Tuesday, December 29, 2009

January Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

LOCATION:
Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

TIME:
11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon: Registration & Social
12:00 Noon - 1:15 PM: Lunch Served & Program

Make your reservation by Friday, January 8 (See Below)

PROGRAM TOPIC:
Seattle Steam Company's Biomass Boiler Project
Stan Gent, President and CEO of Seattle Steam Company, will provide an overview of the biomass (wood waste) boiler project at the Western Avenue steam plant. This project reduces Seattle Steam's carbon footprint by 50%, or approximately 45,000 tons annually, and provides a renewable energy resource to nearly 200 downtown and First Hill buildings served by Seattle Steam.

Mr. Gent's presentation will dicuss the economic and environmental benefits of utilizing locally generated, clean, urban waste wood as an alternative to natural gas and oil as a heating fuel. He will also discuss the technical aspects of the plant design and provide an overview of project construction. Additionally, Mr. Gent will discuss the Seattle Steam 2020 Strategic Vision, a slate of projects Seattle Steam plans to implement through partnerships with local, state, and federal entities to maximize Seattle's use of renewable energy resources.

Stan Gent, President and CEO, Seattle Steam Company
A native of Ireland, Stan Gent graduated from Queens University in Belfast with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After immigrating to Canada in the 1970s, he started his career in the design and construction of power generation facilities for Ontario Hydro and Edmonton Power. Prior to working at Seattle Steam, Stan was President of Comfort Link, a district cooling company located in Baltimore, Maryland and the vice president of Engineering and Development for Chicago-based Unicom Thermal Technologies. Since joining Seattle Steam Company in 2004, Stan has been actively involved in Seattle's engineering, building, and development communities and is a strong supporter of the city's sustainability initiatives. Stan is a member of the Mayor's Green Building Task Force, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees, and the Seattle Rotary Environmental Committee. He also serves on the mechanical engineering advisory board for the University of Washington's College of Engineering.

MEETING THEME:
Past Presidents & Happy 90th Birthday Rod Kirkwood!
We will honor the Chapter's Past Presidents at our January meeting.
Also, Past-President Rod Kirkwood will celebrate his 90th birthday on January 11. Join Puget Sound Chapter ASHRAE in celebrating this milestone with him at our January meeting.
Rod Kirkwood served as Puget Sound Chapter President in 1962, ASHRAE Region X Chairman in 1963-1964, and was ASHRAE Society president in 1973-1974. One of his most notable accomplishments as Society President was development of ASHRAE Standard 90-75 "Energy Conservation in New Building Designs", predecessor to today's Standard 90.1.
Make your reservation by Friday, January 8
Cost: ASHRAE Chapter Members $35; Guests $40; Students $15
To make your reservation go to the Acteva event web site:
If you have questions regarding registration, contact Scott Vollmoeller at svollmoeller@glumac.com or 206-262-1010.
For directions to Washington Athletic Club:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Chapter Meeting Update - Panelists Added

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Red Lion Hotel - Lopez Room
1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon: Registration & Social
12:00 Noon - 1:15 PM: Lunch Served & Program

Register by Friday, December 11 (See Below)

Hospitals of the 21st Century
Exceptional Places to Heal and Work at Lower Costs


North American hospitals are responsible for 1% of total global energy consumption! The U.S. healthcare system consumes more than 15% of GDP. This program will outline metrics and strategies for improving the quality and cost of healthcare delivery at no additional capital cost to the ownership team while accruing tens of millions of dollars in operational and energy cost savings over the life of a healthcare facility.


A panel of design professionals, assembled by the University of Washington’s Integrated Design Lab, will provide insight to design strategies that integrate daylighting, electric lighting, thermal energy and HVAC systems into efficient designs to yield significant reductions in the immense global footprint of heathcare facilities.

Presenters will share lessons learned from the Integrated Design Lab and International Sustainable Solutions tour of Scandinavian hospitals conducted in June 2009. The Scandinavian hospitals studied on this tour use 1/2 to 1/4 the energy of a typical U.S. hospital, and quality drivers such as daylight, view, and fresh air are prominent in their designs.

The presentation will also provide an update on the Integrated Design Lab’s most recent advancements in the design team process, present schematic design prototypes used in the optimization of architectural and mechanical systems, and provide a discussion of the operational implications of leading edge high-efficiency design.

