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                                Minutes




              Technology Council Meeting

                      Winter Meeting 2011




                      February 1-2, 2011




                        Las Vegas Hilton
                         Las Vegas, NV


NOTE: These are not the official minutes until approved by Technology Council.



                                                                   Dated: 22 July 2011
                                             TABLE OF CONTENTS
PRINCIPAL MOTIONS ..............................................................................................................................iii
ACTION ITEMS LIST ................................................................................................................................. v
1. CALL TO ORDER/OPENING COMMENTS ......................................................................................... 1
2. ADDITIONS AND/OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA .......................................................................... 1
3. ACTION ITEM TRACKING AND PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF ACTION ITEMS….…………………… 1
4. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS .................................................................................................. 2
   A. Report Of Standards Committee ..................................................................................................... 2
   B. Report of Technical Activities Committee........................................................................................ 4
   C. Report Of The Research Administration Committee ....................................................................... 5
   D. Report Of The Environmental Health Committee............................................................................ 7
   E. Report Of The Refrigeration Committee .......................................................................................... 7
5. SUBCOMMITEE REPORTS................................................................................................................. 8
   A. Report Of The Planning Subcommittee ........................................................................................... 8
   B. Report Of Operations Subcommittee .............................................................................................. 8
   C. Report Of The Special Projects Subcommittee............................................................................. 12
   D. Document Review Subcommittee ................................................................................................. 13
6. REPORT OF TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL SPECIAL COMMITTEES .................................................. 14
   A. Building Performance Metrics Steering Committee ...................................................................... 14
   B. Building Information Modeling/Interoperability Steering Committee ............................................. 14
   C. Energy Targets Implementation Ad Hoc Committee ..................................................................... 14
   D. Refrigerant Management Action Plan Ad Hoc Committee (Halel) ................................................ 15
7. STATUS OF TECHNOLOGY MBOs .................................................................................................. 15
8. APPROVAL OF MINUTES ................................................................................................................. 16
9. LETTER BALLOT RESULTS.............................................................................................................. 16
10. CHAIR’S REPORT............................................................................................................................ 16
11. REPORT FROM THE DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY ................................................................... 17
12. GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS UPDATE ................................................................................................ 17
13. UNFINISHED BUSINESS ................................................................................................................. 18
14. NEW BUSINESS .............................................................................................................................. 18
   A. Long Term Plan for Technology Council Support of bEQ ............................................................. 18
   B. Standards Coordination ................................................................................................................. 18
   C. ASHRAE Chapter Hot Topics ....................................................................................................... 18
   D. Members First Newsletter ............................................................................................................. 18
   E. Standards Committee Presentation on Standards Statistics ........................................................ 18
15. REVIEW OF NEW ACTION ITEMS.................................................................................................. 18
16. NEXT MEETING ............................................................................................................................... 18
17. ADJOURNMENT .............................................................................................................................. 18
LIST OF APPENDICES ........................................................................................................................... 19
LIST OF ATTACHMENTS ....................................................................................................................... 20




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                                           PRINCIPAL MOTIONS
                                        Technology Council Meeting
                                       Winter Meeting – Las Vegas, NV
                                             February 1-2, 2011

M#/Pg#                                               Motion

  1/2    That ASHRAE cosponsor BSR/SMACNA 021-201x, HVAC Total System AirLeakage Manual, with
         SMACNA being the lead organization.

  2/4    That an outreach program be established by the Society for sharing training materials developed by
         TC 7.6, Building Energy Performance, and TC 7.3,Operation and Maintenance Management, with
         other interested organizations.

 2A/4    That Motion 2 be tabled.


  3/5    That tentative research project 1580-TRP, “Study of input Parameters for Risk
         Assessment of 2L Flammable Refrigerants in Residential Air Conditioning and Small Commercial
         Refrigeration Applications,” be awarded to Navigant Consulting, Inc for a period of 12 months at a
         total cost to ASHRAE of $250,000. (Appendix RA-A)

  4/6    That tentative research project 1613-TRP, “Update Climatic Design Data in Chapter 14 of the 2013
         Handbook of Fundamentals,” be awarded to Numerical Logistics for a period of 18 months at a total
         cost to ASHRAE of $138,477. (Appendix RA-B )

  5/6    That unsolicited research proposal 1633-URP, “Data and Interfaces for Advanced Building
         Maintenance and Operation,” be awarded to KGS Buildings LLC for a period of 24 months at a total
         cost to ASHRAE of $266,570. (Appendix RA-C )

  6/8    That the changes to the REF Manual of Procedures be approved as shown in Attachment OS-A.


  7/9    That Rules of the Board Volume 2: Standing Rules – General Rules, Board, Council and Committees
         and Volume 3: Manual of Procedures for Officers and Directors of the Rules of the Board be modified
         as indicated in Attachment A.

  8/9    That the TAC Manual of Procedures (MOP) be modified as indicated below. [Secretary’s note – This
         motion deals with rules for Multidisciplinary Task Groups (MTGs).]

 9/10    That the proposed changes to ROB 1.300, Position Document and Policy Issue Briefs, be approved
         as shown in Attachment OS- B.

 10/10   That the proposed changes to the Tech Council MOP, Section D2.4 be approved as shown in
         Attachment OS-C.




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11/10    That ROB 2.303.001, Membership, regarding Technology Council membership be modified as
         follows:

                   2.303.001 Membership
                   The members of this council are as follows:
                   Chair: A Vice President of the Society
                   Vice Chair: A Vice President of the Society
                   Voting Members: Chair, Vice Chair, 3 Directors-at-Large, plus the following positions
                   elected by the Board of Directors:
                   • One past voting member each from Research Administration, Standards, Technical
                   Activities and the Board of Directors (past DRC)
                   • Three at-large members
                   Non-Voting Members: Chair and Vice Chair of each committee reporting to this council
                   plus the vice chair of Research Administration, Standards and Technical Activities
                   Committees At-large members are chosen for their past broad experience and expertise
                   relevant to this council. Recommendations for at-large members should consider
                   maintaining refrigeration and environmental health experience on the council. (05-02-10-23)"

12/11    That PASA Section 6.2.1.2, Voting Requirements for Standards Actions, be approved as shown:
                  6.2.1.2 Voting Requirements for Standards Actions
                 Standards actions recommendations must be approved by the project committee, the
                 Standards Committee, and the Board of Directors. Standards actions require (1)
                 affirmative recorded votes by the majority of the membership of the project committee and
                 (2) affirmative votes from at least two-thirds of those voting, excluding abstentions. When
                 recorded votes are taken at meetings, project committee members who are absent shall be
                 given the opportunity to vote before or after the meeting. Persons who cast negative votes
                 on a standards action shall be requested to comment on reasons for their negative votes.
                 If the vote passes with one or more negative votes with reasons for those negative votes,
                 the results shall be held in abeyance until the comments and attempts at resolution of
                 comments (including those unresolved comments received in response to the formal
                 ASHRAE public review (See Section 6.3.6)) are transmitted to all eligible voters and they
                 are given an opportunity to change their votes or to vote. Comments received that are not
                 relevant to the proposed standards action under consideration shall be treated as a new
                 proposal.

                   Recommendations for standards actions must be approved by a majority of the voting
                   membership of the Standards Committee, and Board of Directors, at a meeting or by letter
                   ballot.

13/13    That the proposal for an ASHRAE Position Document on Air Filtration and Cleaning, an ASHRAE
         Position Document on Environment Health in Green Buildings, and that the roster for the Building
         Safety and Security Position Document Committee be approved by consent agenda as detailed in
         Attachment B.

14/13    That the Ozone Depleting Substances PD be withdrawn, and its committee be discharged.


14A/13   That motion 14 be amended to delete withdrawal of the “Ozone Depleting Substances" PD be
         withdrawn, and that only the committee be discharged.

