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Fastrack, July 15, 2009

July 21, 2009
FASTRACK Calendar Autodesk Named Elite Host Sponsor of EGB 2009 Autodesk, Inc., has been designated the Elite Host Sponsor of the 2009 Engineering Green Buildings Conference & Expo, which will be one of three components of HVACR Week, September 21 ...
Autodesk Named Elite Host Sponsor of EGB 2009
Autodesk, Inc., has been designated the Elite Host Sponsor of the 2009 Engineering Green Buildings Conference & Expo, which will be one of three components of HVACR Week, September 21 – 26 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

As Elite Host Sponsor, Autodesk will have a significant and unique role in the EGB event: featuring an exhibit to meet face-to-face with attendees, as well as sponsoring an hour-long presentation on Sustainable Design and Energy Retrofits.

The addition of Autodesk as a key sponsor significantly enhances the value of the EGB Conference & Expo. Autodesk is a pioneer in the world of computer-aided design (CAD) for architects, engineers and contractors. Attendees will now have the opportunity to meet with company representatives to learn more about its mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) solutions, including building information modeling (BIM).

In addition, the bonus Autodesk-sponsored session will provide invaluable education on how to use conceptual design modeling and analysis tools to make better decisions earlier in the design process. The session, titled “SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND ENERGY RETROFITS: A COLLABORATIVE DIGITAL WORKFLOW,” will convene from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, Thursday, September 24. Presenter Robert E. Middlebrooks, AIA, an Autodesk Industry Programs Manager with extensive experience in digital design and BIM implementation, will outline how the collaborative process combined with the latest design and modeling technology, can aid in the design of more efficient sustainable buildings.

The EGB Conference & Expo is the only green-design event focused on green engineering
practices as they apply to the design, installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems for non-residential buildings. The event offers specialized training sessions as well as an exposition of related products and services.

For complete details on the EGB Conference & Expo and Autodesk’s participation, visit www.egbconference.com.
Proposed Addenda to Standard 90.1 Open for Public Review
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recently announced 18 proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are open for public review. [MORE]
ASHRAE Recognizes Outstanding Achievements
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recognized 56 members and one chapter for contributions to ASHRAE and the HVACR industry during the Society’s 2009 Annual Conference, held June 20-24 in Louisville, Ky. [MORE]
TAC to Utilize Schneider Electric Name
TAC, a provider of building-automation and security solutions, will change its name and logo and fully become Schneider Electric in October 2009. Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has been the parent company of TAC since 2003. Under a single brand, Schneider Electric offers customers a range of energy-management solutions that help customers make the most of their energy and achieve more while using less of the common planet. [MORE]
IFMA Sponsors Facility-Management Conference
The Denver Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is sponsoring the eighth-annual Advanced Facilities Management and Engineering Conference and Exhibits (AFEC) Nov. 12 to 13 in Denver, Colo. The conference is the largest of its type in the Rocky Mountain Region and will serve as an educational and networking event for facility professionals and those who provide products and services to facility managers and engineers. [MORE]
July 15, 2009
Evaluating Airflow-Measuring Devices
Airflow-measurement-device selection is critical to the performance of today's state-of-the-art HVAC control systems, as accuracy and repeatability can vary dramatically between instruments. Many of the requirements and limitations of one measurement technology, however, often are thought to apply to all. [MORE]
Bryan introduces Triple-Flex™ (patent pending) Ultra-High Efficiency Condensing Boilers. These boilers feature flexible stainless steel tubes, minimum thermal efficiency of 90% with 160° return, 180° supply at 100% firing load. Efficiencies of 99% are achievable with lower return water temperatures as found in new building designs. Triple-Flex boilers fire at 3,000 MBH input, with sub 30 PPM NOx utilizing a hybrid metal fiber 5:1 turndown burner.
Triple-Flex boilers are suited to deliver the industries highest operating efficiencies up to 99% in new buildings designed for condensing boiler conditions and better than 90% efficiency in retrofit applications not designed for condensing boilers. http://www.bryanboilers.com/
--Bryan Steam LLC
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Contact information: Kate Hoban, HPAC Engineering

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