January Dinner Meeting - Chilled Beams: From Concept to Commissioning
Jan
10
5:30 PM17:30

January Dinner Meeting - Chilled Beams: From Concept to Commissioning

It's Past Presidents Night & Technology Awards Night!

Venue:            Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC
Date:              Wednesday January 10th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:30pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:30 - 7:20pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:20 - 8:15pm   Speaker Presentation

ASHRAE BC is proud to welcome Thomas Orr - TROX Canada, to our January meeting. The presentation will discuss the various types of chilled beams, how to identify potential opportunities to utilize chilled beams, air-side design, water-side design, layout, control techniques, and how to commission and maintain the systems. We will discuss the basics of chilled beams, as well as the latest North American innovations and design techniques, to include content for all levels of chilled beam experience.

Thomas Orr supports and works directly with consulting engineers, architects and developers in Canada, who are seeking the latest and most innovative, energy-efficient HVAC systems for sustainable commercial building design.

Mr. Orr has extensive experience in many facets of the HVAC industry having obtained a trade qualification in air-conditioning and refrigeration, and a National Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from The Durban Institute of Technology. He has served as a contracts engineer and consulting engineer for companies in South Africa and the UAE, prior to immigrating to Canada in 2013.

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER; WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ACCOMMODATED. 


If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 or email: events@ashraebc.com

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February Dinner Meeting - Passive House
Feb
14
5:30 PM17:30

February Dinner Meeting - Passive House

It's Student's Night!

Venue:            Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC
Date:              Wednesday February 14th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:30pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:30 - 7:20pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:20 - 8:15pm   Speaker Presentation

ASHRAE BC is proud to welcome Barry Stephens of Ventacity Systems Inc. to our February meeting. Barry will review Passive House Institute & Passive House Certified components and the differences between PHI testing protocol, and AHRI/HVI testing. He will review noise requirements for Passive House Standard and how HRV efficiencies are calculated. Design considerations (minimizing thermal breaks, insulation, location, central versus individual systems) will be explored, along with a discussion of balanced ventilation requirements for the entire building as well as the impact on heat recovery efficiency when unbalanced flows happen. 

Barry Stephens has presented at conferences across North America since 2010. He spent 15 years at Zehnder America Inc where he spearheaded the introduction of high efficiency HRV systems to North America. He has been involved with the design, installation and commissioning of these systems in projects across North America, including Solar Decathlon teams, NZE homes, Passive House Projects and other high performance buildings. His support engineers hold CPHC and LEED AP certifications. He is also an ASHRAE member.

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER; WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ACCOMMODATED. 


If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 or email: events@ashraebc.com

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March Dinner Meeting - System Efficiencies & Comfort: Water (Hydronics) vs. VAV and VRF
Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

March Dinner Meeting - System Efficiencies & Comfort: Water (Hydronics) vs. VAV and VRF

It's Research Promotion Night and Pi Day (3.14)!

Venue:            Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC
Date:              Wednesday March 14th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:30pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:30 - 7:20pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:20 - 8:15pm   Speaker Presentation

ASHRAE BC is proud to welcome Greg Cuniff - Manager of Application Engineering, Taco Inc. This session will discuss And compare efficiencies of the three major types of HVAC Systems: Hydronic; Air; and Refrigerant. Examples of operating projects will be presented and discussed. Analysis of manufacturers efficiencies of published AHRI efficiency data will be presented and discussed and compared to the results of operating projects. A methodology will be presented to compare efficiencies of different HVAC systems using manufacturers’ AHRI published equipment efficiency data.

Greg received a BS and MS in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from Montana State. He is licensed in California, Florida and Montana. Greg has experience as a consultant and as a contractor. He has had his position at Taco since the year 2000. He has authored a number of industry technical articles and speaks at numerous seminars and continuing education programs.

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER; WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ACCOMMODATED. 


If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 or email: events@ashraebc.com

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April Dinner Meeting - Understanding HVAC & Plant Dynamics in Grow Room Applications
Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

April Dinner Meeting - Understanding HVAC & Plant Dynamics in Grow Room Applications

It's Membership Night!

