What's Hot in Sustainability?

November 15, 2018
9:30 AM MST to 11:30 AM MST
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Idaho Pizza Company
5150 W. Overland Road
Boise, ID 83705

Thursday, November 15

Terry E. Townsend, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, is president, Townsend Engineering Inc., Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Panama City, Florida. In 2006-07, he served as president of ASHRAE, where he focused the Society’s efforts on The ASHRAE Promise: A Sustainable Future, highlighting ASHRAE’s work in sustainability in the building environment. His achievements as president include launching ASHRAE’s first ever certification program, accelerating and expanding the Advanced Energy Design Guide series, setting more stringent savings for ASHRAE’s energy standard, and proving resources on how ASHRAE can minimize the impact of its meetings on the environment.

9:30am – 11:30am, Technical Workshop @ Idaho Pizza Company, 5150 W Overland Rd, Boise

What’s Hot in Sustainability? (9:30am - 10:30am)

This presentation integrates the requirements of “The 2030 Challenge” with the methodologies of achieving a Sustainable Future that ASHRAE has developed along with the procedures of the various phases of an effective High Performance Integrated Design program that utilizes a technical commissioning approach to ensure the level of performance that the owner expects. To illustrate the presented design, construction and performance verification phases for high performance buildings’ projects, examples of applications that have proven performance levels (3+ years of recorded performance data) will be presented during the program. The materials that will be discussed will be based in part upon ASHRAE’S Advanced Energy Design Guides for 30% and 50% steps toward Net-Zero Energy Buildings. The culmination of the program will be the presentation of various pathways in a prescriptive format of achieving Net-Zero Energy Buildings.

Getting From AEDGs to Net-Zero Energy Buildings (10:30am - 11:30am)

ASHRAE’s Vision 2020 Producing Net Zero Energy Buildings establishes a time-line to develop the necessary guidance to achieve Net-Zero Energy Buildings by 2020. The basis for this guidance will be the Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs) series as well as publications pertaining to advanced Indoor Environmental Quality and Comfort. Today there are numerous examples of Net-Zero Energy Buildings as demonstrated during ASHRAE’s Net-Zero and Beyond Conference in 2009. This presentation will cover the guidance contained in the existing AEDG documents for different building types and climatic zones, IEQ design guidance for high performing buildings, along with examples of buildings that have successfully demonstrated 30%, 50% and greater savings over the requirements of 90.1 including various Net-Zero Energy facilities. Various levels of “Prescriptive Guidelines” will be provided for all building systems and components along with “Lessons Learned” by the participants who have achieved Net-Zero Energy Buildings.