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  • MTG.ACR Air Change Rate

    Scope

    MTG.ACR will coordinate TC/TG/TRG/SSPC technical activities to help evaluate the technical basis and adoption of airflow rate specifications in terms of Air Change Rate (ACR) or Air Changes per Hour (ACH) for spaces such as cleanrooms, laboratories, patient rooms, operating rooms, and other similar spaces. Responsibilities include the development of research projects, development and presentation of technical programs for all types of spaces which currently require ACR specifications, and a special publication detailing aspects of the ACR philosophy and practice. The work of this MTG will potentially impact design guidelines, ASHRAE Handbook, and related ASHRAE standards. This MTG intends to involve other national and international groups and organizations in these efforts.


    Objective/Impact

    Cleanrooms, laboratories, and healthcare spaces including patient rooms, airborne infection isolation rooms, operating rooms and other similar facilities are required to maintain anywhere between 4 to 300 Air Changes per Hour (ACH). Guidelines, codes, and standards for such specifications are traditionally based on judgment of experienced practitioners. Since the ACH specification involves “volume” of the space which tend to penalize spaces with high ceilings without explicit supporting scientific justification. With increased emphasis on energy efficiency and associated costs of HVAC operations it is important to evaluate the basis of such specifications. The underlying principles of contaminant dilution and removal are similar across most of the different applications. While keeping the safety of people and products as a primary goal, this group will conduct systematic investigations through rational analysis, literature reviews, and research to determine the appropriate basis for the specification of dilution airflow rates for these applications. Additionally, this group will attempt to find a common - basis for dilution airflow specifications to different applications such as cleanrooms, laboratories, and healthcare facilities. Where scientific basis cannot be definitively identified, research activities will be proposed through the ASHRAE research process.

    This group will bring together expertise from various ASHRAE groups (TC 9.02, TC9.06, TC9.10, TC9.11, SSPC 62.1, SSPC 170) and from other non-ASHRAE organizations (see below) to work in close collaboration to achieve the following objectives:

    • Systematically investigate relationships between specified airflow rates and associated safety of people and products.
    • Evaluate a correlation between the strength and location of contaminant sources and airflow rates to obtain the desired levels of contamination control.
    • Compile definitions and descriptions of different terminologies for air change effectiveness, dilution effectiveness, ventilation effectiveness, and contaminant removal effectiveness.
    • Develop an in-depth understanding of relationship between ACR and various (ventilation) effectiveness definitions. Evaluate the impact of HVAC configuration including airflow distribution, flow path of contaminants, and locations and type of supply and return devices on ventilation effectiveness.
    • Quantitatively correlate concentration of contaminants with various measures of ventilation. Determine which measures correlate best, and the modeling assumptions necessary to support use of a variable as a design criterion.
    • Investigate the basis for the current ACR specifications for various facilities including cleanrooms, laboratories, patient rooms, operating rooms, and other similar spaces. Compare US standards and guidelines for such specifications with those available in other countries.
    • Based on the above evaluations publish the evaluations of the existing ACH specifications in the current ASHRAE guidelines and standards.
    • Develop recommendations for appropriate units for the specification of dilution airflow rates.

    Also note this group would not be limited to ventilation and infiltration studies as in the scope of TC4.3. Activities of this group would help in optimizing the use of ASHRAE resources including ASHRAE research funds by avoiding duplicate efforts among different TCs. Findings of the research and literature review will be disseminated through special publications, ASHRAE Handbooks, ASHRAE conferences and other special conferences on the subject. The outcome of these efforts will be communicated to ASHRAE standards committees, regulatory authorities, and other similar organizations to facilitate any modifications in their codes and standards.


