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The PENNANT
Central PA ASHRAE Newsletter
http://cenpenn.ashraechapters.org February 2012
2011-2012
Board and Committee Chairs
President's Message
In This Issue

Dear Members,

A little more snow under our belt, and we’re already planning our February 8th meeting! Hope everyone can make it this month. A very popular ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Drury Crawley, will share with us his insight on Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs) and his expertise on building simulations tools. He’ll also join us for a professional development seminar, “Getting from AEDGs to Zero-Energy Buildings” on February 9th. In advance of this meeting, you may want to check out some of the design guides here: http://www.ashrae.org/standards-research--technology/advanced-energy-design-guides Some are still download-able for FREE! What a deal!

January’s meeting was a great one – tour of GEA-Flat Plate in York, and presentation on selecting and applying heat exchangers. Jon Paulos and his colleagues at GES put on a great event and we thank for them for their hospitality. It’s encouraging to see such a successful HVAC manufacturing facility in our backyard.

Thanks to those who helped out with the Future Cities Competition in Harrisburg on January 20th. Congratulations to Warwick Middle School students, who each won a $10,000 scholarship from the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and will go on to the national competition in Washington, D.C., Feb. 19-25. Their winning design featured an underwater city with algae biofuel and solar tubes, among other innovative technology. This type of event is a wonderful vehicle to encourage students toward science and engineering. I can’t think of any more meaningful opportunity for the chapter to get involved in our communities.

Look forward to seeing you in February!

Sincerely,
Andrew Odell
President
Central PA ASHRAE

Employment Opportunities

Klinge Corporation
Refrigeration Design Engineer

Klinge Corporation has an immediate full-time opening for a Refrigeration Design Engineer

The candidate must possess technical competence in machinery design, competence in manufacturing techniques, decision making and leadership abilities, as well as the ability to manage time and schedules for completion of engineering projects. The Design Engineer must communicate with Management, Purchasing, Production, and Sales Departments on a daily basis, and must be able to make sound engineering decisions in a timely manner, and with little supervision. Duties and responsibilities are below:

  • Performs necessary functions to design and develop new or existing refrigeration units and generator sets.
  • Completes work from input requirements or instructions to design new components or redesign existing components to improve our products.
  • Determines and establishes specifications through engineering calculations and layouts.
  • Oversees and assists with assembly and testing of refrigeration prototypes.
  • Communicates with vendors to obtain information and application assistance.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, the candidate must have a thorough understanding of refrigeration systems.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelors degree in an engineering discipline; minimum of 3 years experience. Computer literacy required.

Desired: Refrigeration design, Diesel Generator design, Electrical controls design

LANGUAGE SKILLS: The candidate must be fluent in English.

REASONING ABILITY: High degree of technical aptitude.

Fax, email or mail your resume with salary history and cover letter in confidence to: hr@klingecorp.com Klinge Corporation is an EOE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.


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 -- Research Promotion Night


Wednesday, February 8th, 2011 @ Appalachian Brewing Company, 50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

3:30-5:00 Board Meeting
5:00-5:30 Social Time
5:30-6:00 Dinner, 50/50 and Announcements
6:00-7:00 Advanced Energy Design Guides
7:00-8:00 Future Trends in Buildings and Energy Simulation

Advanced Energy Design Guides
ASHRAE, IESNA, USGBC, AIA, and DOE have collaborated on a series of Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs) for at least 30% energy savings beyond Standard 90.1-1999. The guides provide prescriptive packages for each climate zone to reach the 30% energy savings. The AEDGs are accepted for points toward LEED-NC certification (instead of simulation). This presentation provides an overview of the AEDG process as well as examples of packages and case studies from each guide.


Future Trends in Buildings and Energy Simulation
The buildings industry faces many challenges and opportunities over the next few decades. The buildings touted today as ‘most energy-efficient’ or ‘green’ would not be possible without energy simulation—but no single simulation tool can model all aspects of our buildings today. Over the next ten years, changes in building technology—particularly wireless controls and solid-state lighting—will profoundly alter how our buildings are designed, built, and operated. This presentation provides an overview of trends and drivers affecting the building industry as well as the simulation tools of tomorrow.

