January 2018 Print

President's Message

PRESIDENT
SANDOR DURAN P.E.
 

Happy New Year everyone!  Hopefully everyone had a healthy and happy holiday season. I would like to thank the volunteers, attendees, and the major sponsors listed below that made this year's wine tasting very successful: 

Applied Mechanical 

Mt Rose Heating and AC

RF MacDonald

WN Mechanical

CHC Reno

MSA Engineering

Victaulic Co 

Norman S. Wright

Western Nevada Supply

Belimo

RHP Mechanical

Raglen System Balance

DMG Reno

After we finalize the numbers after the next BOG meeting, Northern Nevada ASHRAE Chapter  should be able to make a healthy donation to the Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation.  

Be sure to look out for more information for our upcoming Past President Night and also scholarship night in February, as well as information on our next fundraiser, which will be the Sporting Clay Shoot in April. 

Thank you to all who attended our November meeting for a talk from Tom Totten with Aerco. We had a large turnout, but we need to remember to RSVP before the meeting!  You have been giving your chapter a tremendous amount of support and it is really appreciated. 

This month’s presentation will be January 18th by Kevin Peters speaking on Centrifugal Pumps and System Head Curves.  See you all at Pinocchio’s for lunch.

Sincerely,

Sandor Duran P.E.

2017-18 Northern Nevada ASHRAE Chapter President

president@nonevashrae.org


 

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President Elect Report

President Elect / Programs Chair - Diane Mitchell  

Thursday, January 18, 2017
The meeting will be held at the Pinochio's
Networking at 11:30, Lunch at 12:00


Pinocchio’s – South Reno
5995 S. Virginia Street
775.826-5151


RSVP at:

 http://nonevashrae.org/meetinginfo.php?id=36&ts=1515030798

 

Speaker:

Kevin Peters – R.F. MacDonald Co.

Topic:

Centrifugal Pumps and System Head Curves

Bio - Kevin Peters has been in  various aspects of the pump industry for almost 4 decades from manufacturing of Centrifugal Pumps and Mechanical Shaft Seals (EGG Sealol, Worthington, Dresser Pump IDP and ABS) to pump distribution.  He currently works for R.F. MacDonald Company in a Senior Sales Engineering capacity to select pump solutions for a wide range of industries and applications.  His responsibilities also includes occasionally teaching basic and advanced pump classes to engineers and end users. 

A sincere and heart-felt thank you to everyone for coming out to our annual wine tasting last month and for your continued support this past year ~

As a friendly reminder, please RSVP for our meetings. We want to make sure the facility can accommodate all our members –

Diane Mitchell

Upcoming Meetings: 

ASHRAE Meeting Dates for 2017-18

 Date

Person

Company

Topic

 Location

Lunch/Dinner

9/12/2017

Ed Smith

UNR Cooperative Extension

Embers, Junipers, Dead Vegetation, and Dense Shrubs - Improving the odds of surviving wildfires.

 Pinocchio's

Lunch

10/19/2017

Alan Niles

Waterfurnace

Net Energy Water Loops, a Clear Pathto Net Zero Energy Buildings

 Twisted Fork

Lunch

11/16/2017

Tim Totten

Aerco

Boiler System Optimization

 Pinocchio's

Lunch

1/18/2018

 Kevin Peters

R.F. MacDonald Co.

Centrifugal Pumps & System Head Curves

 Pinocchio's

Lunch

2/15/2018

Aran Winn

LG

VRF

 Pinocchio's

Dinner

3/15/2018

Mike Kissel

Xylem

ASHRAE 90.1 and ANSI/AHRI Standard 400-Impact on Gaskedted Plate & Frame Heat Exchangers

Twisted Fork

Dinner

4/19/2018

 Steve Shaffer/Dave Binz

Cambridge Engineering

 IAQ with Direct Fired MUA

Tentative-Pinocchio's

Dinner

5/17/2018

 Ryan Power

 Energy Labs

Data Center Hybrid Cooling Systems

Twisted Fork

Dinner

 


 

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Treasurer's Report

TREASURER: ADRIENNE THOMLE

A huge thank you to all of the sponsors and contributors to the Wine event in December. And  a special thank you to all who attended the event. 

As of December 2017 the balance is (deleted by editor - we are solvent). 

Adrienne


 

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Research Promotion Chair Report

RESEARCH AND PROMOTION CHAIR: Sandor Duran P.E., CEM

ASHRAE Members-

As a chapter we are on our way to meeting our goal of $5,200 with a very successful wine tasting and the people that have already contributed this year.  I’d like to thank those that have contributed in the past, but we will need everyone’s help to reach our goal for this year. Please start thinking about what you can do as an individual to help our chapter do its part to support the research projects that help keep our industry moving forward by improving technology.


Please at a minimum take some time to request that your company support our chapter with a donation to the ASHRAE RP Campaign!
To make a contribution online please visit the following website:
 
https://xp20.ashrae.org/secure/researchpromotion/rp.html


Please bring donation to a meeting and give it to me there! You will receive receipt that can be used for tax-deduction purposes.
 
If you would like to see more information on how ASHRAE uses our donations you can visit https://www.ashrae.org/standards-research--technology/ashrae-rp and you will see that this world-wide effort also supports numerous projects within our region totaling over $1.4 million. This is a great cause that benefits us all and I hope that everyone will continue to help our chapter support it. If you know a specific research project you would like your money to go to, your donation can be bookmarked to that project.
 
With your help we can make the Research Promotions 2017/18 campaign more successful than the 2016/17 campaign.
 
