Western Michigan ASHRAE November, 2006 Location: The Pinnacle Center 3330 Highland Drive Hudsonville, MI 49426 2006-2007 CHAPTER OFFICERS (616) 662-3330 PRESIDENT Date: Chris Bonzheim (269) 373-5555 Thursday, November 9 email@example.com 6:00 Social 6:30 Dinner PRESIDENT ELECT Scott Morgenstern 7:00 Program (269) 381-6170 firstname.lastname@example.org Topic: Total Facility Commissioning VICE PRESIDENT Glen Johnson $25.00 - Members/Guest with Advance RSVP (269) 342-5548 $15.00 - Students & Retirees Glen.email@example.com *Dinner at the door without advanced RSVP ADD $5.00 NO SHOWS CAN BE INVOICED FOR DINNER TREASURER Steve Hoffman (616) 365-3210 SHoffman@CochraneSupply.com WM ASHRAE SECRETARY Brian Holton 75th Anniversary (616) 243-7222 firstname.lastname@example.org BOARD OF GOVENORS January 15, 2006 Paul McWatters (616) 364-5470 Bill Barrett (616) 224-7030 Tom Bauer (269) 388-7313 Dave Shugars (616) 656-0821 5:00-6:00 Social Hour 6:00-7:00 Dinner COMMITTEE CHAIRS Newsletter: Beth Carney 7:00-8:00 Program Programs: Scott Morgenstern Membership: Glen Johnson Student Activities: Mark Staufer Resource Promotion: Chris Nutt Historian: Bob Gengelbach Look to the December Newsletter for Refrigeration: Open TEGA: Scott Morgenstern Awards: Paul McWatters Additional Details Chapter Seminar: Scott Morgenstern January Anniversary Party will take the place of the December party and January meeting PLEASE RSVP YOUR RESERVATIONS FOR GRAND RAPIDS OR KALAMAZOO TO MS. CHRIS FAIRFUL BY 12:00 PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2006. PHONE: 269.381.6170 E-MAIL: CFAIRFUL@BYCE.COM N O V E M B E R , 2 0 0 6 Page 2 November Joint Meeting Announcement Total Facility Commissioning Thursday - November 9, 2006 Announcing a Joint Meeting for West Michigan’s Construction Related Organizations Where: The Pinnacle Center – 3330 Highland Road, Hudsonville, Michigan When: Thursday, November 9, 2006 6:00 PM Social 6:30 PM Dinner 7:00 PM Program Topic: Process and Benefits of Building Commissioning. Robert Gengelbach, PE, LEED AP General Manager – Grand Rapids Office Byce Consulting Engineers Robert Gengelbach graduated from the University of Buffalo with his BSME in 1987 and has been a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan since 1990. Mr. Gengelbach has been a practicing mechanical engineer in the West Michigan area since 1988. Mr. Gengelbach has been an active member in the West Michigan chapter of ASHRAE for the last eighteen years. He is a past president and current Historian and Golf Committee chair for that society. Mr. Gengelbach is also a member of the Building Commissioning Association, American Society of Plumbing Engineers, Michigan Society of Professional Engineers, and Association of Facility Engineers. Mr. Gengelbach has been an active participant in the commissioning process for the last six years. He has been involved in the commissioning process for a wide variety of projects including industrial, healthcare, laboratory, housing and educational facilities. N O V E M B E R , 2 0 0 6 Page 3 November Joint Meeting Continued…. Topic: Electrical Commissioning John Eberly, III P.E. RCDD Senior Electrical Engineer Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. John is a graduate of Michigan Technological University (BSEE 1983), a licensed professional engineer, and a registered communications designer. John has over 20 years of experience in facilities engineering and consulting. He is responsible for management, design, construc- tion, and commissioning of electrical systems for educational, industrial, institutional, and municipal facilities. Topic: Commissioning of Facilities George Bourassa, PE, LEED AP National Director of Commissioning Senior Vice President Carter/Burgess Mr. Bourassa serves as a program manager in the Carter & Burgess Facilities Division. In this role, he leads in commissioning of facilities, the systematic process of verification, through testing and documentation, that building systems perform according to the owner's requirements. His comprehensive experience in high technology, industrial, medical and educational facility projects and related utility service engineering has equipped Mr. Bourassa to understand the owner's requirements. He participates in the design process to verify those requirements are effec- tively met, during various stages of new design, performance improvements of building systems or system upgrades for continued proper op- eration. