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May 17, 2018

Awards & Product Show Meeting
May 17, 2018
3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Student Night

$0.00 Students

$60.00 Non-member price
$65.00 after 11:00 pm May 13

$50.00 Chapter member price
$55.00 after 11:00 pm May 13

This is a meeting you don't want to miss!

Agenda   3:30pm   Product Show
    4:15pm   Tech Session on bEQ platform (2nd floor)
    5:30pm   Registration, Social Hour

Dinner, Announcements and Introductions

CTTC Award Winners and Scholarship Presenations

    7:30pm   Main Program
    8:00pm   Adjourn


Tech Session at 4:15pm (PEC- 2nd floor Conference Room)

Speaker   Stephen Roth is President of Carmel Software, a firm that licenses mobile HVAC software and also develops custom web, mobile, and desktop software for the AEC industry. He is on the Board of Green Building XML (gbXML) which helps facilitate the sharing of data between disparate BIM and building analysis software tools. He is also chair of ASHRAE TC 1.5 - Computer Applications and a member of the ASHRAE TC 4.1, ASHRAE Standard 224, and ASHRAE BIM.MTG committees. He is a Professional Engineer in the State of CA and also a LEED AP.

  ASHRAE's Building EQ Portal provides a quick energy analysis that benchmarks a building's energy performance. It assists in the preparation of an ASHRAE Level 1 Energy Audit to identify means to improve a building's energy performance including low-cost, no-cost energy efficiency measures and an Indoor Environmental Quality survey with recorded measurements to provide additional information to assess a building's performance.

Two different evaluations can be used independently to compare a candidate building to other similar buildings in the same climate zone or together for an assessment of a building's design potential compared to actual operation:

In Operation compares actual building energy use based on metered energy information.

As Designed compares potential energy use based on the building's physical characteristics and systems with standardized energy use simulation.

Carmel Software was hired by ASHRAE to develop the ASHRAE Building EQ web portal that replaces the spreadsheets that were originally used to submit building information. Since the web portal has launched, more projects have been submitted than in the entire first 5 years of the building rating system.

Stephen will demo the ASHRAE Building EQ web portal and also answer any questions about ASHRAE Building EQ

Main Program

Speaker(s)   Shlomo Rosenfeld, PE

50 years of innovative energy conservation design

The presentation will highlight several award winning innovative energy conservation HVAC design projects in order to inspire the GG chapter members to follow and attract our students guests to this challenging field.

The goals of HVAC systems are to provide a comfortable environment, better Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), improve productivity and be energy efficient with reasonable cost for the energy conservation components. Years ago, I coined the phrase "The-Use-Of-The-Available" for a design method for HVAC systems.  A judge in an Energy Design Competition described the result as "Here is a very careful pairing of a simple energy-conserving design with sophisticated controls of conventional mechanical equipment."  Keep in mind that HVAC systems, designed by consulting engineer, are built by somebody else using instructions on paper, without assembling a prototype to test the design and the HVAC system must perform when built.  This challenge is enormous when innovative design is included.  For our student guests: If you are looking for a challenging engineering career, this is it!  The design on paper must perform without testing a prototype.


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