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Meeting Title: Why Buildings Matter and the Role of ASHRAE 90.1
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Why Buildings Matter and the Role of ASHRAE 90.1

Speaker:  Chris Mathis - ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

Why Buildings Matter and the Role of ASHRAE 90.1

As our flagship standard for the minimum energy efficiency for buildings (except low-rise residential) ASHRAE 90.1 represents the Standard of Care for all certifying professionals serving the building industry.  The latest version of that standard, 2013, contains dramatic changes that all certifying professionals should know.  In this lecture, attendees will be provided a renewed perspective on the importance of our buildings. Attendees will be learn about the connections between buildings and their energy use and other social and environmental objectives.  We will discuss peak power, water consumption, carbon emissions and other connected issues.  Attendees will learn about some of the latest changes to 90.1, especially in those critical areas often overlooked by HVAC professionals – the revised building envelope provisions – as well as other changes, and will be challenged to update their knowledge and understanding of the Standard and its role in delivering better buildings.  The presenter served 10 years on the 90.1 development committee and remains an active participant in its development.

Speaker Bio

R. Christopher “Chris” Mathis has spent the past 30 years focusing on how buildings and building products perform – from energy efficiency to code compliance to sustainability and long-term performance durability. 

Chris received his undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.  He received a Master of Science in Architecture Studies from MIT where his graduate work focused on energy use in buildings.  He has served as a Scientist in the Insulation Technology Laboratory at the Owens-Corning Fiberglas Technical Center, was the Director of the Thermal Testing Laboratory for the National Association of Home Builders Research Center, and Director of Marketing for Architectural Testing, Inc., a private laboratory specializing in the performance of buildings and building products, particularly fenestration performance testing.

Meeting Start: Feb. 11, 2015, noon
Meeting End: Feb. 11, 2015, 1 p.m.
Location Details:http://www.bluegrassashrae.org/events-schedule/meeting-locations/barrel-house/
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Slides from presentation:  Why Buildings Matter and ASHRAE 90.1 CZ4 Handouts Format - KY (pdf approx 16 MB)

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