In Brief

HPAC Engineering Advisor Named Distinguished Lecturer

Longtime HPAC Engineering Editorial Advisory Board member William P. Bahnfleth, PhD, PE, FASHRAE, a professor of architectural engineering and director of the Indoor Environment Center at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa., is one of 13 individuals recently named a Distinguished Lecturer by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturers are available to speak to ASHRAE chapters, student branches, and other organizations on topics impacting the HVACR industry. Bahnfleth's presentations are titled ”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.”

For more information on the Distinguished Lecturer program, go to

Al Gore to Keynote Greenbuild

Former vice president Al Gore will serve as the opening keynote speaker for the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, which will be held Nov. 11-13 in Phoenix.

Gore, who has championed awareness of and action to confront global climate change for 30 years, is regarded for his best-selling book and Academy Award-winning documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.” In 2007, he was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for his environmental activism.

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RSES Shares Phaseout Info

RSES has released information on the phaseout of R-22 refrigerant formerly available only to RSES members.

“While RSES has been preparing its members for the Jan. 1, 2010, phaseout deadline for using R-22 in the manufacturing of new equipment for over eight years, RSES wants the entire HVACR industry to be fully educated on the alternative and replacement refrigerants that have already entered the marketplace,” RSES Director of Training and Testing Renee Tomlinson said.

Eight RSES Service Application Manual technical bulletins and RSES Journal feature articles can be viewed at

Lindab Opens Facility

Lindab Inc., the Portsmouth, Va.-based maker of sheet-metal products for the HVAC industry, recently opened a 27,000-sq-ft facility in Warren, Mich., for the manufacture and distribution of single- and double-wall round products, with plans for the addition of flat-oval production.

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