Upcoming Events

11th October 2021
  • ASHRAE Ireland HVAC Training Level I

    11th October 2021 @ 11:30 am - 15th October 2021 @ 3:30 pm

    HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials | 11-15 October 2021

    HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials

    ASHRAE’s HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials training provides participants with instruction that accelerates their transformation into effective members of a design, construction or facilities maintenance team. Developed by industry-leading professionals selected by ASHRAE, the training provides attendees with the fundamentals and technical aspects of HVAC design. Attendees will gain practical skills and knowledge to design and maintain HVAC systems that can be put to immediate use.

    In addition to gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding, attendees will receive real-world examples of HVAC systems based on the renovated ASHRAE Headquarters building. The training also teaches a systematic approach to guide a design team to a solution that optimally meets the client’s expectations. Engineered drawings of the ASHRAE Headquarters renovation will also be discussed so participants are exposed to plan reading and visual understanding of system design.

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


    Who Should Attend

    • Engineers new to the HVAC industry, including recent engineering graduates lacking practical experience
    • Facilities managers involved in new construction or major renovation projects
    • Technicians who would like to gain design knowledge
    • Architects who want to understand HVAC system design
    • Sales engineers and HVAC equipment suppliers who want to gain a broad knowledge of HVAC systems

    How Your Firm Will Benefit

    The training helps attendees understand:

    • The need to improve overall building performance
    • The technologies that lead to improved building performance
    • The economics of sustainable buildings and the roles of the designer and facilities manager
    • The basic skills needed to design high-performance buildings
    • The skill set that will be required by designers of the future
    • Techniques to interact effectively with all design partners (architects, owners, other engineering disciplines) in an integrated design team
    • The capacity to participate in the design of high-performance buildings

    Level 1 Outline

    Day 1

    12:30 Introductions

    12:35 Fundamentals

    1:35 Load Calculation

    2:20 Break

    2:30 Load Calculation (cont.)

    3:50 Codes and Standards

    4:30 Adjourn

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    Day 2

    12:30 Psychrometrics

        2:40                 Break

        2:50                 System Selection

        3:50                 Commissioning and Standard 180

        4:30                 Adjourn

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    Day 3

    12:30 Design Process

        1:30                 Basic Design of Air Systems

        2:30                 Break

        2:40                 Basic Design of Air Systems (cont.)

        4:30                 Adjourn

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    Day 4

    12:30 Basic Design of Hydronic Systems

        2:00                 Break

        2:10                 HVAC Equipment

        4:30                 Adjourn

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    Day 5

    12:30 HVAC Systems

        2:30                 Break

        2:40                 HVAC Systems (cont.)

        3:20                 BAS Controls

        4:30                 Adjourn

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

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12th October 2021
  • Use of optimisation techniques as a design stage cost benefit analysis tool - Nishesh Jain

    12th October 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrce-vrTwuGNPzOkUhd_2e1Bp4ZiTJDOBL

    Use of optimisation techniques as a design stage cost benefit analysis tool.

    Panelist: Nishesh Jain, PhD, Research Fellow / KTP Associate, University College London (UCL)

    Chair: Daniel Coakley, ASHRAE Ireland President 2021-2022

    Date/Time: Tuesday, October 12th 2021 (1:00 - 2:00 PM BST)

    Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrce-vrTwuGNPzOkUhd_2e1Bp4ZiTJDOBL

    Enquiries: secretary@ashrae-ireland.org 

    This DesignBuilder presentation will introduce an innovative approach to aid the design process, using optimisation in a simulation tool to undertake rigorous cost-benefit analysis. Optimisation uses a genetic algorithm in a “survival of the fittest” process that mimics natural evolution, automatically finding solutions that provide the best “trade-off” between cost, energy consumption, and comfort for a given set of design criteria. Optimisation achieves this in a fraction of the time that traditional parametric or manual iterative simulation methods would take, removing the time-related barriers associated with assessing large numbers of potential solutions. Fully informed decisions can then be made, increasing confidence in both the design team and client. After introducing optimisation fundamentals, we will show you how DesignBuilder has been used for advanced cost-benefit analysis of building envelopes and other carbon, energy and cost savings in example projects.

    About the Speaker: Nishesh Jain, PhD, MSc is an architect, consultant and a researcher in the field of sustainable building design, energy modelling and operational performance of buildings. He specialises in energy and environmental performance assessments of new and existing buildings and using simulations and model calibration to facilitate the process through the building lifecycle, from design to operation. He has contributed to many publications and industry guidance documents on modelling and simulation and his recent work includes the use of advanced parametric tools (optimisation, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis) for informing building designs, and developing calibration tools for better operational performance assessments.

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15th October 2021
  • The Integration of a Smart Grid and Smart Buildings - Tom Lawrence (DL)

    15th October 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7672227629021240843

    Panelist: Thomas Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED® AP

    Chair: Tony O’Keeffe, ASHRAE Ireland Vice-Chair CTTC 2021-2022

    Date/Time: Friday, October 15th 2021 (1:00 - 2:00 PM BST)

    Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7672227629021240843   

    Enquiries: secretary@ashrae-ireland.org

    The smart grid is developing and moving forward, buildings and the built environment will be interacting more closely with the electric utilities. The communication will be in both directions, with the utility working to balance the grid supply and demand through methods such as signaling requests for demand response measures, real-time price adjustments, etc. This is an evolving field and, while there are some differences in the need for and how a smart grid might function in the various regions of the world, there are some common factors as well. This seminar provides an overview of the smart grid particularly as it relates to buildings and their systems, and includes material and topics outlined in ASHRAE’s Smart Grid Application Guide.

    About the Speaker: Dr. Lawrence is the Mechanical Engineering program lead with the University of Georgia, and has nearly 40 years of professional experience. He spent the first 18 years in industry and after going back for his PhD at Purdue he has been at UGA since January 2004. He is the past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8 and is a member of the committee that wrote and maintains ASHRAE Standard 189.1 for High Performance Green Buildings. As an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, he gives seminars related to high-performance buildings at venues around the world. Dr. Lawrence was named an ASHRAE Fellow in 2017 and was a Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors for ASHRAE from 2016-2019. Dr. Lawrence has a B.S. with Highest Distinction in Environmental Science from Purdue University (1978), a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University (1982) and a second M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Washington University in 1989. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in the spring of 2004.

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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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26th October 2021
  • ASHRAE Ireland Board of Governors Meeting

    26th 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: An introduction to BRICK/Mortar, and a recent controls application

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

    Details TBC

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