Venue:            Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC
Date:              Wednesday April 11th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Membership Promotion Night!

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:30pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:30 - 7:20pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:20 - 8:15pm   Speaker Presentation

As Laws are changing so are design parameters. Jim’s presentation will include a basic description of plant physiology and will show why the typical HVAC design for grow rooms is not working as designed. He will discuss the various alternatives for maintaining the crucial temperature and humidity control that is vital for proper plant growth and maximizing yield.

Jim McKillip is the Western Regional Manager for Desert Aire, a manufacturer of dehumidification equipment. Jim has been a consulting mechanical engineer before his present career as a manufacturer of HVAC equipment. He now provides information and assistance to help properly engineer systems for controlling the environment in mainly cannabis facilities. He is a member of the team that developed the Latent Flux analysis which explains how sensible energy is converted to latent energy in grow rooms. This Latent Flux analysis has been reviewed by the DOE National Laboratory and is the basis of further research for the optimal design conditions for indoor grow environments.

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER; WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ACCOMMODATED. 


If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 or email: events@ashraebc.com

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May Dinner Meeting - Ground Freezing in Mining Applications
May
16
5:30 PM17:30

May Dinner Meeting - Ground Freezing in Mining Applications

It's Refrigeration Night & Student's Night!

Venue:            Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC
Date:              Wednesday May 16th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:30pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:30 - 7:20pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:20 - 8:15pm   Speaker Presentation

ASHRAE BC is proud to welcome Alex Repski to our May Meeting. Artificial ground freezing is a technology that has played a pivotal role in the Canadian mining industry. The presentation will include some historical and current application of artificial ground freezing (AGF) in Canada and discuss the importance of AGF to the Canadian mining and construction industries. Included will be an overview of the key components used in artificial ground freezing systems, including freeze pipes, refrigeration plants and coolant distribution systems. The presentation will also include a discussion on the design of AGF projects.

Alex Repski is a Mechanical Engineer working for Strong Refrigeration Consultants, a consulting firm specializing in the design of industrial refrigeration systems for facilities such as hockey arenas, food processing facilities, and warehouses. Alex has a Master’s of Science degree focussing on refrigeration systems from the University of Saskatchewan. Alex has spent a large part of his career with Strong Refrigeration working on the design, construction and commissioning of artificial ground freezing plants for construction and mining operations.

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER; WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ACCOMMODATED. 


If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 or email: events@ashraebc.com

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November Dinner Meeting - Booster Pump Systems
Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

November Dinner Meeting - Booster Pump Systems

Venue:            Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC
Date:              Wednesday November 8th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:30pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:30 - 7:20pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:20 - 8:15pm   Speaker Presentation

ASHRAE BC is proud to welcome Hydronic Sales Manager Bill Baglot, to our November Meeting. Bill will be discussing Booster Pump Systems. How to maximize energy efficiency while reducing sound levels and starting torque. Ways to minimize booster system costs when connecting to District Energy plants. How to accurately size drawdown tanks to minimize their cost and size of footprint, all the while maximizing energy conservation of the systems.

Bill Baglot has over 40 years in experience in the HVAC industry including Mechanical Engineering Technology at BCIT, an instructors diploma from VVC, over 400 courses in mechanical systems and technology along with trade qualifications in refrigeration, power engineering, gas fitting (“A” ticket), welding and an electronics certificate. He spent seven years in industrial processes before switching to commercial HVAC, where he has spent time as a tradesman, air balancer, commissioning agent, project manager, estimator and salesman.

Mr. Baglot has received the Mechanical Manufactures Award for 2003 along with several awards and honors for his teaching and service to the First Nations communities of BC. He was a founding member of the ASTTBC first nations educational initiative has been the chair of the First Nations Career Council (FNCC)since 2008. He currently serves on several educational program boards.

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER; WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ACCOMMODATED. 


