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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: Art Hallstrom, art@ahallstrom.com ​and Jennings Davis, jennings.davis@suddenlinkmail.com

New ASHRAE ALI Courses just announced

Two ASHRAE certification programs, the Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) and the Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), recently received recognition by the Department of Energy for meeting Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines (BBWG). The Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines program establishes a clear set of guidelines that industry stakeholders are able to leverage towards the development of successful training and certification programs. These guidelines have streamlined pathways for both new and experienced professionals to improve skillsets and show potential employers that they meet desired qualifications for commercial building projects.

Established in 1894, ASHRAE is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. ASHRAE certification programs are developed by industry practitioners who understand the knowledge and experience expected for superior building design and system operation. The BCxP and BEAP certifications were developed to align with the BBWG’s building commissioning professional and building energy auditor certification schemes, respectively.

The recognition of these two ASHRAE certification programs by DOE lessens the burden on employers, building owners, government officials, and program administrators of sifting through many different certifications to determine which one leads to the most competent candidate pool. The BEAP certification validates an individual’s competency to assess building systems and site conditions, analyze and evaluate equipment and energy usage, and recommend strategies to optimize building resource utilization. The BCxP certification validates competency to lead, plan, coordinate, and manage a commissioning team to implement commissioning processes in new and existing buildings. Both certifications require applicants to meet minimum eligibility requirements prior to sitting for their respective certification exam.

Building commissioning and building energy audits are complex undertakings and involve advanced knowledge of building systems and their interactions, which allow for the early detection and resolution of performance issues. The integral role of a building commissioning professional in improving upon project performance from the design phase through post-construction and occupancy makes it imperative for building owners to have the ability to identify highly skilled and qualified professionals. BBWG recognition of the BCxP and BEAP certifications, developed and conferred through ASHRAE, simplifies the hiring process for building owners, saving them time and money, while they work toward the completion of a high-performance facility that meets their operational goals..

Jan 9th -  Hospital 50% ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide

Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDG) are a series of publications designed to provide recommendations for achieving energy savings over the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1. The Guides have been developed in collaboration with these partnering organizations: The American Institute of Architects (AIA), ASHRAE the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

This presentation gives a short overview of the 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.

Presented by Mick Schwedler, PE, FASHRAE, LEED AP BD+C,
AEDG Steering Committee ASHRAE Representative
ASHRAE Vice President 2017-18

Mr. Mick Schwedler, PE, FASHRAE, LEED® AP BD+C
Manager, Applications Engineering, Trane

Mick has been involved in the development and support of HVAC systems for Trane since 1982. His areas of expertise include system optimization (in which he holds patents) and chilled water system design. He has presented technical information to tens of thousands of engineers through Trane’s Engineers Newsletter Live series, and seminars throughout North America, as well as in the Far East and South America.

Mick serves is a Vice President on the ASHRAE Board of Directors, an ASHRAE Fellow, and recipient of ASHRAE’s Exceptional Service, Distinguished Service, and Standards Achievement Awards, He was Chair of SSPC 90.1 (responsible for 90.1-2010 if you want to let him know how you feel about that). He is also active with the US Green Building Council, having served on technical and education committees and is currently the LEED Technical Committee Chair. Mick’s degrees include an MSME from the University of Wisconsin Solar Energy Lab and BSME from Northwestern University.

Mick and Jennifer have three children (two married) -- that keep them “mighty busy.” Church activities, barbershop quartet singing and an occasional round of golf are enjoyed. Raised 30 miles from Green Bay, WI in the 1960’s, Mick is an avid (or is that rabid?) Packer fan.

DOE approves ASHRAE certifications

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