Region IX Chapter 77

Upcoming events

    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • CNM Advanced Technology Center, Room 108, 4700 Alameda Blvd. NE
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    Topic: Making Energy Efficiency a Reality

    Earn 3 PDH's through this FREE webcast hosed by ASHRAE.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    https://www.ashrae.org/professional-development/ashrae-webcast       

     

    Location

    CNM Advanced Technology Center, Room 108, 4700 Alameda Blvd. NE

     

    Presentation Info

    Is advanced technology alone solving the case for energy efficiency? Delivering meaningful energy efficiency in buildings often requires debunking myths about building products, performance and solutions. This webcast will focus on strategies and policies that dive into deep efficiency goals. Featured ASHRAE speakers will address myths and realities they’ve discovered through real life experiences. Viewers will learn how a practical design approach can help achieve optimum energy performance in commercial and high-rise residential buildings across the globe. With varying climates and economies, one must consider a holistic approach when assessing a building and its systems.      


     

    Speaker Bios

    Tom Durkin
    Recognized as an innovative and creative engineer throughout the Midwest, Tom’s designs for buildings and systems are proven to be energy-efficient and cost-effective. A nationally sought-after speaker and frequent ASHRAE author who promotes energy-smart HVAC systems, Tom has been a contributor to the U.S. Department of Energy. He designed the first “Energy Star” school HVAC system in the Midwest. In 1998, Tom presented one of his innovative systems to the United States Congress. Tom has either invented or pioneered the implementation of twelve distinct HVAC innovations, all of which save energy and reduce pollution. His work has been featured on the ABC Evening News and USA Today, and won two ASHRAE Technology Awards.

    Tom oversees all aspects of the SDA mechanical design to arrive at solutions that best meet the client’s needs. Tom’s highly qualified team of engineers is committed to providing innovative engineering systems that save on operating costs, meet the budget and match the architectural design.

    Mark Frankel

    Mark Frankel is the Technical Director for the New Buildings Institute (NBI) which develops programs, policy, training, and research on high performance buildings and energy efficiency for organizations all over the U.S. Currently Mark is involved in national coalitions to improve building performance feedback, market adoption strategies for net zero energy, and development and implementation of innovative codes and policies focused on building performance outcome and benchmarking. Mark has been consulting on energy efficiency and sustainable design for over 25 years, and has consulted on hundreds of capital projects, ranging in scale from single and multi-family residential projects to large commercial buildings and portfolio strategies. Mr. Frankel is a LEED Fellow, and a licensed architect.

    R. Christopher Mathis
    From energy efficiency and code compliance to long-term durability and sustainability, Chris Mathis spent over 35 years focusing on the role of buildings and how they perform. Chris holds a Master of Science in Architecture Studies from MIT where he focused on energy use in buildings. His research career has addressed a variety of building science topics – from insulation testing, fenestration performance and effective building performance policy. 

    Since the early 1980s, Chris volunteered with Standards and Code development internationally. Chris worked to improve IECC, IGCC, and helped develop the US energy performance rating and labeling system for windows, doors and skylights. At ASHRAE, he has worked to help shape several ASHRAE standards such as 90.1, 90.2, and 189.1. He has published two books and numerous technical papers on a variety of building science topics. He is also an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, conducting seminars worldwide on a variety of residential and commercial building performance topics. 

    Now, as president of Mathis Consulting Company (MC2), Chris focuses on working with strategically-aligned clients, leveraging knowledge and understanding to improve buildings, building products and the codes and standards that govern them. In this capacity, Chris provides technical input, guidance and support to code development efforts on topics ranging from local energy and green building policy to delivering on building energy performance targets.

    • 15 May 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Pappadeuax Seafood Kitchen, 5011 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
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    Topic: The New Legionella Standard: ANSI/ASHRAE 188-2015 ‘Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems

    Speaker: Pat Graef, PE, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

         

    Presentation Info

    ASHRAE has been actively involved in providing information on Legionella since 1979 in response to the first Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in 1976 and the subsequent discovery by the CDC of the causative bacteria – Legionella. While Legionnaire's disease has been known for many years, recent outbreaks have increased awareness of the disease, its causes and prevention strategies. The CDC estimates 8-18 thousand cases per year, of which more than 10% are fatal.

