Past Events

  • ASHRAE CRC 2019

    26th September 2019 - 29th September 2019 @ 

    https://ashrae.eu/ashrae-region-xiv/

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  • Steam: Boilers; Control & Condition

    8th October 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    CIT (IT3 Lecture Hall, Berkeley Centre) - CIT Cork institute of Technology - Bishopstown - T12 P928 Cork - Ireland

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/steam-boilers-control-condition-tickets-74639997241

    The objective of this presentation is to give a high-level understanding of operation of a Steam Generation System
    About this Event
    Presentation Title: - “Steam: Boilers; Control & Condition”

    Date and Time: – 8th October 2019. 6.00pm for 6.30pm. Tea and Coffee will be provided.

    Location: Lecture Theatre IT3 Berkeley Centre, Cork Institute of Technology

    Speaker Bio: “Daniel Wells is the Consultant Specialist for Spirax Sarco, covering the UK and Ireland. Working closely with the Area’s Engineering Teams, Dan has many years’ experience with a broad range of Industrial Applications, working across many Engineering Disciplines.”

    The objective of this presentation is to give a high-level understanding of how (un)reliable operation of their Steam Generation System can impact on performance of desired operational efficiency and functioning of plant.

    This presentation will be of interest to Engineering Students and their Lecturers; Design Engineers; Installing Contractors; Project Managers; C&I Engineers; Quality Engineers; Process Engineers; Production Managers; Utility Engineers; Boiler house Operators; Carbon, Energy & Sustainability Managers; Health & Safety Managers

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  • CIGRE Young Member Showcase & Flexibility in the Irish Energy System

    21st October 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Engineers Ireland - 22 Clyde Road - Dublin 4 - Ireland

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cigre-young-member-showcase-flexibility-in-the-irish-energy-system-tickets-74641541861

    ASHRAE UCD Student Chapter and CIGRE Ireland Next Generation Network present Young Member Showcase & Flexibility in the Irish Energy System

    About this Event
    It is with great pleasure that the ASHRAE UCD Student Chapter and CIGRE Ireland Next Generation Network present the Young Member Showcase & Flexibility in the Irish Energy System event on the 21st of October at Engineers Ireland (22 Clyde Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin) and everyone is invited!

    CIGRE Young Member Showcase

    The Young Member showcase is a major event in the NGN’s calendar and it is the largest CIGRE Ireland event dedicated to young members. It gives young members a chance to present their work in front of industry experts and to win a sponsored trip to next year’s Paris session!

    How to Participate?

    To have a chance of presenting at the YM showcase you need to submit a 500-word abstract by September 27th to

    niall.williams@esb.ie and valentin.rigoni@ucdconnect.ie

    Note: CIGRE membership is free for anybody in full time education and is ONLY required for those competing in the showcase. A young member is any member under 35 or with less than 10 years of experience. You can register after submitting the abstract. Previous work can also be submitted.

    Flexibility in the Irish Energy System

    Future energy systems will require enough flexibility to integrate renewable energy resources in a cost-effective and scalable manner. Flexibility sources will need to be exploited across generation, transmission, distribution and end-use energy demand.

    The afternoon session will have industry experts from SmartWires, ESB, GlenDimplex, EnelX and Eirgrid discussing ways of enhancing system flexibility.

    Register for the event here : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cigre-young-member-showcase-flexibility-workshop-tickets-73241414041

    Please see the attached poster for more details. If you have any questions, please email valentin.rigoni@ucdconnect.ie or anjukan.kathirgamanathan@ucdconnect.ie

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  • Legionella Control in the Hospitality Sector - Mahesh Prabhu

    21st October 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Engineers Ireland - 22 Clyde Road - Dublin 4 - Ireland

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legionella-control-in-the-hospitality-sector-mahesh-prabhu-tickets-72676638783

    Date: 1830 hrs, Monday, October 21st, 2019

    Venue: Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Rd., Dublin 4.

