PS ASHRAE November Chapter Meeting

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September President’s Message

Hello Fellow ASHRAE members! I am really excited about this 2016-17 ASHRAE year. We have a lot of good programs for you and the Chapter’s Regional Conference (CRC) will be held in Bellevue in May. My theme for this year is Shaping our ASHRAE Community of Tomorrow. Our chapter is 750+ members strong, spanning Centralia...

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New Chapter Meeting Location & Price Increase

New Location As you may know, our regular meeting place at Rock Bottom Brewery is going away to make room for a new development.  We hope you’ll enjoy the convenient location and fresh menu options of our new meeting location at Motif on 5th Avenue downtown Seattle. Updated Pricing Did you know chapter meeting...

May 2016 President’s Message

As we closeout another Puget Sound ASHRAE Chapter year I would like to close with the way I started and reflect on our Chapter volunteerism. By the time you reach the Chapter President level you’ve really already done the harder parts of the chairs and are just a resource for everyone else. This year we have had...

March President’s Message

Seeking Volunteers for Chapter Leadership As we approach the last few Chapter meetings of the year its time look forward and fill our open Board and Committee positions. We also have several active committees that we are always happy to have more of our members join and help out when they can even if only for a...

2016 ASHRAE Technology Award Applications Due March 11th

Puget Sound ASHRAE Technology Awards – 2016 Submissions ​The Puget Sound ASHRAE Chapter would like to thank one last time all of the excellent submissions to the Technology Awards that were received last year. We had an amazing showing regionally and nationally.  Now we are looking forward to the 2016 submissions. We would like to encourage everyone to submit a project this year...

PS ASHRAE November Chapter Meeting

Hydronic Loops: Why design & modeling data don’t always match a building’s actual performance Energy and hourly building models often include erroneous assumptions about the operation of hydronic coil control valves and associated devices. By understanding these assumptions, we can obtain a more realistic view of their actual performance. This presentation will examine the...

National Award Winners & Webcast Ideas

PS ASHRAE Members Win Society Awards! We recently received word that three of the projects submitted from our Chapter for the ASHRAE Technology Awards have placed at the Society level!  Congratulations to our members! First Place Industrial Facilities or Process: Sea-Tac Airport Pre-Conditioned Air Seattle, WA, Port of Seattle – Ken Arthur Warren First Place...

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President’s Message October 2015

Policy Changes Coming to a City Near You This past month the City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment hosted a lunch conference to present upcoming energy policies. The meeting was very well attended with representation from all portions of our industry.  For those unable to make it or unaware of the event I...

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January Membership Promotion Gift Card Winner

Congratulations Tyler Madison of Trane! Tyler won the January $25 Starbucks gift card that the Membership Promotion Committee raffles off each month at our Chapter meetings. Anyone who attends a Chapter meeting as a guest and anyone who is a Chapter member and brings a non-member guest to a monthly meeting is eligible to...

Volunteers Needed: Engineering Fair at Museum of Flight

February 9th, 2018 |  10 am – 4 pm  |  Museum of Flight The Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) Engineering Fair is held in conjunction with local chapters of engineering societies, colleges, and businesses. The Fair generally has about 25 display booths staffed by practicing engineers and technical people representing many types of engineering disciplines....

Volunteers Needed: Women in ASHRAE Committee Members

An Exciting New Committee At the 2018 Winter Conference in Chicago, Members’ Council approved Women in ASHRAE (WiA) as an official chapter-level committee.  This vote recognizes the importance of WiA alongside standing committees like Membership Promotion, Research Promotion, Student Activities, and YEA and puts forth a challenge to all Chapters to start the initiative...

2019 Chapter Technology Awards Now Open

2019 Chapter Technology Awards Applications Now Available We would like to encourage our members to submit your projects for the upcoming award season. Past chapter winners have gone on to win multiple Regional and Society awards. Please help us spread the word about your innovations and achievements! Chapter winners will go onto the Regional...

November TAC Event Recap – Why Building Envelopes?

ASHRAE is crucial in helping the construction industry understand the need for proper design of the building air barrier, it’s continuity, and need in not only what one would believe is the skin of the building – as is normally designed by the Architect of Record or their envelope consultant – but throughout the building...

November YEA Reception Recap

Coffman Engineers hosted our November Young Engineers in ASHRAE reception in their stunning downtown district office. This event was joined with SEAW YMG, Structural Engineers Association of Washington Young Members Group, thank you for your partnership! Strong attendance, in the forties, supported an engaging technical talk on corrosion prevention. Coffman’s presenter, Mark Hernberg, is...

November Chapter Meeting Recap

We had a good turnout for our November 14th chapter meeting, the topic of which was Understanding the Application of the Washington State Energy Code on Healthcare. In case you missed the meeting, the speaker’s presentations are below.  Duane Jonlin’s presentation is available by request via email.  If you would like a copy, please...

October Chapter Meeting Recap: Case Study Presentations

Learning from Innovation: Case Studies of Recent Technology Award Winners We had a great review of 5 award winning projects by Hwakong Cheng, PE (Taylor Engineering), Amarpreet Sethi and Dan Luzius (DLR Group), and Morgan Heater (Ecotope).  Below you’ll find copies of their presentations.      ...