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ASHRAE Names New Distinguished Lecturers
ASHRAE has named 11 new Distinguished Lecturers who provide Society chapters with noted authorities and speak on relevant topics that impact the built environment industry.

This marks the 13th year of the Distinguished Lecturer Program, with over 1200 lectures given since the program began in 1999. The total 76 Lecturers for the 2012-13 Society year represent 14 countries, including Argentina, Canada, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States. These lecturers are available to present on 330 topics and speak a combined eight languages.

The new lecturers and their presentation topics are:
• Devin A. Abellon, P.E., Uponor North America, Phoenix, Ariz. – “Using Embedded Tube Radiant Cooling Systems to Maximize Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) Points.”

• Lew Harriman, Fellow ASHRAE, director of research, Mason-Grant Consulting, Portsmouth, N.H. – “Better Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates – New ASHRAE Design Guidance,” “Diagnosing and Fixing Humidity Control Problems in Real-World Buildings – Tools, Techniques, Case Histories and Practical Suggestions,” “Real-World Integrated Design – Case Histories of Both Productive and Problematic Interactions Between Architectural Designs and HVAC Systems,” “ASHRAE Position Document: Limiting Indoor Mold and Dampness in Buildings,” “Humidity Control Design – Current ASHRAE Guidance and Suggestions for Simpler Solutions,” “Building Diagnostics Using Thermal Imaging – Practical Tools, Techniques and Case Histories,” “Case Histories – Low-Cost, Web-based Remote Datalogging of Building Moisture and Control of Single-zone HVAC Systems” and “State-of-the-Art Residential Energy Retrofits - Best Practices for Single-Family Homes.”

• Yuguo Li, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong – “Building Ventilation and Infection,” “Effective Ventilation Systems for Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms,” “Use of Natural and Hybrid Ventilation for Better Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency” and “Amoy Garden SARS Outbreak – the Roles of Air Flow and Ventilation.”

• Alan Niles, Western region commercial sales manager, WaterFurnace International, Gig Harbor, Wash. – “Design and Economics of Commercial Ground Loop Heat Pump Systems.”

• Presidential Member Richard H. Rooley, FREng, Fellow ASHRAE, ASHRAE-Certified Operations and Performance Management Professional, owner, Rooley Consultants, Bucks, England, United Kingdom – “Leadership and Management for Engineers – How to Achieve Profit,” “Worst Practice Lessons for Sustainability” and “Quality of the Internal Workplace and Worker Productivity: A Look Beyond Engineering.”

• Jerry M. Sipes, Ph.D., P.E., vice president of engineering, Price Industries Inc., Suwanee, Ga. – “Active, Passive Beams and Sails for Heating and Cooling Occupied Spaces,” “Acoustical Impact of Terminal Unit Liner Types,” “Fundamentals of Displacement Ventilation” and “Impact of Diffuser Inlet Conditions on Overhead Mixing Air Distribution”

• Om Taneja, Ph.D., P.E., associate director, Service Centers Division, U.S. General Services Administration, Region 2, New York City, N.Y. – “Strategies For Transformation Of Facilities Management To Foster Economically, Environmentally And Socially Sustainable Buildings,” “Improved Operations and Maintenance Measures for better Energy Performance and Environmental Impact of Chiller Plants for Federal Buildings in the United States” and “Analytical, Performance and Prescriptive Measure for Life Cycle assessment of Facilities Projects.”

• Mohammad Tassi, Facilities Planning and Design Unit, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon – “Green Buildings and LEED Rating System,” “Energy and Water Requirements in LEED NC 2009 Rating System” and “Indoor Environmental Quality Requirements in LEED NC 2009 Rating System.”

• T. David Underwood, P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow, ASHRAE-Certified Commissioning Process Management Professional, Underwood & Associates, Oakville, Ontario, Canada – “Career Opportunities For Students in ASHRAE,” “Commissioning Tips Tricks and Techniques,” “Introduction to Standard 189.1-2011, Green Building Design and Integrated Design Approach,” “The Introduction to Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) Program” and “Applying Standard 180-2008, Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems.”

• Lily M. Wang, Ph.D., P.E., associate professor, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Omaha, Neb. – “Acoustics That Make the Grade: Improving Sound Performance in Classroom Environments” and “How Does HVAC Noise Affect Worker Comfort and Performance?”

• Douglas F. Zentz, associate professor and program coordinator for the HVACR programs within the College of Engineering Technology at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich. – “What’s Your EUI?,” “Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High Performance Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential,” “How to Communicate Technically in a Professional World with Technical Information,” “Sustaining ASHRAE Through Leadership, Mentoring Our Future,” “Applied Psychrometrics” and “HVAC and Energy Efficiency.”

For a complete listing of Distinguished Lecturers and detailed procedures on how to arrange a lecturer presentation, visit www.ashrae.org/distinguishedlecturers.

For additional information, contact Rosy Douglas, manager of chapter programs, at rdouglas@ashrae.org or 678-539-1128.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.


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