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Bluegrass Chapter of ASHRAE September 2011 Newsletter

President’s Letter 

by Kevin Davies, 2011-12 Chapter President

Hello from your new Bluegrass ASHRAE Chapter President and welcome back for another year of exciting programs and events!   Many of you may not know me, as I am not in the consulting business, or a sales representative, but rather a “factory guy.”  I have been involved with the Bluegrass Chapter for about 6 years and work at the Trane factory here in Lexington.

I’d like to start by thanking Grant Page for putting forth a great two years as Chapter President and for putting on a stellar Chapter Regional Conference (CRC) in August.  Please help me by extending a personal “Thank You” to him if you see him, as he’s done an excellent job in his service to ASHRAE, and the Bluegrass Chapter.  Fear not, as he’s not leaving us any time soon!  He is still serving the chapter as the Research Promotion Chair, Honors and Awards Chair, and will also be heading up a Spring 2012 Tech. Seminar.  The guy just can’t get enough ASHRAE

In case you haven’t noticed, we have changed a few things going into this new ASHRAE Program season.  As you’ll see from the September Program announcement, we are going to try the Crowne Plaza Campbell House for our lunch meetings once again.  They have changed ownership, and we have renewed our relationship with them and negotiated new pricing.  Please offer comments as we move forward this year

The second and third things we’ve changed are our website and Newsletter format.  The web site domain has changed, so please bookmark the new site, http://www.bluegrassashrae.org/.  The Newsletter (you are reading now) is going to be posted directly on the website in this format in lieu of the previous .pdf format you’re probably used to. This alleviates the need for a more formal “Newsletter Editor” position we’ve struggled to fill in the past year or so and streamlines everything to be located on our web page.  You may also notice we are keeping an archive of old newsletters on the new web page as well.  Please forward any comments on the web page directly to our Web Master, Bob Coleman

As always, thank you for your support of your local Bluegrass Chapter.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns as we move forward this year do not hesitate to call me directly at 859-225-2081

Kevin Davies

Bluegrass Chapter President 2011-12

ASHRAE September Meeting

Thursday, September 29th

“Legal Issues for the Kentucky Design Professional”

 We will meet at the Paddock Room of the Campbell House for a hot lunch and presentation, beginning at 12:00.  The cost will be $15 per member, $20 per non-member, and $5 for students.  The session will cover many topics including:

Angela Stephens Presented by:  Angela Stephens, Construction Attorney  

LEED AP + BD&C, GA-CR

Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Angela Richie Stephens is a member of the Construction Law and Green Law Service Groups at Stites & Harbison where she concentrates her practice in general construction law, with particular emphasis on sustainable design and construction practices.  She developed a love for the construction industry following her dad, who was an engineer with the Corps of Engineers, on inspections of locks and dams.  She first started working for a small construction company in high school, and continued to develop her understanding of construction by working for Messer Construction Company and Camp, Dresser, & McKee while obtaining her Civil Engineering degree from the University of Louisville Speed Scientific School. 

Ms. Stephens became a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) on March 26, 2009, and is using her knowledge of sustainable design and construction to advise clients about various legal issues arising out of green or sustainable design and construction.  She also is the first attorney in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to achieve Green Advantage® certification in Commercial and Residential construction.

Ms. Stephens is a member of various professional and community groups, including the National Association of Women in Construction, the Society of American Military Engineers, the Kentucky Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County, Young Professionals Association of Louisville and River Valley Christian Church. 

Ms. Stephens is the current Education Chair and General Circle Representative to the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Chapter US Green Building Council.  As Education Chair, she is responsible for developing programs designed to educate architects, engineers, owners, contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers about sustainable design and construction practices.  Ms. Stephens also worked with a local architect to develop Green Advantage Training which trains contractors and subcontractors about how to apply sustainable design and construction practices to a project, so that they can obtain Green Advantage Certification in Commercial and Residential Construction.

