September New Mexico ASHRAE Lunch Meeting
ASHRAE Technical Guidance for Energy Efficiency
Where: Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 5011 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
When: September 23, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Speaker: Thomas E. Watson, P.E.
Even without rising energy prices, the threat of global warming and a rapid decrease in our nonrenewable resources, creating sustainable built environments would be the responsible way to preserve our planet’s resources for future generations. With that in mind, ASHRAE is a leader in sustainability through such efforts as increasing the stringency of its standards, publishing a series of guides to advance energy savings, developing measurement protocols and best practices for measuring the various parameters of building related to sustainability, and providing guidance that relates to the whole building.
Currently, buildings are responsible for 40 percent of all energy consumption. Sustainable buildings achieve high performance over the full life-cycle in the areas of consumption, atmospheric emissions, discharge of harmful liquid effluents and solid wastes, negative impacts on site ecosystems and quality of indoor environment. This presentation highlights ASHRAE’s efforts in shaping tomorrow’s built environment today.
Presidential Member Tom Watson, P.E., Fellow Life Member, is Director of the Daikin Learning Institute. In his previous role he had oversight of new product development for centrifugal compressor technology and is primarily involved in technical areas related to refrigerant applications, aerodynamics, bearing design and motor applications. He holds five patents related to refrigerant, gas and chiller compressors.
As ASHRAE’s president in 2012-13, Watson directed the Society’s Board of Directors and oversees the Executive Committee. His presidential theme was Broadening ASHRAE’s Horizons, which emphasized the role of ASHRAE members as leaders in the application of sustainable design and practices in our communities worldwide.
He currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee and as chair of the committee writing ASHRAE’s standard on Legionella, Standard 188P, Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems. He is also the chair of the ASHRAE Advocacy Committee and Chair of the ASHRAE Associate Society Alliance.