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The PENNANT
Central PA ASHRAE Newsletter
http://cenpenn.ashraechapters.org
March 2013
2012-2013
Board and Committee Chairs
President's Message
In This Issue

Dear Members,

At March’s meeting, our chapter has the privilege of hosting ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer (DL), William A. Lotz, P.E., a consulting engineer from Acton, Maine. Mr. Lotz specializes in consulting on moisture and insulation problems in buildings. He has 40+ years experience in building construction; materials technology, and design, and has clients all over North America. Mr. Lotz has published over 250 technical articles in such publications as: ASHRAE Journal, Engineered Systems, RSI, Plant Engineering, Insulation Outlook, ASTM, Engineering News Record and HPAC. Mr. Lotz has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami and is a registered Professional Engineer in eight states. Mr. Lotz has been a member of ASHRAE for more than 40 years, is a Life Member and a Fellow.

For those of you not familiar with society’s Distinguished Lecturer program, it provides ASHRAE chapters with the opportunity to hear outstanding speakers on the leading edge of technology without incurring huge costs. The ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturers (DL) Program began in Society Year 1996-97. This year, 76 qualified speakers will visit 167 chapters allocated to the 14 ASHRAE regions. The Region 3 CTTC Regional Vice–Chair, our chapter’s own Mark Tome, is responsible for approving allocating visits to Region's chapters.

Another great aspect of the program is that we are able to share distinguished lecturers with our student chapters. Mr. Lotz plans to visit with the Penn State Student chapter on March 12 and then our local chapter on March 13. I am sure you will be thoroughly educated and engaged by this prominent lecturer and I invite you to consider attending.

Sincerely,

Alyssa Wingenfield, President, Central PA ASHRAE

Employment Opportunities


Trane
Project Manager - Equipment

Trane, a business of Ingersoll Rand - the world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and energy efficient environments - improves the performance of buildings around the world. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced controls for commercial buildings.

Trane is in need of a Project Manager - Equipment to join our Harrisburg, PA commercial Sales Office. The role of Project Manager - Equipment works directly with customers, project administrator, account manager, sub-contractors, and material suppliers to ensure timely completion of assigned projects and customer satisfaction. This person manages all aspects of equipment projects, from beginning to end, with direct responsibility for project execution while working in a team environment, to accomplish specific objectives in a given time frame and budget. This includes coordinating selection, pricing, equipment, controls, and services for each project. This person is responsible for the estimating, administration, implementation, and management of equipment projects.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Communicates with internal and external customers to successfully facilitate the various aspects of projects within the defined time frame and budget.
  • Establishes and maintain a professional relationship with the customer and interfaces constantly to maintain accurate status reports and project reviews.
  • Performs construction plan and document review as determined by project needs, constraints, and responsibilities to meet all of the customer’s requirements.
  • Coordinates selection, pricing, and integrates equipment, controls, and services for each project.
  • Resolves major deviations from scope with team after Project Scope Validation.
  • Responsible for the take-off and pricing of equipment, materials, and services to ensure accuracy of project estimated budget.
  • Responsible for identifying possible cost saving opportunities and/or risk items that will occur on various projects.
  • Clarifies, reconciles, and adjusts information gaps and scope deviations with operations group.
  • Responsible for timely completion of assigned projects and customer satisfaction.
  • Compares estimated ship dates with contractors project schedule.
  • Ensures compliance with internal equipment ordering processes.
  • Responsible for entering equipment orders and issuing purchase orders for vendor orders.
  • Generates equipment submittal documents.
  • Coordinate with Service and Controls group to facilitate equipment start-ups.
  • Responsible for project cash-flow management: project billing, collections support, and resource management.
  • Ensures that quality standards are maintained for assigned projects.

Minimum requirements include the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, engineering technology or business management with
  • 3-5 years of experience in estimating, engineering or construction management
  • Working knowledge of all facets of construction including mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems and knowledge with the operation of HVAC systems, electrical systems and temperature controls.
  • Knowledge reading and understanding blueprints and construction plans and specifications.
  • Experience with computer estimating and word processing software programs.

To respond to this ad, please navigate to http://careers.ingersollrand.com/ and locate job number 633940.


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

Distinguished Lecturer Presentation

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 @ Holiday Inn, Harriburg East

4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111


Certificates for 1.5 professional development hour will be available for attendees of the dinner meeting.


