The Chapter congratulates the following people who are new to ASHRAE membership:
  • Mr. Seth Glatfelter -- Barton Associates, Inc.
  • Mr. Adam Kelly -- Captive Aire
  • Mr. Jeff Leggett -- Trane
  • Miss. Michelle Lenig -- JCI

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

2010 webcast image of buildings

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.

High Performing Buildings Logo - free webcast

Online Registration begins March 2, 2010.