Sunday, January 29, 2017

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Forum 1
10 Minute Opportunities for Industrial Refrigeration Efficiency Improvement

Energy Efficient Industrial Buildings
Roman I (Caesars Palace Las Vegas)
Chair: Daniel Dettmers, IRC U.W. Madison
Technical Committee: 10.8 Refrigeration Load Calculations
CoSponsor: 10.1 Custom Engineered Refrigeration Systems
Section 10 presents a lightning round of multiple 10 minute presentations to help you reduce the energy consumption of your refrigeration system. Presentations will include: Dealing with Infiltration, Raising your Suction Pressure, Proper Application of Demand Shifting, VFD's on Evaporators, Doing Defrost Right! To add to the excitement, each speaker is limited to 5 slides and 10 minutes of time before the grim reaper slices them from the stage. Listen to them talk and watch them sweat as the clock ticks down. At the end, the crowd will decide who has the winning presentation.

1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Forum SSPC
What Challenges Do You Face in Using the IAQ Procedure?

Commercial and Industrial IAQ
Forum 20 (Caesars Palace Las Vegas)
Chair: Hoy Bohanon, P.E., Hoy Bohanon Engineering, PLLC
Sponsor: SSPC 62.1
OPEN SESSION: No badge required; no PDHs awarded; presented during the SSPC's meeting. ASHRAE Standard 62 has contained an Indoor Air Quality procedure since the 1980s. This procedure is not widely used. Some practitioners have used the procedure in special designs in special classes of buildings. In addressing energy concerns and special environmental conditions this risk-based approach should be more widely used. Input from practitioners who have used the procedure and those who have decided not to use the procedure are needed by the committee that is revising Standard 62.1 to improve your ASHRAE Standard.

1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Forum TC
Should ASHRAE Develop a Net Zero Energy Building Standard?

Building Operation and Performance
Forum 11 (Caesars Palace Las Vegas)
Chair: Dunstan Macauley, P.E., WSP
Technical Committee: 2.8 Building Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
OPEN SESSION: No badge required; no PDHs awarded; presented during the TC’s meeting. If an entity requires a Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB), how do you design and verify it? ASHRAE and other organizations currently provide or are developing guidance on constructing NZEBs; however, there are currently no consensus standards for designing or certifying the achievement of Net Zero. Does the industry need a NZEB Standard, and what building type(s) should the standard encompass? Should it be a design standard and/or performance verification standard? Can this be accomplished within the context of an existing ASHRAE Standard Project Committee?

Monday, January 30, 2017

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Forum 2
Identifying a Minimum List of Contaminants of Concern for Utilizing the IAQ Procedure of Standard 62.1

Commercial and Industrial IAQ
Augustus I/II (Caesars Palace Las Vegas)
Chair: Dean Tompkins, Ph.D., Dean Tompkins Group LLC
Technical Committee: TRG4 Indoor Air Quality Procedure Development
Sponsor: SSPC 62.1 (IAQP Subcommittee)
The IAQ Procedure of ASHRAE Standard 62.1 (Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air) is being substantially improved. The TRG4.IAQP (Indoor Air Quality Procedure Development) is developing (for the very first time) a minimum list of Contaminants of Concern (CoC) for use with the IAQP of Standard 62.1. Any gas-phase air cleaning manufacturer/product/ seeking to utilize the IAQ Procedure must establish a (gas-phase) filter efficiency (Ef) when challenged against each contaminant in this minimum list of CoC and in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 145.2. This forum provides attendees the opportunity to discuss/debate/ (a) the minimum number CoC and (b) each specific CoC.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Forum 3
Climate Change: The need for a Hot Climate Building Design Guide Manual

Fundamentals and Applications
Roman I (Caesars Palace Las Vegas)
Chair: Melvin Glass, P.E., Emc Engineers
Technical Committee: MTG.HCDG Hot Climate Design Guide
This forum is intended to solicit input regarding the content of the new Hot Climate Building Design Guide. The hot climate areas presently defined as 0A, 0B, 1A, 1B, 2A, and 2B zones. MTG HCDG Hot Climate Design Guide has been tasked with the generation of this guide for designing in hot climates. MTG HCDG has been tasked with identifying potential enhancements and would like to give the ASHRAE membership an opportunity to provide their comments to provide a well-designed, relevant, and energy efficient hot climate design guide manual.

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