    Roster

    Name

    Committee Position

    Voting

    Representing

    Alternate

    Members

    Kishor Khankari

    Chair

    Y

    Roland Charneux

    Vice Chair

    Y

    Jim Coogan

    Research

    Y

    TC-9.10, Laboratory Systems

    Adam Bare

    Gary Goodson

    Webmaster

    N

    Henry Hays

    Member

    Y

    TC-2.2, Plant and Animal Environment

    Carol Donovan

    Steve Nicholas

    Member

    Y

    TC 4.3, Particulate Air Contaminants

    Bob Burkhead

    Steve Taylor

    Member

    Y

    TC-4.3, Ventilation Requirements and Infiltration

    Josephine Lau

    Gaylon Richardson

    Member

    Y

    TC-5.3, Room Air Distribution

    Jose Palma

    Erich Binder

    Member

    Y

    TC-5.8, Industrial Ventilation

    Michael Baucom

    Member

    Y

    TC-9.2, Industrial Air Conditioning

    Michael Connor

    Roger Lautz

    Member

    Y

    TC-9.6, Healthcare Facilities

    Michael Meteyer

    Philip Naughton

    Member

    Y

    TC-9.11, Clean Spaces

    Wei Sun

    Abdel Darwich

    Member

    Y

    SSPC 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Quality

    Hamid Habibi

    Michael Locke

    Member

    Y

    SSPC 170, Ventilation for Healthcare Facilities

    Kevin A Scarlett

    Gordon Sharp

    Member

    Y

    I2SL, International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories

    Daniel Doyle

    Dr. Kenneth Mead

    Member

    Y

    NIOSH, The National Inst for Occupational

    James Bennett

    Tom Smith

    Member

    Y

    AIHA, American Industrial Hygiene Association

    Clifford Cooper


    Current Projects/ Goals

    • Developing Research Project Work Statement
    • Requesting topic suggestions for Annual Meeting

    Accomplishments

    • RTAR Approved
    • Program for ASHRAE 2018 Winter Conference
      • Forum: Ventilation Effectiveness: What Is It? Moderated by K. Khankari
      • Seminar: Modeling and Testing: Do Air Change Rates Have Lab Safety Covered? with presentations by K. Khankari and T. Smith

    Meeting Times

    • MTG.ACR meets before and after ASHRAE conferences

    Agendas

    pdf_icon.png Meeting Agenda 2016-11-22

    pdf_icon.png Meeting Agenda 2017-03-20

    pdf_icon.png Meeting Agenda 2017-08-23

    pdf_icon.png Meeting Agenda 2018-01-04


    Minutes

    pdf_icon.png Meeting Minutes 2016-11-22

    pdf_icon.png Meeting Minutes 2017-03-20

    pdf_icon.png Meeting Minutes 2017-06-19

    pdf_icon.png Meeting Minutes 2017-08-23

  • MTG.ASEC, Avoided Sources Energy Consumption Due to Waste Heat Recovery and Heat Pump Technologies

    Scope:
    MTG.ASEC will coordinate development of credible quantification methodologies of the avoided electric power generation and/or primary energy consumptions resulting from the application of heat pump and waste energy recovery technologies.  Responsibilities of the MTG include the development of research and/or tool needs and development of technical programs.

    Ability to quantify avoided source energy reduction or recovery potentially impacts any building efficiency analysis.  This MTG have a potential to significantly impact a number of other TCs including 1.5, 2.5, 2.8, 4.7, 5.5, 6.2, 6.8, 6.9, 7.4, 7.6, 8.7, 8.11 and potentially more.  Efforts have been made to interface with all of these TCs to discuss the potential development in this MTG.

  • MTG.BD, Building Dampness

    Scope:
    MTG.BD will develop a definition of a damp building and an assessment protocol to assess building dampness in accordance with recommendation 3 of the ASHRAE Board of Directors’ 2013 position document titled Limiting Indoor Mold and Dampness in Buildings. The group will also propose research to test the practicality, utility and cost-effectiveness of the protocol, and oversee that research if such is approved. The MTG will publish the protocol in ASHRAE transactions for use as appropriate by the building professions, the public health community and by the public at large.

  • MTG.BIM Building Information Modeling

    Scope

    MTG.BIM will coordinate the activities of multiple TC/TG in the area of standards and approaches to support the implementation of BIM within ASHRAE products and within the industry workplace and will generate ASHRAE research. MTG-BIM will also represent ASHRAE interests within the BIM marketplace outside of ASHRAE and provide a conduit for funneling information about the BIM industry to ASHRAE members.