Ms. Stephens is also actively involved in the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry.  She currently serves on the Steering Committee for Division 10 as well as the Young Lawyer's Division.  On Division 10, she is responsible for soliciting submissions from lawyers across the 50 states on a quarterly basis so that Division 10 can publish a 50 State Update highlighting cases and legislation of recent importance in each of the 50 States at each of the Annual Forum Meetings.  She is also responsible for maintaining a 50 State Bar Liaison Contact List which identifies the State and Local Construction Bar Association Chairs for each of the construction bars across the United States.  In 2010, the Forum created a Young Lawyers Section and appointed Ms. Stephens to serve on the Steering Committee of that Section.  As a member of the steering committee, Ms. Stephens will be responsible for organizing Social Events at each of the Forum Meetings for Young Lawyers, as well as planning Construction Bar Association Social Events for Young Lawyers across the country.

The Campbell House is located on the corner of S. Broadway and Mason Headley Rd. See map below:

Campell House Lexington, KY

 

2011 - 2012 Chapter Meeting Line Up Finalized!

Meetings, Presentations or Events 2011-201

Monthly Meetings

August 19, 2011 – CRC

September 29, 2011 – Legal Issues for the Kentucky Design Professional – Angela Stephen

October 21, 2011 – Carbon Dioxide Monitoring – Peter Hmelya

November 18, 2011 – Update to ASHRAE 90.1 – Christian Tabe

December (Date TBD) – Christmas Part

January 20, 2012 – Refrigeration Safety: PSM (emailed Tom for contact

February 17, 2012 – Carbon Reduction Management – Brian Kell

March 16, 2012 – Psychrometrics, Dehumidification Equipments and their Application –Mark Nunnell

April 20, 2012 – Government Activity/Advocacy - TB

May 18, 2012 – J M Smucker Co. Jif Plant Tour

Electronic Communications Update

In the past years the chapter leadership has put together a great pdf newsletter each month for the chapter.  This year we are experimenting with a new format.  This year the newsletters will be online only.  The newsletters will have the same great content that you’re used to, but the format will be all new!

Each month, instead of sending out a pdf attachment of the newsletter, I’ll be sending a link to the newsletter on our website.  The articles will be arranged vertically down the page in a “blog” style format

This new online format will allow us to collaborate easier when putting together the newsletter and should be easier to maintain.  We’re hoping that the new format is easier to read also!  We’d really like to hear your feedback on the new format, so whether you love it or hate it let us know

This year we’ve also got a new location for our chapter website.  We’ve moved from our old location at http://bluegrass.ashraeregion7.org to our new home at http://www.bluegrassashrae.org.  The website has an all new look and should be easier to navigate.  The new site is missing some of the content of the old site as we continue to transition over the next few weeks, but you’ll find the important details of the chapter, it’s history, and our past newsletter archive.  There’s a new feedback form on the site at http://www.bluegrassashrae.org/contact-us/ and we’d love to hear your thoughts, good or bad, on the new site.

Bob Coleman

Bluegrass Chapter Webmaster



Official Announcements from ASHRAE Headquarters

 


 

 

ASHRAE, AHR Expo Return to Chicago for 2012 Winter Conference

ATLANTA—Registration is open for ASHRAE’s 2012 Winter Conference in Chicago where attendees have the chance to discuss and examine the latest topics in the building industry, such as high performing buildings and integrated design, as well as participate in technical tours; attend ASHRAE Learning Institute courses; earn professional credits; and obtain ASHRAE certifications.  

The 2012 Winter Conference takes place Jan. 21-25 at the Palmer House Hilton. The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo®, held in conjunction with the Winter Conference, will run Jan. 23-25. The Expo, www.ahrexpo.com, is held at the McCormick Place.

In keeping with ASHRAE’s goal of continuing education the Conference offers over 200 Professional Development Hours, as well as Continuing Education Units, which can be applied toward a Professional Engineering license.

The technical program features more than 90 programs and 300 speakers addressing energy modeling applications; integrated design; healthcare, laboratories and data center applications, among others; operations and maintenance; high performance buildings; as well as refrigeration and systems and equipment sessions. Additionally, there is a new “mini-conference” on Installation, Operation & Maintenance of HVAC Systems built within the Technical Program.  The O&M mini-conference is scheduled on Jan. 22-23. The full Technical Program, which will be announced later this month, offers the opportunity to earn a year’s worth of PDHs, NY PDHs, AIA LUs and LEED AP credits.

