Wednesday, January 19, 2011

TEGA UPDATE - Kathi Shoemake

Puget Sound ASHRAE

After two months of no TEGA meetings, TEGA meetings for 2011 will start up again in February. The next meeting will be held on February 17th, the day after the chapter meeting. We convinced our February chapter meeting presenter, Drury Crawley to hang around for an extra day and provide our TEGA members a “meat and potatoes” energy modeling presentation.

Mr. Crawley leads the development of software for building performance and sustainability at Bentley Systems. He had also managed the Department of Energy’s building energy software tools development activities, which includes the development of EnergyPlus. With more than 30 years of experience in buildings energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability, he has worked in government research and standards development organizations, as well as building software, design and consulting companies. A registered architect, he also has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering on the topic of building simulation as a policy tool from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

45 minutes to an hour is definitely not a lot of time to cover energy modeling from the basics so I encourage you to bring questions regarding energy modeling and the EnergyPlus program specifically. Please note that we will be starting 15 minutes earlier than usual to ensure our presenter gets to the airport in time for his flight home.

A Cajun po’boy lunch from Where Ya At Matt? will be provided by our gracious sponsors at Columbia Hydronics.

Please RSVP to me so we can get a delicious sandwich (and beignets!) for everyone. The details are below:

When: 11:45AM, Thursday February 17th
Where: Room 4050, Seattle Municipal Tower

Also in TEGA news

Puget Sound Chapter Technology Awards
It is time to start filling in applications for the ASHRAE Technology Awards! If you have been involved in or know of a recent project that has been occupied for at least a year, get it recognized! The ASHRAE Technology Awards starts at the Chapter level. Locally awarded recipients may go on to the Regional and Society Award competitions to be recognized as leaders in sustainable and cutting-edge building design. The application is relatively simple and the deadline of March 4th will be approaching fast. If you have any suggestions of building projects to encourage to apply, please forward me enough contact information for our TEGA committee to encourage the application.

Utility Energy Efficiency Programs and Incentives
It’s a little bit short notice, but this Thursday, the Electric League of the Pacific Northwest’s Monthly luncheon will cover the topic of Energy Efficiency Programs offered this year by local utilities. The dead line to sign up is today!! The meeting is Thursday!! Details may be found here:

Have a great 2011 year!

Kathi Shoemake, LEED® AP, BD+C
TEGA Committee Chair

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