Program Presenters & Panelists:

Joel Loveland, Director
Integrated Design Lab – Puget Sound

Joel Loveland is the Director of the University of Washington’s Integrated Design Lab for Puget Sound and a Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington. Professor Loveland graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture from Arizona State University and Masters of Architecture and Urban Planning from UCLA, he is currently a Professor in the Department of Architecture and Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington where he teaches design studio, lecture and seminar courses related to sustainability, the nature of light, landscape and architecture.


Heather Burpee
Research Associate and Health Design Specialist
Integrated Design Lab – Puget Sound
Heather Burpee is a Research Associate and Health Design Specialist at the Integrated Design Lab. She consults leading health design firms in the Puget Sound Region on best practices for high quality, energy efficient design for hospitals. As part of her consultation, she has established thorough research on energy efficiency of hospitals, working with leading mechanical engineers to establish goals to radically reduce energy consumption in this building typology. In the past two years, she has traveled extensively in Northern Europe studying innovative hospital design and its applicability to design practice in the U.S.

Mike Hatten, Principal
SOLARC Architecture and Engineering, Inc.

Mike Hatten is an internationally known engineer, recognized for his expertise in building energy efficiency and is a principal of SOLARC Architecture and Engineering, Inc. He combines a design, analysis and training background in his roles as project manager, educator and project engineer. He has conducted analysis efforts on more than 20 million square feet of residential, commercial and industrial space.


John Rowland, Partner
Notkin Mechanical Engineers
John Rowland has led the mechanical design of all of Notkin Mechanical Engineers’ work at Harborview Medical Center for the past 15 years and is active in the design of the firm’s healthcare and military projects. He recently participated on the Technical Advisory Committee for the latest Seattle Energy Code Revision and served as president for ACEC of Washington for the 2003-2004 term. He is a registered professional mechanical engineer and has 35 years of experience in renovations, tenant improvements, additions to existing buildings, and campus master planning. Mr. Rowland and has been a partner at Notkin since 1985.

Make your reservations by Friday, December 11, 2009

Lunch Menu: Rosemary roasted pork loin with a wine sauce and steamed baby red potatoes. Vegetarian entrees available.

Cost: ASHRAE Chapter Members $35; Guests $40; Students $15

To make your reservation go to the Acteva event web site:

http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=194485

If you have any questions regarding registration contact Scott Vollmoeller at svollmoeller@glumac.com or 206-262-1010.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Building Energy Modeling Professional Certification


ASHRAE’s Building Energy Modeling Professional certification program is being developed in collaboration with the U.S. affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA-USA) and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA). The purpose of this certification is to certify individuals’ ability to evaluate, choose, use, calibrate, and interpret the results of energy modeling software when applied to building and systems energy performance and economics and to certify individuals’ competence to model new and existing buildings and systems with their full range of physics.
The program will launch January 27, 2010 with a pencil and paper examination in conjunction with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference and AHR Expo in Orlando, FL. Take the inaugural BEMP exam at the ASHRAE Winter Conference and pay half price ($147.50 for members, $207.50 for non members).
The certification examination will be available in testing centers located throughout the United States and worldwide beginning in March 2010.


For more information - http://www.ashrae.org/certification/page/2491

Monday, November 23, 2009

Chapter Meeting Presentations

ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter - MEETING PRESENTATIONS

November 2009 Program Power Point Presentation

TEGA May 2009 Program Power Point Presentation

ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 189.2P - Dick Moeller, PE
ASHRAE 189.2 - Michael Lane

December 2008 Program Power Point Presentation

TEGA December 2008 Power Point Presentation

TEGA November 2008 Power Point Presentation

Dan Int-Hout - Nov. 12th 2008 Power Point Presentation

ASHRAE President Kent Peterson's Feb. 27th address

Standard 189 CSI Presentation

October 29 eQuest Update Batch Processing and New Features by Kevin Madison

October 17 Workshop Handout by Dennis Jamison. (Filter vs. Separator)

October 07 Dinner Presentation by Jeff Sloan, P.E. LEED AP. (File may take several minutes to download. Right click to save if link doesn't work.)

April Dinner Presentation by Julian de Bullet. (File may take several minutes to download. Right click to save if link doesn't work.)

Energy Efficiency in the PNW: Past, Present and Future presentation from ASHRAE March 14, 2007 Dinner by John B. Pyrch Energy Efficiency Implementation Manager Bonneville Power Administration

Design for Today--Operate for a lifetime: ASHRAE Dec 13, 2006 Dinner by Bob Cowan, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center

Catching The Next Wave presentation from ASHRAE Oct 06 Dinner - Speaker: David Allen of McKinstry

Heat Pump presentation from ASHRAE 4/12/06 workshop

Power Point Presentation from Seattle Justice Center Presentation ASHRAE 9/15/04 workshop - SPEAKER: MARI M. HAMASAKI, P.E., LEED™ A.P Note: this is a large file and takes a few minutes to download.

