2015 Winter Conference – AHR Expo

2015 Winter Conference
Jan. 24-28
Palmer House Hilton

 Chicago, IL AHR Expo
Jan. 26-28
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

ASHRAE is excited to return to Chicago for the 2015 Winter Conference, its historically best-attended event. Attendees can discuss the latest topics in the building industry; participate in technical tours; attend ASHRAE Learning Institute courses; earn professional credits; and obtain ASHRAE certifications. Chicago also serves as the site of the AHR Expo, co-sponsored by ASHRAE and held in conjunction with the Winter Conference.
The two events combine to create the ideal atmosphere for those interested in advancing the building industry to network, inspect the latest technology and learn about the newest practices for the built environment. Don’t miss the chance to participate!

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Bill Coad’s Passing

St. Louis ASHRAE Chapter Members,

I regret to inform you that past Society President and past Chapter President Bill Coad passed away Saturday, 8/10/2014.

Visitation will be 8/18 from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm. A funeral mass will occur 8/19 at 1:00 pm. Both events will be held at:

Kutis Funeral Home
10151 Gravois Road
St. Louis, MO 63123

August 12th Joint ASHRAE & USGBC Meeting

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
5:30 pm – 6:15pm Registration & Networking 6:15pm-7:30pm Presentation

Sustainability as a National Strategic Imperative:

Retired U.S. Marine Corp Colonel Mark “Puck” Mykleby will provide an overview of his work developing a new American grand strategy. This effort began in July 2009 when Mykleby and Navy Captain wayne Porter were asked by former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to consider what a new national grand strategy should look like. He and Porter determined that sustainability needs to become our national strategic imperative if we, as a nation, are to meet the challenges and pursue the opportunities emerging in front of us as we continue into the 21st Century.
In this presentation, Mykleby will frame out the logic of sustainability as the organizing logic for our nation as well as a framework for implementation that connects macro policies with Main Street, USA.

Registration Notes

When registering online, you must press submit and then complete the form to the point where you hit “confirm.” If you do not receive an email confirmation, we do not have a record of you registering for the meeting.

Sheet Metal Workers Local 36
2319 Chouteau, Suite 200,
St. Louis, MO 63103

Chapter Members Cost $0.00*
* when chapter dues paid
Non-Members Cost $20.00
Cash, Credit Card, or Check, on arrival,
Or – Credit Cards w/ Online payment.


Everyone must register even if you have paid local dues.

ONLINE: Click on hyperlink below or copy and paste the URL into your browser:
Please make sure that you fill in all the information requested, press submit and then complete the form to the point where you hit “confirm.” Thank you.
PHONE: Must be called into 314-925-4818, no later than noon, Friday, August 8th, 2014. This number is in operation 24 hours a day.
CANCELLATION: You may cancel up to 8:00am on Tuesday before the meeting. If not canceled by this point you will be responsible for the meeting cost of $20.
PDH CERTIFICATES: Will be emailed to attendees as requested during online registrations.

Please consider completing the following survey:

High Performance Building Initiative Survey

The signatory participants in the St. Louis High Performance Building Initiative, including the St. Louis Chapter of ASHRAE, have created a survey to help understand the industry relative to Benchmarking building performance in the local region.

ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference Announces Preliminary Schedule

2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference
Sept. 10–12, 2014
Atlanta, GA

A preliminary schedule has been announced for the 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, which merges the ASHRAE Energy Modeling and IBPSA-USA SimBuild Conferences.

In addition, the schedule of pre-Conference courses has been finalized, and applications are now being accepted for student scholarships to attend the Conference.

The Conference theme of ‘BIM, BEM and SIM—Integrated Building Design and Modeling’ focuses on workflow and integration.

The papers and non-paper presentations selected for the Conference address these areas as well as innovations in modeling for the benefit of the energy modeling and building simulation industries.

The papers and presentations are organized around the following topics:

•Urban Modeling
•State of the Art BIM
•Design Firms
•New Simulation Approaches
•BIM in the Cloud
•Codes and Rating Systems
•Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Attendees will benefit by networking, by participating in numerous hands-on modeling and simulation presentations, and by seeing current tools available in the marketplace, their applications and workarounds.

In all,some 80 papers and some 80 non-paper presentations are slated to be presented.

A featured keynote speaker is Dru Crawley, Bentley, who is scheduled to deliver an address titled “BIM to SIM: Trends in Buildings, Technologies and Tools.” Additional keynote speakers are being identified.

A “Market-Reality Session—Modeling Tools” features major modeling and simulation vendors who will explain and answer questions about their software’s capabilities. Confirmed vendors are: Autodesk, Carrier, EnergyPlus, IES, OpenStudio and Trane.

In addition, 12 courses and software training are scheduled prior to the Conference on Sept. 8–9. See www.ashrae.org/simulation2014 for course descriptions and registration.

A post-conference ASHRAE Building Energy Modeling Professional certification exam will be administered on Sept. 12. Separate registration is required.

Registration Information

Early bird registration closes on July 24. For more information or to register, visit www.ashrae.org/simulation2014.

Student scholarships are available to students and recent graduates to apply for support for registration, hotel and travel. The application cut-off is July 25, 2014. Visit www.ashrae.org/simulation2014 to submit a scholarship application.