The Dry Heat Exchanger

Note: There were a couple updates for the newsletter
(Job Opportunity and ASHRAE Learning Institute sections added).


We were pleased to welcome Rich Franz-Under from Pima County and Bob Sherry from the City of Tucson to our October meeting to discuss the changes to the major changes to the IECC 2012 Energy Codes adopted this year.  I hope everyone took away something useful from the presentation. We had a total of 38 people attend the meeting, and all enjoyed the excellent food at Feast! We received 21 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

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.

For our next lunch meeting  on Wednesday 11/14, we are pleased to welcome Dan Ice and Warren Siringer from Pima County  who will discuss the major Mechanical and Plumbing Code changes associated with the new 2012 building codes. Should be excellent information, see you there!



  • Topic: 2012 IBC Round Table Discussion
  • Speakers: Warren Siringer and Dan Ice
  • Date: Wednesday, November 14
  • Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
  • Location: Feast (3719 E. Speedway)
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Topic description:

Discussion will focus on mechanical and plumbing code changes associated with the 2012 building codes.

About the speakers:

Warren Siringer
Senior Plans Examiner
Master Code Professional

Dan Ice

Assistant Building Official




Ned started with Trane right after college and claims he’s never had a real job. In his 40 years, he has been called on to speak at National Trane Meetings, Pueblo Boot Camps and Satellite Broadcasts. He has hosted dozens of customers from around the world interested in the highly efficient EarthWise™ District Cooling System at the University of Arizona.

Ned holds a BSME (with honors) degree from North Carolina State University and a BA from Belmont Abbey College. He joined the Trane Boston office in 1971 and worked his way up to Sales Manager in 1985. In 1993 he decided to move to Tucson working primarily with owners and engineers. Ned actually retired in July of 2009 for 1 month before embarking on his latest venture. He is the field expert for the Long Term Strategy Implementation Team charged with creating the selling process for new products and systems.

Ned is a multi-year Top Ten Club member and takes pride in mentoring many young sales engineers. He has served on a number of Trane product and market development teams including TOPSS, Ice Storage, ICS Controls, Small Chillers, Outdoor Air Handlers and Custom Air Handlers.

Outside of Trane, Ned was on the board of the Tucson ASHRAE chapter for 13 years, and is active in USGBC, ASHRAE, and APPA. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the University of Arizona in the college of Mechanical Engineering.

Ned has been married for over 31 years, and has a grown daughter living and working in the DC area. He and his wife, Jane, recently relocated to the East Coast and bought an antique Victorian cottage in the tiny seaside resort town of Newport, RI.

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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 520-352-5223.


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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Water Efficiency Standard Opens For First Public Comment

ATLANTA – With HVAC&R systems accounting for approximately a third of water consumption in a typical office building, the need to minimize water usage is a major consideration in the built environment industry.

A standard to provide baseline requirements for the design of buildings, site and mechanical systems is being developed by ASHRAE, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Mandatory Commissioning For All Buildings Proposed For Green Building Standard

ATLANTA – Commissioning for all buildings designed and built under a green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) would become mandatory under a new proposal open for public input.

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.

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