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    February Meeting

    Debunking Myths of Active Chilled Beams: ES Magazine Articles - Review

    Speakers:

    Dan Hahne: Senior Sales Engineer, Varitec Solutions

     

    Fletcher J. Clarcq, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C:  Principal, SmithGroup

     

    Bio:
    Fletcher J. Clarcq, PE is a Principal with SmithGroup, Inc. and is the Mechanical Engineering Discipline Leader for the Phoenix, AZ office.  Fletcher obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University (SUNY) in 1998 and has been practicing in the HVAC industry for 21+ years.  He specializes in healthcare and science/technology projects, but his experience includes office workplace, higher education, central chilled water and heating plants for scale large projects, campus steam systems and energy efficient HVAC system solutions.  Fletcher has significant experience with chilled beam designs including projects such as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Energy Systems Integration Facility (NREL ESIF), Worcester Polytechnic Dormitory, Banner Health’s North Campus Outpatient Facility and Banner Health’s Ocotillo Patient Tower.  He continually strives to educate clients and design energy efficient system solutions for projects throughout the country.  He has recently coauthored two articles on chilled beams that were published in Engineered Systems Magazine, October and November of 2019.  Fletcher can be reached at [email protected].

     

    Dan has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University College London and a MFA from Boston University and has been involved in Arizona’s HVAC industry for thirty four years. He began his career in 1985 working at Norman S. Wright SW as an estimator before moving into outside sales. During this time, he taught art history and figure drawing at Scottsdale Community College. In 2000, Dan joined Air Specialty Products, now ThermAir Systems, as an outside salesman with a focus on design build projects. In 2008 he became ASP’s sales engineer and became a proponent and educator on high performance HVAC system designs. In 2016, he took a new position with Varitec Solutions as a Senior Sales Engineer serving in the role of educator for sustainable and more conventional HVAC products, system concepts and applications.

     

    Presentation Title:
    Debunking Myths of Active Chilled Beams: ES Magazine Articles - Review

     

    Presentation Summary:
    This presentation will review two articles, Debunking Myths of Active Chilled Beams Part 1 and Part 2.  Both articles were co othered by Fletcher Clarcq, PE,  Dan Hahne and Steve Lamica with additional co-authorship from Eric Martin of Borum & Martin Engineering on the first article.  The articles looked at common misconceptions associated with chilled beams in an effort to illustrate the usefulness of chilled beams for different climates and building types.  The tests were performed at Dadanco’s product test chamber to evaluate the challenge of applying active chilled beam systems for building zones subjected to wide latent and sensible load swings.  The articles also examined how long it takes for condensation to form on the coils of chilled beams should space dewpoint fall below entering chilled water temperature at the beams.

    February 04, 2020
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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

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    26th Annual ASHRAE/ASPE Tabletop Product Show

    26th Annual Product Show

    February 20, 2020
    3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium
    552 North 40th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    http://el-zaribah.org

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    March Meeting

    ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient (bEQ)

    Speaker:
    Hoy Bohanon, PE, LEED AP, BEAP – Principal, Hoy Bohanon Engineering

     

    Bio:
    Hoy Bohanon, PE, LEED AP, BEAP is principal in Hoy Bohanon Engineering, PLLC, a firm that focuses on improving the performance of existing mission critical buildings.  Mr. Bohanon began his engineering career as a research and design engineer, and then gained experience as a project engineer, facilities engineer, facilities manager, indoor air quality research engineer, environmental engineer, and business owner. He has a master’s degree in engineering from North Carolina State University, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.  

     

    Mr. Bohanon has written technical papers and articles on indoor air quality, operations, and maintenance and is a frequent presenter at technical society meetings. He is a recipient of the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award and is chair of ASHRAE Standard 62.1 committee, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality.  He also serves on the bEQ committee,. He is chair of the US Technical Advisory Group panel 1 (general principles) and panel 4 (indoor air quality) for ISO TC205 Building Environment Design.  He is a co-author of The Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning and Performance Metric Protocols for Commercial Buildings: Best Practices Guide. He also teaches multiple courses for the ASHRAE Learning Institute addressing ASHRAE 62.1 and IAQ.  Mr. Bohanon is also a member of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina, US Green Building Council, and I2SL.

     

    Presentation Title:
    ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient (bEQ)

     

    Topic:
    ASHRAE has implemented a comprehensive building energy labeling program called Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ).  The objective of this labeling effort is to provide motivation for reducing energy use in commercial buildings by expressing the energy performance of buildings in a tangible way. The underlying belief is that public display and disclosure of the energy efficiency attributes of a building and its energy use intensity (EUI) will lead building owners to strongly consider cost effective energy efficiency improvements at the time of design and construction and in any subsequent renovations.  Public display and disclosure of energy efficiency attributes and EUI should be a relevant factor in the real estate transaction marketplace for commercial buildings.

     

    Building EQ incorporates both an operational rating, based upon actual energy billing, and an asset rating that normalizes for operational variables.  The two rating systems will thus be able to communicate both the performance of he building as operated and the potential performance of the fixed assets of the building.

     

    This session will present the major ideas behind the development of the labeling program and the process for implementation.
    #1  How can building energy labels influence the energy efficiency of the overall building stock?
    #2  How the new ASHRAE Building EQ is different from other labeling systems?
    #3   What metrics are most important for conveying the energy efficiency of a building?
    #4   What you need to do to get a Building EQ label for your building.

    March 03, 2020
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

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

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    ASHRAE Annual Golf Tournament

    Arizona Grande Resort

    March 13, 2020
    6:30 AM to 3:00 PM

    Arizona Grand Resort Golf Course
    8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway
    Phoenix, AZ 85044
    http://www.arizonagrandresort.com/golf/

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    President's Message: DECEMBER 2019

    President of the Central Arizona Chapter of ASHRAE
    Kellie Huff

     

    And just like that, it is December! November was a great month with our chapter meeting on Seismic and Wind Restraint, along with our Annual Trapshoot. We had an excellent turnout for the Trapshoot, 57 shooters! A big shout out to Chris Doan for coordinating a great event. If you have any feedback please let us know.

    We have a couple of events in store for you in December. Our chapter meeting is a lunch meeting on Tuesday, December 3rd. The topic is Healthcare Design: ASHRAE Standard 170 and FGI Guidelines, presented by Matthew McLaurin, Product Manager with Titus.  Our Annual Holiday Social is on Friday, December 13th, at North Mountain Brewery. An email blast went out, so make sure you get signed up. It is our membership appreciation night, so it is free of charge, and every member in attendance gets one raffle ticket for the White Elephant raffle. If you are feeling extra festive, come dressed in your ugliest holiday sweater… you could win a prize! Please register as soon as possible, so we have a good count for food. There will be two brewery tours as well.

    As we head into the holiday season, I want you all to know that I am so thankful for each of you and the friendships I have made because of ASHRAE. Being a member of such an incredible chapter is an honor, and I look forward to many years to come.

    I wish you all a happy and safe holiday season.

     
    Thank You,
    Kellie Huff
    2019-2020 Central Arizona Chapter President