Power Point Presentation from IAQ Controls Presentation ASHRAE 9/15/04 dinner program - SPEAKER: ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer – Kent Peterson, P.E. Note: this is a large file and takes a few minutes to download.

Power Point Presentation from Infection Control and HVAC, ASHRAE 5/12/04 dinner meeting - SPEAKER: Mr. Robert L. Dooley, AIA, ASHE, APIC Note: this is a large file and takes a few minutes to download.
Click here for pdf version.

Power Point Presentation from Distributed Energy and the DOE - Mr. Chuch Collins presented at University of Washington Note: this is a large file and takes a few minutes to download.

April 05 Power Point Presentation from ACME Fan Presentation - Fan Talk by Dr. John Cermak, PE, ASHRAE 4/13/05 workshop. Note: this is a large file and takes a few minutes to download.

Power Point Presentation from Infection Control and HVAC, ASHRAE 5/12/04 dinner meeting - SPEAKER: Mr. Robert L. Dooley, AIA, ASHE, APIC Note: this is a large file and takes a few minutes to download.Click here for pdf version.

Power Point Presentation from Distributed Energy and the DOE - Mr. Chuch Collins presented at University of Washington Note: this is a large file and takes a few minutes to download.

Friday, November 6, 2009

ASHRAE Seeks Proposals on User’s Manual for Green Buildings

Contact: Jodi Dunlop
Public Relations
678-539-1140
jdunlop@ashrae.org


ASHRAE Seeks Proposals on User’s Manual for Green Buildings
ATLANTA—There are many ways to define a green building. Energy-saving measures, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, materials and building orientations all play a role, but it is the way that all of these come together that makes a building truly high performing.

Requirements to achieve green buildings will soon be available from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America in the form of a standard. Standard 189.1P, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, will define the minimum requirements for high-performance green buildings.

And to make following those requirements easier, a user’s manual also is being developed. ASHRAE is currently accepting research proposals for development of a user’s manual for Standard 189.1P. Proposals are due Nov. 9. For more information, visit www.ashrae.org/technology/page/548.

“The manual will provide users with a better understanding of how to apply the standard, as well as serve as a guide for self-education and training about the requirements and appropriate strategies to meet them,” Kent Peterson, chair of the Standard 189 committee, said. “It will include worksheets and examples that can be used to determine compliance.”

As part of its energy efficiency efforts, ASHRAE also is accepting proposals for a User’s Manual for Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. The 2010 standard, which will be published next year, is being developed with the goal of achieving a 30 percent energy cost savings improvement compared to the 2004 standard.
More information on both projects can be found at www.ashrae.org/technology/page/548.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

November 11 Lunch Meeting Announcement

Characteristics of High Performance Schools
Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality

Green building in education provides numerous benefits: operational cost savings, reduced energy use, greater health and well-being and improved student performance.

There are many resources available to the mechanical designer however few resources focus exclusively on HVAC systems and how to optimize space heating and cooling requirements while providing a superior indoor environment.

This program examines the most common guidelines and best practices in the industry for the successful implementation of high performance HVAC systems in education with particular emphasis on K-12 Applications.


Speaker: Paul Pieper - ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

Paul Pieper, Eng., is the Marketing Manager for Venmar CES Inc., an innovative manufacturer of cost effective, energy efficient, energy recovery solutions for the commercial ventilation market.

Mr. Pieper has over 15 years of Sales and Product Management experience in designing high performance HVAC systems and equipment for commercial and industrial applications. He holds a degree in Pure and Applied Science from Marianopolis College, a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering and a certificate in Software Development from Concordia University in Montreal.

Mr. Pieper is a member of the Quebec Order of Professional Engineers as well as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He currently represents Venmar CES Inc. with the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) on the Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Ventilation Equipment Section.

Mr. Pieper is the Chair of ASHRAE TC 8.12 Desiccant Dehumidification Equipment and Components and is an active member of ASHRAE TC 5.5 Air-to-Air Energy Recovery.

