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May 8 Meeting Notice

posted May 1, 2012, 6:02 AM by Andy Arsenault   [ updated Jun 23, 2012, 2:21 PM by Site Admin ]

Please join us for the final Maine Chapter ASHRAE meeting of 2011-2012.

 

DATE:              May 8, 2012

 

WHAT:            Tour and Presentation by Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences on their new                           campus in East Boothbay, Maine. 

Tour will include Buildings A and B.  Building A is Bigelow Center for Blue Biotechnology (BCBB) and was completed and occupied at the end of 2011.   Building B is Center for Ocean Biogeochemistry and Climate Change (OBCC) and is near completion and scheduled for occupancy early this summer.  Building C, Center for Ocean Health (COH) is currently under construction and scheduled for occupancy near end of 2012.  After our tour, dinner will be provided and a presentation by BLOS to share the exciting research efforts they perform in ocean sciences.

                       


WHERE:         Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences – New Campus Location

                        300 Ocean Point Rd, East Boothbay, ME

                        www.bigelow.org

                       

 WHEN:          4:00 – 5:00 BOG Meeting – All are Welcome

                        5:00 – 6:00 Welcome by Graham Shimmield, PhD (Exec Director & President) followed by tours of:

                                    Building A – Bigelow Center for Blue Biotechnology

                                    Building B – Center for Ocean Biogeochemistry and Climate Change

                        6:00 – 6:30 Social Hour

                        6:30 – 8:00 Dinner and Presentation

 

RSVP:             Andy Arsenault by Friday, May 4th

                        aarsenault@apav.com   (207) 985-9090

 

COST:              $35 for ASHRAE Members

                         $40 for Non-Members & Late Registration

 

 

PLEASE JOIN US ON JUNE 12 FOR THE 21ST ANNUAL MAINE ASHRAE GOLF TOURNAMENT AT THE BRUNSWICK GOLF CLUB.

21st Annual Maine ASHRAE Golf Tournament

posted Apr 13, 2012, 5:57 AM by Andy Arsenault   [ updated Jan 14, 2013, 7:36 AM ]

 

When:                  Tuesday June 12, 2012

 

Time:                   7:45-8:15 a.m.    Check-in and Registration

                   8:30 a.m.             Shotgun Start

                   1:30 p.m.             Picnic Style Dinner

 

Place:                   Brunswick Golf Club                                        

                             River Road

                             Brunswick, ME  04011

                             (207) 725-8224

 

Directions:           Visit the website http://www.brunswickgolfclub.com/

 

Why:                    To benefit the Maine ASHRAE Chapter Scholarship Fund

and ASHRAE Resource Promotion

 

Format:                Scramble

 

Cost:                    $75 Includes Green Fees, Cart, and Picnic Style Lunch

                             $5 For Mulligan’s – 4 Max Per Team

                             $5 For Skirts (Player hits from Ladies Tee) – 4 Max Per Team

$70 Advertising Available on Each Tee

 

Checks can be made payable to Maine Chapter ASHRAE

 

Note:                    Tennis Shoes or Soft Spikes Must Be Worn

 

Prizes For:          Hole in One Contest – Chance to Win $10,000

       Closest To The Pin

                                     Longest Drive (On the Fairway)

                                     Team Low Gross

                                          Team Low Net

                                               

Please Contact One of the Following by June 8th If You Wish To Participate/Sponsor

Jeff Charette      Ph: 207-239-3401       Fax: 207-828-1511  

Email: jcharette@trane.com

 

Bill Foley             Ph: 207-729-0921       Fax: 207-725-1413

         Email: wfoley@rodgersat.comcastbiz.net

 

 

Team Sign-up Sheet

 

 

21st Annual Maine ASHRAE Golf Tournament

 

 

 

Team Name: ________________________

 

 

Players                                   Handicap

 

 

1. ________________________________

 

 

2. ________________________________

 

 

3. ________________________________

 

 

4. ________________________________

 

 

 

                                                                        

 

Fax Player Sheet

 

Jeff Charette      @      (207) 828-1511

 

Fax Advertisement

 

Bill Foley             @      (207) 725-1413

April 12 Joint Meeting with Granite State Chapter in Portsmouth, NH

posted Apr 2, 2012, 10:34 AM by Andy Arsenault   [ updated Jun 23, 2012, 2:19 PM by Site Admin ]

Thursday, April 12, 2012

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

Joint Meeting of NH & Maine ASHRAE Chapters

Professional Development Hours

 

 

3:00 pm Seminar – Presented by James Newman

ASHRAE’s bEQ Labeling and ASTM’s BEPA Standard – What Are the Differences, What Do They Accomplish, and How Are They Going to Affect Your Business?

