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ASHRAE Insights June 2013
119 To Be Recognized
Late Presidential Member
To Receive Boggs Award
One hundred nineteen people
will be recognized by ASHRAE
• Dale Carter, Fellow/Life Memfor their contributions to the Sober ASHRAE president/CEO,
ciety and the building industry at
DEC Engineering, Vancouver,
the 2013 Annual Conference in
Denver, June 22 – 26.
• Raymond Cohen, Ph.D., P.E.,
The Andrew T. Boggs Service
Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, is
Award recognizes past recipients
retired and lives in Valparaiso, Ind.
of the Distinguished Service Award
• Drury Crawley, Ph.D., P.E.,
for continuing unselfish, dedicated and distin- Fellow ASHRAE, ASHRAE-Certified
guished service to the Society. It is awarded Building Energy Modeling Professional,
posthumously to Richard Charles, P.E., director, building performance, Bentley
Presidential/Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE. Systems, Washington, D.C.
• K. William (Bill) Dean, P
Exceptional Service Award
National Research Council of Canada,
The Exceptional Service Award rec- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
ognizes Distinguished Service Award • Mohammad Hosni, Ph.D., Fellow
recipients who have continued to serve the ASHRAE, professor and Frankenhoff chair
Society faithfully and with exemplary ef- of engineering, department of mechanical
fort. Fourteen recipients will be recognized: and nuclear engineering, Kansas State
• Zahid Ayub, Ph.D., P Fellow ASHRAE, University, Manhattan
president, Isotherm, Arlington, Texas.
• Yunho Hwang, Ph.D., research associate
• Lee Burgett, P.E., Presidential/Fellow professor and associate director of the CenASHRAE, consultant, Trane Co., La ter for Environmental Energy Engineering,
See ASHRAE Honors and Awards, Page 2
ASHRAE, in partnership with Techstreet, announced this month the launch
a newly redesigned ASHRAE Bookstore.
The website offers enhanced usability and
navigation that quickly and easily connects
engineers, librarians and technical professionals to ASHRAE tools on HVAC&R,
green building design and more.
The new ASHRAE Bookstore features
enhanced search, navigation and usability.
Improved search capabilities include new
filtering and sorting tools, and a redesigned
results page speeds access to important
document information. The redesigned product pages give users quick access to product
University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
• Ben Leppard Jr., P principal and di.E.,
rector of mechanical engineering, Leppard
Johnson & Associates, Tucker, Ga.
• George Menzies, P
.Eng., Life Member, is
retired and lives in Hamilton, ON, Canada
• Richard Rooley, FREng., Presidential/
Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, ASHRAECertified Operations and Performance
Management Professional, owner, Rooley,
Consultants, Stoke Poges, Bucks, UK.
• Alberto Sanchez, P.E., Fellow/Life
Member ASHRAE, vice president, Global
Sanchez, Tampa, Fla.
• Sitaraman Chandra Sekhar, Ph.D.,
C.P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, associate
professor and program director, building
performance and sustainability, National
University of Singapore
• James Vallort, senior vice president, ESD,
descriptions, history and related products.
A range of new format options are being
offered, including multi-user PDFs, redline
documents, and print and online bundles.
The new site features increased controls
for digitally protected items, allowing users to manage documents with ease. The
new checkout process makes purchasing
more intuitive, with enhanced ordering and
payment preferences for faster checkout.
See Bookstore, Page 4
Papers are being sought for a conference
focused on the design, construction and operation of buildings in developing economies.
Organized by ASHRAE along with the
Philippines Chapter, the “Efficient, High
Performance Buildings for Developing
Economies” Conference will take place
April 24 – 25, 2014, in Manila, Philippines.
It is co-sponsored by the Air-Conditioning,
Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
and endorsed by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
See Phillipines Conference, Page 4
The Building Energy Quotient, (bEQ),
a building energy labeling program that
allows the industry to zero-in on opportunities to lower building operating cost
and make informed decisions to increase
value, has been expanded to include an “As
ASHRAE is the developer of bEQ.
The program now two labels in one: an
“As Designed” label that rates the building’s
potential energy use under standardized
conditions—independent of the building’s
occupancy and use—and an “In Operation” label that rates the building’s actual
measured energy use as influenced by the
building’s occupancy and use.
A building’s utility costs are some of
the largest, yet most controllable, operating
expenses; therefore, managing a building’s energy efficiency is an integral part
of the building’s operational and financial
As the marketplace, the built environment industry and the government look
at reducing energy use and saving money,
bEQ serves as an easily understood, yet
technically sound, tool for understanding
a building’s energy use and identifying
opportunities to reduce that use to be to
save energy and money.
“Owners, tenants, potential owners and
tenants and building managers need to
have the information necessary to make
informed decisions about the energy use of
the existing buildings where we live, work
and play,” said Amy Musser, Ph.D., P.E., a
consulting engineer in Ashville, N.C., and
volunteer chair of the bEQ Committee.
See bEQ, Page 5
“With membership increasing and
more chapters being established, the
age-old practice of having the Society
President visit each chapter during his
tenure in office became burdensome,
and so the Council voted to adopt a
Regional Plan with the Society being
divided into regions, so that offices
other than the President could share
in the policy of chapter visits. Whether
Regional Meetings could be held successfully was a concern of the Council,
and the Oklahoma Chapter offered to
act as a guinea pig and host a trial balloon Regional Meeting.”
—American Society of Heating and
Air Conditioning Engineers Oklahoma
Chapter Newsletter, May 1955
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ASHRAE Insights - June 2013
Labeling Program Expanded
119 To Be Recognized
Papers Sought For Conference In Phillipines
Historical Minute: Regional Meetings
ASHRAE Tours L.A. World Airports
ASHRAE Seeks Papers For 2014 Annual Conference
13,262 Watch CTTC Webcast
What’s in the April 2013 HVAC&R Research
Denver Tech Program Covers New Concepts And Applications
Cyprus Section Chartered
Yea! for YEA Weekend in Vancouver
Students Put Theory Into Practical Use
NEBB Continues Tradition of Donating To ASHRAE Research
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