January 9, 2018 - 50% ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospitals, Mick Schwedler, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. This lunch presentation will be an 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% AEDG for Large Hospitals will be presented in significant detail. In addition, John Pruett, 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, AIA and USGBC.  For more info and to sign up, go here.

January 20 - 24, 2018ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR EXPO, Chicago, IL.

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

April 19, 2018: Training/Trade Show Day - Days Inn, Flatwoods WV
Focus: Geothermal for High Performance Buildings



2017-2018 George B Hightower Award Recipient


The award recognizes his many years of contribution to the ASHRAE Technical Committee program, involvement in TC 1.6 – Terminology, in particular his outstanding technical leadership and contributions to the committee during the past four years.   Art is the 16th recipient of this award since its creation in Society year 99-00.

Art will be presented with a trophy to commemorate his award at the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Chicago, IL.

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.

Region VII Dinner - Sunday, Jan 21st

Location:            The Italian Village Restaurants (La Cantina Room, Lower Level)
                            71 West Monroe St, Chicago, IL
Time:                  7-9 pm
Menu:                Click
here to see the menu, Cash Bar, $35 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity)
RSVP:                  Contact Larry Fisher @ 

ASHRAE Earns Prestigious United Nations Environment Award for Dedication in Advancing Montreal Protocol
By: ASHRAE Staff
ATLANTA (Nov. 27, 2017) – ASHRAE has received the prestigious Partnership Award from the United Nations Environment Programme's (UN Environment) Ozone Secretariat for its extraordinary commitment and contribution to the progress and achievements of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which is celebrating its 30thanniversary. 
The award was presented to ASHRAE at the 2017 Ozone Awards ceremony on Nov. 23 in Montreal. The Partnership Award recognizes the work of civil society and other international organizations that have played a critical role in the development of the Kigali Amendment and/or implementation of the Montreal Protocol. 
"We could not be more pleased to have earned this recognition. Receiving the Partnership Award is a great honor and acknowledgment of the tireless work ASHRAE and our members are doing to support the phase-out activities of ozone-depleting substances around the world," said 2017-2018 ASHRAE President Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D. "We are proud to be a part of this initiative and look forward to continuing our partnership with UN Environment as we work toward a more sustainable built environment." 
Commonly referred to as "the treaty that saved the ozone layer," the Montreal Protocol, signed in 1987, is an international agreement designed to substantially reduce emissions of substances that deplete the stratospheric ozone layer. The Protocol has led to the phase-out of more than 99 percent of nearly 100 ozone-depleting chemicals and significantly contributed to climate change mitigation, according to UN Environment. 
"I congratulate ASHRAE for this well-deserved award honoring its exceptional efforts to support the advancement of technologies which help protect the ozone layer. We appreciate the organization's dedication to the Montreal Protocol and its contribution to the success of the treaty," said Tina Birmpili, head of the Ozone Secretariat. 
ASHRAE's partnership with UN Environment has been highly transparent and visible since it began and has been recognized with appreciation by governments around the world as well as the HVAC&R industry. Through ASHRAE's more than 56,000 members in more than 100 countries, the Society has mobilized its resources to develop, implement and support UN Environment and Montreal Protocol projects. 
Most recently, ASHRAE and UN Environment launched a work plan titled, "Working Beyond High Global Warming Potential (GWP) Refrigerants." It is the organizations' fifth joint biennial work plan and is another tangible example of ASHRAE's dedication to promoting the Montreal Protocol by leading the way in research to identify effective refrigerant alternatives with low GWP. 
Another way ASHRAE is leading this charge is through its collaboration with the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Through a $5.2 million joint investment, the three organizations are funding vital research to expedite findings and establish a more robust fact base about the properties and use of flammable refrigerants, which will also help update international standards. 


Photo by Francis Dejon| IISD/ENB

About the United Nations Environment Programme 
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. 

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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.davis66@gmail.com

The ASHRAE Technical Activities Committee (TAC), selected Art to be the 2017-2018 recipient of the George B. Hightower Technical Achievement Award.  He was chosen from a list of candidates who were nominated by TC chairs and TAC Section Heads this past summer.  TAC has oversight of this Society-level award and selects the recipient based on a vote of the committee at their fall meeting.

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2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference - Chicago, IL
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