ASHRAE Insights - April 2013 - (Page 1)
ASHRAE Insights April 2013
2013 Annual Conference Planner and Technical Program Inside
Denver Registration Opens
2013 – 14 Board
ASHRAE members will vote on nominees for the 2013 – 14 Board of Directors
(BOD) via ballots being sent in May.
Nominations for officers and directors
are made by the Nominating Committee
from a list recommended by individual
members and from chapters regional conferences. Additionally, any voting member
of the Society may write in the name of an
individual for any office.
Emails with a link to the electronic
ballot will begin being sent May 6, to all
qualified voting members with valid email
addresses in the Society database.Voting
members who do not have valid email addresses in the Society database will receive
a print mailing with a web address to the
electronic ballot and log in credentials.
Following are brief bios of the nominated BOD members, their current ASHRAE
service and their thoughts on ASHRAE
membership. The incoming president
shares his presidential theme for the
2013 – 14 Society year.
President: William P. (Bill) Bahnfleth,
Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, professor,
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.
Current service: president-elect,
Board of Directors; chair, Members
Council, President-Elect Advisory Committee and Advocacy Committee; member,
Building Performance Alliance Ad Hoc
Committee, Building Safety and Security
Position Document Committee, CLIMA
2013 ASHRAE Advisory Committee.
2013 – 14 Presidential Theme: My
presidential theme, Shaping the Next,
focuses on embracing our responsibility to broader in scope and more collaborative
our fellow humans and the earth. Within that, in approach.
there is a focus on:
Our World—to make buildings safe,
President-Elect: Thomas H. Phoenix,
healthy, productive, comfortable environ- P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, ASHRAE-Certified
ments in harmony with nature by developing Building Energy Assessment and Building
the human resource of the professional com- Energy Modeling Professional, principal
munity. Ourselves—by transforming what and vice president, Moser Mayer Phoenix
we do, how we do it and who we do it with. Associates, Greensboro, N.C.
Our Work—to be more global in outlook,
See Meet the 2013 – 14 Board, Page 2
ASHRAE helps you rise above it all in
the Mile-High City! Join the Society in
Denver, June 22 – 26, and share lofty ideas
and high-level concepts on what’s new in
the building industry.
From core HVAC&R applications
and systems to integrated project design,
energy modeling and building efficiency
performance, the Technical Program features tracks addressing some of the most
important topics and principles relevant
to the HVAC&R industry today. Tracks
include HVAC&R Systems & Equipment;
HVAC&R Fundamentals & Applications;
Integrated Project Delivery; Building
Energy Modeling vs. Measurement &
Verification; Renewable & Alternative
Energy Sources; and Mile-High Efficiency
& Equipment. The technical program runs
from Sunday – Wednesday, June 23 – 26.
Also, a newly created Research Summit,
held in conjunction with the Technical Program, brings together distinguished researchers to present and discuss the latest research
results, innovative research techniques and
forecast future research directions.
ASHRAE Learning Institute will offer
seven in-depth training courses including
a new Professional Development Seminar,
“Operations and Maintenance of HighPerformance Buildings,” and a new Short
Course, “Optimization of HVAC Systems
and Their Components.”
Attendees are invited to take a technical
or general tour. There also are many social
See Annual Conference, Page 4
Bellenger Scholarship Presented
By Maureen Grasso, Ph.D., Fellow
ASHRAE, ASHRAE Foundation Trustee
GREENSBORO, N.C.—The genesis of
the Lynn G. Bellenger Scholarship Fund
was a dream. The dream was to educate
women engineering students whose interests matched the mission of ASHRAE. That
dream has been realized with the awarding
of the first Lynn G. Bellenger scholarship
to Tiffany Williams.
Williams is a senior at North Carolina
Agricultural and Technical State University
in Greensboro, N.C., where she is pursuing
a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering. She serves as secretary
of her school’s student branch.
Tom Phoenix, ASHRAE treasurer, was
present at the North Piedmont Chapter
meeting in February during the presentation
of the award. He reports that it was a very
exciting chapter meeting because of the
moving ceremony and enthusiasm of the
attendees for Williams’ accomplishment.
Tiffany Williams (lef t) accepts
scholarship certificate from Kevin
McDonald, North Piedmont Chapter
Student Activities Committee chair.
“Receiving the very first Lynn G. Bellenger Scholarship was a very special
occasion for Tiffany, her fellow NC A&T
students and the members of the North
Piedmont Chapter,” he said. “As ASHRAE’s
first female president, Lynn served as a role
model for Tiffany and all women who want
to pursue a career in engineering.”
“It is truly a blessing to have received
this ASHRAE scholarship,” said Williams.
“Having been the first recipient of the Lynn
G. Bellenger scholarship is tremendously
rewarding. Being a transfer student has
taught me a lot about perseverance and
dedication in order to maintain success, and
I believe this scholarship is a reflection of
that. As rewarding as this scholarship is, I
will continue to stay humble and motivated
in pursuing my goals in life.”
The Bellenger scholarship and all scholarships supported by the ASHRAE Foundation are made possible by the support of
generous ASHRAE members. These important educational awards support ASHRAE’s
mission of advancing the field of HVAC&R
to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.
To learn more about the Bellenger scholarship and other giving opportunities at the
ASHRAE Foundation, contact Margaret
Smith at 678-539-1201 or msmith@ashrae.
Cool Picnic Basket
“Picnic Basket Wanted. The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute
of Chicago is offering a cash award
of $500 [$7,500 in today’s dollars] to
the inventor of a refrigerated picnic
basket, compact enough to fit easily
into the average car, roomy enough to
hold a sizeable lunch, and inexpensive
enough so it may be retailed at $20
[$300 in today’s dollars] or less. The
refrigerating system of such a basket,
Ray D. Smith, president, suggests,
would probably be operated by the
motor through a plug-in conveniently
located. Insulation, he states, would
necessarily be important.”
—“What’s Going on in the Mechanical Refrigerator Field,” Ice and Refrigeration, May 1937.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ASHRAE Insights - April 2013
Denver Registration Opens
2013 – 14 Board Nominees Named
Bellenger Scholarship Presented
Historical Minute: Cool Picnic Basket
BOD Approves Council Items
2013 Handbook Coming Soon
Webcast Covers Building Energy Performance
2013 Annual Conference Planner
2013 Annual Conference Technical Program
ASHRAE Insights - April 2013
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