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ASHRAE Names New Distinguished Lecturers

Jul 29, 2013

Contact: Amanda Dean
Public Relations

ATLANTA – ASHRAE has named eight new Distinguished Lecturers who provide Society chapters with noted authorities and speak on relevant topics that impact the built environment industry.

This marks the 14th year of the Distinguished Lecturer Program, with over 1,600 lectures given since the program began in 1996. The total 77 Lecturers for the 2013-14 Society year represent 13 countries, including Argentina, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States. These lecturers are available to present on 345 topics and speak a combined 10 languages.

The new lecturers and their presentation topics are:

  • Donald Beaty, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, president, DLB Associates Consulting Engineers, Eatontown, N.J.—“Data Center Energy Efficiency;” “Case Studies: Implementing ASHRAE’s Allowable Ranges in Data Centers;” “Trends and Measurements for Data Center Optimization and Future-Proofing.”
  • James Coogan, P.E., senior principal, Siemens Building Technologies, Buffalo Grove, Ill.—“Space Pressurization: Concept and Practice;” “Methodical Approach to Sustainability in Labs;” “Air Flow Controls at the Terminal Level;” “Feedback Systems in HVAC.”
  • Marlene Linders, president and CEO, Philders Group International, and executive director, The Linders Health Institute, Heathrow, Fla.—“Overview of Risk Management for Infection Control during Healthcare Construction;” “De-mystifying Healthcare: 3 Critical Keys in Doing Business with the American Healthcare System.”
  • Bjarne Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, professor, International Centre for Indoor Environmental and Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby—“International Standards for the Indoor Environment—Where Are We and Do They Apply Worldwide?;” “Indoor Environment—Health-Comfort and Productivity;” “The European Approach to Decrease Energy Consumption in Buildings;” “Applications of Embedded Radiant Heating and Cooling in Buildings.”
  • Douglas Reindl, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, professor, Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison—“An Introduction to Ammonia Refrigeration Systems;” “ASHRAE Standard 15-2010—A Review and Update;” “Refrigerant Safety—Inside and Outside the Machinery Room.”
  • Roger Schmidt, Ph.D., IBM Fellow, IBM Corporation, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.—“Power/Cooling/Environmental Trends in Data Centers;” “Air and Liquid Cooled IT Equipment—Best Practices in the Data Center.”
  • Gordon Sharp, chairman and founder, Aircuity, Newton, Mass.—“Healthy, Airside Solutions to Significantly Reduce your Building’s Carbon Footprint;” “New Approaches to Slash Lab and Commercial Building Energy Use and Improve IEQ;” “Slashing Lab and Vivarium Building Energy Use by up to 50%;” “A Holistic Overview of Technologies and Strategies to Achieve Deep Energy Reductions in Laboratories;” “Building a Net Zero Lab in the United Arab Emirates: Mission Impossible?;” “Making Buildings Smarter to Maintain their Energy Efficiency Entitlement.”
  • Donald Wulfinghoff, P.E., Life Member, president, Wulfinghoff Energy Services, Wheaton, Md.—“Optimized HVAC for the 21st Century;” “Ten Critical Criteria for Selecting Any Energy Project;”

For a complete listing of Distinguished Lecturers and detailed procedures on how to arrange a lecturer presentation, visit www.ashrae.org/distinguishedlecturers.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.