15/14
  15.    That Mark Case be appointed as the Chair of the Energy Position Document Committee, along with
         the following members, Martha Brook, Adam Hinge, Kendra Tupper, and Robert Risley.




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                                     ACTION ITEMS LIST
                                 Technology Council Meeting
                                Winter Meeting – Las Vegas, NV
                                      February 1-2, 2011

AI#/Pg#   Responsibility            Status                        Summary

1/1       Council Members           Complete        Send suggestions to Chair of EHC
                                                    (Larry Schoen) regarding proposed
                                                    locations for the 2013 IAQ conference.

2/2       Ramspeck/Bahnfleth/       Complete        Develop a plan for ASHRAE
          Montgomery                                participation in the ANSI Standards
                                                    Boost Business program.

3/5       Traboulsi                 Complete        Work with TAC to coordinate with
                                                    Publishing and Education Council to
                                                    establish an outreach program for
                                                    sharing Energy Management and
                                                    O&M training materials with other
                                                    interested organizations, including but
                                                    not limited to IFMA, BOMA, ASHE,
                                                    FEMP, GSA, etc. [Refer to tabled
                                                    motion 1 in the TAC report for details.]

4/5       TAC                       Complete        Poll TCs, SPCs and MTGs to see
                                                    how many would participate in a
                                                    mixer in Montreal to recruit younger
                                                    members.

5/7       Document Review           IAQ PD          Monitor EHC for new Position
          Subcommittee              Approved        Documents that are coming (Indoor
                                    UCD PD Near     Air Quality and Unvented
                                    Complete        Combustion Devices).

6/7       Document Review           Complete        Review the Emerging Issue Brief
          Subcommittee                              titled Ozone and Indoor Chemistry
                                                    and review rules regarding Emerging
                                                    Issue Briefs.

7/12      Marriott                  Meeting         Meet with Vice Chairs of Tech
                                    June 20 and     Council standing committees to see if
                                    in Montreal     there is alignment on Standards
                                                    Committee Phase 3 software
                                                    streamlining program.




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AI#/Pg#   Responsibility             Status                        Summary

8/12      Bahnfleth                  Complete        Ask ExCom to offer support to
                                                     ASHRAE United Nations Environment
                                                     Program (UNEP) liaison Walid
                                                     Chakroun (DRC) and Tim Dwyer
                                                     (DAL) in seeking co-funding from
                                                     UNEP for SP131, Design Guide for
                                                     Sustainable Refrigeration Facilities
                                                     and Systems. Coordinate with Tim
                                                     Dwyer, Walid Chakroun, and Kent
                                                     Anderson.

9/12      Bahnfleth                  Complete        Communicate with the appropriate
                                     (contacted      person(s) at GSA to express
                                     Martin          ASHRAE’s apologies regarding the
                                     Weiland)        slow progress of SP124, Under Floor
                                                     Air Distribution Design Guide, to date,
                                                     and a commitment to expediting the
                                                     project and fostering a balanced
                                                     outcome through peer review.

10/12     Bahnfleth/Montgomery/TAC   Complete        Set up conference call with TAC
                                                     chair, vice chair and Dru Crawley to
                                                     discuss Under Floor Air Distribution
                                                     (UFAD) next steps. Invitees will
                                                     include Wilkin, Culp, Crawley,
                                                     Hewett, Brundage, Pratt, Ramspeck,
                                                     Bahnfleth, and Montgomery.

11/12     Bahnfleth                  Complete        Take RTAR 1634, Guide for
                                                     Sustainable Refrigerated Facilities
                                                     and Refrigeration Systems (SP131)
                                                     to ExCom.

12/13     Document Review            Complete        Report the outcome of ExCom’s
          Subcommittee                               decision regarding proposed Position
                                                     Documents on Air Filtration and
                                                     Cleaning and Environmental Health
                                                     in Green Buildings to EHC.

13/14     Document Review            Complete        Consider two reaffirmation
          Subcommittee                               recommendations from REF (Ozone
                                                     Depleting Substances and Natural
                                                     Refrigerants).

14/14     Document Review            Complete        Review balance of the Energy
          Subcommittee                               Position Document Committee and
                                                     ask the chair to consider adding
                                                     persons or identifying existing
                                                     members who can provide the
                                                     perspectives of the gas industry, site
                                                     vs. source energy, and experience
                                                     with energy-related standards such
                                                     as 90.1, 189.1, and 100.




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AI#/Pg#   Responsibility         Status                         Summary

15/15     Bahnfleth/Montgomery   Complete         Organize a summit meeting to
                                                  coordinate the definitions of EUI
                                                  based on input from Rick Hermans
                                                  regarding who should participate.

16/16     Staff                  Complete         Create a support outline and timing
                                                  plan of Tim Dwyer’s report on the
                                                  coming Tech Council orientation plan
                                                  and start organizing with
                                                  Montgomery for webinar and
                                                  orientation plan for 2011-12. Send
                                                  this idea of orientation to other
                                                  councils for their consideration.

17/18     Pratt                  Complete         Ask the Chair of bEQ if the draft
                                                  business plan can be distributed to
                                                  the members of Tech Council.

18/18     Council Members        Complete         Send new ideas for “Hot Topics” to
                                                  Tim Dwyer by April 25, 2011 to be
                                                  forwarded to the CTTC Chair.

19/18     Bahnfleth              Complete         Write a letter to invite Building
                                                  Information Modeling and Building
                                                  Performance Metrics Steering
                                                  Committee Chairs to request
                                                  transition to MTG before Montreal.




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                                                   MINUTES
                                         TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL MEETING
                                                Winter Meeting
                                                 Las Vegas, NV
                                               February 1-2, 2011


                                                    ATTENDANCE

       Voting Members                                          ASHRAE Staff
       Bill Bahnfleth, Chair                                   Claire Ramspeck, DOT
       Ross Montgomery, Vice Chair                             Mike Vaughn, MORTS
       Hugh Crowther, DAL                                      Steve Hammerling, Asst. MORTS
       Tim Dwyer, DAL                                          Stephanie Reiniche, MOS
       Samir Traboulsi, DAL                                    Tanisha Lisle, Procedures Administrator
       Mike Beda                                               Lilas Pratt, Mgr. Special Projects
       Don Brundage                                            Doug Read, Program Dir. Government Affairs
       Arthur Giesler                                          Cassandra Craig, Administrative Assistant
       Art Hallstrom                                           Mark Ames, Manager Government Affairs
       Martha Hewett
       Dan Pettway



       Non Voting Members                                      Guests
       Larry Schoen, EHC Chair                                 President Lynn G. Bellenger
       Cynthia Gage, REF Chair                                 Herman Behls
       James Braun, RAC Chair                                  Keith Emerson
       Hugh Henderson, RAC VC                                  Danny Halel
       Michael Newman, StdC Chair                              Rick Hermans
       Carol Marriott, StdC VC                                 Bruce Hunn
       Charles Wilkin, TAC Chair                               Doug Scott
       Charles Culp, TAC VC                                    Terry Townsend




       1. CALL TO ORDER/OPENING COMMENTS
       Chair Bill Bahnfleth called the meeting to order at 8:00 am PT on February 1, 2011. Members, staff and
       guests attended as recorded.

       An action item was assigned to all Council Members to send suggestions to the Chair of EHC
AI#1   (Larry Schoen) regarding proposed locations for the 2013 IAQ Conference.

       2. ADDITIONS AND/OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA
       Chair Bill Bahnfleth reviewed the agenda and added item E under New Business, Standards Committee
       Presentation on Standards Statistics, presented by Mike Newman.

