November 2018 Print

President's Message

PRESIDENT: Diane Mitchell 

We are full swing into our Chapter year and heading into the holiday season! That being said, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all the Board and Chapter members.  Without the support and effort of all of you, we would not have the success we are achieving!

This months’ meeting should be a barnburner with Rick Kabele joining us to speak about recent code changes that affect us in our daily work. We will once again be at Twisted Fork for dinner on November 15th.

Additionally, Dave Wyllie will be providing us with an update on Government Advocacy efforts and it is Research promotions night! Please remember that your donations to RP directly impact important and worthwhile efforts in our industry.  For more information, please contact Dave Wyllie regarding GAC activities and Sandor Duran for RP.  You can donate to RP here: https://xp20.ashrae.org/secure/researchpromotion/rp.html

* * * Save the Date * * *

The Annual Wine Tasting Event is a GO and will be held Friday, November 30th at Esoteric Wine Bar!

Located in the West Street Market. A past member of ASHRAE, Michelle Miller by way of Larry Felker has opened this spot up to us for our festivities! Flyer is included in this newsletter and attached(get your ugly Christmas sweater out!) Here is a link to the venue:

 http://weststreetmarketreno.com/business/esoteric/

          

* UPCOMING EVENTS * UPCOMING EVENTS *

  • Past Presidents Night (2/21) - Renaissance Reno (Possible visit by DRC)
  • Membership Promotions – March Meeting (3/21)
  • Sporting Clays Shoot – April 2019

 

These events are in the works:

  • Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA)
  • Women in ASHRAE (WIA)
  • Day on the Hill (GAC) In conjunction with Las Vegas Chapter
  • Student Activities (SA)
  • Night at the Ballgame – Aces Game

 

Please feel free to contact me via email or phone if you have any questions, comments, concerns or ideas. I welcome your feedback and as always, thank you for all you do for ASHRAE and your continued support!

Sincerely,

Diane Mitchell
2018-19 Northern Nevada ASHRAE Chapter President
P: 775-284-1240
                                                     

 

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President Elect Report

President Elect / Programs Chair - Adrienne Thomle

Thursday, November 15, 2018
The meeting will be held at the Twisted Fork
Cocktails at 5:30, Dinner at 6:00
Twisted Fork
1191 Steamboat Pkwy. Reno, Nevada 89521


Register at:

New Registration/Payment Policy Now in Affect:  Advanced registration/student = same as always or $30/$15.  Week of event $35/$20. Day of or at the door $40/$25.

Speaker:

  Rick Kabele – Principal Consultant at Building Safety Associates, City of Fernley

Topic: 

"Evolution of the Uniform Mechanical Code, 2012 to 2018.”

Topic Description

Through the presentation Rick will briefly cover the more significant changes that have occurred over two code cycles; from the 2012 edition to the 2015, and from 2015 (which was not adopted by any Northern Nevada jurisdiction) to the 2018 edition.  The 2018 edition of the code has been vetted by the majority of Northern Nevada jurisdictions and is or has been adopted for enforcement effective January 1, 2019.

Bio

Rick Kabele provides a wide range of code compliance services, with expertise in fire and life safety consulting. Ready to provide expert guidance from concept and design phases through a project life cycle.

Including:

  • Strategic Consulting, including strategic building inspection and testing services for fire and life safety compliance and remediation.
  • Code Consulting services for development cycle design and project submittal process.
  • Expert Witness Consultation and Testimony
  • Inspection and Testing for International Fire Code and NFPA 80 compliance for Fire Doors and Fire & Smoke Dampers.
  • Building remediation construction and repairs for code compliance in existing facilities.
  • Healthcare Facility Life Safety Surveys & Inspections
  • Principal member of the ICC Code Technology Committee. 2011-2012
  • Developed and managed Code Enforcement and Resort Inspection Programs. Developed and instituted effective new inspection programs leading to National Association of Counties "Achievement Award" for 2010.
  • Principal committee member for NFPA 3 and NFPA 720.

