Region IX Chapter 77

Upcoming events

    • 25 Jan 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Santa Fe Capitol

    2018 Day on The Hill Event at the Santa Fe Capitol on Thursday January 25th , 2018 at 10:00 am.

    At the event, we will have the opportunity to meet many of the government officials that have a great influence in new government laws, but more importantly,  the adoption of ASHRAE standards that can be of great benefit to our different cities as well as our state.

    Contact GGAC Chair Alex Quintero  <alexq@varitecsolutions.com> for more info.
    • 20 Feb 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Pappadeuax Seafood Kitchen, 5011 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
    Register

    Topic: Understanding HVAC and Plant Dynamics in Grow Room Applications

    Speaker: Jim McKillip

         

    Presentation Info

    The presentation will include a basic description of plant physiology and will show why the typical HVAC design for grow rooms is not working as designed. It will discuss the various alternatives for maintaining the crucial temperature and humidity control that is vital for proper plant growth and maximizing yield.

       

    Speaker Bio

    Jim McKillip is the Western Regional Manager for Desert Aire, a manufacturer of dehumidification equipment. Jim has been an HVAC manufacturer, consulting mechanical engineer, and an HVAC manufacturer’s representative. Now, he leads Desert Aire’s effort in the western US and western Canada in providing a dehumidification, heating and cooling system engineered specifically for controlled environment agriculture and, in particular, cannabis facilities.

    • 21 Feb 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBA
    Register

    Topic: Understanding HVAC and Plant Dynamics in Grow Room Applications (Repeat)

    Speaker: Jim McKillip

         

    Presentation Info

    This is a repeat presentation of the 2/20 meeting in Albuquerque. The presentation will include a basic description of plant physiology and will show why the typical HVAC design for grow rooms is not working as designed. It will discuss the various alternatives for maintaining the crucial temperature and humidity control that is vital for proper plant growth and maximizing yield.

       

    Speaker Bio

    Jim McKillip is the Western Regional Manager for Desert Aire, a manufacturer of dehumidification equipment. Jim has been an HVAC manufacturer, consulting mechanical engineer, and an HVAC manufacturer’s representative. Now, he leads Desert Aire’s effort in the western US and western Canada in providing a dehumidification, heating and cooling system engineered specifically for controlled environment agriculture and, in particular, cannabis facilities.

    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Pappadeuax Seafood Kitchen, 5011 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
    Register

    Topic: You Can't Afford Discomfort

    Speaker: Dan Int-Hout, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

         

    Presentation Info

    While much has been said about saving energy, little is said of the downside if the savings strategy reduces occupant productivity. The average salary in any office is 100  times greater than the full cost of heating and cooling that space. Strategies that add to the first, renovation, or operating cost of a space have to be weighed against the potential for reduced productivity when calculating the time to payback.

     We aren’t doing a very good job, it seems. BOMA continues to report that the #1 reason for tenants not renewing the lease is “occupant dissatisfaction with the thermal environment”. ASHRAE Standard 55 describes the conditions that will satisfy a majority of the occupants. It is often referenced in code, and many LEED projects have been awarded a point for compliance, at the design stage, of course.

    In practice however, we find that systems don’t operate at design, or even as designed. We will discuss the issues related to maintaining comfortable conditions.at all loads, and discuss the benefits of ventilation and economizer operations.       
       

    Speaker Bio

    Mr. Dan Int-Hout, Chief Engineer, Krueger, is responsible for the presentation of technical data and advanced application engineering for the Grilles, Registers and Diffusers, as well as the VAV air terminals, produced by Krueger. Mr. Int-Hout originally joined Krueger in 1981, but has had several other jobs in the industry, in engineering, marketing and product research roles, with Owens Corning Fiberglas, Carrier, Titus and Environmental Technologies. 

    Mr. Int-Hout has been in the air distribution research and design business since 1973, has a Masters degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelors degree in Biology and Physics from Denison University. 

    Mr. Int-Hout has written over thirty technical papers and articles on VAV system performance, acoustics, air diffusion, controls and occupant comfort. He was recently Chairman of both ASHRAE Technical and Standards Committees on Thermal Comfort, is a past Chairman of several other related ASHRAE Technical and Standards Committees, as well as ASHRAE Standards and Environmental Health Committees. 

    He received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award in 1993. He is currently the Chairman of the ARI Committee on Applied Acoustics (885) and Chair of ISO 205 U.S. Panel on Thermal Comfort. He is presently a member of the ASHRAE Technical Activities Committee (TAC).

    • 21 Mar 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    Topic: You Can't Afford Discomfort (Repeat)

    Speaker: Dan Int-Hout, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

         

    Presentation Info

    While much has been said about saving energy, little is said of the downside if the savings strategy reduces occupant productivity. The average salary in any office is 100  times greater than the full cost of heating and cooling that space. Strategies that add to the first, renovation, or operating cost of a space have to be weighed against the potential for reduced productivity when calculating the time to payback.

     We aren’t doing a very good job, it seems. BOMA continues to report that the #1 reason for tenants not renewing the lease is “occupant dissatisfaction with the thermal environment”. ASHRAE Standard 55 describes the conditions that will satisfy a majority of the occupants. It is often referenced in code, and many LEED projects have been awarded a point for compliance, at the design stage, of course.

