ASHRAE Insights - February 2013 - (Page 1)
ASHRAE Insights February 2013
Tools and techniques for measuring,
managing and improving the performance of a facility as demonstrated by
its energy and water use, and its indoor
environmental quality, are contained in
a new ASHRAE guide.
Performance Measurement Procedures for Commercial Buildings: Best
Practices Guide serves as the how-to
guide for continuously evaluating and
improving the performance of commercial buildings throughout their
“This is the book that facility managers, building operators, technicians,
consultants, commissioning authorities, architects and design engineers
need to ensure that their buildings are
green, energy efficient, highly productive, healthy and attractive to others,”
said Jim Bochat, chair of the project
committee that wrote the book. “This
Guide gives building owners and their
consultants the practical performance
measurement guidance to meet market
demands for keeping operating costs
down without sacrificing the health,
comfort and productivity of their highest cost component—the building’s
Published by ASHRAE and funded
in part through a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the book provides specific best
practices in the areas of energy use,
water use and four elements of indoor
environmental quality (IEQ): thermal
comfort, indoor air quality (IAQ),
lighting/daylighting and acoustics. UsSee Protocols, Page 2
Fridge With Radio
“The Crosley Corp. has introduced
a Shelvador electric refrigerator model
equipped with a built-in radio.
“It has been said that sixty percent
of a housewife’s time is spent in the
kitchen working. Now by having a
Shelvador refrigerator with a radio
built in its top, she may listen to the
programs she wants. Most radios are
placed in the living room which is two
or three rooms away from the kitchen,
and the housewife either has to miss
the program when she is in the kitchen
or turn up the radio in the living room
so loud that it will ordinarily drive
everyone out of the house.”
—“What’s Going on in the Mechanical Refrigerator Field,” Ice and Refrigeration, May 1937.
40 Receive Awards
At Winter Plenary
ing executive. The Society elevated 11
members to the grade of Fellow ASHRAE:
Barney Capehart, Ph.D., is professor
emeritus, College of Engineering, UniverDALLAS—Forty people were recognized sity of Florida, Gainesville.
by ASHRAE for their contributions to the
Dale Carter, Life Member ASHRAE,
Society and the building industry at the is president and CEO, DEC Engineering,
Society’s 2013 Winter Conference held Vancouver, BC, Canada
here Jan. 26—30.
Thomas Durkin, P.E., is president and
senior partner, Durkin and Villalta Partners
F. Paul Anderson Award
The F. Paul Anderson Award, the Society’s
Mark Fly, P.E., is director of engineerhighest honor, is awarded
ing, AAON, Inc., Tulsa, Okla.
for notable achievement of
Glenn Friedman, P.E., is
outstanding services performed
principal, Taylor Engineering,
in the HVAC&R f ield. The
recipient is Richard Rooley,
Raymond Horstman, P.E.,
is associate technical fellow,
Life Member ASHRAE,
environmental control sysASHRAE-Certified Operations
tems, Boeing, Seattle.
and Performance Management
William McQuade, P.E.,
director of technology and
innovation, chiller solutions,
Hall of Fame
Johnson Controls, York, Pa.
The Hall of Fame honors deceased
B.J. Melton, P.E., Life Member ASHRAE,
members of the Society who have made is retired and lives in Richardson, Texas.
milestone contributions to the growth of
Ross Montgomery, P.E., ASHRAEHVAC&R technology. The recipient is Certified Building Energy Assessment,
Wilbert F. Stoecker, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow/ Building Energy Modeling and CommisLife Member ASHRAE.
sioning Process Management Professional,
is president and CEO, Quality Systems and
Pioneers of the Industry Award
Technology, Palmetto, Fla.
A new recognition from ASHRAE, the
William Rose is senior research arPioneers of the Industry Award, honors chitect, Illinois Sustainable Technology
deceased individuals who have made Center, University of Illinois at Urbanamilestone contributions to the growth of Champaign.
air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and
N. Vaidyanathan is managing director,
ventilations. The recipients are Gilbert Airfrige Eningeers, Chennai, India.
Carlson, 1922–1994, who worked with hydronic systems, and William E. Fontaine, Technology Awards
1905–1993, who established the Ray W.
The ASHRAE Technology Awards
Herrick Laboratories at Purdue University. recognize outstanding achievements by
members who have successfully applied
innovative building designs, which incorFellow ASHRAE is a membership porate ASHRAE standards for effective
grade that recognizes distinction in the arts energy management and indoor air quality.
and sciences of environmental technology Six projects received first-place ASHRAE
and is earned through achievement as a Technology Awards:
researcher, designer, educator or engineerC.K. Joseph Tai, P.E., Stantec Consult-
ing, San Francisco, receives First Place in
the new commercial buildings category
for the Research Support Facility, NREL,
Golden, Colo. The building is owned by
the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Tai and his team also receive the
Award of Engineering Excellence for
their project. The recognition is given to
the most outstanding project receiving a
first-place Technology Award. It has only
been awarded two other times, in 2000
Shawn Oram, Ecotope, Seattle, receives First Place in the existing commercial buildings category for Rice Fergus
Miller Off ice and Studio, Bremerton,
Wash. The building is owned by Fifth
Street Hilltop Partners, LLC.
Mark Koller, P.E., Interface Engineering, Portland, Ore., receives First Place
in the new educational facilities category
for the design of the Portland State University Academic and Student Recreation
Center, Ore. The building is owned by the
Jonathan Heller, P.E., Ecotope, Seattle, receives First Place in the new other
institutional facilities category for the
design of the Eastside Fire and Rescue
Station 72, Issaquah, Wash. The building
is owned by the City of Issaquah.
Jeremy McClanathan, P.E., ASHRAECertified Building Energy Modeling and
Healthcare Facility Design Professional,
CDi Engineers, Lynnwood, Wash., receives
first place in the new health care facilities
category for the Swedish Issaquah Hospital, Issaquah, Wash. The owner is Swedish
André-Benoît Allard, Eng., Ecosystem,
Québec City, QC, Canada, receives First
Place in the existing public assembly
category for the Montréal Biodôme, MonSee Awards, Page 2
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ASHRAE Insights - February 2013
Performance Protocols Published
Historical Minute: Fridge With Radio
New Standard Combines 52.1 and 52.2
Integration Series in NYC Partners With HPB Magazine
Proposed Legionella Standard Open for Third Public Review
Rep. Peter Welch New Co-Lead for HPBCC
Green Standard Is Red-Hot Topic
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