We were pleased to welcome Warren Siringer and Daniel Ice from Pima County to our November meeting to discuss the major Mechanical and Plumbing changes associated with the 2012 building codes. I hope everyone took away something useful from the presentation. We had a total of 38 people attend the meeting at Feast. We received 23 evaluation forms with a total point average of 93.2 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.
Save the date, the 2013 Product Show is set for Wednesday February 27 from 3 pm – 6 pm at Pima Community College at Stone and Speedway. We will have information on the website for interested vendors and attendees. Please check it out at www.ashraetucson.org.
The 2013 Tucson ASHRAE Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday April 19 at the Hilton El Conquistador! The shotgun start will begin at 8 am. Information will be posted soon on the website for sponsorships and entry forms.
For our next lunch meeting on Wednesday 12/12, we are pleased to welcome Duane Genter from Harsco Industrial Patterson Kelley, who will cover Boiler Efficiencies including condensing vs. non-condensing applications. Should be excellent information, see you there!
DECEMBER LUNCH MEETING
Topic: Boiler Technology for Sustainable Building Practices
Speaker: Duane Genter
Date: Wednesday, December 12
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
Location: Feast (3719 E. Speedway)
How to develop and optimize boiler system efficiencies utilizing available industry technology. Boiler industry applications for sustainable building; topics include heat exchanger design, metallurgy, fabrication, burner and boiler controls, venting, advanced piping, and equipment integration.
About the speaker:
Duane Genter, Harsco Industrial Patterson Kelley, Regional Sales Manager, Resides in Green Valley, CA Graduated from California State University Hayward, 11 years industry experience, Hydronics and sales engineering.
Climatec is searching for a well-qualified applicant to join our technical sales staff. The position is responsible for presenting, demonstrating and providing design assistance for our full line of HVAC equipment and systems. The applicant should possess an engineering degree or have a solid background and experience in HVAC related processes and be familiar with equipment used within our industry. Good communication skills are critical to success in this position. This is a full time position with massive potential and great rewards. If you meet these criteria and are interested in exploring this immediate opportunity please contact Larry Borges email@example.com 520-352-5223.
ASHRAE LEARNING INSTITUTE
HVAC Design: Level I - Essentials
Gain practical skills and knowledge in designing, installing and maintaining HVAC systems that can be put to immediate use. The training provides real-world examples of HVAC systems, including calculations of heating and cooling loads, ventilation and diffuser selection using the newly renovated ASHRAE Headquarters building as a living lab.
HVAC Design: Level II - Applications
Developed by industry-leading professionals, the workshop provides participants with advanced level information about designing, installing and maintaining HVAC systems that can be put to immediate use. Participants will gain an in-depth look into Standards 55, 62.1, 90.1, and 189.1 and the Advanced Energy Design Guides, as well as a range of other HVAC topics including: HVAC equipment and systems; energy modeling; designing mechanical spaces; designing a chiller plant; and BAS controls.
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ASHRAE SOCIETY NEWS
ASHRAE To Hold "Breaking News" Standards Update At 2013 Winter Conference
ATLANTA – “Extra! Extra! Hear All About It!” Attendees at ASHRAE’s 2013 Winter Conference will be the first to learn about the latest goings-on related to Society standards as part of the technical program.
The 2013 Winter Conference, www.ashrae.org/dallas, takes place Jan. 26-30 at the Sheraton Dallas. The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo® (AHR Expo), www.ahrexpo.com, held in conjunction with the Winter Conference, runs Jan. 28-30 at the Dallas Convention Center.
ASHRAE Technology Awards Highlight Outstanding Building Projects
ATLANTA – Engineers play a vital role in their communities, working to provide safe, comfortable and energy efficient buildings for everyone from students to firefighters. The winners of the 2013 ASHRAE Technology Awards have proven the value of engineering in their communities with the design of a fire station, hospital, university recreation center, nature museum, offices and even a national energy laboratory.
The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design. Their designs incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality. The awards communicate innovative systems design to other ASHRAE members and highlight technological achievements of ASHRAE to others around the world. Winning projects are selected from entries earning regional awards.