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional. Mr. Bourassa has recognized skills and experience in managing inter-disciplinary teams of engineers and facility operators in successfully meeting strict schedule challenges on commissioning assignments, which also involve interfacing with Owners, contractor and engineering design team members, who typically comprise commissioning teams on projects. In addition to extensive project management skills, Mr. Bourassa has a solid background in master planning, infrastructure analysis, central energy plants and facility operations. Strategizing with clients, he delivers innovative project solutions that meet budgetary considerations while offering long-term value and reliability. He has contributed his expertise on projects throughout the United States and Canada, as well as numerous international projects. His projects have included central energy plants, which ranged up to 20,000 tons of cooling, with associated chilled water distribution. He has provided design and project management for several significant boiler plants for medical and institutional facilities. $25.00 Per Meal (Add $5 without RSVP) RSVP (To Chris Fairful) BY .M. 12:00 P ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2006 DUE TO THE NUMBER OF ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED, MAKE EVERY POSSIBLE EFFORT TO RSVP ON TIME N O V E M B E R , 2 0 0 6 Page 4 September Recap “Intellectual Property Today” A very thorough discussion on everything from copyrights to trademarks to contracts that we sign when we hire in to companies was thoroughly explored and explained. Several questions and comments from the audience kept this discussion applicable to our industry in our everyday lives. Western Michigan ASHRAE News Grand Rapids ATTENTION WM ASHRAE MEMBER LEED ACCREDITED PROFESSIONALS Be Recognized for your Accomplishment ♦ Listing on the WM ASHRAE Chapter Website ♦ Featured in the WM ASHRAE newsletter (Spring 2007) Send name to Beth Carney at email@example.com by December 15, 2006 I know there are more LEED Professionals out there than have responded. Please send me an email with your name and company to receive recognition. Member Highlights GMB Architects-Engineers Principal Wins Seven State Energy Engineer of the Year Award GMB Architects▪Engineers is pleased to announce that Executive Vice President, Stehpen Hamstra, PE has been named by the International Association of Energy Engineers as the Region III (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin) Energy Engineer of the Year. Mr. Hamstra was the first engineer to receive LEED AP (Leadership in Environment and Energy Design Accredited Professional) status. He also earned his designation as Certified GeoExchange Designer. With this expertise, Steve has been instrumental in the design of 1.8 million square feet of new and renovated facilities with geothermal heat pump systems. Steve was influential in the formation of the US Green Building Council, and he served on the Board of this chapter during the critical first year. He has also served on the Board of the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association. Steve’s design efforts are recognized by his peers, by the State Energy Office and the US Department of Energy. Steve is a graduate of Michigan State University. Steve is a member of ASHRAE. * * * * * * * * * * * WM ASHRAE is looking for volunteers for three Committee Chair positions—TEGA, Advocacy, and Refrigera- tion. Contact Scott Morgernstern with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org 269-381-6170 Contact: Beth Carney, Progressive AE with submissions for this column. email@example.com or 616-361-2664 N O V E M B E R , 2 0 0 6 Page 5 Thursday, November 9th FSU Student Chapter 50/50 Raffle Help fund their trip to Dallas for the 2007 ASHRAE/AHR Show Purchase tickets at the Joint Meeting Student Member Highlights Introducing: Jeremy Saddison, FSU Student ASHRAE Chapter Secretary Hi, my name is Jeremy Saddison and I am the current secretary for the FSU Student ASHRAE Chapter. I am originally from Wisconsin, where I attended Western Wisconsin Technical College in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to obtain my Associate Degree in HVAC. I then transferred in the HVAC Engineering program at Ferris State last year and I am now a senior set to graduate in May. This past summer, I held an internship at Henneman Engineer- ing out of Madison, WI, where I was doing design work for a number of hospitals and office buildings. I also held an internship with the TRANE Company for 16 months when I was attending Western Wisconsin Technical Col- lege. FSU ASHRAE Update Our student ASHRAE chapter has grown to 48 members this year. We meet as a group every two weeks to discuss issues. All of the officers have real high hopes for the ASHRAE Student Chapter this year. Our main goal as of late has been fundraising to help with the cost for the AHR Expo this January in Dallas, TX. Fundrais- ing that we have done this year includes: leaf raking, moving, pop can drive as well as donation letters, t-shirt sales and raffles. We are also plan- ning to have a number of speakers and presenta- tions as well as doing some community service. We are also trying to extend our membership toward the Associated Degree HVAC program so those students can benefit from ASHRAE, as we all have. We will also be sending a delegate to the ASHRAE student congress in Dallas. Our website www.fsuashrae.org is still under development. We plan to include student resumes and bios. The seniors are planning on holding Ferris’ strong reputation as a world leader in the student design competition. We thank you for all of your continued support. Jeremy Saddison FSU Chapter Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org 715-252-1899 N O V E M B E R , 2 0 0 6 Page 6 WANTED: INFORMATION LEADING TO PAST WM ASHRAE PRESIDENTS TO HONOR THEM AT THE WESTERN MICHIGAN ASHRAE 75TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY COMING IN JANUARY, 2007 CONTACT: CHRIS BONZHEIM WITH ANY INFORMATION ON THEIR WHERABOUTS CBONZHEIM@CONTROL-NET.COM INFORMATION NEEDED FROM THE PAST PRESIDENT: 1. YEAR OF PRESIDENCY 2. LOCATION OF EMPLOYMENT DURING PRESIDENCY 3. MOST SIGNIFICANT ASHRAE ISSUE AT THE TIME 4. MOST SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION OF THE CHAPTER DURING THEIR PRESIDENCY 5. ANY OTHER NOSTALGIA THEY WISH TO SHARE N O V E M B E R , 2 0 0 6 Page 7 Companies Supporting WM ASHRAE Van Dyken Mechanical Provides UFAD Solutions Nationwide Leading Edge Solutions: Since 1998 Van Dyken Mechanical has provided Under-Floor Air Distribution system solutions for over 750,000 square feet of Office, Medical, Call Center and Educational buildings spanning 13 projects in 7 states. We provide leading-edge solutions for new construction, tenant build-out and retrofit markets. Confidence: Van Dyken Mechanical is in its 57th year of providing quality design-build services to our clients. Our total capability to provide Engineering Design, Construction Services, Energy Audits and Retrofits, Building Automation, CCTV, Card Access as well as Independent Testing, Balancing and Commissioning provides a single-source solution for Owners and General Contractors. Resource Investment: Van Dyken Mechanical supports 12 ASHRAE memberships plus an additional 10 memberships in 7 different professional organizations. Corporate memberships are maintained with USGBC, NSPE and NEEB. Van Dyken Mechanical’s professional staff includes three registered professional engineers and three LEED Accredited Professionals. UFAD Projects: Some of the underfloor air projects we have been involved with include: ♦Office Environments of New England (Boston, MA) ♦PayPal Call Center (Omaha, NE) ♦Workstage Corporate Office (Grand Rapids, MI) ♦COX Communications Call Centers (Lubbock-Tyler, TX and Wichita, KS) Contact Bill Barrett at 616.224.7030, or visit our websites at www.vdminc.com, www.gvainc, www.mtstesting.com OPEN POSITIONS Contact Beth Carney, Progressive AE with available positions. Internships as well. email@example.com 616-361-2664 N O V E M B E R , 2 0 0 6 Page 8 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 N O V E M B E R , 2 0 0 6 Page 9 ASHRAE National News ASHRAE/AHR EXPO January 29-31 Dallas, TX Winter meeting attendees automatically receive VIP passes to the show. Additional VIP passes are available— contact Chris Bonzheim at email@example.com or (269) 978-4127 Yo! ASHRAE Video Promotes Engineering as Career ATLANTA – The hottest new rap video can’t be seen on MTV, BET or even VH-1 – it’s on ASHRAE.org. That’s right – “rap video.” Not something you would think that the American Society of Heating, Refrigerat- ing and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) had the 4-11 about, right? “If ASHRAE and our industry are going to be successful in promoting engineering and HVAC&R as career options, then we have to reach out to young people in a way that is entertaining and interesting to them,” Ron Johnson, chair of ASHRAE’s Student Activities Committee, said. “Hence, this video.” ASHRAE: Licensed to Chill features a hot soundtrack accompanied by interviews with young members high- lighting the importance of the HVAC&R industry to the world; the diverse and creative opportunities related to engineering as a career; and the difference the building industry makes related to sustainability. “The video drives home the message that our industry truly engineers the world we live in, and that young people don’t want to miss out on the chance to be a part of that,” he said. The video will be made available to middle and high schools that seek information about careers in engineer- ing from ASHRAE. It also is available in several formats suitable for downloading at www.ashrae.org/chill. N O V E M B E R , 2 0 0 6 Page 10 ASHRAE/ACCA Inspection, Maintenance Standard Open for Review ATLANTA – A proposed standard currently open for public review will be the first to deal exclusively with inspection and maintenance of HVAC systems in buildings where the public is exposed to the indoor environment. ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180P, Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, would establish minimum HVAC inspection and maintenance requirements that aid a system’s ability to achieve acceptable thermal comfort, energy efficiency and indoor air quality in commercial buildings. The standard is being developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engi- neers (ASHRAE) and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). “Inconsistent practices in inspection and maintenance of HVAC systems is common in the building industry,” Bob Baker, chair of the committee writing the standard, said. “As a result, systems frequently operate outside optimum per- formance, without providing the energy efficiency, thermal comfort and indoor air quality they were designed to pro- vide.” Baker notes that a standard practice would benefit occupants and also ensure that indoor environmental conditions are maintained as energy efficiently and cost effectively as possible. Highlights of the proposed standard include: Responsibility for