Tuesday, January 12, 2010

LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance 2009 (LEED Canada EB:O&M)

LEED® is North America’s most widely recognized green building rating system in the design and construction industry. While LEED® for New Construction and MajorRenovations has been in the Canadian marketplace since 2004, existing buildings have had limited opportunity to quantify building improvements relating to sustainability. LEED Canada EB:O&M encourages owners and operators of existing buildings to implement sustainable operations and maintenance practices and to reduce the environmental impact of their buildings over their functional life cycles. This presentation will provide an overview of the LEED EBOM rating system and its impact on the HVAC & R industry.

Feature Speaker Jeremy Carkner, P.Eng., LEED® AP Principal, Project Manager, Buildings and Facilities DivisionMorrison Hershfield Limited

Jeremy Carkner is a Green Buildings Specialist in the Burlington office of Morrison Hershfield Limited, with over 10 years of professional experience in sustainable building design and the building envelope.

Please RSVP to Terry Fowler, P.Eng., LEED® AP as we must advise the golf club as to the number of “meals” required.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Will Systems Commissioning Improve the Contractor’s Ability to Perform Well?

The presentation discussed the aspects of systems commissioning that are intended to improve and enhance contractor performance for the benefit of the contractor and the construction manager. These benefits accrue to not only the construction manager but all participants in the construction process.

Feature Speaker David Underwood, P.Eng. Founder & former President (Retired in 2008) Isotherm Engineering Ltd. ASHRAE Life Member and soon to be Society President 2015-2016

David Underwood, P. Eng. is the Founder and former President of Isotherm Engineering Ltd. David has extensive sales, design, contracting and commissioning experience in the HVAC&R field through Isotherm Engineering and earlier employers such as Stannair Conditioning and Trane Company. He has been very actively involved with ASHRAE both at the Society level (Technical Committees, Handbook Committees, etc.) and with the Toronto Chapter. Talk covered the need to do commissioning with examples of items uncovered.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Topic “3–Degrees”

A one hour presentation on our changing climate. Testimonial comments include “Your seminar was excellent. An eye opening look at what is really happening to the planet.”

Feature Speaker Lee Norton, P.Eng. Local Presenter for The Climate Project Canada

Lee Norton, P.Eng., is certified as the local presenter for The Climate Project Canada. Lee is a professional engineer specializing in mechanical services for commercial buildings and a writer and editorial advisor for Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine. He makes presentations across Ontario, discussing how individuals in their homes, businesses and communities can take the actions necessary to reduce their environmental impact and urge others to action.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Topic Variable Refrigerant Flow Technology and Its Application in Buildings

Feature Speaker Dermot McMorrow P.Eng. Development Engineer – VRF & ERV Technologies Mitsubishi Electric Canada

Dermot McMorrow, M.Sc., P.Eng., is a Development Engineer – VRF & ERV Technologies at Mitsubishi Electric Canada. He is a member of ASHRAE as well as CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers).

Dermot has 15 years of professional experience in building services engineering.Other areas of interest/research include performance simulation and validation of variable speed cooling systems and displacement ventilation and its application in green buildings in northern climates.

IMPORTANT Please RSVP to Terry Fowler, P.Eng., LEED® AP

Tuesday, May 11, 2010:Tour Enermodal Engineering’s New Platimum LEED Certified Offices

It stands to reason that, when building a new headquarters in Kitchener, Enermodal Engineering would pull out all the stops in an effort to make their building as green as feasible. One would not expect less from the company that has carved out a niche for itself as Canada’s premier Green consulting engineering firm. After all, Enermodal

has been involved in 85% of the LEED Canada certifications buildings registered under LEED in Ontario or 45% of all LEED Canada certifications. Come and tour the Platinum LEED Certified result.


Hosts/Tour Leaders: John Kokko, P. Eng., LEED AP, Vice President Richard Lay, P. Eng., Senior Mechanical Engineer

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 June Golf Tournament: At Peninsula Lakes Golf Club Fenwick, ON Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m. Sharp Followed by socializing, supper and prizes. Dave Rasmussen organized the event

Summer Summit and CRC filled in the summer activies.

Sept 2010 was the beginning of 52nd Year operating as the Hamilton Chapter. The first meeting of the year was held in September atMcMaster University in the Great Hall of the University Club at 5:30 pm for Dinner and 7:00 pm for the Feature Speaker. Cost was:Chapter Members – $30.00 • Guests – $40.00 • Students – $15.00 • Meal Plan Not Applicable. Date was Tuesday, September 21, 2010 with the topic Feasibility Studies for Buildings. The Featured Speaker was Ben Oliver a 4th Year Mechanical Engineering & Management Student at McMaster University. Ben then gave a presentation on the application process for the ASHRAE scholarship and will provide an overview of the projects he worked on during the past 3 summers. 21 students attended the meeting. This presentation was planned in tandem with the official launch of the McMaster Student ASHRAE Chapter the first ever McMaster Student ASHRAE Chapter — the future of ASHRAE

The second meeting of the new season was held back at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club [RHYC]. The date was shifted to Wednesday, October 20, 2010. The topic was Refrigeration Evaporator & System Design. The Featured Speaker was Dan Yaksich, Sales Engineer RefPlus Inc.

Our November 9th 2010 meeting was held at the Grand Valley Golf Club in Cambridge. The speaker was Mr Hugh Crowther of McQuay International who spoke speak on “Future HVAC Technlogies” that evening. Hugh Crowther is Senior Vice President – Training and Advance Applications for McQuay International, Hugh gave a very informative and detailed presentation on where he sees the HVAC industry trending in the next 5-7 years. President Mike Krewski said that he will be inviting Hugh back in a couple of years to see how his predictions have turned.

December 2010

Past Presidents & Ladies Night was held Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at the Hamilton airport. This Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a living museum featuring the aircraft used by Canadians or Canada’s Military from the beginning of WWII up to the present. The Museum Tour started at 4 pm with dinner at 5:30 pm. The theme of the meeting is” Ladies” and “Past Presidents” night. Many Chapter Past Presidents showed up and a picture of presidents representing 7 decades was taken, David Rasmussen was the organizer and host for the evening.

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