Green Training Sessions

The Green Mechanical Council announces it will be providing eight (8) exiting green workshops during the Ecobuild fall convention in Washington DC. Ecobuild is the premier event for Green Building, Sustainable Design, Environmental Planning, Construction Technology and Information Management.

The Green Mechanical Council announces it will be providing eight (8) exiting green workshops during the Ecobuild fall convention in Washington DC. Ecobuild is the premier event for Green Building, Sustainable Design, Environmental Planning, Construction Technology and Information Management.


Who should attend? Contractors, Technicians, Architects, Engineers, Educators, Federal Government, Facility Managers, Building Owners, Specifier's, Homebuilders, Planners and Developers, Building and Construction Product Manufacturers.

It's time for energy efficiency boot-camp as energy savings is everyone's business! Mark your calendar for Ecobuild fall, December 10-13, 2007 - Washington Convention Center in Washington DC.

The eight sessions the Green Mechanical Council is offering are:

Engineering High Performance Building HVAC & Energy Systems - This workshop will develop procedures and strategies for planning and developing truly sustainable, high performance HVAC and associated energy systems. We will define parameters that a system should attain and work through the planning and design process to select and size a HVAC and associated system. This session is conducted by: Grahame E. Maisey (PE, Chief Engineer, Building Services Consultants, Inc.) and Beverly Milestone (President, Building Services Consultants, Inc.).

Building Commissioning: Delivering High Performance - Why should an owner engage in the commissioning process? Discover the benefits of commissioning contractual relationships, the stage of a project this process should start and commissioning project deliverables. Discuss how a diverse, multi-discipline company commissions and executes green buildings/sustainable projects. Look at commissioning process stages that concur with LEED® NC 2.2 and ASHRAE Guideline 0. Case studies will cover management of the commissioning process, the relationships and reporting between project team members, and the communications to deliver the project through completion and occupation. This session is conducted by: Jeff J. Traylor (CxAP, LEED® AP, Senior Engineer, EMCOR Government Services).

Combustion Analysis: Tuning up the Building's Engine - This combustion analysis seminar is designed to inform maintenance and management personnel of the benefits to performing routine combustion analysis on facility boilers and combustion appliances to increase efficiency, reduce emissions and increase profits. This seminar is presented in a non technical manor easy for all to follow. There is a definite focus on the understanding of the combustion process and its analysis. This session is conducted by: Erik Rasmussen (International Programs Director, Carbon Monoxide Safety Association).

Radiant Heating/Cooling for Comfort, Energy Savings and Design Flexibility - Discuss ceiling systems including radiant panels and chilled beams, control strategies and design examples from infloor projects. Learn about flexible design with low mass radiant heating and cooling, featuring installations with varied locations and designs. Hear actual case studies of installations that incorporate radiant panels or chilled beams with examples of energy saving (with improved exergy use), while providing a high degree of human comfort. This session is conducted by: Mike O'Rourke (Radiant Advantage LLC, Hydronic Heating and Cooling) and Bill Melvin (Manager, Engineering & Technical Services, Legend Valve & Fitting).

Implementing Energy Savings Measures and Measuring Results in Real Time - Delivering real, sustainable savings is often the primary goal of any every savings program. This presentation discusses a web-based and wireless system for tracking energy savings measures through their implementation life-cycle and measuring their impact in near real-time. This session is conducted by: Patrick O'Neill (Chief Operating Officer, NorthWrite Inc.).

Rationale for Sustainability: Exergy - Rational Exergy Management is a common sustainability metric, which deals with the optimum balancing of supply and demand qualities of energy in the built environment. This important metric will be presented with main focus on sustainable and high performance buildings through several case studies. This session is conducted by: Birol Kilkis (Prof. Dr., Fellow ASHRAE and Distinguished Lecturer).

Green Awareness Certification Program (GAP): Terminology & Concepts for Commercial and Green Residential Mechanical Systems - Learn how the Green Awareness Certification Program (GAP) is training contractors, maintenance employees, and non-technical employees to drive and promote energy cost reductions in existing buildings. This program was produced through a cooperative effort of the Green Mechanical Council, the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and HVACR Service Technicians, Ferris State University, and HVAC Excellence to look at concepts, products and systems common to "Green" and energy efficient mechanical systems in buildings. This session is conducted by: Jerry Weiss (HVAC Excellence & Chairman of the Board, Green Mechanical Council) and Thomas Crandell (Ferris State Univ. & Treasurer of the Board, Green Mechanical Council).

Environment in Crisis - The presentation will largely be based on the movie "An Inconvenient Truth" and will include a survey of the science behind climate change and also how the design community can respond to this growing threat. This session is conducted by: John Mlade (LEED® AP, National Market Sector Research Manager, Science+Technology Sustainability, Perkins+Will).

In conjunction to the Green Mechanical Training Sessions will be the Special Exhibits at the Green Mechanical Pavilion. The Pavilion will showcase mechanical systems products and services designed to save energy and reduce emissions.
Escobuild fall is your single opportunity to learn about the latest in Green Mechanical Systems and Operations. In addition, all Ecobuild sessions are eligible for AIA continuing education credits.

For more information on the conference, visit www.greenmech.orgEnergy savings is everyone's business! Mark your calendar for Ecobuild fall, December 10-13, 2007 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. For more information on the conference, visit www.greenmech.org

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