The Chicago Virtual Conference is included with a paid Conference registration—comp and single day registration excluded—and includes on-demand access to all speakers’ audio presentations synced to their presentations.  Attendees and speakers can post comments on the presentations for a two-week period.  Those not attending the Chicago Winter Conference in person may register for the Virtual Conference only. Register at www.ashrae.org/chicagovirtual.

Five Professional Development Seminars and 15 Short Courses are offered to help industry professionals stay current on HVAC technology, including how to apply the newest ASHRAE standards. The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI)  is offering a new half-day short course on the basics of combined heating and power systems, as well as updates to the full-day professional development seminars focusing on Standards 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality,  and 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. ALI courses are approved for renewal of professional engineer and professional architect licenses, as well as for industry certification programs.

Additionally, ASHRAE offers a special administration of all six certification examinations on Jan. 25: Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP), Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP), High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP), Healthcare Facility Design Professional (HFDP) and Operations & Performance Management Professional (OPMP). ASHRAE’s certification program recognizes industry professionals who have mastered knowledge and skills reflecting best practices in certain aspects of building design and operations. More information on each certification can be found at www.ashrae.org/chicagoexams.

ASHRAE Conference technical tours give you a first-hand look at technology developed by members to further the industry. Tours include the North Central College Residential and Recreation Center, Loyola University Information Commons, the University of Chicago Mansueto Library and Rush University Medical Center Central Energy Plant.

The Winter Conference also includes a program designed for students of the Society. Highlights of the program, held on Sunday, Jan. 22, include speakers, a professional development session and presentations by the recipients of the Student Design Competition and a technical tour of the University of Chicago library.

To register and for complete Conference information, visit www.ashrae.org/chicago.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

 


 

New Cool Tool from ASHRAE – Helps Predict Consistent Thermal Comfort

ATLANTA – An updated tool from ASHRAE provides a user-friendly interface to predict thermal comfort, based on the Society’s standard for thermal environmental conditions

ASHRAE Thermal Comfort Tool, Version 2, maintains consistency with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2010, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy. The standard specifies the combinations of indoor thermal environmental factors and personal factors that will produce thermal environmental conditions acceptable to a majority of the occupants within the space

The tool makes thermal comfort predictions using several existing thermal comfort models, including the Adaptive and Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) models.  Inclusion of these models can potentially improve occupant comfort by allowing engineers to more easily fine tune their comfort analysis to the particular needs of the occupants in the building

“The software allows you to calculate the predicted thermal comfort for a human at a point in space,” Bill Fleming, volunteer chair of ASHRAE’s Publications Committee, said. “All you need to do a comfort analysis is some basic information about the thermal environment you want to model and a few things about the person you want to put in that environment.

The cost of the ASHRAE Thermal Comfort Tool is $117 ($99, ASHRAE members). To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Contact Center at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), fax 404-321-5478, or visit www.ashrae.org/bookstore

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

 


 

New Faces of Engineering Program Extended to College Students

ATLANTA— Building systems engineering is changing. As the future of engineering, college students are playing a crucial role in that change. In recognition of this, ASHRAE, along with the National Engineers Week (NEW) Foundation, has created New Faces of Engineering: College Edition.

In 2003, ASHRAE created the very successful New Faces of Engineering program aimed at young engineers under the age of 30. New Faces: College Edition is ASHRAE’s legacy project as the chairing society of Engineers Week 2011. The program strives to promote the accomplishments of junior and senior engineering students by highlighting their academic successes and contributions to the industry and ASHRAE.

ASHRAE’s college New Face of Engineering will be recognized in a full-page ad in the ASHRAE Journal and also have their profile featured on the New Faces of Engineering: College Edition's Facebook page. They will also receive a $1000 scholarship and will have the advantage of including the honor on future resumes and applications.

“ASHRAE is excited to build on the foundation of the New Faces in Engineering program that we introduced as lead society in 2003,” ASHRAE President Ron Jarnagin said. “We see this as a way to highlight the future, offering a chance to showcase the exciting new talents that epitomize the dynamic innovations and advancements that are engineering. We believe this program will provide stimulation and incentive for our college students. It will reflect the broad spectrum of engineering today, and demonstrate to the world where the next generation of engineers will take us.”

