ASHRAE January Meeting

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • 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

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January Meeting 

Please Register Today!


Embassy Suites

550 Winter Street

Waltham, MA 02451


Member Cost: $50

Non-Member Cost: $60

Walk-In Cost: $60


Free in Lot

Dinner Included


5:30—6:30 Networking

5:30—6:15 Tech Session

6:30—7:00 Dinner

7:00—8:00 Main Presentation

Main Session: Building a Net Zero Lab in the United Arab Emirates: Mission Impossible?

Laboratories with their intense use of outside air and safety concerns are one of the most

challenging building types to achieve net zero. In fact, some might say it can’t be done at least for

many climates. However, a path does exist to achieve net zero energy or at least near net zero

using multiple technologies such as VAV lab and exhaust fan control, demand based control of

ACH’s, chilled beams or hydronic cooling, and heat recovery. This seminar will explore this topic

from a holistic viewpoint and provide a detailed review of an actual case study of a large near net

zero lab project in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Presenter: Gordon Sharp Mr. Sharp is the chairman of Aircuity, Inc. and has over 25 years of wide-ranging

entrepreneurial experience and more than 25 U.S. patents in the fields of

energy efficiency and laboratory controls. As founder, former president

and CEO of Phoenix Controls, he led the development of this world leader

in laboratory airflow controls that was acquired by Honeywell in 1998.

The technologies invented by Mr. Sharp at Phoenix Controls are today

saving over $1.5 billion annually in energy use. In 2000, Mr. Sharp

founded Aircuity, which was spun out of Honeywell and is a smart airside

energy efficiency company.

Mr. Sharp is a graduate of MIT with bachelors and masters degrees in

electrical engineering. He is Executive Vice President and a member of

the board of directors of I2SL (International Institute for Sustainable

Laboratories), the nonprofit foundation that operates the Labs21

conference. He is also a member of two important standards on

ventilation: the ANSI/AIHA Standard Z9.5 Committee on Laboratory

Ventilation and the ASHRAE SSPC 170 Committee on Ventilation of

Health Care Facilities. He is also a voting member of ASHRAE technical committee TC9.10:

Laboratory Systems and TC9.11: Clean Spaces/Cleanrooms.

Mr. Sharp is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on the topics of energy

efficiency in buildings and indoor environmental quality and has testified before the US Congress

on the topics of climate change and energy efficiency.

Tech Session: Eric Edman will present on the history of ASHRAE. (no PDH)

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