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Western Michigan ASHRAE February, 2007 Location: The Pinnacle Center 3330 Highland Drive Hudsonville, MI 49426 2006-2007 CHAPTER OFFICERS (616) 662-3330 PRESIDENT Date: Chris Bonzheim (269) 373-5555 Monday, February 19 email@example.com 6:00 Social 6:30 Dinner PRESIDENT ELECT Scott Morgenstern 7:00 Program (269) 381-6170 firstname.lastname@example.org INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT Topic: “Mastering of Variable Flow James Rogers (616)696-2722 Distribution” -Victaulic email@example.com (Description on next page) TREASURER Steve Hoffman $25.00 - Members/Guest with Advance RSVP (616) 365-3210 SHoffman@CochraneSupply.com $15.00 - Students & Retirees *Dinner at the door without advanced RSVP ADD $5.00 NO SHOWS CAN BE INVOICED FOR DINNER SECRETARY Brian Holton (616) 243-7222 firstname.lastname@example.org Lunch Meeting at the BOARD OF GOVENORS Paul McWatters (616) 364-5470 Beacon Club Bill Barrett (616) 224-7030 Tom Bauer (269) 388-7313 Dave Shugars (616) 656-0821 in Kalamazoo will be on COMMITTEE CHAIRS Monday, February 19th at 12:00 p.m. Newsletter: Beth Carney Programs: Scott Morgenstern Membership: Glen Johnson *RSVP to Chris Fairful is required Student Activities: Mark Staufer Resource Promotion: Steve Hoffmann Historian: Bob Gengelbach Refrigeration: Open TEGA: Scott Morgenstern There will not be a February meeting in Traverse City. Awards: Paul McWatters Chapter Seminar: Scott Morgenstern The March WM ASHRAE Newsletter will have information on CRC Chair: Dave Shugars Traverse City’s March speaker. PLEASE RSVP YOUR RESERVATIONS FOR GRAND RAPIDS TO MS. CHRIS FAIRFUL BY 12:00 PM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2007 PHONE: 269.381.6170 E-MAIL: CFAIRFUL@BYCE.COM F E B R U A R Y , 2 0 0 7 Page 2 February, 2007 Presentation With the ever increasing costs of energy today, providing a balanced hydronic system that provides accurate design flow at the lowest energy costs is a goal we all strive to achieve. Victaulic in conjunction with Tour and Andersson, the recognized worldwide leader in hydronic balancing innovation and technology, are working together to support our engineers in this goal. In our efforts to support the mechanical engineers and the various system requirements speci- fied today, we have found that the engineering community fluctuates between several basic design concepts. Some of the concepts having the greatest impact on energy consumption are: variable speed vs constant speed pumps, manual balancing vs automatic balancing, maintaining good au- thority of control valves, the impact of high dH products vs benefits received, and major equipment sizing for design load vs real system load. The presentation will be given by Rodney McWhirteryoung, Central US Divisional Tour and Andersson Product Man- ager. Rodney has worked for Victaulic since 1997. The first 9 years as a territory manager covering Illinois and portions of Iowa in the HVAC, industrial, municipal, and food & beverage markets. During this time, he developed a interest in Tour and Andersson balancing valves and began making presentations across the US and Mexico on the benefits of TA hydronic balancing. In early 2006, Rodney was promoted to Central US Divisional TA Product Manager and trained with Bjarne Andreason from TA, who is one of two global instructors who specialize in hydronic balancing. Rodney’s focus is TA system balancing, specifically working with the engineering, contractor and owner communities to maximize hydronic system efficiency, reduce energy consumption, minimize total installed costs, and eliminate indoor comfort issues. During the presentation we will cover: Balancing basics in heating and cooling systems System benefits of using manual or automatic balancing valves Reducing energy consumption to the absolute minimum and still achieve optimal system performance System decomposition and how it will affect early system design Minimizing construction delays due to balancing issues Regards, Rodney G. McWhirteryoung Tour & Andersson Product Manager Central Divison email@example.com F E B R U A R Y , 2 0 0 7 Page 3 January 75th Anniversary Recap (From 2006-2007 WM ASHRAE President, Chris Bonzheim) By far, the best part of the January 75th Anniversary event was the gathering of old friends, the making of many new ones and the sincere appreciation for the many past Presidents that have given so freely of their time and talent in years past. Our 75th Anniversary Celebration was a great success, based on the many com- ments I have received from members. Sixty were in attendance with a terrific turn- out of spouses, sons and daughters. The evening began with a social reception, hors D’oeuvres, photos (view them all at www.ashraewestmi.org), a president’s commemorative gift and game cards, followed by an executive gourmet meal and the introduction of all 15 past presidents in attendance for our web cast viewers. Our evening concluded with a “card match”, card purchase” game for many nice prizes to be given away. Some of the prize highlights included, a 14” Flat Screen TV won by Bob Genglebach, Byce Consulting Engineers, a DVD player won by Rod Cook, Process Engineering & Equipment Co. and a Wireless Router won by Sid Holwerda, Allied Mechanical