       3. ACTION ITEM TRACKING AND PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF ACTION ITEMS
       Chair Bill Bahnfleth requested that Vice Chair, Ross Montgomery track the Action Items. The Action Items
       from the Tech Weekend Conference Call Meeting and carry-over action items from previous meetings
       were reviewed to clarify their status prior to the committee reports.




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       4. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

       A. Report of Standards Committee (Appendix A)

       Reported at the February 1, 2011 meeting.

       MOTIONS

       None

       INFORMATION ITEMS:

       Chairman Mike Newman highlighted the following selected information items:

       1. Information Item 2d under Highlights of Other Standards of Particular noting the status of the appeals
       on 90.1bb to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise
       Residential Buildings. The Appeals alleged violations of process and technical concerns that related to
       metal buildings, constructability and economic justification, and concerns regarding glass. The Appeals
       Hearings concluded on September 21, 2010. The appeals submitted by Mr. Heffelmire (related to metal
       building installations) and Mr. Zaremba, Mr. Culp, Ms. Sowell, Ms. Webb, Mr. Farrar (related to
       fenestration requirements) were upheld by the ASHRAE Appeals Panel. SSPC 90.1 is working on creating
       an independent substantive change (ISC) to addendum bb moving forward.

       2. Mr. Newman and Mr. Walter would be presenting Michele Friedrich, the past Chair of Standard Project
       Committee (SPC) 100, Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings, with a certificate of appreciation for her
       work on the SPC.

       3. Mr. Newman reported that the Phase 2 updates to the online comment database were demonstrated at
       the PC Chair’s Breakfast. The project is still on target for testing in March and hopefully will be able to go
       live in Montreal. The Committee also discussed the idea of a document tracking and reporting system and
       is working on coordination beginning with other committees within Tech Council with similar needs. (See
       item 4b in the Standards Committee Report.)

       4. Standards Committee heard a presentation from Joe Bhatia, ANSI President and CEO, regarding the
       ANSI Standards Boost Business campaign. The Standards Committee is in support of ASHRAE’s
       participation in this effort. (See item 4d in the Standards Committee Report.)

AI#2   An action item was assigned to Claire Ramspeck, William Bahnfleth, and Ross Montgomery to
       develop a plan for ASHRAE participation in the ANSI Standards Boost Business program.

       Reported at the February 2, 2011 meeting

       MOTIONS

       It was moved and seconded:

M#1    That ASHRAE cosponsor BSR/SMACNA 021-201x, HVAC Total System Air Leakage Manual, with
       SMACNA being the lead organization.




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   BACKGROUND: This proposed SMACNA standard was announced in the September 4, 2010 ANSI
   Standards Action. After the project initiation notification system announcement was made in the ANSI
   Standards Action ASHRAE sent a duplication/conflict of interest letter to SMACNA. ASHRAE Staff and
   SMACNA Staff had a conference call to discuss the issues. Subsequently, ASHRAE President-Elect
   Ron Jarnagin met with SMACNA Staff and leadership in October. The parties discussed cosponsoring
   the document. SMACNA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors have approved this co-
   sponsorship . SMACNA’s procedures will be followed and ASHRAE will have representation on the
   development committee (which is outside of SMACNA’s normal procedures).It is not anticipated that
   there will be any fiscal impact from this arrangement beyond normal publishing costs. This will be
   determined when the sponsorship and publication agreement are sent by SMACNA. This standard
   contains HVAC air-distribution system leakage classification methodology, test procedures,
   quantification, and requirements for total HVAC air-distribution system air leakage performance in
   commercial building applications. This proposed standard will establish air leakage performance for
   the total HVAC system. This will also need to be approved by the Board of Directors. The Title,
   Purpose and Scope is included below for informational purposes:

        TITLE: HVAC Total System Air Leakage Manual

        PURPOSE/SCOPE: The Standard will contain HVAC air distribution system leakage classification
        methodology, test procedures, quantification and requirements for total HVAC air distribution system
        air leakage performance for commercial building applications.

   StdC VOTE: 16-0-0 CNV

MOTION 1 PASSED: 9-0-0, CNV

INFORMATION ITEMS

SPC 201P, Facility Smart Grid Information Model - After the initial kickoff meeting in August, the five
individual working groups of the committee began their own schedule of regular teleconference/webinar
meetings, typically on a weekly basis. The full SPC had three additional teleconference/webinar meetings
on October 15, December 9 and January 13. During these meetings working groups reported on their
progress, preliminary results were discussed, and any needed refinements and clarifications deliberated.
The fifth meeting of the SPC was held in Las Vegas.

The key results of the Las Vegas meeting were:
   1.     completion and acceptance of the initial set of work assignments and establishing a common
          understanding of their content and significance,
   2.     adoption of software tools to enable collaborative development of a unified modeling language
          (UML) model that will be a formal machine readable version of the information model,
   4.     the adoption of a high level framework for the structure of the information model, and
   5.     the creation of four new rapid development teams, each tasked with creating a UML model for one
          of the framework components by the end of February.

The vision for moving forward is for the rapid development teams to meet face-to-face for approximately
two days to develop their portion of the model. An additional face-to-face meeting of representatives from
all of these groups will be held in order to combine the results and make necessary adjustments for
consistency. At this stage, expected by the end of February, there will be a straw man UML model that
represents the draft standard. It will be presented to the SPC and refinements will be made as a result of
the discussions. This refined UML model will be used to draft the proposed standard. The committee
expects to have a draft ready for public review in April.




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       B. Report of Technical Activities Committee (Appendix B)

       Reported at the February 1, 2011 Meeting

       MOTIONS

       None

       INFORMATION ITEMS:

       Chairman Charles Wilkin reported on the following information items:

       1. In support of Tech Council MBO 1.1, TAC has proposed a new ASHRAE technical committee type
       entitled Multidisciplinary Task Group (MTG). MTGs are intended to replace the current technical steering
       committees under Technology Council and are formed when the Society has determined a need for activity
       in a field of interest that encompasses the expertise of TCs from two or more sections and/or from non-TC
       groups such as SSPCs or outside organizations. Each TC and non-TC group whose field of interest falls
       within the MTG defined scope, or is added after the MTG starts, shall have a voting representative on the
       MTG. The functions of an MTG may include Handbook, Program, Publications, Research, and Standards
       as required by their specific charge, but the customary function of the MTG will be to coordinate those
       activities within the TCs represented on the MTG.

       2. TAC discussed the pros and cons to adding a new “non-voting” member category to the TC rosters to
       distinguish between corresponding members that regularly attend Society meetings and those that do not
       in response to Tech. Council Action Item #4 from the fall 2010 meeting and they decided the additional
       burden and complexity this would place on an already challenging roster update process for TC members
       would outweigh the potential benefits at this time.

       Reported at the February 2, 2011 meeting

       MOTIONS

       It was moved and seconded:

M#2    That an outreach program be established by the Society for sharing training materials developed by TC
       7.6, Building Energy Performance, and TC 7.3, Operation and Maintenance Management, with other
       interested organizations.

       BACKGROUND: TC 7.6 requests that TAC propose to Tech Council that Tech Council coordinate with
       Publishing and Education Councils (utilizing appropriate staff members) to establish an outreach program
       for sharing Energy Management training materials (TC7.6) as well as O&M training materials (TC7.3) with
       other interested organizations, including but not limited to IFMA, BOMA, ASHE, FEMP, GSA, etc.
       It was moved and seconded:

M#2A   That Motion 2 be tabled.

       MOTION 2A PASSED: 8-0-0, CNV




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AI#3   An action item was assigned to Samir Traboulsi to work with TAC to coordinate with Publishing
       and Education Council to establish an outreach program for sharing Energy Management and O&M
       training materials with other interested organizations, including but not limited to IFMA, BOMA,
       ASHE, FEMP, GSA, etc. [Refer to tabled motion 2 in the TAC report for details.]

