Upcoming Events

18th October 2021
  • ASHRAE Ireland HVAC Training Level II

    18th October 2021 @ 11:30 am - 20th October 2021 @ 3:30 pm

    HVAC Design: Level lI – Applications | 18-20 October 2021

    HVAC Design: Level II – Applications

    ASHRAE’s HVAC Design: Level II – Applications training provides participants with instruction on HVAC system design. The training is tailored for engineers with advanced experience in the HVAC design field, or those who have completed HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials. Developed by industry-leading professionals, the training provides advanced information that allows practicing engineers and designers an opportunity to expand their exposure to HVAC systems design procedures for a better understanding of system options to save energy.


    Who Should Attend

    • Engineers with HVAC design experience (3–10 years)
    • Participants who attended the HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials
    • Architects who want an in-depth understanding of HVAC design
    • Facilities managers involved in new construction or major renovation projects
    • Technicians who would like to gain thorough design knowledge
    • Construction project managers involved with mechanical systems

    How Your Firm Will Benefit

    The training allows practicing engineers and designers the opportunity to refresh their skills, as well as, expand their exposure to systems and design procedures. Attendees not practicing as designers will be provided with insights into the design process and challenges along with a better understanding of HVAC system options with buildings.


    Level 1 Outline

    Day 1

    12:30 Introductions

       12:35                Sustainability/Green/LEED/HPB/NZEB

        1:50                 Standard 55

        2:40                 Break

        2:50                 Standard 62.1 (cont.)

        4:05                 Building Systems: Example 1 Education Facility

        4:30                 Adjourn


    Day 2

    12:30 Building Systems: Example 1 Education Facility (cont.)

        2:30                 Break

        2:40                 Building Systems: Example 1 Education Facility (cont.)

        4:30                 Adjourn


    Day 3

    12:30 Building Systems: Example 1 Education Facility (cont.)

       12:15                Building Systems: Example 2 Multi-Story Office Building

        2:30                 Break

        2:40                 Building Systems: Example 2 Multi-Story Office Building (cont.)

        3:25                 Building Systems: Example 3 Multi-Story Office Building

        4:30                 Adjourn


    If you are interested in attending this training, please contact karen@ashrae-ireland.org

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27th October 2021
  • ASHRAE Ireland Board of Governors Meeting

    27th October 2021 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
    Zoom - Contact us for details

    To volunteer, please contact secretary@ashrae-ireland.org (cc' karen@ashrae-ireland.org)

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28th October 2021
  • ASHRAE Ireland Chapter: Digitizing Buildings with BRICK to Enable Portable Analytics, Modeling, and Control

    28th October 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Digitizing Buildings with BRICK to Enable Portable Analytics, Modeling, and Controls


    Panelist:Carlos Duarte, Postdoctoral Researcher at Center for the Built Environment, UC Berkeley, 

    Chair: Daniel Coakley, ASHRAE Ireland President 2021-2022

    Date/Time: Thursday 28th October 2021 (5:00 - 6:00 PM BST)

    Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86511831183?pwd=STRDTkVRazdjYXVIeVJ2dmg4Z09kUT09 

    Enquiries: secretary@ashrae-ireland.org

    Semantic metadata standards, such as Brick, show promise to quickly scale improvements in energy efficiency, equipment operation, maintenance workflows, and occupant satisfaction across the facility management industry. These benefits are possible by providing standardize semantic descriptions of physical, logical, and virtual assets in buildings and the relationships between them to enable interoperability and portability of analytics, modeling, and controls. In this presentation, we will first give an overview of Brick and the Mortar data platform. Brick is an ongoing open-source effort that uses an extensible class hierarchy and minimal set of relationships to build machine readable, directed, labeled graph data model of a building. Mortar is the Modular Open Reproducible Testbed for Analysis & Research that contains data streams and corresponding Brick models for 107 buildings. Then we will discuss how we leverage the capabilities of Brick and Mortar to build single software applications that executes across heterogeneous buildings, acting as a vehicle for reproducible evaluations in building science.

