Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Dirigo Conference Room
Bangor Savings Bank
5 Senator Way, Augusta, ME

Registration Opens:  8:00 a.m.
MIAQC Business meeting:  8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Remote Monitoring Presentation:  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Background: Why Use Remote Monitoring Technology in the First Place?

Remote monitoring technology can be used in many different ways to provide property owners and managers with critical information about their buildings and building systems. The technology can be applied in homes, schools, workplaces and specialty environments and is used to connect owners, managers, contractors, and consultants to conditions in a building when they are physically off-site in other locations. Some common uses include:

  • Prevent disaster: remote technology can provide owners and managers with prompt notification of conditions that could cause significant building damage, such as water leaks, high humidity, freezing, and systems failures.
  • Remotely adjust conditions and systems: raise or lower heating, cooling, dehumidification, and ventilation systems to ensure comfort and healthy building conditions.
  • Manage niche environments: hospitals, laboratories, museums, and other buildings have unique environmental needs. Remote technologies can adequately monitor systems to ensure ongoing delivery of special environmental conditions, as well as provide alerts when systems fail.
  • Troubleshoot problems: It’s not always possible to be in the right place at the right time. Remote monitoring helps professionals problem-solve issues by capturing data on events when they occur.
  • Ensure health and safety during construction, manufacturing, environmental mitigation, or disease control: Remote sensing for particulates and contaminants during construction projects or environmental clean-up can verify proper environmental containment.
  • Provide data for IAQ and Energy Efficiency: remote sensing can provide valuable data for monitoring both indoor environmental problems as well as energy efficiency.

Learn More…Program Overview:

Have you ever been frustrated after driving the length of the State on a snowy weekend, only to hear that the problem the occupants complained about so bitterly is no longer occurring? Or have you ever been curious about whether anything you ever designed or installed actually works and is being maintained? Or perhaps you’re just one of those skeptical people who don’t trust energy models, and therefore lust after more real-world data than normal people care about, so you can really understand the behavior of buildings and HVAC systems?

If so, you’re in luck. Real-time, cloud-based remote monitoring is finally affordable for those of us who are simply curious, rather than just for organizations that have piles of cash and staffers with lots of extra time. This workshop will focus on lessons learned about buildings and HVAC systems after using an economical cloud-based system. It will also include live, ad-hoc interaction with attendees, using that system in real-time for remote diagnostics, and for exploring and understanding the behavior of several buildings over time.

About Lew Harriman:

Lew Harriman is Director of Research at Mason-Grant Consulting in Portsmouth, NH. He has spent 40 years researching and solving problems related to humidity and moisture in buildings and industrial processes. He is an ASHRAE Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer. He currently serves as Chair of the Document Revision Committee for the 2013 ASHRAE Position Document titled: Limiting Indoor Mold and Dampness in Buildings. His experience with real-time remote monitoring of buildings, HVAC systems and materials extends over 15 years, and includes buildings in Asia and the Southern US, as well as in New Hampshire.

Fees & Registration

$39 for Members of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council

$57 for Nonmembers

$99 – join the Council and Save: MIAQC Dues through 06/30/2018

June Special:  Join or Renew Your Dues in the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council and attend the seminar for free. That’s right, FREE. The MIAQC dues year runs from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018, so joining or renewing now guarantees you the best bang for your membership buck. Use the registration form below to pay your dues, and we’ll automatically register you for Wednesday’s seminar.

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