If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 or email: events@ashraebc.com

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October Dinner Meeting - Sound Advice
Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

October Dinner Meeting - Sound Advice

Venue:            Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC
Date:              Wednesday October 11th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:30pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:30 - 7:20pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:20 - 8:15pm   Speaker Presentation

ASHRAE BC is proud to welcome ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, Randy Zimmerman, to our October Meeting. Randy will improve your knowledge and understanding of HVAC acoustics. Good acoustical design plays a major role in creating comfortable and productive indoor environments. Air Terminal units and air outlets are located in close proximity to occupants, so they tend to have the greatest impact on sound levels. The proper sizing and selection of these products is critical to achieving the desired acoustical environment. In order to properly design systems, a basic knowledge of acoustical terminology, ratings and criteria is required.

Randy Zimmerman has an Engineering Degree from Texas Tech University. He began working in the TITUS Laboratory in 1984, testing and developing industry leading products. His main areas of expertise are acoustics, air distribution and controls.

Randy is currently Chair of ASHRAE TC 5.3 Room Air Distribution. Also a member of TC 2.6 Sound. Also a member of various other Technical Committees. Recently also chosen to Chair AHRI Standards 880 and 885 Committees.

Randy lives in North Texas where he is restoring a historic home. His hobbies include vintage sports cars and WW1 Aviation.

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER; WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ACCOMMODATED. 


If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 or email: events@ashraebc.com

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An Evening at Central City Brewers
Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

An Evening at Central City Brewers

Venue:            Central City Brewers, 11411 Bridgeview Drive Surrey, BC
Date:              Wednesday September 13th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members $60
                       Other Attendees (SMACNA-BC, Other Guests) $60
              

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:30pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:30 - 7:30pm  Stand Up Reception (Hors d'oeuvres)
                       7:30 - 8:30pm   Speaker Presentation

On September 13th, for our first ASHRAE meeting of the year, we’ll be touring Central City Brewers + Distillers www.centralcitybrewing.com This meeting will be a joint meeting with our industry partners and friends from SMACNA-BC.

Gary Lohin, Brew Master at Central City and his team will take us through the process from Grain to Glass and explain all the aspects of Beer making process, and how the HVAC&R industry assists in making great beer. This 65,000 sq ft facility opened in 2013 and is presently the largest Craft Brewery in Canada. It can produce over 3 million litres of beer annually.

The Evening at Central City Brewing is much more than a building tour. It has been planned as a social event, and will give us a chance to enjoy a newer facility that many of us have not visited and enjoy lots of Beer. We encourage ASHRAE and SMACNA-BC members to bring clients or other guests. Please register early to ensure space availability.

Please note that the meeting is a Stand-Up Reception with Hors d’oeuvres, and not a sit-down dinner. Please also note on site free parking available.

Note: SMACNA-BC Members sign up through SMACNA-BC office****

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER; WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ACCOMMODATED. 


If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 or email: events@ashraebc.com

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May Dinner Meeting - Student's Night: Steve Rogak
May
10
5:30 PM17:30

May Dinner Meeting - Student's Night: Steve Rogak

Venue:            Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC
Date:              Wednesday March 15th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members & IAQA Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:30pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:30 - 7:20pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:20 - 8:15pm   Speaker Presentation

Professor Steven Rogak will review the fundamental sources and properties of aerosols (solids or liquids suspended in a gas), common methods of measurement (with a view to monitoring in buildings), and control methods (with a focus on filtration).

Professor Rogak is an expert on aerosol measurements and emissions. His focus has been on soot and nanoparticle emissions from combustion sources, as these are the particles most implicated in the human health impacts of air pollution. Human exposure to airborne contaminants is typically highest indoors, and this concern has led to research on transport of cough and sneeze particles (with Dr. Amir Aliabadi at University of Guelph), filtration (with Dr. James Montgomery) and the degradation of HVAC equipment from air pollution (leading the dPoint-Zehnder-UBC collaborative project). Professor Rogak is author of more than 70 peer reviewed papers on aerosols, is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Aerosol Science and Technology, and is on the Scientific Advisory Committee for FlareNet, a Canadian network of researchers quantifying the emissions from oil and gas production flaring emissions. Professor Rogak teaches in the areas of thermodynamics and building energy systems, and has twice been a supervisor for UBC’s winning ASHRAE Student Design competition teams.

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER; WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ACCOMMODATED. 


