West Virginia ASHRAE Chapter

Upcoming Dates

We are working to host meetings this year – In-person and Virtual.

November 18, 2021 – VRF – what is VRF, types of VRF, why VRF in a building, presented by Vipul Chandra
February 4, 2022 – Ethics for Engineers (others too)
March 23, 2022 – WV EXPO – Benchmarking and Energy related topics (In-person attendance Only)
April 28, 2022 – Day of Learning/Trade Show at Days Inn – Flatwoods, WV (In-person attendance Only)

November 18, 2021 Chapter Program – Both in-person and virtual options

Presentation by Vipul Chandra on VRF Systems

Meeting Details:
Attendance: We will have an in-person meeting and will be providing virtual access to the presentation for those that are registered. Virtual e-meeting link will be sent out 1 day before the event. Speaker has a in depth knowledge of VRF. Speaker will be remote presenting from his office in Canada to the Fireside and to other virtual attendees. In-person attendees will try out the Chapter new meeting support visual/audio system. Come and hear Billy Smith try it out.

Times: (all times Eastern time zone) 10:30 – 11:30: Chapter/BOG meeting, 11:30 – 12:00: break/lunch/setup, 12:00 – 1:00: Presentation, 1:00 – 1:15; closing)

Location: FIRESIDE GRILLE, Hurricane, WV.
Fireside Grille, 439 State Route 34, Hurricane, WV 25526. Take exit 39 off of I-64, and we are located right behind Go-Mart.

PDH certificate for 1.0 hours will be provided to attendees of the seminar.

Presentation Description:

VRF – what is VRF, types of VRF, why VRF in a building: This presentation is geared toward a tutorial style on Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems and will include discussion on the following topics:

  • How VRF works and typical equipment in a system
  • Water source VRF systems – why water source
  • Difference – multi zone split unit & VRF
  • VRF Project Concept & Design discussions
  • ASHRAE 15 code requirements
  • Market segments where VRF can be used
  • VRF for LEED projects

Featured Presenter

Vipul Chandra, BE, MBA, LEED AP: Vipul Chandra is a Regional Account Manager with Johnson Controls Hitachi and has worked with Johnson Controls for 14 years. He is a mechanical engineer with an MBA in marketing and is a LEED accredited professional. He is currently based in Toronto, Canada.

Registration details:

In-Person ASHRAE Member and guests: $25 (includes lunch)
In-Person ASHRAE Student Member: $15 (includes lunch)
Webinar/Virtual Attendee: FREE

Registration: https://wvashraechapter.wufoo.com/forms/wv-ashrae-nov-18-meeting-sign-up/

Thank you to our October Guest Presenter
Ray Wohlfarth

Featured Presenter

We had great attendance for Ray’s presentation and a lot of positive feedback on the information that Ray provided. Ray is very knowledgeable in boiler technology, operations and maintenance and if you ever get the chance to attend one of his presentations, we highly recommend you do so!  

2021 WV ASHRAE High Performance Building Day was a success
Theme:  How to Create a High-Performance Building
Sponsored By: WV Energy Office, WV ASHRAE and WVU

This year the focus on the right owners guidance for buildings from an comfort, health and energy perspective. Presentations will cover what makes a high performance building comfortable, healthy, productive, resilient, low energy, carbon neutral, easy to control and maintain.


How to get a High Performance Building – Art Hallstrom, P.E.

Auditing a High Performance Building – Ken Means, P.E.

Funding a High Performance Building – Karen Lasure 9-22-2021

Chapter President’ September 2021 Message

Greetings West Virginia ASHRAE Chapter Members.

It gives me great pleasure to serve our West Virginia ASHRAE chapter this 21-22 fiscal year! I will be following the footsteps of many dedicated past presidents that have served. I would like to take the time to thank those individuals for their time and efforts for developing our chapter what it is today. I also want to thank you, the members, who are the roots that keep our chapter thriving. Throughout this past year, our members continued moving our chapter forward despite the pandemic that we all endured.

Our chapter has a great schedule of in person and hybrid meetings planned for you this year. Firstly, I am excited to invite you to attend our highly anticipated High Performance Building Day this September! Additionally, West Virginia ASHRAE chapter meetings are back. Come on out and enjoy! We encourage everyone involved in ASHRAE to support our chapter at Fireside Grille. Our membership involvement in our local society is our top goal and we rely on them to continue to improve our industry. The ASHRAE presidential theme is “feed the roots” and our board of governors would like to extend that to our members. I look forward to meeting you all and thank you for all you do for ASHRAE.

David Cotton, PE.

David A Cotton, PE, LEED AP BD+C

ASHRAE West Virginia, President, GAC Chair

Recent Past Event Webinar Recordings

March 11, 2021 Ducted Fans and Optimization Dustin Meredith, P.E. https://www.gotostage.com/channel/0dfe8579113349958deb1495414799db/recording/57ae89e8c16441dc8b4dc2b3a7c81715/watch

April, 2021 WV Electric Meters in the AEP system, Martin O’Seay https://www.gotostage.com/channel/0dfe8579113349958deb1495414799db/recording/4651f0ea70c5481cb506af634544f91a/watch

April 16, 2021 Building Commissioning Basics Presenter – Jennings Davis II, P.E. https://www.gotostage.com/channel/0dfe8579113349958deb1495414799db/recording/2933cd373e5c4dc19b1157edd2efe546/watch

April 22, 2021: How and Why of Solar in West Virginia Presenter – Charles Pickering, PE, PMP, PhD, LEED AP, Pickering Energy Solutions

April 29, 2021: Electrification of Heating and Rapid Decarbonization in KY and WV, Presenter: Stet Sanborn, Principal and Engineering Discipline Leader, SmithGroup’s San Francisco office https://www.gotostage.com/channel/0dfe8579113349958deb1495414799db/recording/9755c1f81071423abdac102682426edc/watch

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 an ASHRAE Premier Chapter:

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. Our WVU and Marshall Student Branches have almost 100 building science related students. Our student branch members get free ASHRAE student memberships from the chapter.

This web site is maintained by the West Virginia Chapter of ASHRAE. It does not present official positions of the Society nor reflect Society policy. ASHRAE chapters may not act for the Society and the information presented here has not had Society review. To learn more about ASHRAE activities on an international level, contact/visit the ASHRAE home page at www.ashrae.org.

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Last Updated: Sept 7, 2021