​​​​​Welcome to ASHRAE West Virginia's Total Building Performance Website


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​Upcoming Programs

March 22, 2017 – West Virginia EXPO
7:30 to 9:00 am - Session 4 - Chapter meeting with Regional Director.

Where is ASHRAE Headed. Installation of New 2017-18 Officers and Board of Governors.  Breakfast and refreshments  sponsored by  Grant Spencer from Carrier and Jim Kusick from Genesis Air. Room 204

9:00 to 10:00 am - Session 8 - Opening EXPO presentation with the WV Governor and Speaker of the House and other State Administration.

10:00 to 11:00 am – Session 19 - Retro-commissioning for Energy Savings  (by Hoy Bohanon)
GBCI Approved | 1 CE Hour | 0920010383
AIA Approved | 1LU | BOHANON03
What is retro commissioning? Is it required by LEED? How can a process save energy? What are some of the aspects of an energy saving retro-commissioning application? What guidance is available from ASHRAE guidelines? What are the types of savings from the process and what are the critical components to assure that savings are realized?

11:00 to 12:00 pm – Session 24 - Commissioning, Operating and Maintaining Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Systems (by Hoy Bohanon)
GBCI Approved | 1 CE Hour | 0920010385
AIA Approved| 1LU | BOHANON01
How does one commission energy savings equipment such as air-to-air energy recovery? What are key performance factors that must be measured? When can you simulate and when must you measure? Devices addressed include air-to-air energy recovery plates and wheels, desiccants, run around loops, and water-side economizers.

1:00 to 2:00 pm – Session 28  - ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) (by Hoy Bohanon)
GBCI Approved | 1 CE Hour | 0920010381
AIA Approved | 1LU | BOHANON05
ASHRAE has implemented a comprehensive building energy labeling program called Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ).  The objective of this labeling effort is to provide motivation for reducing energy use in commercial buildings by expressing the energy performance of buildings in a tangible way. The underlying belief is that public display and disclosure of the energy efficiency attributes of a building and its energy use intensity (EUI) will lead building owners to strongly consider cost effective energy efficiency improvements at the time of design and construction and in any subsequent renovations.  Public display and disclosure of energy efficiency attributes and EUI should be a relevant factor in the real estate transaction marketplace for commercial buildings.

Building EQ incorporates both an operational rating, based upon actual energy billing, and an asset rating that normalizes for operational variables.  The two rating systems will thus be able to communicate both the performance of he building as operated and the potential performance of the fixed assets of the building.

This session will present the major ideas behind the development of the labeling program and the process for implementation.
#1  How can building energy labels influence the energy efficiency of the overall building stock?
#2  How the new ASHRAE Building EQ is different from other labeling systems?
#3   What metrics are most important for conveying the energy efficiency of a building?
#4   What you need to do to get a Building EQ label for your building.

Hoy Bohanon, P. E, LEED AP, BEAP is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. Mr. Bohanon’s current roles are:
Member Professional Engineers of North Carolina
Member US Green Building Council
ASHE Chair ASHRAE Building EQ
Chair ASHRAE SSPC 62.1
ASHRAE ALI Instructor
Bohanon Engineering, PLLC
Co-author of The Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning and Performance Metric Protocols for Commercial Buildings: Best Practices Guide

 2:00 to 3:00 pm – Session 40  - Advanced Filtration and Air Cleaning in Buildings by Art Hallstrom
 WV ASHRAE Chapter Pdh – 1 Hour
There is a difference between filtering air and cleaning the air. This session will cover both. Filtering is very commonly used but need to be properly selected and applied. Air cleaning removes chemicals and the newer ones can remove or deactivate pathogens, viruses, carbon based odors (VOC), mold and spores. Properly selected and applied, these products, like Photo Catalytic Oxidation, are effective and safe for buildings - be it a hospital, airport, school or home. Improperly applied they can be a safety issue.

Speaker: Arthur Hallstrom. P.E., ASHRAE Fellow
Mr Hallstrom has been involved with airside systems for over 40 years and has specifically focused on using filters and air cleaning to improve indoor environments. Before retiring, Mr Hallstrom was the Trane Airside Application Manager, an LTC (US Army), ASHRAE Society Board Member and has a BSME and MBA. He is currently on the WV ASHRAE Chapter Board and Chair of their Advocacy Committee. He has authored many building related publications including a published paper by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security titled “Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections”.  