Dr. Crawley leads the team responsible for developing a new generation of building performance software for energy and sustainability at Bentley Systems, including AECOsim Energy Simulator, AECOsim Compliance Manager, Open Mechanical, Hevacomp Simulator, Hevacomp Mechanical Designer, and Bentley Tas. AECOsim Energy Simulator is a BIM-based, full featured interface for the U. S. Department of Energy’s flagship EnergyPlus building simulation program. AECOsim Compliance Manager eases the documentation and submission of all the data required for LEED.

With more than 30 years of experience in building’s energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability, he has worked in government research and standards development organizations, as well as building software, design and consulting companies. A registered architect, he also has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering on the topic of building simulation as a policy tool from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

He is active in ASHRAE (Chair of Standard 169 Weather Data for Building Design Standards, member of SSPC 189.1 Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, member of SSPC 140 Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs, member of the Technical Activities Committee, former member of the Research Administration Committee, and former chair of TCs 2.8, 4.2, 4.7, and 7.1). He was made an ASHRAE Fellow in 2009, received an ASHRAE Distinguished Service award in 2003 and a 1999 Symposium Best Paper Award for “Which Weather Data Should You Use for Energy Simulations of Commercial Buildings?”

He is also active in AIA, IBPSA, USGBC (former member of the Research Committee and the Energy & Atmosphere TAG), and serves on the editorial boards of three international Journals. He has written more than 100 papers and articles and made more than 300 presentations on energy efficiency, sustainability, and renewable energy topics throughout the world.

Registration:
Online or alyssaadams@mcclureco.com or 717.232.9743 ask for Alyssa Adams
Deadline: Friday December 9th, 2011

Chapter Members: $30.00
Non members: $30.00
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.

2011-2012 Schedule

Date & Location Event
February 8- 5:00pm-8:00pm

Appalachian Brewing Company
50N. Cameron St, Harrisburg

Research Promotion Night
ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Dru Crawley

presenting Advanced Energy Design Guides and Future Trends in Buildings and Energy Simulation

February 9th – 8:00am - 12:30pm

Holiday Inn East
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
http://www.hiharrisburg.com

Professional Development Seminar
ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Dru Crawley

Getting from AEDG's to Zero-Energy Buildings

March 14 - 5:00pm-8:00pm

Appalachian Brewing Company
50N. Cameron St, Harrisburg

Refrigeration Night ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Tom Werkema

presenting International Fora, Domestic Implementation, Politics and Science with a possible ABC Brewery Tour with focus on refrigeration storage

March 16 - 5:30pm

Giant's Center

550 Hersheypark Dr, Hershey, PA 17033

Family Night

Hershey Bears vs. Adirondack Phamtoms
5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner (hot dogs, chips, popcorn and soda) 7:00pm Game Begins

April 11 - 5:00pm-8:00pm

Appalachian Brewing Company
50N. Cameron St, Harrisburg

Student Activities Night

Student Presentations

April 19 - 1:00-4:00 pm
TBD
ASHRAE Webcast
Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems
Panel: Tim McGinn, Stanley Mumma, John Murphy
July 22nd Annual Golf Event
August 10-11th

Baltimore

ASHRAE Region III CRC


Member News

New to ASHRAE membership:

  • Jinghao Liu, PhD
  • Duane Breneman
  • Brian Seip
  • Mark Tice

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

Professional Development Seminar

Getting from AEDGs to Zero-Energy Buildings


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012


Location: Holiday Inn East
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
http://www.hiharrisburg.com


Join us for a presentation by ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer --


DRURY B. CRAWLEY, Ph.D.
Director, Building Performance Products Bentley Systems, Inc.

Dr. Crawley leads the team responsible for developing a new generation of building performance software for energy and sustainability at Bentley Systems, including AECOsim Energy Simulator, AECOsim Compliance Manager, Open Mechanical, Hevacomp Simulator, Hevacomp Mechanical Designer, and Bentley Tas. AECOsim Energy Simulator is a BIM-based, full featured interface for the U. S. Department of Energy’s flagship EnergyPlus building simulation program. AECOsim Compliance Manager eases the documentation and submission of all the data required for LEED.