    Topic: Legionella Control in the Hospitality Sector

    The global hospitality sector is expanding at a fast pace to keep up with the booming travel & tourism business. Improvements in the hotel sector infrastructure is typically done by the provision of superior amenities as a value proposition to the guests, which include water features such as spas, lobby fountains, splash pools in guest rooms etc. These water sources and supply lines running into and within the building provide locations for the growth of legionella bacteria and pathways for potential exposure to infection and contraction of legionnaires disease. In addition, hotels with modern HVAC systems which utilize high-efficiency water cooled chillers connected to cooling towers requiring high standards of water hygiene to be maintained in the circulating water, which otherwise could emanate contaminated drifts (aerosols) – one of the main causes for the proliferation of legionella bacteria.

    The presentation deals with legionella control in the hospitality sector and traces the origins, proliferation, and monitoring of legionella bacteria and the causes and symptoms of legionnaires disease. Various risk systems are discussed with emphasis on cooling towers as high-risk systems. The concept of a biofilm as the culprit within pipelines is explained. Basics of monitoring the legionella bacteria, various global standards with a specific reference to ANSI-ASHRAE standard 188-2018 and its importance are highlighted. The presentation touches upon solutions to legionella control in hotel water systems with a reference to various water treatment strategies being practiced. The presentation concludes with the emphasis on legionella compliance as the way forward for the global hospitality majors to protect their brand image and ensure continuity of business.

    Speaker: Mahesh Prabhu

    Mahesh Prabhu holds a BE (Environmental Eng) from Manipal University and a MS from Illinois Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chicago, USA. Mahesh is a Legionella Management Specialist with competency qualifications from City and Guilds UK. He is a 1st Generation Entrepreneur with a passion for providing innovative Solutions to issues arising in Water Treatment and Legionella Management in all types of Buildings - especially in the Hotel segment. His firm M/s Essem Technologies – a Specialty Chemicals distribution company, is a strategic channel partner for globally reputed organisations such as Vasu Chemicals, Nissan Specialty Chemicals and The Lonza Group since the past 2 decades and is solution provider for a slew of multinational branded Hotel chains in India. Mahesh has been instrumental in drafting Legionella Policy documents for reputed Hospitality Chains and also recommending revisions in American Legionella Guidelines ASHRAE 10-2000 currently under upgradation. Mahesh has authored papers published in leading Technical journals on the subject of Water treatment and Legionella Control and is part of the peer review Technical Committee of ASHRAE Technical Committee 3.06. Recognised for his domain expertise, Mahesh was empanelled as a Distinguished Lecturer by ISHRAE in April 2017 and since has been a invited speaker and trainer at several National and International Conferences across India including ASHRAE technical seminars held in Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Athens (Greece) and conducted Training sessions on behalf of Thomas Cook and Skal International for the benefit of their Hotel customers /members in Goa. Mahesh is currently a member of the ISHRAE National Technical Committee, BoG member and GAC Chair of the ASHRAE Mumbai Chapter and a charter member of the IAQA India Chapter.

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  • Low impact HVAC systems - Jüri Russe, Export Director, Halton, Finland

    7th November 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Simon Perry Building, Trinity College Dublin - Simon Perry Civil Engineering Building (2nd Floor) - Trinity College Dublin - Dublin - Ireland

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/low-impact-hvac-systems-juri-russe-export-director-halton-finland-tickets-79318500771

    Speakers bio

    Mr Jüri Russe

    Jüri has almost 30 years experience in delivering low energy HVAC systems internationally.

    He has most recently delivered data centres and A-class environments to offices, hospitals and hotels in Moscow, Milan, Dublin, Geneva, Finland, Sweden and Austria.

    Presentation objective

    To define an A-class environment in terms of comfort, pollutants, energy use, embodied energy and life cycle.

    To show how low impact HVAC systems can be designed for buildings and how to achieve better than NZEB performance.

    This presentation will be of interest to: Developers of A-Class Offices and Hotels, Investors, Architects, Cost Consultants, Buildings Services Engineers and Mechanical Contractors.

