November 2012 ASHRAE Luncheon Meeting

TOPIC: Green Buildings Waste Energy Efficiently

PLACE: Spaghetti Warehouse, 397 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio

DATE: Monday, November 19, 2012

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

COST: $20 Local ASHRAE members, $25 Non-Local ASHRAE Members

PRESENTER: Larry Spielvogel, PE



Actual experience with metered energy data from green and sustainable buildings shows that most do not perform any better than other new buildings.  One of the main reasons is the complexity that is designed and installed to hopefully achieve more points and meet higher standards, but does not perform as advertised or modeled.  In addition, most building operators are not able to understand how these complex systems are supposed to function.  Even many contractors have little or no experience or training with installing and maintaining these systems.  This presentation will provide examples of widely publicized green and sustainable buildings with metered data that proves they waste energy efficiently.

Speaker Biography

Larry Spielvogel is a Consulting Engineer with less than 50 years of experience, located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in less than 50 States and in less than 40 other countries. 
He is a Fellow and Life Member of ASHRAE and a bunch of other societies. He has never submitted or won any design awards and never got any of these new certifications. The only initials after his name are those granted by governments, because more initials may imply that he is better than anyone else is.  Thus, he is not being extorted to pay for continuing education costs by the sponsoring organizations. He fears that any more initials after his name might paint a target on his back for the lawyers to shoot at. He does not always comply with ASHRAE standards because they are not required by codes or by law, and believes they no longer represent the standard ofcare in the HVAC field. Not all the members of the ASHRAE committees can even understand them. 
He has never been sued, except for divorce. He is not worried about offending any sponsors or 
advertisers. Most organizationsand publications are catering to sponsors and advertisers today. He is just an old-fashioned engineer.

His motto is “show me your metered data.” 




October 2012 ASHRAE MCA Joint Meeting

What: Joint MCA / ASHRAE Meeting

Where: Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Hall - 1250 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012

When: 4:30 Code Update Class

5:30 Tabletop Expo

6:45 Dinner

Cost: $25.00

Registration:  Click Here register


You must prepay for this event. Registration closes September 25.

To enroll in the code update class contact


September 2012 ASHRAE Luncheon

TOPIC: Energy Modeling for the LEED 2009 Energy and Atmosphere Credit 1

PLACE: Spaghetti Warehouse, 397 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio

DATE: September 24, 2012

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

COST: $20 Local ASHRAE members, $25 Non-Local ASHRAE Members




Energy Modeling for the LEED 2009 Energy and Atmosphere Credit 1

In the last 10 years the use of energy modeling in building design has grown significantly.  This growth has been fueled by rising energy prices, a renewed interest in building energy efficiency and the increased application of the LEED® rating system.  In the LEED® rating system, Energy and Atmosphere (EA) Credit-1 "Optimize Energy Performance" is the focal point for building energy efficiency issues.  Of the three approaches to this credit, the one requiring energy modeling offers the greatest potential for rating points.  Success in achieving those rating points depends in large part on a sound understanding of the Performance Rating Method outlined in ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Appendix G.  The goal of this seminar is to enrich each attendee’s understanding of the Performance Rating Method so it can be more successfully applied to building energy models for LEED®  projects.

Speaker Biography

Bob Feduik, PE, LEED AP

Bob is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of New York as well as a LEED® Accredited Professional.  Over his 30 year career with Carrier Corporation, Bob has been an application engineer for unitary equipment, centrifugal and absorption chillers and vertical self-contained units.  His field sales experience includes account manager positions at Carrier Northeast Distribution, Carlton Stuart Corporation and Carrier Direct Sales in Upstate New York.  Bob currently serves as the East Regional Manager for Carrier Software Systems.




Crc Training

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2012 ASHRAE Columbus Golf Outing

Our yearly golf outing is scheduled for Friday, September 14, 2012 at 9:30am at Bent Tree Golf Course. We encourage everyone to attend as this is our major fund raiser for ASHRAE Research.

If you are interested in playing, please fill out this form -> HERE

It is always a great time. For last years photos, please look in our Picture Gallery.