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President's Message

RobertHello <<First Name>>!

We had another great presentation last week by Steve Shostak on steam systems, pipe sizing and proper trap selection. I hope everyone took away something useful from this presentation. We had 41 total of people attend the meeting which is awesome- we really appreciate the turnout. We received 19 evaluation forms back, with a total point average of 91.6 out of 100. Remember the evaluation forms help us select future topics and speakers so please keep giving us your feedback- good, bad or otherwise. We are also looking for topics and presenters for next year so if you have any topic requests or suggestions please feel free to let me know - my email address is robertk@kcmech.net.

-Robert


November Lunch Meeting

  • Topic: Hydronics
  • Date: Wednesday, November 9th
  • Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
  • Location: Viscount Suites (4855 E.  Broadway)

About the Speaker:
Bill England is the Hydronics Training Manager for Flow Design, Inc.. He has over 25 years of experience in HVAC Sales and Engineering. In his current position, he conducts technical training sessions for in house as well as consulting engineers, owners and facilities personnel on varies topics including variable flow and pressure independent control.  Bill’s education includes a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA from University of Baltimore.


Code Committee Position

To all area members - Per the notice linked to below, Ron Boose and Yves Khawam are soliciting nominations for the proposed new consolidated County/City Building Code Committee/Board of Appeals. The have asked the the ASHRAE Tucson chapter to provide the list of nominees for the mechanical engineer nominee which we believe will also be representing plumbing and fire protection in addition to HVAC. The board will be made up of the following members:

  • ASHRAE: one Mechanical Engineer nominee
  • AIA: one Registered Architect nominee
  • SEA: one Professional Structural Engineer nominee
  • SAHBA: one General Residential Contractor nominee
  • ABA: one General Commercial Contractor and one Electrical or Mechanical Contractor nominee
  • ACT: one Mechanical/Plumbing Contractor and one Electrical Contractor nominee.
  • Ron Boose
  • Yves Khawam
If you are interested in serving on this committee as the mechanical engineer nominee, please send me an email ( robertk@kcmech.net) letting me know you are interested in the position along with a current resume by next Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Our ASHRAE Board will not voting on who to select, we will be submitting all received resumes to Yves and Ron for their consideration. Based on the nominees Ron and Yves will then screen the candidates for what they feel is the appropriate committee make-up to submit to Mayor and Council and Board of Supervisors for their consideration. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Robert Kunkel directly.

Click here to download the Public Notice (332kb .pdf)



ASHRAE Presidential Member Bellenger Remembered

ATLANTA— Immediate past ASHRAE President Lynn G. Bellenger, who served as the first woman president in the Society’s 116 year history, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19. She was president for the 2010-11 Society year, with her term ending in June 2011.

Bellenger, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, was a recognized expert in energy management, with a strong focus on the need for energy modeling to help create and refine more efficient buildings. She was a partner, Pathfinder Engineers & Architects, Rochester, N.Y.

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Guidance Helps Schools in Energy Efficiency

ATLANTA—Inefficient lighting, uncontrolled plug loads and poorly insulated roofs are just few of the factors that can contribute to a failing grade in energy consumption for K-12 school buildings. Fortunately, guidance is available to help design teams constructing K-12 school buildings cut annual energy use by 50 percent or more using off-the-shelf technology.

To help ensure schools receive an A+ in energy efficiency; owners, engineers, designers, architects and others on the building team are encouraged to download the free Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings: Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building. The guide is the second to be released in a series which provides recommendations to achieve 50 percent energy savings when compared with the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

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President:
Robert Kunkel

President-Elect:
Tom McGreal

Secretary:
Quinton Lamoreaux

Treasurer:
Buzz Wright


CTTC:
Jon Ziegler

Member Promotion:
Dave Tyrrell

Student Activities:
Dave Palty

Research Promotions:
Charlie Velasquez


Historian:
Paiman Owtad

Past President:
Buzz Wright

Member-at-large:
Rebecca Tarantino

Member-at-large:
Ray Walker