ASHRAE Insights - April 2014 - (Page 1)
ASHRAE Insights April 2014
BOD Nominees Introduced
To Be Sent in May
ASHRAE members will vote on nominees for the 2014 - 15 Board of Directors
via electronic ballots being emailed 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 (CRCs). Additionally, any voting
member of the Society may write in the
name of an individual for any office.
Emails containing a link to the electronic
ballot will begin being sent on May 1 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 each nominee, along with their current ASHRAE
service. Also, the incoming president lists
his presidential theme. In addition, the other
nominees answered questions regarding
ASHRAE new strategic plan and its potential impact on ASHRAE members.
President: Thomas H. Phoenix, P Fel.E.,
low ASHRAE; ASHRAE-Certified Building
Energy Assessment and Building Energy
Modeling Professional; principal and vice
president, Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates,
Current service: president-elect, Board
of Directors; chair, Members Council;
President-Elect Advisory Committee and
Advocacy Committee; member, Building
Performance Alliance Ad Hoc Committee.
Presidential Theme: My presidential
theme focuses on "People, Passion and
Performance," which are three things that
come to mind when I think about ASHRAE.
Our members are great people. Thanks
to our 53,000 members around the globe,
ASHRAE is building a worldwide best
practices network of innovative people and
successful technologies to serve the built
environment community. Our membership
also has great passion. I see that in how
much time and dedication our people give
to helping write standards, develop research,
See BOD Nominees, Page 2
ASHRAE's Link to the Cold Chain
"The Society has a responsibility to
educate the industry and the general
public through publications, definitions,
codes, standards and public relations
on: first, the purpose and importance
of adequate heating, ventilating and air
conditioning; second, what constitutes
an adequate system; and third, how an
owner can ask for and receive that which
he has every right to expect. This is a
long range prospect and is being studied
by the Long Range Planning Committee. In the meantime, as engineers and
Society members, let's insist that we
give the general public what they have
every right to receive, and that the heating and air-conditioning systems which
we design and install meet the requirements, whatever they may be."
-ASHVE President John Haines
addressing the first regional ASHVE
meeting in Oklahoma City, May, 1955.
The 2014 ASHRAE Handbook-Re- realm as zero ozone depletion potential/
frigeration will begin mailed to members global warming potential refrigerants are
requested by our customers."
The Refrigeration volume covers the
Updates and changes to the 2014 volume
refrigeration equipment and systems for include:
applications other than human
* Reworking of insulation tables
comfort. The 51 chapters in this
in Chapter 10, "Insulation Sysvolume include information on
tems for Refrigerant Piping," to
cooling, freezing, and storing
comply with ASTM Standard
food; industrial applications of reC680.
frigeration; and low-temperature
* Extensive reorganization of
Chapter 2, "Ammonia Refrig"The 2014 ASHRAE Refrigeration Systems," to reflect
eration Handbook continues to
provide the practicing refrigera* Addition of new sections on
tion engineer with the data and information additives and process chemicals to Chapter
necessary to safe and efficient processing 6, "Refrigerant System Chemistry."
and storage of food and pharmaceuticals * Addition of moisture isotherm data for
but the Handbook is evolving," said Dan R-290 and R-600a and a new section on
Dettmers, volume chair. "With the indus- system sampling in Chapter 7, "Control
try's growing interest in the category of of Moisture and Other Contaminants in
'natural' refrigerants, the dedicated techni- Refrigerant Systems."
cal committees have updated the Handbook * Expansion of the focus on hydrofluorochapters on ammonia and carbon dioxide carbons and addition of chemical informarefrigeration systems. These chapters, tra- tion and guidance on retrofits to Chapter
ditionally focused on industrial systems, 12, "Lubricants in Refrigerant Systems."
are finding new fans in the commercial
This volume is being published in a
bound print volume and in electronic format
on a CD-ROM and online, in two editions:
one using inch-pound (I-P) units of measurement, the other using the International
System of Units (SI).
Many members, particularly those who
live outside North America, are eager to know
when to expect the latest edition of this membership benefit via their local postal service.
Members are encouraged to check their
ASHRAE online profile prior to April 15 to
ensure ASHRAE has their correct mailing
address. This can be done via www.ashrae.
org. Also, if members have not paid their annual dues, they are encouraged to do so by
May 31 to ensure they receive a Handbook.
Dues can be paid online at www.ashrae.org.
Print volumes of the Handbook, which
include a CD of that volume, will be mailed
the last week of May to eligible Members and
Associates Members in good standing. The
CD includes the volume in I-P and SI units.
The CD-only Handbook will also mail
at the same time. Members receiving the
CD only are members who joined under
the developing economies program and
See Handbook, Page 4
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ASHRAE Insights - April 2014
BOD Nominees Introduced
ASHRAE’s Link to the Cold Chain
Historical Minute: On Responsibility
Hellenic Chapter, Greek Navy Partner
Fellows and Exceptional Service Awards: What’s the Difference
2014 ASHRAE Annual Conference Planner
ASHRAE Annual Conference Technical Program
ASHRAE Insights - April 2014