ASTM’s Building Energy Performance Assessment (BEPA) became an ANSI Standard on February 10, 2011. ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) labeling program was published on March 2, 2011, after almost 3 years in the making. It is not a Standard. The bEQ is a report card of energy use and IAQ in an existing building, or prospective energy use for a building being designed,  and will range from A+ to F. All other factors being equal, if two similar existing buildings are up for sale or are seeking tenants, the building with the higher grade will likely be the winner, as a buyer or prospective lessee will realize the energy bills in that building will be lower. The BEPA report will provide much of the standardized information that will become a part of the bEQ report. As a design engineer, it is important that you be aware of what kind of information goes into this report card – and how it can affect you. This presentation will bring you awareness of the difference in the two programs and give you some ideas as to how you can perhaps improve and create a new profit center for your practice, whether you’re a design engineer, a service contractor, or a design-build firm.

 

 

4:00 pm Seminar – Presented by Joshua Benoist

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent model-–based process that provides insight for creating and managing building and infrastructure projects faster, more economically, and with less environmental impact. Autodesk BIM software includes a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for design, visualization, simulation, and collaboration that uses the rich information in the intelligent model to inform better decision-making and break down the barriers to better business. Learn about advancements in BIM from Autodesk Senior Support Specialist Joshua Benoist. Joshua is the current Granite State ASHRAE President.

 

 

After Dinner Presentation – Presented by James Newman

LEED® & Integrated Design – How to Surpass ASHRAE Standards Without Breaking the Bank for Your Client

The days of the architect getting halfway through their design before they bring in the MEP engineer are over. Today it’s all about “integrated design”. Actually, make that “intelligent, integrated design” - the difference between “point-chasing” to get a LEED point and true, good collaboration between architect and engineer. Learn what this really means – to the architect, to you and to your client – and how you can use it to your advantage. New design and installation concepts and new codes and standards are continually being introduced – at an ever-increasing pace.  The intricacies of the 2009 versions of LEED Certification, both for new and for existing buildings, and the owner’s requirements, as well as the new laws and standards being promulgated, require a better understanding of what new types of systems and equipment are available to conserve energy. Hybrid geothermal, dedicated outdoor air, variable refrigerant flow, and measurement and verification to obtain historical data and trending will be some of the systems discussed.

 

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer James L. Newman will present both the 3:00 pm Seminar and the After Dinner Presentation

Jim Newman, CEM, LEED AP BD&C, OPMP, BEAP, FESD is Owner and Managing Partner of Newman Consulting Group, an EPA Energy Star® and Rebuild Michigan Partner.

 

He is active in many professional organizations, a member of BOMA International’s Committee on Energy and the Environment and Chair of the Detroit BOMA chapter’s Task Force on Sustainability. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), where he is a member of the Construction and Design Committee and is ESD’s spokesperson on energy and the environment.

 

Jim was a member of ASHRAE's 2008 Energy Policy Document Committee, Vice-Chair of the TC on Industrial Air Conditioning, and a member of ASHRAE TC 5.5, Air-to-Air Energy Recovery.  He is an ASHRAE-certified trainer for Energy Standard 90.1 and was one of 16 provisional energy auditors throughout the U.S. chosen for beta testing of ASHRAE’s new Building Energy Quotient, which measures and categorizes energy use in buildings – and was just released on March 2. At the annual meeting, to be held in San Antonio in June, Jim will be receiving ASHRAE’S Distinguished Service Award.

 

Jim speaks about Green and Sustainable topics on radio and TV, and gives seminars world-wide to both technical and non-technical organizations on these and other topics related to the construction industry. He has received numerous awards and has been published in many magazines and technical journals. His latest book, co-authored with two attorneys, Current Critical Issues in Environmental Law: Green Buildings and Sustainable Development was published by Lexis Nexis in 2008.

 

 

PDH Credit:  One hour of Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be available for each seminar and the after dinner presentation (up to three hours total).

 

 

Location: Red Hook Brewery, 35 Corporate Drive, Pease Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH 03801 603-430-8600 www.redhook.com

 

Schedule:

Start Time

First Seminar

3:00 pm

Second Seminar

4:00 pm

Social Hour

5:00 pm

Dinner (Buffet)

6:00 pm

Presentation

7:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner will be Buffet Style.

 

Reservations Are Required By Friday, April 6 @ noon:

Contact Bob Studley at 603-870-9273 or bstudley@dcne.com with any questions. NH Members: Email your reservation to Chris Saltmarsh at ashraenhreg@gmail.com. You can also make reservations and see additional meeting information at the chapter’s web site www.nhashrae.org.

Maine Members: Email your reservation to Andy Arsenault at aarsenault@apav.com. You can also make reservations and see additional meeting information at the chapter’s web site www.ashraemaine.org.

 

COST:

Members - $35

Guest & late registration - $40

Students - Free

 

NOTE:  Granite State and Maine ASHRAE are non-profit organizations.  Consequently, cancellations will be charged due to our obligation to the restaurant.

