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
(B) - Breakfast Meeting
(L) - Lunch Meeting
(D) - Dinner Meeting
If you have a LinkedIN account, make sure you add ASHRAE as one of your groups. Simply search on "ASHRAE - An International Society", for the latest on member input regarding the most current issues affecting our industry. In the meantime, here is a recent item in which you may have interest.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013
It's about time someone took a hard look at LEED and how their focus continues to shift away from their stated goals. Making it more expensive to build and operate a building just to market it as LEED certified is finally catching the attention of more and more people. Read the full article at: http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20120522/FACILITIES02/305220006/.
The HVAC program at Sinclair Community College received a $5,000 grant from ASHRAE to install a primary secondary chilled water/hot water distribution system. Coupled with donations from local industry, grant money, and local funds, this $25,000 project will provide training and education in a myriad of HVAC topics surrounding water distribution. The system was designed by and installed by students with the help of Sinclair instructors and lab technicians.
The system is comprised of a Carrier 20-ton liquid chiller, two Utica oil-fired boilers, four B&G pumps and circulators, 16 Belimo and 2 KMC control valves, five Taco brazed plate and one Taco shell and tube heat exchangers, and a water treatment system with coupon racks.
The control system will be designed and layed out this summer and installed in the Fall. The system will likely be controlled by Tridium contollers operating on the Niagara and the Sedona frameworks. The pumps will be outfitted with VFDs from Automation Direct and Invertek.
It is expected the system will provide individual hands-on activities and demonstrations in primary-secondary distribution, three-way valve control, two-way valve control, heat exchanger performance, TAB, basic plant operation, chemical treatment, and system pressurization. This system, coupled with existing systems, can also be used to provide an introduction to system commissioning.
October – Baseball playoffs, football games and ASHRAE Membership/ Student night. Join us for the first regular meeting of the year on October 14th when we invite prospective new members as well as students to spend an evening of continuing education and professional fellowship. Jim Carlton will be talking about Filtration and IAQ at both the tech session and the main session. As it says on TV: "Call a Buddy, Bring a Friend".
Research promotion is off to a good start. All Chapter officers have already contributed $100 each to make "Full Circle" – won't you follow their lead? Use the form on page 8 to make a contribution today.
Fall also kicks off scholarship time – do a young person a favor by passing on the flyer from the newsletter about out ASHRAE scholarship. See you at our meeting in October!
President, Dayton ASHRAE
I would like to thank the officers for again starting the year out right by each donating a minimum of $100 to this year's Research Promotion Campaign. The new campaign year began July 1st and runs through the end of June 2014. This accomplishment, called "Full Circle" by society, demonstrates their leadership to the rest of the membership in supporting ASHRAE Research and will help the Dayton Chapter to reach another all–time high as we did last year, exceeding our goal of $12,500 by 17%. A donation form is included on page 8 of this newsletter. Thanks to all for your continued support!
Dayton RP Chair
ATLANTA — Mark your calendars now because ASHRAE's conference schedule for 2013–2014 is widespread in both dates and global reach.
ASHRAE conferences present the latest developments in the industry and fundamental tried and true practices. Topics range from high performance buildings to buildings that have combustion with low-grade fuels.
Oct. 15–18, ASHRAE IAQ 2013: Environmental Health in Low Energy Buildings, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
]Jan. 18–22, 2014, ASHRAE Winter Conference; Jan. 20–23, AHR Expo, New York, New York
Feb. 24–26, 2014, First International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates, Doha, Qatar
April 7–8, 2014, High Performance Buildings Conference, San Francisco, Calif.
April 24–25, 2014, Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies, Manila, Philippines
June 28–July 2, 2014, ASHRAE Annual Conference, Seattle, Wash.
September 10–12, 2014, ASHRAE/IBPSA–USA Building Simulation Conference, Atlanta, Ga.
The conferences feature peer–reviewed papers, presentations with hands–on information presented in a noncommercial format, Professional Development Hours and networking opportunities.
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 within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow's built environment today. ###
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.