- President Elect:
Alyssa Adams, LEED AP
- Vice President:
Michael Conchilla, PE
Mark Graybill, PE
- CTTC (Programs):
Alyssa Adams, LEED AP
- Membership Promotion:
- Education Committee:
Thomas Long, PE
- Student Activities:
Alyssa Adams, LEED AP
- Research Promotion:
Mark Graybill, PE
Mark Tome, PE, HFDP, LEED AP
In This Issue
By all accounts, a very successful February for
ASHRAE-Central PA Chapter! Dr. Drury Crawley
met with us both at our chapter meetings and Professional
Development Seminar to speak about Advanced Energy
Design Guides. These guides have been helping owners
and engineers around the world with prescriptive steps toward
achieving 30% or more energy savings beyond ASHRAE 90.1.
Attendees also enjoyed hearing about his expertise with
building modeling and some ideas on how these
tools will be used in the future. His presentations were one of
the most popular of the year.
Our March meeting will be no less exciting! Yet another
ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer will join us: Mr. Thomas
Werkema. His presentation is entitled
Buildings and Climate Change -- A Convenient
Truth: a look at Climate Science, Climate
International, Climate Domestic, Ozone and HCFC regulations,
and an update of ASHRAE activities. Mr. Werkema was recently
nominated as ASHRAE Society Vice President. He is an
internationally known expert on Climate Change and Ozone
Depletion science and politics and was recently recognized for
his contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change Nobel Peace Prize award, shared with Al
Gore. He has encouraged us to bring questions and welcomes a
The meeting is also our annual “Refrigeration
Night.” We will tour Appalachian Brewing Company’s
operations, including their refrigeration equipment. It’s about
time we toured this place!
Also, join us for a fun-filled family night
- Friday, March 16, 2012 at Giant Center. We’ll watch the
Hershey Bears and spend some time with our families and
See everyone in March!
Central PA ASHRAE
Wednesday, March 14th, 2011 @ Appalachian Brewing Company,
Refrigeration Night and
ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Tom Werkema
||Appalachian Brewery Tour (emphasis on refrigeration)
||Dinner, 50/50 and Announcements
||Buildings and Climate Change -- A Convenient Truth.
A look at Climate Science, Climate International, Climate
Domestic, Ozone and HCFC regs, and an update ASHRAE
THOMAS E. WERKEMA, Jr.
Vice President, Government Activities
Tom Werkema graduated from the
University of Michigan in 1971 with a BS in Chemical Engineering and in
1975 from Seidman Graduate School, a division of Grand Valley State
University, with an MBA. Mr. Werkema has worked in the chemical
industry for a variety of companies, building chemical plants, running
them as plant manager, and in 1987, became Business Manager for the
Industrial Chemical Division of Pennwalt, a $200 million business. In
1993, he became Vice President of Government Activities for Paris based
ATOFINA, the successor to Pennwalt, which was spun off in 2006 and
renamed Arkema Inc.
For the past 19 years, Mr. Werkema
has been involved in and attended United Nations meetings of the
Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and the
Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change. Mr. Werkema is an internationally
known expert on Climate Change and Ozone Depletion science and politics
and was recently recognized for his contribution to the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Nobel Peace Prize award,
shared with Al Gore.
Mr. Werkema is a Presidential
Government Activities appointee for ASHRAE's Chapter Technology
Transfer Committee, 2001-2004, 2006-2009 and is a Presidential
appointee to its Advocacy Committee and a member of the Climate Change
Committee (TC 2.5). He has served as a Director-At-Large at was
recently nominated to one of the Vice President positions of the ASHRAE
board.. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for
Responsible Atmospheric Policy, a leading fluorocarbon advocacy group,
the Board of Directors for the International Climate Change
Partnership, various committees for the Air Conditioning, Heating and
Refrigeration Institute, including Chair of the Responsible Use Guide
work group, CPI Rigid Foams Committee and leadership roles in several
other trade associations. Mr. Werkema has been a Distinguished Lecturer
for ASHRAE since 2000, specializing in ozone, climate change, advocacy
and other international issues.
This presentation on climate change will take into account the latest
discussions within both science and politics.. The current
understanding of the science of climate change will be reviewed, both
the "knowns" and the "unknowns." The current international Kyoto
Protocol negotiations and the industry relevant issues as well as
positions by the significant parties are presented. In addition,
current U.S. voluntary programs (including President Bush’s programs),
current US State/Federal initiatives, EU Commission derived programs,
member state programs, Canadian programs, and possible impacts on U.S.
industry are reviewed.
This discussion will include an update on current ozone depletion
science, recent Antarctic ozone hole activity and Arctic depletion,
projections for future recovery, and the impact of CFCs/HCFCs and other
chemical species. Also, the current political issues will be updated:
international, US, Canadian and other countries.
or 717.232.9743 ask for Alyssa Adams
Deadline: Monday March 12th, 2012
Chapter Members: $30.00
Non members: $40.00
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
ASHRAE Central Pennsylvania Chapter Family Night
March 16, 2012 at Giant Center
Hershey Bears vs Adirondack Phamtoms
year, the family night event will be an Ice Hockey game. We have our
own dining room (Coco’s Den) and 100 level seats. Please come and bring
7:00pm Game Begins
hot dogs, chips, popcorn and soda!
first 5,000 fans will receive a t-shirt, courtesy of Penn State Hershey
Reservation and payment can be completed through the online
form. If you wish to attend family night, you must register and pay
by March 6th. Our group is limited to 50 people.
Youth (ages 2 to 18): $10
Children Under 2: Free
Parking: $8 per vehicle
Thank you very much to our sponsors for agreeing to subsidize the cost
of the tickets to keep them affordable for families.
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ASME's March meeting announcement has been posted to
their website at: http://sections.asme.org/susquehanna/
The meeting will be a presentation on High Efficiency Burners for
Boilers presented by Doug Tyger, PE President and Owner of CSI Services
of York, PA.
The meeting will be Monday March 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Sinking
Springs Elementary School, 2850 North Susquehanna Trail, York, PA
There will be PDH credits available.
Have information to share? New hires, promotions, retirements, etc.
Put it in the Pennant!
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 Press Releases
Percent Energy Savings for Retail Stores Now Available, No
February 22, 2012
ATLANTA – Energy costs are typically the
second highest operating expense for a retailer, so use of
the latest 50% Advanced Energy Design Guide can help in
creating a cost-effective design for medium to big box
retail stores and can have a direct and significant impact
Engineering Society Celebrates National Engineers
February 21, 2012
ATLANTA –Engineers don’t just shape our
buildings and infrastructure; they help transform our
to Chicago Sees High Attendance, Rebranding for
February 10, 2012
ATLANTA –Chicago once again proved to be a
popular destination for the 2012 ASHRAE Winter Conference,
with high attendance numbers, as well as an exciting
announcement about the future of the Society.
Announces Call for Papers for 2013 Winter Conference,
January 26-30, Dallas, Texas
February 7, 2012
Focus on Large Building Design and Facility
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced a call for
papers for its 2013 Winter Conference in Dallas, Texas,
Jan. 26-30. The Conference’s technical program will focus
on core HVAC&R tracks and, with the re-branding of
Practices to Improve Building Performance Focus of ASHRAE
High Performing Building Conference
February 1, 2012
ATLANTA— The engineering, architectural
and green building communities, as well as governmental
agencies, are seeking to fundamentally change energy-use
aspects of the built environment. The ASHRAE conference,
High Performance Buildings: A Focus on Deep Energy Savings,
addresses what really works when tackling major
improvements in energy efficiency, renewable applications
and operating practices in buildings.