Thursday
Jul272017

ASHRAE Annual Golf Outing

It's that time of the year!  The Annual ASHRAE Columbus Golf Outing is just around the corner!

You are invited to attend the can't miss golf outing of the summer, the Annual ASHRAE Columbus Golf Outing! This event is always well attended so don't delay in registering.  As in year's past, we'll be offering lots of raffle prizes and different contests on the course.  We are also offering a sponsorship opportunity this year where you can provide a full product showcase in the parking lot!  This year the outing will be held on Sepember 15th at Bent Tree Golf Club.  

Click on the link below to register.  All the proceeds from this event are donated to ASHRAE for Research Promotion (RP).  These funds are then used for helping to propel our industry to the next level of efficiency, sustainability, and comfort.  

Thank you for continuing to support ASHRAE and we look forward to seeing you at the outing this year!

Click the link below to get more information or register for the event!!!

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Thursday
Jul272017

ASHRAE Columbus May Event

Topic: Design Concepts in DOAS: Balancing IAQ and Energy

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007, in its current form, employs two procedures to provide acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ) in buildings.  These are the Ventilation Rate and IAQ Procedures.  This standard further endeavors to achieve the necessary balance between IAQ and energy consumption by specifying minimum ventilation rates and IAQ that will be acceptable to human occupants.

This presentation will focus on the design of Custom DOAS units with respect to providing adequate OA, and considering the IAQ procedure when the reduction of outdoor air pollutants is a concern. A system approach to combining DOAS units with chilled beam technology will be reviewed. Particular focus will be given to this combined strategy's energy savings potential as it is applied to LEED EA credits.

Place: Grange Audubon Center, 505 W Whittier St, Columbus

Date: Monday, May 15, 2017

Time: Registration 11:30am, Program 11:45am

Cost: $25 Local ASHRAE Members, $35 Non-Local ASHRAE Members

Beginning in 2015, walk-ins will no longer be accepted.  If you are planning on attending you must preregister.

Speaker: Brian Monk, UTC Climate-Control-Security Custom Air Handling Solutions

Mr. Monk is responsible for UTC Climate-Control-Security Custom Air Handling Solutions, specializing in design of air treatment systems, including airborne contaminant control and dedicated outdoor air systems with energy recovery.

Previously Mr. Monk was Director of Sales / Marketing for Carrier Corporation's custom air handling division. During this period Mr. Monk was also an instructor for Carrier University's Sustainability Symposiums.

From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Monk was the Vice-President of Sales / Marketing for Dectron International Inc., specializing in the manufacturing of dehumidification / molecular filtration systems for commercial and industrial environments where he established and maintained a sales distribution network throughout the Americas, Middle East and Europe. His academic background comprises of a college degree in Applied Science (Building Systems Engineering Technology) from Vanier College of Montreal and a Bachelor of Building Engineering from Concordia University of Montreal. He is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Province of Quebec, Canada, and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada.

Mr. Monk is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, Member of Committee TC 2.3 Gaseous Air Contaminant Removal Equipment, and TG HVAC Security. He is also Part-Time Professor at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, in the Faculty of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Tuesday
Jul252017

ASHRAE Columbus April Event

Topic: "The New ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Mega Tall and Super Tall Building Systems"

Tall commercial buildings present a series of design problems that differ from those that are found in other projects in the built environment. This lecture will be of interest to owners, architects, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and other specialized engineers and consultants. The design guide not only focuses on the efforts of designers of the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, but also addresses the importance of the design team and their collective efforts and concerns that are the critical elements in determining the ultimate solutions to project needs of a tall building. This guide addresses design issues for tall commercial buildings which are very often mixed use, consisting sometimes of low level retail, office floors, residential floors and hotel floors but the matters discussed and the recommendations and comments that are developed, with various modifications, can be applied to other project types within the built environment. As buildings get taller there are different climatic effects which vary over the height of a building. The façade becomes important, not only due to the building size but also how it responds to ambient conditions and how it contributes to the buildings heating and cooling loads.

Place: Grange Audubon Center, 505 W Whittier St, Columbus

Date: Monday,April 17, 2017

Time: Registration 11:30am, Program 11:45am

Cost: $25 Local ASHRAE Members, $35 Non-Local ASHRAE Members

Beginning in 2015, walk-ins will no longer be accepted.  If you are planning on attending you must preregister.