Date & Time
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM

Location
Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Registration
Please register on or before Friday, November 6
To make your reservation go to the Acteva event website:

Cost: $35 - ASHRAE Chapter Members; $40 - Guests; $15 - Students

If you have questions regarding registration, contact Scott Vollmoeller at svollmoeller@glumac.com or 206-262-1010.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Puget Sound ASHRAE Student Scholarship

ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter - SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2009/2010

ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers invites students enrolled at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle University (SU) and Bellingham Technical College (BTC) to apply for scholarships.

Click here to download a pdf version for your use.

The scholarships will cover one quarter tuition (12 Credit Hours). The scholarship for the UW will be $2375 and BTC will be $1160. SU will be a partial scholarship, a total of $2375 towards one quarter’s tuition. At each school the scholarship funds will go direct to the school and will be credited to the student's name for Spring Quarter of 2010. Scholarship award will be adjusted to cover the total full time student tuition cost (or equivalent amount for SU) for Spring Quarter 2010.

The George Ellis Swanson Memorial Scholarship will be $1000. Student ASHRAE members at the UW are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship funds will go direct to the school and will be credited to the student's name for Spring Quarter of 2010.

An eligible student at the University of Washington must be registered full time as defined by the University of Washington, College of Engineering. An eligible student at Bellingham Technical College must be registered full time in the HVAC program as defined by the College. The Puget Sound Chapter of ASHRAE will notify the selected students and their schools of the awards in March 2010. The deadline for receipt of applications is February 1, 2010.

CRITERIA FOR AWARDING OF SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  1. Current membership in the University of Washington, Bellingham Technical College, or Seattle University ASHRAE Student Branch.

  2. Indication of career goals in ASHRAE-related industries.

  3. Submit an essay addressing why you have chosen to study Mechanical Engineering and/or HVAC, what is your goal two years after completing your formal training and education, your long term goals and how you define success for yourself.

To be considered for a scholarship the student is requested to submit the following application materials:

  1. ASHRAE Scholarship Application form (attached).

  2. College transcripts.

  3. Essay as described above.


Completed application materials must be submitted to:

  • University of Washington -
    Professor Emery, College of Engineering
    Seattle, WA 98115-0001
    Telephone: 206-543-5338


  • Bellingham Technical College –
    Dave Maricle
    Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
    3028 Lindbergh Ave
    Bellingham, WA 981255
    Telephone: 360-752-8413


  • Seattle University -
    Teodora Shuman
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Seattle, WA 98122-1090
    Telephone: 206-296-5535

Use this application form to apply for the ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter Scholarship. Type or print all entries in ink. Omissions or errors may decrease your opportunities for consideration. IMPORTANT: All students submitting this scholarship application must submit a copy of their transcript. The transcript may be an unofficial copy. This application will be considered incomplete if submitted without a transcript.

Your single application will be considered for either scholarship at the UW, BTC or SU depending on which school you designate here: ___________________________________.

NAME: Last____________First_____________Middle:____________

Social Security No.:______________Student No.:__________________

Student ASHRAE membership number: __________________________

Mailing Address:________________________________
Number and Street Apt # City and State ZIP Code
Phone: __________________________________________

Permanent Address:________________________________________
Number and Street Apt # City and State ZIP Code
Permanent Address Phone: __________________________

Please notify us of any change of address.

HIGH SCHOOL
_____________________________________ / _____________
Name and City / Graduation Date

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ATTENDED (Including Current):

___________________ / ______________ / ________________
Name and City / Dates Attended / Cum GPA


Degree/Credits ________________________________________

Awards, Honors, Scholastic Achievements, Etc.:
_____________ / _____________________________________
Year Award / Awarded by

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL:
Please describe other activities outside of school that are important to you.
List other colleges and awards received on additional piece of paper and attach.

NAME (print): __________________________ DATE:______________________________

CAREER INFORMATION:
ASHRAE is interested in your career goals. Please indicate your interests on the scales below. Circle 5 to indicate high interest and 1 to indicate little interest.

Air conditioning, heating & ventilation systems 1 2 3 4 5

Mechanical systems in buildings 1 2 3 4 5

Sustainable Design – Green Design 1 2 3 4 5

Plant engineering 1 2 3 4 5

Power plant engineering 1 2 3 4 5

Construction 1 2 3 4 5

Process plant design and/or construction 1 2 3 4 5

Other (specify) 1 2 3 4 5

ASHRAE is interested in why you selected engineering as your field of study and in what your potential career interests are after graduation. Please share your ideas and career goals with us. Please, attach an extra page.

Please describe some of the jobs you have had. Are you employed now, and by whom? Do you plan to work while attending school? Please attach an extra page for your description.