       INFORMATION ITEMS

       1. TAC approved the conversion of TG1.Exergy – from a TG to a TC with the following new number and
       the same title and scope:

       Title:   Technical Committee 7.4 – Exergy Analysis for Sustainable Building (EXER)

       Scope: TC 7.4 is concerned with all exergy aspects of energy and power utilization of systems and
       equipment for comfort and service, assessment of their impact on the environment, and development of
       analysis techniques, methodologies and solutions for environmentally safer, sustainable low-exergy
       buildings

       2. In response to Members Council Referral (Motion 41-Central Florida Chapter) TC 4.2 requesting
       inclusion of climatic data for Medellin, Columbia, TC 4.2 (Climatic Information) is beginning to update the
       handbook data for the 2013 volume through ASHRAE Research Project 1613. The source of the climate
       data is the World Meteorological Organization. If the data for Medellin, Columbia is not sufficient from this
       source, TC 4.2 has offered to review any local data that the chapter may have access to for the city of
       Medellin, Columbia. TC 4.2 and SSPC 169 (Weather Data for Building Design Standards) are also
       working on instructions for chapters and regions on what process must be followed to add new locations to
       ASHRAE climate data documentation. This set of instructions can then be incorporated into the Members
       Council training documentation for all ASHRAE chapters and regions.

       3. TRG7-UFAD estimates they are 75-80% complete with the updated Design Guide. The TAC Section
       Head instructed the TRG to have a complete draft by Montreal. ASHRAE will support the TRG with
       electronic meeting resources between now and the Montreal meeting.

       4. TAC is exploring options to attract younger members to join technical committees. Ideas being
       considered to include an informal mixer between TC Chairs and YEA at Society Meetings. Include PC
       Chairs. ECC is getting participation from youth – engage them as well. Suggested to Invite ECC chair to
       next meeting. Maybe a small ad hoc can be put together to execute this

AI#4   An action item was assigned to TAC to poll TCs, SPCs and MTGs to see how many would
       participate in a mixer in Montreal to recruit younger members.

       C. Report of the Research Administration Committee (Appendix C).
       Reported at the February 2, 2011 meeting.
       MOTIONS

       Chairman James Braun reported the following to Technology Council on Wednesday, February 2, 2011:

       It was moved and seconded:

 M#3   That tentative research project 1580-TRP, “Study of input Parameters for Risk
       Assessment of 2L Flammable Refrigerants in Residential Air Conditioning and Small Commercial
       Refrigeration Applications,” be awarded to Navigant Consulting, Inc for a period of 12 months at a total
       cost to ASHRAE of $250,000. (Appendix C (Attachment RA-A)

       MOTION 3 PASSED: 8-0-0 CNV

       It was moved and seconded:


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M#4   That tentative research project 1613-TRP, “Update Climatic Design Data in Chapter 14 of the 2013
      Handbook of Fundamentals,” be awarded to Numerical Logistics for a period of 18 months at a total cost to
      ASHRAE of $138,477. (Appendix C (Attachment RA-B)

      MOTION 4 PASSED: 8-0-0 CNV

      It was moved and seconded:

M#5   That unsolicited research proposal 1633-URP, “Data and Interfaces for Advanced Building Maintenance
      and Operation,” be awarded to KGS Buildings LLC for a period of 24 months at a total cost to ASHRAE of
      $266,570. (Appendix C (RA-C)

      MOTION 5 PASSED: 8-0-0 CNV

      INFORMATION ITEMS:

      1. Research project 1361-RP, Biological Control in Cooling Towers using Non-Chemical Water Treatment
      Devices, which was sponsored by TC 3.6 – Water Treatment, is now complete. The final report was
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      approved by electronic ballot on September 28, 2010 by a vote of 14-0-3 -0 CNV and a technical paper
      documenting the results of the project has been submitted for review and possible publication in the
      ASHRAE HVAC&R Research Journal.

      The objective of this investigation was to provide a controlled, independent, and scientific evaluation of five
      classes of non-chemical water treatment devices (NCDs) for controlling biological activity in a model
      cooling tower system. The results of this study conducted under well-controlled conditions indicate that the
      five NCDs tested did not control biological growth under the test conditions in the pilot-scale cooling tower
      systems.

      Parallel and independent research conducted by the contractor using the same test apparatus as RP-1361
      also showed that Legionella species, including L. pneumophila, which appears to be the most virulent and
      is associated with approximately 90% of the cases of Legionellosis disease in humans, were detected in
      the model towers and not controlled during any of the RP-1361 device trials. At least one of the devices
      tested, claimed at the time control of Legionella in their sales literature. ASHRAE learned of this parallel
      work and the results in early March 2010 and it was in part the impetus for the ASHRAE press release on
      RP-1361 on April 7, 2010 at the lead-in to the 2010 cooling season in the Northern Hemisphere.

      The results from RP-1361 and the parallel Legionella study were presented to a standing room only
      audience at the Association of Water Technologies (AWT)’s annual convention and exposition on October
      23, 2010 in Reno, Nevada. The NCD representatives that were present for both sessions remained
      absolutely silent without a single question or comment during the discussion period. When one of the
      presenters remarked to a colleague (a past AWT President) how surprised he was that there were not
      “fireworks” from the NCD representatives, the colleague responded “sometimes the DATA speaks so
      loudly, there can be none!” Information related to the results of RP-1361 will also be presented at the
      Cooling Technology Institute (CTI) 2011 Annual Conference, which is scheduled to be held Feb. 6-10 in
      San Antonio, Texas.

      The Project Monitoring Subcommittee for RP-1361, led by Pat Graef, is to be commended for bringing this
      very challenging project to a successful conclusion and for adhering to the ASHRAE Rule of the Board and
      ASHRAE Code of Ethics, which states in part “Efforts of the Society, its members, and its bodies shall be
      directed at all times to enhancing public health, safety, and welfare.”



      1
       Three of the four voting members that are affiliated with NCD manufacturers, including the TC chair,
      abstained from the vote.


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       2. Current commitments for FY 11-12 total $1,570,204, including the three projects that were approved for
       funding in Las Vegas. The draft FY 11-12 budget for projects, grants and awards is $2,683,500. The final FY
       11-12 budget will be finalized in Montreal Canada in June. If pending TRPs, and $200k in FY 11-12 GIA grants
       are approved for funding in Las Vegas and nothing else, this would leave approximately $1,113, 296 in our FY
       11-12 budget to fund new project payments for projects that are released for bid in spring and fall 2011. At this
       point, we have twenty-three TRPs ready for bid this spring. If all of these projects were to bid this spring, they
       would add $1,558,125 in additional funding commitments to FY11-12. As a result, RAC will need to again in
       Las Vegas prioritize the list of TRPs to bid, but we should be able to release a large number of the 23 TRPs
       waiting to bid.

       D. Report of the Environmental Health Committee (Appendix D)

       Reported at the February 1, 2011 meeting.

       MOTIONS

       None

       INFORMATION ITEMS:

       The following information items were highlighted by EHC Chairman Larry Schoen:

       1. EHC approved the roster for the Environmental Health in Green Building Programs Position Document
       (PD) pending approval of the TPS by BOD Ex-Com at the Vegas meeting.

       2. The Unvented Combustion Devices and Indoor Air Quality PD committee met in Las Vegas to develop
       their latest PD draft. Significant progress was made and the committee anticipates approval of a draft for
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       EHC to consider by March 1 .

       3. The revision to the Indoor Air Quality PD is nearly complete. The PD committee will letter ballot
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       approval of the revised PD by February 14 .

AI#5   An action item was assigned to the Document Review Subcommittee to monitor EHC for new
       Position Documents that are coming (Indoor Air Quality and Unvented Combustion Devices).