 

Bachelor of Science, Fire Administration
2000 – 2006
Cogswell Polytechnical College

 

Associate in Science, Fire Science
1975 – 1977
American River College

 

Meeting Schedule: 

ASHRAE Meeting Dates for 2018-19

 Date

Person

Company

Topic

Monthly Theme

 Location

Lunch/Dinner

9/20/2018

Dr. Nadia Sabeh

Dr. Greenhouse

HVAC Design Considerations for Indoor Plant Cultivation Facilities

Welcome Back

Atlantis Resort Casino

Dinner

10/18/2018

Craig Swift

Yashawa America

The Future of VFD Application

Membership Promotion

Sustainability

Atlantis Resort Casino

Lunch

11/15/2018

Rick Kabele

West Coast Code Consultants

Recent Code Changes

Research Promotion

Government Activities

Twisted Fork

Dinner

1/17/2019

Jim Riendeau

Engineered Sales Corp.

IAQ

Student Activities

Twisted Fork

Dinner

2/21/2019

Garett Hartwell

Vibro-Accoustics

Noise Issues in HVAC Systems

Past President's Night/History

Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel

Dinner

3/21/2019

Karen McGinley

NV Energy

Commercial Energy Efficiency Incentives

Membership Promotion

Atlantis Resort Casino

Lunch

4/18/2019

Adrienne Thomle

Ormat Geo-thermal

Tour or Speaker (depending on weather)

 

TBD

Dinner

5/16/2019

Bob Sorensen

RF MacDonald

How Not to Design a Steam System

 

Atlantis Resort Casino

Lunch

 


 

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Membership Promotions Chair Report

MEMBERSHIP PROMOTIONS CHAIR: Diane Mitchell

Happy November!

What a GREAT meeting we had in October! We had a wonderful turn-out and I am happy to report that we had some new faces in the audience :)

Please take a moment to welcome the following NEW Chapter Members:

Jeff Stockton – Renown

Matt Anderson – MCA Mechanical

Kevin Meyer – Air Systems Service & Construction

Please welcome these members who have transferred/renewed/updated:

Mark Schlosser – Sugarpine Engineering

Dave Zaski – Cal-Hydro

Here are some quick links to information and membership materials:

https://www.ashrae.org/membership/join

https://www.ashrae.org/membership/member-benefits

https://join.ashrae.org/

https://www.ashrae.org/membership/join/membership-applications

Some of the benefits of being a member include; ASHRAE Handbooks, ASHRAE Journal and publications, access to the ASHRAE Technology portal, networking with peers, and participating in committees.

Did you know that there are different levels of membership? Well, there are – take a look and see what they mean!  You may be eligible to be a Capital “M” member with all the benefits that come with that designation!  Ask me for more information if you are interested in upgrading YOUR membership today!

 

Member & Associate Grades

 

Affiliate Grades

 

Student Grades

 

Benefit

 

Regular

Developing Economy

 

Regular

Developing Economy

 

Regular

Developing Economy

 

Membership Dues

 

$209

 

$105

$53 (year 1)

$79 (year 2)

$105 (year 3)

$27 (year 1)

$40 (year 2)

$53 (year 3)

 

$21

 

$11

Reduced Registration fee for Conferences

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

ASHRAE Handbook

 

Free Print/PDF

 

PDF

 

No

 

No

$49 Print

$29 PDF

$49 Print

$29 PDF

 

ASHRAE Handbook Online

1st year free.

$33 upon membership renewal

 

$209

 

$209

 

$209

 

$49

 

$49

Discounts on Publications

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

Discounts on Education/Certification

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

Networking at Chapter, Regional, Society level

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Hold Office and Vote

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

No

 

No

 

No

 

No

Participate on Committees

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Monthly ASHRAE Journal

 

Yes

 

Digital Only

 

Yes

 

Digital Only

 

Yes

 

Digital Only

Quarterly High Performing Buildings Magazine

 

Yes

 

Digital Only

 

Yes

 

Digital Only

 

Digital Only

 

Digital Only

 

HVAC&R Newsletter

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

Access to ASHRAE Technology Portal

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

Digital Subscription to Science and Technology for the Built Environment

 

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

Group Health Insurance Benefits: Various Products and services at a discounted rate (residing in the US only)

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

No

 

ATTAINING FULL MEMBERSHIP
Twelve years may not be as long as you think!

