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ASHRAE Insights February 2019
ASHRAE Honors Outstanding Members
ASHRAE recognized the outstanding achievements and contributions of
members to further energy efficiency in
the HVAC&R industry during the 2019
ASHRAE Winter Conference in Atlanta.
The awards and their recipients are
highlighted on Pages 1 and 2 of this issue.
E.K. Campbell Award of Merit
William P. Bahnfleth,
Ph.D., P.E., Presidential/
Fellow Member ASHRAE,
received the E.K. Campbell Award of Merit. The
award honors an individual Bahnfleth
for outstanding service and
achievement in teaching and is presented
by the Life Members Club. Bahnfleth is
professor architectural engineering, The
Pennsylvania State University, University
John F. James International
Stephen Gill, C.Eng., received the John F. James
International Award. The
award recognizes a member
who has done the most to
enhance the Society's interGill
national presence. Gill is
president, Stephen Gill Associates, Nottingham, UK.
ASHRAE Award for
Distinguished Public Service
Patricia T. Graef, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE,
received the ASHRAE Award
for Distinguished Public
Service. The award recognizes members who have
performed outstanding public
service in their community and, in doing so,
have helped to improve the public image
of the engineer. Graef is senior engineer,
Munters Corporation, Fort Myers, Fla.
Railway Air Conditioning
"In conclusion, it is felt that experience thus far indicates that air-conditioning of (railway) passenger cars is
desirable and practical; that reliable
axle generators, gear- or belt-drive, of
sufficient capacity are available; that
the mechanical compressor system
of refrigeration is suitable for operation on cars; that a simple automatic
control system can be worked out and
that using very conservative figures
the total costs for both operation and
fixed charges are such that a very small
increase in traffic, approximately onehalf passenger per car per day, would
pay all charges."
-"Air Conditioning Operating
Costs," Railway Age, April 1, 1933,
17 New Fellows Elevated
Fellow ASHRAE is a membership grade that recognizes
members who have attained distinction and made substantial
contributions in HVAC&R such as education, research, engineering design and consultation, publications and mentoring.
The Society elevated 17 members to the grade of Fellow:
* Fred S. Bauman, P.E., Life Member, project scientist,
Center for the Built Environment, University of California,
* Alexander S. Butkus, P.E., Life Member, retired president and senior principal, Grumman/Butkus Associates,
* Charles Eley, P.E., BEMP, architect/engineer, Eley Consulting, San Francisco.
* Kenneth M. Elovitz, P.E., engineer, Energy Economics,
Foxboro, Mass., and, adjunct teaching professor, Worcester
Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass.
* Paul W. Francisco, senior research engineer, Indoor Climate Research & Training Group, Applied Research Institute,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Ill.
* Hwataik Han, Ph.D., P.E., professor, Kookmin University,
Seoul, South Korea.
* Yunho Hwang, research professor, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
* Arthur A. Irwin, Halifax, NS, Canada, was recognized
* James Kamm, Ph.D., P.E., Life Member ASHRAE, professor, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.
* Kathleen Owen, owner and air pollution control engineer,
Owen Air Filtration Consulting LLC, Cary, N.C.
* Gary Phetteplace, Ph.D., P.E., Life Member, president,
GWA Research LLC, Lyme, N.H.
* Elbert (Bert) Phillips, P.Eng., Life Member, president, UNIES Ltd., Winnipeg, MB,
* Michael A. Pouchak, P.E., systems archiTauby
tect, Honeywell, Golden Valley, Minn.
* Dharam V. Punwani, president, Avalon
Consulting Inc., Naperville, Ill.
* M. Ginger Scoggins, P.E., president, Engineered Designs, Inc., Cary,
* James R. Tauby, P.E., chief executive engineer, Mason Industries Inc.,
* Philip C.H. Yu, Ph.D., C.Eng., environmental and applications engineering director, Trane Pacific, Hong Kong.
See ASHRAE Honors and Awards, Page 2
New Guidance on Effectively Applying the Commissioning Process
The commissioning process can be a tool
to help a project achieve its goals.
The Commissioning Stakeholders' Guide
consolidates best practices, sample documentation and more than 50 project checklists in a practical and applicable resource
for a new construction project.
Using ASHRAE Guideline 0, The Commissioning Process, and ASHRAE/IES
Standard 202, Commissioning Process
for Buildings and Systems, the new guide
provides concise guidance and step-by-step
requirements for new construction commissioning for owners, designers and project
managers. The guide addresses every facet
of the process and describes systems-including those found in commercial, medical,
industrial and education facilities-in detail.
The guide's author, Gerald Kettler, P.E.,
Life Member ASHRAE, BEAP, BEMP,
See Commissioning, Page 3
2019-20 Officers, Directors Nominees
ASHRAE announced its nominees for the 2019-20 slate of officers and directors during the 2019
ASHRAE Winter Conference in
Nominations for officers and directors were made by the ASHRAE
Nominating Committee from a list
recommended by individual memBoyce
bers and from Chapters Regional
Darryl Boyce will serve as ASHRAE President for the
2019-20 society year.
The 2019-2020 nominees are as follows:
* President-Elect: Chuck Gulledge.
* Treasurer: Mick Schwedler.
* Vice Presidents: Bill McQuade, Bill Dean, Dennis
Knight and Farooq Mehboob.
* Director and Regional Chairs: Steve Marek (Region IV),
Douglas Zentz (Region V), Richard Hermans (Region VI),
Robin Bryant (Region XII ) and Apichit Lumlertpongpana * Alternate Director-at-Large:
For more information on the
2019-20 slate of off icers and
* Directors-at-Large: Kelley Cramm, Jaap Hogeling and
Members will vote on the nomi- directors, visit www.ashrae.
nees via electronic ballot in May.
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