Thursday May 10, 2012
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Technical Session #1
AMCA International is a not for profit trade association for manufacturers of air movement and control products with over 290 member companies worldwide. Founded in 1955, this organization offers many programs and services including product testing, a certified ratings program, test standards and educational programs.
Timothy Orris is the Director of Standards and Publications for the Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA International, Inc.,), an industry trade association for the manufacturers of fans, louvers, dampers and other air movement and control devices. Tim has an A.A. in Business Administration from William Rainey Harper College and has been employed at AMCA since 1987. During his tenure, Tim has functioned as a Lab Technician, Lab Manager and the Director of Technical Services. Tim’s current responsibilities include staff liaison to the standing committees and task forces that develop AMCA’s test standards, application guides, certified rating programs and building code proposals. He has been an ASHRAE Member since 2001 and is an active committee member on the TC 5.6 Control of Fire and Smoke Committee.
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Technical Session #2
Building Water Systems - Water, Water Everywhere.
Which Drop to Drink?
This seminar discusses potable and non-potable building water systems: rainwater, greywater, black water, and reclaimed water. Topics include definitions, purposes and potential uses for non-potable water systems, hazards involved, and code issues.
ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Tom Meyer is Director of Technical Services for the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB). He was president of Praxis Green Incorporated - an international sustainability consulting and training firm. He assists countries, including India, Turkey and Kuwait, to develop new high performance and sustainable building standards.
Mr. Meyer was the founding Executive Director of the Green Mechanical Council (GreenMech), a non-profit providing education to create and maintain environmentally sound, high performance and energy efficient structural mechanical systems.
As a member of National Institute of Building Science (NIBS) Consultative Council, Mr. Meyer sits on four Topical Committees including Education and Training; Energy and Water; Sustainability; and Existing Buildings. He was an American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) liaison to the US Green Building Council (USGBC), and a member of the Greenbuild program committee for six years.
Active in ASHRAE, Mr. Meyer is a voting member on many committees including: SSPC-90.2 Energy Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings; TG-1 Exergy Analysis for Sustainable Buildings; TC 7.4 Exergy (Chair); SSPC-134 Graphic Symbols for HVACR (Chair); TC-6.5 Radiant and In-Space Convective Heating (past Chair); Building Performance Metrics Steering Committee (BPM); and Performance Measurement Protocols Best Practices (PMP-BP).
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Technical Session #3
Chilled Beams: Benefits, Applications and Design Considerations
Active and passive beams are becoming a popular alternative to VAV systems. This presentation will outline the benefits of active and passive beams as well as other hydronic product such as radiant panels and chilled sails. The presenter will also cover typical application for chilled beams as well as design considerations for this type of system. The presentation will include a few design example and strategies to maximise the efficiency of chilled beam systems.
Samuel Frenette is a hydronic products application specialist with Price Industries in Winnipeg Manitoba. He has been in the Application Department with the company since 2010. Sam has extensive experience with Price in the selection and application of chilled beams as well as other green HVAC product such as radiant panels, under floor air distribution and displacement ventilation.
Sam graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal with a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Energy. He’s currently an Engineer in Training with the Association of Professional Engineer and Geoscientist of Manitoba.