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“News and Announcements from the Nashville Chapter of ASHRAE”
This year celebrating our 50th Anniversary!
DECEMBER M EETING – L IABILITY AND R ISK IN H EALTHCARE C ONSTRUCTION
December 2009 Chapter Meeting T OPIC: Liability and Risk in Healthcare Construction Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 Location: TN Engineering Center @ The Adventure Science Center Meeting Time: 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Speaker: Marlene Linders, RN, RA Nashville ASHRAE, I hope everyone is doing well and back in the swing of things after enjoying time spent with family and friends over the Thanksgiving weekend. With the year quickly winding down, we have our final meeting of the calendar year next Tuesday. We will welcome Marlene Linders, an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, to speak about Liability and Risk in Healthcare Construction. With Nashville being a major hub in the healthcare industry, this program promises to speak to the interests and concerns of a majority of our chapter members as many of our occupations pertain to the healthcare industry in some capacity. I encourage you to invite guests, such as coworkers outside of the mechanical engineering profession, who work in healthcare and will thus take interest in our program next Tuesday. As usual, the cost for the meal is included in your chapter dues. The cost will be $15 at the door for guests or those that have not paid their chapter dues. We will begin serving lunch at 11:30 with the program starting promptly at 12:00 and ending promptly at 1:00. In order for the caterer to have the appropriate quantity of meals, it is extremely important that you RSVP to the following email address: email@example.com I will look forward to seeing everyone at our chapter meeting next Tuesday (back at the Adventure Science Center) at 11:30. Happy Holidays, Matt Nicholson, P.E., LEED AP President, Nashville ASHRAE Chapter
The 2010 Nashville ASHRAE Student night and Career Fair is coming up in February. We will be giving out $3,000 in college scholarships to students going in the HVAC&R industry. Students will also be there searching for post-graduation employment, coops, and internships. If you would like to set up an exhibit and introduce yourself to potential employees, please let Burkley Allen know that you are interested.
November Speaker: Marlene Linders, RN, RA
Chapter OFFICERS and BOARD OF GOVERNORS President Matt Nicholson President-Elect Jonathan Yeager Vice President Matt Fruetel Secretary Paul Welch Treasurer Chris Reeves Board of Governors at Large Tim Grabbe CHAPTER COMMITTEE CHAIRS Program Matt Fruetel Chapter Administrator Roger Mauck Newsletter Paul Welch Membership Jill Kueker Chapters Regional Committee Bob Bunn Burkley Allen Directory Jason Cornwell Research Promotion Don Reaville Student Activities Earl Keith Technical, Energy & Government Activates Bob Bunn Historian Mike Saunders Chaplain Kevin Haas Refrigeration Kevin Haas Honors and Awards Burkley Allen Social Christie Brinkerhoff Golf Tournament Chris Reeves Chapter Webmaster Barry Whitehead
Ms. Linders is the President and CEO of Philders Group International, Inc. — Infectious Disease, and Risk Management Consultants. She is also the Executive Director for The Linders Health Institute™ which is an entity for education and research for Infectious Diseases and construction practices. The Institute is the only kind of its type in the US. Courses address construction practices, ICRA, and Indoor Environmental Quality which support Best Practice standards and LEED criteria as it relates to the healthcare industry. Additionally, the Institute will teach the USP 797 compliance mandates for clean rooms. She has several years of extensive expertise in development and understanding of construction and design for building systems. She has worked on designing high-risk environments as Surgical Suites, Transplant, and Teaching Hospitals. Her expertise is in Environmental Epidemiology, Indoor Air Quality, Infection Control and the impact it has on Occupant/Patient Health. Ms. Linders is a Registered Nurse, architect, and holds a Master’s degree in Science. She is also a Distinguished Lecturer for ASHRAE . Her former company, PLI Inc, wrote the first IAQ online curriculum course for the University of Florida Rinker School of Construction.
