Central PA ASHRAE Newsletter April 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 Prof. Development Seminar

President's Message

Greetings ASHRAE Members:

First, I would like to thank Philip Morey, Ph.D. for his intriguing presentation on microbiological building failures and materials for healthy buildings. The material he presented on mold and other indoor contaminants provided great information and brought on some interesting discussions. I want to also thank all those who were able to attend our annual family night to see the Hershey Bears. I must say that was the best hockey game I have ever attended. It’s hard to top eight Hershey goals and of course all the other extracurricular activity that took place.

Well spring is here and there are only a few more meetings before the summer break so please don’t miss out. Our next meeting, April 14th is our annual Student Night at ABC. Students from Penn College and Penn State will be presenting their senior projects so come out and support our student members. Also, coming up is our Professional Development seminar on Pennsylvania’s Act 129 on April 20th, ASHRAE’s “Right from the Start – Commissioning for High Performance Building.” webcast on April 21st, and our last meeting of the year at Carlisle SynTec for a tour of their PV Solar installation May 12th.

Hope you can make all the remaining 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
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at Appalachian Brewing Company
50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

5:00-6:00 Cocktails and Meet and Greet with Penn State and Penn College Students
6:00-6:30 Dinner
6:30-7:30 Presentations by PSU Students
7:30-8:00 Presentations by Penn College Students

Please join the Student Activities Committee in welcoming our student chapters and guests:

  • Penn State Student Branch
  • Penn College of Technology Student Branch

Student Activities Night has always been a fun meeting and a great forum to show off the talents of our student members. This year we are excited to have both the Penn State Student Branch and the Penn College Student Branch come down and impress us with their work. Please come out and show your support to our student chapters!

Online or or (717) 285-2228 ask for Mark Graybill
Deadline: Thursday April 8, 2010

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

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 03/30/10)

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

April 20 – 7:30am-12:00pm

HVAC Distributors
110 Agnes St., Harrisburg

Professional Development Seminar

Pennsylvania Act 129
Presentation by PPL, First Energy, PECO and Allegheny Power on offerings and the background on Act 129.

April 21 - 1:00pm-4:00pm

Harrisburg Trane
3909 Tecport Dr., Harrisburg

ASHRAE Webcast
Right from the Start -- Commissioning for High Performing Buildings

Carlisle SynTec
Carlisle, PA

Carlisle SynTec PV Tour
July 23

Armitage Golf Course
Camp Hill, PA

Annual Golf Event



Professional Development Seminar

“Pennsylvania Act 129”

offered by


110 Agnes Street, Harrisburg, PA

Join us for a presentation by PPL, First Energy, PECO and Allegheny Power on what each company has to offer and the background on Act 129. Additionally, there will be a question and answer period after the presentation.

Presenters and Panel Members:

  • Harry Devine II, CEM, of PPL Electric Utilities Corp is a Key Account Manager located in Harrisburg, PA. His experience with PPL has ranged from line crew, logistics, service consultant, project manager for high voltage customer projects and PPL Capital Projects. Since 2008 he has been a Key Account Manager.
  • Linda Rasor, CEM, CEP, of SAIC representing FirstEnergy’s “Save energy PA”. Linda is a Senior Program Representative with SAIC. She has experience as a project manager for Johnson Controls World Wide Energy end user projects. Linda has over 25 years project and program management experience with investor owned and municipal utility companies. As a CEM, she has also performed investment grade energy analysis for projects.
  • PECO-To be announced.
  • Allegheny Power-To be announced

Presentation: Pennsylvania Act 129

As a means to postpone the building of new power plants, enhance the energy security of the Commonwealth, and make it more Green, the Pennsylvania legislative mandate had electric utility distribution companies scurrying last year to determine the best way to implement the mandates within their respective companies’ mission. Each company arrived at their solution by different means and with different outcomes. Come hear what each has to offer to the Industrial, Commercial, Government, and residential consumer. Each Electric Distribution Company will be presenting their program along with answering questions like: What incentives are being offered? When does the program begin, is there an end date? How much is this costing me?

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 $20.00, which includes continental breakfast and coffee/soda break.

Register for the seminar through the online form: PDS Registration, or by e-mailing Tom Long – (please include name, company and telephone number). Please register by Friday, April 16th.This seminar will fill up quickly so register early!

Payment by credit/debit card and PayPal will be accepted through the online form: PDS 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

Member News

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

  • Mr. Jeffrey C. Aungst -- Clapp Associates
  • Mr. Robert Allen Potter, PE
  • Mr. David E Bender, Jr -- Victaulic
  • Mr. Dustin Ebersole
  • Mr. Anthony Joseph Baldassano, Jr -- McClure Co.
  • Mr. David Hebel, II -- Siemens
  • Mr. Michael J Thoman -- Architectural Testing

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

Arrangements have been made for chapter members to view the broadcast at the Harrisburg Trane office (3909 Tecport Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17111). If you would like to view the broadcast at Trane's office please email Kim Young, with the number attending. Many thanks to Trane for opening their broadcast site to the ASHRAE chapter!