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Thermos Newsletter – January 2016

Letter from the President

Welcome to the year 2016, and the midpoint of the ASHRAE season! This year, our chapter turns 99 years old, and continues a rich tradition of ASHRAE membership.

This year we’ll also be the host of the 2016 ASHRAE Annual Conference (June 25-29). This is a challenging endeavor, and I’m thankful we have a leader like Vinny Stanec to make it a success. His committee has done tremendous work thus far, but it’s not over yet.

This month’s regular meeting is our “R in Refrigeration” theme, where we host speakers focusing on refrigeration topics. Join us on January 11th, and don’t forget that we transition to evening meetings after the new year.

Finally, Society has asked that all chapters adopt a new set of bylaws. Our current bylaws were adopted in 2004, and are out of sync with national recommendations. The board will be considering the new bylaws this month and hopefully voting to accept an approved version next month.

Jim Rosick, Chapter President


Meeting Invitation: “R in ASHRAE”
  • January 11, 2016
  • Russo’s Spazio Westport
  • 12031 Lackland Rd.

4:15 – 4:45 Registration & Networking
4:45 – 5:35 Technical Session
5:45 – 7:00 Dinner and Main Session

Save the Date for our Programs!

*All programs for the rest of the year will be in the evening.
February 8, 2016 / Student Night/SMACNA
March 14, 2016 / Tour Night
April 11, 2016 / Scholarship and Awards

 HRATEC Closes Out 2015
Board Member Highlight: Jeff Henderson
Become a Sponsor Today!

You are invited to become a Sponsor of the After Party!

  • Saturday, June 25
  • 9pm – 1am
  • Thaxton Speakeasy (after Welcome Party)
  • Hosted by St. Louis Chapter
  • All proceeds from this event benefit ASHRAE Research Promotion

Volunteers Needed!

Session Monitors at Summer Conference
St. Louis Representatives Needed in Orlando
2017 CRC Committee Members Needed

YEA Happy Hour at Heavy Riff Brewing Company
Student Scholarship Applications Due February 10
Spring PE Exam Refresher Course
St. Louis Chapter Technology Awards

Tech Awards

HVAC Design Training

Industry News

Innovative Buildings Recognized By ASHRAE With Technology Awards

Switch says all data centers, clients on green power

Most Dubai towers built before 2012 ‘have non fire-rated exterior panels’

First-ever pump efficiency standards reflect industry and advocate consensus

Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris

CWRU researchers to make virtual energy audits a reality

City of Las Vegas plans to go to 100 percent renewable energy


Orlando Conference Info
Orlando Conference Info

Thermos Newsletter – December 2015

Letter from the President

Happy Holidays to the St. Louis Chapter! As per tradition, we don’t hold a regular chapter meeting in December but we are hosting HRATEC on December 18th. As always, this year’s HRATEC will be full of interesting topics. The program committee is targeting 7.0 PDH credits to be available for the seminar. Reserve your spot now!

Many thanks to our November chapter meeting speakers, Jay Eldridge and Jerry Williams. We try to offer diverse technical programs of interest members of all career levels. November was a chance to revisit fundamentals for our earlier career members.

I’ll keep it short and conclude by wishing you and your loved ones a happy holiday season!

Jim Rosick, Chapter President

Next Meeting Invitation: HRATEC
  • Breakfast – 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
  • Speaker # 1 –  8:00 AM-9:45 AM
    Ralph Kittler – Natatorium Design and Dehumidification
  • Break  – 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Speaker # 2 – 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    Chris Barth – Steam Systems
  • Lunch – 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Speaker # 3 – 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM
    David Meyers – Design and Cx for Data Centers
  • Break – 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Speaker # 4 – 2:30 PM – 4 :00 PM
    Keith Esarey & Eric Reuther – OR and Hybrid Suite Design and Cx

Early Bird Registration Ends Friday, December 11!