If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 or email: events@ashraebc.com

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Tour of Richmond Ice Centre - Refrigeration Night
Apr
12
5:30 PM17:30

Tour of Richmond Ice Centre - Refrigeration Night

Venue:            Richmond Ice Centre, 14140 Triangle Road, Richmond, BC
                      Registration and Dinner will be at Stanley's Grill
Date:              Wednesday April 12th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members & IAQA Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:00pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:00 - 7:00pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:00 - 7:30pm   Speaker Presentation
                       7:30 - 8:30pm   Tour of Richmond Ice Centre

The Richmond Ice Centre (RIC) has six (6) NHL-size rinks (200′ x 85′) composed of two sand floors and four concrete floors. The Refrigeration system was upgraded in 2014 to replace the Shell and Tube Brine chillers with Dual Circuit Plate and Frame chillers, resulting in a significant reduction in Ammonia Charge as well as an improvement to the system efficiency. The upgrade was completed while four ice rinks were still operational, leaving only a 36 hour window for the changeover. 

Eric Bradley from Bradley Refrigeration will be giving a brief summary of the chiller upgrade project and its challenges, followed by a tour of the compressor rooms.

Registration, Social Hour and Dinner will be held at Stanley's Grill on the 2nd floor of the Richmond Ice Centre.

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

All participants must pre-register; walk-ins will not be accommodated. 


If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 or email: events@ashraebc.com

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March Dinner Meeting - VFD & ECMs and How They Affect Pump Selection and Energy Savings
Mar
15
5:30 PM17:30

March Dinner Meeting - VFD & ECMs and How They Affect Pump Selection and Energy Savings

Venue:            Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC
Date:              Wednesday March 15th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members & IAQA Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:30pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:30 - 7:20pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:20 - 8:15pm   Speaker Presentation

ASHRAE BC is proud to welcome Olympic International's Hydronic Sales Manager, Bill Baglot, to our March Meeting. Bill will be discussing Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) versus Electrically Commutated Motors (ECMs) and how their application affects energy efficiency and equipment footprint for pumps. This change in technology needs to be fully understood so it can be implemented in engineering designs where appropriate. Maximizing energy conservation and reducing the footprint of equipment is a reality that we all need to deal with in today's design world. Taking advantage of the ECM technology when applied to pumps can help achieve that goal. 

Bill Baglot has over 40 years experience in the HVAC industry including Mechanical Engineering Technology at BCIT, an instructors diploma from VCC, over 400 courses in mechanical systems and technology along with trade qualifications in refrigeration, power engineering, gas fitting ("A" ticket), welding and an electronics certificate. He spent seven years in industrial processes before switching to commercial HVAC, where he has spent time as a tradesman, air balancer, commissioning agent, project manager, estimator and salesman. 

Mr. Baglot has received the Mechanical Manufacturers Award for 2003 along with several awards and  honours for his teaching and service to the First Nations communities of BC. He was a founding member of the ASTTBC First Nations educational initiative and has been the chair of the First Nations Career Council (FNCC) since 2008. He currently serves on several educational program boards.

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

All participants must pre-register; walk-ins will not be accommodated. 


If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 or email: events@ashraebc.com

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YEA Networking Social Event @ One Under
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

YEA Networking Social Event @ One Under

Join Fellow ASHRAE Young Engineers for a Night of Golf!

Venue:           One Under, 476 Granville St., Vancouver, BC
Date:              Thursday February 23th, 2017
Cost:              Free admission

Schedule:       6:00pm Meet at One Under
                       6:30pm Start some golf!

Please join us on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at One Under in Vancouver for an evening of simulated golf, networking as well as discussions on future YEA events.

Please RSVP as soon as possible as we have limited space for this event. This event is free for YEA members and the first couple of rounds of beverages and appetizers will be covered. Beyond that food and drinks will be at your own expense. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Please RSVP to Mike Kasuya, YEA Chairman
Tel: 604-363-3951
YEA.BC.Chapter@gmail.com

 

 

 

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February Dinner Meeting - ASHRAE President's Night: Tim Wentz
Feb
15
5:30 PM17:30

February Dinner Meeting - ASHRAE President's Night: Tim Wentz

It's ASHRAE President's Night!

