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    December Meeting

    Healthcare Design: ASHRAE Standard 170 and FGI Guidelines

    Speaker:
    Matthew McLaurin – Product Manager, Titus

     

    Bio:
    Matthew is an ASHRAE-certified Healthcare Facility Design Professional and is highly involved with ASHRAE standards and technical committees. He participates in the continuous maintenance of ASHRAE standard 170 ‘Ventilation of Healthcare Facilities’, updating standards 70 ‘Method of Testing for Rating the Performance of Air Outlets and Air Inlets’ and 79 ‘Methods of Testing for Rating Fan-Coil Conditioners’, as well as the development of new ASHRAE standard 200 ‘Method of Testing Active Chilled Beams.’ Matthew is a former mentee of the Young Engineers in ASHRAE Leadership U program.

     

    Presentation Title:
    Healthcare Design:  ASHRAE Standard 170 and FGI Guidelines

     

    Presentation Summary:
    This session will cover the relevant HVAC codes and standards for Healthcare facilities with a focus on Air Distribution in Patient Rooms, Isolation Rooms, and Operating rooms.

    December 03, 2019
    11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

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

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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: OCTOBER 2019

    President of the Central Arizona Chapter of ASHRAE
    Kellie Huff

     

    We had a great first month back in action! Anthony gave an excellent presentation in September on ASHRAE 189.1/IgCC. We also had a good turnout for our first YEA event of the year, with 12 members in attendance.

    October’s topic is Evaporative-Cooled Condensers, presented by Eric Norris, Regional Sales Manager for Aaon. October’s meeting is a lunch meeting with registration starting at 11:30 am. For those of you that purchased the meal package, we will have the hard name badges ready this month. As a reminder, if you purchased a meal package, you do not need to register each month!  I know we have made a lot of changes this year to the pricing structure for the meetings so please let me know if you have any feedback or ideas for next year.

    Registration for the annual trap shoot is now open. It is my favorite event of the year, so I hope to see you all there! Do not miss out, get registered today: https://ashraecentralaz.starchapter.com/meetinginfo.php?id=95&ts=1568763594

    Mark your calendars for the Annual Holiday Social! It will be December 13th, details to follow soon.

    We are still looking for a few more topics and speakers for this year, so please let us know if you have any ideas.

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