ASHRAE Announces Distinguished Lecturers

Aug. 26, 2009
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has named 13 new Distinguished Lecturers, noted authorities available to speak to Society chapters on topics impacting the HVACR industry.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has named 13 new Distinguished Lecturers, noted authorities available to speak to ASHRAE chapters, student branches, and other organizations on topics impacting the HVACR industry.

The new lecturers and their presentations are:

• David Arnold, PhD, Troup Bywaters and Anders, Reading, England—"Chilled Beams for Low Energy Cooling in Sustainable Buildings," "Estimating the Future Reliable Service Life of Existing Plant," "The Evolution of Modern Office Buildings and Air Conditioning," and "Air Conditioning and the Impact on the Growth and Development of the USA in the 20th Century."

• William P. Bahnfleth, PhD, PE, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.—"Fundamentals of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation for Air and Surface Disinfection," "Variable Primary Flow Chilled Water Systems," and "Cool Thermal Energy Storage in the Era of Sustainability."

• Hoy Bohanon, PE, WorkingBuildings LLC, Winston-Salem, N.C.—"Update on ASHRAE Standard 62.1," "How to Apply the ASHRAE Standard 62.1 Multiple Spaces Equation," "How to Implement Demand Control Ventilation and Comply With ASHRAE Standards," and "Using the Retro-commissioning Process for Energy Savings," and "Commissioning Energy Recovery Equipment."

• William A. Harrison, Trane Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark.— "Maintain to Sustain—Delivering ASHRAE’s Sustainability Promise."

• Sam C.H. Hui, PhD, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong—"Building Energy Codes and Building Energy Performance Evaluation," "Building Energy Labels and Energy Benchmarking," "Green Building Design and Assessment," and "Green Roof Systems and Technology."

• Sanjeev Jain, PhD, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India—"Renewable and Low Energy Driven Cooling Technologies for a Greener Tomorrow," "Desiccant Technologies for Dehumidification and Cooling," "Natural Refrigerants: Meeting the Challenges to Sustainability," and "Advanced Evaporative Cooling Systems for Sustainable Development."

• Ronald E. Jarnagin, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, Wash.—"Standard 90.1—Past, Present and Future," "Advanced Energy Design Guides—Going Beyond Minimum Standards," "Moving From Blue to Green—ASHRAE’s Path to Sustainability," "Today’s ASHRAE—It’s not What You Think Anymore," "ASHRAE’s Headquarters Renovation—What Happens When Leaders Try to Do It Right," "ASHRAE’s Living Laboratory—Learning and Involvement by all Members," and "ASHRAE’s Building Energy Labeling Program—A First Look."

• M. Dennis Knight, PE, DHIMEX, Mexico City, Mexico— "Developing an Integrated Personal Management System to Help Get Things Done," "Integrated Building Design," "Building Performance Analysis for Building Performance Rating Systems," and "Building Information Modeling for the Mechanical Disciplines."

• R. Christopher Mathis, MC2 Mathis Consulting Co., Asheville, N.C.—"Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings," "Energy Efficient Window and Fenestration Technologies," "Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings," "Compliance With ASHRAE 90.1," and "Building Science Lessons From the Honey Bees."

• Jianlei Nui, PhD, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong—"Room Air Distribution: Stratified Air Distribution Systems and Reduced Cooling Load Calculation Methods," "Personalized Ventilation: Energy Saving Potential and Application Modes," "High-Rise Residential Building Ventilation Design: Public Health and Local Community Air Quality," and "Low-Energy Building Cooling and Heating Technologies: From Sky to Underground to Address Sustainability."

• Todd L. Rindlisbaker, PE, QCxP, HBDP, LEED AP, CDP, Total Building Commissioning Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah— "Design Engineers Working With a Commissioning Agent," "Who Sabotaged My High-Performance Building," "The LEED and ASHRAE Affair," and "The Integrated Project Delivery Process."

• Wei Sun, PE, Engsysco Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.—"Cleanrooms and HVAC Systems Design Fundamentals," "Laboratories and HVAC Systems Design Fundamentals," "HVAC Systems Design for Airborne Infection Control Spaces in Healthcare Facilities," "Design Practices for Pressurization Systems—Technologies in Suite Pressure Control and Performance Modeling," "Fan Energy Conservation in Cleanrooms—Airflow Modeling and Demand Flow Control," and "Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Air Handling Systems Design Strategies for Controlled Environments."

• Dennis A. Stanke, Trane Commercial Systems, Ingersoll-Rand, La Crosse, Wis.—"Standard 62.1 Update," "Standard 62.1: The Ventilation Rate Procedure," "Standard 62.1: Dynamic Reset," and "LEED Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) Credits."

The new lecturers will serve two-year terms.

There are 72 Distinguished Lecturers representing 20 countries for 2009-2010. Those lecturers are available to present on 319 topics. For a complete listing of Distinguished Lecturers and detailed procedures on how to arrange a lecturer presentation, visit

For additional information, contact Rosy Douglas, manager of chapter programs, at [email protected] or 678-539-1128.