• Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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September 15, 2020

Boston ASHRAE Virtual Meeting

5:30 - 7:45 PM


5:30 - 6:30 PM Tech Session

6:30-6:45 PM Break/Intermission/Run-over time

6:45-7:45 PM Main Meeting

Free to All Members & Guests

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Tech Session: 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Large Passive House Building HVAC The New England Experience

Presented by Mike Woolsey

Bio: Mike Woolsey first became interested in building energy use during the oil embargo of the 1970s. Ongoing curiosity about building systems led to a career in the HVAC industry that launched in 1985, while he was still completing his BSME degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Now a Certified Passive House Designer, Mike specializes in product and system applications, market management and business development and has presented on ventilation topics in the United States and abroad at hundreds of seminars. An active member of ASHRAE, Mike is a voting member of ASHRAE SPC 227P Passive Building Design Standard, and was previously a voting member of  SSPC 170 Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. Mike currently serves as Business Development Manager in the Commercial Ventilation group of Swegon North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swegon AB, with 1500 employees and annual sales of over US$600M worldwide.

Presentation Objectives:

1. Understand the benefits of energy recovery ventilators in general, with special focus on their benefits to the Passive House project.

2. Understand the properties of energy recovery ventilators that are most valuable on Passive House projects.

3. Understand the limits of energy recovery ventilators when applied on Passive House projects.

4. Understand the integration of energy recovery ventilators in the Passive House design, with case studies. 

Main Presentation: 6:45 - 7:45 PM

Building Investigations Using Thermal Cameras

Presented by Lew Harriman

Bio: Lew Harriman is the Director of Research & Consulting at Mason-Grant. Much of his work over the last 40 years has concerned humidity and moisture control in buildings and industrial processes, along with related phenomena which are affected by humidity and moisture, such as indoor mold, HVAC systems and the drying rates of materials and structures.

Lew has served as a National Peer in the Construction Excellence Program of the Public Buildings Service of the U.S. General Services Administration. He is well-known as a writer and lecturer in North America, Europe and Asia. Lew is a Fellow and Life Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and in 2018 he was inducted into the Indoor Air Quality Hall of Fame by the Indoor Air Quality Association.

Lew is the author of The Dehumidification Handbook published by Munters Corporation, and was the lead author and project manager for both the ASHRAE Humidity Control Design Guide and The ASHRAE Guide for Buildings in Hot & Humid Climates. He also wrote the California Builder’s Guide to Avoiding Mold Risk, and served as the Chair of ASHRAE’s Presidential Committee on Indoor Mold. He is an active member of ASHRAE’s Technical Committee 1.12 - Moisture Management in Buildings.

Presentation Overview:

1. Thermal Imaging: The Basics

2. Three facts about thermal imaging and buildings

3. Examples of useful (and less-useful) images

4. Case Histories using thermal cameras for building investigations

We hope you will join us!

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