ASHRAE’s student New Face of Engineering would demonstrate academic excellence, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, hold leadership positions within university student organizations, have outstanding communication skills, have a record of some non-engineering related community service and have a proven track record of involvement in the engineering industry.

Students who wish to apply must be an ASHRAE member; be a junior or senior (defined as third, fourth or fifth year) as of Sept. 1; enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in Engineering program at an ABET accredited school—or an equivalent international educational institution. The deadline for application is Oct. 21.

Applications are now being accepted through the New Faces of Engineering: College Edition Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CollegeEdition. Student members are asked to answer four short questions about their experience as an engineering student and must submit a professional quality head and shoulders photo; “action shots” are also encouraged.

More information on the new program, as well as additional resources for college students can be found at www.ashrae.org/nfcollege.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

 


 

Students Dig Deep in Practical Design Knowledge to Win ASHRAE Design Competition

ATLANTA—ASHRAE’s 2011 Student Design Competition drilled students on their knowledge of HVAC&R system selection and design as well as integrated building design to encourage practical design

This year’s Competition featured a mock design of the Drake Well Museum located in Titusville, Pa., the site where Edwin L. Drake drilled the world's first oil well in 1859 and launched the modern petroleum industry. Among the 20-plus entries from around the world, three were awarded first place in the three categories that the Competition offers.

First place in HVAC System Design is awarded to Holly Brink, Michael Crabb, James Dougherty Jr., Andrew Gilliam and Gina Halbom of the University of Nebraska. Their faculty advisor is Grenville Yuil, Ph.D

After analyzing three system designs, the team chose a variable air volume system with heat and ground cooled geothermal heat recovery chiller/heater. The higher initial cost of the system is countered by its overall efficiency, low maintenance and federal tax incentives. The final system design outperformed baseline case energy by 33 percent

The team noted that, “sustainability is a difficult achievement when considering the design for museum buildings. For HVAC design, the strict temperature and humidity requirements increase the amount of energy needed for tempering outdoor air. Also, the additional MERV filters that protect air quality increase the ductwork’s static pressure and thus increase the amount of fan energy needed for maintaining airflow. It is the team’s opinion that the positive aspects of the design outweigh the higher cost. These positive aspects help preserve the history of the nation’s oil industry while reducing the museum’s impact on the environment.

First place in HVAC System Selection is awarded to Lynn Gualtieri, Evan Oda, Kristin Porter, Navid Saiidnia, Jeffrey Wong and Cameron Young of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif. Their faculty advisor is Jesse Maddren

The team chose a water-source variable refrigerant volume (VRV) system, which includes a ground-source water loop, a dedicated outdoor air (DOA) unit and humidifiers, as well as addition of a solar array. The VRV is split into two systems: a constant environmental control system for the collections areas and galleries, and a standard environmental control system for the offices, education center, auditorium and lobby. In each separate system the latent and sensible load were decoupled – the VRV fan coils handle the sensible load while a DOA unit with humidifiers handles the latent load

This setup allows the entire VRV system to control the indoor environment to specified conditions. The advantage of having two systems is the standard environmental control system can be completely shut off during non-occupied hours, which saves energy when compared to running a single large DOA at very low part load

First place in Integrated Sustainable Building Design is awarded to Te Qi, Zhang Qiqi and Chen Yuanyi of Tianjin University, China. Their advisors are Liu Junjie and Long Zhengwei

The students integrated a ground-source heat pump for space conditioning and domestic hot water; optimized the fenestration (quantity, location and type of windows); added a solar heat storage system with thermal solar collector; changed the building orientation to 5 degrees south to the east for more efficient orientation;  and used thermal mass in walls to reduce heating and cooling loads

The team had to build detailed energy simulation models, and they demonstrated they understood synergy and compromise when they noted “as for modeling and simulation research, it is essential to integrate different modeling strategy to evaluate a building performance. Through this process, we find sometimes they contradict each other. However, they sometimes support each other.

