Upcoming Events

Chapter Luncheon Meeting -  Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM 

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer: Henry H. Slack, P.E.

Luncheon Presentation:  Fixing the Great Indoors: HVAC and Indoor Air Quality
Technical Session Presentation:  Ventilation Research: Is More Air Better for Us?

Luncheon - 11:30AM to 1:00PM
Cost: $20 

Technical Session - 1:30PM to 3:00PM
Cost: $20


Since 1991, Henry Slack has managed the Indoor Air Program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 4, which covers eight southeastern states. In this position, he offers expertise concerning indoor air to citizens or public agencies with questions on topics as diverse as mold, odors, ozone, carbon monoxide, air cleaners, ventilation systems, and secondhand tobacco smoke. The EPA program is non-regulatory. A frequent presenter at conferences, he wrote (with Janise Palmer) and presented “Elevated Radon in Concrete Residential Buildings” at the ASHRAE Indoor Air ’13 Conference in Vancouver, B.C.
Mr. Slack had a temporary assignment to the CDC National Center for Environmental Health, Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, in 1998, where he investigated the use of unvented residential heating appliances (which could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning). In 2004, he was appointed a Fellow through Partners of the Americas, and spent a month and a half in Barbados training and assisting staff of the Barbados environmental agency.
In previous work, was responsible for energy management programs for the U.S. General Services Administration, Region 4; designed rooftop air conditioning units for Seasons-4, Inc., a small manufacturer; and served as the Energy Coordinator at Fort McPherson in Atlanta.
Mr. Slack earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1974 from Southwestern at Memphis (now called Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and a Master of Science in 1980 from Georgia Institute of Technology. He became a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Georgia in 1988, the same year he joined ASHRAE.
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ASHRAE Webcast 2017 - 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM CST - Thursday, April 20th




Take Control: Using Analytics to Drive Building Performance

This webcast will feature industry experts who will define the importance of, and why we should strive for, better building operations through improved controls and analytics. Viewers will be able to describe key elements of controls and analytics for building operations, and identify steps required to deploy analytics in building projects, including commissioning. This program will quantify how applying best practice controls improve building performance, and will recognize the value of analytics in building operations to achieve a reduced cost and increased performance.

Presenters:
Mark Gallagher
Srinivas Katipamula, Ph.D.
Jim Meacham, P.E.

https://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/webcasts 
Cost: $20
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Chapter Luncheon Meeting -  Friday, May 12th, 2017 - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM 

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer: Patricia Graef, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE

Presentation/Topic: 
The New Legionella Standard: ANSI/ASHRAE 188-2015 ‘Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems'

Luncheon - 11:30AM to 1:00PM
Cost: $20 

Technical Session - 1:30PM to 3:00PM
Cost: $20

Patricia Graef, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED GA, is senior Engineer, Munters Corp., Fort Myers, Fla. Patricia Graef has spent the past 44 years focusing on engineering and developing products that control temperature and moisture in building air as well as the water associated with the processes.
Graef received her bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida. In the time Graef has worked for Munters, she has served as a Scientist in the cooling tower division, was the Director of Core Technology for Humidification and Engineering and Development Manager for the HumiCool division. Today she is senior engineer for the Air Treatment division and has more than a dozen international patents in her name.

Graef is a 42-year member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). In ASHRAE she has been a voting member of Guideline 12 Managing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated With Building Water Systems since 1995 and Standard 188 Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems since 2004. She has contributed to four ASHRAE handbook chapters including Water Treatment, Humidification, Evaporative Cooling , and Gas Turbine Inlet Cooling. Graef has shared with the HVAC industry her knowledge by contributing to ASHRAE Handbooks, standards writing, monitoring research projects, and program presentations.

Graef has made numerous technical presentations at ASHRAE, ASME, Power Gen, and the Electric Utility Chemistry Workshop. Her presentations include design, commissioning and maintenance of heat and mass transfer equipment including the chemistry of the service water that is utilized by the equipment. She developed water quality and water usage programs to predict water usage, scaling rates and water blending capabilities. This is used to predict water usage and water blow-down of sprayed tube heat exchangers, evaporative air coolers and humidifiers. Graef developed a program to predict the annual benefit of adding evaporative cooling to the inlet of a combustion turbine generator. The program uses ASHRAE Bin weather data. It checks every hour of the year and calculates the power out-put of the combustion turbine with and without evaporative precooling.
Graef is Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of ASHRAE . She also serves on the Board of Governers of her local ASHRAE Chapter.
As ASHRAE vice president, Graef is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee and serves as chair of Technology Council. Her other recent service includes a member of the Advanced Energy Design Guide Steering Committee, member of Finance Committee, Standards Committee, Technical Committees (TC) 3.6, Water Treatment, 5.7 Evaporative Cooling and 5.11 Humidification. She has also held leadership positions on five other ASHRAE standards.

Graef started her career in new product development over 40 years ago as an application engineer for Munters Corporation. She helped transform the inventions of Carl Munters from his Swedish laboratory to the US and other global markets. These products include cooling towers, mist elimination, evaporative cooling, humidification and dehumidification. Graef further contributed to these innovations with her own patents.
Graef’s comprehensive design and operational portfolio covers manufacturing, testing and application of heat and mass transfer media, application of humidity control in commercial and industrial spaces, adiabatic cooling for agriculture, residential, commercial and industrial spaces.
Significant projects in which Graef was involved include Mammoth Pacific Geothermal Facility, Mammoth Lakes, CA, Southern Company, Savannah Electric-McIntosh Plant. Rinken, GA, Union Carbide Company, Taft, Louisiana, General Motors Validation Center, Pontiac, Michigan, Ford Assembly Plant, Norfolk Virginia, University of Georgia, Davis Farm, Athens, Georgia.

Graef is a recipient of a Distinguished Service Award.
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Chapter Luncheon Meeting -  Friday, June  9th, 2017 - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM 

Presentation/Topic: TBD
Presenter: TBD
Cost: $20
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