       4. EHC wanted to nominate Sidney Parsons for the EHC Award. A waiver request was sent to Honors &
       Awards but it was denied. Bill Banhfleth indicated he has some ideas on how to honor Sidney and would
       share those offline.

       5. Discussion was had regarding the Malaysian Ministry of Health that is seeking ways to validate various
       methods for its broad spectrum of standards. There is the possibility for a very large research effort.

       An action item was assigned to Document Review Subcommittee to review the Emerging Issue
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       Brief titled Ozone and Indoor Chemistry and review rules regarding Emerging Issues Briefs.

       E. Report Of The Refrigeration Committee (Appendix E)

       Reported at the February 1, 2011 meeting.

       MOTIONS

       None




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      INFORMATION ITEMS:

      The following information items were highlighted by REF Chair Cynthia Gage:

      1. REF devoted significant time to a brainstorming session to examine REF’s scope, as well as to
      maximize REF’s role and increase awareness of refrigeration issues to ASHRAE leadership and members.
      A subcommittee of REF has been tasked to draft a detailed but broader ranging REF scope as well as to
      design a path to implement some changes to help REF work effectively with Society committees such as
      RAC, CEC, Members Council, TAC and CTTC. Another ad hoc committee has been established with
      CTTC to identify better interface opportunities with the chapters. REF will develop a proposal that may
      include additional voting members and/or formal liaisons to better enable REF to serve as a resource to
      membership, ASHRAE leadership, and ASHRAE committees on refrigeration related issues.

      2. REF will propose a specialty conference on refrigerants to the ASHRAE Conference and Exposition
      Committee (CEC). REF envisions a 2 ½ day event in late 2012 or early 2013 that would focus on the new
      generation of refrigerants, the related technology and applications, and impact on energy and
      environment. NIST has a strong interest to co-sponsor and host this conference.

      5. SUBCOMMITEE REPORTS

      A. Report of the Planning Subcommittee (Appendix F)

      Reported at the February 1, 2011 meeting.

      MOTIONS:

      None

      INFORMATION ITEMS:

      Chairman Art Giesler highlighted the following information item:

      All Standing Committee Vice-chairs were asked to provide updates to the budget priorities by February 20,
      2011 that will include financial impacts and program based budgeting updates to our spreadsheet. Any
      information affecting the budgets will be forwarded to Ross Montgomery to share with Finance.


      B. Report of the Operations Subcommittee (Appendix G)

      Reported at the February 1, 2011 meeting.

      MOTIONS:

      Chairman Mike Beda presented the following motions for Technology Council approval:

      It was moved and seconded:

M#6   That the changes to the Refrigeration (REF) Manual of Procedures be approved as shown in Appendix G
      (Attachment OS-A).

      BACKGROUND: REF made a number of changes to the MOP related to reorganization of committee
      positions, member responsibilities, and streamlining by moving items to the REF Reference Manual.

      MOTION 6 PASSED: 10-0-0, CNV

      It was moved and seconded:


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M#7   That Rules of the Board, Volume 2: Standing Rules – General Rules, Board, Council and Committees and
      Volume 3: Manual of Procedures for Officers and Directors, be modified as indicated in (Attachment A).
      BACKGROUND: The above changes to the Volume 2 and 3 of the Rules of the Board are required to
      account for a proposed new ASHRAE technical committee type under TAC entitled Multidisciplinary Task
      Group (MTG). MTGs are intended to replace the current technical steering committees under Technology
      Council and are formed when the Society has determined a need for activity in a field of interest that
      encompasses the expertise of TCs from two or more sections and/or from non-TC groups such as project
      committees or outside organizations. Each TC and non-TC group whose field of interest falls within the
      MTG defined scope, or is added after the MTG starts, shall have a voting representative on the MTG. The
      functions of an MTG may include Handbook, Program, Publications, Research, and Standards as required
      by their specific charge, but the customary function of the MTG will be to coordinate those activities within
      the TCs represented on the MTG.

      MOTION 7 PASSED: 10-0-0, CNV

      It was moved and seconded:

M#8   That the TAC Manual of Procedures (MOP) be modified as indicated below.

      SECTION A – TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE – GENERAL
      Part 1 Technical Activities Committee
      A1.1 The Technical Activities Committee (TAC) shall supervise and assist in the formation and operation of
      technical committees (TCs), task groups (TGs), multidisciplinary task group (MTGs), and technical
      resource groups (TRGs), including determining scopes and membership.

      A1.2 The Technical Activities Committee shall coordinate and cooperate with other committees whose
      activities involve TCs, TGs, MTGs and TRGs, such as Chapter Technology Transfer, Handbook, Program,
      Refrigeration, Research Administration, Special Publications, and Standards in order to achieve the
      Society’s objectives.
      B2.6 The TAC Chair shall, after consultation with the Section Heads, appoint a Chair for each Technical
      Committee, Task Group, Multidisciplinary Task Group, and Technical Resource Group. The
      TC/TG/MTG/TRG Chair shall preferably have served at least one term as Vice Chair or Secretary and may
      be appointed for one or more one-year terms, but not normally to exceed two consecutive terms.
      B2.6.1 An exception for additional consecutive terms may be granted by the TAC Chair if the
      TC/TG/MTG/TRG makes a written request and that request is approved by the Section Head. The
      extended appointment shall be made only if it serves the best interest of the Society.

      B2.6.2 The TAC Chair shall thank retiring TC/TG/MTG/TRG Chairs for their services.

      B2.7 Members of TC/TG/MTG/TRGs shall be appointed by the TAC Chair from nominations made by the
      current TC/TG/MTG/TRG Chair and endorsed by the Section Head. Members of TC/TG/MTG/TRG are
      appointed normally for a maximum of four consecutive one-year terms.

      B2.7.1 An exception for additional consecutive terms may be granted by the TAC Chair if the
      TC/TG/MTG/TRG makes a written request and that request is approved by the Section Head. The
      extended appointment shall be made only if it serves the best interest of the Society.

      SECTION E – SECTION HEADS
      Part 1 Selection
      E1.1 A Section Head is a member of TAC who has been designated by the Chair to supervise the TCs,
      TGs and TRGs that are assigned to a Section.

      E1.2 The MTG Section Head is a member of TAC who has been designated by the Chair to supervise the
      MTGs in the MTG Section.


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       Part 2 Section Head Responsibilities
       E2.1 Each Section Head shall be responsible for the coordination and development of the activities of the
       TCs, TGs and TRGs within his/her Section and shall provide liaison between them and TAC.

       E2.2 The MTG Section Head shall be responsible for the coordination and development of the activities of
       the MTGs within the MTG Section and shall provide liaison between them and TAC. The MTG scope may
       also involve interactions with other Councils, and those interaction activities shall be managed by the MTG
       Section Head and reported through TAC to Technology Council

       Part 2 Broad Peer Review of Special Publications
       F2.1 The Chair of TAC shall be notified by staff on a regular basis of all new special publications that are in
       development at the TC/TG/MTG/TRG level. The TAC Chair, in consultation with TAC members, shall then
       determine whether a publication requires a broader peer review by members of other TC/TG/MTG/TRGs
       per the broad peer review procedure described in Appendix F of the TC/TG/MTG/TRG MOP.

       BACKGROUND: The above changes to the TAC MOP are required to account for a proposed new
       ASHRAE technical committee type under TAC entitled Multidisciplinary Task Group (MTG). MTGs are
       intended to replace the current technical steering committees under Technology Council and are formed
       when the Society has determined a need for activity in a field of interest that encompasses the expertise of
       TCs from two or more sections and/or from non-TC groups such as SSPCs or outside organizations. Each
       TC and non-TC group whose field of interest falls within the MTG defined scope, or is added after the MTG
       starts, shall have a voting representative on the MTG. The functions of an MTG may include Handbook,
       Program, Publications, Research, and Standards as required by their specific charge, but the customary
       function of the MTG will be to coordinate those activities within the TCs represented on the MTG.

