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 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
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 email@example.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course looks at the major changes to ASHRAE 90.1-2010 through the lens of a case study project where energy modeling was used to determine the new standard’s effects on energy savings and LEED certification.
Identify the major changes in ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and why it is important to begin preparing clients for these changes now.
Describe the changes made in ASHRAE 90.1 over the years making for more stringent requirements and an increased need for creative and innovative
Discuss how a LEED-certified building under one version of the standard would not necessarily be certified under a newer version and changes required to maintain the projected energy savings.
Identify how energy modeling can help design firms plan for and reach a project’s energy savings goal with respect to ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and LEED v4
Scott Bowman, PE LEED Fellow
Owner – Building Sage
Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
Scott retired as Principal and Corporate Sustainability Leader with KJWW, a multi-discipline engineering consulting firm of over 500 people, in June of 2014. He represents extensive experience in consulting engineering and the built environment. He was involved in most LEED projects (over 130 upon his retirement) for the firm and speaks regularly on sustainability at regional and national conferences and provides regular training on multiple subjects. To further expand his voice in the built environment, Scott formed Integrated Design + Energy Advisors to assist owners and design teams to reach high levels of performance on their projects through many different methods and services. In general, he intends to help projects Start Better; Reach Higher; Finish Strong. He is also president of the Iowa USGBC chapter and dual member of the Idaho chapter. You can learn more and see Scott’s resume at http://www.ideabuildworks.com/assets/downloads/IDEA-Scott_Bowman_Resume.pdf
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.
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).