November Meeting Topics Focus on Air-Side
Board Member Highlight: Dan Mareschal

Research Promotion

Annual Meeting After-Party Sponsorship Invitation

As is tradition with ASHRAE conferences, Society will be hosting the Welcome Party on Saturday, June 25 from 6-8pm. Following the Welcome Party, the St. Louis ASHRAE Chapter is hosting an After-Party from 9pm-1am. Our Chapter wants to celebrate having so many out-of-town ASHRAE members in our hometown and put the proceeds from this event towards ASHRAE Research Promotion, so w are very excited about this opportunity! We are currently looking for sponsorships for this event.

Use Amazon Smile to Donate to RP!

Polos for RP Donors!


Want to Get Involved?

Session Monitors Needed for Annual Conference

Sessions monitors are needed for the Annual Conference June 25-29, 2016! Earn free conference registration for 4 hours of service ($395 value). The St. Louis Chapter is hosting this Society event next summer and we can use your help staffing the technical sessions. This is a great way to contribute and take advantage of the numerous educational and networking opportunities available. Morning and afternoon sessions available! Contact Chris Pelton at moc.snemeisnull@notlep.sirhc or call if you have any questions 314-560-9289.

Volunteers Needed at Booth in Orlando

2017 CRC Committee Needs Volunteers


Spring PE Exam Refresher Course
ASHRAE Fellow Nominations Requested

Historical Committee Updates

Calling All Past Presidents!

We are compiling a year-by-year Chapter History and need your help! You represent a living piece of our Chapter’s history. To complete our Chapter History, we’d like to hear your story. Please tell us about the year you served as Chapter President by completing the online form found here. Please feel free to elaborate and tell us side stories and extra tidbits – that’s what makes history interesting! Email and questions to Annie Smith, Chapter Historian at moc.rabssornull@htimsa.

Historical Archives Being Digitized

Annie Smith, our Chapter Historian, has begun digitizing our Chapter’s physical historical archives, including old CRC reports, short histories of people, companies, or systems, updates to our Chapter history, ribbons and awards, photographs, and other media. If you are interested in helping to preserve our Chapter history or to contribute historical items, please let her know at moc.rabssornull@htimsa.


Thank you picture

Student Scholarships Available Through Chapter
HVAC Design Training
Happy Holidays from your Board of Governors!
Industry News
Don’t forget – the AHR Expo and ASHRAE Conference is coming up soon!

Orlando Conference Info

Thermos Newsletter – November 2015

Letter from the President

This November’s meeting is dedicated to Membership Promotion. I’d first like to extend thanks to our current Membership Promotion Chair: Grant Irvine.  Grant’s already doing a great job with current Chapter paid membership at 697 members as of 10/27/15. I prefer nice round numbers, like 700 (or even 800), so let’s help Grant get us past that milestone.

By promoting ASHRAE membership, you’re not just helping our chapter grow, you’re helping your friends and colleagues benefit from ASHRAE. Our St. Louis Chapter has already brought two Distinguished Lecturers to speak (including Bill Bahnfleth, a Past President of ASHRAE Society), and has much more in store for educational opportunities this season. If the educations opportunities aren’t enough, consider that our chapter meetings regularly see more than 100 attendees, including many local industry leaders. Our attendance is top-notch amongst the chapters in our region; be sure to use the networking opportunities to your advantage.

If you’re not convinced by the benefits of ASHRAE membership available from the St. Louis Chapter, consider the many benefits available from society: https://www.ashrae.org/membership–conferences/benefits

We also have another tremendous technical program ready for this meeting. We’ll have Jay Eldridge speaking on Fan Efficiency Grades, and Jerry Williams speaking on System Pressure Calculations for Proper Fan Sizing and TAB Report Correlation. I look forward to seeing you on November 9th!

Jim Rosick, Chapter President

Next Meeting Invitation

Jay Eldridge of Applied Air Systems, presents “Fan Efficiency Grades” in the Technical Session and Jerry Williams of 8760 Engineering presents “System Pressure Calculations for Proper Fan Sizing and TAB Report Correlation.”
The Tech Session provides an update on the Fan Efficiency Grades (FEGs) that are included in ASHRAE 90.1-2013, mainly what they are, and how they will affect an engineer’s fan selection. The Main Session will build on the topic of maximizing fan efficiency by considering both the fan and the system it is integrated into. The presentation will include a review of the total pressure calculations needed to establish the required fan performance and selecting the correct fan from a fan industry grounded in fan static pressure ratings.

