West Virginia ASHRAE Chapter

Oct 21 Chapter Program – Both in-person and virtual options

WV ASHRAE BOG member Ray Wohlfarth will be presenting:
“Why Boilers are Still a Great Heating Option”

Meeting Details:
Attendance: This is a hybrid seminar. We will have an in-person meeting and will be providing virtual access to the live presentation for those that are registered. Virtual e-meeting link will be sent out 1 day before the event.

Times: 10:30 AM – 1:15 PM, including a lunch for in-person attendees (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:

Why Boilers are Still a Great Heating Option: Boilers are often considered the old way to heat a facility. Ray will talk about how boiler heating is still a cost-effective, safe, and environmentally prudent way to heat. He uses humor and jobsite anecdotes to teach technical subjects in a non-technical way.

Featured Presenter

Ray Wohlfarth: Ray is president of Fire & Ice Heating & Cooling in Pittsburgh, PA. He is an international book author of eleven boiler books and a columnist for Plumbing & Mechanical, RSES, PM Engineer, Master Brewers Association, National Board, Green Building Research, and Engineered Systems Magazines. He is currently on the Board of Governors/Directors for WV ASHRAE and WV APPA and past president of Pittsburgh ASHRAE.  Ray has taught classes for: ASHRAE, RSES, Hospital Engineers, NAPE, Operating Engineers, Steamfitters, BOMA, IFMA, and APPA  

Registration: https://wvashraechapter.wufoo.com/forms/wv-ashrae-oct-21-meeting-sign-up-form

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