ASHRAE will advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and related human factors to serve the evolving needs of the public and ASHRAE members.
ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is an international organization of 50,000 persons with chapters throughout the world. The Society is organized for the sole purpose of advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the public's benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education and publications. Through its membership, ASHRAE writes standards that set uniform methods of testing and rating equipment and establish accepted practices for the HVAC&R industry worldwide, such as the design of energy efficient buildings. The Society's research program, currently more than 100 research projects worth nearly $8 million, investigates numerous issues, such as identifying new refrigerants that are environmentally safe. ASHRAE organizes broad-based technical programs for presentation at its semiannual meetings and co-sponsors the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, the largest HVAC&R trade show in North America.
(L)Young Engineers in ASHRAE
(D)Climate Change Regulation and the
(D) ENERGY AND BUILDING PRODUCTS SHOW
(B) - Breakfast Meeting
(L) - Lunch Meeting
(D) - Dinner Meeting
You may remember the HVAC program at Sinclair received a $5000 grant in 2011 to complete the construction of a HW/CW lab. That project has been completed and Sinclair has again received three additional grants for a total of $14,073. It should be noted that although the grant application is initiated by Sinclair faculty, the projects are designed and constructed by the HVAC students.
The first grant is for the design and construction of an airside T.A.B. trainer. The system will consist of two belt driven parallel fans outfitted with VFDs, four to five branches with balance dampers, and multiple styles of terminal devices including 2x2 lay–in diffusers, registers, and slot diffusers. The system will allow improved training in airflow measurement, airside balancing, fan sheave size calculation, and proper belt replacement and tensioning.
The second grant is the construction of a low temperature refrigeration system typical of a walk–in cooler. The unit will be outfitted with a variable heat load, a hot gas defrost cycle, and hot gas bypass.
The third grant entails the development of multiple control system trainers for introductory controls training. Currently, Sinclair trains students using the Tridium JACE 6 and the EasyIO. This project allows the development of a control boards using a DDC two–input, single–output PID reset controller with RS-485 capability, two RTD temperature transmitters and a pressure transmitter, a VAV box actuator, and a data acquisition unit. The preliminary design of these training boards will allow students to study a myriad of control fundamentals.
As with the previous project, a number of local businesses including Emerson, Allied Supply, and Controlled Air have already pledged support. Although equipment support is always appreciated, support in the form of mentorship, especially from YEA members, is equally appreciated and encouraged.
Sinclair will receive the money for these grants in the July/August time frame. It is expected the Control Board trainers be complete by the end of the Fall semester of 2014 and the other two by the end of the academic year in 2015.
Apply for Membership on a Technical Committee
ASHRAE welcomes new members to its technical committees. To be considered for technical committee membership, you must:
If you do not have an ASHRAE ID, are or not applying for ASHRAE membership, and are applying for a position that requires an ASHRAE bio to be on file, please click here to request an ID and PIN. You may also use that link if you already have an ASHRAE ID as a non-member, but you do not have a record of what that number is. You will immediately be assigned as a Provisional Corresponding Member. The acceptance of provisional corresponding membership implies participation in committee activities through correspondence or in-person involvement. Provisional corresponding members serve 2 year terms. Although provisional corresponding members are not voting members, at the end of your term and based on participation in the committee, you may be considered for future voting membership. Notification of acceptance to a TC is emailed upon your appointment.
Wanted: Individual to work with current Research Promotion Chair (Dennis Lammlein) with the goal of becoming RP Chair in the future. Qualifications: Willingness to talk to members about contributing to ASHRAE Research.
Wanted: Webmaster for the Dayton ASHRAE Website to take
over from Russ Marcks.
Qualifications: Ability to use web authoring software to update and freshen the website and add new, interactive features desired by members.
This year's Technical Tour was a great success! Thank you to Jeremy Fauber, Steve Elrich, and the Grandview Medical Center staff for making it all possible! The Board of Governors is wrapping up another very positive year. After a thrilling set of elections, I am honored to have the following Officers/Board Members serve with me next year: President-Elect: Mike Kennedy, Treasurer: Nathan Lammers, Secretary: Rob Mauro, and BOG's at Large: Rick Pavlak, Jeremy Fauber, and Larraine Kapka. Congratulations to all!
I traveled to Ft. Wayne, IN over the weekend President-Elect training and I must say there are a lot of exciting opportunities ahead of us. Let's keep the positive momentum going and make it another great year!
