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October 2019

Chapter Meeting: ASHRAE 55 – Thermal Comfort Standards and Updates

October 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thermal Equipment Sales, 680 Bizzell Drive
Lexington, KY 40510 United States
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Free – $20

Christian Taber, Principal Engineer - Codes and Standards, LEED AP BD+C, HBDP, BEMP, CEM Christian Taber is a senior engineer at Big Ass Fans, working on building codes/standards and fan test standards that impact the fan industry. Taber is an ASHRAE certified High-Performance Building Design Professional, a Certified Energy Manager, and a committee member of ASHRAE Standards 90.1. He is also a member of the review committees for AMCA 230, 214, 211, 208, and 11.  He holds an M.S. in mechanical engineering and…

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November 2019

Chapter Meeting: Take it from a Millennial : Generational Differences

November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thermal Equipment Sales, 680 Bizzell Drive
Lexington, KY 40510 United States
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Free – $20

Generational differences in the workplace go far beyond the occasional pop culture references. Employees from different generations have different expectations of the workplace. This presentation will cover how generation differences impact the manager/employee relationship as well as team dynamics. The presentation will also cover what employers can do to recruit, retain, and mentor millennials to become their next leaders. Other tough questions will be discussed, such as how to balance tried and true strategies while not stifling new ideas. Pam…

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ASHRAE Grand Prix Go-Kart Racing

November 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
MB2 Raceway, 2040 Creative Dr
Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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$75 – $300

Racing includes: 14 Lap Qualifier 14 Lap Main Event (grid start)   Proceeds go to ASHRAE Research Promotion   Packages: 4 Person Team Sponsor: $300 *Includes 4 racer fess, sponsor recognition on Bluegrass ASHRAE website and on-site recognition on MB2 Raceway.   Individual Racer Sign-up: $75

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December 2019

Chapter Meeting: Fire Protection Basics : NFPA 13 Review

December 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thermal Equipment Sales, 680 Bizzell Drive
Lexington, KY 40510 United States
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Free – $20

NFPA 13: Updates and Standards to Fire Protection Engineering Kentucky was one of the pioneers of Fire Protection Engineering in the United States.  This presentation will discuss the history of fire protection and how these codes/standards have evolved into what it is in modern-day.  NFPA Standards - 13/14, standpipe design, wet-pipe sprinkler systems, dry pipe sprinkler systems, fire pump design, and occupancy use groups will be some of the items also discussed.  These systems serve a critical part in an…

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Technical Tour and Christmas Party

December 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fredrick Douglass High School, 2000 Winchester Rd
Lexington, KY 40509 United States
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Free

The new Fredrick Douglass High School is a two-story 287,125 SF educational facility serving 1800 students and 150 staff that is the sixth high school in Fayette County Public School District. The facility fulfilled a need for the additional capacity required in the rapidly growing school district with the intent of being the district’s first net-zero ready high school. It also is home to the Carter G. Woodson Academy; a 6th-12th-grade academy focused on at-promise minority males in the district.…

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January 2020

Chapter Meeting: Building Controls : The Future of Smart Technology

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thermal Equipment Sales, 680 Bizzell Drive
Lexington, KY 40510 United States
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Free – $20

Program Description: Building Controls: The Future of Smart Technology:  In today's commercial buildings, controls are required to operate not just equipment but our buildings as a whole.  Building automation systems make the operator's life easier through graphical interfaces and allow consolidated control of scheduling and set points.  That's nice, but we can do so much more with what we have! What is "Smart" technology with respect to building automation systems?  We will discuss how leveraging the existing controls hardware infrastructure…

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YEA Bowling Event at Malibu Jack’s

January 30 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Malibu Jack’s, 2520 Nicholasville Rd
Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Free

Join us for an afternoon of bowling and networking hosted by the Bluegrass ASHRAE Chapter! Food and drinks provided.

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February 2020

Chapter Meeting: Domestic Hot Water Design and State Boiler Code Updates

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thermal Equipment Sales, 680 Bizzell Drive
Lexington, KY 40510 United States
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Free – $20

Presentation Description: Mark Jordan will be present to update our industry with current boiler codes and the changes occurring for this year and years to come.  Mr. Jordan will discuss how the industry is trending and evolving with new technology.  Come join us for a Q and A session with the chief boiler inspector of the state of Kentucky.  We will also be addressing domestic hot water boiler design and storage tanks if time will allow. Speaker Bio: Mr. Jordan…

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ASHRAE Grand Prix Go-Kart Racing

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$75 – $300

Racing includes: 14 Lap Qualifier 14 Lap Main Event (grid start)   Proceeds go to ASHRAE Research Promotion   Packages: 4 Person Team Sponsor: $300 *Includes 4 racer fess, sponsor recognition on Bluegrass ASHRAE website and on-site recognition on MB2 Raceway.   Individual Racer Sign-up: $75   Contact Andrew Jenkins to reserve your spot now! (859-227-9102 or andrew.jenkins@trane.com)

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March 2020

Chapter Meeting: Building Performance Simulation Part 1 : (Energy Modeling)

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thermal Equipment Sales, 680 Bizzell Drive
Lexington, KY 40510 United States
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Free – $20

Baalaganapathy Manohar will be presenting on Building Energy Modeling and the broader topic of Building Performance Simulation. Some Topics of Discussion would be :- What is Building performance Simulation and more specifically what is Energy Modeling Drivers and Trends in Energy Modeling Simulations Approaches and Techniques + Comparison of different programs Theory behind Energy/Load Modeling Standards and Codes for Energy Modeling Energy Plus Pitfalls in Energy Modeling Energy Modeling and LEED, etc Speaker Bio: Mr.Baalaganapathy Manohar is currently a mechanical…

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