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    Central AZ Chapter Meeting

    Airborne Pathogens

    PRESENTER INFORMATION

    William Bahnfleth

    Professor and Director of Indoor Environment Center in the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University

    William Bahnfleth is Professor and Director of the Indoor Environment Center in the Department of Architectural Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in University Park, PA, where he has been employed since 1994. Previously, he was a Senior Consultant for ZBA, Inc. in Cincinnati, OH and a Principal Investigator at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign, IL. He holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, where he also earned an undergraduate degree in music (pipe organ performance), and is a registered professional engineer.

    At Penn State, Dr. Bahnfleth teaches undergraduate courses in HVAC fundamentals and controls and graduate courses in chilled water systems, hot water and steam systems, and indoor air quality. His research interests cover a wide variety of indoor environmental control topics, including chilled water pumping systems, stratified thermal energy storage, protection of building occupants from indoor bioaerosol releases, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems, and others. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 technical papers and 13 books and book chapters. He consults on the design of chilled water thermal energy storage systems and has been involved in more than 20 projects world-wide.

    Dr. Bahnfleth is a fellow of ASHRAE, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). He is a member of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), Sigma Xi, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE). He has served ASHRAE in a variety of capacities, including Student Branch Advisor, Chapter Governor, Technical Committee and Standing Committee Chair, and as Director-at-Large, Vice President, Treasurer, and 2013-14 Society President. He is the recipient of a 1st place ASHRAE Technology Award, Transactions Paper Award, and Distinguished Service and Exceptional Service Awards. In 2016, he received the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society’s World-Class Engineering Faculty Award.

     

    HVAC and Airborne Infectious Diseases

    Concern regarding the risk of hospital acquired infections and the effect of the built environment on epidemics of drug-resistant diseases is increasing. The well-educated designer and owner needs to understand the mechanisms by which infectious disease is transmitted indoors, the extent to which HVAC system characteristics affect probability of infection, available means for controlling risk with demonstrated effectiveness. These topics are presented and discussed using the ASHRAE Board of Directors-approved Position Document Airborne Infectious Diseases as a framework. Pertinent scientific knowledge about modes of disease transmission is reviewed, its practical implications for control are discussed, and the three HVAC-related control methods identified by the Position Document: ventilation, particulate filtration, and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, are presented and compared. General recommendations for reducing risk are provided and knowledge gaps that need to be filled are identified.

    EVENT SCHEDULE

    5:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Registration
    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Presentation

     

    ****Please note the format of the evening meetings has changed. Appetizers will be replacing the traditional dinner buffet.  We are hoping this will create a more casual and discussion oriented meeting.

     

    March 06, 2018
    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    Radisson Hotel
    427 N 44th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    http://www.radisson.com/phoenix-hotel-az-85008/azphxapn

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    Central AZ Chapter Meeting

    Would you buy a dumb TV?

    PRESENTER INFORMATION

    Paul Rauker,  Vice President/GM, Intelligent Solutions, Daiken Applied

    Paul joined as the Vice President/GM of the Intelligent Solutions business in September, 2013.  Prior to joining Daikin Applied, Paul was the Environmental & Combustion Controls Director of Strategic Marketing for Honeywell.  Paul was a key member in creating and driving a new connected home strategy within the Homes business.  Paul also held various general management positions within Honeywell and 3M where he lead the turnaround of product lines via new focused strategy and accelerated new product development.  Paul started his career in 1992 with Ernst & Young of Boston.  Paul is a 1992 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth with a B.S. in Accounting and a Masters in Software Project Management from George Washington University.

    In today’s world of technology, the consumer electronic market is driven by how smart your TV, wearables, thermostat and other devices of convenience can be.  Why would this not apply to HVAC equipment?  Why is the HVAC industry so slow to adopt technology that can make the entire process from buying, commissioning, servicing and retiring assets at the right time ? I am here to discuss how technology is impacting the HVAC industry today and how it will be tomorrow which by the speed technology is evolving comes quicker than ever before.  We will discuss usability, analytics and why business process and applications are the real challenge in evolving while technology is purely a median to deliver value.

    EVENT SCHEDULE

    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Registration
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Presentation

     

    ****Please note we will be providing the traditional format for the lunch meetings with a full lunch buffet.****

    April 03, 2018
    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Radisson Hotel
    427 N 44th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    http://www.radisson.com/phoenix-hotel-az-85008/azphxapn

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    Central AZ Annual Golf Tournament

    Annual Golf Tournament

    April 20, 2018
    11:30 AM to 6:00 PM

    Stonecreek Golf Club
    4435 E. Paradise Village Pkwy. S
    Phoenix, AZ 85032
    http://www.stonecreekgc.com/

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