It was held Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the Holiday inn in Burlington the speaker was Luke Leung, P.E., ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. Speaker’s background: Luke Leung is a Director of the Sustainability Engineering Studio for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP. His work includes Burj Khalifa, the world’s current tallest man-made structure, winning multiple times the “Excellence in Engineering” award from ASHRAE, as well as two awards from the National Institute of Building Sciences, among others. Selected projects also include Pertamina Tower (Net Zero Supertall); General Motors Global Headquarters; Roche Diagnostic in Indianapolis; Beijing Finance Street; Embassy of Ottawa in Canada; Embassy in Beijing; and Lakeside – 55 million sqft low energy development, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum building with the first large scale horizontal wind turbine in the city of Chicago. He has served as a member of the editorial team for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) guide “Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Office Buildings,” and the “ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall, Megatall Building Systems,” among other publications.
His Topic was Net Zero Building vs. Net Zero District. He detailed that over the last decade, the architectural and engineering design community has made great strides in improving the energy efficiency of buildings. This has been inspired by standards and guidelines developed by ASHRAE, USGBC, various government agencies and a public awareness translating to market demand. Buildings currently represent 49% of the US energy consumption on an annual basis. The demand for energy efficiency goes beyond energy consumption and includes energy demand especially in economically expanding countries like China and India where there is a severe gap between electricity supply and projected demand over the next 10-20 years. The next phase in the energy efficient design will challenge the community to produce Net Zero Buildings (NZB). This challenge in the US by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) targets the year 2030 and in Europe, the target is year 2019. To achieve the target net zero for the next generation, the answer may partially rest in the larger infrastructure in the city from the central heating and cooling plant, co-generation, clean energy from the grid and looking at waste or renewable sources as a “resource” to generate power, similar to nature that has no waste and is integrated as a whole. Building energy efficiencies have been greatly enhanced over the last three decades by utilization of high efficiency glazing and envelopes, effective use of daylighting. Many interesting questions followed his talk. Some 26 members attended the Holiday Inn in Burlington.
February Chapter Meeting:Topic was the indoor Horticultural Environment – Understanding & Controls.
The speaker was Lance Laufer, Senior Technical Lead – Solution Air. The scheduled date was Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at theUniversity Club Main Dining Room at the University of Waterloo 200 University Ave.,W in Waterloo. However, the meeting was better attended than we thought based on mother nature’s ongoing desire to whoop us all and having to reschedule it to the following day. The speaker’s bio follows: Lance started his career in 1985 at Cantherm where he introduced geothermal systems to Western Canada. His next step was at ClimateMaster where he furthered his geothermal career by developing the vertical stack heat pump for the organization. Lance was also VP of Development for Dectron where he created unique heat reclaim technology for the factory. From there he started his own company by the name of Solution Air, which focused on low dew point refrigeration systems with precision temperature and humidity control. Price Industries recently purchased Solution Air and Lance currently works there as a senior technical lead for indoor horticultural environments. Throughout his career, Lance has been involved in a number of high profile installations for precision temperature and humidity control including work at Pearl Harbor and the vault where the declaration of independence is stored.
The talk was following by many questions for the audience.
March Chapter Meeting: March 6th, 2019:The Topic for the March meeting wasIndoor Air Quality in Airports.
It covered the increasing awareness about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and IAQ related issues (human comfort, human health, increased litigation) that have caused many building codes and standards to address the real needs of occupants. Prescriptive standards recommend minimum ventilation rates for acceptable IAQ as defined in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1- 2004 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality but with the caveat that outdoor air must be of acceptable quality. In this regard, airport applications present a unique and immediate concern to the health of many occupants. Primarily, airport structures must contend with many of the internally generated contaminants found in commercial buildings. Similarly, airports must also deal with many of the outdoor air contaminants associated with urban centers. Finally, typical airport activities also contribute a large number of pollutants that can degrade the quality of outdoor air even further. The ASHRAE Standard 62, in its current form, employs two procedures to provide acceptable IAQ in buildings. These are the Ventilation Rate and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Procedures. This standard further endeavors to achieve the necessary balance between IAQ and energy consumption by specifying