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

Dear Members,

Thank you all who attended September’s meeting! We had over 30 members present for our kickoff meeting focused on Data Centers. Thank you also to our presenter, Nicholas D. Babiak, a fellow Central PA member.

Another Central PA ASHRAE member we should recognize is William McQuade. This January at the Winter Conference in Dallas, Texas, Bill will be formally recognized for his elevated membership grade to ASHRAE Fellow. This will take place on January 26, 2013 at 3:15PM during the Plenary Session. If you are planning to attend the winter conference, please try to attend the session to show your support! I am sure Bill would appreciate seeing some familiar faces as he receives his award!

Our next meeting is one of my favorite meetings of the fall – Past President’s/History night. Below is a list of past presidents from 1960-today. If someone you know is on this list, please encourage them to attend! Also – if you have a piece of history related to the Central PA Chapter, please bring it with you so we may put it on display.

Herbert Hull, R Regan, Edward Short, R Metz, Fred Nicholas, Seth Wood, Sam Soling, W Ludwig, Neal McGee, Foster Filson, Frank Kottcamp, Carl Courtney, Robert Barr, Joe Keating, Robert Lezzer, Donald Miller, William Loyd, John Schuerger, Ronald Jackson, Llwellyn Klinedinst, Steve Sipe, Ben Austin, Glen Keller, Gilbert Freedman, Tom Long, John Wimer, Frederick Craft, Garrison Gladfelter, William Blace, Frank Ruth, Thomas Deardorff, Tom McKay, Herbert Hoffmeier, David Burkett, Dale Cagwin, Michael McDonald, James Mooney, Chip Brown, Thomas Gill, Dan Wyrick, Safir Adeni, Matt Frey, Bengt Dalemar, Myron Ramage, Glenn DiEsposti, Jason Richwine, Robert Miller, Mark Tome, Todd Postlethwait, Mark Graybill and Andrew Odell.

The next meeting will be held at Gilligan's Bar and Grill in Harrisburg on October 17. We 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

Past Presidents & History Night

Wednesday, October 17th, 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 Designing and Specifying for Acoustics by Kris Kollevoll of BRD Noise and Vibration Control, Inc.

Kris Kollevoll, President of BRD Noise and Vibration Control, Inc. will present on the basics of HVAC acoustics, best practices in acoustical design, and how to specify for acoustics.

Kristan (Kris) G. Kollevoll, President of BRD Noise and Vibration Control, Inc. is a graduate of Princeton University. Kris started with BRD as a Sales Engineer in 1982 and became Sales Manager and Vice-President in 1988.

In 1994, upon the death of Bernard R. Deschaine, founder of the company, Kris became President and added several new Sales Engineers to BRD’s staff. Additional Regional Offices have been opened in the Midwest, Southwest and Southern States and plans are underway for other offices in the New England and West Coast areas as well.

Kris is affiliated with the Acoustical Society of America and Institute of Noise Control Engineering and has also served as an outside consultant for the training of OSHA Citation Officers.

Kris has worked extensively to aid such prominent companies as DuPont, Alcoa, Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett Packard, Proctor & Gamble, as well as a long list of HVAC OEMs in designing and manufacturing long-term engineered noise control solutions.

Around 1988, Kris formed a separate HVAC Division within BRD to focus on developing proven solutions for recurring noise problems. BRD is a recognized leader in the field of noise reduction systems for air cooled and liquid chillers and for curb mounted rooftop packaged air conditioning equipment.

Online or or 484-553-5640
Please indicate a meal preference of Chicken Parmesan or Baked Haddock Deadline: Monday Oct 15th, 2012

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

Professional Development Seminar

Building Energy Performance Labeling for Design and Operation

THURSDAY, November 8, 2012

Location: Courtyard by Marriott Harrisburg/Hershey
725 Eisenhower Boulevard
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Join us for a presentation by PSU PhD Candidate and Level I & II Energy Auditor

PhD Candidate Department of Architectural Engineering Pennsylvania State University

Ke Xu received his BEng from Harbin Institute of Technology in China and MSc from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) AE department. He has worked as a research assistant in the Energy System Laboratory at UNL for three years, implementing and participating in multiple Level I and II energy audits for existing commercial buildings and continuous commissioning projects before he entered Penn State.

His current research focuses on the minimum instrumentation required to capture existing building key operational features required to develop “as-operating” whole building energy models with support from the Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB)-Hub. Ke is involved in both ASHRAE – Building Energy Quotient (BEQ) Labeling Program – pilot project and DOE’s Asset Rating Tool – pilot phase project. He holds both ASHRAE Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certifications.

A building’s energy use is mainly determined by its inherent design, operation and local weather conditions. Unlike existing building energy benchmarking systems (ENERGY STAR® program and U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating systems) that only evaluate either building operation energy performance or design practice, the newly launched ASHRAE building Energy Quotient (bEQ) labeling system contains rating methods for both performance and design with emphasis on building energy use.

This presentation includes an overview of the bEQ rating systems using an office building located in Philadelphia Navy Yard as a case study to show step-by-step how to implement bEQ asset and operation rating to an existing building. Since this same building was also evaluated by a pilot DOE – Commercial Building Asset Rating Tool, the two asset rating methodologies will be compared and discussed. Ke will also share some of his personal experiences in preparing for the ASHRAE BEMP and BEAP exams.


Online or (please include name, company and telephone number).
Deadline: Monday November 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 - 10:15 am Seminar
10:15 - 10:30 am Coffee/Soda Break
10:30 - 12:30 pm Seminar

2012-2013 Schedule

Date & Location Event
October 17 - 5:00pm-8:00pm

987 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, PA

Designing and Specifying for Acoustics by Kris Kollevoll of BRD Noise and Vibration Control, Inc.

Member and Local News

New to ASHRAE membership:

  • Russ Oft
  • Jeff Harris

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!

Program Tickets

Buy a year of ASHRAE Programs and SAVE!

Sample Program Ticket

Purchase a Program Ticket for $210 (cost of 7 programs), attend the 8th meeting for free, and bring two guests during the year. $300 Value. Pass it around your office!

Order by contacting Mark Tome (717) 814-8237

Annual baseball outing, golf event, and professional development seminars are not included.

Ticket holders shall register for each program.