ASHRAE Insights - December 2013 - (Page 1)
ASHRAE Insights December 2013
ASHRAE Treasurer's Report and Financial Statements Inside
To Join Forces
To Promote IAQ
Through a memorandum of understanding, ASHRAE and the
Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) are working together
to promote better indoor air quality (IAQ) throughout the built
The agreement was signed on Oct. 15, during ASHRAE's IAQ
2013 Conference held in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The agreement commits ASHRAE and IAQA to working
together in the areas of consistent leadership communication,
chapter collaboration, advocacy, technical activities coordination
"As professionals responsible for environmental control of
buildings and transportation systems, our first priority must be
making those environments safe, healthy, productive and comfortable," said ASHRAE President William (Bill) Bahnfleth.
"This partnership between ASHRAE, a worldwide organization
with a scope to broadly promote the arts and science of HVAC&R
IAQA President Donald Weekes (left) and ASHRAE
President Bill Bahnfleth sign the MOU.
and allied arts and science for the benefit of the general public,
and IAQA, an organization focused on services to ensure good
indoor air quality, will enhance the ability of both to achieve
their shared goals. We welcome the opportunity to combine the
resources of ASHRAE with the expertise of IAQA to strengthen
our effectiveness in this critical area."
"This agreement is a great step forward for IAQA and the
indoor air quality field. ASHRAE and IAQA have agreed to
work closely on issues that are of mutual interest," said Donald
M. Weekes, CIH, CSP, IAQA President. "I am personally looking forward to working with ASHRAE in the coming year."
'Disclosure' Session Set
2014 Winter Conference
AHR Expo Session
Disclosure requirements and transparency through programs such as fuel efficiency in automobiles and calorie labeling
in restaurants have been shown to shift
producer and consumer behavior.
The same principles are also being applied to building energy use, where energy
Cooling for Heat
"Reviewing the results that can be
accomplished with heating by refrigeration in connection with summer air
conditioning, it is safe to predict, that the
near future will see an ever increasing
application of this principle."
"Its growth is dependent on a source
of electric power at reasonable cost. We
will see the maximum development of
this form of heating in moderate climates, and for applications that necessitate installations of cooling equipment
of sufficient size to take care of heat
loads in excess of the mere cooling and
dehumidifying of air."
"If, however, you consider air conditioning basically of 'controlling' summer conditions, and its installation is
justified for reasons of increased profit
and comfort, then the heat obtainable
by the reversed refrigeration cycle is
an additional source of energy that can
profitably be utilized."
-"Cooling and Heating by Refrigeration," by Henry L. Galson, Baldwin
Locomotives, January 1936.
use reporting and open data impact market behavior and drive energy efficiency.
The implications of the growing trend in
disclosure policies are examined in a free
session offered by ASHRAE at the 2014
International Air-Conditioning, Heating,
Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo).
ASHRAE's 2014 Winter Conference
takes place Jan. 18 - 22, in New York.
Held in conjunction with the 2014 Winter
Conference is AHR Expo, Jan. 21 - 23,
also in New York.
ASHRAE's AHR Expo Session,
"Trends in Building Energy Disclosure:
Increasing Energy Eff iciency without
Retrofits," will be held from 3 - 4 p.m.,
Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the South Concourse,
second level. No badge or ticked required.
Attendees will earn 1 NY PDH, 1 AIA
Learning Unit and 1 LEED AP credit.
Energy disclosure requirements, now
required in seven U.S. cities and numerous European Union countries, require
periodic reporting of energy consumption
for certain buildings.
"The speakers will tackle the issue of
building energy use on the large scale and
what major cities are doing about it," said
Mike Eardley, P.E., seminar chair. "A costeffective solution is not major construction
and new efficient equipment, but tuning up
existing HVAC&R systems and verifying
they are operating correctly. Occupant behavior also has a major impact. Attendees
will learn the energy penalties associated
with these issues. We also will discuss how
city-level energy disclosure requirements
take a necessary first step in communicating energy use information in buildings so
that corrective action can be taken."
The seminar presents a new energy
benchmarking model to support comparative energy performance evaluation across
The study analyzes patterns of energy consumption across New York City
buildings and models the determinants
of building energy efficiency to establish
a robust model for normalization across
multiple characteristics. Energy efficiency
has traditionally been achieved through
physical retrofits. An alternative approach
is presented that harnesses data from smart
See 'Disclosure', Page 3
Need Program Suggestions?
Looking for programs for your upcoming chapter meetings? Visit www.ashrae.
At the website, interested persons can
find presentations on specific standards
as well as presentations on key ASHRAE
programs, including standards, research and
research promotion, the ASHRAE Handbook and technical committees.
The PowerPoint presentations provide
a short introduction to ASHRAE's work in
these areas and are designed to be presented
by volunteers. In addition, there are presentations regarding Building Energy Quotient
(bEQ), ASHRAE's building energy labeling
The page also contains program ideas;
forms and other information related to
programs; and the Society's commercialism policy.
Of particular interest is a listing of
numerous ideas for chapter programs,
including tours, technical talks and joint
The 2013 version of ASHRAE's indoor
air quality standard contains several revisions to help users better meet its requirements.
The newly published ANSI/ASHRAE
Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, sets minimum
ventilation rates and other requirements
for commercial and institutional buildings.
The 2013 standard combines the 2010
standard and 10 published addenda to that
edition, providing an easy-to-use consolidated standard. Specific information on the
contents of each addendum and approval
dates for each addendum are included in
Informative Appendix J at the end of the
"The 2013 version of Standard 62.1
continues the trend of increasing clarity while adding flexibility," said Roger
Hedrick, Standard 62.1 committee chair.
"These changes will allow designers and
building operators to meet the requirements of the standard and provide adequate
ventilation airflow to occupants while
reducing excess ventilation and the associated energy consumption."
The 2013 edition of the standard revises
and improves the standard in several ways.
A number of changes remove inconsistencies within the standard and improve clarity. Significant changes include:
* Table 6-2, "Zone Air Distribution Effectiveness," is modified to increase the
ventilation effectiveness of underfloor air
distribution systems that meet certain conditions.
* Requirements for the quality of water
used in humidification systems are modified
* Building-level pressurization requirements were clarified, including adding a
definition of "exfiltration."
* A performance alternative to the prescriptive exhaust rates is added. This approach differs from the Indoor Air Quality
Procedure, the existing performance-based
method for setting supply ventilation rates,
See Standard 62.1-2013, Page 2
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ASHRAE Insights - December 2013
ASHRAE, IAC to Join Forces to Promote IAQ
New Version of 62.1 Published
‘Disclosure’ Session Set
Need Program Suggestions?
Historical Minute: Cooling for Heat
ASHRAE Volunteers Help ‘Warm’ Lives of N. Carolina Residents
British Columbia Chapter Holds Record Meeting
‘14 HPB Conference Set for San Francisco
Tech Program Reaches for the Sky
Looking for High Performance? Look for Trouble
Climate Change’s Impact on Cities Covered in NYC Session
ASHRAE Certifications Show Importance of Building Performance
Building Facades: The Face of Energy Savings
Fellows Debate Relationship of Manufacturers and Designers
Achieving Low Energy and IEQ in Homes
FIME Holds Evaporative Cooling Competition
Minn. Chapter Organizes Energy Event
ASHRAE Joins Effort to Better Prepare Workforce
Treasurer’s Report: A Nice Surprise
ASHRAE and Affiliates Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Consolidated Statements of Activities and Net Assets
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
Independent Auditors’ Report
ASHRAE Insights - December 2013