WV ASHRAE Chapter Events for 2015-16
Items in Blue or Black are Chapter Sponsored. Red is outside related groups.

Oct 27 – Presentation - WV Governors Day - President Jennings is speaking on "what you need to know about ASHRAE 90.1-2010".  Registration required. WV Energy Dept Sponsored. 

Oct 28 – Board Meeting – WV ASHRAE Chapter 3-year strategic planning meeting.
Fireside. Hallstrom leading.

Nov 18 – ASHRAE 90.1-2010 WVU/AD Hall Technical Training (Tentative)
Hurricane City Hall, WV. 9 am-3:30 pm. Sponsored by WV DOE. Presenters – Hallstrom and Dr. Means.

Nov 19 – ASHRAE 90.1-2010 WVU/AD Hall Technical Training (Tentative)
Morgantown, WV. 9 am-3:30 pm. Sponsored by WV DOE. Presenters – Hallstrom and Means.

Nov 20 – Chapter Board. Lunch, Tour, Seminar 

Meetings are at Marshall University new Engineering Building.
10-11:15 AM Chapter Board Meeting (Jennings Davis)

Discussion on how to start an ASHRAE Student Branch at Marshall Univ. with Asad A. Salem, Ph.D, Professor and Chair, Weisberg Division of Engineering, College of Information Technology and Engineering, Marshall University attending.
11:15 AM -11:30 AM Meet & Greet.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 1 Hour Lunch Program 
Standard 189.1 Overview with HVAC Designers Focus with (Dennis Stanke)

ASHRAE Standard 189.1 “Design of High Performance Green Buildings” provides requirements for better-than-minimum building designs for commercial, institutional and hi-rise residential buildings. An alternative project compliance path for the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), this standard provides design teams with valuable requirements related to site, water use, energy use, indoor environmental quality, materials use, and construction and plans for operation. While all of these requirements are important to the building project team, only some of them impact mechanical system designers directly. This presentation focuses on HVAC system-design requirements. Formerly Chair and currently a member of SSPC 189.1, Mr. Stanke is well-qualified to explain the most up-to-date HVAC requirements in the standard.

Box lunch – Price: $15 for WV Gold Members, $20 for others.  Marshall Engineering students free.

Dennis Stanke, ASHRAE Fellow Biographical Sketch
Dennis, a 1971 mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Wisconsin, began his career with Trane in 1973. For twelve years as a development engineer, he designed electrical and electronic unit controllers for various Trane equipment, and holds three U.S. patents related to VAV system controls. Then, for nearly thirty years as an applications engineer specializing in airside systems and control, ventilation and indoor air quality, he wrote numerous Trane Applications Engineering Manuals and Engineers Newsletters as well as numerous articles for the ASHRAE Journal. He appeared regularly on Trane Engineers Newsletter Live broadcasts and traveled extensively to present ventilation system concepts to various audiences. Dennis has now retired from Trane but remains active in ASHRAE.
A past-president of the La Crosse Area Chapter, an ASHRAE Fellow, recipient of the ASHRAE Standards Achievement Award, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Exceptional Service Award, as well as an ASHRAE Life Member, he has served as Chairman for SSPC 62.1 (Standard 62.1, “Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality”) and as Chairman for SSPC 189.1 (Standard 189.1 “Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings”). He is currently a consultant to SSPC 62.1 and a non-voting member of SSPC 189.1, as well as a member of the Environmental Health Committee and the Standards Committee.

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Tour

Free. Mike Wesner of Scheeser Buckley Mayfield of Uniontown OH will lead the tour of the HVAC at the Marshall Engineering Building. Mike was the lead engineer on the project. Perhaps Jeff Kelley of DSO will be coming to help with the tour. He was the Project Manager for DSO who was installing contractor.
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM 2 Hour Seminar -
Standard 189.1 Tech Session for HVAC Designers by Dennis Stanke
ASHRAE Standard 189.1 “Design of High Performance Green Buildings”

Provides requirements for better-than-minimum building designs for commercial, institutional and hi-rise residential buildings. It provides HVAC system designers with valuable requirements related system design, equipment selection, installation, and operation. This technical session focuses on HVAC system-design requirements. Formerly Chair and currently a member of both SSPC 62.1 and SSPC 189.1, Mr. Stanke is in a unique position to explain the most up-to-date HVAC requirements in the HPGB standard, which includes requirements in Standard 62.1-2013 by reference.

$30 for WV Gold ASHRAE Members, $40 others for the afternoon session.

Jan 8, 2016 –Chapter Lunch meeting– Fireside Tax Rebates and PACE (Tentative)
Board meeting 10:30 am -Jennings Davis leading
Regular meeting 11:30-1 pm. Sam Butzer leading.

Ken Smith, AEP,  is in charge of the Clear Result tax rebates through AEP. He will give a 25 minute presentation on the AEP energy and tax rebates.  Then 25 minutes for Emmett Pepper of EEWV to discuss LEEP/PACE legislation.  These are all topics related to the legislature (education and lobbying) and FUNDING of energy efficiency – how to do it.

Jan 23-27, 2016 - ASHRAE Semi-Annual Meeting - Orlando, Fla.

Feb 12 – Chapter Meeting – Morgantown.

Late afternoon. Dr Means, Sam Butzer and Lizzy leading. (Tentative)
Program on EUI/bEQ/189.1/Net Zero/Max Tech at WVU.  Great topics for the students, northern chapter members AIA/USGBC and Membership Promotion.  Working on a tour of their rec center.   This could be a great event with a pizza (YEA) social afterwards. Lots of interaction between the students and the northern WV ASHRAE chapter members and WV ASHRAE Leaders.

