Thursday, February 28, 2008
The DJC issue featured a special section on green building with several articles of note. Don's article Let’s get pumped up about heat sharing, displays exactly the kind of 'out of the box' thinking that will be so necessary to meet the challenges that the future will bring--challenges such as those outlined by Society President Kent Peterson in his recent address to the Puget Sound Chapter.
Don outlines a concept that could radically change the way our cities and communities use energy (and water)--and all using technology that is available today. He envisions a new utility system using underground pipes to move heat between buildings and residences, to be tapped into by heat pump systems. This system would use the waste heat of commercial and industrial processes to heat residences or processes instead of being rejected, wastefully, to the atmosphere. His proposal would stretch the natural diversity we see within our building designs to diversity between our buildings, thus greatly enhancing the energy sharing potential of these systems.
It is an article well worth reading and a concept that deserves more than a passing consideration.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I say this not because of our enthusiastic volunteers, or our swelling ranks, but because, for the second year in a row, our February volunteer event occurred in picture-postcard weather! You couldn't have scheduled a nicer day if you tried. Sunny, warm and dry.
Our volunteers and their families dug out countless weeds, and moved mountains of mulch tending a patch of the Washington Park Arboretum that borders the most popular trail in the park. It was a great time for all involved, spending the day out in the outdoors, getting a little hard work in, and feasting on a wonderful lunch furnished by Washington Air Reps. It was also gratifying having so many arboretum visitors stop to thank us for our efforts and ask us who we were. ASHRAE scored some brownie points with the community that day!
One unlucky event did occur, however. Jim Harrison's wife, Virginia, took a nasty tumble right as we were wrapping up and broke her ankle. We wish her a speedy recovery and thank her and Jim for their efforts.
Event organizers are furiously finalizing the last details of the upcoming EngineeringVision 2030 event scheduled for March 26th and 27th. For anyone serious about sustainable building design (and that seems to be just about everyone nowadays), this is a can't-miss event. World-renown presenters on the advanced engineering topics our industry is demanding are coming to our own backyard (Seattle U). The event will give attendees concrete, take-home information that can be applied immediately to projects reaching for sustainable goals. There will also be a mini product show focusing on the technologies featured in the presentations. Register today!
March is the month for our traditional joint meeting with SMACNA Western Washington. This year it is once again at the Seatac Marriot and will be on March 12th. SMACNA has brought in Ken Schmidt, Director of Communications for Harley-Davidson during their corporate turnaround in the mid-80's to late 90's. He brings a high-energy presentation on the power of communications and branding for any organization and for individuals, too. This promises to be a great event for business leaders and Harley riders alike!
On February 26th, Society President Kent Peterson visited Puget Sound and met for an informal lunch with interested members. Kent presented UW professor Ashley Emery a plaque in honor of his attainment of the grade of fellow in ASHRAE. After the presentation, Kent engaged the membership with a daunting, yet inspiring vision of the challenges that lay ahead for our industry. With energy security becoming less and less assured each year, and increasing attention by governmental and regulatory agencies on carbon emissions, great pressures are being brought to bear on our industry. However, what is highly encouraging is there is so much potential for improvement in our designs and practices. And ASHRAE is pushing the industry forward with their efforts in research, standards, design guides and other initiatives such as professional certifications. ASHRAE is so committed to this effort that they distributed 15,000 copies of their K-12 Advanced Energy Design Guide to school districts across the country, and are now distributing their advanced design guides for free over the internet!
As Kent said, this is a great, and very exciting time to be in ASHRAE. Our organization enjoys an enviable worldwide reputation, we are involved in a dynamic and ever-changing industry, and we occupy a very significant role in the effort to provide our children with a future as bright as the one we envision for ourselves!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
March 4, 2008 (Thursday)
I look forward to seeing you there, and introducing you to the great business opportunities that we can offer you.
From the South on NORTHBOUND Interstate 405:
From the North on SOUTHBOUND Interstate 405:
The PSE East Building elevators are at the north end of the garage. Take the elevator to the Lobby. Parking will be validated.
8:00 AM - Welcome and Overview - Bill Younger
8:15 AM - Commercial/Industrial Program Updates
9:45 AM - Working with PSE
10:15 AM - Wrap-up
10:30 to 11:30 AM - Project Discussions with EMEs
Thursday, February 21, 2008
ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter TEGA Committee Events
Date: Wednesday, February 27th, 2007
Time: Noon to 1:30pm
Location: University of Washington, Haggett Hall
Topic: Lunch with ASHRAE Society President!
Kent Peterson, ASHRAE Society President for 2007-2008, will visit the ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter to share his ideas and vision with the members. The meeting will include his formal presidential presentation along with open questions and answers. Mr. Peterson will then visit each of the tables to meet the members and discuss your questions individually.
In addition, there will be an awards presentation by Mr. Peterson to present Professor Ashley Emery with an ASHRAE Fellowship Award! Many of us know Professor Emery through his many, many years of service at the UW School of Mechanical Engineering. For more information refer to - http://pugetsoundashrae.blogspot.com/2007/08/ashley-emery-named-ashrae-fellow.html
This meeting is being held at the University of Washington so that UW Engineering Students can attend. Refer to driving directions below and this map link - http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/.