Join us as Winners of the 2016 Technology Awards are Announced!

Venue:            Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC
Date:              Wednesday February 15th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members & IAQA Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:30pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:30 - 7:20pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:20 - 8:15pm   Speaker Presentation

ASHRAE BC is proud to welcome ASHRAE Society President, Tim Wentz, to our February Meeting. Tim will be outlining his presidential message “Adapt Today to Shape Tomorrow”. President Wentz relates this goal to his personal history of moving from a slide rule in his early college days to a hand calculator and now a computer or smartphone as an example of the challenges and opportunities inherent in adapting to new technology. ”All of us have had to come face-to-face with the challenges of adaptation. It’s in the power of adapting that organizations, lives and communities are transformed. Our ability to shape tomorrow is born out of our willingness to adapt today and shape a more sustainable world.”

Tim Wentz has an MBA and Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Nebraska. Upon graduation, Wentz went to work for the family’s contracting firm. He spent 19 years in the industry, working on a wide range of mechanical projects throughout the Midwest. On his first day at work he asked his father what he wanted him to do. He told him get into your car and drive 60 miles to Omaha and join the ASHRAE Nebraska Chapter. He was surprised and then asked What is ASHRAE? Why should I join? Our Society often struggles with this question. His father told him “When you go to an ASHRAE meeting you will find the building owners we serve, the engineers we work for, the suppliers we buy from, and our competitors, all in the same room. You need to be in that room.”

Since entering academia, Mr. Wentz has received numerous awards and honors for his teaching and service to the HVAC industry. He has received the ASHRAE Exceptional and Distinguished Service awards as well as the E.K. Campbell Award of Merit. The Mechanical Contractors Association of America has named Tim Wentz as their national “Educator of the Year” on three occasions.

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

All participants must pre-register; walk-ins will not be accommodated. 


If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 or email: events@ashraebc.com

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ASHRAE BC Dinner Meeting - Energy Code Options for Existing Buildings
Jan
11
5:30 PM17:30

ASHRAE BC Dinner Meeting - Energy Code Options for Existing Buildings

Joint Meeting with IAQA!

Venue:            Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC
Date:              Wednesday January 11th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members & IAQA Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:30pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:30 - 7:15pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:15 - 7:20pm  Presentation by IAQA Vancouver
                       7:20 - 8:15pm   Speaker Presentation

This presentation explores opportunities to develop new energy efficiency standards for existing buildings in BC through the application of third-party, model standards and codes. The objective is to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings at the time of retrofit and thereby reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The application of energy efficiency standards to existing buildings also has the potential to contribute to a range of non-energy co-benefits, such as enhanced community economic development, resilience to climate change, and improved air quality and health. Implementation options are presented that align with the objectives of the Building Act and with the competency of building officials who enforce the code. The options also promote consistency and innovation within the building regulatory system. Several potential standards were investigated but analysis focuses on staged implementation and enforcement of ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and ASHRAE 100-2015 to retrofits in BC based on historical building permit data.

James Montgomery is a Building Science Research Engineer with RDH Building Science. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia for research on air filtration, energy consumption and indoor air quality. His experience includes designing HVAC and plumbing systems for various building types, and design for renovation projects. Previously, he worked with the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City Scholar program assisting with the development of Energy Benchmarking methodologies and programs for use in British Columbia. His current role focuses primarily on research, monitoring and analysis to improve building energy efficiency, indoor air quality and policy.

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

All participants must pre-register; walk-ins will not be accommodated. 


If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 or email: events@ashraebc.com

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ASHRAE BC Lunch Meeting "Mechanical Insulation: What's New?"
Nov
16
12:00 PM12:00

ASHRAE BC Lunch Meeting "Mechanical Insulation: What's New?"

Special Lunch Event

Venue:            Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard St. (34th Floor Perspectives Level), Vancouver, BC
Date:              Wednesday November 16th, 2016
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members & IAQA Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       11:30am - 12:00pm  Registration & Social
                       12:00 - 12:20pm  Lunch & Research Draw
                       12:20 - 1:00pm Speaker Presentation

Steve Clayman is Director of Energy Initiatives for the Thermal Insulation Association of Canada. The program will provide an overview of NECB2015, ASHRAE 90.1 and LEED initiatives all relating to proper design and  application of Mechanical Insulation. The Water/Energy Nexus – showing the best improvement for a DHW System would be a combination of improved insulation and reduced circulation flow rate. Financial returns, 
energy loss, emission reduction are all addressed. Practical applications and industry best practices are also outlined. 