With more than 30 years of experience in building’s energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability, he has worked in government research and standards development organizations, as well as building software, design and consulting companies. A registered architect, he also has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering on the topic of building simulation as a policy tool from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

He is active in ASHRAE (Chair of Standard 169 Weather Data for Building Design Standards, member of SSPC 189.1 Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, member of SSPC 140 Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs, member of the Technical Activities Committee, former member of the Research Administration Committee, and former chair of TCs 2.8, 4.2, 4.7, and 7.1). He was made an ASHRAE Fellow in 2009, received an ASHRAE Distinguished Service award in 2003 and a 1999 Symposium Best Paper Award for “Which Weather Data Should You Use for Energy Simulations of Commercial Buildings?”

He is also active in AIA, IBPSA, USGBC (former member of the Research Committee and the Energy & Atmosphere TAG), and serves on the editorial boards of three international Journals. He has written more than 100 papers and articles and made more than 300 presentations on energy efficiency, sustainability, and renewable energy topics throughout the world.

Getting from AEDGs to Zero-Energy Buildings

Buildings account for nearly 40% of U.S. energy use. ASHRAE, IESNA, USGBC, AIA, and DOE have collaborated on a series of Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs) for at least 30% energy savings beyond Standard 90.1-1999. The guides provide prescriptive packages for each climate zone to reach the 30% energy savings. The AEDGs are accepted for points toward LEED-NC certification (instead of simulation). Recent studies have shown that it is possible today to achieve a zero-energy building but they are costly. This presentation provides an overview of the AEDG process as well as examples of packages and case studies from each guide. Also presented are examples of today's zero-energy buildings and a number of activities to aggressively move buildings to substantial energy savings over the next few years.


Registration:

Online or thomas.long@mail.ashrae.org (please include name, company and telephone number).
Deadline: Monday February 6th, 2012. This seminar will fill up quickly so register early!

Cost: $40.00, which includes continental breakfast.

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

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance documenting 4.0 Professional Development Hours.

Seminar Schedule:

07:45 – 08:30 am Registration, continental breakfast
08:30 – 10:30 am Seminar
10:15 – 10:30 am Coffee/Soda Break
10:30 – 12:30 pm Seminar

2012 ASHRAE Webcast



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Hear leading experts discuss the role of Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems in the overall HVAC system and describe various DOAS equipment configurations, characteristics, and applications.  This webcast will identify common design and operational pitfalls, and cover challenges unique to DOAS.

This free webcast is brought to you by the Chapter Technology Transfer Committee and sponsored by Valent Air Management Systems, Rotor Source, Inc., Engineered Air, and Heat Pipe Technology.

Society News

Society Press Releases

  • ASHRAE Recognizes Outstanding HVAC&R Industry Achievements
    January 21, 2012
    CHICAGO– Thirty-six people are being recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the building industry at the Society's 2012 Winter Conference held here Jan. 21-25.
  • New Book Offers Guidance on Implementing Energy Savings Plan
    December 14, 2011
    ATLANTA – Guidance on increasing energy efficiency in existing buildings through measuring and tracking efficiency and implementing an efficiency plan is featured in a new book from leading built environment organizations.
  • Call for Papers Extended for Cold Climate Conference
    December 12, 2011
    ATLANTA—The call for papers deadline for the Seventh International HVAC Cold Climate Conference, Nov. 12-14, 2012, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has been extended to Jan. 6, 2012.
    Cold Climate HVAC 2012, hosted by ASHRAE, will provide key elements of a strategy by which scientists, designers, engineers, manufacturers and other decision makers in cold climate regions can achieve good indoor environmental quality (IEQ), with a minimum use of resources and energy.
  • O&M Mini-Conference Featured in ASHRAE 2012 Winter Conference Tech Program
    December 5, 2011
    ATLANTA—With low and zero energy buildings becoming more prevalent, there are many issues that arise with installation, startup, commissioning and operations and maintenance. To help ensure that the design intent of these more complicated systems is understood, an O&M “mini-conference” is being offered as part of ASHRAE’s 2012 Winter Conference, Jan. 21-25.
  • ASHRAE Technology Awards Highlight Outstanding Building Projects
    November 28, 2011
    ATLANTA – Designers of systems for a university building, a cancer center, an ice rink and other commercial building are recognized by ASHRAE for incorporating elements of innovative building design.
  • ASHRAE Announces Energy Modeling Conference, Call for Presenters
    November 17, 2011
    ATLANTA – An upcoming ASHRAE specialty conference seeks to advance the industry’s ability to more accurately model and simulate a building’s energy use.