       MOTION 8 PASSED: 10-0-0, CNV
       It was moved and seconded:
M#9    That the proposed changes to ROB 1.300, Position Document and Policy Issue Briefs, be approved as
       shown (Appendix G (Attachment OS- B).
       MOTION 9 PASSED: 10-0-0, CNV
       It was moved and seconded:
M#10   That the proposed changes to the Tech Council MOP, Section D2.4 be approved as shown in (Appendix
       G (Attachment OS-C).

       BACKGROUND: The proposed changes are to the Technology Council MOP, Section D2.4. Technology
       Council is proposing to move ROB 1.300 to the Technology Council MOP. Additionally, Position Briefs will
       be added as a new Appendix D to the MOP. The objective is to have all rules related to Position
       Documents and Position Briefs located in one place. Advocacy will continue to play a role in the Brief
       Process using this process. This motion was voted and passed via letter ballot on January 17, 2011.

       MOTION 10 PASSED: 10-0-0, CNV

       It was moved and seconded:

M#11   That ROB 2.303.001, Membership, regarding Technology Council membership, be modified as follows:

       2.303.001 Membership
       The members of this council are as follows:
       Chair: A Vice President of the Society
       Vice Chair: A Vice President of the Society
       Voting Members: Chair, Vice Chair, 3 Directors-at-Large, plus the following positions elected by the Board
       of Directors:



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       •. One past voting member each from Research Administration, Standards, Technical Activities and the
       Board of Directors (past DRC)
       • Three at-large members
       Non-Voting Members: Chair and Vice Chair of each committee reporting to this council. plus the vice chair
       of Research Administration, Standards and Technical Activities Committees At-large members are chosen
       for their past broad experience and expertise relevant to this council. Recommendations for at-large
       members should consider maintaining refrigeration and environmental health experience on the council.
       (05-02-10-23).

       BACKGROUND: This motion adds two additional members to the Tech Council membership (Vice Chairs
       of EHC and REF). The Vice Chairs of RAC, TAC and Standards are already non voting members of Tech
       Council. It is felt that it would beneficial to have all the committee vice chairs formally on Tech Council.
       SRC has reviewed the motion and has no objections to the motion. EHC and Refrigeration support the
       change.

       MOTION 11 PASSED: 10-0-0, CNV

       It was moved and seconded:

M#12   That PASA Section 6.2.1.2, Voting Requirements for Standards Actions, be approved as shown:

       6.2.1.2   Voting Requirements for Standards Actions

       Standards actions recommendations must be approved by the project committee, the Standards
       Committee, and the Board of Directors. Standards actions require (1) affirmative recorded votes by the
       majority of the membership of the project committee and (2) affirmative votes from at least two-thirds of
       those voting, excluding abstentions. When recorded votes are taken at meetings, project committee
       members who are absent shall be given the opportunity to vote before or after the meeting. Persons who
       cast negative votes on a standards action shall be requested to comment on reasons for their negative
       votes. If the vote passes with one or more negative votes with reasons for those negative votes, the
       results shall be held in abeyance until the comments and attempts at resolution of comments (including
       those unresolved comments received in response to the formal ASHRAE public review (See Section
       6.3.6)) are transmitted to all eligible voters and they are given an opportunity to change their votes or to
       vote. Comments received that are not relevant to the proposed standards action under consideration shall
       be treated as a new proposal.
       Recommendations for standards actions must be approved by a majority of the voting membership of the
       Standards Committee, and Board of Directors, at a meeting or by letter ballot.

       BACKGROUND: ANSI suggested we clarify the language in this section to make it more consistent with
       the ANSI ER. Clause 2.6 of the ANSI ER requires that all unresolved objections (i.e. from both the vote of
       the consensus body AND from the formal public review), along with attempts at resolution and any
       substantive changes, be circulated back to the consensus body in order to afford all members the
       opportunity to respond, reaffirm or change their votes.

       MOTION 12 PASSED: 10-0-0, CNV

       INFORMATION ITEMS:
       1. REF approved changes to the REF Reference Manual as shown in (Appendix G (Attachment
       OS-D).

       2. Standards Committee ExCom discussed the need to have a Document Tracking and Reporting System
       that could better track the required ANSI paperwork, membership and provide better tracking tools for the
       SPLS liaisons in tracking progress of the Project Committees. It is anticipated that this could save
       considerable staff and volunteer time and features of this software could potentially benefit other
       committees within ASHRAE.


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AI#7    An action item was assigned to Carol Marriott to meet with Vice Chairs of Technology Council
        standing committees to see if there is alignment on Standards Committee Phase 3 software
        streamlining program.

        C. Report of the Special Projects Subcommittee (Appendix H)

        Reported at the February 1, 2011 meeting.

        MOTIONS:

        None

        INFORMATION ITEMS:

        Chair Martha Hewett highlighted the following information items:

        1. Special Projects Subcommittee suggested that the Council ask ExComm to offer support to ASHRAE
        UNEP liaison Walid Chakroun (DRC) and Tim Dwyer (DAL) in seeking co-funding from UNEP for SP131

        An action item was assigned to Bill Bahnfleth to offer support to ASHRAE United Nations
AI#8    Environment Program (UNEP) liaison Walid Chakroun (DRC) and Tim Dwyer DAL) in seeking co-
        funding from UNEP for SP 131, Design Guide for Sustainable Refrigeration Facilities and Systems.
        Coordinate with Tim Dwyer, Walid Chakroun, and Kent Anderson.

        2. Special Projects Subcommittee suggests An that the Council communicate with the appropriate
        p.erson(s) at GSA to express ASHRAE’s apologies about the slow progress of SP124 to date (see
        Information Item 3) and commitment to expediting the project and fostering a balanced outcome through
        peer review. The Special Projects Subcommittee Champion for SP124 (UFAD DG) will meet with TRG7-
        UFAD on Wednesday morning to review the progress of the project and to remind the TRG that a peer
        review will be required. The Special Projects Subcommittee communicated its concern to TAC about the
        pace of the TRG’s work and asked TAC to consider actions to expedite the revision.

        An action item was assigned to Bill Bahnfleth to communicate with the appropriate person(s) at
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        GSA to express ASHRAE’s apologies regarding the slow progress of SP124, Under Floor Air
        Distribution Design Guide, to date, and a commitment to expediting the project and fostering a
        balanced outcome through peer review.

        An action item was assigned to Bill Bahnfleth, Ross Montgomery and TAC to set up a conference
AI#10   call with TAC chair, vice chair and Dru Crawley to discuss Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) next
        steps. Other invitees may include Wilkin, Hewett, Brundage, Pratt, Ramspeck, Bahnfleth, Int-Hout,
        and Montgomery.

        3. RTAR-1634, Guide for Sustainable Refrigerated Facilities and Refrigeration Systems (SP131) was
        submitted to, reviewed, and approved by the Research Administration Committee (RAC). The approval
        was dependent on outside funding being identified for half of the project budget ($150K out of $300K). A
        work statement and an abstract will now be developed. The abstract will be used in discussions with the
        United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) regarding potential co-funding. In initial discussions UNEP
        staff has indicated strong interest in the project.


AI#11   An action item was assigned to Bill Bahnfleth to take RTAR 1634, Guide for Sustainable
        Refrigerated Facilities and Refrigeration Systems (SP131) to ExCom.




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        D. Document Review Subcommittee (Appendix I)

        Reported at the February 1, 2011 meeting.