How many years have you been working in this industry?______________ (A)

How many years did you attend a  technical school, college, or university? ___________________________________________________ (B)

Is (B) at least 2 years? Then enter that number here:_____________________ (C)

Did you graduate from an accredited college or university?

If yes, multiply (C) by 0.5 and enter here:______________________________ (D)

Have you attained professional registration?
If yes, enter 3 here:______________________________________________ (E)

Now….add (A) + (C) + (D) + (E) = (F)_________________________________

Is (F) at least 12?_________________________________________________

Then you qualify for full membership (A Capital “M” Member!)

Are You An Associate Who Wants to Advance to Member?

To advance from Associate to Member, you must update your ASHRAE bio online, and notify membership@ashrae.org that you have an updated bio and wish to be considered for grade advancement.

Steps for updating your biography:

1.____ Log into www.ashrae.org by selecting 'Join or Login' in the upper right corner. Enter your email address and password then select 'Sign In.'

  1. Select “My Account” in the upper right corner of the homepage.
  2. Select the ‘Biographical Information’ tab along the top tab options. Add all of your educational history, relevant professional licenses and work history.

ASHRAE Society will notify you when your status has been updated! Easy :)

Thank you for supporting YOUR Northern Nevada ASHRAE Chapter!

Sincerely,

Diane Mitchell
2018-19 Northern Nevada ASHRAE Chapter
Membership Promotions Chair

 

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Treasurer's Report

TREASURER: ALEC LYONS

As of October 29, 2018 the chapter account balance is (deleted by editor - we are solvent). 

Alec


 

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Research Promotion Chair Report

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

ASHRAE Members-

As we continue our 2018/2019 research promotion campaign the board has decided to make November our Research promotions night and we would like to thank the following people for who personally made a contribution to the 2018/2019 RP Campaign at this month's meeting:

WN Mechanical Sales

Mr Dean S Borges

Western Nevada Supply Company

Raglen Systems Balance Incorporated

Norman S. Wright Mechanical Equip.- Reno

R F MacDonald Co - Reno

Mr Douglas P Deangeli

Ms Adrienne G Thomle

Mr Sean G Frey,

Mr Chun W Lee,

Mr Matthew I Brennan

Mr Sandor J Duran

Ms J Diane Mitchell

Mr Chun Lee

CR Engineering

Mr. Alec Lyons

As a chapter we are on our way to meeting our goal of $5,600 with a very successful golf tournament and the people that have already contributed this year. There is still a lot of work to be done though and a great way to help is our upcoming wine tasting event. 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 2018/19 campaign more successful than the 2017/18 campaign.

Thank you,

Sandor Duran, P.E., CEM 

 


 

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Historian's Report

Historian: Dean Borges

Hi Everyone,

Northern Nevada Chapter held its second Chapter meeting for 2018-19 on October 18th at Atlantis Casino restaurant for a luncheon event. President Diane Mitchell welcomed and introduced everyone.

A presentation on The Future of VFD Application” by Craig Swift of Yaskawa America, Inc. Discussed a “Matrix” or Alternating Current to Alternating Current VFD and the amazing reduction in noise and higher efficiency control of speed in motors. Excellent leading-edge product which should do well in the HVAC&R industries. Mr. Swift reported that the amazing value of this product was first focused on in the oil industries on those oil-jack type pumps seen in the field. After starting the device will generate power on the counter-weight stroke and eliminates noise of the VFDs in the oil pump grids.

Everyone enjoyed the discussion and Q&A period.  

Enjoy the photos of the Northern Nevada MP featured meeting on following pages.

