September Chapter Meeting – 09/21/2015 @ Graphic Arts Center


Date: September 21st 2015
Location: Graphic Arts Center – 105 Progress Pkwy, Maryland Heights, MO 63043


10:15am – 10:45am Registration & Networking

10:45am-11:45am Tech Session

11:45am-1:10pm Lunch and Main Session

Tech Session

Integrating Renewable Energy Systems into Buildings
This presentation introduces technical opportunities, means, and methods for incorporating renewable energy (RE) technologies into building designs and operations. The speaker will give an overview of RE resources and available technologies used successfully in the USA to offset building electrical and thermal energy loads. Methods for applying these technologies in buildings and the role of building energy efficiency in successful RE projects will be addressed. The speaker will discuss issues related to connecting RE systems to existing electrical grids and offer tips for implementing successful RE projects. Finally, the speaker will summarize ASHRAE activities related to and/or in support of RE applications in buildings.

Lunch Session

Case Study – NREL Research Facility

This session will provide an in depth review on the performance of NREL’s Research Support Facility, which is a 360,000 SF LEED Platinum office building.

The energy goal for the building is 35kBtu/ft2/year. A rooftop photovoltaic system was implemented through a Power Purchase Agreement; daylighting; natural ventilation; and a next-generation, energy efficient data center are just a few of the energy features of the building.

For details on the process for achieving a net-zero energy building, see the booklet “The Design-Build Process for the Research Support FacilityPDF” and “The Road to Net ZeroPDF” presented by NREL’s former Deputy Laboratory Director and Chief Operating Officer at the 2011 Sustainable Operations Summit.

Read more about the facility here: 


Chapter Members Cost $0.00*

* when chapter dues paid
Non-Members Cost $25.00
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, Thursday, September 4th, 2014. This number is in operation 24 hours a day. CANCELLATION: You may cancel up to 8:00am on Monday before the meeting. If not canceled by this point you will be responsible for the meeting cost of $25.

PDH CERTIFICATES: Will be emailed to attendees as requested during online registrations.


Speaker for Both Sessions: Distinguished Lecturer; Sheila J. Hayter, P.E., LEED, AP

Sheila Hayter is the Project Assessment and Development Section Manager within the Integrated Applications Center (IAC) of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. In this capacity, she leads a team of technical and policy experts who support federal, state, and local entities on energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) topics with the goal to make significant reductions in non-renewable energy consumption through energy efficiency and increased use of RE technologies. Sheila’s work includes serving as the IAC partnership development lead and managing key accounts for the IAC and NREL, including serving as the NREL Key Account Manager for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Sheila’s past activities include leading DOE’s Solar America Cities technical assistance activities for Boston and New York City, with the goal to assist these municipalities incorporate strategies into policies, procedures, and specific projects that will result in widespread application of solar technologies. Since joining NREL in 1992, Sheila’s work has included serving on the Organizing Committee and leading the subjective judging component of the 2002, 2005, and 2007 DOE Solar Decathlons, managing sustainable buildings activities funded by the DOE Federal Energy Management Program, managing the Photovoltaics (PV) for Buildings activities funded by the DOE Solar Program, evaluating building performance during the design and monitoring phases to support the DOE High Performance Buildings Program, and writing papers, giving conference presentations, and developing/giving training related to high-performance buildings. Sheila is registered professional engineer in the State of Colorado. Sheila served on the ASHRAE Board of Directors as a vice president (2009 – 2011) and also as a Director at Large (2005 – 2008). She chaired the Publications and Education Council, has served on Technology Council, Finance Committee, Planning Committee Society Rules Committee, Research Activities Committee (chair 2004 – 2005), Continuing Education Committee (chair 1998 – 1999), and ASHRAE Program Committee. She chaired the Greening ASHRAE Meetings and Exposition presidential ad hoc committee (2006 – 2008), and was a member of the Building Energy Labeling, ASHRAE Logo, Globalization Roadmap, and Strategic Plan IV ad hoc committees as well as served as a member of the Advance Energy Design Guide Steering Committee. In addition, Sheila has served in leadership roles of many technical committees. Sheila received a 2007 NREL Staff Award for outstanding performance, 2007 Professional Progress Award from Kansas State University’s College of Engineering, and an ASHRAE Technology Award in 1999. She received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award in 2001 and the Exceptional Service Award in 2011 and was named an ASHRAE Fellow in 2008.