Central PA ASHRAE Newsletter April 2012
Board and Committee Chairs
President's Message
In This Issue

Dear Members,

Happy Spring ASHRAE members! Our March meeting was another very popular one – with Tom Werkema wowing the crowd with his insight into environmental issues at the technical and political levels. A few highlights from the presentation:

  • ASHRAE Standard 100 just approved – Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings
  • ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient grading system is gaining steam – for now, just for office buildings
  • Residential average home size has increased almost 30% from 1980 to now – a huge factor in energy use
  • Check out some creative advice on day-to-day opportunities to save energy – see the ASHRAE Central PA website

The only complaint about the evening was that there wasn’t enough time for more audience questions!

Thanks for all those who sponsored and supported family night on March 16th. No, we didn’t sit around talking about how the Zamboni ice resurfacing machine works – we just kicked back with friends and families, and watched the Bears win big!

Our April 18th meeting is one of the highlights of the year, as we hear from students at Penn State and Penn College on their senior design projects. This always proves to be a fascinating evening. We look forward to spending time with the brightest up and coming members of our industry. Expect to see some impressive and challenging work from these students!

Looking longer range, mark on your calendars July 20th for our annual ASHRAE golf outing, and August 10th-11th for our Region III CRC in Baltimore.

On April 19th, don’t forget about the annual ASHRAE webcast, Dedicated Outside Air Systems – A Path to Balancing Energy and IEQ, presented by distinguished panelists Tim McGinn, Stanley Mumma, and John Murphy. You may view in a group setting at the Siemens office at 5095 Ritter Rd in Mechanicsburg. Or you may view on your own.

Look forward to seeing a great turnout in April!

Andrew Odell

Employment Opportunities

Enginuity, LLC
Service Agreement Sales

Enginuity, LLC is looking for the right person to join their team as a service agreement sales person. This individual would be representing an established, exciting and well respected organization with a strong client base. The individual would be embarking on an excellent career with salary, incentive, benefits, vehicle, expenses and boundless opportunity.

To learn more about this opportunity, contact John Wimer at Enginuity 717-796-9226 or Cell 717-884-3292

McClure Company
Project Sales Engineer

McClure Company, the region’s largest mechanical contractor, is seeking a project sales engineer for their State College office to identify and qualify sales prospects; establish customer relationships as well as negotiate, estimate, quote, bid, propose and close jobs at qualified margins.

Position Description:

  • Perform design calculations and prepares equipment or material specifications to meet all requirements
  • Evaluate and approves design changes, specifications, and drawing releases
  • Act as technical expert for the company for both internal and external customers
  • Identify and qualify sales prospects
  • Establish new client relationships while managing existing customer base
  • Develop sales and marketing proposals for customers on technical products & services
  • Directly communicate with customers in the form of quotations, meetings and technical presentations to understand and define their needs
  • Act to close deals & finalize contacts
  • Other miscellaneous mechanical engineering duties as assigned

Applicant Requirements and Skills:

  • BS in Engineering or related technical degree, EIT or PE license a plus
  • Strong estimating skills
  • Minimum five (5) years experience in commercial and industrial HVAC and plumbing design
  • Familiarity with the AE design process and specifications leading to construction documents
  • Ability to make technical presentations internally and to customers
  • Ability to work with customers to define and document requirements, address technical concerns and provide project status

McClure Company provides a full benefit package as well as a 401k/profit sharing plan.

Please forward resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator, McClure Company
PO Box 1579
Harrisburg, PA 17105-1579
Or e-mail to:

Company website:, No phone calls please.

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 -- Student Night

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 @ Appalachian Brewing Company,

50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Student Night

3:30-5:00 Board Meeting
5:00-6:00 Cocktails and Meet and Greet with Penn State University and Pennsylvania College of Technology Students
6:00-7:00 Dinner, Scholarship Announcements and 50/50 raffle
7:00-7:30 Two Presentations by Penn College Students
7:30-8:00 Two Presentations by PSU - University Park Students

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 717.232.9743 ask for Alyssa Adams
Deadline: Monday April 16th, 2012

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

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
April 18 - 5:00pm-8:00pm

Appalachian Brewing Company
50N. Cameron St, Harrisburg

Student Activities Night

Student Presentations

April 19 - 1:00-4:00 pm
ASHRAE Webcast
Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems
Panel: Tim McGinn, Stanley Mumma, John Murphy
July 20th Annual Golf Event
August 10-11th



Member News

ASHRAE/Dept. of Energy fellowship

ASHRAE is sponsoring a 12- to 18-month fellowship program with placement at the Department of Energy in the Office of Building Technologies, Building Energy Codes Program in Washington, DC. This fellowship provides the traditional ASHRAE Member with exposure to the area of public policy. This assignment will enable a selected ASHRAE member to assist DOE in one of the following code deployment activities:

1. Code Compliance;

2. Residential Duct Test Training;

3. Assessment of the Impact of Updating State Energy Codes; or

4. Advanced Energy Code Training.

Federal government fellowships provide a valuable public service to the nation while, at the same time, providing engineers and scientists with a unique opportunity to participate directly in the policy-making process. This is an exciting, rewarding, and educational period in their professional careers. This enriching experience enables ASHRAE/DOE Fellows to bring back to their employers an insider's perspective on government decision-making that can contribute significantly to the mission and vision of the organization.

  • The fellowship requires living in or around Washington, DC for a period of 12 months, with the possibility of an extension for a second year.
  • The fellowship will require reporting to DOE offices on a daily basis (i.e., a 40-hour work week).
  • The individual selected must be a U.S. citizen.
  • A stipend of $74,872 gross (i.e., before taxes, etc.) will be provided by DOE.
  • Health insurance reimbursement will be provided by DOE up to $500 per month, with any monthly costs over that being paid for by the fellow.
  • Ideal candidates will have a technical background, with 3-10 years experience in the building industry, as this is an early career development opportunity.
  • The fellowship can begin as soon as a suitable candidate is selected by DOE.

To submit a résumé and a letter of interest for consideration, please contact Doug Read, ASHRAE’s Program Director for Government Affairs.

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

2012 ASHRAE Webcast

The chapter has arranged for a group viewing site at Siemens' Office, 5095 Ritter RD Mechanicsburg. If you wish to view it at Siemens' office please e-mail Dave Hebel to let him know you will be attending.


Sponsored by:






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, Heat Pipe Technology, and Munters.

Region III & Society News

Region III & VI Dinner at ASHRAE Annual Meeting

Looking ahead to the ASHRAE Annual Meeting, a dinner for Region III members has been organized for Monday, June 25, 2012 at The Zuni Grille, on the Riverwalk at 223 Losoya Street, San Antonio, TX . If you are interested in attending, return the form by June 18, 2012.


The Regionaire, a semi-annual newsletter from the officers of Region III, has been published, and is available at this link.

Society News