APPLICANT'S CERTIFICATION: I have checked this form for omissions and errors. To the best of my knowledge, the information is complete and correct. I understand that the inclusion by me of false information in this application will disqualify me for ASHRAE scholarships.

_________ / _____________________________________
Date / Signature of Applicant





Wednesday, September 2, 2009

DAYLIGHTING DESIGN

for Large Office Buildings and Multi-family Towers

A seminar for developers, architects, and engineers,
by

Christopher Meek, AIA Tom Marseille, P.E.
Daylighting Lab Director Principal
The Integrated Design Lab Stantec Engineers, Inc.

October 9, 2009
10:00 to 3:00, includes lunch

The Bertha Landes Room
Seattle City Hall, 600 5th Avenue, Seattle

Use of natural light for interior illumination has been integral to architecture since before the time of the Romans, but the field continues to evolve. Daylighting design challenges and stimulates us as it brings together the worlds of aesthetics, function, and energy efficiency, at the interface between nature and man-made environments.
This seminar examines daylighting from multiple angles, presenting basic design principles illustrated by examples from history and some of the most recent construction. Because daylighting is intrinsically interdisciplinary, information about new technologies and analytical tools are pulled from several branches of design. Tom Marseille will address the interface between daylighting and overall energy consumption for heating, cooling and lighting. Topics will include actuated interior and exterior shades, and daylighting controls.
Registration:

For registration and more information, visit
http://www.daylighting.eventbrite.com
www.daylighting.eventbrite.com.
The cost of the seminar is $30 including lunch.
~ Please Register Before October 5th. ~

Sponsored by the Integrated Design Lab, Seattle City Light, Stantec, and Better Bricks

Monday, August 31, 2009

Energy Efficiency Webinar

NEEC is co-sponsoring with other regional energy efficiency industry associations, a free webinar on the current status of the energy and climate legislation, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES). The California Energy Efficiency Industry Council is the prime sponsor. The webinar is Thursday, September 3rd from 11am to 12 noon PDT.

This webinar will provide background on the federal American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) of 2009, the Waxman-Markey comprehensive energy bill, known as "ACES". ACES includes a cap-and-trade global warming reduction plan designed to reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent by 2020. Other provisions include energy efficiency incentives, new renewable energy requirements for utilities, and grants for green jobs.

The webinar is targeted to the energy efficiency business community. You can register and participate for free by following this link;

www.efficiencycouncil.org/webinar.html

I hope you have the opportunity to participate.

Stan Price
Northwest Energy Efficiency Council

Friday, June 26, 2009

ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Public Review Draft Addenda Available

To members of SSPC 90.1 and interested parties:

These drafts are scheduled for a 30-day public review from June 19, 2009 to July 19, 2009:

Addendum av to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007
Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- This is the third public review of this addendum. This independent substantive change to the second public review draft proposes clarifications when controls are required to comply with lighting systems are retrofit.

Addendum az to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- This is the second public review of this addendum. This independent substantive change to the first public review draft proposes clarifications for functional testing requirements for lighting.

Addendum be to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- The proposed language provides for more vestibules in climate zone 3 for buildings less than 10,000 sq feet. This language has been revised to reflect addendum q to ASHRAE 90.1-2007.

Addendum bg to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- The proposed language provides requirements for water-to-water heat pumps.

Addendum bh to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- The proposed language provides requirements for multiple zone HVAC systems (that include simultaneous heating and cooling) to include controls that automatically raise the supply-air temperature when the spaces served are not at peak load conditions.

Addendum bj to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- The proposed language adds an exception within Appendix G that allows users to claim energy cost savings credit for the increased ventilation effectiveness of certain HVAC system designs.

Addendum bm to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- The intent of this addendum is to coordinate terminology for visible transmittance with NFRC 200.

Addendum bn to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- This proposed addendum limits poorly oriented fenestration. Compliance can be shown by having more south facing fenestration than west facing fenestration. For those buildings affected by this requirement, this reduces envelope loads, energy usage and thereby costs.

Addendum bp to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- This proposed change allows the use of control that provides automatic 50% auto on with the capability to manually activate the remaining 50% and has full auto-off.

Addendum bq to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- This proposed language changes the requirements for retail space lighting which will make use of more recent lamp technology that is readily available.


These drafts are scheduled for a 45-day public review from July 19, 2009 to August 3, 2009:

Addendum f to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- This is the third full public review of this addendum. It proposes requirements for high albedo roofs in climate zones 1 through 3.

