today for the 2015 AHRI Annual Meeting, to be held November
15-17 at the scenic Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita
Springs, Fla. AHRI members should plan to join industry colleagues at this
picturesque location to learn about the most important issues facing our
industry. Highlights include the Need-to-Know session, updating attendees to
the latest developments on important industry issues; a keynote address by world-record
adventurist Joby Ogwyn; and the Chairman’s Reception and Dinner-Dance. Schedule
information, including product section meetings, is available
here. AHRI has also organized sports
tournaments, tours, and a spouse event to make
the Annual Meeting even more enjoyable. For your convenience, AHRI has
negotiated a hotel
group rate, which will expire on October 23. Follow all of
AHRI’s Annual Meeting announcements on Facebook
with #AHRIannual. Register before October 2 and save $50. Contact: Christine Gutermuth.
On August 3, AHRI will co-host the
5th annual HVACR and Water Heating Congressional
Reception in the Rayburn House Office
Building Foyer on Capitol Hill. AHRI began hosting this event in 2011 to
showcase the more than one million jobs the industry supports in the American
economy, and its continued innovation and commitment towards energy efficiency.
It offers a chance for AHRI staff, members, and Capitol Hill staffers to
discuss relevant legislative and regulatory issues in a relaxed environment.
The reception is co-sponsored by AHRI, ACCA, HARDI, NATE, and PHCC. AHRI
members are welcome to attend the event. Contact: Austin Gold.
AHRI's Chemicals and Refrigerant Reclaimers Product Section
is conducting a survey to determine market needs for refrigerant labeling, as
well as to collect feedback on the current color scheme for refrigerant
containers as more refrigerants are approved for use. AHRI invites handlers of
refrigerant containers to provide input by completing the survey. Contact: Mikelann Scerbo.
Cambridge Engineering and Sporlan joined the AHRI Chairman’s Challenge last week. Sporlan made two school visits to discuss the Rees Scholarship, to Midwest Tech and Syracuse BOCES. Cambridge Engineering hosted Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer on June 30 in Chesterfield, Mo.
John Kramer, CEO of Cambridge
Engineering, with Rep. Luetkemeyer and Randy Niederer, Director of Marketing at
The challenge is more than halfway over, ending on
November 2. The AHRI multi-state and single-state member companies that host
the most legislative or school visits will be awarded at the 2015 Annual
Meeting, to be held November 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita
Springs, Fla. Enter the contest by submitting a photo of the on-site visit. AHRI
will post it in the AHRI
Update and on our Facebook and Twitter pages
(#AHRIChairmansChallenge). See who’s in the running here.
Contact: Monica Cardenas.
ASHRAE has issued a Call for Members for the committees listed below. Persons who are interested in serving on these ASHRAE committees are asked to indicate their interest and obtain the necessary membership forms here. Contact: Michael Woodford.
1.5-2012R, The Commissioning Process for Smoke Control Systems
22-2012R, Instrumentation for Monitoring Central Chilled-Water Plant Efficiency
32-2012R, Sustainable, High-Performance Operations and Maintenance
41.12P, Standard Methods for Uncertainty Analysis
• SPC 219P,
Method of Testing the Ability of Liquid Line Filter Driers or Adsorbents to
Remove Organic and Inorganic Acid
ASHRAE is accepting comments for the following Public Review Drafts, which can be accessed on ASHRAE’s website. Comments are due at ASHRAE by August 16, 2015. Contact: Michael Woodford.
Standard 55-2013, Thermal Environmental
Conditions for Human Occupancy
• Addendum f:
This is a proposed modification to ensure the standard is not used to
override any safety, health, or critical process requirements
Standard 62.2-2013, Ventilation and
Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings
• Addendum c:
Aims to account for the difference between range hoods and other exhaust
fans in kitchens in their ability to remove particles.
• Addendum l:
Reduces the equations that are currently in the standard to a single,
simple equation that is consistent with the use of a single point test.
• Addendum n:
Updates the requirements for ventilation controls, especially in the
case of systems that are intended to operate continuously or automatically in
• Addendum m:
Integrates multifamily buildings into the rest of the standard rather
than leaving them in a separate section.
Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for
Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
• Addendum ar:
The purpose is to correct the omission of “entering” in the exhaust air
which is equivalent to return air.
• Addendum ay:
Clarifies the intent of the standard that the method of attachment is
irrelevant in Section 184.108.40.206.3.a as the Section pertains to materials that are
deemed-to-comply air barriers.
• Addendum az: Makes the fenestration and skylight
requirements in Appendix G for the baseline building consistent with the
prescriptive requirements in Section 6 from 90.1-2004 for compliance with the
performance rating method.
• Addendum ba:
Proposes to make an informative note mandatory, which will mean that all
end use loads must be included in both the performance and baseline building
• Addendum bb:
Modifies the fan system operation requirements in the performance rating
method (Appendix G) so that fan energy does not have to explicitly be modeled.
• Addendum bc:
Revises the prescriptive criteria for doors in Tables 5.5-0 through 5.5-8.
• Addendum bd:
Requires monitoring central chiller plant efficiency in large electric
motor driven chilled water plants. The requirement is for plants with a peak
chilled water output greater than 1,500 tons.
• Addendum bf:
Revises the parking garage LPDs based on the inclusion of LED technology
as the lighting source.
• Addendum bh:
Incorporates the requirement to make collected energy related data
available with any applicable control systems in a manner that would be useful
to building operators
• Addendum bi: Limits heating the DOAS supply air
to 60F when the majority of the building is expected to require cooling. This
can be established based either on zone conditions or outside air temperature.
• Addendum bj: Adds a new section for chilled water
• Addendum bk:
Addresses control of fans in fan powered parallel VAV boxes. The fan is
only required during heating; however, these fans may be programmed to run
continuously during occupied hours.
• Addendum bl: Clarifies that water economizers may
use dry coolers. Any type of heat or mass transfer is allowed whether dry or
• Addendum bn:
Currently Standard 62.1 establishes the minimum outside air required for
ventilation; however there is no upper limit for ventilation in 90.1
prescriptive requirements. This addendum proposes three options for compliance.
• Addendum bo: Modifies the exceptions to Section
220.127.116.11.1 and Table 18.104.22.168.1 related to the SHGC credit for shading by
• Addendum bp:
Makes the economizer high limit shutoff temperature requirements in
Appendix G consistent with the prescriptive requirements in Section 6.
• Addendum bq:
Clarifies when the reheat coil needs to be energized in Systems 6 and 8
when using the performance rating method (Appendix G).
• Addendum bg:
Adds a new approach to simplified building lighting for retail buildings
and school buildings.
• Addendum y:
Adds a new approach to simplified building lighting for small offices.
pleased to welcome Shenzhen Yonan Appliance Co., Ltd. to the Packaged Terminal
Heat Pumps (PTHP) Certification Program. Contact: Sunil
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