We had a great kickoff to our 2012-13 season with a presentation by Distinguished Lecturer Verle Williams on potential Central Plant energy savings opportunities. I hope everyone took away something useful from the presentation. We had a total of 32 people attend the meeting, and all enjoyed the excellent food at Feast! We received 18 evaluation forms with a total point average of 91.3 out of 100. We appreciate receiving the evaluation forms as this helps in selecting future topics and speakers so please keep giving us the feedback good, bad, or indifferent. Additionally, if you have any recommendations for presentation topics and speakers please feel free to let me know- my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
For our next lunch meeting on Wednesday 10/13, we are pleased to welcome Rich Franz-Under from Pima County and Bob Sherry from the City of Tucson who will discuss the major changes to the IECC 2012 energy code. See you there!
OCTOBER LUNCH MEETING
Topic: 2012 IECC Round Table Discussion
Speakers: Richard Franz-Under and Robert Sherry
Date: Wednesday, October 10
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
Location: Feast (3719 E. Speedway)
Discussion will focus on major changes to the 2012 IECC commercial provisions.
About the speakers:
Richard Franz-Under is a registered architect in California and Arizona, with over 15 years experience with green building. He initiated the design and construction of the first LEED building in Arizona and has experience as the project architect for LEED registered buildings. He currently oversees the application of the IECC as well as the Regional Green Building Program and the LEED for Homes Program at Pima County.
Robert Sherry is a registered mechanical engineer in Vermont and Arizona, with over 25 years experience as a design engineer and an additional 9 years experience as a plans examiner. His experience as a lead mechanical engineer has ranged from the design of manufacturing facilities to observatories and from smelter design to clean room design. He currently reviews commercial plans for mechanical, plumbing, and energy code compliance for the City of Tucson.
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ASHRAE SOCIETY NEWS
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ATLANTA – Lighting requirements to enhance productivity and comfort of occupants have been proposed for a green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).
ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2011, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, provides a design standard for those who strive for high performance buildings. It covers key topical areas of site sustainability, water-use efficiency, energy ef¬ficiency, indoor environmental quality and the building’s impact on the atmosphere, materials and resources.
New Guideline From ASHRAE Focuses On Smoke Control System Commissioning
ATLANTA - ASHRAE has added to its suite of commissioning guidance to ensure buildings and systems operate as intended with a new guideline on commissioning for smoke control systems.
Guideline 1.5-2012, The Commissioning Process for Smoke Control Systems, describes the technical requirements of the commissioning process described in ASHRAE’s Guideline 0-2005, The Commissioning Process, to verify that the smoke control system achieves the owner’s project requirements.