ASHRAE Insights - April 2013 - (Page 1)

ASHRAE Insights  April 2013 1 2013 Annual Conference Planner and Technical Program Inside ® April 2013 Volume 28 Number 2 Denver Registration Opens Share Ideas And Learn New Concepts 2013 – 14 Board Nominees Named 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, Bahnfleth Pettway Phoenix Werkema Underwood Boyce Scoggins Olesen Zbin 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 events offered. 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. org. Historical Minute 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
Standards Actions
ASHRAE Certifications
2013 Handbook Coming Soon
Webcast Covers Building Energy Performance
2013 Annual Conference Planner
2013 Annual Conference Technical Program

ASHRAE Insights - April 2013