Event Announcement – March Meeting w/ ASHRAE Society President Bjarne Olesen

  • Tuesday, March 06, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Metro Meeting Center - 101 Federal Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110


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

Registration is closed


Tuesday March 6th 


Metro Meeting Center

101 Federal St, 4th Floor

Boston, MA 02110

Meal Menu:

Metro Cafe Tossed Salad (Hearts of romaine, cucumbers, red onion slices, tomatoes)

BBQ Shredded Pulled Pork (Rice & Red Beans, Coleslaw, Corn Bread)

Peach & Cream (Whipped Cream & Peaches on Pound Cake)

Meeting Timeline:

5:30 - 6:30PM    Networking

5:30 - 6:15PM    Technical Session 

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

7:00 - 8:00PM    Main Program 

Meeting Location: Metro Meeting Center, 101 Federal Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110

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

Additional Information:

·         RSVP by 12:00pm (noon) Friday March 2nd, 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 European Approach to Decrease Energy Use in Buildings

From the beginning of 2006 all new European buildings (residential, commercial, industrial etc.) must have an energy declaration based on the calculated energy performance of the building, including heating, ventilating, cooling and lighting systems. This energy declaration must refer to the primary energy or CO2 emissions. The directive also states that the energy performance calculation must take into account the indoor climate, but gives no guidelines.

  The European Organization for Standardization (CEN) has prepared a series of standards to cover the requirements for the indoor environment, energy performance calculations for buildings and systems, ways of expressing energy performance, inspection of heating-cooling-ventilation systems and conversion to primary energy. This paper presents the EPBD and related standardization. It also gives the status of the on-going implementation of the directive and discusses the issues related to the indoor and outdoor environment. Further activities to decrease energy use is a directive requiring increased use of renewable energy and energy labeling of energy consuming products are further actions.

The presentation will also show examples of activities in the US to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy use in buildings with focus on ASHRAE products and projects.

Speaker Bio:

Bjarne Olesen

Master's degree in civil engineering, 1972. Ph.D., Laboratory of heating and Air Conditioning, Technical University of Denmark, 1975. In the period 1972-1990 Research scientist at the Laboratory of Heating and Air Conditioning. Part time affiliated as product manager at Brüel & Kjaer 1978-1992. Senior Research Scientist, College of Architecture, Virginia Tech. in the period 1992-1993. Since 1993 until January 2004 Head of Research & Development at UPONOR-VELTA GmbH KG & Co., Norderstedt, Germany. Since January 2004 full professor in Indoor Environment & Energy at the Technical University of Denmark and director of the International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark. Awarded the Ralph Nevins Award (1982), Distinguish Service Award (1997), Fellow Award (2001) and Exceptional Service Award (2006) from ASHRAE. Awarded the Medal of Honour from the German Engineering Society (VDI-TGA, 2005) and International Honorary Member of SHASE. The Society of Heating, Air-Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan. Vice president of ASHRAE and Honorary member of AICARR (Italian Society for HVAC)

Is active in several ASHRAE-CEN-ISO-DIN standard committees regarding indoor environment and energy performance of buildings and HVAC systems.  Has published more than 350 papers including more than 60 in peer reviewed journals.

Tech. Session Presentation Description:

Consulting engineering firms and architects must make early decisions to ensure that they meet current standards for building energy efficiency, such as those defined by ASHRAE or LEED V4. 3D simulation (CFD) now maximizes upstream project optimization efforts to achieve expected performance levels and maximize profits. The energy efficiency of a building is greatly influenced by the decisions made at the beginning of the project. Based on BIM models such as Revit, and with the agreement of some engineering consulting firms and architects, we propose to share with the audience 3D simulation projects (CFD) for the optimization of high-rise buildings and energy performance to address the following issues: Thermal comfort, flow velocities, air quality, the dissipation of pollutants or even help with the dimensioning of HVAC equipment.

Speaker Bio:

Jacques Luk-Cyr: 


Jacques Luk-Cyr is one of 150 consulting engineers at Maya HTT based in Montreal. He has participated in dozens of CFD analysis projects in the field of energy efficiency for consulting engineering firms. He holds a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Ph.D. at École Polytechnique de Montréal.

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