REGISTER HERE

October Meeting Features Distinguished Lecturer Bill Bahnfleth
Board Member Highlight: Danny McGrail
Calling All Past Chapter Presidents!

We are compiling a year-by-year Chapter History and need your help! You represent a living piece of our Chapter’s history. To complete our Chapter History, we’d like to hear your story. Please tell us about the year you served as Chapter President by completing the online form found here. Please feel free to elaborate and tell us side stories and extra tidbits – that’s what makes history interesting! Email and questions to Annie Smith, Chapter Historian at moc.rabssornull@htimsa


Professional Development Opportunities
HVAC Design Training
Spring PE Exam Refresher Course
Mark Your Calendar for HRATEC!

 ASHRAE Marketing Video
YEA Hosts Oktoberfest Happy Hour
Student Scholarships

Society scholarship applications are due December 1st. Please encourage any undergraduates interested in the HVAC&R industry to apply. Through its scholarships, ASHRAE seeks to motivate students and prospective students worldwide to pursue a career in the HVAC&R field. The Society’s Scholarship Program also serves the public interest by aiding in the education of men and women to become qualified to practice as engineers in HVAC&R.

Student Chapters Off to a Strong Start
Research Promotion Polos Available for RP Donors!
“In the Spotlight” Company Highlight

Would YOU like to be featured in our newsletter? St. Louis ASHRAE would like to highlight a firm in our chapter’s territory. This is a great opportunity to get the word out about what your company does and how you contribute to our local industry.

Women in ASHRAE

The ladies in Women in ASHRAE (WiA) met October 29th for a happy hour at Bonefish Grill in Brentwood to discuss the future of the group and where they’d like the group to go from here, as well as challenges faced as women in the HVAC&R industry. Events will be held quarterly going forward, so if you’re a woman in HVAC&R and interested in joining, let Jessica Mangler (moc.rabssornull@relgnamj) know!

Next YEA Event at Trainwreck Saloon
Welcome  New Members!

The St. Louis Chapter would like to welcome the following new members! Be sure to introduce yourself to them at the next meeting!

  • Mauro Fraschini – McClure Engineering
  • Alex Oliver – Cannon Design
  • Robert Rizen
  • Jay Werner – Energy Systems Group
  • Keith Esarey – McClure Engineering
2017 CRC Committee Update

The CRC-2017 Committee met again and we are well ahead of schedule. We have contracted with the Hyatt Regency at the Arch to host the event. Speaker selections have just about been completed. Three “Grand Slam” sponsors have stepped up to the plate as well. We are still seeking volunteers to help with putting it all together. Contact Brian Ingenthron if you are interested in helping!

Call for Volunteers!

A number of student chapters are seeking presenters on ASHRAE-related topics for their chapters. The student branches are SIU-E, SIU-C, Missouri S&T, and the soon to be established University of Missouri. This is a great way to connect with up and coming engineering students! If you are interested, please contact the Student Activities Chair, Danny McGrail, at moc.rabssornull@liargcmd.


 

Industry News
Mark Your Calendar for the next ASHRAE conference!

Thermos Newsletter – October 2015

Letter from the President

Thanks again to all of the past presidents who were able to attend the September meeting, and thank you so much to the membership for extending them such a warm welcome!

With over 100 attendees at the September meeting, we’re off to a great start for the season. I’m proud that our speaker for September, Sheila Hayter, commented on the strong attendance numbers our chapter enjoys. She sees many chapters on her Distinguished Lecturer visits across the nation, and is amazed to see a chapter our size get such strong attendance. Thanks to all of our active members for promoting ASHRAE to your co-workers.

