Welcome to 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 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: Oct 2014

​​Nov 13 Meeting and Seminar – Sponsored Lunch, Tech Session (11:30-12:45) and Seminar (1-4 PM)

Marriott Charleston Town Center Hawk's Nest

$30 for ASHRAE, AIA, USGBC and AEE Members. Others - $45. 

Afternoon Seminar is worth 3 PDH attendance credits. Limited to 60 attendees. 
Weil McLain is the lunch tech session speaker. They will highlight application considerations for commercial condensing boilers, and commercial condensing boilers paired with standard efficiency boilers in a hybrid arrangement.  After highlighting the rating conditions (water temperatures) boiler manufacturers are required to use, we will do a comparison.  We will use local weather data for a specific example building, model existing coil performance under varying water temperature conditions, and then integrate the two to help validate boiler selections.  Attendance is limited to first 60 people to sign up.
Presenter: Dave Burggren of Weil McLain.  Dave has been in the HVAC business for 15 years, many with Carrier and Weil McLain. Dave holds the following degrees. BS in Applied Science from Portland State University - MS in Engineering Management form the University of Missouri-Rolla - MBA in Business from George Fox University.

Nov 13 – Afternoon Technical Seminar 


Vice President and Regional Director of High Performance Buildings, , Syska Hennessy Group

​Mr. Nall is a Senior Vice President of Syska Hennessy Group in New York. A graduate of Princeton University

and Cornell University, he is a Registered Architect, a Professional Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional,

a certified Building Energy Modeling Professional and a High Performance Building Design Professional.

ASHRAE activities include the ASHRAE Sustainability Oversight Committee, TC 4.7, the Building Energy

Quotient Ad-Hoc and Oversight Committees, and the ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide Steering

Committee.  He helped author the 30% AEDG’s for Small Office Buildings, Small Retail Buildings, Roadside

Lodging and Small Warehouses, and the 50% AEDG’s for Medium Office Buildings and Medium and

Big Box Retail Buildings.  He received the ASHRAE New York Chapter Distinguished Service Award in 2011

and the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award in 2012.  He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the NY Chapter, USGBC, the vice-chairman of the USGBC Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group and a member of the AIA National Committee on the Environment. Mr. Nall was named one of the “25 Newsmakers of 2007” by Engineering News Record magazine.  He was named “Outstanding Practitioner, 2004”, by the US Chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association. Notable projects include the BASF U.S. Headquarters, the New Museum in Washington, DC, the Hearst Corporate Headquarters, the U.S. Embassies in Sofia, Bulgaria and Cape Town, South Africa, the Clinton Presidential Library, the New York Times Headquarters and the Alcoa Corporate Headquarters.  He is the author of over 30 papers in technical and professional journals. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University and Princeton University Schools of Architecture and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia University.

Designing Green Communities: Sustainable Infrastructure - 1 PM
GBCI Approved | 1 CE Hour | 0090006542           AIA Approved | 1 LU | DGC001
Community planners have the opportunity for significant reduction of the environmental impact of human activity.   The current interest in green buildings often overlooks the far greater conservation potential of sustainable communities. Creating net zero energy and net zero water usage communities is much easier than creating single buildings with the same performance. Communities can be vital, complex ecologies that obtain maximum use of consumed resources while minimizing waste discharge.  These goals are best achieved by exploiting the synergies among the separate infrastructure systems while obtaining multiple benefits from each conservation strategy.  For example, greenways can provide not only pedestrian pathways but also management and cleansing of storm water run-off.  Co-location of neighborhood scaled power, thermal, and waste water treatment plants allows the by-products of each system to be used as resources for others.  Sewage treatment plant gas can offset some fuel usage for power generation and sewage treatment plant water effluent provides cooling tower make-up for the cooling plants. Pursuing these issues at the community level addresses issues at the most effective scale.  For example, sewage treatment is best handled at a neighborhood scale so that the treated effluent water can be recycled for local non-potable uses, such as irrigation, exterior housekeeping and flushing.  Renewable energy production, on the other hand, is best handled on a regional scale, so that sites can be selected for most effective harvesting of the resource. When these strategies are pursued in a single building, both conservation and economic effectiveness are often seriously diminished.  

Innovative Systems for Energy and Water Conservation:  Four Corporate Headquarters - 2 PM
GBCI Approved | 1 CE Hour | 0090008184                    AIA Approved | 1 LU | ISEWC2012
This presentation discusses the fundamentals of energy and water conservation in buildings, focusing on building mechanical systems.  It then presents how these principles have been implemented in four corporate headquarters offices buildings around the world.  Different approaches to energy conservation are presented, ranging from architecturally integrated HVAC systems to innovative applications of packaged equipment.  Presented water conservation strategies range from water conserving fixtures through desalination of brackish groundwater.  

​LEED 4.0 Energy and Atmosphere Credits - 3 PM
GBCI Approved | 1 CE Hour | 0090006392                    AIA Approved | 1 LU | EAO001
This presentation gives a synopsis of the LEED v4.0 Energy and atmosphere credits.  It begins with a general description of and history of LEED.  It then describes the pre-requisite requirements for this section.  Next is a detailed discussion of EAc2, looking at the how the points are awarded, at the flow chart of the process of accruing points. Then follows an in depth discussion of whole building simulation and a detailed discussion of ASHRAE 90.1, Appendix G. Next is a discussion of the characteristics and limitations of the Appendix G methodology and the energy conservation strategies that perform well for this method.  Then, some of the ancillary tools for whole building energy simulation are presented. Following the EA cr2 discussion, each of the other six credits are discussed.   

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EEWV is looking for good, low EUI, good IAQ buildings for a new brochure on outstanding buildings in WV. 
In particular they are looking for industrial or residential projects but can also use commercial and governmental projects as well. If you have candidates please contact EEWV Tyler Cannon - tcannon1892@gmail.com

WV ASHRAE President’s Message

Building on my theme of Sustainability, I have my work cut out for me in filling the shoes of our outgoing president, Todd Zachwieja.  Todd’s leadership, commitment and  hard work were acknowledged by the award of Region VII’s highest award, the David Levine Best Chapter Award at the New Orleans CRC Meeting in August. Additionally, we received awards and recognition in every nearly every operational category with these highlights:

·         Ted Zachwieja III – Great membership growth in our first year.

·         Art Hallstrom – Grassroots leadership award

·         Ray Wohlfarth – recognized for outstanding Research Promotion

·         James Lowery – CTTC Leadership

·         Flying Eagle Award – Awarded to the chapter that travelled the farthest in total – Yet another demonstration of our team’s commitment

 I want to recognize Shane Hall for his hard work putting together a great meeting schedule for us last year and this upcoming year as great meetings help us continue our momentum.  

 Grant Spencer | VP of Sales and Operations

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Package Options

Get a paper copy of the 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 Commerical Energy Code and the 2009 IECC Residential Code.  Normal retail is $140. Discounted price is $30 plus $10 S/H.  Order here. 

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.