Central PA ASHRAE Newsletter April 2011
Board and Committee Chairs
President's Message
Mark Graybill, PE
Andrew Odell
Vice President
Nathan Potteiger
Alyssa Adams, LEED AP
David Bender
Michael Conchilla, PE
Daniel Hanley
D. Todd Postlethwait, PE, LEED AP
CTTC (Programs)
Andrew Odell
Education Committee
Thomas Long, PE
Student Activities
Alyssa Adams
Research Promotion
Robert Miller
Nathan Potteiger
D. Todd Postlethwait, PE, LEED AP
Publicity (Web and Newsletter)
Mark Tome, PE, HFDP, LEED AP
In This Issue

Greetings ASHRAE Members,

I would like to start by thanking Cam Fitzgerald for her excellent presentation on Energy Modeling for LEED using ASHRAE/ANSI Standard 90.1-2004 Appendix G. I found it very informative and could tell that she is passionate about this topic. We had a great turnout with over 55 people in attendance. If you missed the seminar, you can get a glimpse of the content by following the link to the presentation that is listed later in our newsletter.

It is hard to believe that summer will soon be here, especially with the snow we just had. The snow seemed more like an April Fool’s joke. However, it is no joke that our last regular chapter meeting is coming up before a brief summer break. Please join us on Thursday, April 14, for our next regular chapter meeting at Appalachian Brewing Company. Yes, it is on Thursday, not Wednesday, in order to work with the schedules of our local student branches. We will be listening to student presentations from both Penn State University and Penn College of Technology. I always look forward to these presentations, and I remember attending when I was a student at Penn State.

Do not miss our upcoming events. See the schedule of events below for more details. Our upcoming events include an ASHRAE webcast on ground-source heat pumps, a family event at a Harrisburg Senators baseball game and our annual golf outing at Armitage to benefit ASHRAE Research.

Mark M. Graybill, PE

Employment Opportunities

Webber/Smith Associates, Inc.
Mechanical Engineer

Webber/Smith Associates, Inc., a well established A&E firm, located in Lancaster Pennsylvania, is seeking a Mechanical Engineer with 15+ years experience in the field of HVAC and central plant utilities (chilled water, steam, etc.). Will be responsible for all phases of design (conceptual through final) and must have experience supporting construction.

Experience in the food industry would be a plus. Must have good Client management skills. Experience using Carrier’s E20-11 design software would be helpful, but not a requirement. Strong problem solving and analytical skills required, proficiency in the latest version of Revit preferred, with a working knowledge of BIM. Some travel (project and marketing) required. PE License preferred.

We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. Please forward resume and cover letter with salary requirement to:

Alice L. Boettner, Human Resources
Webber/Smith Associates, Inc.
1857 William Penn Way, Suite 201
Lancaster, PA 17601
Fax (717) 291-4401

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 May) to approximately 500 people.  Contact Mark Tome (717) 814-8237 to have employment opportunities included in the Pennant

Meeting Announcement

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 @ 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

We have an exciting lineup of presentations as part of our annual ASHRAE Student Night!

Kayla Gavin, Adam Bernardo and Daniel Wiggans from PSU will be presenting on their project: The Drake Well Museum located in Titusville, Pennsylvania, the site where Edwin L. Drake drilled the world's first oil well in 1859 and launched the modern petroleum industry. In October of 2009, the Drake Well Museum was closed to the public to undergo and extensive renovation. In addition to the HVAC System, the building envelope is being improved for both increased energy efficiency and, to provide a vapor barrier to allow the exhibit and collections spaces to be able to maintain a minimum 45% relative humidity throughout the year. Prior to the renovation, the museum's HVAC system consisted of four constant volume air handling units with hot water perimeter radiation. Hydronic, hot water was produced from natural gas fired, cast iron, sectional boiler, while chilled water was provided by a single, water cooled centrifugal chiller. A unique feature of the chilled water system was that condenser water for heat rejection was drawn from Oil Creek, a high quality, cold water trout stream that borders the property. Condenser water pumped from the stream, through the chiller and then discharged to a series of surface ponds which drain back to the stream. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) indicated that it would not renew the permit for this application after the renovation was completed.

Stephanie Kunkle of PSU will present on her Senior Thesis: State Highway Administration, Baltimore, MD

Sara Pace of PSU will present her Senior BIM Thesis: Millennium Science Complex at Penn State University Park

Matthew Stever of Penn College will be presenting his Commercial Design for Upper Perkiomen Middle School in East Greenville, PA

Online or or 717-939-3600 ask for Andrew Odell
Deadline: Tuesday April 12th, 2011

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.

2011 Schedule (revised 02/20/11)

Date & Location Event
March 9

Appalachian Brewing Company
50N. Cameron St, Harrisburg

Membership Promotion Night

Air and Hydronic Balancing from the Balancer’s Perspective by Dan Acri, Flood and Sterling
Hydronic Balancing in a Variable System by Bill England, FDI Hydronic Training Manager

March 31 - 8am - 12 noon

Holiday In
New Cumberland

Professional Development Seminar

90.1 update and Appendix G by Energy Opportunities
Link to PDF copy of Presentation

April 14

Appalachian Brewing Company
50N. Cameron St, Harrisburg

Student Activities Night

Student Presentations

April 21 - 1:00-4:00 pm
ASHRAE Webcast
Ground Source Heat Pump Systems – Putting the Earth to Work for You
May 6th

Metro Bank Park
City Island, Harrisburg, PA

Family Night - Senators vs. Reading Phillies Baseball
5:30 Gates Open
6:00 - 8:00 Buffet
7:00 - Game Starts
July 22nd Annual Golf Event
@ Armitage
August 12-13th



Member News

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

  • Mr Dave Ritter
  • Mr Deividas Alksninis
  • Ms Julie Muszynski
  • Mr Scott Slothower
  • Mr Scott Allen Rauch
  • Mr Anly Lor
  • Mr Frank Orzolek
  • Mr Dipak Parikh

Have information to share? New hires, promotions, retirements, etc.
Put it in the Pennant!

Region & Society News

Region III

The Spring Issue of the Regionaire is now available on the Region III website.

Society Press Releases

ASHRAE Webcast

2010 webcast logo - large - new

Ground Source Heat Pump Systems –
Putting the Earth to Work for You
April 21, 2011
1:00-4:00 P.M. EDT

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