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New Mexico ASHRAE will advance the arts and sciences of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and related human factors to serve the evolving needs of the public and ASHRAE within New Mexico.
Thin Air President's Message

December Meeting

We will be touring the Isotopes Stadium,  followed by a social meeting at Two Fools  Tavern.

Address: Isotopes Park 1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE, Albuquerque NM 87106
Date: 12/18/2014
Time: 2:45pm
Cost: Free of charge

Address: Two Fools Tavern – 3211 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque NM 87106
Time: Approximately 4 pm
RSVP to Joe Higham if you will attend.



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November 2014 Lunch Meeting


Where: Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 5011 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

When: November 18, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM     Correction: 5:30pm

Speaker: Lawrence Sunshine, Vice President, Plasma Air International

The seldom used and little known IAQ Procedure from ASHRAE’s Standard 62.1 allows engineers and building owners to reduce the amount of required outside air by evaluating the contaminant levels before and after air purification. The procedure meets the Ventilation Exception of the International Mechanical Code (IMC). It is simplified and presented in a straightforward manner.

Presentation Agenda
• The positive effects of a higher ion count
• How Bipolar Ionization technology works
• Product performance – laboratory testing
• Products
• Selection guides
• Target applications
• ASHRAE’s IAQ Procedure (and the IMC Exception)
• Cost analysis of a typical project
• How to design an IAQ Procedure project
• Validation case study
• Worldwide references
• Technology summary

About the Speaker: Lawrence Sunshine brings with him more than 25 years of experience as both an engineer and executive in the HVAC and Indoor Air Quality industries. As Vice President of Plasma Air International, he overseas their expansion into the North American IAQ market while advancing the company’s global business development strategy.

Prior to joining Plasma Air in 2004, Mr. Sunshine was the VP of Marketing for Lindab, the world’s largest duct system manufacturer, where he was instrumental in winning national accounts such as Gap, Wal-Mart, Walgreen’s and Publix Supermarkets. He was also Lindab’s representative to the international steering committee for the company’s AutoCAD® driven software application, CADvent®. Prior to joining Lindab, Mr. Sunshine began his career in 1988 as an HVAC engineer and Project Manager at Joseph R. Loring and Associates in New York.

He has been an active member of ASHRAE, appointed a board member of SPIDA, and served as guest speaker at various industry events.

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