 3:00 to 4:00 pm – Session 42 - Residential Energy Codes in WV – Where do we go from here? by Art Hallstrom           
WV ASHRAE Chapter Pdh – 1 Hour
WV has adopted the 2009 IECC Energy Code for homes. Ky has adopted the 2012 IECC and Maryland the 2015 code and enforce it. This means a “meet code” home in Maryland is uses about 40% less energy than a West Virginia home. Building owners can require the better performing buildings and the WV HBA has an active program to help their members reach and even exceed the 2015 IECC Standard. It goes beyond just a good design. Requires it to be built right by the contractor and verified by a third party using a building blower door test and duct pressure test. This presentation will cover current and future options in this area.

Speaker: Arthur Hallstrom. P.E., ASHRAE Fellow BEMP
Mr Hallstrom is a ASHRAE Certified Energy Modeler and an ASHRAE Fellow;. He has been involved with building load and energy modeling since 1973.He has or is currently working  with the WV State Dept of Energy Office, WVU, WV HBA, WV ASHRAE, WVCOA and WV AIA to teach energy code classes to code officials, architects, engineers, contractors and home builders. He is currently working with the State on School Energy Use Disclosure (EUI) and the benefits of the Energy Star School Certification Program. 


​Friday, March 31, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm. Energy Seminar
Hosted by Lewis College of Business and NETL, National Energy Technology Laboratory















April 20, 2017 1:00 – 4:00 PM EDT Take Control: Using Analytics to Drive Building Performance

This ASHRAE Society webcast will feature industry experts who will define the importance of, and why we should strive for, better building operations through improved controls and analytics. Viewers will be able to describe key elements of controls and analytics for building operations, and identify steps required to deploy analytics in building projects, including commissioning. This program will quantify how applying best practice controls improve building performance, and will recognize the value of analytics in building operations to achieve a reduced cost and increased performance.

Attendees may be awarded three (3) Professional Development Hours (PDHs). The webcast program has also been approved for three (3) AIA HSW Learning Units (LU/HSW) and three (3) GBCI Continuing Education Hours (CEs).


Webcast will be presented in Charleston area for those interested. Details: 

Multiple Ventilation Products
63 Old Main Plaza
Saint Albans, WV 25177
Phone: 304-727-8686
Zero registration fee, snacks and drinks to be provided, reception to follow webcast.
Free parking in the rear of building.


May 11th, 2017: All Day WV ASHRAE Annual Training and Trade Show
Days Inn in Flatwoods, WV. 

May 19 – 20, 2017
Regional Planning Meeting and President Elect Training (Chapter Presidents 2017-18) Chattanooga, Tenn.


​​Peer Review of Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings: Achieving Zero Energy is available. 


In partnership with AIA, IES, and USGBC and with support from the DOE, ASHRAE has embarked on a new series of Advanced Energy Design Guides focusing on achieving zero energy performance. The first guide in the series is for K-12 School Buildings. The project committee is finalizing the first draft in anticipation of the first peer review. The 65% Complete Technical Refinement Draft for the Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School: Achieving Zero Energy will be available for review and feedback from February 6, 2017 to February 17, 2017. All review input must be received by February 19, 2017. Once received, the input will be compiled and then reviewed by the committee who will make changes to the draft based on that input. To participate in the review, please go to www.ashrae.org/freeaedg to download the review process instructions and review input form as well as a copy of the document for review (in pdf format). The draft will be available for download starting on February 6, 2017 through Friday, February 17, 2017.
 Review Draft document (PDF) Available starting February 6, 2017
 Review Instructions-Form (Word) Available starting February 6, 2017


Welcome to our NEW ASHRAE and WV ASHRAE Members
Name: Mr Kevin Joshua Jackson with Trane
Welcome aboard!
Will Dempsey,  Membership Promotion Co-Chair.

WV Government Update
Feb 2017  West Virginia – Multiple Mayors recognized Engineers Week.


Chapter Information
To join the WV ASHRAE Chapter please use this link https://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/join-now. To pay chapter dues contact our treasurer John Pruitt jap@zmm.org. Paid Chapter members get discounts on most chapter events and our newsletter/mailings. To be a chapter member you need to be an ASHRAE Society member. You can join one or more chapters  if you wish. 

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, zero energy use - primarily in non residential buildings.  ASHRAE is an international organization of over 55,000 members.  ​​

This web site is maintained by the WV ASHRAE Chapter. 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 ​




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.