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    Welcome to the Central Arizona Chapter of ASHRAE! Check out our Calendar for upcoming events.

    Holiday Social

    Membership Appreciation Night

    December 13, 2019
    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    North Mountain Brewery
    522 E Dunlap Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85020
    http://www.northmountainbrewing.com/

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    January Meeting

    Ventilation Research: Is More Air Better for Us?

    Speaker:
    Henry Slack – Environmental Engineer, US Environmental Protection Agency (Retired)

     

    Bio:
    From 1991 to 2018, Henry Slack managed the Indoor Air Program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 4, which covers eight southeastern states. In this position, he offers expertise concerning indoor air to citizens or public agencies with questions on topics as diverse as mold, odors, ozone, carbon monoxide, air cleaners, ventilation systems, and secondhand tobacco smoke. The EPA program is non-regulatory. A frequent presenter at conferences, he wrote (with Janise Palmer) and presented “Elevated Radon in Concrete Residential Buildings” at the ASHRAE Indoor Air ’13 Conference in Vancouver, B.C.

     

    Mr. Slack had a temporary assignment to the CDC National Center for Environmental Health, Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, in 1998, where he investigated the use of unvented residential heating appliances (which could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning). In 2004, he was appointed a Fellow through Partners of the Americas, and spent a month and a half in Barbados training and assisting staff of the Barbados environmental agency.

     

    In previous work, he was responsible for energy management programs for the U.S. General Services Administration, Region 4; designed rooftop air conditioning units for Seasons-4, Inc., a small manufacturer; and served as the Energy Coordinator at Fort McPherson in Atlanta.

     

    Mr. Slack earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1974 from Southwestern at Memphis (now called Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and a Master of Science in 1980 from Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined ASHRAE in 1988.

     

    Presentation Title:
    Ventilation Research: Is More Air Better for Us?

     

    Presentation Summary:
    Recent research by leading indoor air scientists clearly suggests health benefits may not level off until outside air delivery approaches 50 CFM/person.  While less outside air cuts energy bills, research suggests that additional outside air may pay for itself, from a reduction in symptoms and greater productivity.   Studies in schools have found statistically significant correlations between test scores and quantity of ventilation air.  A small study found CO2 levels of 1,000 and 2,500 ppm caused losses in the ability to make decisions.  The speaker will review all the recent ventilation research on all sides of the issue. 

    January 14, 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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    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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    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