Best regards,

  Dean S. Borges, Historian, 2018-19                      


 

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Government Activities Chair Report

GAC Chair - Dave Wyllie

The Chapter is planning to participate in a Government Outreach event (formerly known as Day on the Hill) during the upcoming 2019 Nevada Legislative Session.  During this event will be meeting with Legislators to discuss issues that are of importance to ASHRAE members.  We need volunteers to make this a successful endeavor, and ask that you consider participating.  Earlier this year the chapters in California participated in this activity in Sacramento, see a youtube video about the event at the link below.  Those who participated found it to be a very rewarding event, as we have an opportunity to see our goverment in action.  Please let me know if you are interested, at dwyllie@celticenergy.com.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJYivqy49vo

 


 

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Sustainability Chair Report

Sustainability Chair - Haley Anderton-Folmer

Although ReENERGIZE RENO continues to offer monthly trainings (details below), things are slowing down as we near the holidays. I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some information with you about the University of Nevada, Reno’s Online Renewable Energy Program, as well as some research you might find interesting.

1.      Renewable Energy Program at the University of Nevada, Reno

About the Program

Designed for professionals in the energy industry, including administrators, engineers, business entrepreneurs, and others impacted by new policies and practices relating to renewable energy, the online Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy (GREC) covers energy technologies, energy markets and business, and energy policy.

Certificate Requirements

The four course (12-credit) certificate program allows you flexibility in your specific coursework while providing a breadth of understanding in different aspects of renewable energy. Selecting four courses from the ten-course certificate curriculum gives you the opportunity to take courses suited to your interest areas.

The courses are designed and taught by top faculty from the University of Nevada, Reno and other research institutions. Courses are designed to facilitate participation in online discussions, case-study analysis, and problem-based learning. The online format accommodates the schedule of working professionals and also allows you to benefit from diverse geographic perspectives of your classmates.

This program is approved for VA Education Benefits. Benefits need to be set up through the UNR Veteran Services Office. Contact Terina Caserto, terinac@unr.edu, 775-682-805.

Courses may qualify as professional development hours for Professional Engineers (PE) licensed by the State of Nevada and as professional development education for teachers.

The online renewable energy courses offered in this upcoming Spring 2019 semester are:

  • ENGR 400/600 Alternative Energy Fundamentals
  • ENGR 440/640 Principles of Sustainability for Business Application 
  • ENGR 470/670 Geologic Fundamentals of Geothermal Energy 

 

Admissions requirements

The program is open for application to all students who hold an undergraduate degree in engineering, business management, liberal arts or a related field. If you are not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, you must complete a graduate certificate application in addition to your application to the Graduate Renewable Energy Certificate Program.

The program is funded in part by Nevada Renewable Energy Consortium / DOE (DE-EE0000272), NV Energy, and Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Contact

For more information please contact Jill Wallace, Ph.D., program coordinator, at jwallace@unr.edu or call (775) 682-7774. Appointments (in person or online) with Dr. Wallace can be scheduled by phone or email.

2.      LOCAL RESEARCHER developing “smart” dynamic WINDOWS

The University of Nevada, Reno recently highlighted some interesting work that may be especially interesting to those working with energy audits, commissioning, and green-building certifications. Assistant Professor Christopher Barile develops smart windows that can be made dark with the application of a minimal electric current.  If this interests you, the full article can be found on the University’s website:

University’s Christopher Barile discusses how smart windows can be the future of windows

 

3.      ReENERGIZE RENO’s NEXT TRAINING EVENT:

High Performance Green Building - Preventative Maintenance Workshop

Increasing Building Performance: Key Concepts

 

Most buildings standing today will continue to be used for decades to come. Efficient operations that use buildings efficiently present an opportunity to reduce green house gas emissions, be competitive in the leasing market, and demonstrate to your customers a commitment to sustainability. Sustainability is an important aspect of the Operations + Maintenance process. By taking a systematic approach to operating your buildings and effectively evaluating its performance, you should be able to: 

  • Reduce capital repairs
  • Reduce unscheduled shutdowns and repairs
  • Extend equipment life, thereby extending facility life.
  • Realize life-cycle cost savings, and
  • Provide safe, functional systems and facilities that meet the design intent.

 


 

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