Addendum am to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- This is the second public review of this addendum. This independent substantive change to the first public review draft allows additional options for air leakage testing for fenestration and door and proposes values for air leakage of different types of windows and doors.

Addendum bf to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- The proposed language provides performance requirements for air leakage of the opaque envelope.

Addendum bi to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- The proposed language provides updated requirements for pipe insulation.

Addendum bk to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- The proposed language distinguishes Subtype I and Subtype II motors. Addendum “aj” to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 first incorporated these changes into Standard 90.1. This proposed language has different minimum efficiency requirements as called out in EISA 2007, Section 313 and clarified in the Federal Register.

Addendum bl to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- The proposed language adds requirements for chillers with secondary coolants (glycol or brine). In additions, there are changes to footnote a to Table 6.8.1C in recognition of lower practical scope limits for positive displacement (both air- and water-cooled) and corrects for the lower limit introduced in Addendum M for centrifugal chillers.

Addendum bo to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- The following addendum is part of an ongoing effort to keep the requirements of Section 11 and Appendix G consistent with other addenda to the Standard. This addendum makes changes to Section 11 and G related to Addenda e, s, and u.

Addendum br to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- This proposed change adds an exterior zone 0 to cover very low light requirement areas.



For additional information or to download a copy of the public review drafts, please visit the ASHRAE website at www.ashrae.org/publicreviews
June 12, 2009





Washington State Adopts AIA’s 2030 Goals
How do you . . . bring a coalition together to enact AIA-generated law?
Summary: On Friday, May 8, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the Efficiency First Bill, S.B. 5854, which sets the goal of carbon neutrality for all new public and private new buildings and major restorations by 2031. The new state law is due in large part to the efforts of AIA members in Washington State. The bill was drafted by the AIA Washington Council, along with a coalition from the environmental community.
“Architect support of the bill was critical to its passage,” says AIA Washington Council Executive Director Stan Bowman. “Architects ensured that the bill was reasonable in its provisions and acceptable to the larger business community. The AIA Washington Council is pleased to be the first state to legislatively adopt the AIA’s 2030 goals for carbon neutrality in statute for all public and private buildings in Washington State.”
“The national AIA component extends its congratulations to the AIA Washington Council for bringing the 2030 goal for carbon reductions to the forefront of their governor’s sustainability agenda,” says AIA Executive Vice President/CEO Chris McEntee. “This effort on the part of AIA Washington is an impressive example of what AIA members can accomplish when they act in concert and in coalition with other organizations.”
Emphasizing her long-term commitment to environmental protection, on May 21, the governor additionally issued an executive order directing state actions to reduce climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions, increase transportation and fuel-conservation options for Washingtonians, and protect the state’s water supplies and vulnerable coastal areas.
Provisions of the lawThe law will gradually raise standards for new building construction, while improving energy efficiency in existing public buildings through insulation, better windows and improved heating and cooling systems.
Although specific emissions reduction percentages aren’t set, the bill requires the state energy code to be designed to accelerate construction of increasingly energy-efficient buildings that help achieve the broader goal of building zero fossil-fuel greenhouse gas emission homes and buildings by the year 2031. It also requires the state building code council to adopt state energy codes from 2013 through 2031 that incrementally move toward achieving a 70 percent reduction in annual net-energy consumption. As such, this legislation will make Washington a leader in environmental building methods. Washington is the first state to legislatively adopt the AIA 2030 goals into its building code.
To that end, the State Building Code Commission recently voted to adopt the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code by 2011, replacing the existing state energy code.
The measures also will require utilities to track and disclose energy use data in large commercial and public buildings they serve through the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. The requirements will be phased in to include buildings larger than 50,000 square feet starting January 1, 2011 and buildings larger than 10,000 square feet starting January 1, 2012.
The promise of jobs and economic growthAnother benefit of the bill, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal, is that the impact of this legislation could create many jobs for architects. The Journal quoted the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy that a 20 percent increase in buildings energy efficiency nationwide by 2020 could create 800,000 jobs.
“There’s a real opportunity here to do two critical things—save money and grow our economy,” said Sen. Derek Kilmer (D-Gig Harbor). “Energy efficiency is one of the few bright spots in these tough economic times. This bill will help lower utility bills for consumers across the state while putting people to work using skills they already have.”

