Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Great Pasado Adventure!

Thank you to all of our volunteers and Pasado’s Safe Haven for a very successful ASHRAE volunteer outing! A special thanks to our sponsors too - InControl, Johansen Mechanical, Inc. and Air Commodities, Inc.

Meeting new friends

- Time for some lunch -

--- Who we did it for ---

- The Large -

- The small -

-The in between-

Now it's siesta time!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

2011 Annual ASHRAE Golf Field Day
Benefiting ASHRAE Research

Friday, June 3, 2011

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

Please join us for the 2011 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.

11:00am – 11:45am Check-in
12:00pm Golf tournament shotgun start

(*NOTE* this is an hour earlier than past years)
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 20, 2011. 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

Click on the image below to get an "official" entry form for your foursome!

Monday, March 21, 2011

ASHRAE's HVAC Design Essentials

For 'real-world HVAC Design skills you can use today' click on the image below:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Presentation Material

Below are the power point slides from Drury Crawley's presentations at

....our February 16th membership meeting

....and the subsequent TEGA meeting held on Thursday the 17th.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

City of Seattle - Open House

Join our Open House to obtain free tools to help your building save on energy costs. Click on the image below to find out more information:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

BetterBricks/ASHRAE Present:

Performance Modeling: Designing for energy efficiency.

To find out more information and register for this series, click on the image below:

Monday, March 7, 2011

March Membership Activity

This month is Puget Sound ASHRAE’s volunteer outing. We’ve chosen to help out Pasado’s Safe Haven. Pasado’s Safe Haven is one of the premier animal rescue organizations in the United States, dedicated to 24-hour rescue and rehabilitation of dogs, cats and farm animals. Located on 85 pastoral and wooded acres, the sanctuary is home to hundreds of dogs, cats, cows, chickens, ducks, goats, turkeys, pigs, and donkeys. Most arrived from abuse or neglect and now live out their lives in peace. To learn more about Pasado’s Save Haven, please see the link below.

Volunteer jobs we will work on:
  • Duct work for the people barn.
  • Kitty city fencing repair.
  • Cement pad laid in cow pasture.

Sometimes the group works together and other times we split up the group according to people’s skills. This also depends on how many people we have join us.

What to wear:

  • Be prepared for rain at all times, of course!
  • Wear boots or solid shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty!
  • Bring work gloves if you have them.

What to bring: If you want to feed the farm animals, they love corn and lettuce! (Large bags of frozen corn works best!) The dogs and cats cannot be given treats as they are on specific diets.

Where: The farm is located near Monroe, WA. When you RSVP I can send directions and work out car pooling options.

When: Saturday, March 19th. You should arrive at 10:00 am and plan on finishing by 4:00 pm.

A vegetarian lunch will be provided by a sponsor. Pasado’s is a “meat free” zone – Bessie and Daisy, the rescued dairy and beef cows would be upset!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 16th to:

Brian Wolford
President-Elect/Programs Chair
Ph (206) 767-2600

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

ASHRAE - 2010 Energy Standard User Manual

User’s Manual Provides Guidance on 2010 Energy Standard

ATLANTA – Detailed guidance on how to apply the latest ASHRAE/IES standard for the design of energy-efficient buildings is provided in a newly published user’s manual.

The User’s Manual to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, was published this week. The standard, which provides minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design of buildings except low-rise residential buildings, contains 109 addenda approved since the 2007 standard was published.

“The new User’s Manual is a very useful resource because it helps guide practitioners in by explaining the intent of provisions in the standard and how they apply to buildings through not only written word but also illustrations and example problems,” Steve Skalko, chair of the Standard 90.1 committee, said. “The latest edition of the manual is especially valuable because it specifically identifies what changes have taken place since the 2007 edition and through use of calculations and examples tells how the new provisions apply.”

Specific examples of how the User’s Manual assists users in regard to the 2010 standard include:

  • Application of new requirements in the standard regarding data centers.
  • Application of new requirements for building envelopes including vestibules, continuous air barriers, skylights, daylighting controls and the use of dynamic glazing.
  • Explanation of new lighting power density requirements and application of revised lighting controls. In the standard, maximum allowed interior lighting power densities were lowered for most space types, additional occupant sensing controls and mandatory daylighting requirements are added for specific spaces and a new five-zone exterior lighting power density table has been added.
  • Explanation of how to apply new HVAC requirements, including higher equipment efficiencies, energy recovery provisions in more applications, economizers required in more climates and smaller system sizes and more energy-conserving controls.
  • Changes to modeling requirements (e.g. for U.S. Green Building Council LEED® certification) that were clarified and expanded.

Since being developed in response to the energy crisis in the 1970s, Standard 90.1 has become the basis for building codes, and the standard for building design and construction throughout the United States.

The cost of the 90.1-2010 User’s Manual is $99 ($84, members). To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide) or visit

USGBC Transformational Lecture

On Tuesday, March 8, 5:30-7pm, we'll host Arthur C. Nelson for a Transformational Lecture in Seattle. Dr. Nelson is a Presidential Professor of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah and has over thirty years of experience in growth management, urban containment, public facility finance, economic development and metropolitan development patterns. He'll share a ten-year forecast of the housing market and how dramatic market shifts will impact the building industry.

Learn more about the lecture and register here:

Our Transformational Lecture Series is designed to keep building professionals informed about the leading edge of green building thought and practice. The lectures inspire our audiences to reach for ambitious levels of performance in all projects. At the same time, these lectures are practical, focused on actionable ideas and techniques. And just in case you need another reason to join us, our lectures quality for LEED Continuing Education hours. Learn more:

I hope to see you!

Best regards,

Joel SisolakLEED AP
Advocacy & Outreach Director

410 Occidental Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104
t: 206.223.2028 f: 206.260.2450

President's Message - March 2011

I write this message as we conclude the 60th observance of National Engineers Week. This year, ASHRAE served as lead society for this event that celebrates the contributions engineers make to our society and encourages engineering as a career path among young students.

To ensure the successful future of our industry, students must find careers in science, technology, engineering and math fun and exciting. While traveling to the Region XI CRC last May, I read an article in United Airline’s Hemispheres magazine featuring Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway people mover, voicing his concern over lack of interest in science education and the potential ill effects this may have on our nation. It’s a brief article about a competition he’s created titled FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) viewable online at

Puget Sound Chapter supports similar initiatives, including the Future City competition ( and the ACE mentoring program ( We have an active Student Activities committee dedicated to ASHRAE’s mission of supporting college students on career paths related to HVAC&R and to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to K-12 students. To learn more about ASHRAE K-12 programs, visit the StudentZone on Society’s website:

This year Puget Sound Chapter will award over five thousand dollars in scholarship funding to ASHRAE Student Members enrolled at local universities. Each year the Student Activities committee hosts an ASHRAE booth at the Engineering Fair held at the Museum of Flight during National Engineers Week. Under the leadership of Brad Lentz the committee has engaged in a number of K-12 engagements.

To ensure ASHRAE’s success and a sustainable future of our built environment, it is important students find careers in science, technology, engineering and math fun and exciting. Puget Sound Chapter’s Student Activities committee is playing a role in fulfilling this mission. If you’re interested in supporting these efforts please contact Brad Lentz, Student Activities Committee Chair at

David Landers, P.E.
Chapter President 2010-2011