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January 18, 2018

January Lunch Meeting
January 18, 2018
11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
SFMOMA: Dual fan/dual duct VAV air distribution systems; Meeting Theme: Membership Promotion

$50.00 Chapter member price
$60.00 after 11:45 pm January 10

$60.00 Non-member price
$65.00 after 11:45 pm January 10

SFMOMA: Dual fan/dual duct VAV air distribution systems

Agenda   11:15am   Registration and Social Hour
    12:00pm   Lunch, Announcements and Introductions
    12:30pm   Main Program
    1:30pm   Adjourn



Steven T. Taylor, P.E.

Steve Taylor is the principal of Taylor Engineering, Alameda, CA.  He is a registered mechanical engineer specializing in HVAC system design, control system design, indoor air quality engineering, computerized building energy analysis, and HVAC system commissioning.  Mr. Taylor graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Physics and a MS in Mechanical Engineering and has 40 years of commercial HVAC and control system design and construction experience.  He was one of the primary authors of the HVAC sections of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 “Energy Conservation in New Non-residential Buildings” and California’s Title 24 Energy Standards and Ventilation Standards.  He has authored over 35 peer-reviewed ASHRAE Journal articles and technical papers.  Other ASHRAE project and technical committees Mr. Taylor has participated in include Standard 62.1 Indoor Air Quality (chair), ASHRAE Standard 55 Thermal Comfort (member), Guideline 13 Specifying Building Automation Systems (chair), Guideline 16 Economizer Dampers (chair), TC 1.4 Controls (chair), and TC 4.3 Ventilation (chair).  He is past vice-chair of the USGBC LEED Indoor Environmental Quality Technical Advisory Group, a member of the CSU Mechanical Review Board, and a past member of the IAPMO Mechanical Technical Committee administering the Uniform Mechanical Code.


Mr. Taylor will present the HVAC system design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), which reopened in May 2016 after a major expansion to a 10-story high rise building totaling 486,000 square feet. The building is served by dual fan/dual duct VAV air distribution systems that, among other features, include a unique adiabatic humidification system.  The design is less expensive than conventional designs commonly used for museums but it is substantially more energy efficient and easier to control and maintain.  Actual electricity use density has fallen 34% while natural gas use density has fallen 44% compared to before the expansion.  This presentation will explain how the system works and present actual energy, temperature, and humidity performance data.


Future Meetings

June 14, 2018

June Chapter Dinner Meeting

June 14, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Scott’s Seafood
2 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

Membership Promotion Night