Mr. Clayman has more than 30 years’ experience in the industrial/commercial mechanical insulation field. He is an ASHRAE member. Has served on the Board of Directors of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA), Canadian Energy Alliance, and the International District Energy Association. ASHRAE Toronto Chapter GGAC Committee Chair. 

Enter the Research Promotion Draw for a chance to win a Freestyle Portable Grill!*

*Donated by Ecco Supply

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

All participants must pre-register; walk-ins will not be accommodated. 


If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 email: events@ashraebc.com

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ASHRAE BC Dinner Meeting - Existing Building Commissioning
Oct
12
5:30 PM17:30

ASHRAE BC Dinner Meeting - Existing Building Commissioning

Venue:            Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC
Date:              Wednesday October 12th, 2016
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members & IAQA Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:30pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:30 - 7:20pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:20 - 8:15pm   Speaker Presentation

Practitioners are becoming increasingly aware of the need for commissioning for new construction applications; it is not as widely known that the process has tremendous utility for existing buildings, as well. 
  
This program begins with an overview of the commissioning quality assurance process as developed by ASHRAE and adopted by the USGBC LEED program and others. It then focuses on the process modified for existing buildings and the specific tasks that have been chosen for the LEED 2009 Building Operations and Maintenance program. The roles of various parties to the commissioning process will be explained as well as the timing and approximate costs of existing building commissioning projects. 
  
Ronald J. Wilkinson, P.E., from Wilkinson Commissioning Management is a nationally published author and speaker on commissioning quality assurance procedures for the building construction industry. He is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and an AIA Continuing Education provider. He produced the first USGBC LEED commissioning training program, the first New York City Department of Design and Construction commissioning training DVD and continues speaking nationally and internationally . 

Enter the Research Promotion Draw for a chance to win a pair of Canucks tickets!*

*Donated by Engineered Air.

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

All participants must pre-register; walk-ins will not be accommodated. 


If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 email: aliz@prismengineering.com 

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An Evening at Deeley Motorcycle Museum & Presentation by CopperTree Analytics
Sep
14
5:30 PM17:30

An Evening at Deeley Motorcycle Museum & Presentation by CopperTree Analytics

Open to Spouses, Guests and Clients!

Venue:   Deeley Exhibition & Conference Centre, 1875 Boundary Road, Vancouver

Date:     Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Cost:     ASHRAE BC Chapter Members & IAQA Members $50
             Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Spouses, Other Guests) $60

Schedule:

Doors Open at 5:30 pm – no early entry available
5:30 to 7:00  Registration, Museum Viewing & Social Hour
7:00 to 7:30  Stand Up Reception (Hors d’oeuvres)
7:30 to 8:15  Presentation by Keith La Rose, CopperTree Analytics

We have a unique venue for the first ASHRAE Meeting of the year on September 14th. Our meeting will be held at the Deeley Motorcycle Museum, which houses the largest privately owned collection of vintage and new motorcycles in Canada, and offers a unique location for our meeting.

Our speaker is Keith La Rose from CopperTree Analytics. Keith's presentation will focus on new building analytics technologies which leverage cloud computing and big data from existing or new building automation systems to reduce energy and operational costs while positively impacting occupant comfort.

With fifteen years of business development experience in software, scientific and environmental verticals, plus a background that includes environmental monitoring and renewable energy projects, Keith La Rose leads the business development charge at CopperTree Analytics. He focuses on energy management software solutions for companies seeking to create operational efficiencies, reduce their buildings' energy consumption, and enhance their bottom lines. He holds diplomas in Network Engineering and Business Management. 

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard).

All participants must pre-register; walk-ins will not be accommodated.


If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: 

Ali Zahedi, Attendance coordinator
Tel: 604-298-4858  email: aliz@prismengineering.com

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