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    March Meeting

    ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient (bEQ)

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


    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)


    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


    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


    Intro To HVAC Design

    Tech Sessions

    Are you just beginning to get into your HVAC Career? A student/intern looking to get into the industry and wants to get ahead of the curve? Or do you just have a thirst for knowledge that's never satisfied? Then come out to our ASHRAE Central AZ "Intro to HVAC Design" Techanical Session where we'll be presenting on several different topics. We'll be giving away Design Tools to each of those who attend the lecture as well as raffling off larger design items! Both breakfast and lunch will be provided at the event. Please register if interested!

    The following is the schedule for the event:

    Start Time

    Finish Time



    7:30 AM

    8:00 AM



    8:00 AM

    9:00 AM


    Aaron Beavers

    9:10 AM

    10:10 AM

    Dampers, Fans, Coils - Spotless AHU Design

    Ryan Hirschi/Mark Addler

    10:20 AM

    11:20 AM

    Basic Controls and Cybersecurity

    Reed Mitchell

    11:30 AM

    12:30 PM

    VFD Basics

    Chris Richards

    12:45 PM

    1:45 PM




    For those interested in donating design tools or being a sponsor for the event, please contact Rick D'Andrea @ [email protected]

    Don't miss out on this great opportunity! Looking forward to seeing some up-and-comers attend this event!

    March 27, 2020
    7:30 AM to 1:30 PM

    Holiday Inn & Suites
    3220 S 48th St
    Phoenix, AZ 85040


    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