ASHRAE Boston February Meeting

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Embassy Suites - 550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451


  • ASHRAE Boston Chapter member registering to attend.
  • Non-member of ASHRAE Boston Chapter registering to attend

Registration is closed


Tuesday February 13th

Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
550 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451

Meal Menu:

Baby Field Greens Salad (Cherry Tomato, English cucumber, Vegetable Vermicelli Balsamic Vinaigrette)

Medallions of Beef Tenderloin Diane (Roasted Shallot Demi Glaze, Smashed Red Skin Potatoes)

Bourbon Chocolate Bread Pudding with Vanilla Bean Sauce

Meeting Timeline:

5:30 - 6:30PM    Networking

5:30 - 6:15PM    Technical Session - ASHRAE 36P High Performance SOO, ASHRAE Process to Develop Standards, ASHRAE Chicago Conference Recap - Presented by IDS with Greg, Bill, Kevin (PDH Pending)

6:30 - 7:00PM    Social/Registration/Dinner

7:00 - 8:00PM    Main Program - Concepts of Smart Integrated Building Solutions with Andrew Krenning  (1.0 LU for AIA/ CEU Approved )

Meeting Location: Embassy Suite Hotel, 550 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451

Parking: free

Additional Information:

·         RSVP by 12:00pm (noon) Friday, February 9th, 2018.

·         If you would like a vegetarian meal, please check box in registration form

·         Please register online whether pre-paying with credit card / PayPal.


ASHRAE Boston Members: $50                  

Non-ASHRAE Boston Members: $60

Main Meeting Presentation Description: 

·        The world of technology in changing rapidly in the building technologies industry. The concepts of smart integrated building solutions are coming to the forefront of everyone in the industry and the requirements are being pushed past the typical building systems.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the challenges in utilizing multiple systems and vendors to maintain a facility infrastructure
  • Gain a better understanding of the barriers to integration with the current design and procurement methods used today
  • Explore how integration of various systems can benefit the operation of a facility
  • Review where an integrated solution can provide substantial benefits to workflows and streamlined operations
Speaker Bio:

Andrew Krenning – is currently a Solutions Director of Intelligent Infrastructure and Pre-Construction for the Siemens Building Technologies Northeast Zone.  Andrew is responsible for developing digital smart building integrated solutions across the Northeast. He has 12 years of experience in controls, automation, technology and systems related to building operation and control.  Over the last 4 years, he has been working with Owners, Architects, Engineers and contractors on a number of projects doing pre-construction and pre-design services. During this time, Andrew has been involved in a number of different types of buildings including residential, commercial office space, healthcare, higher education and critical environments.

Andrew received his degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology with a minor in Business from Northeastern University in Boston in 2006. He started his career at Siemens as co-op during his senior year and was hired full time as a control systems engineer. From there, Andrew has held other roles at Siemens including Field Project Engineer, Project Manager and Engineering Operations Manager for New England. 

Tech Session Presentation Description:

ASHRAE 36P is the newest guideline for High Performance Sequences of Operation (SOO) for controlling variable air volume systems (AHU-VAV).  These are inherently more efficient SOO than previous SOO defined by ASHRAE.  In this session we’ll review the origins of 36P, the theory, some sample 36P SOO and show data and BAS screen shots verifying its performance.  We’ll also address how design engineers can more clearly define SOO for control contractors.  Finally, IDS will provide some background on how ASHRAE develops standards and guidelines including examples of IDS contribution to the 36P guideline.  

Speaker Bio:

Bill Gnerre, CEO and Cofounder, IDS – Since its founding in 2003 Bill has kept IDS focused on one vision “to operate buildings in conformance with comfort and health/safety standards, at the lowest operating cost.” To achieve this solution, IDS developed one of the first enterprise energy management platforms (EnergyWitness), incorporated operational analysis services, and most recently began offering BAS programming services based upon ASHRAE Guideline 36P. Bill’s leadership activities have spanned sales & marketing, analytic services design, project management, and is IDS’ customer advocate. An example of the full breadth of Bill’s vision is the work done with Kentucky--IDS was recently selected by DOE’s Smart Energy Analytics Campaign as 2017’s Outstanding Monitor Based Commissioning provider. Kentucky’s implementation tracks energy usage on 1,125 buildings, across 10 state agencies, from 120 separate utilities companies. Over 188,000 BAS trends come in daily from seven different BAS manufactures across 140 buildings. IDS’ operational analysis services have evaluated over 80 buildings and generated 700 energy savings actions that are also tracked by the system. Bill has a BSME from Northeastern University. 

Greg Cmar is CTO and Cofounder of IDS. Greg has architected and developed the EnergyWitness EEMS database and software platform from data collection (BAS, meters, utility) to today's data modeling, fault detection, and diagnostic analytics. He is IDS' operational expert interpreting BAS data as well as specifying SOO per ASHRAE 36P and commissioning automation code. In his remediation role Greg directs control technicians through the process to achieve the automation quality IDS requires.  Greg is voting member of the ASHRAE 36P High Performance Building Sequences of Operation. 

Kevin Fuller, executive vice president at Interval Data Systems, is responsible for product development, marketing, and program management for several of IDS’ largest customers. Before joining IDS in 2004, Kevin spent 20 years working for relational database and data analytics vendors in technical and marketing roles, where he developed an appreciation of how businesses use data to their advantage.  Kevin works closely with clients to ensure their efforts solve real business and operational problems. For example, Kentucky’s statewide program, Commonwealth Energy Management and Control System (CEMCS), has been implemented across more than 15,000,000 ft2 of state-owned facilities. CEMCS has helped Kentucky reduce energy bills by over $3,300,000 annually, and enact legislation requiring high-performance building standards that affect construction, engineering, and commissioning. CEMCS won national awards from AEE, NASFA, NASCA, and ENERGY STAR.  Current work is focused on getting BAS automation software correct, starting with design, through implementation, and ongoing operations.

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