Speaker: Peter Simmonds, Ph.D., ASHRAE Fellow

Dr. Simmonds has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and another in Research and Development from Reading Technical College, and a Master's degree from HTS, Den Bosch, The Netherlands and a Ph.D. from T.U. Delft. He has been a member of ASHRAE since 1989. Dr. Simmonds is a recognized authority in the field of Radiant heating and cooling systems. The main goals of his research and applications have been to understand the heat transfer and performance of radiant systems for both heating and cooling. His studies related to thermal performance of these systems led to a unique way to enhance in these systems. Publications of his work led to the development of radiant systems in the USA and are included in the ASHRAE Handbooks. He has received the Carter Bronze Medal from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers in 1993.

He has authored or co-authored more than 60 technical papers, articles and books and currently is a Research Promotion Chair for the Southern California Chapter. He is a member of several ASHRAE Technical Committees. Peter also teaches Graduate and Post Graduate Architectural students at the Southern California Institute for Architects in Los Angeles.

Tuesday
Jul252017

April YEA Chillers & Air Handling Units Class

Topic: Basics of chillers and air handling units

Course Synopsis:

  • Basic overview of chillers and AHUs
  • Different types of chillers and AHUs available today
  • How chillers work (refrigeration cycle)
  • What purpose chillers and AHUs serve in a conventional HVAC system

Place: Grange Audubon Center, 505 W Whittier St, Columbus

Date: Monday, April 17, 2017

Time: 10:00am-11:15am

Cost: $0 Local ASHRAE Members, $10 Non-Local ASHRAE Members

Speaker: Andrew Stotz, Systems Account Manager with Trane in Columbus

Andrew Stotz is a Systems Account Manager with Trane in Columbus.  He attended Tri-State University where he obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and has been with Trane for 8 years.  Andrew works with consulting engineers, mechanical contractors, and building owners/operators to design, construct, and maintain efficient and reliable HVAC systems.
Tuesday
Jul252017

ASHRAE Columbus March Event

Topic: Adapting Today to Shape Tomorrow

As ASHRAE's president, Wentz chairs the Society's Board of Directors and Executive Committee. His theme, Adapt Today to Shape Tomorrow, is based on the goal in the Society's Strategic Plan to adapt. Wentz relates this goal to his personal history of moving from a slide rule in his early college days to a hand calculator and now a computer or smartphone as an example of the challenges and opportunities inherent in adapting to new technology.

"All of us have had to come face-to-face with the challenges of adaptation, it's in the power of adapting that lives, organizations, and communities, are transformed. Our ability to shape tomorrow is borne out of our willingness to adapt today. Together, we can create our future by adapting our resources, investments and technology to shape a more sustainable world."

Place: Grange Audubon Center, 505 W Whittier St, Columbus

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017

Time: Registration 11:30am, Program 11:45am

Cost: $25 Local ASHRAE Members, $35 Non-Local ASHRAE Members

Beginning in 2015, walk-ins will no longer be accepted.  If you are planning on attending you must preregister.

Speaker: Tim Wentz, PE, Fellow ASHRAE, HBDP

Tim Wentz is currently the AHRAE Society President and an associate professor at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Wentz earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska. Upon graduation, Wentz went to work for his family's mechanical contracting firm. As the fourth generation to join the firm, he had the opportunity to develop an expertise in mechanical design, estimating and construction management. He spent 19 years in the industry, working on a wide range of mechanical projects throughout the Midwest, including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, factories and other large commercial enterprises.

Since entering academia, Wentz has received numerous awards and honors for his teaching and service to the HVAC industry. He is the recipient of an Exceptional Service Award, a Distinguished Service Award, the E.K. Campbell Award of Merit, a Region IX Regional Award of Merit, a Region IX Chapter President of the Year and a Regional Energy Award.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) has named Wentz their national "Educator of the Year" on three occasions and in 2009 awarded him its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. He also has received the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction's Outstanding Educator Award and the College of Engineering's Holling Award for outstanding teaching and mentoring. Wentz has previously served as the ASHRAE President-Elect, Treasurer and two terms as Vice President on the Board of Directors and also as Region IX Director and Regional Chair.