2018 WV ASHRAE High Performance Buildings Day

Presented By: WV State Energy Office, WV ASHRAE Chapter and WVU

September 12, 2018 – Bridge Valley Community College - So. Charleston, WV

Meetings held in the Advantage Technology Center, Rooms ATC 131, 132, and 134.
2001 Union Carbide Drive, South Charleston, WV 25303
304-205-6649, Parking is free

September 13, 2018 – National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) - Morgantown, WV. Includes tour of the NETL Facility. (Must be a US Citizen to attend).

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Doors open at 7:30 AM, actual program start is 8:30 AM)

A total of 5 PDH hours will be provided for attending all sessions.

This event started last year with the first WV High Performance Day focused on the New ASHRAE Advanced Energy Guide for Zero Energy K-12 Schools. Over 100 attended including the SBA Leader and his team. The event is held in two locations on back to back days, making it easier to attend.

This year, the event will cover 5 new topic areas of high interest to school district leaders, teachers and the design and construction individuals that support schools. We will be using a team panel approach with presenters coming from Academic, Architects, Engineers, Contractors, ESCO. Equipment Manufactures, and key WV Public Officials interested in better school buildings.


I.  “How do I score my building energy use?”

Introductory –The WV Energy Office is helping all WV public K-12 schools get energy benchmarked and will start recognizing the top 25% with Energy Star Status in 2019.  Get the latest update on Energy Star Schools and Districts. Find out how the WV State Energy Office and WV ASHRAE can get you free help to benchmark your schools.

 II.  Existing School Energy Upgrades

Intermediate – it is important to understand how energy reduction projects can impact schools Indoor Air Quality and Wellness ratings. Learn from experts about key industry IAQ Standards and how lighting, ventilation and heating/cooling systems impact wellness and energy use.

  • IAQ Standards – Thermal (ASHRAE 55), Ventilation (ASHRAE 62.1), Energy ASHRAE (90.1), Lighting, Noise (ANSI 12.60)
  • Energy/Wellness Measurements - Measuring energy and wellness in a school building along with review of a simple audit form.

III. Latest in Building Commissioning

Intermediate - What is commissioning, retro commissioning and interval commissioning?  What does each level offer? And what is the cost?  The newest interval commissioning gathers data from hvac, lighting and plug load systems in the building and uploads the data safety into the cloud where software monitors operations and energy use. This information can provide real time operational information to your operations and maintenance staff.  Interval commissioning is a lot like OnStar for GMC cars/trucks but for buildings.  

 IV. Creating a culture for energy awareness and conservation in building occupants

Intermediate – How can schools get teacher and student buy-in to energy building retrofits?  How do custodians fit into the picture?  What types of methods are available to communicate district policy to building occupants, and why should they care?  Discussion of energy retrofits, building improvements, culture, energy dashboards, Zero Energy buildings, etc.

 V. Working with Open Book Projects – Questions you need to ask

Advanced (Finance) - WV encourages the use of a life-cycle project costing, an approach to building design that considers construction, operation and maintenance during the initial decision-making process. How do open book projects work when dealing with Energy Use? What questions can be asked to clarify and control excessive mark-ups and hidden fees.

General Attendees: $65, Students - $15, Speakers, approved guests - $0

Cost, includes continental style breakfast/refreshments and lunch.

NOTE: The September 13, 2018 High Performance Building Day at NETL is for US Citizens or foreign nationals with prior approval.


The Registration buttons above are limited to 1 attendee registration.  If you want to register multiple attendees, please contact Art Hallstrom at ahallstrom@wvashrae.org


Proceeds go to WV ASHRAE Chapter Operating Fund 

Diamond Level Sponsor


Gold Sponsors - $1000, Silver Sponsors - $500, or Bronze Sponsors - $250.  Payable to the WV ASHRAE Chapter. Sponsors get poster recognition at the event, get listed on the chapter website and in event promotions and free registrations:  1 for Bronze, 2 for Silver, 3 for Gold and 4 for Diamond. 

For more information contact Art Hallstrom, FASHRAE at ahallstrom@wvashrae.org or art@ahallstrom.com


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