January 2015

ASHRAE Tucson Newsletter

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

It sounds like we had a really interesting topic for our January luncheon meeting. I was not able to attend, but I would like to extend our thanks to Brian Monk. Mr. Monk, who is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, gave us a great presentation on Airborne Contaminant Control in Healthcare Environments. This was a very broad overview affecting both indoor and outdoor particulate control. I heard it was interesting to hear about areas that have very poor OSA and need special filtration to remove particles and odor contaminants. 

For our next meeting on February 10th, we would like to welcome Sheila Hayter. She will be discussing Integrating Renewable Energy Systems into Buildings. This presentation introduces technical opportunities, means, and methods for incorporating renewable energy (RE) technologies into building designs and operations.  Sheila will give an overview of RE resources and available technologies used successfully in the USA to offset building electrical and thermal energy loads.  Methods for applying these technologies in buildings and the role of building energy efficiency in successful RE projects will be addressed.  She will discuss issues related to connecting RE systems to existing electrical grids and offer tips for implementing successful RE projects. Finally, Sheila will summarize ASHRAE activities related to and/or in support of RE applications in buildings.

Coming up Soon: The Building Industry Trade Show is set for February 19th at the Pima Community College Downtown Campus. This event is put on by our local ASHRAE and the USGBC chapters. If you would like to help with any of the planning or volunteer at the event, please contact rcallimanis@siglers.com.

Golf is coming up! Keep the date of Friday April 24th open on your calendar. We will be hosting our annual golf event at the Forty Niner Country Club again this year. More details as we get closer to the event. 

If you have any recommendations or comments for presentation topics and speakers, feel free to let any of us on the ASHRAE board know. You can reach me at ebuchholz@sunmechanical.net.

Thanks and have a great day – Eric


 

FEBRUARY LUNCH MEETING

This presentation introduces technical opportunities, means, and methods for incorporating renewable energy (RE) technologies into building designs and operations.  The speaker will give an overview of RE resources and available technologies used successfully in the USA to offset building electrical and thermal energy loads.  Methods for applying these technologies in buildings and the role of building energy efficiency in successful RE projects will be addressed.  The speaker will discuss issues related to connecting RE systems to existing electrical grids and offer tips for implementing successful RE projects. Finally, the speaker will summarize ASHRAE activities related to and/or in support of RE applications in buildings.

About the Speaker:

SHEILA J. HAYTER, P.E., FASHRAE -  Sheila is the Project Assessment and Development Section Manager within the Integrated Applications Center (IAC) of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. In this capacity, she leads a team of technical and policy experts who support federal, state, and local entities on energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) topics with the goal to make significant reductions in non-renewable energy consumption through energy efficiency and increased use of RE technologies. Sheila’s work includes serving as the IAC partnership development lead and managing key accounts for the IAC and NREL, including serving as the NREL Key Account Manager for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Sheila’s past activities include leading DOE’s Solar America Cities technical assistance activities for Boston and New York City, with the goal to assist these municipalities incorporate strategies into policies, procedures, and specific projects that will result in widespread application of solar technologies.  Since joining NREL in 1992, Sheila’s work has included serving on the Organizing Committee and leading the subjective judging component of the 2002, 2005, and 2007 DOE Solar Decathlons, managing sustainable buildings activities funded by the DOE Federal Energy Management Program, managing the Photovoltaics (PV) for Buildings activities funded by the DOE Solar Program, evaluating building performance during the design and monitoring phases to support the DOE High Performance Buildings Program, and writing papers, giving conference presentations, and developing/giving training related to high-performance buildings.  Sheila is registered professional engineer in the State of Colorado.  
 
Sheila served on the ASHRAE Board of Directors as a vice president (2009 – 2011) and also as a Director at Large (2005 – 2008).  She chaired the Publications and Education Council, has served on Technology Council, Finance Committee, Planning Committee Society Rules Committee, Research Activities Committee (chair 2004 – 2005), Continuing Education Committee (chair 1998 – 1999), and ASHRAE Program Committee.  She chaired the Greening ASHRAE Meetings and Exposition presidential ad hoc committee (2006 – 2008), and was a member of the Building Energy Labeling, ASHRAE Logo, Globalization Roadmap, and Strategic Plan IV ad hoc committees as well as served as a member of the Advance Energy Design Guide Steering Committee.  In addition, Sheila has served in leadership roles of many technical committees.
 
Sheila received a 2007 NREL Staff Award for outstanding performance, 2007 Professional Progress Award from Kansas State University’s College of Engineering, and an ASHRAE Technology Award in 1999. She received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award in 2001 and the Exceptional Service Award in 2011 and was named an ASHRAE Fellow in 2008.

 



 

BUILDING INDUSTRY TRADE SHOW

  The 2015 Show will be a Collaboration between the ASHRAE Tucson Chapter and the USGBC Arizona Chapter (SB) to promote technologies, sustainability, and opportunities in the building construction and HVAC industries

 
 


 

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