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).
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.
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.
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.
Tour night will review the design and operational performance of a local LEED Platinum building owned and operated by Washington University. The project was recently awarded a Technology Award by the St. Louis Chapter and is only one of nine Platinum buildings certified in Missouri; Only six others are located in St. Louis. The LEED scorecard can be reviewed online at the following URL: http://www.usgbc.org/projects/wu-loop-living-phase-1