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

Dear Members,

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 good discussion.

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 friends.

See everyone in March!

Sincerely,
Andrew Odell
President
Central PA ASHRAE

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Meeting Announcement -- Refrigeration Night


Wednesday, March 14th, 2011 @ Appalachian Brewing Company,

50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17101


Refrigeration Night and

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Tom Werkema

3:30-5:00 Board Meeting
5:00-5:30 Registration/Social Time
5:30-6:00 Appalachian Brewery Tour (emphasis on refrigeration)
6:00-6:30 Dinner, 50/50 and Announcements
6:30-8:00 Buildings and Climate Change -- A Convenient Truth. A look at Climate Science, Climate International, Climate Domestic, Ozone and HCFC regs, and an update ASHRAE activities.


THOMAS E. WERKEMA, Jr.
Vice President, Government Activities
Arkema Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

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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.

Climate Change
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.

Ozone Depletion
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.

Registration:
Online or alyssaadams@mcclureco.com or 717.232.9743 ask for Alyssa Adams
Deadline: Monday March 12th, 2012

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.

Family Night Announcement

2012 ASHRAE Central Pennsylvania Chapter Family Night



B-E-A-R-S

Friday, March 16, 2012 at Giant Center


Hershey Bears vs Adirondack Phamtoms

This 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 your family.

5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Game Begins

Unlimited hot dogs, chips, popcorn and soda!

The first 5,000 fans will receive a t-shirt, courtesy of Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Reservations:
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.

Sponsors:Cost:
Adults: $20
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.

CESI H&H
Coward Environmental
Systems, Inc.
H&H Sales Associates
Nye
H C Nye Company
Trane Victaulic
Harrisburg Trane Victaulic

2011-2012 Schedule

Date & Location Event
March 14 - 5:00pm-8:00pm

Appalachian Brewing Company
50N. Cameron St, Harrisburg

Refrigeration Night ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Tom Werkema

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. ABC Brewery Tour with focus on refrigerated 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

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 17406.

There will be PDH credits available.

Have information to share? New hires, promotions, retirements, etc.


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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.

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