We’ll continue the season in October with another Distinguished Lecturer. Don’t miss it! We’re also celebrating Research Promotion during the October meeting. I look forward to honoring the people and companies who have shown so much support for RP over the years, and to encouraging the future donors!

Chapter News

September Meeting Honors Past Presidents
Calling All Past Chapter Presidents!

We are compiling a year-by-year Chapter History and need your help! You represent a living piece of our Chapter’s history. To complete our Chapter History, we’d like to hear your story. Please tell us about the year you served as Chapter President by completing the online form found here. Please feel free to elaborate and tell us side stories and extra tidbits – that’s what makes history interesting! Email any questions and completed forms to Annie Smith, Chapter Historian, at moc.rabssornull@htimsa.

Honors & Awards Committee Hits the Ground Running
Next Meeting Announcements

Distinguished Lecturer & 2013-2014 ASHRAE Society President Bill Bahnfleth presents “The ASHRAE Building Energy Labeling Program” and “Integrating Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency in Buildings.” The Tech Session covers the Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) labeling program for new and existing buildings and compares it to other building certification programs and identifies the benefits of certification. The Main Session covers the significance of indoor air quality in the face of rising concern for energy usage of buildings. Register here.

Polos for Donors!

This year the St. Louis ASHRAE Chapter will offer polos to RP Donors! If repeat donors increase their 2014-2015 donation by $50 (minimum $150 donation), they will be offered a polo. First time donors will be offered a polo if they make a minimum $100 donation. Read more here.

Research Projects in Region VI

Check out what’s going on in Region VI as part of ASHRAE research! Your RP dollars are helping fund these projects and more from around the world. Donating to ASHRAE Research helps progress our industry through a reputable scientific process to make informed decisions in writing HVAC&R buildings standards. Find our more about projects in our region here.

My  YEA Leadership Weekend Experience
CRC 2017 Committee Update
Board Member Highlight: Jessica Mangler
“In the Spotlight” Company Highlight

Would YOU like to be featured in our newsletter?

St. Louis ASHRAE would like to highlight a firm in our chapter’s territory. This is a great opportunity to get the word out about what your company does and how you contribute to our local industry. We’d like to include a brief overview of your company and how awesome you are as a representation of the high-caliber HVAC&R companies in our area. The article will appear on our chapter website and be linked to in a future newsletter.

Requirements for inclusion:

  • Required to have an employee that attends meetings often
  • Required to be a company that is relevant to the HVAC&R industry

If you’re interested, email moc.liamgnull@ltsearhsa, refer to this article, include your contact information and we’ll be in touch!

New ASHRAE Member Announcements

The St. Louis ASHRAE Chapter would like to welcome the new members. Be sure to introduce yourself to the newcomers at the next meeting!

  • Kellie Pressler – CBD Engineers Architects Planners, Inc.
  • James Bornholdt – CBD Engineers Architects Planners, Inc.
  • Neville McNaughton – Sanitary Design Industries, LLC
  • Charlotte Brunner – Lennox Industries
  • Tori Gillespie
Upcoming YEA Event

Come hang out with YEA for our October social event. This Happy Hour is open to the entire chapter! Register here.

In celebration of the month of October, YEA will be holding a happy hour at the LEED Silver Urban Chestnut Brewery and Bierhall located in the Grove.The unique blend between modern brewery and Bavarian bierhall makes for a fantastic environment to catch up with old friends and make new connections.

YEA Corner

Check out the great opportunities YEA has to offer young engineers:

Attention Students!

Have you heard about ASHRAE’s SmartStart Program? SmartStart is a 3-year program available to student members that allows you to upgrade to Associate level at a rate that is recent-graduate friendly. Simply put, it’s the best way for ASHRAE student members to receive the many benefits of Associate grade membership after finishing college. New program prices are (for 3 years respectively): $20 (+) $73 (+) $94 = $187 for 3 years of full Associate grade ASHRAE membership! Participants must be current students. Learn more here.

Call for Volunteers!