        MOTIONS:

        Chairman Ross Montgomery presented the following motions for consideration by Technology Council:

        It was moved and seconded:

M#13    That the proposal for the proposal for an ASHRAE Position Document on Air Filtration and Cleaning, an
        ASHRAE Position Document on Environment Health in Green Buildings, and that the roster for the
        Building Safety and Security Position Document Committee be approved by consent agenda as detailed in
        (Attachment B).

        MOTION 13 PASSED: 10-0-0 CNV

        An action item was assigned to Document Review Subcommittee to report the outcome of
AI#12   ExCom’s decision regarding proposed Position Documents on Air Filtration and Cleaning and
        Environmental Health in Green Buildings to EHC.


M#14    That the Ozone Depleting Substances PD be withdrawn, and its committee be discharged.

        BACKGROUND: The PD is automatically withdrawn after 36 months (3 years) from its January 23, 2008
        issue date; per ROB 1.300: “ 4.6 In the absence of a recommendation for their revision or continuity,
        Position Documents will be automatically withdrawn after 36 months of having been issued.”

        It should be left on the website and marked as withdrawn but with a note that explains that a replacement
        PD is being developed named “Refrigerants and Their Use in the Built Environment".

        This is a motion to allow Technology Council to discharge the members of the existing "Ozone Depleting
        Substances" PD committee as being requested from the chair of the PD committee, Julian Debullet. He
        says, “The “Ozone Depleting Substances” Position document (Appendix I - Attachment DR-4) may be
        made redundant by the new “Refrigerants and Their Use in the Built Environment” Position Document but
        that cannot be determined until it is complete and the current committee recommends that it be discharged
        and that a new committee be appointed at that time if necessary, and further, “confirms we are not
        continuing forward with any more work.” The current roster includes:

                       Julian deBullet (Chair)
                       Karim Amrane
                       Dan Dettmers
                       Rick Heiden
                       Tom Werkema

        The replacement Position Document committee for “Refrigerants and Their Use in the Built Environment"
        is working, and expected to report their positive status in Las Vegas.

M#14A   That motion 14 be modified to delete withdrawal of the Ozone Depleting Substances Position and that only
        the Ozone Depleting Substances Position Document Committee be discharged.

        MOTION 14A PASSED: 10-0-0, CNV

AI#13   An action item was assigned to Document Review Subcommittee to consider two reaffirmation
        recommendations from REF (Ozone Depleting Substances and Natural Refrigerants).



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M#15    That Mark Case be appointed as the Chair of the Energy Position Document Committee, along with the
        following members, Martha Brook, Adam Hinge, Kendra Tupper, and Robert Risley.

        BACKGROUND: This roster was proposed by the chair of the PD committee, Mark Case, and has been
        reviewed and approved by DRSC for balance and expertise. Its members have the expertise required and
        desired, and it is balanced with 1-User, 1-Public, 2-General, and 1-Producer. We offer this roster to
        Technology Council for approval. Information on the committee members is included as (Appendix I
        (Attachment DR-6).

        MOTION PASSED: 10-0-0 CNV

        An action item was assigned to Document Review Subcommittee to review the balance of the
AI#14   Energy Position Document Committee and ask the chair to consider adding persons or identifying
        existing members who can provide the perspectives of the gas industry, site vs. source energy,
        and experience with energy-related standards such as 90.1, 189.1, and 100.


        6. REPORT OF TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL SPECIAL COMMITTEES

        A. Building Performance Metrics Steering Committee (Attachment C)

        Reported at the February 1, 2011 meeting.

        MOTIONS:

        None

        INFORMATION ITEMS:

        Terry Townsend highlighted the following:

        1. The carbon tool funding has stopped but what was developed may be input into the Energy Plus
        Program.

        2. DASH has a new committee chair. A commissioning module will be developed within DASH and the
        best practices publication will be the next publication coming out.

        B. Building Information Modeling/Interoperability Steering Committee (Attachment D)

        Reported at the February 1, 2011 meeting.

        MOTIONS:

        None

        INFORMATION ITEMS:

        An oral report was provided by Staff Liaison Lilas Pratt.

        C. Energy Targets Implementation Ad Hoc Committee (Attachment E)

        Reported at the February 1, 2011 meeting.




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        MOTIONS:

        None

        INFORMATION ITEMS:

        Chairman Rick Hermans presented the following:

        1. The ET Implementation AdHoc is requesting a forum in Montreal on energy targets.

        2. The Committee is working on trying to reach consensus on an EUI definition with a rough draft plan by
        Montreal.

        3. SPC 100 and SPC 105 are working on a definition of gross square footage.

        4. It was pointed out that there is a lot of uncoordinated work within ASHRAE regarding the definition of
        EUI and square footage. There needs to be a summit to make a decision.

AI#15   An action item was assigned to Bill Bahnfleth and Ross Montgomery to organize a summit meeting
        to coordinate the definitions of EUI based on input from Rick Hermans regarding who should
        participate.

        D. Refrigerant Management Action Plan Ad Hoc Committee (Halel) (Attachment F)

        Reported at the February 1, 2011 meeting.

        MOTIONS:

        None

        INFORMATION ITEMS:

        Chairman Danny Halel presented the Refrigerant Management Action Plan as shown in the report.

        Concerns were discussed about coordination with project committees and that the final report should
        include a roadmap with interim steps, who will take the lead and the fiscal impact.

        7. STATUS OF TECHNOLOGY MBOs (Attachment G)

        Reported at the February 1, 2011 meeting.

        MOTIONS:

        None

        INFORMATION ITEMS:

        Mike Beda presented updated Technology MBOs as shown in Attachment G. The following information
        was highlighted:

        MBO 2.1 Complete update of ASHRAE terminology reference – a Presidential AdHoc was formed to
        consider the development of an ASHRAE wiki and to consider what will be done with SPC 166. Standards
        Committee Chair Mike Newman will be added to the AdHoc.

        MBO 4.1 Develop improved orientation process for incoming Committee chairs and vice-chairs and new
        Council Members.



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        An action item was assigned to Staff to create a support outline and timing plan of Tim Dwyer’s
AI#16   report on the coming Tech Council orientation plan and start organizing with Montgomery for
        webinar and orientation plan for 2011-12. Send this idea of orientation to other councils for their
        consideration.

        8. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
        By a unanimous voice vote, the minutes from the Tech Weekend/Fall Tech Council Meeting of October 15,
        2010, via conference call were approved.
        MOTION 18 PASSED: Unanimously


        9. LETTER BALLOT RESULTS

        After a vote via letter ballot in November 2010, the following were approved:

        1. That additions to the "Refrigerants and Their Use in the Built Environment" Position Document Roster
        were approved by a vote of 9-0-0, CNV as shown below.

             Warren Beeton
             Daniel J. Dettmers
             Mark McLinden
             Lee Burgett

        2. That Cesar Lim was appointed as the Refrigeration Committee Representative to the Refrigerant
        Management Program Action Plan Ad Hoc Committee by a vote of 9-0-0, CNV.

        3. That Barbara Minor was appointed as the TC 3.1 Representative (replacing Don Bivens) to the
        Refrigerant Management Program Action Plan Ad Hoc Committee by a vote of 9-0-0, CNV.


        After a vote via letter ballot in December 2010, the following were approved:

        1. That Scott Campbell was appointed as the Chair of the Building Safety and Security Position Document
        Committee by a vote of 10-0-0, CNV.

        2. That the Minimizing Indoor Mold Problems through Management of Moisture in Building Systems
        Position Document Roster was approved as shown below by a vote of 10-0-0, CNV.

             Francis (Bud) Offermann
             Carl Grimes
             Michael Hodgson
             William Rose
             Lan Chi Nguyen Thi
             K. Quinn Hart

        10. CHAIR’S REPORT

        Chairman Bill Bahnfleth thanked everyone for their reports and for being well prepared.

        President Lynn G. Bellenger thanked the Council for all of its hard work.




