West Virginia ASHRAE Chapter

Feb 15 Meeting Update

Our Feb Meeting has changed. It is now next Thursday Feb 15 – Lunch at ZDS Engineering.

This month we have a good topic and Speaker. It is focused on higher MERV filtration options that have low pressure drop. This is an important topic given the new ASHRAE 62.1-2022 and 241-2023 requirements for MERV 11 and 13 filters. This level of MERV is needed for new and existing buildings.

Details:  Please Arrive at ZDS (
135 Corporate Center Drive / Suite 532 / Scott Depot, WV 25560 ) around 11:45 am to get your lunch ($10), meet your fellow chapter members and get ready for the meeting start at noon (ET).  After the monthly meeting announcements, our President Elect Terry Hollandsworth will introduce Richard Gillick, our speaker. With Billy Smith’s help (our Chapter VP) Richard will join us virtually for an interactive meeting.
No RSVP is required but you could let Terry ([email protected]) know if you are coming and he can get enough food.
If you want to attend the meeting virtually – let Terry know.

Cutting Your Bottom Line by Improving Indoor Air Quality
HVAC systems account for nearly 40 percent of the energy used in U.S. commercial and residential buildings. Yet all too often they are overlooked as a means of reducing energy consumption for a cheaper and more efficient bottom line. Indoor air quality (IAQ) and sustainable building are not mutually exclusive; in fact, the two can work hand-in-hand to meet and exceed energy codes.
New IAQ technology can cut fan horsepower and reduce static pressure to drive energy efficiency goals and, in turn, cut operating costs for building owners and operators. Simply using proper filters canincrease the performance and capabilities of a building’s current HVAC system. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, adopting energy-efficient design and technologies in HVAC and other areas in new buildings can cut energy costs by as much as 50 percent and improving these systems in existing buildings can cut costs by up to 30 percent.
During this session, Richard Gillick will discuss IAQ technology’s impact on energy efficiency and annual operating budgets. He will also discuss why current systems are running inefficiently and provide insight from installations where indoor air quality and energy efficiency has significantly improved due to new technology.

Richard Gillick is a NAFA Certified Air Filtration Specialist (CAFS) with Dynamic Air Quality Solutions where he is responsible for commercial sales and engineering support for the Northeast and Midwestern states and provinces in the United States and Canada. As an IAQ professional, Richard has addressed many industry trade groups and associations about IAQ, energy savings, maintenance, sustainability, and facilities management issues. Prior to joining Dynamic, Richard served 11 years as an officer in the U.S. Navy in several supervisory assignments including training, domestic and international logistics and six years as a decorated search and rescue helicopter pilot. He earned his MBA from Norwich University. He is an expert in high performance indoor air quality and can provide significant insight into how the right air cleaning system can offer the perfect stepping stone toward the intersection of energy and IAQ.

Chapter Meeting & Presentation February: 02/15 (Thursday) 11:45-1:00pm, includes LunchZDS Conference room, St Albins, WV Electronic Enhanced Filters
Chapter Meeting & Presentations – EXPOMarch: 2310L30 ASHRAE Pandemic Std Overview Room 204Charleston Civic Center11:30 Chapter and BOG Meeting with Lunch, Parlor E.
Day of Learning & Product Show May: 6 (Monday)8:00am-5:00pmHoliday Inn, Fatwoods, WVHoliday Inn, Presentations and Supplier Showcase, ASHRAE Region VII DRC attending
Region VII CRC 2024July: 07/25-27 Memphis, TN