A number student chapters are seeking presenters on ASHRAE-related topics for their chapters. The student branches are SIU-E, SIU-C, Missouri S&T, and the soon to be established University of Missouri. This is a great way to connect with up and coming engineering students! If you are interested, please contact the Student Activities Chair, Danny McGrail, at moc.rabssornull@liargcmd.

Student Scholarships

Society scholarship applications are due December 1st. Please encourage any undergraduates interested in the HVAC&R industry to apply. Through its scholarships, ASHRAE seeks to motivate students and prospective students worldwide to pursue a career in the HVAC&R field. The Society’s Scholarship Program also serves the public interest by aiding in the education of men and women to become qualified to practice as engineers in HVAC&R. More scholarship information available here.

Potential Women in Engineering (WiE) Group Within ASHRAE

St. Louis ASHRAE is reaching out to see if there is general interest in forming a “Women in Engineering” affinity group in St. Louis. This group’s focus will be on women supporting women currently working in industry related to the built environment.

Orlando Conference Info
Orlando Conference Info

Thermos Newsletter – September 2015

Letter from the President

I can’t believe September is here already. It’s time to kick off our ASHRAE season with our first official chapter meeting on 9/21, where we’ll honor our chapter’s past presidents. As always, past presidents are invited to this meeting free of charge. We’ll also present a special honor to our most recent past president, Bob Jones. For the members of our chapter in the early part of their career, I recommend introducing yourself to one of our past presidents. These folks have all demonstrated a special commitment to ASHRAE and our local industry. We’re all well served by learning from their experience.

We’re welcoming a new student chapter this fall at MU. Thanks to Danny McGrail, our current Student Activities chair, for promoting ASHRAE at MU and organizing a new chapter to help bring new talent to our region.

Make your reservation for the chapter meeting today. We have a special guest, Sheila J. Hayter, P.E., LEED AP, speaking during our meeting. As a designated lecturer, and former Vice President and Director at Large of ASHRAE at a society level, we’re privileged to hear her speak on the NREL Research Facility.

Chapter News

Don’t Miss the Upcoming Meeting!
YEA Grill Masters Event a Delicious Hit
University of Missouri Student Chapter Reestablished

The Chapter has sponsored the University of Missouri’s application to reestablish its chapter. The requirements are 10 student petitioners, completion of application paperwork. We are excited for the application to be approved so that the students can begin receiving the benefits of student membership (access to scholarships, grants, and technical material).

My LeaDRS Experience
ASHRAE St. Louis Goes Social

ASHRAE St. Louis is on Facebook and Twitter! Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages and follow us for the latest information!

Board Member Highlight: Dan Krack
Previous Meeting News: August Meeting – Effects of LEEDv4 and New Energy Code on Certification
Research Promotion Bill Coad Fund
New Committee: Honors & Awards

The Chapter now has a Honors & Awards Committee! Recognizing deserving chapter members for their involvement in the local industry and in the St. Louis Chapter is a critical piece of our success. For more information about H&A, check out their page. The committee Chair is Steve Duda. If you’re interested in being involved with the Honors & Awards Committee, please email moc.liamgnull@ltsearhsa.

Kirk Mescher, 1956 – 2015
Industry News

Project Sunroof: Mapping the Planet’s Solar Energy Potential, One Rooftop at a Time
IKEA First Major US Retailer to Only Sell LED Bulbs and Lighting
Solar Power Takes Giant Strides as Prices Fall
The Abandoned Mine That’s Being Transformed into a Datacenter
ORNL-Developed Building Efficiency Software Now Available

Product Directory Update

2015 Product Directories will be distributed at the September Chapter Meeting! If you can’t make the meeting but want a copy of the directory, email Jessica Mangler at moc.rabssornull@relgnamj. Don’t forget, the Product Directory can also be accessed online at: http://ashrae.indoxservices.com/default.aspx.

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Contributions to the Thermos

Want to contribute? Write to us! We endeavor to bring you the latest chapter news, event updates, industry news, and other awesome information, but we’re always looking for ways to make it better. Email us at moc.liamgnull@ltsearhsa what you’d like in the newsletter, and we’ll see if we can make it happen.