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    March Meeting

    ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient (bEQ)

    March 03, 2020
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
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    Radisson Hotel
    427 N 44th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85008

    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.


    $50.00 Member Ticket (advance registration)
    $75.00 Member Ticket (at the door)
    $25.00 Earlybird rate before February 27

    $60.00 Non Member Ticket (advance registration)
    $75.00 Non Member Ticket (at the door)
    $35.00 Earlybird rate before February 27

    $0.00 Student

    $0.00 Lifetime Member

    $0.00 Life Member