The competition recognizes outstanding student design projects, encourages undergraduate students to become involved in the profession, promotes teamwork and allows students to apply their knowledge of practical design

The first place teams are given 10-15 minutes to present their projects at the 2012 Winter Conference in Chicago, Jan. 21-25

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

 


 

Standard 90.1-2007 Established as National Reference Standard for Federal, Commercial Buildings by DO

ATLANTA – Commercial and high-rise residential buildings, including federal buildings, must now meet requirements in ASHRAE/IESNA’s 2007 energy efficiency standard, under recent rulings issued by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) that finds the standard saves more energy than the 2004 version

ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, has been established by the DOE as the commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes under the federal Energy Conservation and Production Act.  As a result, states are required to certify by July 20, 2013, that they have reviewed and updated the provisions of their commercial building code regarding energy efficiency, including a demonstration that the provisions of their commercial building codes regarding energy efficiency meet or exceed 90.1-2007

The DOE also has issued a rule that requires new federal buildings, for which the design for construction begins on or after Oct.  11, 2012, to meet the requirements of 90.1-2007

Prior to the new rules, federal and commercial buildings had to meet requirements in the 2004 standard

“We are pleased with this recognition that the 2007 standard saves more energy than the 2004 standard, thereby pushing the marketplace toward more energy-efficient buildings,” ASHRAE President Ron Jarnagin said. “ASHRAE continues to build on the foundation of efficiency contained in Standard 90.1. We recently published the 2010 version of the standard, which results in more than 30 percent energy savings over the 2004 version. We currently are working on the 2013 standard, with a renewed focus on increasing the stringency to achieve a significant reduction in energy consumption.

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), cosponsor of the 90.1 standard, is also pleased with the DOE’s favorable determination on the energy savings achieved in 90.1-2007, according to Rita Harrold, IES director of technology.

“As ASHRAE President Ron Jarnagin indicates, the work is ongoing through the dedication and expertise of voluntary consensus committee members from both organizations who continue to meet the challenge of developing additional requirements for energy efficient buildings,” Harrold said

“The DOE has determined that the quantitative analysis of the energy consumption of buildings built to Standard 90.1-2007, as compared to buildings built to Standard 90.1-2004, indicates national source energy savings of approximately 3.9 percent of commercial building consumption,” according to the DOE. “Additionally, DOE has determined site energy savings are estimated to be approximately 4.6 percent.

The DOE noted that the newer version of the standard contained 11 positive impacts on energy efficiency. These impacts included changes made through the public review process in which users of the standard comment and offer guidance on proposed requirements. The positive impacts include:

•     Increased requirements for building vestibules;

•     removal of data processing centers and hotel rooms from exceptions to HVAC

•     Modification of requirements regarding demand controlled ventilation, fan power limitations, retail display lighting requirements, cooling tower testing requirements, commercial boiler requirements, part load fan requirements, opaque envelope requirements and  fenestration envelope requirements

ASHRAE and IES currently are working on the 2013 standard, having published the 2010 last year. Some 30 percent energy savings can be achieved using the 2010 version of Standard 90.1 vs.  the 2004 standard. Without plug loads, site energy savings are 32.6 percent and energy cost savings 30.1 percent. Including plug loads, the site energy savings are estimated at 25.5 percent and energy cost savings 24 percent

Since being developed in response to the energy crisis in the 1970s, Standard 90.1 now influences building designs worldwide. It has become the basis for building codes, and the standard for building design and construction throughout the United States. ASHRAE and IES publish a revised version of the standard every three years.


 

ASHRAE Online Course Series is Available for Fall 2011

See Attached PDF document for more information: [ Icon ASHRAEFall2011OnlineCourseSeries.pdf (141.1 KB) ]


 

ASHRAE Assists Students with Tuition through Scholarships

ATLANTA—To help support future generations of engineers, ASHRAE is awarding over $74,000 in scholarship money for the 2011-2012 school year.

“ASHRAE’s scholarship program has a strong history of supporting students,” William Murphy, Ph.D., P.E., chair of the Scholarship Trustees, said. “Many students who are seeking outside help to attend college are already working in the industry part time and are planning their careers around an area of HVAC&R. We hope that this early exposure to the industry will lead to employment opportunities in the field during and after college. These are future ASHRAE members and industry leaders, and ASHRAE is pleased to help them along their way.”

