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EGB Conference & Expo Sessions & Speakers Announced

EGB 2009, now a component of HVACR Week, gets under way Thursday, Sept. 24, at 9:15 a.m. with the keynote event: Robin Crow’s “The Power of Service”, presented by Trane. Trane

Following the keynote presentation, EGB offers the first of seven technical sessions designed to help attendees design greener, more energy-efficient mechanical systems that will save energy and money and reduce the carbon footprint of the buildings they design.

Learn about green engineering practices and impact from the industry’s leading engineering and buildings professionals – individuals with extensive green building knowledge and experience and immense passion that drives them to share their knowledge with others.

Sessions and speakers scheduled for this year’s EGB are:

"31 Tannery: The Nation’s First Net-Zero-Electric Commercial Building" by Edward H. Brzezowski, PE, LEED AP, Noveda Technologies

"High-Performance HVAC Retrofits: Achieving 40-TO-70 Percent Energy Savings" by Ben Erpelding, PE, CEM, Optimum Energy LLC

"Evaporative Cooling: The Greenest of HVAC Processes" by Mark S. Lentz, PE, Lentz Engineering Associates Inc.

"Busting The Myth That Green Costs More" by James D. Qualk and Paul McCown, PE, LEED AP, CEM, CxA, SSRCx, LLC

"The Role Of Controls In Commissioning Green Buildings" by Ron Wilkinson, PE, LEED AP, AKF, Group LLC

"The Greenhouse-Gas Impact of Various Chiller Technologies" by Gerald Williams, PE, LEED AP, McClare Engineering

"Commissioning:A Basic Ingredient For a High-Performance School" by Jim Seckel, PE, CxA, CBCP, LEED, AP, and Colleen Smith, PE, LEED AP, CxAP

Online Registration Now Open

Plan now to attend the sixth annual EGB Conference & Expo, now part of HVACR Week 2009. Your EGB Conference Pass entitles you to participate in all EGB activities as well HVACR Week events, including the HVACR Week Welcome Reception, Comfortech and the all-new Commercial HVACR Symposium.

For complete details and to register today, visit www.egbconference.com


FASTRACK News

Recovery Act to Accelerate Deployment of Geothermal Heat Pumps
During a visit to Fort Wayne, Ind., where he toured a geothermal-heat-pump (GHP) manufacturing facility, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that nearly $50 million from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) will help advance commercial deployment of the renewable heating and cooling systems, which use energy from below the Earth's surface to move heat into or away from a home or building. The expanded manufacturing and installation of GHP could aid in the creation of new jobs while reducing the use of fossil fuels. [MORE]


ASHRAE Operations and Performance Management Certification Available Worldwide
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineer’s (ASHRAE’s) Operations and Performance Management Professional (OPMP) certification program has joined the Society’s two other existing certification offerings available at testing centers around the world. [MORE]


Emerson Acquires Vilter Manufacturing
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, has acquired Vilter Manufacturing LLC, a privately held compressor manufacturer based in Cudahy, Wis. Vilter compressors are used in a wide range of industrial refrigeration systems. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. [MORE]


Green Virtual Conference & Expo
Presented by American School & University magazine and sponsored by Johnson Controls, Green School & University is a free virtual conference and exposition that will be held online Wednesday, June 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. [MORE]



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FASTRACK Features

Regenerative Dual Duct: An Overview
By MARK S. LENTZ, PE
The energy crisis of the 1970s led industry experts and legislators to conclude that buildings needed more insulation, infiltration required additional control, and ventilation rates had to be reduced. This had the unintended consequence of depressing indoor-air quality (IAQ). By 1989, this was recognized as a major problem, and ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, was updated and reissued. The most significant change to the standard involved the priority assigned to ventilation. Before Standard 62-1989's publication, ventilation could be based on occupancy at the system level, and a system could be designed to provide the larger of the minimum outdoor-air or makeup-air requirements to offset exhaust. [MORE]



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