Air Date: 12-5-2014 | Episode: 349
This week IAQ Radio we look forward to an ASHRAE IAQA update along with a discussion of high performance buildings and education of industry professionals…
This week IAQ Radio we look forward to an ASHRAE IAQA update along with a discussion of high performance buildings and education of industry professionals. Joining us are ASHRAE Secretary Tim Wentz, PE of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and IAQA BOD member Don Herrmann of DC Herrmann & Associates.
Timothy G. Wentz, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, ASHRAE-Certified High Performance Building Design Professional and associate professor, University of Nebraska – Lincoln is currently serving as ASHRAE Secrerary and has previously served the society in numerous leadership positions. Mr. Wentz was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska. Upon graduation from the University, Prof. Wentz went to work for his family’s mechanical contracting firm. As the fourth generation to join the firm, he had the opportunity to develop an expertise in mechanical design, estimating, and construction management. Since entering academia Prof. Wentz has received numerous awards and honors for his teaching and service to the HVAC industry. He is the recipient of the E.K. Campbell Award of Merit, a Region IX Regional Award of Merit, a Region IX Chapter President of the Year and a Regional Energy Award. The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) has named Tim their national “Educator of the Year” award on three occasions and in 2009 awarded Mr. Wentz its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award.
Donald Herrmann is a LEED® Accredited Professional (BD+C and EB+O&M), Green Globes Professional, High Performance Building Design Professional, New and Existing Certified Building Commissioning Professional, Florida Certified Mechanical Contractor, Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional, Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant, and Building Scientist with over 30 years experience in mechanical system design, indoor environmental design and energy conservation in the public, industrial, institutional, and residential sectors. He has expertise in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of today’s high performance buildings including; HVAC, energy and load analysis, indoor environmental quality, codes & standards and the integration of building systems.
It Takes Time to Do Things Right
An update on the ASHRAE/IAQA consolidation and chat about high performance buildings
Florida based building science practitioner Don Herrmann [DH] and Tim Wentz, PE [TW] a University of Nebraska professor were today’s guests on IAQradio. We discussed progress of the IAQA/ASHRAE consolidation and high performance building issues.
DH provided a history of the ASHRAE/IAQA relationship which started with shared interest in standards. The previous term merger isn’t the best descriptor of the relationship, consolidation is a better term. The plan is for IAQA to remain a semi-autonomous group under the ASHRAE umbrella. Transition teams from both groups are in place. The association management function has been transferred to ASHRAE. IAQA will have its own members, dues structure, President, board of directors, association executive and the necessary dedicated staff. IAQA members are encouraged to also join ASHRAE.
TW is excited and optimistic about the consolidation and DH reminded members that it takes time to fix what’s broken and make what’s working work better.
Today’s Music: “Air”-Hair (The New Broadway Cast Recording) YouTube
Trivia: According to the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-058) Section 914. Building Standards, what is the definition of a high performance building?
Z-Man Signing Off