    Roster

    Name

    Position on MTG

    Voting

    Representing

    Christopher Wilkins

    Chair

    Y

    Self

    Malcolm Knight

    Vice Chair

    Y

    Self

    Krishnan Gowri

    Secretary

    N

    Self

    Chip Barnaby

    Member

    Y

    TC 4.7

    Dru Crawley

    Member

    Y

    TC 2.4

    Rick Dames

    Member

    Y

    TC 7.3

    Elyse Malherek

    Member

    Y

    TC 7.1

    Robert Hitchcock

    Member

    Y

    SGPC 20 & SPC 205P

    James Pegues

    Member

    Y

    TC 4.1

    Steven Rosen

    Member

    Y

    TC 1.5

    Ron Wood

    Member

    Y

    GSA

     

    John Crosby

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 1.5

    Charles Gulledge

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 7.1

    Benjamin Welle

    Alternate #1

    N

    SGPC 20

     

    Walter Grondzik

    liaison

    N

    TAC chair

    Daniel Int-Hout III

    liaison

    N

    section head

    Michael Vaughn

    liaison

    N

    staff liaison

     

    Current Projects, Goals, or Objectives

    We are currently working on a report to Tech Council that will outline a plan forward regarding development of Standards relative to BIM.  ASHRAE has developed Guideline 20 and is currently starting on development of a second effort (SPC 205 Data Exchange Protocols for Energy Simulation of HVAC&R Equipment Performance).

    Our plan forward must include better coordination within ASHRAE and with ASHRAE and outside organizations plus engaging in a more proactive effort to attain a leadership position in the industry in the area of standards development for BIM.

    Our primary focus will be on standards for which ASHRAE could lead the development of the standard, either on our own or as the leader of collaboration. It will also be necessary to look at standards that may already be under development by another organization which addresses a broader aspect of BIM.  In those cases, ASHRAE would contribute in the areas of our expertise.

    Accomplishments to Date

    MTG-BIM recently approved a motion to become members of US TAG to ISO/TC 59/SC 13.  This action will allow ASHRAE to expedite the accreditation process for establishing ASHRAE as the administrator of the TAG.  After accreditation, we would be able to revise the roster to include others who are interested in the activities of TC 59/SC 13 but who aren’t currently on MTG-BIM, and remove those who have no interest in ISO.  See below for additional information.

    The ASHRAE Standards Committee approved the establishment and administration of the US TAG to ISO/TC 59/SC 13 and the corresponding ANSI Participating Membership on ISO/TC 59/SC 13.

    BACKGROUND:  The US (ANSI) is not a participating member of ISO/TC 59/SC 13. The work of SC 13 is closely related to ASHRAE interests in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and our members have expressed a desire to participate at the international level. Chris Wilkins, chair of ASHRAE MTG-BIM (Multidisciplinary Task Group – Building Information Modeling), has been proposed as the US expert on ISO/TC 59/SC 13/WG 11, Product data for building services systems model.  ASTM is the administrator of the US TAG to ISO/TC 59 and supports ASHRAE administration of the SC 13 TAG. ASHRAE staff will coordinate this membership with ANSI, draft operating procedures for the TAG, and develop a TAG roster through ASHRAE contacts and a call for members.

    Meetings

    MTG.BIM typically meets on Saturday from 1-3 during Society meetings. Web/Conf. call meetings are also scheduled as required between Society meetings.

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  • MTG.EBO Effective Building Operations

    Scope:
    MTG.EBO will coordinate the activities of multiple TC/TG/TRG and other stakeholders in the area of training and tools to support the operation of buildings to enhance the indoor environment and use energy effectively. Responsibility will include suggestions for research as well as development of technical programs and special publications on effective building operation for energy management.

    The initial MTG roster includes Voting Representatives and Alternates for TCs 1.4 (Control Theory and Application), 7.3 (Operation and Maintenance Management) 7.8 (Owning and Operating Costs) and GPC 1.3 (Building Operation and Maintenance Training for the HVAC&R Commissioning Process)

    Other TCs GPCs, and SPCs may also now wish to participate in this MTG with a Voting Representative and Alternate(s) given its scope and charge.

  • MTG.HCDG, Hot Climate Design Guide

    Scope:
    MTG.HCDG will coordinate TC/TG/TRG technical Activities to help support the development of the technical basis and adoption of the Hot Climate Design Guide. Responsibilities include suggestions for Research, Development and Presentations and special publications detailing aspects of the Hot Climate Design Guide.

