Category Archives: Events

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Upcoming Technical Programs

Save the Date!

Below is a list of the planned programs through 2015. More information will be sent out closer to the dates of the events.

To register for the August meeting, click here.

Note the change in date and location for the September meeting!

Topic: Code Dread: Keeping Up with ASHRAE and LEED
Speaker: Scott Bowman, PE, LEEP Fellow
August 10, 2015 / 5:30-7:30pm
Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, Suite 200
2319 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103

Topic: Integrating Renewable Energy Into Buildings
Distinguished Lecturer: Sheila Hayter, PE, FASHRAE, LEEP AP
September 21, 2015 / 10:45am-1:10pm
Graphic Arts Banquet Center
105 Progress Parkway, St. Louis, MO 63043

Topic: TBD.
Distinguished Lecturer: Bill Bahnfleth, PhD, PE, FASHRAE, FASME, 2013-14 ASHRAE President
October 12, 2015 / 10:45am-1:10pm
Spazio’s Westport
12031 Lackland Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63146

Topic: Fan Efficiency Grade Requirements, Duct Static Pressure Calculations and Proper Ductwork Design
Speakers: Jay Eldridge, Jerry Williams
November 9, 2015 / 10:45am-1:10pm
Spazio’s Westport
12031 Lackland Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63146

HRATEC
Exact dates (December) and final topics are TBD
Graphic Arts Banquet Center
105 Progress Parkway, St. Louis, MO 63043

YEA Happy Hour Kicks Off New Year

In July, the Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) got together for a happy hour at the rooftop bar at the Moonrise Hotel on the Delmar Loop. The spacious bar with a great view looking out over the Loop and Forest Park provided a great setting for YEA members to bond with old friends and make connections with industry professionals.

YEA industry professionals network at Moonrise Rooftop Terrace
YEA industry professionals at Moonrise Rooftop Terrace

YEA is for members 35 and under and offers a way to get involved, meet your peers, build relationships, and have fun. YEA can help you connect with committee chairs to get involved and offers opportunities to attend ASHRAE-sponsored leadership weekends for young members wanting to grow their leadership skills or involvement with the chaper. We have monthly happy hours and send e-mail invites for each one.

“Our chapter is very lucky to have an active YEA group! By regularly attending YEA events, I’ve been able to grow as a professional, expand my network, strengthen my HVAC technical skill set, and meet a great community of peers!” – Jessica Mangler, Mechanical Engineer, Ross & Baruzzini

Upcoming Events

Our next happy hour will be August 12th at The Post Sports Bar in Maplewood, located at 7372 Manchester Road from 5-7pm! Click here to register.

In early September, YEA will be hosting a special Grill Masters event which will include grilling lessons and tips from a guest grill master (we also get to eat the food!), yard games, and (of course) refreshments. This event will be limited to 30 people, so keep an eye out for a registration email.

If you would like to be on the mailing list or are interested in attending YEA leadership weekend, contact Mike Mosbacher at mmosbacher@8760engineering.com or send an email to stlouisyea@gmail.com.

2015 ASHRAE Scholarship Golf Outing

Once again the Spring outing was a tremendous success. As usual, we dodged the weather bullet and wound up with a pretty good day  for golf. Over $8000.00 was raised for the St. Louis Chapter Scholarship fund. 33 paying teams vied for the spoils of victory, and 21 individual companies sponsored holes. This year’s winners were as follows:

  • A Flight—1st Place—Rollie Johnson—Allen Atkins Captain-$300
  • A Flight—2nd Place—Rollie Johnson—Cris Meyer  Captain – $200
  • B Flight—1st Place—AC Systems –Vinny Stanec Captain-$200
  • B Flight—2nd Place—HVAC Solutions—Keith Pulcher  Captain- $160

Winners for the longest drive and closest to the pin contests were as follows:

  • Longest Drive—Hole 15—Jeff Smith- $50
  • Closest to Pin—Hole 5—P Braundmeier-$50
  • Closest to Pin—Hole 8—Mike Corrigan- $50
  • Closest to Pin—-Hole 12—Matt Kellar– $50
  • Closest to Pin—Hole 16—Bart Alsop–$50

In addition to the participants, I’d like to thank all of the hole sponsors. Comfort Sales, AC Systems, Alkemeyer & Assoc.,  Victaulic (2 sponsorships),  RJI, Langendorf Supply,  Commair Inc., McClure Engineering, Koch Air, HC Sharp Co., Midwest Machinery, Johnson Controls, Dynamic Controls, Blackmore and Glunt, HVAC Solutions, Thermal Mechanics,  Behrmann Co., Murphy Co., Trane, Cambridge Engineering, and Renewaire.

Thank you for your participation,

Brian Ingenthron

Chairman Special Events

4/23 ASHRAE Webcast: Existing Building Commissioning

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY FOR 

ASHRAE Webcast:New Tomorrows for Today’s Buildings: Existing Building Commissioning, Thursday, April 23, 2015

This webcast will feature industry experts who will define the benefits of existing building commissioning for the environment, occupants, operations staff, and overall ownership costs. Viewers will be able to recognize the varied scopes of commissioning, when to apply comprehensive versus focused commissioning, and best practices in existing building commissioning specifications & contracting. Food and drink provided by the St. Louis ASHRAE Chapter for all attendees.

Attendees may be awarded three (3) Professional Development Hours (PDHs). The webcast program has also been approved for three (3) AIA Learning Units (LUs) and three (3) GBCI Continuing Education Hours (CEs).

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

Location:
Johnson Controls
2280 Ball Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63146

Chapter Members Cost $0.00when chapter dues paid

Non-Members Cost $25.00

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

11:15 pm – 12:00 pm    Networking, Lunch & Drinks
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm       Webcast Presentation

Please Note:

Registration for this meeting is capped at 30 seats! So register NOW if you want to attend this meeting!

March Tour Night held at Washington University Loop Student Living Project

The theme for the March monthly meeting was Tour Night. This year’s tour was all about the Washington University Loop Student Living Initiative, also known as the Loop Lofts.

At Tour Night, the design highlights were reviewed by Jeff Crawford, Vice President of Higher Education & Research at Ross & Baruzzini, and a live demonstration of the building automation system was given by Brian Talbot, Project Manager at Johnson Controls. Discussion included challenges associated with energy efficient design and lessons learned.

The project was awarded a St. Louis Chapter Technology Award in 2014 and is one of only nine Platinum buildings certified in Missouri. The official LEED scorecard can be found here.

Sustainable features of the project included a green roof, solar PV and solar thermal, and optimized shading on the southern exposures, among other measures.
Sustainable features of the project included a green roof, solar PV and solar thermal, and optimized shading on the southern exposures, among other measures.

After the main presentation, smaller groups were formed to tour the facility. Stops along the way included the central utility plant, a typical 3-bedroom living unit, the rooftop including the solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, and the patio rooftop area.

The rooftop houses the solar PV and solar thermal systems.
The rooftop houses the solar PV and solar thermal systems.

Thank you to all tour stop presenters:

  • Jeff Crawford, Vice President of Higher Education & Research, Ross & Baruzzini
  • Brian Talbot – Project Manager, Johnson Controls
  • Ron Hubbard – Sales Engineer, Behrmann Company
  • Mike Todd – Sales Engineer, Behrmann Company
  • Jack Waterbury – Mechanical Engineer, Ross & Baruzzini

For more information about the development, hear from Henry S. Webber, Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration at Washington University in St. Louis, in this YouTube video.