There are still plenty of team spots and sponsorship opportunities available for this year's Golf Outing on May 8! Please refer to the attached information for details.
Let's keep up our membership levels, continue donating to Research Promotion, and work together to grow the success of Dayton ASHRAE!
President, Dayton ASHRAE
WASHINGTON, March 27 - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), building science society ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC), developers of the ICC Family of Codes for the built environment, today agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard. This is the third edition of the standard and the first time that ASHRAE has partnered on its development. "ASHRAE's participation is welcome news for the home building industry," said NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly, a home builder and developer in Wilmington, Del. "This cements the position of the National Green Building Standard as the pre-eminent green standard for residential construction."
In 2007, NAHB and ICC convened a consensus committee of home builders, code officials, product manufacturers, building science and energy-efficiency specialists and governmental representatives to develop the standard. It was approved in 2009 by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as the first green standard for residential construction, development and remodeling. Since then, the National Green Building Standard has helped define and advance sustainable home building, remodelling and development - a sector expected to represent as much as a third of the market by 2016. Now known as the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS), it was updated in 2012 by a subsequent consensus committee and again approved by ANSI. NGBS has been used to certify more than 32,000 single- and multi-family homes and residential developments for reaching its established benchmarks for energy, water and resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality, home owner education and site development.
"As one of the nation's leading societies for building technology, ASHRAE brings years of experience and knowledge to the table, particularly in the areas of indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency," said ICC Board President Stephen Jones, CBO, and CEO Dominic Sims, CBO, in a joint statement. "ASHRAE's welcome involvement will help position the ICC/ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard even further ahead as the leading consensus standard in the industry."
"ASHRAE is pleased to stand beside NAHB and ICC as a co-sponsor of Standard 700-2015," ASHRAE President Bill Bahnfleth said. "This collaborative agreement provides a path forward for ASHRAE to contribute its technical and standards expertise to support one of the most important sectors of the built environment - our homes. We look forward to this joint effort to promote sustainability in the residential sector."
About ASHRAE: ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow's built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.
About ICC: The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.
About NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodelling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.
ATLANTA - The City of Chicago now recognizes the ASHRAE-Certified Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) as a data verifier credential under the city's new Energy Benchmarking Ordinance. As a result, BEAP credential holders are eligible to provide professional verification of data for the new benchmarking and transparency ordinance. "ASHRAE commends the City of Chicago for the commitment to improving building performance demonstrated by adoption of the Energy Benchmarking Ordinance and is very pleased that the Building Energy Assessment Professional certification is one of the first credentials to be recognized for the provision of services it requires," ASHRAE President Bill Bahnfleth said. "BEAPs have demonstrated their ability to audit and analyze residential, commercial and industrial building energy use, including determining project scope, collecting data, analyzing building performance, interpreting results, evaluating alternatives, submitting recommendations for energy conservation measures and assisting with the implementation of these recommendations. Our BEAPS are well-qualified to provide this important service to the citizens of Chicago."
"The Energy Benchmarking Ordinance is focused on the importance of information to unlock energy efficiency opportunities that will bring down costs for buildings, increase competitiveness and reduce environmental impact," Karen Weigert, chief sustainability officer for the city, said. "Data verification advances Chicago's goal of accurate and actionable data on building energy use and helps level the playing field for all buildings."
In September 2013, the city became the ninth in the United States to require that buildings benchmark energy performance and publicly disclose data. The ordinance authorizes the city to disclose building specific information starting in the second year of compliance. Chicago is the only city that requires data to be verified by a licensed professional. Covered buildings are required to have data verified by professionals on the first and every third year after. That information then will be published so building owners can compare their buildings with similar ones.
All buildings over 50,000 square feet, except industrial, are required to comply with the ordinance. Some 3,500 buildings are covered, including multi-family residential. While this is less than 1 percent of all buildings in Chicago, it represents 20 percent of the energy consumed annually by buildings.
Professionals holding the Building Energy Assessment Professional certification also qualify to perform In Operations ratings for ASHRAE's Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) program. This building energy labeling program allows the industry to zero in on opportunities to lower building operating cost and make informed decisions to increase value. The program is two labels in one: an As Designed label that rates the building's potential energy use under standardized conditions-independent of the building's occupancy and usage-and an In Operation label that rates the building's actual measured energy use as influenced by the building's occupancy and usage.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow's built environment today.