Meeting/Event Information

ASHRAE Golden Gate Chapter Monthly Meeting - April


April 24, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Add to Calendar


Go To Meeting


Electrification of Buildings

This month's meeting will be a lunch presentation over web conference. See below for call details.


Peter Rumsey

Peter is the founder and CEO of Point Energy Innovations, a new consulting firm focused on working directly with owners and developers in the US and globally on the next generation of profitable, low energy, high performance and decarbonized buildings and industrial facilities.  

Peter is an ASHRAE fellow. He has received numerous awards including the  Renewable Energy Innovator of the Year and ASHRAE’s prestigious Award of Engineering Excellence--only given 4 other times in ASHRAE’s 100-year history.

He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and an ASHRAE Fellow.  For over a decade, he has taught a graduate level course on advanced buildings at Stanford University.


Peter Rumsey, PE will discuss how ASHRAE members can play a key role in the transformation of the building sector towards zero carbon HVAC systems and buildings. Mechanical engineers are responsible for the single largest part of carbon emissions in buildings, the HVAC system. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of efficient electric heat pump systems that can replace burning fossil fuels to heat buildings. Coupled with 100% renewable or zero carbon electricity, we can easily lead the way to decarbonized buildings. Peter has years of experience designing very efficient all electric and net zero energy buildings. He will discuss his experience with buildings such as the Exploratorium, developer lead all electric buildings and the future of building HVAC systems. He will also look at the designer's professional carbon footprint and how that compares to our personal footprint. He will cover a lot of ground. Be ready to ask questions and enjoy your lunch hour.


Golden Gate ASHRAE - April Meeting
Fri, Apr 24, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121

Access Code: 136-597-221

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:


$0.00 Chapter member price

$0.00 Non-member price

Meeting Slides

2014 March Meeting Presentation by Gina Rodda of Gabel Associates, LLC

2013 Title 24, Part 6 Energy Standards Brief overview of 2013 Nonresidential Changes to Energy Standards: Mechanical Systems


Jim Newman's Dinner Presentation December 2013

Newman - Transforming Older Buildings Into High Performance Facilities

Jim Newman's Tech Session from the December 2013 Dinner Meeting