ASHRAE Boston October Meeting

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 100 High Street, Boston
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ASHRAE Boston October Meeting

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

CBRE Amenity Center, 100 High Street – Boston

Meeting Night Highlights:

·         Past Presidents

·         History

Main Presentation

Net Zero Building

Main Presentation Description:

This month’s presentation clarifies the required approach to design, build, and operate Net Zero Energy Buildings using real world Net Zero Energy Buildings as examples. 

This presentation has been approved for 1.0 PDH

Main Presentation Speaker:

Conor McGuire - Director of Sustainability

Columbia Construction

Mr. Conor McGuire is Director of Sustainability at Columbia Construction Company in North Reading, Massachusetts.  With an annual volume of over $260 Million, Columbia Construction ranks in the top ten of Massachusetts’ largest construction firms by the Boston Business Journal. Columbia Construction’s diverse portfolio spans the academic, corporate, life sciences, healthcare, and hospitality markets throughout the Northeast.  Since 2012, Conor has lead the sustainability and green building strategy and implementation for the company.  His experience includes building New England’s largest Net Zero Office Building for the MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife.  Conor earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in 2002 and his Master’s Certificate in Sustainable Design from Boston Architectural College in 2008. He’s been a LEED AP since 2007, with specialty maintained in BD+C.  He was elected to and served on the Board of Directors of USGBC MA Chapter.  In his own city, he has served on civically on Melrose Historical Commission and also served on the Melrose Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee, working to make Greater Boston a safer place to recreate and commute by bicycle.  By collaboratively working with owners, architects, consultants, and engineers, his projects deliver practical construction solutions that maintain design and sustainability project goals. He's worked on many LEED projects, including multiple LEED Platinum, projects and is currently working on MIT's first LEED v4 project and MA's first Net Zero Energy Dormitory Building.

Tech Session Presentation (1.0 PDH)


Tech Presentation Description:

This month’s presentation discusses the current industry dilemma of freeze damage to HVAC coils causing ruptures and exposing the system and building to flood damage. We will discuss the history that led to the current solution; Freeze Block. We will also discuss glycol applications in conjunction with this solution, advancements and enhancements, and additional technology to further the progress of the HVAC industry.

This presentation has been approved for 1.0 PDH

Tech Session Speaker:

Bob Cooney

Cooney Coil & Energy

The past 14 years, Mr Bob Cooney has been an independent rep and founded the company Cooney Coil & Energy. With a total of 30 years’ experience, Bob specializes in heat transfer equipment and invented the Freeze Block Technology. He believes necessity is the mother of invention and strives to have a strong, innovative, and creative team that backs him up at all times.

Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Meeting Timeline:

5:00 - 6:15pm   Registration & Social

5:15 – 6:00pm   Tech Session Presentation

6:15 – 7:00pm   Dinner

7:00 – 8:00pm   Announcements & Main Meeting

Meeting Location:

100 High Street, Boston, MA


1) Post Office Square - $9 after 4:00pm

2) 125 High Street Garage - $10 after 4:00pm

Food Menu

Buffet Dinner:

Artisan Cheese Board

Fresh Vegetable Crudites

Glazed Cedar Plank Salmon with Mustard Cream Sauce

Horseradish Encrusted Chicken with a Creamy Mustard Sauce

Roasted Red Skin Potatoes with Rosemary

Grilled Mised Begetables

Cranberry Linzers

Brownies Trangles

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