3:30-5:00 Board Meeting
5:00-5:45 Social Time
5:45-6:30 Dinner & Announcements
6:30-8:00 Presentation Thermal Insulation Systems in Buildings vs. the HVAC System by ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer William A. Lotz, PE

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Chapter will be picking up the tab for drinks.
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William A. Lotz, P.E.
ASHRAE Distinguished
Lecturer

Acton, Maine

WPB

Thermal Insulation Systems in Buildings vs. the HVAC System

Unless the thermal envelope (i.e. the insulation-vapor barrier system) is carefully designed and installed it may have a major negative impact on the HVAC system. Airflow through the thermal envelope can reduce the insulation system R-value to near zero. A classic example of this is an acoustical ceiling with insulation batts on top of the tile and a pressure difference across the ceiling. Another example is the HVAC designer using a pressure difference across the thermal envelope in an attempt to control moisture issues. Insulation failure can result in ice dams innorthern climates and moisture condensation in hot humid climates and cold climates. Many so-called HVAC failures are actually insulation system failures. Vapor barriers/retarders are a very important aspect contributing to the performance of the HVAC system. A vapor barrier is not a vapor barrier if it allows air transfer.

William A. Lotz, P.E. specializes in consulting on moisture and insulation problems in buildings. He has 40+ years experience in building construction; materials technology, and design, and has clients all over North America. Mr. Lotz has published over 250 technical articles in such publications as: ASHRAE Journal, Engineered Systems, RSI, Plant Engineering, Insulation Outlook, ASTM, Engineering News Record and HPAC. Mr. Lotz has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami and is a registered Professional Engineer in eight states. Mr. Lotz has been a member of ASHRAE for more than 40 years, is a Life Member and a Fellow.

Registration:
Online or DBender@victaulic.com or 484-553-5640
Deadline: Monday Mar 11th, 2013

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.

2012-2013 Schedule


Date & Location Event
March 13 - 5:00pm-8:00pm

Holiday Inn, Harrisburg East
4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA

Thermal Insulation Systems in
Buildings vs. the HVAC System

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer:
William A. Lotz, PE
April 17 - 5:00pm-8:00pm

Holiday Inn, Harrisburg East
4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA

Student Activities Night

Student Presentations

April 18 - 1:00-4:00 pm
Siemens Mechanicsburg
Please RSVP to
David Hebel
ASHRAE Webcast
Assessing Building Energy Performance: From Principles to Practice
Panel: Dru Crawley, Jim Kelsey, Chris Mathis
May Family Night - TBD
July 19th

Armitage Golf Course
Camp Hill, PA

Annual Golf Event
August 08-10th

Bethlehem, PA

ASHRAE Region III CRC

Revised 02/27/2013




Member and Local News


If you have any questions regarding membership please contact Mike Conchilla at 717-648-8192 or mconchilla@mail.ashrae.org.

New to ASHRAE membership:

  • Terry Dolan
  • Doug Galloway
  • Chris Jones

New to Central PA ASHRAE membership:

  • Sean Hughes
  • Justin Mazur
  • Chris Jones

Advancement from Associate Member to Member

  • Mike Jacobs


Illuminating Engineering Society Event

Topic: “Team Working with Revit”IES

Description: A panel discussion with design and construction professionals on their experience using Revit on projects of all sizes.

Sponsored By: Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), Harrisburg Section

Time: 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Cost: $25.00 per person, dinner provided

Earn: (1) IES-CEU/AIA-LU credit

Location: Park Inn by Radisson, 5401 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg PA 17050

Contact: Melissa Conchilla at melissa@macdesigngroup.com for more information


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


ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) Courses


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USGBC Central PA - Greencon 2013




March 15th, 2013 at Dickinson College

This year’s event will be held at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA and will feature keynote presentations, exhibits, our annual meeting, and several hours of continuing education credits just like last year, and a few special additions. Dickinson College is centrally located and offers exceptional accomodations. Exhibitor and sponsorship information will be sent soon, as well as information on the program and speakers.

Click here for more information

Click here to register online for GreenCon

Click here for sponsorship information

Click here for exhibitor registration

ASHRAE Webcast

 

This webcast will feature industry experts who will explain the importance of building energy performance and its far-reaching implications in both new and existing buildings. Viewers will also learn about the various tools and approaches that are available, as well as the many opportunities that assessing building energy performance presents. This FREE webcast program will broadcast live via the internet. Watch this page for more information about the program, speakers, and registration.

 

The webcast has been approved for three (3) Learning Units (LUs) by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

 

Program presentation slides will be available for download during the live webcast only. A link will be accessible in the viewing auditorium on April 18.

 

Outlook Reminder: Remember to Register!

Webcast Registration will be available on this page
starting March 18, 2013

Take Advantage of Two Great Opportunities!

View the live ABEP Webcast at ASHRAE Headquarters in Atlanta AND take advantage of these other continuing education opportunities

Note: Registration for the webcast and either (or both) of these other activities is separate. Visit the links shown to register for these additional opportunities.