March 23 and 24 – EXPO
8 AM Board Meeting – Jennings Davis
9 am – Chapter meeting
Five workshops. (Tentative)
Building Owners – Do you know your EUI?
EUI stands for Energy Use Intensity. ​Measured in BTUs/sq foot. ​EUI is to buildings ​as ​MPG is to vehicles. ​Very valuable info. ​Every building has an EUI. ASHRAE ​​has defined ​EUIs, ​how ​they are calculated, ​and ways to lower your EUI energy use. ​You, as building owner, with the help ​of ​energy professionals​, can set an EUI target ​for your buildings ​and ​achieve​ it. ​​In this session, you will learn how EUI is calculated, how that EUI compares with peer buildings, and what target EUI can be achieved using high performance designs and ASHRAE DBOSS (Dynamic Building Optimization System and Services).  Session will also cover how minimum EUI changes with different versions of the State ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Code and why public EUI disclosure is generally considered a good thing.  Low EUIs can save up to 30% of the building operating cost and is a financially sound investment. If you are a building owner, designer, contractor, ESCO or a service company, this session is for you.
Presenter. Arthur Hallstrom, P.E., ASHRAE Fellow and ASHRAE Certified Energy Modeler. President of AD Hall. Now almost retired after 37 years with Trane and Nelson Industries, Mr Hallstrom focuses on teaching the WV Energy Code to WV Designers and Code Officials with Dr Ken Means from WVU. He is currently serving on ASHRAE Publication/Education Council and TC 1.6 ASHRAE Terminology. He is a past member of the ASHRAE Board of Directors, Past President of the College of Fellows and Past President of three ASHRAE Chapters.

 CO2 Monitoring for Outdoor Airflow and Demand-Controlled Ventilation
GBCI Approved | 1 CE Hour | 0090010501
AIA Approved | 1 LU/HSW | LAWRENCE01
A number of programs and standards that exist for buildings today specify the use of outdoor air monitoring.  Monitoring is to be done either based on CO2 levels in the occupied space or actual measurement of outdoor airflow, depending on the space design occupancy and ventilation type (mechanical or natural).  Current standards or program descriptions do not provide detailed guidance for determining what level of CO2 should be considered the maximum concentration to expect, and those that do provide guidance are generally based on a single value above the ambient concentration.  This session describes how to determine a level for CO2 concentrations for an outdoor airflow monitoring program or as part of the upper control limit for a demand-controlled ventilation system.
Presenter: Tom Lawrence

The 'Green Awakening': The Coming Carbon Economy and Determining Your Building's CO2 Footprint
Awareness is rising within society as a whole about the issue of determining a building's carbon footprint.  New regulations are in works that will require compilation of greenhouse gas emissions, and programs likely will come about that involve carbon emissions trading or perhaps a 'carbon tax'.  In a period with increased awareness of the potential for global climate change, the building industry may soon be required to account for carbon emissions in existing or future projects.  This session provides an overview of the rapidly evolving regulatory and economic market changes, and discusses methods and procedures for completing a building CO2 footprint.
Presenter: Tom Lawrence

High Performance Building Design – What the Future holds for the Direction for our Industry
During the past two decades we have seen the growth and maturation of the green or high-performance building design concept.  The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program was one of the main pioneers in this and ASHRAE’s Standard 189.1 helped evolve this concept into mandatory building codes.  This session provides an overview of how building systems have evolved to meet the demands for green building design and where we are headed in the future in this arena.  Also covered are topics such as the evolution of building codes to include green or sustainability features, how a building designer can include these concepts in their designs, the impact of new technologies such as a smart grid and BIM on the design, and discussion on how this will impact the industry
Presenter: Tom Lawrence

Overview of the new ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Energy Standard (WV DOE Sponsored)

WV is looking to adopt 90.1-2010 as the state wide commercial building energy code. Ky already has and Maryland has Adopted 90.1-2013.  ASHRAE has just released 90.1-2016. What is the technical differences in these standards and how does one comply? This is an overview for designers, contractors, owners and of general interest.
Presenter: Art Hallstrom, Sam Butzer

April 20 – ASHRAE 90.1-2010 WVU/AD Hall Technical Training (Tentative)
Wheeling, WV. 9 am-3:30 pm Sponsored by WV DOE. Presenters – Hallstrom and Means.

April 21 – ASHRAE 90.1-2010 WVU/AD Hall Technical Training (Tentative)Flatwoods, WV. 9 am-3:30 pm Sponsored by WV DOE. Presenters – Hallstrom and Means.

April 21, 2016. ASHRAE Webinar. 1-4 PM
Making Net Zero Net Positive: Solving the Efficiency & Cost Paradox

April 22, 2016 – WV ASHRAE HVAC Fundamentals Day. Plus Trade Show. (Tentative)
Days Inn, Flatwoods. April 22, 2016. Ray Wohlfarth has lead with help from Sam Butzer.

May 20, 2016 - May Board and Chapter Meeting
Social event. Install officers. Plan for CRC in Birmingham in August.

June 25-29 - ASHRAE Annual Meeting - St Louis

Welcome goes out to new WV ASHRAE Chapter (Gold) Members

Michael Brace, Accu-Temp, 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.

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

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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.  ​​


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