LUNCH – Box lunches will be provided through Bay Laurel Catering. Refer to menu below. Please contact Lisa Rosenow or (425) 712-2173 to RSVP and indicate your lunch preference. The cost for lunch is $10 for members and $5 for students to be paid at the door.
Many thanks to the ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter for sponsoring the venue and half the cost of all student lunches!
GOURMET BOXED LUNCHES
All boxed meals are packed with bottled water, fresh fruit, a cookie or gourmet dessert bar, utensils, napkin, a moist towelette and condiments. Sandwich boxes also include Tim’s Cascade Style Potato Chips. Salad boxes include a freshly baked roll and butter instead of chips.
Grilled Chicken Baguette - Grilled chicken breast on a baguette with wild greens, sliced red onion, roasted red peppers and Dijon mayonnaise.
Sicilian Chicken Focaccia - Marinated and grilled chicken breast on herbed focaccia with an artichoke tapenade, sun-dried tomato pesto, lettuce and roma tomatoes.
Mom’s Tuna Salad Sandwich - Albacore tuna lightly tossed in a horseradish lemon mayonnaise with lettuce and tomatoes on sourdough bread.
Provence Picnic Baguette - Prosciutto and brie on a baguette with apple chutney and French wine Dijon mayonnaise.
Grilled Vegetable Focaccia - Herb-grilled bell peppers and onions, tomatoes and marinated fresh mozzarella, with an olive tapenade and bay laurel-infused lemon-garlic aioli on focaccia.
Spicy Tofu Pita - Grilled spicy tofu with hummus, lettuce, tomato, green onions, and sesame mayonnaise in a pita pocket.
The Quads: Classic deli-style sandwiches –
- Turkey: Turkey, provolone, lettuce and tomato on whole wheat bread.
- Ham & Swiss: Ham, Swiss, lettuce and tomato on white bread.
- Roast Beef: Roast beef, cheddar, lettuce and tomato on whole wheat bread.
- Caesar Salad - Chopped hearts of romaine with seasoned croutons and shaved parmesan cheese, tossed in our own Caesar dressing and served with lemon wedges. Vegetarian or add grilled marinated chicken breast.
- Asian Noodle Salad - Chinese egg noodles tossed with sweet roasted red peppers, scallions, shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots on a bed of greens with spicy peanut dressing. Vegetarian or add grilled marinated chicken breast.
Chef’s Salad - Oven-roasted turkey, smoked ham, cheddar and Swiss cheeses, chopped hard-cooked eggs and wedges of tomato served on a bed of crisp mixed greens with tangy honey mustard dressing.
Light Fare - Sliced seasonal fruits, cheeses, meats, crackers and a vegetable salad.
DIRECTIONS TO HAGGETT HALL
Campus map: http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/ look for Haggett on the northeast side of campus.
Via Interstate-5: Take Exit 169, NE 45th St. and turn east (right if traveling northbound, left if traveling southbound) onto 45th St. Travel east on NE 45th St. to 17th Ave NE and turn south (right) onto campus. Stop at the parking gate to purchase a permit then proceed to Stevens Way and turn east (left). Follow Stevens Way until you reach Whitman Court (to the left). After turning left onto Whitman Court, you will find McMahon then Haggett Halls (in that order) on the right-hand side of the road. Please note all parking on campus is restricted to paid permits and must park in the assigned lot.
Parking: The cost is $11.00 per day, with a prorated refund available if you park less than 4 hours. As you enter the campus, stop at the gatehouse, let attendant know you are attending a meeting in Haggett Hall and they will assign a lot about a block or so away. Stop at a gatehouse as you exit campus for the prorated refund.
The Treasures of Tutankhamun
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Puget Sound ASHRAE is thrilled to be hosting this event with our partners and our sponsors. The program will cover many topics of great interest to our industry and features many presenters who are prominent in their field.
For an informative brochure with schedules and presenters, please click here.
Many thanks to Lisa Rosenow and the entire EV2030 team! This will be an excellent event!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
INTEGRATED DESIGN LAB |
College for Architecture and Urban Planning
DATE: February 6, 2008
RE: Educational Presentation
IES Puget Sound Presents:
-Navigating LEED with Light
TOPIC AREA: Daylighting, Electric Lighting, Integrated Design, LEED®
SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: IES Puget Sound
PRESENTERS: Chris Meek, Edward Bartholomew
PRESENTERS BIO: (see attached)
This presentation will look at how daylight and electric lighting, can be used to achieve credits for LEED® projects. Lighting intersects the LEED® CI rating system through the credit categories of: Sustainable Sites, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation & Design Process. Participants will learn the concepts behind lighting relevant credits, ways to calculate compliance, and strategies to achieve these credits.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Engineers, Architects, Lighting Designers, Manufacturer Representatives, Facilities Managers
TEACHING FORMAT: Two Person PowerPoint presentation and discussion
WHEN: Thursday, February 28 at 12pm to 1pm.
COST: $20 per person, lunch is included
RSVP: Edward Bartholomew via email
or call (206) 616-0512, limit 70 attendees
LOCATION: Seattle, Lighting Design Lab (400 E. Pine St., Seattle, WA. 98122)
PARTNER ORGANIZATION/AFFILIATION: USGBC, ASHRAE, iDL