November 2011 - Energy Retrofits - 1.5 PDH

posted Nov 1, 2011, 5:53 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Mar 14, 2012, 6:51 AM ]

HVAC very well may be the largest energy user in a commercial building.  When you add heating, cooling, and ventilating together and treat them as a single system (as they generally are), it is 45 to 70% of the building’s energy use.  For comparison, lighting is usual just 10-30%.  Of course a lot depends on climate, building type, and building usage, but HVAC should be a major retro-fit target for those who are concerned about energy conservation.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be guided thru the steps recommended to improve HVAC energy efficieny in an existing commercial building.
  2. How to identify the areas of energy improvement
  3. Discuss HVAC interaction with other building systems (envelope and lighting) as related to energy use
  4. How to act quickly on the “low hanging fruit”
  5. Discuss energy saving HVAC technologies
Stacy Gualandi, LEED AP, is a Product Manager at HVAC Solutions, a TEC company.  Stacy has been with TEC since 2005 when she started as a sales engineer.  She is experienced with heat pump systems (geothermal and variable refrigerant flow), energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), make-up air units, and other commercial equipment.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

As always, our meetings are open to all comers: members, non-members, engineers and non-engineers!  Please come and joins us!

Please RSVP by Monday, November 14!
Don't forget the time change on November 6!

Lunch Meeting - November 17
Cost: $15 (includes lunch)
Check-in: 11:30 am - Noon EST
Lunch/Program: Noon - 1:30 pm EST
(note extended time for lunch preso)

Tippecanoe Place
620 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN

Dinner Meeting - November 17
Cost: $20 (includes dinner and drinks)
Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 CST
Dinner/Program: 6:00 - 8:30 pm CST
Dante's House of Pizza
1734 - 45th Avenue
Munster, IN  46321

November 2011 Registration

Tippecanoe Place

Dante's House of Pizza