    In practice however, we find that systems don’t operate at design, or even as designed. We will discuss the issues related to maintaining comfortable conditions.at all loads, and discuss the benefits of ventilation and economizer operations.       
       

    Speaker Bio

    Mr. Dan Int-Hout, Chief Engineer, Krueger, is responsible for the presentation of technical data and advanced application engineering for the Grilles, Registers and Diffusers, as well as the VAV air terminals, produced by Krueger. Mr. Int-Hout originally joined Krueger in 1981, but has had several other jobs in the industry, in engineering, marketing and product research roles, with Owens Corning Fiberglas, Carrier, Titus and Environmental Technologies. 

    Mr. Int-Hout has been in the air distribution research and design business since 1973, has a Masters degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelors degree in Biology and Physics from Denison University. 

    Mr. Int-Hout has written over thirty technical papers and articles on VAV system performance, acoustics, air diffusion, controls and occupant comfort. He was recently Chairman of both ASHRAE Technical and Standards Committees on Thermal Comfort, is a past Chairman of several other related ASHRAE Technical and Standards Committees, as well as ASHRAE Standards and Environmental Health Committees. 

    He received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award in 1993. He is currently the Chairman of the ARI Committee on Applied Acoustics (885) and Chair of ISO 205 U.S. Panel on Thermal Comfort. He is presently a member of the ASHRAE Technical Activities Committee (TAC).

    • 17 Apr 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Pappadeuax Seafood Kitchen, 5011 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
    Register

    Topic: How to Implement Demand Control Ventilation and Comply with ASHRAE Standards

    Joint Meeting with IFMA

    Speaker: Hoy Bohanon, PE, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

         

    Presentation Info

    ASHRAE standards 90.1 and 189P require demand control ventilation in some instances. ASHRAE standard 62.1 allows demand control ventilation but places restrictions on its application. Many existing installations do not comply with the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1. What is required and what strategies and technologies can be used to meet the requirements of the all the standards? 

    GBCI Approved | 1 CE Hour | 0920010384

    AIA Approved | 1 LU/HSW | BOHANON02

         

    Speaker Bio

    Hoy Bohanon, PE, LEED AP, BEAP is principal in Hoy Bohanon Engineering, PLLC, a firm that focuses on improving the performance of existing mission critical buildings.  Mr. Bohanon began his engineering career as a research and design engineer, and then gained experience as a project engineer, facilities engineer, facilities manager, indoor air quality research engineer, environmental engineer, and business owner. He has a master’s degree in engineering from North Carolina State University, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.  

    Mr. Bohanon has written technical papers and articles on indoor air quality, operations, and maintenance and is a frequent presenter at technical society meetings. He is a recipient of the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award and is chair of ASHRAE Standard 62.1 committee, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality.  He also serves on the bEQ committee,. He is chair of the US Technical Advisory Group panel 1 (general principles) and panel 4 (indoor air quality) for ISO TC205 Building Environment Design.  He is a co-author of The Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning and Performance Metric Protocols for Commercial Buildings: Best Practices Guide. He also teaches multiple courses for the ASHRAE Learning Institute addressing ASHRAE 62.1 and IAQ.  Mr. Bohanon is also a member of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina, US Green Building Council, and I2SL.


    • 17 Apr 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    Topic: How to Implement Demand Control Ventilation and Comply with ASHRAE Standards (Repeat)

    Speaker: Hoy Bohanon, PE, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

         

    Presentation Info

    This is a repeat presentation from the 4/17 meeting in Albuquerque. 

    ASHRAE standards 90.1 and 189P require demand control ventilation in some instances. ASHRAE standard 62.1 allows demand control ventilation but places restrictions on its application. Many existing installations do not comply with the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1. What is required and what strategies and technologies can be used to meet the requirements of the all the standards? 

    GBCI Approved | 1 CE Hour | 0920010384

    AIA Approved | 1 LU/HSW | BOHANON02

         

    Speaker Bio

    Hoy Bohanon, PE, LEED AP, BEAP is principal in Hoy Bohanon Engineering, PLLC, a firm that focuses on improving the performance of existing mission critical buildings.  Mr. Bohanon began his engineering career as a research and design engineer, and then gained experience as a project engineer, facilities engineer, facilities manager, indoor air quality research engineer, environmental engineer, and business owner. He has a master’s degree in engineering from North Carolina State University, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.  

    Mr. Bohanon has written technical papers and articles on indoor air quality, operations, and maintenance and is a frequent presenter at technical society meetings. He is a recipient of the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award and is chair of ASHRAE Standard 62.1 committee, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality.  He also serves on the bEQ committee,. He is chair of the US Technical Advisory Group panel 1 (general principles) and panel 4 (indoor air quality) for ISO TC205 Building Environment Design.  He is a co-author of The Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning and Performance Metric Protocols for Commercial Buildings: Best Practices Guide. He also teaches multiple courses for the ASHRAE Learning Institute addressing ASHRAE 62.1 and IAQ.  Mr. Bohanon is also a member of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina, US Green Building Council, and I2SL.


    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    Topic: Making Energy Efficiency a Reality

         

    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: TBA

    Speaker: TBA

         

    Presentation Info

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Past events

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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