Welcome to

May 6 WV ASHRAE Day of Learning

  • Join us in Flatwoods, WV for our Chapter’s Tenth Annual Day of Learning (DOL) and local HVAC Product show. This is an opportunity to meet and learn about HVAC products and systems available in WV. Our key note speaker is Dru Crawley.

Dru Crawley

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

  • With more than 45 years of experience in buildings energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability, Dr Crawley has worked in engineering software development, government research and standards development organizations, as well as building design and consulting companies. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland on the topic of building simulation as a policy tool, and a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Tennessee, and is a registered architect.
  • Dr. Crawley is active in ASHRAE (past Board Director-At-Large, past member of Task Force on Building Decarbonization, past Chair of Standard 169 (Climatic Data for Building Design Standards), member of SSPC 189.1 (Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings), as well as a member of Standards PC 140, 205R, 209R, 228P, 229P, and 232P. He is a former member and Chair of Standards Committee as well a past member of the Technical Activities, Research Administration, Advocacy, and Grassroots Government Activities Committees, and past chair of Technical Committees 2.8, 4.2, 4.7, and 7.1). He was elevated to ASHRAE Fellow in 2009 and achieved ASHRAE BEMP (Building Energy Modeling Professional) certification in October 2012, and received the ASHRAE Standards Achievement Award (2022), ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award (2013), Service to ASHRAE Research Award (2012), Distinguished Service Award (2003), and Symposium Best Paper Award (1999) for “Which Weather Data Should You Use for Energy Simulations of Commercial Buildings?”
  • He is also active in the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA President since 2022, at-large board member since 1998, Fellow in 2012, Regional Affiliate Liaison since 2006), IBPSA-USA (IBPSA-USA board member since 2013, President 2019-2021, Vice President 2017-2019, and Treasurer 2013-2017), U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC, past vice chair and member, Energy & Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group; past member, Research Committee; past research Liaison), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a Fellow of CIBSE, and serves on the editorial boards of three international journals. He has written more than 125 papers and articles, testified before the U.S. Congress, lectured at more than 40 universities, and made more than 400 presentations on building energy efficiency, sustainability, and renewable energy throughout the world. As an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, he has given more than 200 presentations and workshops for more than 100 ASHRAE chapters throughout the world.

Dr. Crawley’s Presentations for the Day of Learning:

Big, Smart, and Everything: Data, Technology, Buildings, Cities, and the IoT

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  • There is a transformation under way in the world that will fundamentally change how we interact with our technology, buildings and cities. Big data allows us to find trends and causes not clear from our limited data today. Everything is going ‘Smart’ today – from windows, walls and all the technology in our buildings to communities and cities. With 5G wireless and ubiquitous data sensors soon to be available, every device that collects data can share it – supporting real-time decision-making for controls, utility grids, buildings, traffic, and transportation. Imagine dozens of sensors ensuring our comfort in our workplaces while optimizing energy efficiency and sustainability. This presentation describes the basics of big data, IoT, and Smart everything and its applications and promise in buildings.
Trends: Buildings, Technologies and Tools

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  • The buildings industry faces many challenges and opportunities over the next few decades. Over the next ten years, changes in building technology—particularly wireless controls and solid-state lighting—will profoundly alter how our buildings are designed, built, and operated. Building energy simulation (SIM) has evolved into a powerful tool for evaluating the energy performance of potential or existing buildings. Building simulation allows easy comparison of the energy and environmental performance of many hundreds of design or retrofit options.  The buildings touted today as ‘net-zero energy’ or ‘sustainable’ would not be possible without energy simulation—but no single simulation tool can model all aspects of our buildings today. This presentation provides an overview of trends and drivers affecting the building industry as well as the simulation tools of tomorrow.

