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February Lunch Meeting

Building Energy Quotient

This month we will be teaming up with the Association of Energy Engineers to present a topic of interest to both groups. Please note that the meeting will NOT be held at Pappadeaux. You must sign up online and indicate your lunch choice. Follow this link to sign up. Scroll to bottom to view lunch options.

Location: Trane SW, 5501 San Diego Avenue Northeast, Albuquerque NM 87113
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time: 11:30AM to 1:00 PM
Cost: $15 for members, $20 for guests

Speaker: Ron Jarnagin

Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) is a building energy rating program that provides information on a building’s energy use. Two separate workbooks, one evaluating As Designed potential and the other assessing In Operation performance, form the foundation of bEQ. bEQ rests on ASHRAE methodologies and standards and the experience of qualified practitioners. These characteristics distinguish bEQ and assure owners that they are receiving reliable and consistent results and recommendations.

bEQ is developed by ASHRAE, a not-for-profit organization of engineers and other specialists dedicated to the advancement of building technology for the public’s benefit. A select committee of building design and performance professionals familiar with the Energy Star and European Union labeling programs created the Workbooks and established program criteria. bEQ was further enhanced and validated using ASHRAE’s broad technical resource network consisting of building energy modeling experts, energy assessors and representatives from utilities, government, and the advocacy community.


About the Speaker:

Mr. Jarnagin has been involved in energy-related research and development activities for over 35 years.  His background is diverse, including work in the areas of fluid flow, power plants, automotive and transportation systems, HVAC systems, energy use in buildings, smart grid activities and energy standards development.  Mr. Jarnagin has served on numerous utility, government, and business advisory boards, lending his expertise to solving their respective energy problems.  He served on the faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida for 10 years, and has been with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the past 20 years.

Mr. Jarnagin is active in standards development activities, both nationally and internationally. He chaired ASHRAE’s Standard 90.1 committee for 4 years, providing the leadership to successfully complete a comprehensive revision to that standard in 1999.  In addition, he chaired the International Standards Organization (ISO) TC 205, Building Environment Design. He chaired a multi-disciplinary team made up of members of four organizations that produced the first Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Small Offices which won 3 national awards from sustainability organizations in the U.S.  In addition, he served as chair or vice chair of 3 additional AEDGs.  Mr. Jarnagin is active in ASHRAE, having served on the Board of Directors as a Director-at-Large, and served as an ASHRAE Vice President as well.  He also served as the Chairman of ASHRAE’s Technology Council, which has stewardship for all of ASHRAE’s research, standards, and technical committees.

Mr. Jarnagin chaired the Sustainability Roadmap Ad Hoc committee that developed ASHRAE’s Sustainability Roadmap and the Sustainability Oversight Committee charged with managing the implementation.  He chaired ASHRAE’s Vision 2020 Committee and served on the Strategies for a Global Environment Committee in addition to leading the ASHRAE Building Energy Labeling Committee.  He is a member of the ASHRAE Headquarters Renovation Committee that undertook a multi-million dollar renovation of the headquarters building in Atlanta with the goal of achieving a LEED-EB Gold rating as well as making the headquarters a Living Laboratory showcase that can be utilized by the members.

Currently Mr. Jarnagin was part of a U.S. delegation to China, assisting the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology in planning for a Hydrogen Economy in China.  As one of the activities in support of the Chinese effort, Mr. Jarnagin participated in the design of an innovative, renewable energy based hydrogen refueling station that was constructed to serve the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  Mr. Jarnagin has also worked with the Chinese Association of Refrigeration representing ASHRAE to help in the development of HVAC product standards for China.

During his career at PNNL, Mr. Jarnagin has worked extensively in the Building Energy Standards and Commercial Equipment Standards programs, and managed the Building Energy Standards Program for a number of years.  He has served as a Technical Group Leader, Business Team Leader, and has lead several teams preparing bids for large government solicitations.

Mr. Jarnagin has received the Distinguished Service Award from ASHRAE, was recognized as the 2004 NSPE Engineer of the Year in Tri-Cities, WA, received 2003 AEE Special Recognition award for service to industry and 1999 Presidential Award from IESNA.  He holds graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and Accounting from Louisiana State University.  He is also a decorated U.S. Navy veteran of Vietnam having served with the river patrol forces there.



Describe your order in “Special Instructions and Comments” section of on-line registration form
Please indicate whether you are a member of ASHRAE in your Special Instructions when placing your order.


Make your selection within one of the seven options below, plus chips, desert and drink as applicable.

Bread: French Bread or Unwich (lettuce wrap)
#1 Pepe Real applewood smoked ham and provolone cheese garnished with lettuce, tomato, and mayo.
#2 Big John Medium rare choice roast beef, topped with yummy mayo, lettuce, and tomato.
#3 Totally Tuna Fresh housemade tuna, mixed with celery, onions, and our tasty sauce, then topped with cucumber, lettuce, and tomato.
#4 Turkey Tom Fresh sliced turkey breast, topped with lettuce, tomato and mayo. (The original)
#5 Vito® The original Italian sub with genoa salami, provolone, capicola, onion, lettuce, tomato & a real tasty Italian vinaigrette. (Hot peppers by request)
#6 Vegetarian Layers of provolone cheese separated by real avocado spread, sliced cucumber, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.
J.J.B.L.T. Bacon, lettuce, tomato, & mayo.
Chips: Regular, BBQ, Jalapeño, Salt & Vinegar, or Thinny
Cookies: Chocolate Chunk Cookie or Raisin Oatmeal Cookie
Drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, or Bottled Water

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