Thank you,

Sandor Duran, P.E., CEM  

 


 

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Membership Promotions Chair Report

MEMBERSHIP PROMOTIONS CHAIR: CHUN LEE, P.E. 

As the beginning of the year starts, I would like to wish all of our members a healthy and prosperous new year.

Also as a reminder, I know a lot of you are starting to get your renewal notifications, please renew your memberships. Your membership means so much to not only me but the local HVAC community.

If you know of any new members that would like to sign up, please send them my way.

Per the direction of our president, please be sure to update your profile on the ASHRAE website and also update to a full membership if you are still an associate (if you are eligible).  If you have any questions, feel free to contact either Sandor or I.


 

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Historian's Report

Historian: Dean Borges

Hi Everyone,

Northern Nevada Chapter held its annual Wine Tasting meeting on December 8th at Whispering Vine for an evening event. President Sandor Duran welcomed and introduced everyone to the event where 40% of receipts were donated to local charities and UNR engineering and TMCC students. Those who remembered to bring a toy for the donations to our local Toys for Tots distribution were recognized as secret Santa Claus’.

Sincerely, Dean S. Borges, Historian, 2017-18         

 

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GGAC Chair Report

GGAC Chair - Dave Wyllie

This month I am providing a list code contacts at the ICC and several local jurisdictions, with phone numbers and email addresses.  If you have any information relating to codes or other government activity that you think would be of interest to our chapter members, please forward to me at dwyllie@celticenergy.com.

Affilliation Title Full Name Phone Email
International Code Council President-Northern Nevada Chapter Paul Gordon (775) 870-6109 gordonp@reno.com
International Code Council 1st VP-Northern Nevada Chapter Jon Pennington (775) 353-1675 jpennington@cityofsparks.us
Washoe County Director of Community Services Dave Solaro (775) 328-3624 dsolaro@washoecounty.us
City of Reno Code Enforcement Manager Alex Woodley (775) 334-2220 woodleya@reno.gov
City of Sparks Community Services Director John A Martini, P.E. (775) 353-4080 jmartini@cityofsparks.us
Carson City/County Chief Building Official Charlene Gaworski (775) 887-2310 bldgdiv@carson.org
Douglas County Building Official Dave Lundergreen (775) 782-6224 dlundergreen@co.douglas.nv.us
Lyon County Building Department-Dayton None Listed (775) 246-6135 Not Available
Storey County Director-Building Department Dean Haymore (775) 847-0966 building@storeycounty.org
State of Nevada - Public Works Division DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR-BUILDING OFFICIAL Angela Garcia (775) 684-4141 a.garcia@admin.nv.gov

 

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Sustainability Chair Report

Sustainability Chair - Mark Hauenstein, P.E. LEED BD+C BEAP

NN ASHRAE Members, 

On January 9, 2018, the City of Reno will host ReEnergize Reno training session on Energy Star. Participants will learn how to measure building performance using the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®.  Investments in cost-effective building efficiency strategies will stimulate innovation, bolster our economy, promote a healthy environment, and create highly skilled jobs within the community. Faculty: Ryan McEvoy, LEED AP principal for Gaia Development

Date:        Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Time:        11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., lunch provided.

Location:   Innevation Center, 450 Sinclair St.

Register:   http://bit.ly/2A9YWU6

Mark Hauenstein, P.E. LEED BD+C BEAP


 

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Calendar of Events

THE 15TH ANNUAL ASHRAE CLAYS SHOOT WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 14, 2018 AT CARSON VALLEY CLAYS – GARDNERVILLE.  KEEP AN EYE OPEN FOR THE FLYER.  IT WILL BE EPIC. 

 


 

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Training

 Upcoming Training Event

HVAC Design Training Las Vegas
 

When: February 5 – 7, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV 
Cost: $1,264 (ASHRAE Member: $1,009)
 
Company Discount: Enroll 3 or more participants from the same company at the same time and SAVE!
 
REGISTER NOW
 
ASHRAE's HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials provides intensive, practical training for HVAC designers and others involved in the delivery of HVAC services. In three days, gain practical skills and knowledge in designing and maintaining HVAC systems that can be put to immediate use.
  • Fundamentals
  • Heating/Cooling Load Calculation
  • System Selections
  • HVAC System and Components
  • Cooling System
  • Basic Design of Hydronic Systems
  • Basic Design of Air Systems
  • Control/BAS
BONUS!  Get a FREE copy of the Duct Size Calculator (I-P & SI).
 

 

When: February 8 – 9, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $854 (ASHRAE Member: $699)
 
Company Discount: Enroll 3 or more participants from the same company at the same time and SAVE!
 
REGISTER NOW
 
 
ASHRAE's HVAC Design: Level II – Applications provides instruction on HVAC system designs for experienced HVAC designers and those who complete the HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials training. In two days, gain an in-depth look into Standards 55, 62.1, 90.1, 189.1 and the Advanced Energy Design Guides. Training will focus on a range of topics including: HVAC equipment and systems, energy modeling, designing a chiller plant, and BAS controls.
 
  • Sustainability/Green/LEED/ HPB/NZEB
  • Standard 55
  • Standard 62.1
  • Building Systems: Education Facility
  • System Applications: Chiller/Boiler, Air Handlers, VAV Terminals
  • Life Cycle Cost
  • Building Systems: Multi-story Office Building
  • Water-to-Water GSHP Option 1 Chilled Beam with DOAS
  • Water-to-Water GSHP Option 2 UFAD

 


 
 
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Joel Primeau, Eng. ASHRAE Member, HBDP, LEED® AP
 
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Dennis Wessel
Dennis Wessel,
P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED®AP
 
view bio >> 
 

 

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