Services. We also gave away a programmable ther- mostat donated by Cochrane Supply, Jump Drives an MP3 Player, a Wireless Mouse, and many ASHRAE logo items. As part or our game, the sale of additional cards, raised $90 for our chapter and will be used to defer some of the evenings ex- penses…thank you. The following is typical of many of the notes I have received…. Hi Scott. Please pass on this note of appreciation to Chris and others on the ASHRAE board for a very enjoyable evening last night. You did it first class! I was honored to attend and enjoyed the kind words spoken. …I have always been supportive of furthering education thru the attendance at meetings such as you hold each month, con- ferences, etc. Throughout my career I have benefited both professionally and personally thru ASHRAE. The professional and social contacts that I have made are significant. I hope to attend in the future if a change in schedule will allow. Please keep me on the list. Thanks again. Bob Langerak, For- est Hills Public Schools. Bob Langerak, President 1990-91. F E B R U A R Y , 2 0 0 7 Page 4 Western Michigan ASHRAE News Member Highlights Would your company like to become a meeting sponsor for only $100? Contact James Rogers, K.L. McCoy & Associates 616-696-2722, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. What a great way to get your company name out in front of the engineering community while supporting ASHRAE…sounds like a win-win to me. As part of our January meeting we received $100 meeting sponsorship dollars from each of these gen- erous organizations; In alphabetical order they are, Armstrong International, B&V Mechanical, Byce Consulting Engineers, Cochrane Supply, ControlNET, L.L.C., R.L. Deppmann Company, EMGS- Environmental & Medical Gas Services, Howley Agency Sales, K.L. McCoy & Associates, Trane West Michigan, Quality Air Service and Watson McDaniel/V.E. Sales Company, Inc.. Your contributions will not only help the Western Michigan Chapter, $600 will be donated to ASHRAE research Contact: Beth Carney, Progressive AE with submissions for this column. email@example.com or 616-361-2664 Student Member Highlights No Updates from the Student Chapter of ASHRAE at Ferris State University. Companies Supporting WM ASHRAE Does your company support the Western Michigan Chapter of ASHRAE? Get free advertising as a thank-you and be featured in the WM ASHRAE Newsletter! Contact Beth Carney at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your month and write-up! F E B R U A R Y , 2 0 0 7 Page 5 OPEN POSITIONS Contact Beth Carney, Progressive AE with available positions. Internships as well. email@example.com, 616-361-2664 ControlNET, L.L.C., an area building automation and systems integration contractor, specializing in Tridium solutions, is growing and so is our team of programmers, technicians and installation special- ists. Our employees enjoy working in an environment that offers great advancement opportunities, training, benefits, 401K and more. If you enjoy being challenged by innovative control solutions in an environment that encourages creativity and high energy we welcome you to join us. We value team- work, integrity, customer responsiveness and anyone who shares our commitment to excellence. We have immediate openings in our Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo locations. Please send your re- sume to: HR Dept., PO Box 2587, Kalamazoo, MI 49003, or Fax to: 269-978-4110. All inquires strictly confidential. F E B R U A R Y , 2 0 0 7 Page 6 Business Card Advertising Advertise your business to Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, and Lansing, for only $100 per year! Contact Chris Bonzheim at (269) 373-5555 firstname.lastname@example.org MACAIRE, INC. 400 Ann NW; Grand Rapids MI 49504 616-364-5470; 800-526-7081 SERESCO dehumidifiers KINETICS noise/vibration control EVAPCO cooling towers/coolers CLIMATE MASTER heat pumps VIBRON silencers/enclosures VAPAC humidifiers MEE-FOG humidification ROCKWELL VFDs F E B R U A R Y , 2 0 0 7 Page 7 Business Card Advertising Advertise your business to Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, and Lansing, for only $100 per year! Contact Chris Bonzheim at (269) 373-5555 email@example.com F E B R U A R Y , 2 0 0 7 Page 8 ASHRAE National News ASHRAE, REHVA Partner to Encourage Sustainability ATLANTA - ASHRAE and the Federation of European Heating and Air-Conditioning Associa- tions (REHVA) have formalized a longtime relationship through signing of a new memorandum of understanding. The memorandum, signed today at ASHRAE’s 2007 Winter Meeting, calls for increased cooperation between the two associations. “The challenges of the insecure energy situation and the public’s request for better and more secure buildings are huge,” Olli Seppänen, president of REHVA, said. “ASHRAE and REHVA must work together to find the best sustainable technology for superior indoor environment for buildings. Coordination and cooperation is needed so that duplication of efforts is avoided and that the limited resources are used most efficiently.” Europe is committed to a strong energy policy, Seppänen noted. The goal for energy saving is set at 20 percent by the year 2020 in Europe. Steps toward this goal include an energy efficiency and energy services