Tuesday, December 29, 2009

January Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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)

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.

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:

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