    ANSI/ASHRAE 188 first published in June 2015 establishes minimum Legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems. It applies to human-occupied commercial, institutional, multi-unit residential, and industrial buildings, excluding single-family residential buildings. It is intended for use by owners & managers of human-occupied buildings, excluding single-family residential buildings and also for those involved in design, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance & service of centralized building water systems and components.

    This session provides an overview of Legionella bacteria, its source, how it is amplified, how it is transmitted and who is susceptible. There will be a detailed look at the standard, the background on its development and what is required for its application and adoption. Specific topics include the framework for legionella bacteria control measures, health care facility requirements, requirements for adopting a Water Management Program for specific devices such as cooling towers, ornamental fountains, spas, etc., elements of a Water Management Program, and designer requirements.    


    Speaker Bio

    Patricia Graef, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED GA, is senior Engineer, Munters Corp., Fort Myers, Fla. Patricia Graef has spent the past 44 years focusing on engineering and developing products that control temperature and moisture in building air as well as the water associated with the processes.

    In ASHRAE she has been a voting member of Guideline 12 Managing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated With Building Water Systems since 1995 and Standard 188 Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems since 2004. She has contributed to four ASHRAE handbook chapters including Water Treatment, Humidification, Evaporative Cooling , and Gas Turbine Inlet Cooling. Graef has shared with the HVAC industry her knowledge by contributing to ASHRAE Handbooks, standards writing, monitoring research projects, and program presentations.

    • 16 May 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBA
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    Topic: The New Legionella Standard: ANSI/ASHRAE 188-2015 ‘Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems (Repeat)

    Speaker: Pat Graef, PE, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

    This is a repeat presentation that is being done on May 15 in Albuquerque.

         

    Presentation Info

    ASHRAE has been actively involved in providing information on Legionella since 1979 in response to the first Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in 1976 and the subsequent discovery by the CDC of the causative bacteria – Legionella. While Legionnaire's disease has been known for many years, recent outbreaks have increased awareness of the disease, its causes and prevention strategies. The CDC estimates 8-18 thousand cases per year, of which more than 10% are fatal.

    ANSI/ASHRAE 188 first published in June 2015 establishes minimum Legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems. It applies to human-occupied commercial, institutional, multi-unit residential, and industrial buildings, excluding single-family residential buildings. It is intended for use by owners & managers of human-occupied buildings, excluding single-family residential buildings and also for those involved in design, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance & service of centralized building water systems and components.

    This session provides an overview of Legionella bacteria, its source, how it is amplified, how it is transmitted and who is susceptible. There will be a detailed look at the standard, the background on its development and what is required for its application and adoption. Specific topics include the framework for legionella bacteria control measures, health care facility requirements, requirements for adopting a Water Management Program for specific devices such as cooling towers, ornamental fountains, spas, etc., elements of a Water Management Program, and designer requirements.    


    Speaker Bio

    Patricia Graef, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED GA, is senior Engineer, Munters Corp., Fort Myers, Fla. Patricia Graef has spent the past 44 years focusing on engineering and developing products that control temperature and moisture in building air as well as the water associated with the processes.

    In ASHRAE she has been a voting member of Guideline 12 Managing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated With Building Water Systems since 1995 and Standard 188 Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems since 2004. She has contributed to four ASHRAE handbook chapters including Water Treatment, Humidification, Evaporative Cooling , and Gas Turbine Inlet Cooling. Graef has shared with the HVAC industry her knowledge by contributing to ASHRAE Handbooks, standards writing, monitoring research projects, and program presentations.

