ASHRAE Boston - March Meeting

  • Tuesday, March 08, 2016
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Metro Meeting Center, 101 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110


ASHRAE Boston March Meeting

Tuesday, March 8th 2016

Metro Meeting Center – Boston

Meeting night Highlights:

  • Joint Meeting with AEE

Main Presentation

Real-World Integrated Design - Case Histories of Both Productive and Problematic Interactions Between Architectural Designs and HVAC Systems

Main Presentation Description:

Integrated design offers the potential for reductions in energy, as well as comfort improvements and cost reductions. But to achieve these benefits while avoiding problems, it’s important to understand the constant real-world interaction between the building’s enclosure and its HVAC systems.


Lew Harriman (Distinguished Lecturer)

Mason-Grant Consulting

Lew Harriman is Director of Research at Mason-Grant Consulting in Portsmouth, NH. He has 40 years of experience researching and solving problems related to energy, humidity and moisture in buildings and industrial processes. In recognition of his accomplishments, in 2010 Lew was elected a Fellow of ASHRAE and in 2012 he received an appointment as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.

Lew received his degree in Visual studies/Architecture from Dartmouth. He served five years in the U.S. Air Force as a Captain in the Engineering & Services Division of the Headquarters, Strategic Air Command, and ten years working as application engineer for an international manufacturer of dehumidification equipment. Since 1986, Lew has been a building science consultant, building forensic investigator, researcher, lecturer and author. He has lectured on the topics of humidity control design and trouble shooting, ventilation system design, building moisture management, infrared analysis of building systems, mold prevention and building energy retrofits for architects, engineers, contractors and building operators throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Tech Session Presentation

Basics of Geothermal HVAC and Its Applications in New England

Technical Presentation Description:

The seminar will be given by a professional HVAC engineer who is experienced in engineering geothermal HVAC systems for buildings in the New England area. It will offer a basic level, but systematic knowledge in geothermal HVAC systems, their applications, the design and construction process in New England area.


George Hu

Air Water Energy Engineers, Inc. (AWE)

George Hu is the founder and president of Air Water Energy Engineers, Inc. (AWE), a company focuses on engineering sustainable building systems. He has over 18 years of experience in the field of HVAC systems engineering and analysis, including Geothermal HVAC systems. Before founding AWE in 2007, George worked as an HVAC project engineer and then an associate at Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers, a project manager and associate at AHA Consulting Engineers. George is a professional engineer licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, Pennsylvania, and New York State. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and a LEED accredited professional by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He is also a Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD) by the Association of Energy Engineers and International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (AEE / IGSHPA). George holds a Master's degree of Science in Building Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also had a Master’s degree of Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), from the University of Delaware. George obtained his Bachelor's degree of Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Meeting Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Meeting Timeline:

5:15 - 6:00pm   Technical Session

5:30 - 6:45pm   Social/Registration/Dinner

6:45 - 8:00pm   Dessert, Announcements & Main Program

Cocktail Sponsor: Equipment Direct Sales

Meeting Location:

Metro Meeting Center, 101 Federal St, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110


Garage at Post Office Square, Zero Post Office Square, Boston, MA ($9 after 4:00 pm)

Food Menu

Baked Lasagna

- Traditional Marinara & Ground Beef

- Creamy White Sauce & Vegetables (V)


Garlic Bread

Pudding Cups

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