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Caption:Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire signs the Efficiency First Bill into law surrounded by AIA members—including AIAWA Executive Director Stan Bowman and AIAWA Board members Timothy Buckley, AIA, and Marc Jenefsky, AIA—and members of coalition environmental groups.
See what the AIA COTE is up to.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

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Monday, June 1, 2009


Reminder of Dick Stern's memorial Service, Sunday June 7, 2009:

Richard M. STERN Dick Stern passed away peacefully at age 96 on May 2 at Home Sweet Home, the residence where he had lived the past year and a half. Expert engineer, avid salmon fisherman and gardener, Dick was born in Valley City, ND on March 21, 1913. He graduated from the Engineering School of the University of ND in 1935, followed by jobs in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Spokane. He came to Seattle in 1941 to work on wartime projects for the Austin Co. at the Sandpoint Naval Station. An innovative mechanical engineer, he designed residential and commercial heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, including many projects in Alaska, and worked enthusiastically into his early 90s. He served as Seattle chapter president of ASHRAE, the mechanical engineering society, and on national committees. Dick cherished a wide circle of friends, and traveled with his many fishing buddies to the fjords of B.C. and islands of Alaska in pursuit of the "big one". Dick's wife Belle May and son Edward predeceased him. He leaves daughter Cheryl (Robert), daughter-in-law Jennifer; grandchildren Deborah (David), Nomi, Daniel (partner Bill), Anna (Jeffrey); and great-granddaughters Eliana and Rebecca. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, June 7th, 3:00 pm. at Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1511 E. Pike St. Remembrances may be made to the Jewish Family Service, Seattle, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, (splcenter.org).
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Inland Empire Chapter presents Technical Session at the Region XI 2009 CRC:

As part of the Region XI 2009 CRC, the Inland Empire Chapter is presenting a Technical Session on the topic of Healthcare Facilities Design. It is the goal of our Technical Session to be instructive and educational as well as informative and entertaining. Our program includes one hour of soft skills training presented by Dale Carnegie Training, two one-hour technical presentations on health and ventilation by our guest lecturers, a lighter talk on the history of health and ventilation during our luncheon, and a panel discussion about ASHRAE’s Healthcare Facilities Design Professional Certification Program. Certificates of completion for professional development hours will be provided. There will be product displays by our vendor sponsors during the event. Included in our Technical Session will be a continental breakfast, snacks and beverages during our breaks, and a luncheon featuring the Davenport’s Northwest Buffet with baked salmon and grilled tri-tip steak. Registration is available on-line on our web-site.

ASHRAE REGION XI SPRING 2009 CRC
Chapter Regional Conference
Davenport Hotel
May 7-9, 2009
Spokane, Washington
Hosted by Inland Empire Chapter
http://www.ie-ashrae.org/2009CRC

HEALTHCARE FACILITES DESIGN TECHNICAL SESSION SCHEDULE
Thursday, May 7th, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Registration Fee: $150.00

7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Vendor Displays
Aircuity – Indoor Environmental Quality
American Air Filter – Better Air is Our Business
Johnson Controls Inc. – JCI Hospital Controls
PacifiCAD – Autodesk Building Information Modeling
Vemco – Phoenix Lab Fume Hood Airflow Controls
Washington Air Reps – Huntair Fan Wall

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
JILL PITTMANN – Dale Carnegie Training
Dale Carnegie Training works with organizations and their people to develop skills that increase individual potential and improve bottom-line results. During this program you will discover:
The Cycle of Performance Improvement
Tools to communicate more effectively
Techniques to improve your memory
How to Win Friends and Influence People

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Break with beverages and snacks

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
JAN SUNDELL, M.Sc.Eng, Dr.Med.Sc.
Technical University of Denmark
Jan Sundell is an environmental scientist, from Sweden, with a unique background in both engineering (M.Sc.Eng) and medicine (Dr.Med.Sc.). Before going into science he was responsible for building codes, and occupational health legislation in Sweden and the Nordic countries. Within ASHRAE he is a member of SSPC 62.1, the Environmental Health Committee, and is the chair of EHC Subcommittee for Research. He is an excellent provocative lecturer, with outstanding knowledge on the need of ventilation, and the importance of indoor air factors for health.

Dr. Sundell’s technical session presentation will provide an overview of the state of the art regarding the importance of ventilation and indoor air quality for health.

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Break with beverages and snacks

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
PAUL NINOMURA, PE, HFDP
Paul Ninomura is a Mechanical Engineer with the U.S. Indian Health Service in Seattle, WA. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Washington. He is an ASHRAE Health Facility Design Professional (HFDP) and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is currently serving as the Chairman for SSPC 170: ASHRAE Standard for Ventilation of Health Care Facilities.

