Upcoming Dates:
March 11, 2021: Ducted Fan Selection and Optimization
March 24, 2021: AEP Smart Meter Program in West Virginia (Learn what’s coming)

April is our Month of Learning Series
April 16, 2021:Retro-Commissioning and Monitoring-Based Commissioning
April 22, 2021: How and Why of Solar in West Virginia
April 29, 2021: Electrification of Heating and Rapid Decarbonization – This is a joint meeting with Louisville and Bluegrass Chapters

JOIN WVASHRAE on March 11, 2021
from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm EDT
For a
FREE Webinar

Seminar attendees will earn 1.0 PDH certificate from WV ASHRAE.

Presentation Description:

Ducted Fan Selection and Optimization: This presentation is an overview session that will cover a number of topics involving ducted fans. The selection and optimization topics will be applicable to a number of HVAC systems, from simple terminal systems to highly-engineered applied applications.
Some examples include:

  • VAV fan selection
  • Modern fan types and arrangements
  • Fan and motor optimization
  • Current and upcoming regulation
  • Common myths and misunderstandings.

Registration Details:
This seminar will be presented through GoTo Webinars. We ask that all attendees pre-register for the event through the following link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Featured Presenter
Dustin Meredith, P.E. | Lead Systems Development Engineer | Trane
Dustin began his career more than 20 years ago supporting airside products for Trane. Since joining the systems and applications engineering team in 2005, his role has been to develop integrated customer solutions for HVAC products & systems providing a link between the sales, design, and manufacturing organizations. He has specific expertise in fans, acoustics, air system design, and overall system optimization including unitary and variable refrigerant flow systems. Dustin holds multiple patents and has been instrumental in advancing cutting-edge fan and motor applications to the industry. He has authored a wide variety of technical bulletins, white papers, articles, and Trane Engineers Newsletter LIVE programs that have been widely published.

Dustin is a licensed professional engineer and earned his mechanical engineering and computer science degrees from the University of Kentucky. He continued his education by receiving an MBA from the Gatton College of Business and Economics. Dustin is an active member of ASHRAE having received awards at the local, regional, and society level including the society’s Distinguished Service Award. Dustin has been an ASHRAE Section Head and is presently the Chair of the committee that oversees all ASHRAE technical committee activities. He also serves on the “Fans” and “Sound and Vibration” technical committees, including as past Chair of the latter. He is Trane’s voting member for Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. (AMCA) and serves on a number of AMCA committees including instrumental, first edition standards on the Fan Efficiency Grade (FEG) and Fan Energy Index (FEI) metrics.

Webinar Sponsorship:

Sponsorships of this webinar is available to help WV ASHRAE offset the cost of hosting the webinar. We have established the minimum Sponsorship Level for this event to be $250. Your Sponsorship of our endeavors is greatly appreciated.

Please contact Jennings Davis at to provide the details of your Sponsorship. Your name/company logo will be featured on future Newsletters, on our website and during the presentation.

Chapter Mission

Provide technical. leadership and education support to the WV Building Owners and Design + Construction + Support Community. Local focus areas: green buildings, energy efficient buildings, Indoor air quality, water management, energy codes, refrigeration, HVAC, energy recovery, zero energy use – primarily in nonresidential buildings. ASHRAE supports the Indoor Built Environment with Standards, Research and Training.

WV ASHRAE is a Premier Chapter:

WV ASHRAE is a Premier Chapter of ASHRAE, an International Society. Last checked there are 8 Premier Chapters out of 155 chapters in the world. We invite you to explore our website, attend our meetings and events, further your education and career with ASHRAE products, standards, guidelines and networking support. Our Young Engineers Activities are for ASHRAE members under 35 and our Student Branches at WVU and Marshall are for building science related students at those schools.

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Last Updated: November 11, 2020