ASHRAE, IES Seek to Lighten Energy Use through Changes to Standard 90.1 ATLANTA – Requirements to “lighten up” energy use and costs through fenestration, parking lot lighting and other proposed measures are being recommended for Standard 90.1. ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, provides minimum requirements for the energyefficient design of buildings except low-rise residential buildings. Currently, 15 proposed addenda to the standard are open for public review. “As the industry continues to call for buildings and systems that use less energy, the Standard 90.1 committee is striving to find ways to reduce energy uses and costs,” Mick Schwedler, chair of the Standard 90.1 committee, said. “The proposed changes not only reduce energy use but move the standard closer to the workplan goal of a 2010 standard with 30 percent energy cost savings compared to the 2004 standards.” Among the proposed addenda out for public comment is addendum cd, which would require active exterior control rather than just require the control capability; add bi-level control for general all-night applications, such as parking lots to reduce lighting when not needed; and add control for façade and landscaping lighting not needed after midnight. (continued on next page)
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ASHRAE, IES Seek to Lighten Energy Use through Changes to Standard 90.1 (continued) Eric Richman, chair of the standard’s lighting subcommittee, noted that studies from the California Lighting Technology Center at the University of California at Davis found that control strategies reduce lighting energy use by significant amounts during night time hours. A study by Polytechnic State University showed that parking lot lighting operates in a low mode 68 percent of the time. Additional information from a study by Navigant Consulting shows that parking lots account for 22 TWh out of a total 57 TWh used for outdoor lighting annually nationwide. While this estimate includes all lit parking areas, the potential for energy savings in parking areas that are directly associated with specific building projects are significant and should be supported by the standard. A second public review of proposed addendum bn would reduce solar loads by orienting the fenestration in more appropriate directions. Changed in response to comments during the first public review, this approach gives flexibility to building design teams to work with siting and fenestration and orientation as well as fenestration area to comply with the requirement. Proposed addendum bb updates building envelope requirements for opaque elements, such as walls and rooms, and fenestration (windows and skylights). A number of changes were made in response to public comments during the first public review. “I would like to thank all of those who met with the Standard 90.1 committee during our fall interim meetings for their candor, input and willingness to work toward an addendum that can reach consensus and save both energy and energy costs,” Schwedler said. The proposed addenda to ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 are available for comment only during their public review period. To read the addenda or to comment, visit www.ashrae.org/publicreviews.
ASHRAE Conference Goes Virtual ATLANTA—ASHRAE’s Winter Conferences provide members and professionals in the HVAC&R industry with technical guidance, networking opportunities and access to the latest technology. For 2010, the Society will continue in this tradition with an additional new twist: The Conference is going virtual. The Virtual Conference extends access to advances in the HVAC&R industry to professionals across the country and around the world. Participants in the Virtual Conference will be able to interact with speakers and attendees by posting questions and comments, viewing other comments and viewing the presenters’ responses through an online discussion board, in addition to ASHRAE’s traditional recordings (synced audio and PowerPoint presentations). “The ASHRAE Winter Virtual Conference offers tremendous opportunities to learn about current practices, case studies and other professional and personal development sessions on a wide-range of hot-topics,” Dennis Wessel, Orlando Conference chair, said. “From BIM to ASHRAE standards, attendees can post and view comments on their schedule and refer back to the sessions as needed after the conference ends.” Benefits of the Virtual Conference include: • Access to over 250 presentations. • Complete coverage of the technical program with access to seminar presentations, select Transactions sessions, posters and questions and answers from attendees and presenters. • The ability to post and view comments on presentations. • Send and receive questions and answers from presenters of selected sessions for a two-week period • Online access to the presentations for one year. ASHRAE members may register for the Virtual Conference at www.ashrae.org/orlandovirtual for $299. Non-members may register for $464; registration includes one-year ASHRAE membership upon completion of membership application. Companies may also register three or more employees for the Virtual Conference. Additionally, those already registered to attend the Conference in person will have access to all virtual content for free.
ASHRAE funds a tremendous amount of research that is performed all around the world. The society conducts about $8 million in research every year. Currently, the Research Promotion program is supporting 82 research projects and student grants-in-aid, valued at more than $11.2 million. These projects develop standards and provide important information for the HVAC&R industry. For example, one of those projects that is funded through ASHRAE is being performed at Tennessee Technological University under Dr. Stephen Idem. Its purpose is to determine loss coefficients in fittings for oval ductwork. This valuable project will populate the ASHRAE Duct Fitting Database for those engineers that wish to design oval duct systems, or partial oval duct systems. ASHRAE Research needs your help in funding projects like this. Contributed funds are tax-deductable and can be claimed on your 2009 tax return if contributed before the end of the calendar year. If you or your company would like to support ASHRAE research, please contact Don Reaville, our chapter's Research Promotion chairman.
Upcoming Chapter Event Schedule for 2009-2010
ASHRAE Upcoming Events:
December 8 – Chapter meeting – Marlene Linders – Liability and Risk in Healthcare Construction January 12 – Chapter meeting – John Gromos – Integrated Project Delivery February – Student night March 9 – Chapter meeting – Roy Hubbard – Hybrid Chiller Plants April 13 – Chapter meeting – Industrial Refrigeration May 11 – Chapter meeting – Ronald Jarnagin – ASHRAE’s Headquarters Renovation / Standard 90.1 The meetings are held at the Tennessee Engineering Center at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, except as noted. The Tennessee Engineering Center is located in the Adventure Science Center at, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203. Please RSVP to these programs. The meal cost is included in your yearly dues, but we still have to order the correct amount of food for each meeting. The monthly newsletter will give more details concerning these meetings. Costs: Members who have PAID local chapter dues: Members who have NOT PAID local chapter dues: Guests:
Included $15.00 $15.00