The Dry Heat Exchanger


February was  quite the month for ASHRAE! We had the Factory Tour of the SunDanzer facility on 2/7/13, followed by a great Happy Hour at the Barrio Brewery. Then in our February meeting, where we were pleased to welcome Derrick Denis from Clark Seif Clark who spoke to our chapter about Indoor Air Quality issues, mold, and some of the things to be done to avoid these issues in design. I hope everyone took away something useful from the presentation. We had a total of 31 people attend the meeting at Feast.  We received 23 evaluation forms with a total point average of 92 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

To end the month, the 2013 Product Show, was held on Wednesday 2/27/13 at Pima Community College at Stone and Speedway. This is the 2nd year of the Product Show, a collaboration between the Ashrae Tucson Chapter and the USGBC Arizona Chapter. We had well over 100 people attend the event, and everyone enjoyed the catered food by Sutter’s. A great time was had by all! We wish to acknowledge and thank all of the vendors that participated in the show:

  • Advanced Controls
  • Climatec
  • Custom Air Solutions – Silver Sponsor
  • Lennox – Silver Sponsor
  • Lutron Electronics
  • Mage Solar
  • Mechanical Sales
  • Mechanical Products SW
  • MicroMetl – Silver sponsor
  • McCook Boiler and Pump
  • Norman S. Wright
  • Sigler/AZME – Silver sponsor
  • The Solar Store
  • Trane/Calmac – Silver sponsor

Also, special thanks to the Product Show Committee for organizing this very successful event - Rebecca Tarantino, Richard Mills, Charlie Velasquez. Thank you Robert Kunkel and Karen Scrimshaw for handling the registration and raffle prizes.

Sign up now…….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 is posted on the website for sponsorship and entry forms. Come join us for some golf and fun!

For our next lunch meeting  on Wednesday 3/13, we are pleased to welcome TEP to talk to us about the available utility rebates.   Should be excellent information, see you there! 




Papers Sought for First International Conference on Energy, Indoor Environment in Hot Climates

ATLANTA – Papers are being sought for a conference focused on energy and indoor air quality in hot and humid climates.

Organized by ASHRAE, the Qatar Oryx Chapter and the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, the First International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates takes place Feb. 24-26, 2014, in Doha, Qatar. It is endorsed by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

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Protocols For Performance Measurement Published

ATLANTA – Tools and techniques for measuring, managing and improving the performance of a facility as demonstrated by its energy and water use and indoor environmental quality, are contained in a new guide.

“This is the book that facility managers, building operators, technicians, consultants, commissioning authorities, architects and design engineers need to ensure that their buildings are green, energy efficient, highly productive, healthy and attractive to others,” Jim Bochat, chair of the project committee that wrote the book, said. “This Guide gives building owners and their consultants the practical performance measurement guidance to meet market demands for keeping operating costs down without sacrificing the health, comfort and productivity of their highest cost component—the building’s occupants.”

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