directive from April 2006 that sets the goal for energy savings in the member states at 1 percent per year during the next nine years, and requests national energy efficiency plans in June 2007. The European commission also prepares a directive for minimum energy perform- ance standards for 14 priority energy products in 2007. ASHRAE is pursuing a similar goal, with hopes of achieving net-zero energy use by the year 2020. “This agreement strengthens the long-time relationship between ASHRAE and REHVA,” Terry Townsend, president of ASHRAE, said. “We must continue to work together to gain techni- cal knowledge and to share it. The engineers who belong to ASHRAE and REHVA are searching for new technology and guidance to develop safe, comfortable, healthy energy-efficient buildings. This agreement encourages our organizations to work together to ensure more sustainable envi- ronments all around the world.” REHVA represents 30 national engineering associations in Europe representing more than 100,000 experts in the area of heating, air-conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration. It is based in Brussels, Belgium. ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 55,000 persons from 130 coun- tries. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigera- tion to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, pub- lishing and continuing education. F E B R U A R Y , 2 0 0 7 Page 9 Indoor Environmental Design Focus of ASHRAE Satellite Broadcast ATLANTA - Specific solutions to the everyday challenges of achieving indoor environmental quality within real-world budget constraints will be presented by ASHRAE in an upcoming satellite broadcast/Webcast. Indoor Environmental Design: Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems, sponsored by ASHRAE’s Chapter Technology Transfer Committee, will take place from 1-4 p.m. EDT, April 18. “This program will benefit designers, building owners, architects, contractors and facility managers who are faced with the daily engineering challenge of specifying systems that maximize IAQ, thermal comfort and noise control,” said Bill Williams, chair of the broadcast committee. “Viewers will be given guidance on how to provide ventilation air that helps protect buildings in- stead of increasing mold risk, how to avoid the three most common mistakes in ventilation system design and operation, and how to provide comprehensive filtration without breaking their budget.” Bill Coad, P.E., president of Coad Engineering Enterprises, St. Louis, Mo., and past ASH- RAE president, will present an overview perspective on indoor environmental quality and intro- duce the following panel of experts: Hoy Bohanon Jr., P.E., owner and consultant, Bohanon Engineering Winston-Salem, N.C., “Ventilation System Design: Avoiding Three Common Mistakes.” Lew Harriman, director of research, Mason-Grant, Portsmouth, N.H., “Ventilation Air: First, Do No Harm.” Dan Int-Hout, chief engineer, Krueger-HVAC, Richardson, Texas, “Noise, IAQ and Ther- mal Comfort – Can You Have It All?” Chris Muller, technical director, Purafil, Doraville, Ga., “Behind the Access Door – Ad- vances in Affordable Filtration for IAQ.” Online registration opens March 1 for satellite broadcast site coordinators and Webcast par- ticipants at www.ashrae.org/IEDbroadcast. Registration for satellite downlink viewers begins March 15. There is no fee for registration. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678-539-1139. ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 49,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve hu- manity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and con- tinuing education. SHRAE Technology Awards Highlight Outstanding Building Projects ATLANTA – A range of innovative technologies, including natural ventilation, use of grey water and incorporation of phase change materials, are highlighted in the winning ASHRAE Technology Award projects. The awards recognize members' exceptional achievements that incorporate elements of in- novative building design in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor air quality (IAQ) and energy conservation. Winners have applied ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and IAQ. The awards were presented at ASHRAE’s 2007 Winter Meeting being held this week in Dal- las. (continued) F E B R U A R Y , 2 0 0 7 Page 10 ASHRAE Technology Awards Highlight Outstanding Building Projects (continued) Matt Younger, P.E., principal of Stantec Consulting, Seattle, Wash., received first place in the new health care facilities category for his design for the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, Retsil, Wash. The fully naturally ventilated building features large, independently operated windows that aid with a passive cooling system. The system’s design is predicted to save 45 percent over Stan- dard 90.1 requirements, even without taking into account the deletion of comfort cooling require- ments because the building is naturally ventilated. Younger used intensive thermal modeling as a critical design tool on this project. Through testing of different design parameters, a whole-building integrated design solution was developed. Receiving first place in the new industrial facilities or processes category are Pierre