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11. REPORT FROM THE DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY (Attachment H)

Claire Ramspeck presented the Report from the Director of Technology. The following information items
were highlighted:

1. Staff Updates
         a. Bert Etheredge, Assistant Manager of Special Projects will now be the staff liaison to SSPC
         189.1 in lieu of Steve Ferguson due to Steve’s increasing workload. The transition began as soon
         as Bert began at ASHRAE last fall and there has been significant overlap. Steve Ferguson will
         remain heavily involved in SSPC 189.1.
         b. Steve Ferguson has new administrative assistant, Katrina Shingles. Katrina was a temp in
         Member Services for 3 years and came to us with high recommendations.
         c. Despite the snow and ice storm causing the need to close the physical ASHRAE office for three
         full days and two half days in mid-January, ASHRAE staff was able to keep services largely up
         and running from home.

2. ANSI Activities
        a. The Director of Technology continues to serve as the chair of a task group at ANSI addressing
        duplication of standards. Significant changes to the ANSI Essential Requirements went out for
        public review last fall. There were over 100 comments received and most comments did not
        support the task group’s attempt to discourage unnecessary duplication. The comments stated
        that the marketplace should decide whether there were multiple standards on the same topic. A
        workshop will be held on a related topic this spring (probably in May) in Washington.
        b. The Director of Technology is now the chair of the Executive Standards Council. Rita Harrold
        may join as well.
        c. Steve Ferguson now serves as the vice-chair of the Board of Standards Review.
        d. ASHRAE staff also holds voting seats on the National Policy Committee, the International Policy
        Committee, and the Board of Directors.

3. ASHRAE leadership met twice with Assistant Secretary of the Army – Installations, Energy, and
Environment, Katherine Hammack, to discuss the Army’s adoption and use of Standard 189.1.

4. ASHRAE staff is participating in the planning of the BEM Innovation Summit with the Rocky Mountain
Institute. The summit is a joint, invitation-only workshop addressing modeling procedures and supporting
resources. Approximately 65 people will be in attendance.

5. ASHRAE staff is planning a meeting with ICC and its partners to discuss further ways that ASHRAE
standards can be more fully utilized.

6. Released iPhone app for duct fitting db.
        a. The first e-book is available at this meeting. It is (appropriately) the green guide. It is being
        licensed at Apple for sale there.
        b. In addition to the existing 62.1 iPhone/iPad app, there will be an app developed for psychometric
        charts.

12. GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS UPDATE (Attachment I)

Doug Read presented the Government Affairs Update.




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        13. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
        There was no unfinished business to discuss.

        14. NEW BUSINESS

        A. Long Term Plan for Technology Council Support of bEQ
        A business plan is being developed. Technology Council activities may be taken over by an MTG. The Ad
        Hoc expires at the Las Vegas meeting. The operation pilot is now complete and the plan is to launch the
        operating rating in April once ASHRAE gets assesors.

AI#17   An action item was assigned to Lilas Pratt to ask the Chair of the bEQ committee if the draft
        business plan can be distributed to the members of Tech Council.

        B. Standards Coordination
        There is work within Standards Committee to help with the leap frogging of requirements in Standards.

        C. ASHRAE Chapter Hot Topics
AI#18   An action item was assigned to all Council members to send new ideas for “Hot Topics” to Tim
        Dwyer by April 25, 2011 to be forwarded to the CTTC Chair.

        D. Members First Newsletter
        Ross Montgomery indicated the next deadline for the Member’s First Newsletter is February 15, 2011 with
        the intent to publish the newsletter on March 1, 2011.

        E. Standards Committee Presentation on Standards Statistics
        Chairman Mike Newman gave a presentation on Standards Statistics as shown in (Attachment J).

        Secretary’s Note: This presentation was also presented to the Board of Directors at its Board
        meeting on February 2, 2011.

        15. REVIEW OF NEW ACTION ITEMS
        An action item was assigned to Bill Bahnfleth to write a letter to invite the Building Information Modeling
AI#19   and Building Performance Metrics Steering Committee Chairs to request transition to MTG before
        Montreal.

        16. NEXT MEETING

        Annual Meeting, June 28-29, 2011, Montreal, Quebec Canada.


        17. ADJOURNMENT
        The meeting was adjourned at 10:55 am PT.




        _________________________________________
        William P. Bahnfleth, Chair




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                            LIST OF APPENDICES

Appendices       Description                          Attachment Document
    A
              Standards Committee
 Return to
                    Reports             3A_StdC_Report to     3A_StdC_Report to
 Minutes                                                     Tech Council
                                       Tech Council January 29 2011.doc February 2 2011.doc

    B
 Return to        TAC Reports
                                       3C-TAC-A.W11.v1.d 3C-TAC.W11.[Final].
 Minutes                                      oc                doc



                                       3B-RAC-W11.v2.doc         3B-RA-A -           3B-RA-B -
    C                                                                           1613-Analysis Sheet.v2.pdf
                                                            1580-Analysis Sheet.v2.pdf
                  RAC Reports
 Return to
 Minutes
                                       3B-RA-C - 1633-URP
                                       Analysis Sheet.v2.pdf

    D
 Return to        EHC Reports
                                        03D - EHC Rprt to      03D - EH-A - IAQ 03D EH-B - Emerging
 Minutes                                                      2010 Summary.doc Issue - Ozone and Indoor Chemistry.doc
                                       Tech Council.11 - Las Vegas.doc

    E
 Return to        REF Reports
                                        03E - REF Rprt to
 Minutes                               Tech Council.11-Las Vegas.doc

    F
             Planning Subcommittee
 Return to
                    Reports            4A_PlanningReport_
 Minutes                               Jan31_2011[1].doc

    G
             Operations Subcommittee
 Return to
                      Report             4B - Operations
 Minutes                               Report to TechC - Winter 2011.doc

    H
                Special Projects
 Return to
              Subcommittee Report       4C-Special Projects
 Minutes                               Report to TC 2011-2-1 R2.doc



                                       04D_DRSC_Report_J 04DR-1 - PD request 04DR-3 PD request -
     I                                   an _2011 v3.doc  - Air Cleaning.docx Env. Health in Green Bldgs.docx
               Document Review
 Return to
              Subcommittee Report
 Minutes
                                            04DR-4 - ODS       04DR-5 - SSB PD   04DR-6 - Energy PD
                                               PD.pdf            roster.docx        roster.docx




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                               LIST OF ATTACHMENTS


Attachment        Description                        Attachment Document
    A           Rule of the Board
 Return to    Changes to Vol. 2 and
                                       Attachment A (MTG
 Minutes         Vol. 3 (MTGs)          ROB change).doc

    B
 Return to       DSRC Motion 13
                                        Attachment_B.doc
 Minutes

    C
 Return to   BPM Steering Committee
                                        BPM SC Report to
 Minutes                               Tech Council Jan2011.doc

    D
 Return to   BIM Steering Committee
                                        BIM SC Report to
 Minutes                               Tech Council 2011 January.doc

    E
                ET Implementation
 Return to
             AdHOC Committee Report     05C_ET Imp Plan
 Minutes                               Report LasVegas 2011.doc

    F
             Refrigerant Management
 Return to
                    Action Plan          05D_Refrigerant
 Minutes                               Management Plan Ad Hoc Rpt to TechC.ppt

    G
 Return to        TechC MBOs
                                         TechC MBOs.xls
 Minutes

    H
 Return to         DOT Report
                                       DOT Report-final.doc
 Minutes

     I
 Return to     Govt. Affairs Report
                                       DC_Report_to_Tech
 Minutes                               _Council_Las_Vegas_2011_FINAL_v2[1].pptx

    J
 Return to     StdC Statistics Preso
                                       ASHRAE-Stds-Facts-
 Minutes                               2011-01-21-Rev1.pptx




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