2019 WV EXPO


Please join us at the 40th Annual WV EXPO and welcome our guest speaker for this event, Mr. Dennis Knight, P.E., Principal – Whole Building Systems and ASHRAE Distinguished Lecterer

PDHs will be offered for each of our seminar presentations.

Meeting Schedule (Location TBD):

9AM – 10AM BOG and Chapter Meeting – open to all ASHRAE Members
10AM – 11AM Health and Wellness in the Building Environment
Presented by Dennis Knight, P.E.
GBCI Approved |1 CE Hour| 0920017333

This session introduces our members to emerging, consumer driven trends in the areas of health, wellness and well being in the built environment. The session discusses new research focused on Indoor Environmental Quality and it’s potential affects on human occupants. In addition, the session covers how health and wellness requirements are being integrated into new and existing building rating systems and standards. Finally the session concludes with a conversation regarding what ASHRAE’s role has been in the past, and what leadership roles we should be taking now and in the future with respect to maintaining and improving thermal comfort, humidity control, indoor air quality, acoustic and lighting comfort within buildings.

11AM – 12PM Developing Integrated Personal Management System
Presented by Dennis Knight, P.E.
GBCI Approved |1 CE Hour| 0920004588
AIA Approved | 1 LU| KNIGHT02

This presentation focuses on how to setup and utilize an integrated time and action management system to improve personal communication and productivity. No matter where you are on the project delivery list of stakeholders, this presentation is designed to provide new ideas and tools to help you provide better leadership, improve personal communications, and to help you personally get things done without giving up your entire personal life.

2PM – 3PM Integrated Building Design and Building Information Modeling
Presented by Dennis Knight, P.E.
GBCI Approved |1 CE Hour| 0920004589
AIA Approved | 1 LU|HSW| KNIGHT01

This presentation focuses on the Integrated Building Design and Project Delivery processes including team building, project management, stakeholder responsibilities, early collaboration, better decision making, documentation methods and the use of technologies like BIM to improve the built environment. The presentation provides an overview of ASHRAE Applications Chapter 57 and how to apply its recommendations to help design, construct, operate and maintain better buildings.

M. Dennis Knight joined ASHRAE in 1979 and has 44 years of experience providing engineering, design and construction related services within the building industry. Mr. Knight serves as a Director at Large on the ASHRAE Board of Directors and holds the membership grade of ASHRAE Fellow. Active at the local, state and national levels with various agencies and professional societies, he works to help develop sustainable, integrated building design guidelines. Nationally, as a member of ASHRAE, Mr. Knight is the Chairman of Standards Committee SPC 224 – “The Application of Building Information Modeling”, is the former Chair of Technical Committee (TC) 7.1 “Integrated Building Design,” and served as chair of the ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Specialty Conference for six years.
Mr. Knight founded Whole Buildings Systems, LLC, in 2010 after having owned both an MEP engineering firm and a construction company, and most recently serving as a Principal at Liollio Architecture. Whole Building Systems’ practice focuses on commissioning, building performance simulation, energy management, BIM applications, operations and maintenance management and planning.
Mr. Knight holds an assortment of professional registrations and accreditations. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Wisconsin and holds dual registration in South Carolina as both a Mechanical Engineer and a Fire Protection Engineer. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Construction Specification Institute (CSI) certified Constructional Specification Specialist, a American Commissioning Group (ACG) certified Commissioning Authority and Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified as both a Building Energy Analyst and a Building Envelope Professional.


If you would like to help WV ASHRAE through sponsorship of our seminars at the WV EXPO and/or the refreshments being provided, please contact our President, James Lowry at c192@ashrae.net or our CTT Chair, Sam Butzer at c192cttc@ashrae.net.

Jennings Davis

Author: Jennings Davis