compliance with the standard is clearly on the building owner; a common reason given for lack of maintenance is lack of sufficient resources available to maintenance personnel. Each building must have a written plan that addresses 57 inspection/maintenance items required if those com- ponents are present in the building (for example, if a building has cooling towers, items dealing with cooling towers are mandated as part of the plan). An additional list of 563 optional inspection and maintenance items that building owners/operators may wish to consider when preparing their individual plans is included. “This listing assembled by 24 of the most knowledgeable persons about HVAC system maintenance in the industry is an incredible resource that has never before been available to those planning and managing maintenance activities,” Baker said. The standard especially concentrates on those factors that impact thermal comfort, energy efficiency and in- door air quality so as to promote sustainability. The proposed standard is open for public comment until Nov. 6. To read a draft of the standard or to comment, visit www.ashrae.org/publicreviews. . ASHRAE Research Provides Comparison Data for Unitary Equipment ATLANTA – New research from ASHRAE will lead to better understanding of humidity control and energy cost when comparing unitary equipment. ASHRAE Research Project-1254, Evaluating the Ability of Unitary Equipment to Maintain Adequate Space Humidity Levels, Phase II was funded in part by the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Institute. “The results will help designers better understand the humidity control and energy cost impacts of the unitary equipment options compared in this project,” said lead researcher Michael J. Witte, Ph.D., GARD Analytics. “Many of these options are in limited use so actual performance experience is not available for a broad range of building types or climates. What performs well on a restaurant in Orlando may not be effective on a retail store in Atlanta. This compari- son of 18 system types across seven building types in 10 climates provides additional equipment selection information.” The project provides designers with: Comprehensive analysis of humidity control performance of a wide range of DX system configurations, in- cluding sub-cool reheat, wrap-around heat pipes, dual-path systems, enthalpy heat recovery and desiccant dehumidifiers. Significant advancement in whole building energy simulation capabilities for modeling DX equipment by add- ing new capabilities to EnergyPlus. This provides designers and analysts with access to study specific applications and extend the results of this analysis, according to Witte. Identification of key issues for further exploration to better understand some of the key drivers and possibly develop some simple new system configurations that can efficiently control humidity. N O V E M B E R , 2 0 0 6 Page 11 Proposed Load Calculation Standard Open for Review ATLANTA – Heat transfer interactions that occur inside and outside conditioned buildings are highly complex and in- volve thousands of variables. This creates a challenge not only for engineers but also for code officials and other entities when trying to as- sure the proper engineering care was used in determining the load. To address this need, a new standard is being developed and may soon be available from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). Selected portions of ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 183P, Peak Cooling and Heating Load Calculations in Build- ings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are open for public comment until Oct. 22. To read those sections or to comment, visit www.ashrae.org/publicreviews. If the current public review is successful, the standard could be published in early 2007, according to Chris Wilkins, chair of the committee writing the standard. The proposed standard would establish minimum requirements for both the methods used in peak cooling and heating load calculations and the execution of these methods as they apply to commercial, industrial, and high-rise resi- dential buildings. “We plan to establish a minimum level that is as inclusive of as many methods as possible while still being restric- tive enough to mandate an appropriate level of care and accuracy,” Wilkins said. Guidance on load calculations can be found in the ASHRAE Handbook as well as ACCA’s Manual N, which cur- rently are being referenced as the calculation “standards” since no true standard exists, according to Wilkins. “The Handbook and Manual N are useful but are not written to serve as standards so there was a void,” he said. “With publication of this standard, code bodies and other organization will have a true standard to reference what em- bodies what ASHRAE and ACCA believe is an appropriate level of care in performing load calculations.” Focus on Small Retail ASHRAE Releases Next Advanced Energy Design Guide ATLANTA – Buildings designers are one step closer to a net-zero energy building. Published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Retail Buildings is the second in a series of publications that cover various types of building construction. Intended