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2017 Golf Tournament Cancelled

Members and Friends of Mid-Columbia ASHRAE,

Due to lack of interest, the golf tournament scheduled for Thursday, June 8th has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you.

Research Promotion Golf Tournament

Members and Friends of Mid-Columbia ASHRAE,
Our annual research promotion golf tournament is fast approaching, and the link below contains the information for registering to support ASHRAE’s work for the HVAC&R industry.

Thursday, June 8th, 2017, 12:00 noon tee time.

Please note! This year we are at a new venue, the Tri-City Country Club, located in downtown Kennewick. Please contact Colin Bates at cmbates@meierinc.com or Derek Archer at dlarcher@meierinc.com with inquiries. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Golf Flyer 2017

Quincy, Washington Server Farm Tour (RSVP REQUIRED)

Members and Friends of Mid-Columbia ASHRAE,
Our region has started to become well known for a booming new industry: data centers. Our climate, low energy costs, and power grid reliability have prompted many companies large and small to build these facilities in various locations around the northwest. We have been able to secure a tour of one of these facilities in Quincy, Washington on Wednesday May 31st, at 2:30pm.

For facility security reasons, we MUST have RSVPs directed to webmaster2015@midcolumbiaashrae.org. Derek Archer (one of our BOG members, newsletter editor, and chapter administrator) will receive these emails. The RSVP must include your full name and driver license number. This will be forwarded to the facility management for access. No exceptions will be allowed.

The exact location of the facility will be sent via email to those who RSVP and are approved by the facility host.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!
Derek Archer, BOG Member, Mid-Columbia ASHRAE

April 25, 2017 Program Meeting: Hydronic Coil Freeze Protection

Members and Friends of Mid-Columbia ASHRAE,
The April 25th program meeting received enough interest where we are going to have it as mentioned in our previous newsletter. Tuesday, April 25th, 6:00pm at Bamboo Garden restaurant in Kennewick, WA. The presentation topic will be “Freeze Protection for Hydronic Coils”. This will be a no-host dinner and all attendees will be able to purchase a meal and drinks.

Address for Bamboo Garden is 8021 W Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336.

We hope to see you there!

October BOG Meeting Cancelled

The normally scheduled BOG meeting for Wednesday, October 5th, has been cancelled. Future meetings will continue to be announced here on our website and in our newsletter list.

Derek Archer, Mid-Columbia ASHRAE BOG Member At Large.

September BOG Meeting

As we begin our new year of activities, we will be having our first BOG meeting. It will begin at 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 7th. We are moving our BOG meetings to the first Wednesday of each month to avoid the need to reschedule them during the holiday period.

One of the topics we will be discussing is the several vacant government positions we have. We will be discussing current nominations that have been placed and establishing the timeline for voting in all new BOG members. We haven’t been able to do so as of yet due to lack of response for calls for nominations.

We will also be discussing our program dates and times for most of the society year. Once these are more in place we will update the calendar on this website.

The meeting will be held via teleconference. Information will be posted here with contact numbers for the teleconference. If you want to attend the meeting via conference call, please contact Derek Archer at webmaster2015@midcolumbiaashrae.org at least 2 hours prior to the meeting to get a call-in phone number.

July Special BOG Meeting (POSTPONED)

UPDATE: Meeting has been postponed to a tentative date of July 20th. Please watch this space and our newsletter for further updates.

A special July Board of Governors Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 6th, 2016. It will begin at 5:00pm at a location to be announced. Please keep checking here for location information. If you want to attend the meeting via conference call, please contact Derek Archer at webmaster2015@midcolumbiaashrae.org at least 2 hours prior to the meeting to get a call-in phone number.

We will be taking final nominations for chapter officer and committee positions and beginning the process of installing the new chapter officers for the 2016-2017 society year.

Click Here For Meeting Agendas and Minutes

June BOG Meeting

The June Board of Governors Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15th, 2016. It will begin at 5:00pm at The lecture will be located in the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Environmental Technology Building (ETB). No security badging is required. Click here for location and parking info. If you want to attend the meeting via conference call, please contact Derek Archer at webmaster2015@midcolumbiaashrae.org at least 2 hours prior to the meeting to get a call-in phone number.

Note that this meeting is 2 weeks earlier than usual in order to ensure that fiscal-year-end financial closeout activities are completed by the end of June.

This will be our final scheduled meeting for the 2015-2016 Society year. Thank you to all of our members and BOG members and others who make our activities possible. We are not planning to have BOG meetings in July or August unless necessary. We will post details here and in our newsletter if a meeting is scheduled.

Click Here For Meeting Agendas and Minutes

May BOG Meeting

The May Board of Governors Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25th, 2016. It will begin at 5:00pm on a conference call only. BOG members will receive the call-in number by email. If you want to attend the meeting via conference call, please contact Derek Archer at webmaster2015@midcolumbiaashrae.org at least 2 hours prior to the meeting to get a call-in phone number.

Click Here For Meeting Agendas and Minutes

May Program Meeting: Building Performance Analysis Lecture

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, Dennis Knight, will be hosting a lecture on May 9th, 2016, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the campus of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The lecture will be located in the Environmental Technology Building (ETB). No security badging is required. Click here for location and parking info. Skype call-in information is available with 24 hours notice to Rahul.Athalye@pnnl.gov.

Abstract: 

This presentation focuses on building performance rating systems and their requirements for energy use reduction and whole building optimization. The program provides an overview of how to use computer assisted building performance analysis systems and ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G to maximize the design team’s ability to achieve the greatest number of credits when seeking project certification under a building performed rating system.

Bio:

Dennis Knight has 40 years of experience providing engineering, design and construction related services within the building industry. Active at the local, state and national levels with various agencies and professional societies, he works to help develop sustainable, integrated building design guidelines. Nationally, as a member of ASHRAE, Mr. Knight is the Chairman of the BIM Multi-disciplinary Task Group (MTG), is the former Chair of Technical Committee (TC) 7.1 “Integrated Building Design,” serves on ASHRAE Standards Committee and serves as the Chair of the ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA 2016 Building Simulation Specialty Conference. He has chaired 5 of the 6 energy modeling conferences ASHRAE has put on since 2010.  He has also served as the President of the Charleston Chapter twice since he joined the Society in 1979. Mr. Knight was recently elevated to the membership grade of ASHRAE Fellow at the ASHRAE 2014 Winter Meeting in New York City. Mr. Knight founded Whole Buildings Systems, LLC, in 2010 after having owned both an engineering firm and a construction company, and most recently serving as a Principal at Liollio Architecture. Whole Building Systems’ practice focuses on commissioning, building performance simulation, energy management, BIM applications, and operations and maintenance management and planning. Mr. Knight holds an assortment of professional registrations and accreditations. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Wisconsin and holds dual registration in South Carolina as both a Mechanical Engineer and a Fire Protection Engineer. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Construction Specification Institute (CSI) certified Constructional Specification Specialist, a American Commissioning Group (ACG) certified Commissioning Authority and Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified as both a Building Energy Analyst and a Building Envelope Professional.

Presentation sponsored in part by the ASHRAE Mid-Columbia Chapter

GBCI Approved | 1 CE Hour | 0920004628

AIA Approved | 1 LU|HSW| KNIGHT03

Please direct your questions to Rahul Athalye – Rahul.Athalye@pnnl.gov