minimum ventilation rates and IAQ that will be acceptable to human occupants. The presentation focused on the use of gas-phase air filtration to specifically address many of the problems encountered in modern airports. The speaker was an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, Mr.Brian Monk of United Technologies Corporation.Brian is responsible for UTC Climate-Control-Security Custom Air Handling Solutions, specializing in design of air treatment systems, including airborne contaminant control and dedicated outdoor air systems with energy recovery. The venue was at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Road Mount Hope. Attendance was 46, our highest for year. The setting was enjoyed by all present. This meeting was one of our best attended sessions in recent history. It was a great topic with a fantastic backdrop and thanks to our CTTC Chair Mitchell Rohrer
April 1st, 2019 Joint Meeting-Topic: “How to Design a Healthier, More Profitable Building,”
This was our annual joint meeting with the Toronto Chapter focusing on “How to Design a Healthier, More Profitable Building,” being delivered by Distinguished Lecturer James L. Newman. Speaker was James L. Newman, of Newman Consulting Group, LLC, and an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. Speaker Background: Jim Newman is an active member of many technical societies, a member of the Construction and Design Committee and of the Speakers Bureau of the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), and ESD’s spokesperson on energy and environmental issues. He is a Fellow of the ESD. He is a member of the Energy and Environment Committee of BOMA International, Chair of the Sustainability Committee of the Detroit BOMA chapter, a past Board member of the Detroit Regional Chapter (DRC) of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and of the Detroit ASHRAE chapter. Jim lectures at area colleges and universities, is a frequent speaker on radio and television programs, and provides webcasts and podcasts to varied audiences on Indoor Air Quality, Energy, Sustainable Buildings and Proper Operating and Maintenance Techniques. Jim has published numerous papers on Indoor Air Quality, Energy Conservation and USGBC and LEED, and is an internationally recognized speaker on these issues and on Green Design and Efficient Operating and Maintenance practices. His most recent book, co-authored with two attorneys, Current Critical Issues in Environmental Law – Green Buildings and Sustainable Development, was published by Lexis Nexis in June 2008. He writes a periodic column for the monthly Newsletter of the Detroit ASHRAE Chapter on LEED and Sustainable Design and is LEED Project Administrator for many LEED-certified buildings in the United States as well as elsewhere in the world, with certifications ranging from Certified to Platinum in many different categories.
His topic was “How to Design a Healthier, More Profitable Building” Attendees learned how to surpass the ASHRAE Standards to refine and better maintain your mechanical and electrical/lighting systems. This will help conserve energy, enhance the health, well-being, and productivity of the occupants of your clients’ buildings, and save (read that “make”) money for your client, the building owner
Venue was at the Oakville Convention Centre, 2515 Venue was at the Oakville Convention Centre, Some 30 chapter members attended, same as last year
May 14th, 2019 Meeting: Topic was Building Automation and Non-Traditional Architectures.
The speaker was Marc Bertolin of Johnson Controls. Meeting was held Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre. The speaker Marc Bertolin provided a great overview of building automation architecture, how technology is changing buildings, and how building automation is shifting to Integrated Systems/Smart Buildings. The presentation concluded with discussions on the challenges of planning and executing projects requiring integrated systems, potentially creating the need to change from a traditional delivery model to one that includes technology expertise/contracting. Attendance was 34
May 2019 Social Night –Joint Event with HRAI Chapter
On Sunday, May 26th, ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter combined with the local HRAI chapter for an evening at the horse races at Flamboro Downs. The buffet dinner was excellent, however in betting, too many of the favourite horses won making it difficult to win some large coin. All who attended had a great time, and we’re looking forward to doing it again next year! Report by David Rasmussen, C.E.T. Hamilton Chapter Social Chair
June 12, 2019, Golf Day
David Rasmussen hosted his 30th year as Tournament organizer with another spectacular sunny day. The temperature was a comfortable 21C. The event was held at Legends-On-The-Niagara, the Ussher’s Creek Course.
Golfers all finished close to 6:15pm. Supper was served at 6:30pm with an amazing buffet featuring steak. We had just under 100 golfers this year. Again, a Scramble format was used, and a 3 Drives per person requirement to keep the game challenging. Results were a four-way tie for 1st with 6 under Par. (The 4 Team Captains were Brian Deryck, Luc Carney, Sheldon Winter, Jonathan Sinden.) Ladies Longest Drive (Hole # 9) was won by Christine Kemp. Men’s Longest Drive (Hole # 2) was won by Luc Carney.
We had more events at holes than ever before. Robyn Ellis and George Menzies looked after the putting contest at the Practice Green. Big Ass Fans set up a table on #1 and gave away hats. Waterloo University set up a Plinto Game on #5 and each person won a prize, DMA Systems was on #14 giving out FREE water, chips and power bars while Kilmer Environmental who reps AAON set up a 20 ft trailer featuring many products, gave away FREE Beer or water.