Roussel, P.E., vice president of the mechanical division, and Jacques Lagace, P.E., vice president of innova- tion and major projects, at Bouthillette Parizeau & Associates for their design of the thermal plant at the Pierre-Elliot Trudeau Airport in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. One of the challenges they faced was the proximity of the air traffic control tower and the possibility of the smoke plume from boiler combustion gases interfering with traffic control activi- ties. The team designed a system to avoid this scenario, incorporating measures such as running the boilers’ flue gases through a direct contact economizer to cool them using grey water. This also allows the system to reclaim the heat and creates efficiency of up to 99 percent. Daniel Pare, project manager for IBM in Bromont, Quebec, Canada, received first place in the existing industrial facilities or processes category for his design for an IBM semiconductor packaging facility in his hometown. His use of a thermal energy system with phase change materials combined with free cooling, a variable frequency drive chiller and predictive algorithm control is a first in North America. Phase change materials are substances that can accumulate and release energy during phase change. In this case, a change from liquid to solid. His design will produce energy savings of six percent annually in part by using artificial phase change materials in the chiller with different melting points between 28°F and 40°F. The system also uses a natural cooling exchanger, which runs from September to May to take advan- tage of Mother Nature’s natural cooling season. Honorable mention winners are as follows: Ronald Gagnon, president, Concept-R Inc., Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada, new commercial build- ings category, Comptoir Richelieu Botanix, Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada. George Karidis, P.E., vice president and director of mechanical engineering, SmithGroup Inc., Detroit, new commercial buildings category, Visteon Village's corporate headquarters in Van Bu- ren Township, Michigan. Ronald Henning, P.E., principal, SmithGroup Inc., Detroit, new institutional buildings category, University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Norman J. Brown, P.E., principal, CDi Engineers, Lynwood, Wash., public assembly category, Seattle Center Marion Oliver McCaw Hall Renovation, Seattle, Wash. F E B R U A R Y , 2 0 0 7 Page 11 ASHRAE Members Get Energized in Dallas ATLANTA – The adage that everything is bigger in Texas proved true for the 2007 ASHRAE Winter Meeting held last week in Dallas. ASHRAE can boast of a large turnout for overall meeting attendance, record attendance at social events, and high attendance at the International Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating (AHR) Exposition cosponsored by ASHRAE and the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI). “Obviously our members took the meeting theme of ‘get energized in Dallas’ to heart,” Terry Townsend, P.E., ASHRAE president, said. “Our meetings are an integral part of our Society, providing attendees with a first-hand look at the latest technology and allowing them to advance their education, network with fellow members from all over the world and influence technology.” The ASHRAE meeting had a total attendance of 2,634, an increase of nearly 200 over the 2006 Winter Meeting in Chicago. Registration for social events, also up over previous years, was more than 800 for the Welcome Party; more than 600 for the president’s luncheon; and 557 for the Members’ Night Out. Two big events were motivational speaker Diana Nyad, who received a standing ovation for her inspiring story about setting the world record for completing the longest swim in history – 102.5 miles from the coast of Bimini to the Florida shore, and Dennis Dimick, executive editor at National Geographic Magazine, who discussed three 2004 National Geographic magazine articles, “Signs from Earth” that document emergent effects of climate change observed worldwide. Top-selling publications at the meeting were the new ASHRAE GreenGuide: The Design, Construction and Operation of Sustainable Buildings; HVAC Simplified, the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Retail Buildings and the ASHRAE Handbook CD+. The ASHRAE Learning Institute courses also were well-attended by nearly 1,000 people. The top-drawing courses dealt with green buildings, Standard 90.1, health care facilities design and commissioning. The AHR Expo, sponsored by ASHRAE and ARI also proved to be “Texas-sized” with 1,789 total exhibiting companies and 354,057 square feet of net exhibit space. Total Expo atten- dance topped 47,000, including 28,130 visitors and 19,065 registered exhibitor personnel. Comparatively, the first co-sponsored show in the Southwest held in Dallas in 1976 drew 284 exhibiting companies and 90,197 square feet of net exhibit space. ASHRAE will hold its 2007 Annual Meeting in Long Beach, June 23-27, followed by its 2008 Winter Meeting, Jan. 19-23 in New York, accompanied by the AHR Expo, Jan. 22-24. ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASH- RAE 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.
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