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BOD Approves Items at Winter Conference in Dallas

The following items were approved by the Board of Directors (BOD) at the 2013 Winter Conference, excluding those items discussed by the Board in executive session. The items come to the Board through the Executive Committee, Publishing and Education Council, Members Council and Technology Council. The councils receive their information from committees and chapters regional conferences. Anyone seeking more information about any of the items can contact Mary Townsend at mtownsend@ashrae.org.

Rules of the Board

BOD approved changes to the Rule of the Board regarding the Nominating Committee; Society dues; Board of Directors Ex-Officio members; Code Change Proposals; Code of Ethics; and the Electronic Communications Committee.

Site-Source

BOD referred the Site-Source Ad Hoc Committee Report to Publishing and Education Council, Members Council and Technology Council for consideration.

Budget

The Board approved a request to exceed the capital discretionary budget by $25,000.

Agreements with Other Organizations

BOD approved a single memorandum of understanding with the Serbian Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (KGH) , University of Nis, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Nis, Serbia (MFN) and University of Nis ASHRAE Student Branch—Serbia (UNI). A mutual recognition agreement with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) also was approved.

Appointments

Appointments to standing committees and changes to ad hoc committee appointments and intersociety representatives were approved.

Scholarships

BOD approved creation of two additional one-year $3,000 scholarships for high school seniors who have been accepted into engineering or engineering technology programs that meet current scholarship criteria; established a second one-year $3,000 scholarship in the name of Presidential Member Lynn G. Bellenger to be awarded specifically for women engineering technology students, pending approval of endowed funding by the Foundation Board of Trustees.

Advocacy Priorities

BOD approved Advocacy Priorities for Society year 2013 14:

  • Environment and Natural Resources;
  • Energy Efficiency;
  • Indoor Environmental Quality;
  • Building Industry Workforce; and
  • Building Performance.


Awards

The Board approved new awards for the Refrigeration “R” in ASHRAE Award, Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) Award of Individual Excellence, Youth Outreach Award, and the HVAC&R Research Best Paper Award, effective July 1, 2013; approved changing the name of the William J. Collins Jr. Research Promotion Award to the William J. Collins Jr. RP Award.

Online Community

BOD approved creation of an ASHRAE Online Community with a dedicated internet address owned and maintained by ASHRAE.

Handbook Benefit

The Board approved that, starting with the 2014-15 Society year, members who are entitled to receive the print Handbook as their free annual benefit be given the following three choices for how they receive their Handbook member benefit:

•   Print volume (I-P or SI edition) with CD included;

•   A one-year subscription to ASHRAE Handbook Online with separate mailing of the CD; and

•   Print volume (I-P or SI edition) with CD included, plus a one-year subscription to ASHRAE Handbook Online (i.e., combined options 1 and 2), for a reasonable fee to be determined by Publishing and Education Council with input from ASHRAE staff.

Research

The Board warded tentative research project 1603-TRP, “Role of HVAC Systems in the Transmission of Infectious Agents in Buildings and Intermodal Transportation,” to the University of Colorado for a period of 24 months at a total cost to ASHRAE of $500,000.

Standards Publication

BOD approved the following standards, guidelines and addenda for publication. For information on when these documents will be available, contact standards.section@ashrae.org.

•   Guideline 4-2008(RA), Preparation of Operating and Maintenance Documentation for Building Systems.

•   Standard 18-2008(RA), Methods of Testing for Rating Drinking-Water Coolers with Self-Contained Mechanical Refrigeration.

•   Standard 24-2009R, Methods of Testing for Rating Liquid Coolers.

•   Addenda ac, ad, ae and af to Standard 34-2010, Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants.

•   Standard 41.1-1996R, Standard Method for Temperature Measurement.

•   Addendum h to Standard 55-2010, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy.

•   Addenda v andto Standard 62.2-2010, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

•   Standard 84-2008R, Method of Testing Air-to-Air Heat/Energy Exchangers.

•   Standard 86-1994R, Methods of Testing the Floc Point of Refrigeration Grade Oils,

•   Standard 87.2-2009W, In-Situ Method of Testing Propeller Fans for Reliability.

•   Addenda i, u, af, au, aw, az, be, bk, bq, bx, dm, v and ap  to Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

•   Standard 113-2009R, Method of Testing for Room Air Diffusion.

•   addendum ar to Standard 135-2010, BACnet®, A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks.

•   Standard 136-1993W, A Method of Determining Air Change Rates in Detached Dwellings.

•   Standard 137-2009R, Methods of Testing for Efficiency of Space-Conditioning/Water-Heating Appliances that Include a Desuperheater Water Heater.

•   Standard 138-2009R, Method of Testing for Rating Ceiling Panels for Sensible Heating and Cooling.

•   Standard 149-2000R, Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans Used to Exhaust Smoke in Smoke Management Systems.

•   Addenda c, d and f  to Standard 161-2007, Air Quality within Commercial Aircraft.

•   Addenda k, n and v to Standard 170-2008, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities.

•   Addenda h, l, q, s, j, k and y  to Standard 189.1-2011, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

•   Standard 198P, Method of Test for Rating DX-Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems for Moisture Removal Capacity and Moisture Removal Efficiency.

•   Addendum u to Standard 62.2-2010, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

•   Standard 190P, Method of Testing for Rating Indoor Pool Dehumidifiers.