February 2021 Meeting ASHRAE Boston Chapter

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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 Presentation (1 PDH)

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Free to All Members & Guests

Tech Session (5:30—6:30) 

Presentation: Chapter History

Presenter Bio: Eric Edman


Eric is a Senior Associate in HVAC at BR+A Consulting Engineers in Boston, MA. Eric has been with BR+A since 1992 and currently works with Boston Children’s Hospital on a wide variety of complex renovations and new buildings on the 2 million square foot Boston Campus. Prior to college, Eric worked with his father on residential projects as a GC, and as a sheet metal apprentice thru college. Upon Graduating from Blue Hills with honors in 1984, Eric starting his engineering career for MEA Engineering on a wide variety of small projects designing HVAC- as well as Plumbing/Fire and Electrical systems. In 1992, Eric started at BR+A, and has grown into a variety of special roles within the company and maintaining an active role within ASHRAE. Eric, who is currently serving as the Chapter Historian for a third season, joined ASHRAE in September 1982 as a student, and began serving as Attendance Chair in 1986. Eric began new roles and eventually became the chapter President in 1997- and has risen to become outstanding member of the year- three times. Eric, and his wife Courtney, have three children, and reside in Framingham, MA where he is active in the community and school activities.

Presentation Overview: Eric will review the Boston ASHRAE Chapter history. He will look back at our chapter roots. 

Main Meeting (6:45—7:45) 1.0 PDH

Presentation : HVAC Control Fundamentals 1.0 PDH

Presenter: Steve Tafone

Bio: Steve has over 40 years of experience in the HVAC and construction fields. He is presently employed at Suffolk Construction Inc., a construction management firm, as Vice President of Engineering. He is a past president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Boston’s Chapter. Additionally, he has been teaching various technical courses for over 15 years. Mr. Tafone is a Registered Professional Engineer in MA & NY, has a CFC Universal Certification, LEED AP and holds a MA licenses as a Refrigeration Technician. He received his BSME from Pratt Institute.

Presentation Overview: The purpose of the course is to provide a basic understanding of HVAC controls and typical issues. It will start out with an example of a pneumatic control system. We will then be discussing the various DDC control components such as sensors, controllers and actuators. The course will also discuss transducers and their typical outputs. Finally we will walk through a typical control sequence and review a typical control drawing. Notes

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