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Upcomming Dallas, Denver Conference Deadlines

August 20th, 2012 Comments off

Dallas Arts District ASHRAE is headed back to Texas in January.

Here are a few key upcoming deadlines and notices:

  • 2013 Annual Conference in Denver: The conference features a Research Summit, with a large portion of the program devoted to technical papers, conference papers, seminars and forums directed toward researchers.
  • 2013 Annual Conference in Denver: Conference paper abstracts and complete Technical Papers are due September 24th.
  • 2013 Annual Conference in Denver: The conference also features a mini-conference on Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).  Programs and papers for this program will focus on success and
    lessons learned with IPD, as well as individual roles in IPD collaboration. Entire team presentations are encouraged.
  • The Speaker registration fee for the Dallas and Denver Conferences is a flat $95 for members and non-members.  The Speaker registration (session chairs, forum moderators and presenters) includes access to the entire technical program and the Virtual Conference.

Thanks to Jay Enck for this update.

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See y’all in San Antone

June 20th, 2012 Comments off

Hope to see ya’ll where the stars at night are big and bright… deep in the heart of Texas!

Our San Antonio meeting is on Tuesday June 26, from 1-3:30.  Please let me or Michael know if you have any additions or changes to the posted agenda.  We will be voting on a proposed standard on historic buildings among other items.

You can find out more information about TC 7.6 in San Antonio or more about the San Antonio meeting on the main ASHRAE website.

Note that the TC is also Sponsoring: Seminar 1: Breaking Boundaries in Building Controls Integration.

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Energy Efficiency Guide for Existing Commercial Buildings

February 20th, 2012 Comments off

Originally presented on December 12, 2011 to US Department of Energy – you can see a 24 slide executive summary that outlines the guide development, content and recommendations for the Existing Buildings Technical Implementation Guide.

This guide is the second in a series of planned Energy Efficient Guides for Existing Commercial Buildings (EEG-EB) developed by the Ameri­can Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). While the first guide in the series provided the business case for improving energy efficiency, this guide provides technical guidance on how to increase a building’s energy efficiency.

This guide is intended for building engineers and managers and assumes a working technical knowledge of building systems both gener­ally and for the reader’s specific building. The guide demonstrates ways to measure a building’s energy efficiency, track that efficiency, develop an energy efficiency plan, and provides guidance on implementing the developed plan. The goal is to provide clear and easily understood techni­cal guidance for energy upgrades, retrofits, and renovations, by which building engineers and managers can achieve at least a 30% improvement in energy performance relative to a range of benchmark energy utilization indexes (EUIs). The document provides practical means and methods for planning, executing, and monitoring an effective program, based on widely available technical strategies and technologies.

The Energy Efficiency Guide for Existing Commercial Buildings: The Business Case for Building Owners and Managers

This is the first in a series of Energy Efficiency Guides (EEGs) for existing buildings and is aimed at providing the business case for energy efficiency to building owners and managers. The Guide provides the rationale for making economic decisions related to improving and sustaining energy efficiency in existing buildings. The goal is to enable building owners to undertake the processes for evaluating current operations and do the economic analysis of options for improvement. The Guide demonstrates ways to benchmark performance against comparable buildings; illustrates ways under which energy use and cost can be reduced by at least 30%; and details how this can be done,  all while minimizing capital investment and maximizing return on investment. It further identifies additional measures that can achieve even greater energy efficiencies and cost savings in economical ways.

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Chicago update

January 24th, 2012 Comments off

Thanks to Mark Hydeman for forwarding this. I think we can use it for an new employee test question: “Please express the following graph in an equation…”

The word "sustainable" is unsustainable

The word "sustainable" is unsustainable

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Chicago in January – you betcha

January 7th, 2012 Comments off

Why would I want to be anywhere but Chicago in January? Not if I had to miss ASHRAE…

See the Meeting Info page for updated meeting times and agendas for TC 7.6 meetings and sponsored standards and guideline committees.


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