Past events

17 Apr 2018 Los Alamos Meeting: Distinguished Lecturer: How to Implement DCV and Comply with ASHRAE Standards (Repeat)
17 Apr 2018 April Chapter Meeting: Distinguished Lecturer: How to Implement DCV and Comply with ASHRAE Standards
06 Apr 2018 2018 Research Promotion Trap Shoot - Sponsor Registration
06 Apr 2018 2018 Research Promotion Trap Shoot - Shooter Registration
21 Mar 2018 Los Alamos Meeting: Distinguished Lecturer: You Can't Afford Discomfort (Repeat)
20 Mar 2018 March Chapter Meeting: Distinguished Lecturer: You Can't Afford Discomfort
21 Feb 2018 Los Alamos Meeting: Understanding HVAC and Plant Dynamics in Grow Room Applications (Repeat)
20 Feb 2018 Feb Chapter Meeting: Understanding HVAC and Plant Dynamics in Grow Room Applications
25 Jan 2018 Day on the Hill
16 Jan 2018 Jan Chapter Meeting: The Essential Role of Indoor Air Quality in Patient Outcomes
19 Dec 2017 Los Alamos Meeting: The Path to Zero Energy Buildings
19 Dec 2017 Dec Chapter Meeting: The Path to Zero Energy Buildings
14 Nov 2017 Nov Chapter Meeting: Meteorology and Climate of New Mexico
10 Nov 2017 Technical Tour - Presbyterian Energy Center and Rio Bravo Brewery
17 Oct 2017 Oct Chapter Meeting: Ethics
26 Sep 2017 Los Alamos - Sept Meeting: Data Center Design
19 Sep 2017 Sept Chapter Meeting: Data Center Design
15 Sep 2017 2017 Annual Golf Tournament - Player Registration
15 Sep 2017 2017 Annual Golf Tournament - Sponsor Registration
22 Jul 2017 Young Engineers in ASHRAE Ninja Park Event
23 May 2017 May Chapter Meeting: Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System for Water Savings in an Energy-Efficient HPC Data Center: Modeling and Installation
18 Apr 2017 Apr Chapter Meeting: Applying ERVs to Enhance IAQ
14 Mar 2017 Mar Chapter Meeting: Distinguished Lecturer - Standard 62.1 Updates
21 Feb 2017 Feb Chapter Meeting: Who Sabotaged My High Performance Building Part 2: Hydronic Systems
03 Feb 2017 YEA Bowling Social
17 Jan 2017 Jan Chapter Meeting: Controls Forum
13 Dec 2016 Dec Chapter Meeting: 2012 IECC
15 Nov 2016 Nov Chapter Meeting: Ethics
25 Oct 2016 Oct Chapter Meeting: Distinguished Lecturer - Design Concepts in DOAS
27 Sep 2016 Sept Chapter Meeting: Applied Psychrometrics
09 Sep 2016 2016 Annual Golf Tournament - Player Registration
09 Sep 2016 2016 Annual Golf Tournament - Sponsor Registration
10 Jun 2016 Pedaling for Porters - CANCELLED
17 May 2016 May Member Meeting and Awards: Vibration and Noise
19 Apr 2016 April Member Meeting, Computer Room Air Conditioning
15 Mar 2016 Leadership and Communications Training
15 Mar 2016 March Member Meeting: Air Conditioning - A Look Into the Past and a Guess Into the Future (Distinguished Lecturer)
16 Feb 2016 February Member Meeting: Advantages of Primary/Secondary Plumbing Design for Integrating Solar and Hydronic Heating in Residential and Small Commercial Systems
19 Jan 2016 January Member Meeting: Distinguished Lecturer - Update on Refrigerants, Past, Present and Future
08 Dec 2015 December Member Meeting - Green Gone Bad: Examples of Unintended Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Consequences
17 Nov 2015 Special Ethics Meeting
13 Nov 2015 YEA Bowling Social
20 Oct 2015 October Member Meeting
15 Sep 2015 Monthly Meeting
11 Sep 2015 Golf Tournament - Sponsorship Registration
11 Sep 2015 Golf Tournament - Player Registration

Last revised: 09.25.2017
by: Stacey Chan

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