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August Joint Chapter Meeting with USGBC MO Gateway

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION

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.

April Technology Awards Night

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY FOR ASHRAE Awards Night Monday, April 17, 2017

REGISTER:
http://ashrae-stl.org/registration/

Location:
Moulin Events
2017 Chouteau Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103

Chapter Members Cost $0.00when chapter dues paid

Non-Members Cost $25.00

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

5:30 PM-6:00 PM       Registration and Networking
6:00 PM -6:30 PM      Dinner
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM     Technology Awards Presentations
7:45 PM – 7:55 PM      Kirk Mescher Scholarship Presentation
7:55 PM – 8:15 PM      Scholarship Award Presentations
8:15 PM – 8:30 PM      Installation of Officers
8:30 PM – 8:40 PM      2017 ASHRAE CRC Update

 

Please Note:

Registration for this meeting is capped at 75 seats! So register NOW if you want to attend this meeting!

Thermos Newsletter – January 2017

Save the Date for CRC!

Join us on our 100th Anniversary for the 2017 Chapter Regional Conference in St. Louis!

  • When: 4/20-22/2017
  • Where: Hyatt Regency in downtown St. Louis – secure by March 23rd!
  • Hotel Reservation information on the ASHRAE-STL website
  • Registration details to be posted soon!
  • Social Event: 100 Years RP After Party – details to be announced!
Letter from the President

Happy New Year Everyone!!

I hope everyone had a blessed Holiday Season and enjoyed a little time off with your family.  Perhaps you enjoyed a little too much and now you need some time off FROM your family!!!

It’s the time of the year where we switch up our meeting time so don’t forget we will now be meeting in the evenings.  Yes we are going to hand out two drink tickets to everyone again this year at the meetings.  Speaking of meetings a big shout out to Grant Irvine our Programs Chair on a great first half of the year.  We have had lots of positive feedback on the speakers and our attendance has been over 100 attendees consistently at the meetings.

Don’t forget the Annual Winter Meeting and Expo is coming up at the end of the month in LAS VEGAS which is always a good time.  I hope to see many familiar faces there.  I want to take care of some official business really quick.  Jim Rosick – the board has received and reviewed your request and I must inform you that the BOG has determined that we will not be reimbursing you for front row tickets and back stage passes to the Britney Spears concert.  While we appreciate all you have done for the chapter we just don’t feel this is a proper use of chapter funds!!!

CRC 2017 is just around the corner and Brian Ingenthron and his committee are in full swing making sure all the parts and pieces are in place to make this a successful event.  Stay tuned for additional updates on CRC 2017.

I am happy to announce that Zach Melber will be taking over the duties as the Student Activities chair.  As mentioned in our last chapter meeting our previous chair Danny McGrail has accepted a new position in Kansas City.  We thank Danny and wish him nothing but the best!

Chris Swallow – Chapter President

Chris Swallow, Chapter President
Chris Swallow, Chapter President
Honors & Awards Committee Starts Off Strong in 2017

The St. Louis Chapter has nominated one of its members, Danny Halel, for the ASHRAE Standards Achievement Award.  This award recognizes… read more here.

PE Refresher Course

Are you or a colleague preparing to take the PE exam next spring? If so, consider taking the Professional Engineer Refresher Course, organized by MSPE, ASCE, and the St. Charles County Community College. The mechanical course is taught by ASHRAE member Al Black.

Please download the brochure if interested: brochure-mspe-refresher-spring-2017.

This course is not affiliated with ASHRAE St. Louis Chapter. This information is provided as a service to the chapter membership.

Technology Awards

It’s that time of year to start thinking about submitting a project for the 2017 Technology Awards.  Projects can be submitted for the following building types:  Commercial, Institutional, Health Care, Industrial, Public Assembly, or Residential.  The project can be a new construction, existing building retrofit, or retro-commissioning.

The requirements are simple:  you must be an ASHRAE member to submit and projects need to be substantially complete but do not need to be in operation for 1 year (though that will be required to compete past the Chapter level).  Projects are then judged on energy efficiency, indoor air quality, innovation, cost effectiveness, operation and maintenance, and environmental impact.

All information regarding these awards can be found at: https://www.ashrae.org/membership–conferences/honors–awards/technology-awards-program-overview

The Chapter Level application (short form) which describes what information needs to be submitted can be found at:  https://www.ashrae.org/membership–conferences/honors–awards/technology-awards-program

This year’s deadline will be Friday, March 3rd.  Please reach out to Chad Adler at 314-812-4537 or chad.b.adler@jci.com for more information or to submit a project.

Board Member Highlight: Zach Melber

Zach Melber

Welcome to the New Members!
  • William Andrew Faust
  • Jordan Brodnax
  • Jimmy Gericke
  • James Watson
  • Margaret Bailey
See you in Las Vegas!

Region VI and V Dinner

  • When: Sunday, Jan 29th at 6:30pm (cash bar)
  • Cost: $55/person
  • Where: TREVI Italian Restaurant at 3500 Las Vegas Boulevard
  • Register with John Rieke (john.rieke@benham.com)

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Thank you for coming!

Many thank to Paul Stewart, Director of Sales and Marketing for Desert Aire Corp., for presenting at our technical and main sessions at our January meeting.

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 Industry News

Honors & Awards Committee Starts Off Strong in 2017

The St. Louis Chapter has nominated one of its members, Danny Halel, for the ASHRAE Standards Achievement Award.  This award recognizes excellence in volunteer service for developing ASHRAE Standards and/or Guidelines.  It is a competitive award, meaning that only one winner is chosen among all nominees, so let’s keep our collective fingers crossed!  Danny Halel is a very active volunteer in the Society, having served over 14 years on Standard 15 (one of ASHRAE’s flagship Standards), whose 2016 edition was published this past year.  He is now Secretary for Standard 15 as it is being totally re-organized in format and re-written to incorporate Class 2L refrigerants.  He also currently serves on SSPC 147 as its Chair, a Standard on release of halogenated refrigerants, which is of exceptional importance in combating global climate change.  In his own words, Danny does this work for the betterment of the industry without regard to personal or employer agenda.  He believes that as we help the industry we help all who operate within it.

The St. Louis Chapter has also recently nominated one of its members to become an ASHRAE Fellow (name remains confidential until acted upon by the ASHRAE Board of Directors).  Fellow status recognizes distinction in the arts relating to the sciences of HVAC&R, or the allied arts and sciences, or in the teaching of major courses in HVAC, or who by reason of invention, research, teaching, design, original work, or as an engineering executive on projects of unusual or important scope, has made substantial contributions to the industry, and has been in good standing as a full grade Member for at least ten (10) years.  The St. Louis Chapter has only two living Fellow Members; an oversight which the Honors & Awards Chair (Steve Duda) intends to rectify over the next few years.  Send recommendations for ASHRAE Fellow to sduda@rossbar.com for consideration.

Honors & Awards Chair, Stephen Duda
Honors & Awards Chair, Stephen Duda