Waltham, MA – The Boston ASHRAE Chapter had a good turnout for the March Chapter meeting at the Embassy Suites in Waltham. This was a joint meeting with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
The technical session topic, presented by John Swift, principal at Cannon Design, focused on water efficiency as it relates to ASHRAE Standard 191. Swift has over 25 years of experience in high performance building systems engineering design. His presentation focused on the specific water volume requirements in Standard 191 for HVAC systems, plumbing systems and irrigation systems.
Chapter President Teri Shannon announced that upcoming events included the ASHRAE Product Show on April 8th, the ASHRAE IEQ and Energy Efficiency Webcast on April 17th, and the Refrigeration Tour at the Harpoon Brewery on April 24th.
Dr. Thomas Lawrence, a senior public service associate at the University of Georgia gave a presentation on ASHRAE Standard 189.1 – High Performance Green Buildings. Dr. Lawrence is the past chair of the ASHRAE Technical Committee and is also part of the committee that wrote Standard 189.1 released in January 2010. He used the analogy that adopting Standard 189.1 is equivalent to achieving LEED Silver.