The 17 recipients of ASHRAE’s scholarship assistance are as follows:

•     Reuben Trane Scholarship: $10,000 to be awarded over two years, Andrew James, California State Polytechnic University, mechanical engineering. The scholarship was established by the Trane Co. in memory of its founder, an innovative engineer, inventor and business executive.

•     Willis H. Carrier Scholarships: $10,000 for one year, Kimberly Luebcke, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, mechanical engineering; and Daniel Nish, University of Akron,  mechanical engineering. The scholarship was established by the Carrier Corp. in memory of its founder, who installed the world’s first scientifically designed air-conditioning system.

•     Frank M. Coda: $5,000 for one year, Sze Wong, City University of Hong Kong, mechanical engineering. The scholarship was created in memory of ASHRAE’s former executive vice president, who served from 1981-2004.

The following awards include one-year $3,000 scholarships:

•     Duane Hanson Scholarship: Zachary Koehnke, California State Polytechnic University, mechanical engineering. The scholarship was established by Gayner Engineers and is named for the company’s former president.

•     Alwin B. Newton Scholarship: Isaac Lima, University of Central Florida, mechanical engineering. The scholarship is named for an industry pioneer and ASHRAE Fellow who was granted 219 patents.

•     Henry Adams Scholarship: Matthew Reeves, University of South Florida, pre-engineering. The scholarship was established by Henry Adams Inc. in memory of its founder, a Charter Member and sixth president of ASHRAE’S predecessor society, ASHVE, in 1899.

•     ASHRAE Region IV/Benny Bootle Scholarship: Steven Wrightenberry, North Carolina State University, aerospace engineering. The scholarship was established collaboratively by Region IV and Benny Bootle, a former Region IV director and regional chair on the ASHRAE Board of Directors.

•     ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship: Ashley Neese, University of Oklahoma, aerospace engineering. This scholarship was established by Region VIII, which includes Arkansas, Oklahoma and Mexico and parts of Louisiana and Texas.

•     ASHRAE Memorial Scholarship: Valerie Smith, Kettering University, mechanical engineering.  

•     ASHRAE General Scholarships: Tao Yu, University of Cincinnati, mechanical engineering; and Hannah Jones, Cedarville University, mechanical engineering.

•     High School Senior Scholarships: Boyd King, Arkansas Technical University, engineering; and Justin Altemus, University of Delaware, engineering. The scholarships were established in 2010 for high school seniors entering their freshman year of college in engineering or engineering technology program.

•     Engineering Technology Scholarships: Addie Farr, Dunwoody College of Technology, heating, air-conditioning systems design; Anthony Stamm, John A. Logan College, HVAC&R and green technology; and Rhone Jadis, DeVry University, electronics engineering technology.

ASHRAE has created two new undergraduate scholarships to begin awarding for the 2012-13 Society year. They are the:

•     Boggarm S. Setty Scholarship, which will award a one-year $3,000 scholarship to an undergraduate engineering student attending an institution within ASHRAE Region III, which covers Delaware, Maryland, southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. 

An ASHRAE Fellow and a member of the Society since 1972, Setty has served on more than 50 technical committees for the society. 

•     David C.J. Peters Scholarship, which will award a one-year $5,0000 scholarship to a third-year student in a four-year undergraduate mechanical engineering program or a fourth-year student in a five-year undergraduate mechanical engineering program at Pennsylvania State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University or California State University at San Louis Obispo. The scholarship was created by Southland Industries to honor Peters, a tireless advocate of recruiting quality.

Over the course of 20 years ASHRAE has awarded a combined $1 million to over 200 deserving undergraduate and graduate students. It is ASHRAE’s belief that aiding these future leaders of the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration industry will in turn benefit society as they lead the way in sustainable HVAC&R technology.

For more information on ASHRAE scholarships, visit www.ashrae.org/scholarships. Applications are now being accepted for the 2012-13 undergraduate, regional and university-specific scholarships. The deadline is Dec. 1, 2011.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

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