February 2017 Print

President's Report

From the President’s Desk……  
President Brian Noonan
                                        Brian Noonan         
Dear fellow ASHRAE members,
With the new year celebrations behind us and the outlook of another year ahead of us, we have several meetings to look forward to. Most exciting is the planned visit of Tim Wentz, our current ASHRAE Society president, who will be visiting our Detroit chapter on March 28.  I truly encourage you to plan to attend this lunch meeting and experience the work the president has done to date.
We have multiple other initiatives taking place as well including a YEA event at the Fowling Warehouse in Hamtramck. This event is open to all members and we hope that if you can make it, you bring a young engineer with you so that they can understand the benefit of ASHRAE and begin to participate in meetings and other ASHRAE functions.  We are also the beneficiaries of the Chapter Opportunity Fund, which the ASHRAE Society has generously funded.  Each chapter is eligible for these funds.  Our Detroit Chapter, led by our Doug Giroux, the Student Activities chair, will present to students at LTU.  Our initiative is to get students interested in ASHRAE and continue to build the strength the Society.
Thank you for all you support so far this year. I will look forward to seeing all of you at the Detroit ASHRAE February meeting, being held at the ASPE training center in Troy. 
Your Detroit ASHRAE President,
Brian Noonan

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Next Meeting Update

February Meeting - Joint ASPE/ASHRAE
Tuesday February 21, 2017
4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Plumbing Industrial Training Center
1911 Ring Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
4:30 - 5:30pm Plumbing Design Class - ASHRAE 188
5:30 - 6:00pm Dinner and Vendor Tabletop Discussions
6:00 - 8:00pm Technical Discussion - Building Water Health
$0.00 Member
$0.00 Student
$0.00 Guest
Technical Session
To evaluate the safety of water in buildings, and the impact on human health and well-being, NSF International is developing a robust suite of standards, protocols and training materials.  These landmark initiatives address water safety throughout the entire building water system with the aim of preventing waterborne disease and injury while promoting public health and safety.
Presenter: Andrew Ward - Senior Technical Reviewer, NSF International
Presenter: Allison Yee - Senior Account Manager, New Water Programs, NSF International
Presenter: Dann Holmes - Business Development Manager, NSF International

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Chapter Technology Transfer

ASHRAE’s 2016-2017 Technology Awards
Brad Herbeck – Chapter Technology Transfer Committee Chair
It’s never too early to start thinking about your submission for the ASHRAE Technology Award competition. For the past several years the Detroit Chapter has received multiple Regional and Society level awards for their entries--we want the legacy to continue.  You can be a part of this legacy by submitting a project.  All you have to do is be an ASHRAE member, have an innovative or energy efficient design, and fill out the application.  Note that this program is not limited to consulting engineers/firms only; contractors can also submit projects as long as they had a Professional Engineer on their team. There are more and more design build/assist projects around today so don’t be afraid to submit your projects!
The purpose of the ASHRAE Technology Awards is threefold:
  1. To recognize ASHRAE members who design and/or conceive innovative technological concepts that are proven through actual operating data.
  2. To communicate innovative systems design to other ASHRAE members.
  3. To highlight technological achievements of ASHRAE to others, including associated professionals and societies worldwide, as well as building and facility owners.
ASHRAE Technology Award applications are accepted in each of the following categories:
  1. Commercial Buildings (New and Existing)
  2. Institutional Buildings (New and Existing)
    • Educational Facilities
    • Other Institutional
  3. Health Care Facilities (New and Existing)
  4. Industrial Facilities or Processes (New and Existing)
  5. Public Assembly Facilities (New and Existing)
  6. Residential (New and Existing)
This year we want the Detroit Chapter in the winner’s circle again. Of course this competition also serves as a means for passing on of new technology to future engineers. If you have a design that you think is worth sharing…go ahead and submit it! 
The deadline for this year’s Chapter entries is April 25, 2017
Last Year’s Chapter AND Region V Technology Award Winners:
Institutional Buildings—Educational Facilities – New:
First Place: Oakland University Engineering Center (Rochester, MI)
By: George Karidis, ASHRAE Member
Detroit, MI (Detroit Chapter)
Institutional Buildings—Other Institutional Facilities – New:
First Place: University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research Addition
By: Brian Runde, ASHRAE Member Troy, MI (Detroit Chapter)
If you want more information the “Technology Award Program Overview, Requirements, Judging Criteria and Helpful Hints” are available on ASHRAE’s website at the following link:  https://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/honors--awards/technology-awards-program-overview or you can email me at Bradley.s.herbeck@jci.com with any questions you may have.

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