  • MTG.IAST, Impact of ASHRAE Standards and Technology on Energy Savings/ Performance

    Scope:
    MTG.IAST will generate research proposal(s) and work with the selected consultants/contractors to conduct research, collect and organize the data in a useful and conveniently summarized format for Initiative 1B of the Society Strategic Plan “ASHRAE will research the true impact of its standards and technology” as requested by the BOD.

  • MTG.LowGWP Lower Global Warming Potential Alternative Refrigerants

    Scope

    MTG.LowGWP will coordinate TC/TG/TRG technical activities to help transition the HVAC&R industry to sustainable lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) alternative refrigerants. The MTG will further request participation from US DOE, AHRI, and others with shared goal. The MTG responsibilities include research, development and presentation of technical programs of all types on alternative lower GWP refrigerants, suggestions for Life Cycle Climate Performance (LCCP) systems evaluation for different applications, development of lower GWP solutions for different applications, and a special publication detailing aspects of LCCP applied to the HVAC&R fields.

    Objective/Impact

    This MTG will create a synergy between TCs working on advancing the HVAC&R state-of-the-art. The Members will coordinate the efforts undertaken by TCs 1.1, 1.3, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.8, 6.3, 8.2, 8.4, 8.5, 8.7, 8.11, 10.1, and 10.7 plus SSPC 15, SSPC 34 and the work of AHAM, AHRI, U.L., and UNEP to investigate the performance of alternative refrigerants and refrigerant blends proposed by TC 3.1. The MTG will also work closely with TC 3.2 and TC 3.4 to ensure the compatibility of the new refrigerants with current and future systems. Furthermore, the MTG will coordinate the results obtained from research performed in different TCs with TCs 1.5, 2.5 and 4.1 to establish a standardized LCCP evaluation in order to ensure that the lower GWP refrigerants do not contribute more emissions indirectly. Results from the work coordinated by this MTG will be published in ASHRAE handbook chapters sponsored by different committees. The diversity of the MTG participating TC membership will result in stronger impact on the HVAC&R community and ensure faster and sustainable transition to environmentally friendly refrigerants.

    Roster

    Name

    Position on MTG

    Voting

    Representing

    Members

    Jim Wolf

    Chair

    Y

    ASHRAE

    Julia Keen

    Vice-Chair

    Y

    ASHRAE

    Mike Vaughn

    Secretary

    N

    ASHRAE

    Brian Fricke

    Research Co-chair

    n/a

    TC 10.7

    Ken Schultz

    Research Co-chair

    N

    self

    Phillip Johnson

    Codes & Stds. Subc. Chair

    n/a

    TC 8.2

    Steven Eckels

    Program Subc. Chair

    n/a

    TC 8.5

    Debra Kennoy

    Member

    Y

    SSPC 34

    Dennis Dorman

    Member

    Y

    SSPC 15

    Raymond Rite

    Member

    Y

    TC1.1

    Omar Abdelaziz

    Member

    Y

    TC 1.3

    Larry Burns

    Member

    Y

    TC 2.5

    Steve Kujak

    Member

    Y

    TC 3.1

    Thomas Leck

    Member

    Y

    TC 3.2

    Marc Scancarello

    Member

    Y

    TC 3.3

    Joseph Karnaz

    Member

    Y

    TC 3.4

    Danny Halel

    Member

    Y

    TC 3.8

    Siva Gopalnarayanan

    Member

    Y

    TC 6.3

    Philip Johnson

    Member

    Y

    TC 8.2

    Vikrant Aute

    Member

    Y

    TC 8.4

    Steven Eckels

    Member

    Y

    TC 8.5

    Dermot McMorrow

    Member

    Y

    TC 8.7

    Dutch Uselton

    Member

    Y

    TC 8.11

    Doug Scott

    Member

    Y

    TC 10.1

    Brian Fricke

    Member

    Y

    TC 10.7

    Wayne Morris

    Member

    Y

    AHAM

    Xudong Wang

    Member

    Y

    AHRI

    Brian Rodgers

    Member

    Y

    U.L.