for use by builders, contractors and architects, the guide covers energy-efficient design for retail buildings up to 20,000 square feet. “The purpose of the design guide is to provide a simple, prescriptive menu of options that will result in a building using 30% less energy than those constructed in accordance with the 1999 version of ASHRAE Standard 90.1, the foun- dation for energy efficiency in building codes throughout the United States,” said Merle McBride, chairman of the com- mittee overseeing the book’s creation. “Those looking to achieve a LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will find this guide particularly useful.” The guide offers energy efficiency guidance in many areas, including lighting, HVAC efficiencies, windows, sky- lights and envelope measures. A major difference from Standard 90.1 is that the guide provides equipment efficiencies by climate zone to take into account varying environmental factors, instead of having one number for the entire United States. The guide resulted from collaboration among ASHRAE, the Department of Energy, USGBC, Illuminating Engi- neering Society of North America (IESNA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The retail industry provided guidance to the guide’s development team to ensure building owner perspectives were considered when forming design recommendations. To help in future editions, users of the guide will be able to provide feedback via an Internet link. The guide is part of a series of ASHRAE publications that will progress toward providing net-zero energy designs for buildings of various types. The first publication in the series focused on small office buildings, and the next energy design guide will address K-12 schools. “This is a long-term endeavor by ASHRAE,” said McBride. “ASHRAE is focusing on improving the energy effi- ciency of the nation’s building stock, targeting where the greatest energy–saving impact can be achieved.” N O V E M B E R , 2 0 0 6 Page 12 Educational Programs at ASHRAE ’07 Health Care Design Guidance Provided in New ASHRAE Courses ATLANTA – Guidance to help designers create safe indoor environments in health care facilities is provided in new educational courses at the AHR Exposition held in conjunction with ASHRAE’s Winter Meeting. In all, ASHRAE will conduct three professional development seminars and 14 short courses at the ASHRAE meeting, January 27-31 in Dallas. Among them are two new short courses related to health care facility design. Health Care Facilities - Best Practice HVAC Design Considerations and Criteria introduces design considera- tions. A major emphasis is on the necessary considerations for various diagnostic and treatment and support areas. The course also offers guidance on how to deal with existing facilities, smoke and life safety design issues. Health Care Facilities-Best Practice Applications of HVAC Systems introduces best practice designs, with a focus on air distribution designs for surgical and patient rooms. Various control and energy efficiency techniques for cooling and heating plants are presented along with O&M and other commissioning topics. Smoke control and life safety best practices and application issues also are covered. Both courses are based on ASHRAE’s HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics. “HVAC systems for hospitals and health care facilities have special requirements because of their functions and the unique susceptibility of patients,” Anand Seth, P.E., design considerations course instructor, said. “Designers must create ventilation systems that minimize exposure hazards for health care providers, patients and visitors while providing a comfortable working environment.” The Professional Development Seminars organized by ASHRAE are: The Commissioning Process in New and Existing Buildings Facility/HVAC Terrorism Threat and Vulnerability Reduction Mechanical Insulation Training Program Each seminar is a full day long and includes handouts. The 3-hour ASHRAE short courses being held at the AHR Expo are offered on the following topics: Successful Solar Applications Introduction to Ground Source Heat Pumps Introduction to Commercial Desiccant Dehumidification Systems Leadership Skills for Engineering Leaders – Situational Leadership® Introduction to Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Air Conditioning Introduction to Green Buildings and Sustainable Construction Complying with Requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004 People Skills for Engineering Leaders— Myers-Briggs Type -Indicator® (MBTI®) MasterFormat 2004 and HVAC Specifications Compliance with ASHRAE Standard 90.1–2004 HVAC Mechanical Designing Residential Ventilation Systems to Meet ASHRAE Standard 62.2 Emerging Dehumidification Enhancements for DX Cooling Systems Health Care Facilities - Best Practice HVAC Design Considerations and Criteria Health Care Facilities-Best Practice Applications of HVAC Systems Professional Development Seminars award attendees 6 PDHs and .6 CEUs and earn AIA and New York and Florida recognition. Short courses award attendees 3 PDHs, .3 CEUs, 3 AIA LUs and New York and Florida recognition.
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