April 11 Joint Meeting with Student Chapters in Orono

posted Apr 2, 2012, 7:08 AM by Andy Arsenault   [ updated Jun 23, 2012, 2:19 PM by Site Admin ]

Meeting Notice

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sponsored by

 Maine Chapter of ASHRAE

Eastern Maine Community College & University of Maine

Student ASHRAE Chapters

 

Location:

Hill Auditorium

Barrows Hall

University of Maine

Orono, Maine

 

Schedule:                                                                                                                 Start Time

 

Pizza & Social Time, Election of UM officers                                                      5:30 pm

at Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall

 

Presentation of Student Scholarships                                                                 6:00 pm

at Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall

 

Tour:                                                                                                                   6:20 pm

University of Maine AEWC Offshore Wind Laboratory

 

Meeting Adjourn                                                                                                 7:20 p.m. 

 

 

Costs:

Adults: $25.00   

Students: Free

 

 

Contact Mark Chambers to register Mark.Chambers@wbrcae.com

 

March 13 Educational Seminar

posted Mar 2, 2012, 9:14 AM by Andy Arsenault   [ updated Jun 23, 2012, 2:19 PM by Site Admin ]

Please join us for an afternoon of education sponsored by the Maine Chapter ASHRAE.

 

DATE:              March 13, 2012

WHAT:            Two Hour Educational Seminar with PDH

·         Hydronic Balancing by Charlie Sortino of Victaulic

o   Achieving design flow at all terminal units

o   Use of differential pressure controllers in variable speed systems

                       


WHERE:           Holiday In by the Bay

                        88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04103

                        www.innbythebay.com

                       

 WHEN:           3:00 – 5:00 Seminar – Hydronic Balancing (2 PDHs)

                        5:30 Complimentary Dinner at Margarita’s

 

RSVP:              Andy Arsenault by Friday, March 9

                        aarsenault@apav.com  

(207) 985-9090

 

COST:              $50 for seminar

Complimentary dinner at Margarita’s after the seminar for attendees

February 7 Meeting

posted Jan 30, 2012, 6:56 AM by Andy Arsenault   [ updated Jun 23, 2012, 2:19 PM by Site Admin ]

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Please join us for the sixth Maine Chapter ASHRAE meeting of 2011-2012.

 

DATE:              February 7, 2012

WHAT:            Cooling Tower Selection

                   Presented by Jeff Scogland of R.T. Forbes Company, the program will inform and educate participants on the importance of following a thorough process in selecting the right cooling tower for the application. Types of cooling towers, selection criteria and common mistakes will be covered.

                       


WHERE:           Fireside Inn (Used to be the Holiday Inn)

                        81 Riverside Street, Portland, ME 04103

                        www.firesideinnportland.com

                       

 WHEN:           4:30 – 5:30 BOG Meeting – All are Welcome

                        5:30 – 6:30 Social Hour

                        6:30 – 8:00 Dinner and Presentation

 

RSVP:              Andy Arsenault by Friday, February 3rd

                        aarsenault@apav.com   (207) 985-9090

 

COST:              $35 for ASHRAE Members

$40 for Non-Members & Late Registration

 

MORE INFORMATION at www.ashraemaine.org

 

THE NEXT MEETING IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 13 IN PORTLAND.

Energy Efficiency & Indoor Air Quality Seminar Addresses Deep Energy Reductions in Maine Homes

posted Jan 25, 2012, 6:42 AM by Site Admin   [ updated Jun 23, 2012, 2:19 PM ]

P.O. Box 2438, Augusta, Maine 04338

Telephone 207/626-8115

Fax 207/626-9015

E-mail: christy@maineindoorair.org

Web: www.maineindoorair.org


For immediate release Contact: Christine Crocker, Executive Director (207)626-8115

January 20, 2012 christy@maineindoorair.org

Energy Efficiency & Indoor Air Quality Seminar Addresses
Deep Energy Reductions in Maine Homes


What: The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council is hosting a one day Seminar on February 3, 2012 at the Augusta Civic Center. The seminar is a full day event featuring Linda Wigington, founder of Affordable Comfort, Inc. and the current director of deep energy reduction initiatives at Affordable Comfort, Inc.


When: February 3, 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Snow date February 5, 2012)


Where: Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine


Who: Nationally-known presenter, Linda Wigington will focus on practical strategies for achieving deep energy reductions (reductions of 70% or more) in existing homes.


