Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ASHRAE WebCast - "Right From The Start"

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
1-4 p.m. EDT

Hear from leading commissioning experts about how commissioning supports a smoother construction process, maximizes energy and cost reductions, and provides a facility that operates as intended. This program will define the “what, why, when, and who” of the commissioning process and provide you with tools to commission your high performing building.

This free webcast is sponsored by the ASHRAE Chapter Technology Transfer Committee with support from ASHRAE’s High Performing Buildings Magazine, and has been approved by AIA and the USGBC.

How to Participate
  • You may host a webcast site for your colleagues.
  • You may register to view with others at a site near you.
  • You may register to view the Webcast on your PC.

How to Earn Credits for Continuing Education, License Renewal or Certification

Three (3) Professional Development Hours or three (3) AIA Learning Units may be awarded to viewers who complete the “Participant Reaction Form” online by April 30, 2010. Visit for complete details.
About the Presenters
  • Richard Casault
  • H. Jay Enck
  • Ronald Wilkinson

Visit for complete details.


Online registration begins now at There is no fee for registration. If you have questions, call 678-539-1200 or email

To learn about ASHRAE membership, visit

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Region XI - News Letter "The Moose"

As you know (or Should Know!) our chapter is a member of ASHRAE Region XI. For an update on what is happening at the Region XI level please go to "The Moose" for the current issue of their newsletter and catch up on the latest news!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

April Chapter Meeting with AIA

Impact of Green Building Code Changes on the Building Envelope

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Rock Bottom Brewery
Unico Room
1333 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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

This presentation will examine how energy codes affect building professionals in the design and construction of new buildings and the redesign and renovation of existing buildings. With a focus on Washington State and Seattle building codes, we will explore the challenges with current building envelope practices, and strategies to meet the new energy code requirements.

At this meeting, you will learn to:

  1. Calculate the overall R-value of a wall assembly with thermal bridging through the building structural frame using tables in the energy code.

  2. Quantify the effect of a continuous air-barrier on energy use for heating and cooling and on meeting energy code requirements.

  3. Explain why the design of the building envelope should be the first priority in designing low-energy buildings based on recommendations from research and professional associations.

  4. Describe the purpose of elimination parametric energy-modeling used in pre-design to give the design team the data to set and prioritize low-energy design strategies.


Medgar Marceau, PE, ASHRAE, CSI, LEED AP
Morrison Hershfield

Medgar Marceau is a licensed professional engineer and building science consultant at Morrison Hershfield. For over ten years he has been providing consulting services in the areas of environmental life cycle assessment, energy modeling, building science, and sustainability. His experience includes conducting life cycle inventories and assessments of buildings and building materials, modeling whole-building energy use, evaluating building envelopes for resistance to heat and moisture flow, and modeling heat flow through mass concrete. He received his bachelor's degree of science in engineering from the University of New Brunswick and master's degrees in applied science from Concordia University and applied mathematics from DePaul University. He is a member of ASHRAE, CSI, USGBC, and is a LEED™ Accredited Professional and Life Cycle Assessment Certified Professional (American Center for LCA).

Mr. Marceau has authored and co-authored dozens of papers and contract reports in the fields life cycle assessment, residential and commercial energy use, and sustainability.

Stephane Hoffman, M. Eng., M. Arch.
Morrison Hershfield

Stephane Hoffman is employed in the Seattle Office of Morrison Hershfield as an engineer specializing in building envelope design, rehabilitation and restoration. His background includes a mix of structural engineering, building science and architecture. Stéphane specializes in the assessment, design and construction of building envelope systems with respect to water penetration, air leakage, vapor diffusion and thermal efficiency. His work experience has included a wide range of assemblies from low-rise wood frame residential construction to high-rise commercial developments. Stéphane has a Master of Engineering in Building Rehabilitation from McGill University and a Master of Architecture in Historic Restoration from the Université de Montréal. He is a licensed engineer in British Columbia as well as other Canadian provinces.

Event Co-Presented By:

Please Make your reservation by Friday, April 9

Cost: ASHRAE/AIA Members $35; Guests $40; Students $15

To make your reservation go to the Acteva event web site:
If you have questions regarding registration, contact Jacquie Cuttitte at or 206-262-1010.
For directions to Rock Bottom Brewery:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Low Impact Mechanical Systems - Presentation Slides

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Tim McGinn Discusses
Low Impact Mechanical Systems

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Tim McGinn presented a well attended and well received program on Low Impact Mechanical Sytstems at our March membership meeting. Many of you have requested a copy of his presentation. I am happy to report that it is now available. Just clip on the link below to access the pdf file.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

2010 Annual ASHRAE Golf Field Day

2010 Annual ASHRAE Golf Field Day
Benefiting ASHRAE Research

Friday, June 4, 2010

Harbour Pointe Golf Club
11817 Harbour Point Boulevard
Mukilteo, WA 98275

Please join us for the 2010 ASHRAE Golf field day! There will be contests, trophies, gift certificates, door prizes, dinner, and fun! The tournament will also benefit ASHRAE research to advance the needs of the HVAC&R industry by supporting professional development and research programs and provide engineering students with scholarship opportunities.

12:00pm – 12:45pm Check-in
1:00pm Golf tournament shotgun start
6:00pm Dinner and awards banquet

Golf Tournament & Dinner $130.00
Dinner Only $ 30.00

Sponsor a Hole!
Companies interested in sponsoring a hole (sign up sheet) please contact Tom Easton at (425) 251-9680, or e-mail Richelle Krzyzanowski at This is a great advertising opportunity for your company!

Entry forms and payment are due by May 17, 2010. Please make checks payable to
“Puget Sound Chapter ASHRAE” and mail to:
Tom Easton C/O ATS Automation
450 Shattuck Avenue S
Renton, WA 98057