by Tony Horton on February 16th, 2019



Dear Members and Friends,
 
This year is the North Alabama Chapter’s 40th Anniversary.

We will kickoff this year with two events on February 21st.
A luncheon meeting at Adtran and a Feb-“BREW”-ary Evening Meet and Greet at
Yellow Hammer Brewery - 2600 Clinton Ave W, Huntsville, AL 35805 - starting at 6 PM.
 
Adtran East Tower Chiller Plant Optimization Presentation – 1 PDH

Presentation Summary:
Retro-commissioning is a process to improve the efficiency of an existing building’s equipment and systems while increasing occupants’ comfort. The objective is to produce a rapid payback while providing sustained improvement to building performance according to the facility’s actual use. Retro-commissioning can often resolve problems that occurred during design or construction. If the same process were applied to a car, mechanics would adjust the settings, controls, components and design of the engine based on how the owner drives. This is optimization.
 
The “tune-up” is saving ADTRAN over $72,153 annually in energy costs with a simple payback of 1.84 years.  
 
Luncheon - 11:30AM to 1:00PM
Cost: $20
RSVP Online - http://www.123signup.com/calendar?Org=NAA
 
Adtran East Tower
Fountain Room
901 Explorer Blvd
Huntsville, AL 35806
 
See the maps for directions and parking areas:
http://7x24fl-al.org/resources/Documents/ADTRAN-map.pdf
or
https://portal.adtran.com/pub/Library/Corporate/ADTRAN_Area_Map.pdf
Our Presenters:
 
Kelley Whalen / Adtran
 

Mr. Whalen has over 29 years of combined energy management, controls and HVAC experience as an Air Force HVAC technician, HVAC contractor, and 14 years with ADTRAN.
 
While at ADTRAN, Kelley has worked in multiple roles. Currently, He is supervising the Energy Management, HVAC, and Electrical Departments. Kelley also manages and maintains the Building Automation Systems, Energy Management software, and Critical Equipment Monitoring dashboards. Mr. Whalen serves as the primary lead of energy saving and sustainability initiatives in the Facilities Department. He has coordinated energy saving projects with the TVA Energy Right Solutions Incentives program and worked closely with Huntsville Utilities on strategies to reduce electrical load campus wide. Since 2005, Mr. Whalen has managed ADTRAN's energy management program. Kelley and his team has achieved a 33% decrease in Energy Utilization Index (EUI), despite company growth.
 
Kelley enlisted in the Air Force, January 1990. He graduated with the highest honor (Honor Graduate) from both basic training and advance technical training. Mr. Whalen later earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science, Mechanical and Electrical Technology from the Community College of the Air Force in June 1996. Through the Association of Energy Engineers, He earned the Energy Efficient Practitioner (EEP) designation in July 2016. Mr. Whalen is actively involved in following professional development organizations - ASHRAE Board of Governors, AEE, IFMA and the Association of Valley Industries (AVI) Board of Directors.
 
Jason Brooks / Sain Engineering Associates
 

Mr. Brooks is a Senior Energy Engineer for Sain Engineering Associates, Inc. He is registered as a Professional Engineer (PE). Jason has over ten years of experience as a full-time mechanical, HVAC, and lighting consultant. He specializes in new and existing building commissioning.
 
Jason earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) in 2009. He is certified by the AABC Commissioning Group as a Commissioning Authority (CxA) and by the Association of Energy Engineers as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP), and Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP).
 
Eric Mobley / Sain Engineering Associates
 
Mr. Mobley is an energy engineer for Sain Engineering Associates, Inc (SEA).  He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) in 2017.  He has been with SEA for three years where he has put his knowledge of electrical circuits and programming to use in the area of HVAC controls.  He has experience with programming Trane, Siemens, Johnson, Delta, and Niagara systems.  He is certified by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a Remote Airman.
 
If you have any questions, please call 256-513-9696 or email: N.A.ASHRAE@gmail.com.
 
Please Save the Dates:
 
Feb-“BREW”-ary 21st Event at Yellow Hammer Brewery at 6 PM
March Membership Madness - TBD
April 16th - Joint Seminar with CSI, AIA, and ASHRAE from 10 AM to 3 PM - 3 PDHs
April 17th – 2019 ASHRAE Webcast at 6 PM to 8 PM (Location TBD) – 2 PDHs
May 30th - TBD
August 7-20 - ASHRAE Region 7 & 12 CRC (Chapter & Regional Conference) in St. Pete Beach, FL
 
Thank you for your time and your continued support of ASHRAE.
 
Respectfully,
 
Tony Horton, LEED AP BD+C | Mechanical Designer and Specification Writer
ASHRAE North Alabama Chapter
Chapter Technology Transfer & Research Promotion Co-Chair
N.A.ASHRAE@gmail.com
256-513-9696

by Tony Horton on August 8th, 2016











As you can see, our chapter has been hard at work.  A new & improved website is on the way.

The 2016-17 will be a great year with the support of our members, friends, employers, and professional colleagues. We want to hear from you. Is there a presenter or topic you want to see?

Please email us at n.a.ashrae@gmail.com or call and leave us a message at (256) 513-9696.





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