    About the Speaker: Carlos Duarte is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for the Built Environment at University of California, Berkeley. Carlos recently received his PhD in Architecture with an emphasis on Building Science, Technology and Sustainability from UC Berkeley. He received his Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho in 2011 and 2013, respectively. His research interest includes radiant heating and cooling, occupant behavior impact on building energy consumption, and the development of tools that help various building stakeholders. He is currently working on developing portable analytics and control applications that produce knowledge from the wealth of data that modern buildings produce and streamline the implementation of best-in-class HVAC control sequences.

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4th November 2021
  • ASHRAE Ireland Chapter - Technical Seminar “Using Data Analytics to deliver ESG for Hitech Manufacturers in Ireland”

    4th November 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    ASHRAE Ireland Chapter - Technical Seminar

     “Using Data Analytics to deliver ESG for Hitech Manufacturers in Ireland”


    Panelist: Paul Walsh, General Manager, CIM

    Chair: Daniel Coakley, ASHRAE Ireland President 2021-2022

    Date/Time: Thursday 4th 2021 (1:00 - 2:00 PM BST)

    Registration Link:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/691569042979457804 

    Enquiries: secretary@ashrae-ireland.org

    Large Manufacturing facilities are complex to operate, and managing the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems as well as ensuring correct temperature, air quality, humidity, and overall comfort is particularly challenging. Facilities have streams of existing data within them, which is mainly being used by the BMS to control the building. Once this data is collected, normalised and interrogated to verify how well the facility is actually being controlled, only then can it become useful information. Data Analytics ingests all of the buildings data, and uses machine learning and technical engineering intelligence to deliver clear and actionable insights. This allows engineering, facilities and maintenance teams to operate more efficiently while reducing both the energy consumption and carbon footprint of their sites. This seminar will provide an introduction to Building Data Analytics, explain the challenges Data Analytics solves and the ESG benefits that can be delivered to Hitech manufacturing facilities.


    About the Speaker: Leading CIM’s European expansion, Paul joined CIM with a passion for combating climate change and how disruptive technology has the ability to remove barriers to delivering demand-side energy savings for large property owners in a very short time frame. Prior to joining CIM, Paul led the Johnson & Johnson Ireland Energy Team, delivering over 15,000MT of CO2 reduction programs and also working on several sustainability initiatives. With 20 years of industry experience in delivering energy savings, Paul is a Certified Energy Manager with a Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Manufacturing Technology and an MBA from the University of Limerick.

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16th November 2021
  • ASHRAE Ireland Seminar - Optimization under uncertainty of residential building energy demand reduction

    16th November 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Optimization under uncertainty of residential building energy demand reduction


    Panelist:Jan Hensen, Full Professor of High Performance Building Simulation, Eindhoven University of Technology & Czech Technical University in Prague

    Chair: Daniel Coakley, ASHRAE Ireland President 2021-2022

    Date/Time: Tuesday 16th November 2021 (1.00 - 2.00 PM BST)

    Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/570079604732695820 

    Enquiries: secretary@ashrae-ireland.org

    Design-stage computational optimization of residential energy demand is subject to many uncertain assumptions that may result in a considerable gap between predicted and real energy performance. The relevance will be shown of two of the most uncertain assumptions: occupant behavior and weather data. The presentation will then focus on robustness assessment methods for the purpose of optimization under uncertainty. The mini-max regret method will be demonstrated for the case of optimal renovation solutions for existing Dutch houses while considering the interests of different stakeholders such as owner-occupiers and the Dutch government.


    About the Speaker: I am emeritus full professor of building performance in the Building Physics & Services unit at  Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In addition to my ongoing activites at TU/e, I'm also a full professor of environmental engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague. I was the scientific director of the Smart Buildings and Cities post-master program at TU/e. I participated in many international research projects, and am on the scientific advisory board of several international energy institutions, external examiner at 20 international universities, reviewer and editorial board member of 25 international peer reviewed scientific journals and expert evaluator of national and international research projects. I'm proud to be a Fellow of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Fellow of the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning Associations (REHVA) and of having received several other national and international scientific and practice awards. 

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