ASHRAE Names Distinguished Lecturers

Aug. 7, 2012
ASHRAE recently named 11 individuals to its Distinguished Lecturer program, which provides speakers on topics impacting the built environment.

ASHRAE recently named 11 individuals to its Distinguished Lecturer program, which provides speakers on topics impacting the built environment.

The new lecturers and their presentation topics are:

Devin A. Abellon, PE, Uponor North America, Phoenix—“Using Embedded Tube Radiant Cooling Systems to Maximize LEED Points.”

Lew Harriman, director of research, Mason-Grant Consulting, Portsmouth, N.H.—“Better Buildings in Hot & Humid Climates—New ASHRAE Design Guidance”; “Diagnosing & Fixing Humidity Control Problems in Real-World Buildings—Tools, Techniques, Case Histories and Practical Suggestions”; “Real-World Integrated Design—Case Histories of Both Productive and Problematic Interactions Between Architectural Designs and HVAC Systems”; “The ASHRAE Position Document: Limiting Indoor Mold & Dampness in Buildings”; “Humidity Control Design—Current ASHRAE Guidance & Suggestions for Simpler Solutions”; “Building Diagnostics Using Thermal Imaging—Practical Tools, Techniques and Case Histories”; “Case Histories—Low-Cost, Web-Based Remote Datalogging of Building Moisture and Control of Single-Zone HVAC Systems”; and “State-of-the-Art Residential Energy Retrofits—Best Practices for Single-Family Homes.”

Yuguo Li, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong—“Building Ventilation and Infection,” “Effective Ventilation Systems for Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms,” “Use of Natural and Hybrid Ventilation for Better Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency,” and “The Amoy Garden SARS Outbreak—The Roles of Air Flow and Ventilation.”

Alan Niles, western-region commercial sales manager, WaterFurnace International, Gig Harbor, Wash.—“Design and Economics of Commercial Ground Loop Heat Pump Systems.”

Richard H. Rooley, FREng, owner, Rooley Consultants, Bucks, England—“Sustainability—Fact or Fiction,” “Worst Practice Lessons for Future Quality,” “History of Maintenance and Looking to the Future: The Divergence of Building Services Design From Maintenance in 1950 to its Convergence in 2020,” and “The Use of CO2 as Refrigerant.”

Jerry M. Sipes, PhD, PE, vice president of engineering, Price Industries Inc., Suwanee, Ga.—“Active, Passive Beams and Sails for Heating and Cooling Occupied Spaces”; “Acoustical Impact of Terminal Unit Liner Types”; “Fundamentals of Displacement Ventilation”; and “Impact of Diffuser Inlet Conditions on Overhead Mixing Air Distribution.”

Om Taneja, PhD, PE, associate director, Service Centers Division, U.S. General Services Administration, Region 2, New York—“Strategies for Transformation of Facilities Management to Foster Economically, Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Buildings”; “Improved Operations & Maintenance Measures for Better Energy Performance and Environmental Impact of Chiller Plants for Federal Buildings in the United States”; and “Analytical, Performance & Prescriptive Measure for Life Cycle Assessment of Facilities Projects.”

Mohammad Tassi, Facilities Planning and Design Unit, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon—“Green Buildings and LEED Rating System,” “Energy and Water Requirements in LEED NC 2009 Rating System,” and “‘Indoor Environmental Quality’ Requirements in LEED NC 2009 Rating System.”

• T. David Underwood, P.Eng., Underwood & Associates, Oakville, Ontario, Canada—“Career Opportunities for Students in ASHRAE”; “Commissioning Tips, Tricks and Techniques”; “Introduction to Standard 189.1-2011, Green Building Design and Integrated Design Approach”; “The Introduction to Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) Program”; and “Applying Standard 180-2008, Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems.”

• Lily M. Wang, PhD, PE, associate professor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln—“Acoustics That Make the Grade: Improving Sound Performance in Classroom Environments” and “How Does HVAC Noise Affect Worker Comfort and Performance?”

• Douglas F. Zentz, associate professor and HVACR-program coordinator, College of Engineering Technology, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich.—“What’s Your EUI?”; “Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High Performance Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential”; “How to Communicate Technically in a Professional World With Technical Information”; “Sustaining ASHRAE Through Leadership, Mentoring Our Future”; “Applied Psychrometrics”; and “HVAC and Energy Efficiency.”

For the 2012-13 Society year, 76 lecturers representing 14 countries are available to present on 330 topics in eight languages. For a complete listing, as well as information on arranging a presentation, click here. For additional information, contact Rosy Douglas, manager of chapter programs, at [email protected] or 678-539-1128.

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