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Nearly 3,000 Attend Winter Conference
DALLAS—Some 2,840 people attended the Conference, held Jan. 26–30. New to the Conference was the ASHRAE Event App. Two thousand Conference attendees used the app to access education courses and social events; view maps and floorplans; and add sessions to their personal schedules. The Winter Conference technical program featured nearly 200 presentations. Other Conference highlights included the Technical Plenary, which drew 330 attendees.
Integration Series in NYC Partners With HPB Magazine
High Performing Buildings magazine is partnering this year with the ASHRAE New York Chapter and the AIA Committee on The Environment (COTE) to bring high-quality evening panel discussions to the New York design and construction industry. The Integration Series, which started in 2009, features moderated panel discussions with multidisciplinary experts, including architects, engineering consultants, operators, owners and commissioning experts.
New Filtration Standard Combines Previous Standards
The newly revised ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 52.2-2012, Method of Testing General Ventilation Air-Cleaning Devices for Removal Efficiency by Particle Size, establishes a test procedure for evaluating the performance of air-cleaning devices as a function of particle size. The publication marks the first time Standard 52.2 has been published combining Standard 52.1, Gravimetric and Dust Spot Procedures for Testing Air Cleaning Devices Used in General Ventilation for Removing Particulate Matter. “Combining the two standards provides a clean slate to begin significant changes regarding making the method much more technically accurate,” said Robert Burkhead, chair of the Standard 52.2 committee.
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Keep Current with Latest Version of The Green Standard
Standard 189.1 provides a total building sustainability package for those who strive to design, build and operate green buildings. From site location to energy use to recycling, this standard sets the foundation for green buildings by addressing site sustainability, water use efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and the building's impact on the atmosphere, materials and resources.
Green Standard Is Red-Hot Topic
Distinguished Lecturer David Underwood, P.Eng., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, writes that he has noticed that ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2011, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, and its application is a topic that attracts considerable interest. Underwood adds that it appears that the appetite for information about the topic is based on interest in sustainable design, interest in containment of energy cost and sincere interest in interdisciplinary collaboration.
Proposed Legionellosis Standard Open for Third Review
Proposed Standard 188P, Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems, is open for review until March 11. The proposed standard is intended to help facility managers/owners understand how to apply the available information on Legionella effectively in order to prevent cases of legionellosis associated with building water systems. The proposed standard underwent an earlier public review in June 2011. The committee writing it received more than 150 comments during the 2011 review. Many requested changes and clarifications are incorporated in the current review.
ASHRAE Honors Members at Winter Conference
DALLAS—Forty people were recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the building industry at the Society’s 2013 Winter Conference held here Jan. 26–30. Presidential Member Richard Rooley, F.R.Eng., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, ASHRAE-Certified Operations and Performance Management Professional, was awarded The F. Paul Anderson Award, the Society’s highest honor. The new Pioneers of the Industry Award honors deceased individuals who have made milestone contributions to the growth of air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and ventilation. The recipients are Gilbert Carlson, 1922–1994, who worked with hydronic systems, and William E. Fontaine, 1905–1993, who established the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories at Purdue University.
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