Again, lots of money was raised for ASHRAE Research Canada. Summary submitted by David Rasmussen, Social Chairman 2019
Summary of Chapter’s Golf Questions: Over the past 30 years I have been asked some amazing questions in regards to me running the Annual Hamilton Chapter Golf Tournament. I actually am the only one to have attended all 30. Here are the questions I have been asked with the corresponding answer. Enjoy! Which Course has been the host the most? Whirlpool with 12 Tournaments held there How many other different Courses has played host? Legends-Battlefield (6), Legends-Ushers Creek (3), Peninsula Lakes (2), Glendale (2) the rest once Southbrook, Burlington Springs, Kings Forest, Tyandaga, Hidden Lakes. How many rain-outs? Proud to say one ONLY. 1993 at Whirlpool. Were pictures takes each year? I wish the cell phone had been invented….sadly only pictures from a camera but I never took any and deeply regret this. Who was Social Chairman before you? Bill Laughlin (Sandwell Engineering) had 2 years then handed it over to me. Prior to Bill was Ray Bates (Honeywell) for 2 years, Gord Hicks (Johnson Controls) one year, Ray Bates again for 1 and Larry Maxwell back in 1984. Sorry I don’t have any other prior records before 1984.Which course was your 1st Tournament held at? Southbrook located in Binbrook. Gorgeous sunny hot day and a sign of future events. Has it always been the 2nd Wednesday of June? Yes for past 30 years it has. However when I joined it was held on a Thursday. Have you always had a 1pm Shotgun Start? Not sure the year we started “Best Ball” and the 1 pm start, however our numbers were increasing yearly and having numerous Tee Times meant some golfers would finish up to 2-3 hours ahead of the last group. This meant longer time for 1st group to drink alcohol. The shot-gun start gets everyone done at the same time. Has it always been a Best Ball? No early years it was each golfer played and recorded their score. Any trophies? We had Men’s Longest Drive and Low Net Trophies, but no idea where they are today?You have a daughter and a son did they ever play in your 4some? Yes I have a daughter, Diana is 29 and James is 27. James actually played in 2015 at Hidden Lakes in my group. A very proud moment as a Father I have to say. Did your children ever help you organize the day? In the early year’s I put the 4-somes in a hat and Numbers 1-18 (holes) in another, and my kids drew where everyone started. Except myself who have always started at Hole #1 What about as they got older? Ok the secret is out. My daughter thought one year that if you were one of the 1st to pay, you should get the benefit of a closer hole. Late payers “send them to hole 6 or 14….far away” Have no fear I still use original method to this day. So you are the only one to golf every year? No, I have attended all 30. Last year I ran the Research Hole as my Retina detached the month prior and surgeon said “NO GOLF until July” When did gift cards become the Prize? I can’t recall the year. I stopped doing prizes when numbers got too big and my car would be jammed heading to the golf course. I felt like Santa Clause. Gift Cards are easy, never expire, and you can buy items or have a meal with one. Best Gift Card given was what? A classic, one golfer gave $25 for LaSenza! I nodded to him when it was chosen. The look on the person’s face was priceless! He was very embarrassed. Has golf ever coincided with NHL Play-Offs Game 7? Twice….once this year with Bos/ St.L the other was Bos/Van Some women have golfed but not many? Yes I started taking Christine Kemp from Walmar in Ottawa years ago when I worked for Delhi Industries. Ventex took over my tradition, and Christine has not missed many tournaments. Most ladies play normally only 1-2 years. Having only one lady I had to ask a skill testing question, I just could not just give Christine a $50 prize… so my question was “What colour is an orange?” Great round of laughter followed. Most memorable moment? Many will recall our classic Reverse Draw. We pulled a name from the hat until last 5 standing. Then the 5 voted if they wanted to split the money in a secret ballot vote. Very funny to see the greed in people. Barry Willhelm from Toronto Chapter sat next to me once and said “here’s my donation….my name will be 1st out of the hat meaning he will be first eliminated. With that I shook the hat numerous times and passed it around our entire table to shake once more. We all laughed but were dead silent when 1st name out was Barry’s! I know it’s a coincidence but geez how the heck did that occur with 120 people. Speed limit thru Chippawa is 50km/h any speeding tickets? Not I….however one year 7 golfers got nailed. Policeman made his quota that day. How many more years do you organize? I always hope the next incoming President keeps my streak going. I love doing it! I won’t quit, they will have to fire me
Membership summary for 2018-19
As of June 1/19 chapter had 274 assigned paid up members, 42 students, 152 paid up Chapter Members with an
average of 35 at the chapter technical meetings. Summary for a 2-year comparison
Chapter Summer Summit was held Thursday June 20, 2019 at 12:00PM at the home of President Iain Hill to review the 2018-2019 year in review and discuss 2019-2020 Planning: ATTENDEES: Iain Hill, Chris Hofland, Mitchell Rohrer, Stan Holko, Robyn Ellis, Mark Long, Marco Ciallella, John Molnar, Reaz Usmanali, Frank Mesicek, George Menzies, Mustafa Morsy, David Rasmussen.
Next event is the CRC in Halifax NS. Many chapter members attended.