Annual Energy Efficiency & Indoor Air Quality Seminar: Green Buildings & IAQ PDF Print E-mail

Guest Presenter:  Andrew Persily, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Friday, December 13, 2013

Augusta Civic Center, Augusta Maine

Co-Sponsored by:  Maine Chapter of ASHRAE, Maine Chapter of AIA

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About The Program

This program will explore the tension between energy efficiency initiatives in the design and operation of high performing buildings and a healthy indoor environment.  Our guest presenter is Dr. Andrew Persily of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  Dr. Persily is the chairperson for ASHRAE Standard 189.1, "Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings".  Dr. Persily will provide attendees with a review of the latest version of ASHRAE 189.1:  its scope and purpose, requirements to comply with the standard, and its role in providing for indoor air quality.  Dr. Persily will next present a summary of his review of more than 100 case studies of high performance buildings, to highlight how this tension between energy efficiency & IAQ is being addressed in the real world.  At the conclusion of Dr. Persily's presentations, there will be an interactive panel discussion exploring how well this information translates to practices being implemented here in Maine.

Program Schedule

7:45 a.m.          Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking

8:30 a.m.          ASHRAE Standard 189.1

9:30 a.m.          Indoor Air Quality in High-Performing building Case Studies:  A Wealth of Intent, A Dearth of Data

10:25 a.m.        Break

10:45 a.m.        Panel Discussion:  High Performance Buildings and IAQ in Maine

12:00 Noon      Adjourn and ASHRAE Luncheon Program

ASHRAE Luncheon Program (separate registration required)

12:30 p.m.        Hot Buffet Lunch

1:15 p.m.          Presentation by Dr. Andrew Persily:  "Tight Building Envelopes:  The Path to Saving Energy and Improving IAQ"

2:30 p.m.          Adjourn

About the Presenter:

Dr. Andrew K. PersilyDr. Andrew K. Persily is the leader of and a supervisory mechanical engineer in the Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group of the Energy and Environment Division (EED) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Persily works on indoor air quality and ventilation in commercial and residential buildings. His work includes the development and application of measurement techniques to evaluate airflow and air quality characteristics in a variety of building types, including large, mechanically ventilated buildings and single-family dwellings. The evaluation procedures include tracer gas techniques for measuring air change rates and air distribution effectiveness, contaminant concentrations measurements, and envelope air-tightness. He is also involved with the development and application of multi-zone airflow and contaminant dispersal models.

Dr. Persily is a past vice-president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and is past chair of ASHRAE SSPC 62.1, responsible for the revision of the ASHRAE Ventilation Standard 62. He is a past chair of ASTM Subcommittee E6.41 on Air Leakage and Ventilation Performance and a member of subcommittee D22.05 on Indoor Air Quality.

Dr. Persily's first two years at the National Bureau of Standards were as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate, working on air infiltration in homes and large buildings. He received the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal in December 1989, and was named Young Engineer of the Year by the D.C. Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies in 1990. He was names an ASTM Fellow in 2002 and an ASHRAE Fellow in 2004.


Continuing Education Credits

The following credit approval will be sought for this program.  Confirmation of credits will be posted here as they become available.


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