    Shamila Nair-Bedouelle

    Member

    Y

    UNEP

    24 total voting

     

    Alternates

    Samuel Yana-Motta

    Alternate #1

    N

    SSPC 34

    Chris Seeton

    Alternate #2

    N

    SSPC 34

    Greg Scrivener

    Alternate #1

    N

    SSPC 15

    Sankar Padhmanabhan

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 1.1

    S. M. Sami

    Alternate #2

    N

    TC 1.1

    Satheesh Kulankara

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 1.3

    Evraam Gorgy

    Alternate #2

    N

    TC 1.3

    John Karakash

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 2.5

    Barbara Minor

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 3.1

    Bob Richard

    Alternate #2

    N

    TC 3.1

    Greg Linteris

    Alternate #3

    N

    TC 3.1

    Kenji Takizawa

    Alternate #4

    N

    TC 3.1

    Bob Low

    Alternate #5

    N

    TC 3.1

    Sonny Sundaresan

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 3.2

    Alan Cohen

    Alternate #2

    N

    TC 3.2

    Danny Halel

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 3.4

    Mark Adams

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 3.8

    Kevin Mercer

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 6.3

    Chris Seeton

    Alternate #2

    N

    TC 3.4

    Konstantinos Kontomaris

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 8.2

    Yirong Jiang

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 8.4

    Patrick Geoghegan

    Alternate #2

    N

    TC 8.4

    Satheesh Kulankara

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 8.5

    Doug Tucker

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 8.7

    Ankit Sethi

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 8.11

    Dan Dettmers

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 10.1

    Wayne Borrowman

    Alternate #2

    N

    TC 10.1

    Charles Hon

    Alternate #1

    N

    TC 10.7

    Tim Anderson

    Alternate #2

    N

    TC 10.7

    Randy Cooper

    Alternate #1

    N

    AHAM

    Karim Amrane

    Alternate #1

    N

    AHRI

    Scott MacLeod

    Alternate #1

    N

    U.L.

    Ayman Eltalouny

    Alternate #1

    N

    UNEP

     

    Liaisons

    Mike Bilderbeck

    Liaison

    N

    TAC Chair

    Tom Justice

    Liaison

    N

    MTG Section Head

    Michael R Vaughn

    Liaison

    N

    Staff Liaison

     

    Current Projects/ Goals

    • RP-1806, Flammable Refrigerants Post-Ignition Simulation and Risk Assessment Update. Status: Awarded to Gexcon US in December 2016, Project Start Date: 1/1/17, Duration: 12 months, Original cost: $797k, Funded Extension in the amount of $46.5k was approved in June 2017 to accurately quantify the source term for the AHRTI 9007 project, which includes amount of entrained air, fraction of vapor and liquid, and velocity of the release as well as other details from the AHRTI 9007 project.
    • RP-1807, Guidelines for Flammable Refrigerant Handling, Transporting, Storing, and Equipment Servicing and Installation. Status: Awarded to Navigant Consulting in January 2017, Project Start Date: 3/1/17, Duration: 6 months, Cost: $80k
    • RP-1808, Servicing and Installing Equipment Using Flammable Refrigerants: Assessment of Field-made Mechanical Joints. Status: Awarded to Creative Thermal Solutions, Inc. in April 2017, Project Start Date: 5/1/17, Duration: 6 months, Cost: $115k
    • Identify other ASHRAE projects related to alternative refrigerants and the best path for the MTG to contribute to them.
    • Maintain and review future conference deadlines for publications related to MTG scope and goals.
    • Coordinate LCCP related efforts with IIR LCCP working party.

    Accomplishments

    • MTG formation was approved at Jan 2012 ASHRAE (Chicago) meeting.  Kick-off teleconference was held 28-Mar-2013.
    • Hold regular meetings (at least 4 within a year):  MTG had regular meetings before, during and after ASHRAE meetings to coordinate Low GWP activities with the relevant TCs
    • Membership now encompasses 14 TCs, 2 SSPC and 4 outside organizations.
    • Establish a strong program activity to increase the ASHRAE membership awareness on the current activity regarding alternative lower global warming refrigerants. 2 seminars were held in Dallas, 4 in Denver, 2 in Las Vegas, and 1 workshop, 3 seminars, and 1 conf. paper session planned for Long Beach, mini track at Expo planned for Chicago.
    • The MTG since its inception has tracked current research activities relevant to its mission and coordinated between different TCs in this regard. The MTG also disseminated related information stemming from AHRI AREP and IIR LCCP working party to their committees. In 2016, MTG.LowGWP was granted authority by the ASHRAE Technical Activities Committee (TAC) to develop and sponsor their own research projects. See above for listing of first three projects being developed.

