A huge thanks to our Chapter Donors from Research and Promotion.
As RP Chair, I am honored to announce that we not only met our fundraising goal last year but we exceeded it by 5%. In addition, we have met the roundtable goal since each member of the board of directors donated at least $100.00. Thank you all for your contribution.

This year should be interesting and fun as we are planning a trade show and half day of training for our members, tentatively scheduled for April 2016. It will be a back to basics series of training seminars taught by some of the industry’s best and brightest. The following is a list of potential subjects that will be covered.

  • Boilers, Steam and Hydronic including sizing a pump, Legionella concerns, and boiler water treatment.
  • Airside including duct sizing, Understanding a psychometric chart, Duct sizing, Retro commissioning an air side system, and Zoning a ducted system
  • Understanding VRF systems

If you would like more info or wish to be involved, please contact me at Ray@fireiceheat.com
Thanks again

Ray Wohlfarth RP Chair

Upcoming events where WV ASHRAE Members are speaking

Oct 1 Terracon Engineering and Builders Exchange in Dunbar, WV. - Sam Butzer (with Joe Sinclair) presenting “The Present and Future of the West Virginia Energy Code: A Comparison of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 & ASHRAE 90.1-2010”


Oct 27 WV Governors Conference - Jennings Davis presenting - "What you need to know about ASHRAE 90.1-2010 before WV adopts it"



Welcome goes out to new WV ASHRAE Chapter (Gold) Members Frances Hixon, OATK, Travis Petri, Sales Engineer, Standard Air and Lite, Wheeling and Alex Clarkson, Junior Mechanical Engineer, Allegheny Design Services, Morgantown, WV. 

State Energy Codes

This map shows State Energy Codes as of July 1. WV, Ohio and Penn use the same version. Ky and Va are 1 cycle newer (90.1-2010 code). Maryland, on our eastern side of the state, is two cycles ahead (90.1-2013). ASHRAE should approve the 90.1-2016 code end of 2015. A building built to the 2016 code will use 40% less energy than a building built to the 2007 code.

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Sept 3 WV ASHRAE Chapter Meeting and Tech Session

“Utilizing Building Automation ‘Open’ Protocols” 

In today’s non-residential building market it’s vital that various equipment and systems from different manufacturers have the capability and sharing information and being accessible from a common operator workstation platform.  But how do you accomplish this?  Some systems communicate utilizing BACNet/IP, while others use BACNet/MSTP, and still others have a MODBUS RTU interface.  The challenge that engineers face is specifying a system that will allow for seamless integration of various communication protocols while avoiding the pitfalls.  Mr. Fong will discuss these issues during the presentation portion of the program and then provide a live demonstration during a seminar following 

Speaker: Mike Fong

Mike Fong is the Technical Services Manager at ASI Controls, a manufacturer of HVAC control products, based in San Ramon, CA.  Mike started working for ASI Controls in 1998 as an applications engineer.  He now manages the technical support department and is also responsible for customer training.  Mike received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA. 


  • Location: FireSide Grille 4170 West Virginia 34 Hurricane, WV 25526 (just 2 blocks south of Exit 34 on I-64 onthe west side of the street)
  • Time: Board of Directors meeting is 10:30-11:30 am. Check in desk for lunch and chapter meeting opens at 11:30 am. Check in and find a seat. The Chapter Meeting and program starts at 11:45. After the end of lunch at 1PM,  we will start an optional two hour tech session. Our speaker will go into depth on his topic which is a subset of ASHRAE DBOSS - Dynamic Building Optimization System and Services. Tech session ends at 3:15.
  • Lunch attendance earns a one hour pdh attendance certificate. Tech session is two additional pdh hours. Certificates are from WV ASHRAE Chapter. 
  • Cost: Lunch Program and Lunch is $15 for those WV ASHRAE Gold members, $20 for all others. The Tech Session is $30 for WV ASHRAE Gold Members, $40 for others. 
  • WV ASHRAE Gold Members are those ASHRAE Members that have paid Chapter Dues for this year. Are you a Gold member? Click here to find out. (You can pay your local Chapter dues here, or by contacting John Pruitt, our Treasurer, c192trt@ashrae,net or when you pay your Society dues.)
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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, c102ecc@ashrae.net.   Date last updated: 2015

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The ​West Virginia Chapter of 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.  ​​

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.