Afternoon Presentation: What you need to know about WV Natural Gas Utilities

  • James Owrey, a native of Mercer County, lives and works in Charleston where he manages business development and customer growth for Mountaineer Gas.
    • Mountaineer is a regulated utility that provides natural gas service throughout much of West Virginia. Prior to Mountaineer James worked in economic development as well as nonprofit fundraising. Jsmrd attended West Virginia Wesleyan College earning a degree in economics and an MBA. . When not working James enjoys skiing, traveling, and reading Appalachian history.
  • Joining James is Roben Randolph from Hope Gas, Inc.
    • Born in Clarksburg, WV, attended Washington Irving High School and WVU graduating with a BS in Business, emphasis in Marketing. With Hope Gas Inc. for 42+ years. Began in the Land Department, moved after about a year into the Marketing Department, dealing with residential customers. Ran energy audits for homes and dealt with HVAC businesses, plumbers and local businesses that sold gas appliances. Then moved into Large Commercial and Industrial Marketing, calling on larger gas users, hospitals, universities and industrial customers. Explaining rates, transportation, negotiating contracts and work with main line extensions.

There will be a Chapter and Board of Governors Meeting at 3-4:30 PM. In-person and Virtual. Part of the chapter meeting is the installation of our new 2024-25 Officers and BOG members. We will also have a presentation from ASHRAE Director and Region VII Chair Scott Peach, P.E. Scott hails from the Mobile Chapter. This meeting is after the DOL and is free for all to attend.

Location and Registration Details:

Location: Days Inn in Flatwoods, WV. Located halfway between Charleston and Morgantown. 350 Days Dr, I-79, Flatwoods Exit 67, Sutton, WV 26601-9208. Hotel Website for rooms and more info is: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn/sutton-west-virginia/days-hotel-sutton-flatwoods/overview

Registration: We welcome all to this Event! Sign up as Attendee, Exhibitor (Equipment Supplier) with a booth and one attendee or as an Event ASHRAE Research Sponsor. You can do one, two or all three.

Access to all training sessions and exhibitor display area, AM Break/continental breakfast and Deli style buffet lunch.

General Attendees – $59
Students – $40

Exhibitor or Vendor Registration

Sponsor/Vendor Registration – $299 per booth or two booths for $529 (only 1 attendee included)

Includes all General Attendee access and meals for (1) representative, as well as one (1) exhibitor booth space with table and electricity.  A maximum of two (2) booths can be purchased.  One General Attendee registration fee is include. Use the Attendees Form for additional attendees. Please note, we do have limited space, so submit your registration early!

Day of Learning Sponsors

DOL Sponsorships are Tax Deductible Donations.

100% of your donation goes to ASHRAE Research Promotion. (Not related to attendee or booth participation.) Levels of DOL Research Sponsorship are:

    DIAMOND:   $750
    GOLD:   $500
    SILVER:   $350
    BRONZE:   $250
  • WV ASHRAE Chapter will include information about your company’s products and services through our Newsletter and website. If you have a PDF file with this information, please upload the file through the Sponsorship form (maximum file size is 10MB) or email the file to [email protected].

This year’s 2024 DOL Exhibitors

Visit these firms at the only WV HVAC state wide product show.

DOL 2024 Event Sponsors

WV ASHRAE and the ASHRAE Society thanks these companies and individuals for sponsoring ASHRAE Research. We would like to recognize them at the DOL. Their support to ASHRAE’s multi-million dollar annual research programs is one of the main reasons ASHRAE stays at the forefront of the HVAC industry.

Diamond Level

Kenneth Young, Trane Technologies

Gold Level

Silver Level

Bronze Level

Individual ASHRAE Research Contributors

  • Ms Fernanda Delduque, Chapter President
  • Mr Terry L Hollandsworth, Chapter President-Elect
  • Mr Billy Smith, Chapter Vice-President
  • Ken Young,
  • Mr Jeremy M Smith, HPBD, PE
  • Mr David A Cotton, Jr P.E. Government Activities and Research Promotion Chair
  • Mr Jennings L. Davis, II, P.E. Communications and Historian
  • Mr Arthur D Hallstrom, PE, FASHRAE Membership Promotion Chair and Treasurer

  • 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 is one of 8 ASHRAE Premier Chapters Worldwide. There are over 150 Chapters. We invite you to attend our meetings and events, further your education and career and get networking support. Our Young Engineers Activities (YEA) are for ASHRAE members under 35. WV ASHRAE sponsors the ASHRAE Student Branches at WVU and Marshall WV. WV students in our student branches often get free ASHRAE student memberships from the chapter. Contact Bully Smith for more information,.