    Meeting Times

    • Periodic teleconferences between conferences as needed
    • Scheduled Meetings:
      • Sunday afternoon at Society meetings from 5 pm to 6 pm
      • Wednesday mornings at Society meetings from 10 am to 12 pm

    Minutes

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    • MTG.OBB, Occupant Behavior in Buildings

      Scope

      MTG.OBB coordinates TC/TG/TRG technical activities to help implement the recommendations from this MTG. This includes coordinating efforts in education, modeling, research, standards, marketing, advocacy, and fund raising within ASHRAE. Research project initiation as the sponsoring committee is included in the scope of this MTG.

      Occupant behavior in buildings refers to occupants’ comfort preference, presence and movement, and interactions with building systems that have impact on performance (thermal, visual, acoustic, and IAQ) of buildings. The interactions include adjusting the thermostat settings, opening or closing windows, dimming or turning on/off lights, pulling up or down window blinds, switching on or off plug-loads, and consuming domestic hot water.

      Objective/Impact

      MTG.OBB sponsors and coordinates activities of related ASHRAE technical and standards committees to facilitate development of data, tools, technologies, and guidelines enabling integration of occupant behavior in the design, operation, and retrofit of new and existing commercial and residential buildings. The intent is that these products, focusing on the human dimension, may be used in the life cycle of buildings and potentially contribute to ASHRAE’s energy saving targets, by demonstrations of behavior-driven passive and active building designs and identification of energy saving opportunities from behavior measures. Within ASHRAE, the MTG coordinates activities to update related parts of ASHRAE Handbooks and Standards (particularly energy and indoor environmental calculations, standards 55, 62.1, 62.2, 90.1, 90.2 and 189.1), and to develop related education programs for buildings designers, operators and occupants. Outside of ASHRAE, the MTG monitors related activities (e.g. IEA EBC Annex 66) and represent ASHRAE interests where permitted to provide a conduit for related information transfer to ASHRAE members.

      Roster (as of July 1, 2017)

      Name

      Position on MTG

      Voting

      Representing

      Members

      Tianzhen Hong

      Chair

      Yes

       

      Da Yan

      Vice Chair

      Yes

      IEA EBC Annex 66

      Jared Langevin

      Secretary

      No

       

      Marina Sofos

      Member

      Yes

      DOE BTO Sensor and Controls Program

      Thomas Lawrence

      Member

      Yes

      TC 2.8

      Bass Abushakra

      Member

      Yes

      TC 4.7

      Jim Lutz

      Member

      Yes

      TC 6.6

      Locke Hutson

      Member

      Yes

      TC 7.3

      Bing Dong

      Member

      Yes

      TC 7.5

      Rob Hitchcock

      Member

      Yes

      MTG.BIM

      Glenn Friedman

      Member

      Yes

      SPC 100

      Michael Jouaneh

      Member

      Yes

      SSPC 189.1

      Chien-fei Chen

      Member

      Yes

       

      Zheng O’Neill

      Member

      Yes

       

      Jay Zhao

      Member

      Yes

      SGPC 10

      Dane Christensen

      Member

      Yes

       

      Mini Malhotra

      Member

      Yes

      TC 4.3

      Bjarne W. Olesen

      Member

      Yes (Non-Quorum)

      TC 2.1

      Abhijeet Pande

      Member

      Yes (Non-Quorum)

      SSPC 55

      Elyse Malherek

      Member

      Yes (Non-Quorum)

      TC 7.1

      Clinton Andrews

      Member

      Yes (Non-Quorum)

       

      Khee Poh Lam

      Member

      Yes (Non-Quorum)

       

      William O’Brien

      Member

      Yes (Non-Quorum)

       

      Kimberly Barker

      Member

      No

      TC 1.4

      Dunstan Macauley

      Member

      No

      TC 2.8

      Mark Zoeteman

      Member

      No

      TC 4.7

      William Bahnfleth

      Member

      No

      TC 4.7

      Gary Klein

      Member

      No

      TC 6.6

      Richard Danks

       Member

      No

      TC 7.3

      Mudit Saxena

      Member

      No

       

      Ed Arens

      Member

      No

      SSPC 55

      Don Horn

      Member

      No

       

