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

Welcome Back Members!

As we prepare for another spectacular ASH RAE season, we want to ensure our programs reflect the interests of our members. We would love your feedback about our potential topics, logistics, and overall chapter performance. Our chapter's mission is to serve our members. Please help us do that by taking our quick 5 minute survey:

Our chapter's successes were recognized at the Chapter Regional Conference (CRC) for Region 3 in Baltimore, MD on August 10th and 11th. Thank you to everyone who attended! Our chapter placed 2nd in the region for PAOE points and received high honor roll, star, and special citation. Other awards included:

  • Mark Graybill/Central PA Chapter: Goal, High Five, and Challenge Endowment Patch
  • Alyssa Wingenfield/Central PA Chapter: Chapter technology transfer TEC Award
  • Dave Bender: Membership promotion "Wingman" award
  • Andrew Odell: Best Chapter President in the region "ACE" award

Our annual chapter golf outing was held on July 20th at Armitage Golf Course. To "beat the heat", we held the outing in the morning. Together, our chapter raised approximately $6,600 for ASHRAE Research! I would like to extend a special thank you to all our corporate sponsors and the 90+ golfers who participated. We would not have had a successful outing without all of you. Thank you also to Glen DiEsposti and the rest of the golf outing committee for your time and dedication to a great event!

This year's meetings will be held at a new location! Due to price increases at Appalachian Brewing Company, Dave Bender has found a new home for our meetings at Gilligan's Bar and Grill located at 987 Eisenhower Blvd. Harrisburg, PA 17111. Please mark your calendar for September 19th where fellow member Nicholas D. Babiak will be presenting Data Center fundamental designs and industry trends. Hope to see you there!


Alyssa Wingenfield, President, Central PA ASHRAE

Employment Opportunities

PoolPak International
HVAC Inside Sales Position

Position Description:

Technical sales support to national and international sale representatives. Duties include:

  • Selecting and sizing dehumidification equipment
  • Reviewing equipment plans and specifications
  • Pricing/quoting equipment
  • Design and layout of HVAC, Plumbing/Piping systems on commercial, institutional, pharmaceutical and healthcare projects using AutoCAD Software.
  • Work with internal resources to estimate project cost.
  • Communicate directly with field construction personnel, customers and equipment vendors.
  • Coordinate project execution with construction management, field personnel and subcontractors.

Applicant Requirements and Skills:

  • Some short-term travel required several times per year.
  • Applicant must have:
    • Strong computer skills,
    • Be people oriented,
    • Good organizational skills,
  • Experience required: 3 to 5 years of:
    • Refrigeration
    • HVAC
    • Estimating
    • Engineering degree not required, but a plus
    • Psychrometrics knowledge is a plus

Benefits include, paid training, health insurance, 401k and vacation package.

Send resume with salary history to: or mail to PoolPak International, Attention: Sales/Confidential, PO Box 3331, York, PA 17402

Location: York, PA
Compensation: Dependent upon experience

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

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 @ Gilligan's

987 Eisenhower Blvd. Harrisburg, PA 17111

3:30-5:00 Board Meeting
5:00-6:00 Cocktail Hour
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:00-8:00 Data Centers - HVAC design: a ground up fundamental design guide high density applications, and new cooling approaches. Presented by Nicholas D. Babiak of TSS, LLC

As the cost of providing energy increases, analysts predict that energy costs for data centers have the potential to equal their capital costs within five years. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), data center energy consumption doubled between the years 2000 and 2005 and showed continued growth throughout the recession and into 2011.

To improve data center operational efficiencies and reduce operational expenditure, data center HVAC design innovation is becoming increasingly important.

The presentation will cover fundamental design of data center HVAC systems including, optimizing HVAC unit location, "Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle" design configuration, and humidity control.

It will also cover current industry trends such as high density applications and new cooling approaches.

Finally we will touch on LEED and data center design standards. This is changing for 2012 and cooling tower water management will potentially play an integral role in the new standards.

Online or or 484-553-5640
Deadline: Monday Sept 18th, 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
September 19 - 5:00pm-8:00pm

987 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, PA

Data Centers - HVAC design: a ground up fundamental design guide high density applications, and new cooling approaches. Presented by Nicholas D. Babiak of TSS, LLC

Member and Local News

IES Tech Conference

USGBC Course

Future City

The local Future City Region is looking for volunteers interested in joining their Steering Committee. Unfamiliar with Future City? Future City is a competition for local school students, grades 6 through 8. The event gives students an opportunity to create their vision of the future through the design of a city. Each team creates their city on computers using the SimCity software, and builds a three-dimensional, tabletop model to scale. The teams present their design at the competition before a panel of engineer judges. Each team also submits a Research Essay on a provided topic -- this year's topic deals with stormwater. If you are willing to help as we prepare for the next competition to be help in January, 2013 or are interested in mentoring students or judging, please contact Steve Roman at

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

Region III & Society News

Society News

  • ASHRAE's Energy Modeling Conference: Hands-on, Market-Based, Practitioner-Driven
    Aug 30, 2012
    ATLANTA -- ASHRAE's Energy Modeling Conference, Oct. 1-3, 2012, Atlanta, Ga., seeks to advance the practitioner's ability to more accurately model and simulate a building's energy use through some 40 presentations, keynote speeches, networking and a modeling tools software develope...
  • Lighting, Equipment Efficiency Changes to Energy Standard Open for Public Comment
    Aug 27, 2012
    ATLANTA -- Proposed changes to the ASHRAE/IES energy standard would improve lighting and equipment efficiencies. Seventeen addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are currently open for public review. For more informat...
  • ASHRAE Proposes First Standard on Commissioning Process
    Aug 21, 2012
    ATLANTA -- ASHRAE's first standard focused on the commissioning process is open for public comment. Standard 202P, Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems, would identify the minimum acceptable commissioning process for buildings and systems as described in ASRHAE's Gui...
  • Making Farms More Sustainable Focus of ASHRAE Grant Recipient
    Aug 17, 2012
    ATLANTA -- Farms are known for their green ... when it comes to crops. But what about the green of buildings down on the farm? With current research focused on enhancing building systems to make them more sustainable, a sometimes overlooked area with potential for an impact is the agricu...
  • New Scholarship Honors ASHRAE's First Female President
    Aug 14, 2012
    ATLANTA -- A scholarship created in memory of Presidential Member Lynn G. Bellenger, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, has been announced for the 2013-2014 school year. The one-year $ 5,000 Lynn G. Bellenger Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving female undergraduate engineering student pursuing ...

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