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

Jan 9. 2015 - Chapter Lunch 11:30 to 1 PM


Subject: Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems and Equipment

Join WV ASHRAE for an electrifying presentation on Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Tri-generation and an initiation into Fuel Cells.  Spark your intellect with CHP design from Engineering, Electrical, and Environmental considerations through Construction, Operations, and Efficiencies.  Further charge your inquiring mind with Fuel Cell fundamentals, current and potential Fuel Cell opportunities.  Close the circuit with Case Studies encompassing critical design ideas. 


Presenter: Samuel Butzer, PE, LEED AP BD&CSam is a Registered Professional Engineer with ZMM Architects & Engineers in Charleston.  He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison and received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Just last summer, Sam moved to West Virginia from Wisconsin where he previously worked as a Design-Build Engineer for a Mechanical Contractor.  Sam is currently the Secretary for WV ASHRAE Chapter and a member of USGBC-WV.  Sam understands energy use within the built environment and is passionate about creating a more sustainable future.


​Jan (TDB) 2015 WVU Student Branch and Northern WV ASHRAE Meeting


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

Casto Technical Services        

Direct    304.720.0974

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.