      Michel Tardif

      Member

      No

      TC 7.1

      John Elson

      Member

      No

      TC 2.1

      Douglass Abramsow

       Member

      No

      TC 9.2

      Bew Schoenbaver

      Member

      No

      TC 6.6

      Tom Justice

      Member

      No

      MTG Liaison

      Carl Huber

      Member

      No

      MTG Liaison

      Gang Tang

      Member

      No

      TC 4.10

      Adam Williams

       

       

       

      W. Zeiler

       

       

       

      Chandra Gollapudi

       

       

       

      Leslie Jonsson

       

       

      CTTC

      Frederick Marks

       

       

       

      Joon-Ho Choi

       

       

      TC 2.1, TC 1.5

      Julia Day

       

       

       

      Rory Heim

       

       

       

      Nicholas Clements

       

       

       

      Marianne Touchie

       

       

       

      Current Projects/ Goals

      • Develop a position paper outlining the overall scope and objectives of the MTG.
      • Propose a chapter on occupant-centered HVAC design and data collection for the 2019 ASHRAE Applications Handbook, to be reviewed by the Handbook Committee at the 2018 Winter Meeting in Chicago.
      • Continue to identify ASHRAE projects, RTARs, and seminar proposals related to occupant behavior and determine the best ways for the MTG to contribute to them.
        • RAC-approved RTARs with MTG.OBB sponsorship:
          • Determining Occupancy Patterns in Clusters of Buildings with Data Drawn from Web Based Social Media, Dr. Bing Dong, UTSA
        • Proposed RTARs with MTG.OBB sponsorship:
          • Integrating Occupant Behavior Data into Building Information Models for Performance Simulation, Rob Hitchcock
        • Proposed RTARs seeking MTG.OBB sponsorship:
          • Explore and Quantify Behavior-Driven Building Energy Usages, Dr. Zheng O’Neill, University of Alabama; Dr. Bing Dong, UTSA
        • Proposed seminars for Chicago 2018 Winter Meeting seeking MTG.OBB sponsorship:
          • Projecting the adoption of building efficiency technologies: An introduction to interdisciplinary modeling approaches, Dr. Jared Langevin, LBNL
          • Occupant behavior modeling, Dr. Liam O’Brien, Carleton University      

      Accomplishments

      • MTG formation was approved at Jan 2016 ASHRAE Orlando Winter Meeting.  Kick-off teleconference was held May 2, 2016.
      • Sponsored/co-sponsored three seminars at the Long Beach Annual Meeting, June 2017:
        • Model Predictive Control, chaired by Prof. Da Yan
        • Interdisciplinary Occupant Behavior Survey, chaired by Dr. Tianzhen Hong, LBNL
        • Using Nature, Keeping Control, chaired by James Coogan
      • Sponsored one seminar at the Las Vegas Winter Meeting, January 2017:
        • Occupant Behavior driven Building Operation and Maintenance, chaired by Dr. Bing Dong, UTSA
      • Hold regular meetings:  MTG holds regular meetings before, during and after ASHRAE meetings to coordinate occupant behavior activities with relevant TCs.
      • Membership now encompasses 11 TCs, 3 SSPCs, 1 SGPC, 1 MTG, and 2 outside groups/organizations (IEA Annex 66; U.S. DOE).
      • The MTG has established a wide range of program activities intended to increase ASHRAE membership’s awareness of advancements in the occupant behavior research area. As outlined above, the MTG has so far sponsored 1 seminar in Las Vegas, 3 seminars in Long Beach, and is currently considered sponsoring 2 more seminars for Chicago 2018. The MTG has also sponsored 1 RTAR with RAC approval, another RTAR seeking RAC approval, and is considering sponsoring a third RTAR.
      • Additional program activities include the development of a position paper to outline the MTG’s overall scope and objectives, as well as the development of a chapter proposed for inclusion in the 2019 Applications Handbook. 

      Meeting Times

      • Periodic teleconferences between conferences as needed
      • Scheduled Meetings:
        • Monday mornings at Society meetings from 8 am to 10 am

      Minutes

      06/27/2016, St. Louis, MO (Annual Meeting)

      word_icon.png 11/04/2016 (phone call)

      word_icon.png 01/30/2017, Las Vegas, NV (Winter Meeting)

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