President’s Corner

November was an eventful month. ASHRAE NCC held its first joint meeting with the National Capital Region of the Society of Healthcare Engineers (SHE NCR) the first week of the month. I would like to thank both our speakers, Wei Sun and Cliff Wallace, for presenting on a wide range of Healthcare topics that brought a great turnout for our chapter's first full November program. The second week of November we held the 17th annual MCAMW/ASHRAE joint Tradeshow. It was a great opportunity for ASHRAE members to meet and mingle with contractors, sales representatives, and to see innovative equipment. And finally, just last week WiA (Women in ASHRAE) held a networking happy hour that saw its greatest turn out to date.

Our December program is just around the corner. Past President’s dinner on Wednesday, December 7th will acknowledge contributions of our past chapter presidents. They have helped define our chapter as a leader in the society and we owe them our thanks. Our past chapter president Dunstan Macauley will speak on ASHRAE Standard 100, Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings, during the dinner. The seminar will be presented by Jesse Fischer on load calculations, reviewing the physics of heat transfer, thermal resistance calculation of building assemblies, heat transfer through building assemblies, internal heat gains, and system level loads. We are expecting a large turnout, so please register early.
I would like to draw our attention to the contributions of ASHRAE Research. ASHRAE Standards are constantly evolving to address these new challenges, fueled by the knowledge and principals developed through ASHRAE Research. Your financial support is the driving force behind every research project conducted worldwide. Our goal for the 2016-2017 year is to raise $34,500. As of November 21, 2016, we have raised $3,832.20, which puts us at 11.11% of our goal. Thank you to those who have donated to date, including our board members that have each donated $100 or more to achieve Full Circle participation. With your help, we will reach our goal by June 30, 2017. Research promotion committee chairs Mary Opalka and David Yankovich are ready and able to answer any questions you may have.

Lastly, please note the date for our annual Winter Party, on Saturday January 21st at the Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria. The chapter will be accepting reservations shortly. Please reach out to our Winter Party committee leader, Marissa Caldwell, with any questions.
Have a happy Thanksgiving holiday and I hope to see you all in December,

Best Regards,

Omar Hawit

President, National Capital Chapter, 2016-2017



NCC ASHRAE December Chapter Meeting!

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December 7, 2016 

Professional Education Seminar (PES) 

Topic: HVAC Load Calculations

-Speaker: Jesse Fisher, P.E., CPD

Space load calculation results are the basis for heating and air-conditioning systems and components.  The sizing and design of all HVAC equipment and distribution systems is dependent on accurate heating and cooling load calculations for both spaces and the systems serving those spaces.  We’ll review the physics of heat transfer, thermal resistance calculation of building assemblies, heat transfer through building assemblies, internal heat gains, and system level loads.



Dinner Presentation: ASHRAE Standard 100 - Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings

-Speaker: Dunstan Macauley, P.E., HBDP, LEED AP

Today in the United States, buildings account for over 70% of electricity consumption and nearly 40% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG). Energy conservation and management in existing buildings represents our greatest opportunity for energy savings. Energy-saving practices for operation, maintenance, and monitoring are essential for achieving sustainability in existing buildings; increasing the energy efficiency of existing buildings can have 4 times the environmental impact as the installation of renewable energy.

To assist building owners and operators to address energy efficiency and conservation, ASHRAE has revised ASHRAE Standard 100, Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings. This presentation will provide an overview of the revision of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 100 Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings.



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