​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to ASHRAE's Premier West Virginia Chapter: Source for Indoor Built Environment  Information

Upcoming Programs​​ 

Nov 16  - Joint Meeting with WVSHE, WV APPA and WV ASHRAE. Charleston West Holiday Inn. Luncheon Seminar Focused on Central Plant Optimization. Seminar Topics Include:  Steam Plant Optimization   (Steam and Condensate Systems) and Chilled Water Plant Optimization  (Chilled and Condenser Water Systems)   3 PDH from ASHRAE. Find out more and sign up here

Jan 9, 2018 - Hospital 50% ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide, Mick Schwedler, ASHRAE DL. This lunch presentation will be a overview of the AEDG guides and provides examples of recommendations, case studies, technologies, systems, and controls to reduce energy use by 50% or more (compared to ASHRAE 90.1-2004). Following this overview, the 50% Large Hospital AEDG is presented in significant detail. In addition, John Pruitt, ZMM, Handbook Subcommittee Chair on TC 4.7 (Energy Calculations) will give an update on their ASHRAE activities and Chapter 19 in the Fundamentals Handbook.  1.5 PDH - ASHRAE and AIA.  For more info and to sign up, go here

March 21, 22, 2018 - EXPO - Multiple Presentations. Terry Townsend, Past ASHRAE President and ASHRAE DL will present three sessions.  Art Hallstrom, P.E. ASHRAE Fellow will present an Overview of DOAS for High Performance Buildings. 

​April 19, 2018   HVAC Training Day - Days Inn, Flatwoods WV
Focus: Geothermal for High Performance Buildings


Government Advocacy News 

Our priorities this year, as approved by the WV ASHRAE Chapter Board
Promote State adoption of ASHRAE 90.1-2010 
Promote Residential New WV Testers and Raters listing Website
Support WV Adopting LEEP Legislation
Support Disclosure of Public Buildings EUI and Energy Star, ASHRAE bEQ Scores. 

WVU ASHRAE Student Branch Elects 2017-18 Student Officers

Just announced.  President is Michelle Jamshidi; Vice President is Zach Rahn; Secretary is Kailey Giese; Treasurer is Alex Hatch. Student Branch Adviser is Dr Ken Means, P.E., PHD


​WV ASHRAE Student Branch at Marshall  Univ. Formed
The Lewis College of Business has established a Student Branch of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers). This has been possible, thanks to Margie J Phillips and her Energy management students, who have worked with the West Virginia ASHRAE Chapter for two years to form the ASHRAE student branch on campus. ASHRAE is the leading professional organization devoted to the advancement of indoor-environment-control technology in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. The group is very excited to work with our students for job shadowing, internships, scholarships and other beneficial programs such as conferences.


ASHRAE Learning Institute Information​

Chapter General 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.  Join ASHRAE here - www.ashrae.org/join. 

The ASHRAE West Virginia Chapter 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:  Jennings Davis,  jennings.davis@suddenlinkmail.com



Interesting new flash. Sept 28, 2017. DARPA has awarded a big contract for development of a Mach 5 air precooler. Compact, lightweight, this heat exchanger can cool airstreams from over 1800°F to -240°F (1,000°C to -150°C) in less than 1/20th of a second. 

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.