Upcoming Events:
April is WV ASHRAE Month of Learning Series

April 16, 2021: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm EDT Retro-Commissioning and Monitoring-Based Commissioning

Our Chapter President, Jennings Davis, lives in Harpers Ferry WV and heads up a commissioning team in the National Capitol Region, including working with the Smithsonian Institution on several projects such as the National Air and Space Museum Renovations. His presentation will describe and discuss benefits of the retro-commissioning process, identifying energy conservation measures (ECMs), and discuss how to maintain savings and continued system efficiency with monitoring based commissioning (MBCx). 1 PDH for attendance

Presenter – Jennings L. Davis II, P.E.

Registration Details: Pre-register for the event through the following link: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

April 22, 2021: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm EDT How and Why of Solar in West Virginia

We searched far and wide to find the engineer with the most solar jobs in WV. Our presenter is that person. “Chip” has 3 offices in WV and one in Ohio. Hear first-hand why WV folks (i.e.: owners, your customers) are doing residential and commercial solar, how to do it and the pitfalls one might run into. Chip Pickering has designed and installed many solar systems in WV and South Africa. 1 PDH for attendance.

Presenter – Charles Pickering, PE, PMP, PhD, LEED AP, Pickering Energy Solutions

Registration Details: Pre-register for the event through the following link: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

April 29, 2021: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm EDT Electrification of Heating and Rapid Decarbonization

(Joint meeting with Louisville and Bluegrass Chapters. Update – March 2021 – ASHRAE has just created a Decarbonization Task Force to address this subject.) This is a hot topic. With the US’s plan set to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, our country’s governance at all levels will need to accelerate decarbonization strategies to meet reduction goals of the Accord. Our presenter will provide an overview of strategies adopted across North America and challenges we will face including those unique to the WV/KY area. Stet will provide a background on the development of national decarbonization policies and the transition to electrified buildings. Hear about emerging technologies, like CO2 heat pumps, that are helping drive the rapid electrification of the built environment, including complex buildings like research labs and carbon-intensive applications like space heating and domestic hot water production. He will also explain load-shifting strategies needed to enable a resilient, carbon-free utility grid. We heard Stet speak last month at the ASHRAE Illinois Chapter meeting and recruited him to speak to the WV and KY chapters. 1 PDH for attendance

Presenter – Stet Sanborn, Principal and Engineering Discipline Leader, SmithGroup’s San Francisco office

Registration Details Pre-register for the event through the following link: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


March 24, 2021: Past Program AEP Smart Meter Program in West Virginia

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is an architecture for automated, two-way communication between a smart utility meter and a utility company. The goal of AMI is to provide utility companies with real-time data about power consumption and allow customers to make informed choices about energy usage. Appalachian Power Company plans to install an additional 400,000+ AMI meters in WV before the end of 2022 which will complete the state. Learn more about how they work and communicate and what they can do to help owners, onsite energy managers and consultants in this outstanding WV ASHRAE Chapter sponsored meeting. APCo is very interested in feedback from these same groups to hear what information would benefit them.

Presenter – Martin O Seay, AEP Meter Revenue Operations Manager

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ASHRAE Society Theme 2020-2021

ASHRAE Society President, Charles E. Gulledge’s theme for the 2020-21 ASHRAE Society Year is “The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0“.

​In Summary, the theme focuses on reimagining the building industry by not only integrating industry segments, but technology.  Digital transformation is not simply associated with adopting new technical solutions. Knowledge needs to be captured and linked in such a way that ALL relevant stakeholders’ benefit. Doing so requires understanding of how to collect, store, and analyze data; so that it is insightful and actionable. The theme’s aim is to examine how ASHRAE and its members will lead the industry in becoming a part of the digital transformation that will guide the building industry into the next decade and beyond.

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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: March 31, 2021