More…

 

Topics to be addressed in the presentation:

  • Paradigm Shift: Context for Deep Reductions in Existing Homes

  • It's More Than Just Energy:  Resilience, Water Reductions, Economic Development

  • Introduction to the Thousand Home Challenge: Determination of Threshold Allowance

  • Approaches to Deep Reductions: All at Once; Staged, and Creative

  • On the Path: Emerging Transitional Strategies  

  • Operational vs. Asset Performance: Project Implications

  • Deep Reduction Case Studies

  • Lessons Learned from Case Studies: Strategies, Costs, Energy Savings, IAQ & Durability

  • Opportunities & Implications for Current Initiatives in Maine

The positive and negative synergy between energy efficiency and indoor air quality will be interwoven throughout the above topics. 



Contacts:

Program details are available at www.maineindoorair.org or contact Christine Crocker, Executive Director of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council, at (207) 626-8115 or by email at christy@maineindoorair.org.


About The Council:

A non-profit organization, the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council is an interdisciplinary cooperative of professionals dedicated to the improvement of indoor environments.

January 10, 2012 Meeting Notice

posted Jan 2, 2012, 7:00 AM by Andy Arsenault   [ updated Jan 25, 2012, 6:46 AM by Site Admin ]

Please join us for the fifth Maine Chapter ASHRAE meeting of 2011-2012.

 

DATE:              January 10, 2012

WHAT:            Thermal Insulation Failures and How to Prevent Them

                   Presented by Bill Lotz, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and Member of our Maine ASHRAE Chapter. Bill is a Fellow and Life Member of ASHRAE with Professional Engineering licenses in eight states and is an industry expert on moisture and insulation problems in buildings.

                       


WHERE:           Fireside Inn (Used to be the Holiday Inn)

                        81 Riverside Street, Portland, ME 04103

                        www.firesideinnportland.com

                       

 WHEN:           4:30 – 5:30 BOG Meeting – All are Welcome

                        5:30 – 6:30 Social Hour

                        6:30 – 8:00 Dinner and Presentation

 

RSVP:              Andy Arsenault by Friday, January 6th

                        aarsenault@apav.com   (207) 985-9090

 

COST:              $35 for ASHRAE Members

$40 for Non-Members & Late Registration

 

THE NEXT MEETING IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 IN AUGUSTA.

December 13 Meeting Recap

posted Dec 19, 2011, 7:51 AM by Andy Arsenault   [ updated Jan 25, 2012, 6:45 AM by Site Admin ]

31 people attended the fourth Maine Chapter ASHRAE meeting of 2011-2012. Mark Palitza with Seresco gave a presentation on Natatorium Design which includes many variables that need to be carefully considered. We then visited the indoor pool at the Senator Inn and viewed many of the challenges discussed.

 

Meeting attendees included:

Andy Arsenault

Curt Bartram

Graydon Braley

Harry Bridge

David Brown

Devon Carter

Mark Chambers

Dave Clay

Dave Cupka

Bruce Damon

Tony Davis

Ted Edwards

Roger Foster

Jeff Harrison

Jim Hughes

Jonathan Kerbel

Brice Kosnik

Jeff LaPierre

Aaron Lewis

Bill Lotz

Ryan MacLean

Doug Martin

Harry Milliken

Mark Palitza

Paul Reddington

Mike Richard

Blair Richardson

Dick Rollins

Ed Rowe

Clough Toppan

Bill York

 

 

Seven people took advantage of the Research Promotion dinner deal and contributed a total of $650 to ASHRAE Research.

 

Dave Cupka won $39 in the 50/50 raffle. The other $40 collected in the raffle will be donated to ASHRAE Research Promotion in Dave’s name.

 

THE NEXT MEETING IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 IN PORTLAND. THE TOPIC IS CHILLED WATER PIPING INSULATION FAILURES, PRESENTED BY BILL LOTZ.

December 13 Meeting Notice

posted Dec 2, 2011, 6:50 AM by Andy Arsenault   [ updated Jan 25, 2012, 6:45 AM by Site Admin ]

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Please join us for the fourth Maine Chapter ASHRAE meeting of 2011-2012.

 

DATE:              December 13, 2011

WHAT:            Natatorium Design

                   Presented by Mark Palitza of Seresco, manufacturers of indoor pool dehumidification systems.

                       


WHERE:           Senator Inn - 284 Western Ave, Augusta, ME

www.senatorinn.com

                       

 WHEN:           4:30 – 5:30  BOG Meeting – All are Welcome

                        5:30 – 6:30  Social Hour

                        6:00  Tour of Pool and Associated Equipment

                        6:30 – 8:00  Dinner and Presentation

 

RSVP:              Andy Arsenault by Friday, December 9th

                        aarsenault@apav.com   (207) 985-9090

 

COST:              $35 for ASHRAE Members

$40 for Non-Members & Late Registration

 

Research Promotion Meal Deal

          In exchange for a $50 donation to Research Promotion, your meal is only $20!  For a $100 donation, your meal is FREE!

 

THE NEXT MEETING IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 IN PORTLAND.

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