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: Dec 2014

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

Fireside Grill, Hurricane (Teays Valley) 

Hwy 34 and I-64. 1 block south on west side of street. 


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&C
Sam 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 22 Noon -  2015 WVU Student Branch and Northern WV ASHRAE Meeting 

Morgantown, WV.


Sam will repeat his CHP presentation for students and ASHRAE/AEE/Interested guest/. No charge for the lunch. But you need to register. Location and RSVP will be posted soon. 


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 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. Discounted price is $30 plus $10 S/H.  Order by adding to cart.. 

Jan 9 WV ASHRAE Lunch Meeting Options
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.