Mr. Nimomura’s technical session presentation will provide a history of ASHRAE Standard 170, Ventilation for Healthcare Facilities, with a general overview of the Standard, highlights of a few aspects of the Standard, the current committee structure and the continuing maintenance of the Standard. The presentation will include a brief discussion of the development of the 2010 edition of the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities and the potential integration of Standard 170 with the FGI Guidelines.

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Included with Technical Session
EMPLOYER RECOGNITION LUNCHEON
During the luncheon, Dr. Sundell will present a historical discussion on ventilation and health.

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
HFDP PANEL DISCUSSION
A discussion of the ASHRAE’s Healthcare Facilities Design Professional Certification Program including a review of the course content outline, sample questions, eligibility requirements, application and testing procedures.

On-Line registration for the Region XI 2009 CRC is now available. Please visit our web-site at http://www.ie-ashrae.org/2009CRC for registration forms and more information about the 2009 CRC.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Young Engineering Professionals of Puget Sound are
providing a Networking Social next month.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Registration Open for 2009 CRC in Spokane

Members of Puget Sound ASHRAE have a rare opportunity this year--Our region's (Region XI) Chapters Regional Conference (CRC) will be held in Spokane, WA. The CRC is being hosted by the Inland Empire Chapter and our close proximity to the event makes it a lot easier for Puget Sound Chapter members to attend.
Why should you be interested in attending this event? Well, first the CRC give members a unique opportunity to meet with ASHRAE members across our region, which spans through much of the Northern regions of North America:



Attendees get to meet great people who are doing the same things in different parts of the US and Canada and to share fresh perspectives with each other. Attendees also get to meet and talk with the regional officers who direct the day-to-day business and chart the strategic goals for the region. And, for many attendees, the CRC is an unmatched opportunity to learn more about ASHRAE and how it works.

But that's not all. The CRC also provides a technical seminar program providing educational opportunities for attendees, factory tours, excursions, etc.

You can learn more about this year's CRC, which is held May 7th - May 9th at the Region XI CRC Website, or register for the conference at the registration page. Note that you can save money on your registration by mailing in your forms before March 15th!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Chapter Committee Contacts

ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter - COMMITTEES

Advocacy
Chair: Leslie Jonsson
Phone: 425.672.1071

Auditing

Chair: Rand Conger
Phone: 206.321.1416

Chapter Programs

Chair: Alan Burt
Vice Chair: Melinda Nelson
Phone: 206.839.0819

Chapter Technology Transfer

Chair: Alan Burt
Phone: 206.839.0819

CRC Action/PAOE
Chair: Jason Hall
phone:206.304.1509

Field Day

Chair: Tom Easton

Historical

Chair: Luna Michael
Phone:

Membership Promotion

Chair: Gary Robertson
Phone:425.774.1441

Industry Directory and Roster
Chair: Alan Burt
Phone: 206.839.0819

Membership Database
Chair: Alan Burt
Phone: 206.839.0819

Nominating/Honors and Awards Committee
Chair: Jim Sinclair
Phone: 206.767.2600

Committee Members:

Brian Wolford

PAOE
Chair: Tiffany Rourke
Phone: 425.586.1211

Publicity

Chair: Alan Burt
Phone: 206.304.1509

Punch List (Newsletter)

Editor: Kathi Schoemake
Phone: 206.448.3376

Reception and Arrangements

Editor: Kathi Schoemake
Phone: 206.448.3376 

Refrigeration

Chair: Vacant
Phone:

Research Promotion

Chair: Brian Wolford
Phone: 206.779.1473

Student Activities

Chair: Matthew Longsine
Phone: 206.225.7128

Student Branch Faculty Advisors

University of Washington: Ashley Emery
Bellingham Technical College: Ken Olesen

Sustainability

Chair: Tam├ís Bencsik
Phone: 206.859.5384

Technical, Energy and Government Activities (TEGA)

Chair: Ron Fues
Vice Chair: 
Phone: 206.832.8486

Young Engineers of ASHRAE (YEA)
Chair: Matt Roe
Phone: 206.839.0819

Web Page

Chair: Alan Burt
Phone: 206.839.0819

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Job Posting Information

To post items to this page please send an email to Scott Sherman. Opportunities must be for HVAC related positions in the Puget Sound Area. All listing must state the company that the potential job is with. Please limit ads to 250 words or less.