Welcome to ASHRAE      West Virginia's Total Building Performance Website

WV ASHRAE provides technical. leadership and education support to the WV Building Owners and Design + Construction + Support Community. Local focus areas: green buildings, energy efficient buildings, Indoor air quality, water management, energy codes, refrigeration, HVAC, energy recovery, net zero energy use - primarily in non residential buildings.  ASHRAE is an international organization of over 50,000 members. ​​

This web site is maintained by the WV ASHRAE Chapter of ASHRAE. It does not present official positions of the ASHRAE(R) Society nor reflect Society policy. ASHRAE chapters may not act for the Society and the information presented here has not had Society review. To learn more about ASHRAE activities on an international level, visit the ASHRAE home page at http://www.ashrae.org.  Webmaster: Art Hallstrom, art@ahallstrom.com   Date last updated: Jan 2015

Get a low cost paper copy of all WV Building Energy Codes

WV ASHRAE has a limited number of discounted but new energy code books. The book is the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Commercial Energy Code and the 2009 IECC Residential Code.  Normal retail price is $140. Our WV ASHRAE discounted price is $30 plus $10 S/H.  Order by adding to cart.. 

WV EXPO March 26 WV ASHRAE Programs

Seminar 1 - What is better? Max Tech or Net Zero buildings? 

Today, the choice is yours. Technology exists today to make a building either max tech (lowest energy usage before renewable energy like solar) or net zero - no off site energy use on an annual basis. Mr Hallstrom will cover three K-8 design options available today comparing the metrics of EUI (Energy Use Intensity) (utility operating cost) and First Cost. You make the call on the best one. An K-8 WV School that meets current WV Energy Code (ASHRAE 90.1-2007) will have an EUI of 50. If designed for max tech it will have an EUI or 22 and if net zero will have an EUI of 0. Last year a net zero K-8 school in Kentucky got a check from their utility for $37,000. Nice. But is it economically justified? Come and find out.

Seminar 2 - ​Variable Flow Chiller Plant Design

​We will focus on primary/secondary and variable primary flow chiller plant design as influenced by ASHRAE Standard 90.1. The material will cover pros and cons, design parameters and control issues. Next we will discuss low delta T syndrome. We will explain what it is and why it happens. Then we will discuss how to correct it.

Seminar 3 - Green \"Substainable\" HVAC Design

This presentation will explore the different choices that must be made to ensure an efficient design. We will compare different systems, including LEED and Green Globes to see how the design can comply with Green design concepts. An exploration of Life cycle calculations will complete the seminar.

​Seminar 4 - Responsible Use of Refrigerants

​This presentation discusses the practical Standards 15,147 and 34. Including how to retrofit existing Mechanical Rooms to meet the Standards. Emphasis is placed on the safety of the persons and property on or near the premises. Also it discusses the practices and procedures that will reduce emissions into the atmosphere of halogenated refrigerants used in refrigeration and air conditioning. Ever wonder why you hear so many different dates on the phase out of refrigerants? Want to know which refrigerant is being phased out, when and what will replace it? This lecture will describe the current status of refrigerants and provide our best guess on where things are going in the future.

​Seminar 5 - Building Commissioning or Forensic Engineering - Know the Difference?

Building Commissioning is a process where an expert evaluates a commercial or industrial building and verifies for the owner that everything works properly. Commissioning is recommended by the current WV Energy Code and will be required for ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and LEED certified buildings. Forensic Engineering occurs after the fact when something goes wrong with the building and the owner needs to know why and how to fix it. Learn about the ASHRAE Commissioning Process. Then learn about some of the tools being used in building Forensic Engineering including 3D imaging/scanning and thermal cameras.​


April 23 - New Tomorrows for Today’s Buildings:

Existing Building Commissioning. This live, free webcast will feature industry experts who will define the benefits of existing building commissioning for the environment, occupants, operations staff, and overall ownership costs. Viewers will be able to recognize the varied scopes of commissioning, when to apply comprehensive versus focused commissioning, and best practices in existing building commissioning specifications & contracting. Learn More Mor

ASHRAE’s upcoming webcast, titled New Tomorrows for Today’s Buildings: Existing Building Commissioning,will broadcast live on April 23, 2015, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm EDT. This FREE webcast is brought to you by the Chapter Technology Transfer Committee.“The presenters will distinguish between new building commissioning, existing building commissioning, and retro-commissioning,” said Nathan Hart, Chair of the CTTC Webcast Ad Hoc Committee. “Viewers will learn how to manage the commissioning process to minimize the impact on building functions and occupants, and how to integrate elements of existing building commissioning into the operation and maintenance staff’s daily activities. The focus will be on maximizing energy efficiency and ROI.”The webcast presenters are:Bob Baker, OPMP, Fellow ASHRAE | Managing Director | BBJ Consulting | Riverview, FLJim Vallort, Fellow ASHRAE | Practice Leader | Environmental Systems Design Inc. | Chicago, ILRon Wilkinson, P.E., CPMP | Commissioning Authority | Glumac | Seattle, WAOnline registration for the webcast will begin on March 23, 2015. For more information on the webcast program, sponsorship opportunities, continuing education credits, and ASHRAE resources related to existing building commissioning, visit www.ashrae.org/webcast.

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Copyright WV ASHRAE. This web site is maintained by the WV ASHRAE Chapter of ASHRAE. It does not present official positions of the Society nor reflect Society policy. ASHRAE chapters may not act for the Society and the information presented here has not had Society review. To learn more about ASHRAE activities on an international level, contact the ASHRAE home page at http://www.ashrae.org.