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2018 Winter Conference & AHR EXPO

ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo is where passionate people come together to share knowledge, learn new things and meet new people. This conference is a great way to immerse yourself in a growing community of incredibly smart, dedicated people.  The 2018 Winter Conference will be at the Palmer House in Chicago, January 20-24, and the AHR Expo is at McCormick Place, January 22-24.  The 2018 Expo will host more than 2,000 exhibitors and 65,000 industry professionals. When you register for the ASHRAE Conference, your ASHRAE badge will give you access to the AHR Expo. Find out more at 2018-ashrae-winter-conference.

Not an ASHRAE Member? Join by November 23, 2017 with code “Friends” to be automatically entered to win a complimentary 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference registration and 5 night hotel stay in Chicago. Find out more at ASHRAE Friends Give-a-Way.

August Joint Chapter Meeting with USGBC MO Gateway

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August Chapter Meetings
Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Ste. 200, St. Louis, MO 63103

EVENT SCHEDULE:
5:30 PM– 6:15 PM Registration & Networking
6:15 PM – 7:30 PM Brief Remarks & Building Tour
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The Value of Energy Analysis, from Design Day One
In partnership with USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter

This interactive program will provide attendees with a charrette experience for evaluating and driving building energy performance—to analyze results in real time, as early as pre-design. During this session, volunteer participants act as design team members from all disciplines, working with real building characteristics and an actual building design. Using an analysis approach that assists with a cost benefit discussion, the participants will assemble “bundles” of selected energy efficiency measures to play out what-if scenarios, discussing the merits and challenges of each bundle. This program, with live tools and facilitation, will demonstrate an effective method for guiding energy decision-making during early design, towards achieving higher efficiency goals and increasingly stringent energy codes.

Learning Objectives:
•Recognize the value early energy analysis provides to the design process and client decision-making
•Identify a range of energy-efficiency options and their impacts on energy outcomes during various stages of design
•Interpret building performance and financial information provided by energy analysis results, including lifecycle costs
•Examine how decisions made very early in pre-design can increase energy savings opportunities

SPEAKER
Dana Kose, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Faculty

Dana Kose has over 17 years of experience managing the implementation of Energy Design Assistance services for key clients in high-performance buildings. As Project Executive, she is responsible for building market position by establishing and maintaining relationships with key clients. Since joining The Weidt Group in 2009, she has been managing projects totaling more than three million square feet.

Before joining The Weidt Group, Dana was the Director of Sustainability for Universal Development Company, where she performed sustainability consulting and was responsible for managing the company’s sustainability practices. Prior to that, she managed the green practices and LEED efforts of Mortenson Construction. She has also performed estimating, scheduling, and project engineering in addition to business development.

Ms. Kose received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. A LEED Accredited Professional, she has been significantly involved with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) at the local, regional and national levels, including serving as Chair of the Education Steering Committee. She is a frequent speaker about energy conservation and sustainable building practices for organizations such as USGBC and AIA.