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  • Technical Seminar: Plastic Piping Systems in the Building Services Industry

    12th November 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    CIT (IT3 Lecture Hall, Berkeley Centre) - CIT Cork institute of Technology - Bishopstown - T12 P928 Cork - Ireland

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plastic-piping-systems-in-the-building-services-industry-tickets-76912349909

    • Presentation Title: - “Plastic Piping Systems in the Building Services Industry”
    • Date and Time: – 12th November 2019. 6.00pm for 6.30pm. Tea and Coffee will be provided.
    • Location: Lecture Theatre IT3 Berkeley Centre, Cork Institute of Technology

    Speakers Bio

    Andrew Cutting MBA
    Andrew is a business development specialist with over a decade of successful experience in product compliance. A strong believer in professional development, Andrew completed a Master of Business degree in 2017 and is implementing the skills he obtained into his current role at Aquatherm UK.

    Ashley Westman
    Ashley is a specialist in Aquatherm PP-R pipework with over 13 years of experience working for Aquatherm UK. From installation of PP-R systems to development of the current Aquatherm UK training programme, he has been involved in many aspects of the business and is now using his knowledge obtained over the years to help educate more within the industry on the benefits of plastic piping systems.
    Both speakers will be introduced by Jim Lacey Business Development Manager for Irish Tube & Fittings Supply Ltd based in Waterford.

    Presentation Objective
    The objective of this presentation is to demonstrate the key benefits and the effective use of PP-R Plastic Piping systems as a fluid and gas transport medium as an alternative to traditional insulated utility piped services such as Copper, Steel and HDPE and to practically demonstrate the PP-R Socket Weld system on site.
    This presentation will be of interest to Facility Design & Maintenance Engineers, Engineering Consultants, Installing Contractors, Engineering Students and their Lecturers.

    This event qualifies for 1.5hrs CPD.

    CPD certificates and a copy of the presentation slides will be issued subsequently to all registered attendees.

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  • ASHRAE HVAC Design Training: Level 1 - Essentials

    18th November 2019 - 20th November 2019 @ 
    The Beacon Hotel, Beacon Ct, Sandyford Business Park, Sandyford, Dublin 18, D18 Y8N7, Ireland

    HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials provides intensive, practical training ideal for recent technical or engineering school graduates, engineers new to the HVAC field, those who need a refresher in new technologies, and facility managers, sales representatives and others who want to gain a better understanding of HVAC fundamentals, equipment and systems.

    Further Information & Registration: http://ashrae-ireland.org/training/

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  • Training Workshop on Hydrocarbon Refrigerants for Refrigeration Contractors

    19th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley, Fonthill Road, Liffey Valley, Dublin, D22 X4W6, Ireland

    The Irish Refrigeration Institute (IRI) will be holding the above training workshop on Tuesday 19th November 2019.
    The workshop is intended for those involved in the supply, installation and maintenance of refrigeration equipment using hydrocarbon refrigerants.

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  • UCD Sustainable Smart Cities & Communities Symposium

    4th December 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Mason Hayes Theatre, UCD Business School, Belfield, Dublin 4

    The UCD Sustainable Smart Cities & Communities symposium will provide a vision of future sustainable cities and communities, where each component not only aims to maximise its efficiency, but it cooperates and interacts with the others as a whole. Topics for the symposium will be Sustainable Energy Communities, Consumer and Prosumer Behaviour, Buildings, IoT, Data Analytics, Transport, Renewable Energies, Energy Generation and Management, Water Treatment and Recycling. All these areas are profoundly interconnected target areas of interventions, which can lead to significant improvements to the city ecosystem and path towards decarbonisation and sustainability.

    As a contribution to the symposium, ASHRAE Ireland is organising a parallel technical workshop on Smart Building Technologies. The workshop is intended to provide insights on building energy systems integration, energy storage, renewable energies, energy flexibility and demand response, control and optimisation, building design and modelling. 

    Everyone is welcome. Please, register on https://www.smartcitiescommunities.org/  and join us in UCD, Dublin, on the 4th of December 2019. 

    If you are interested in giving a talk at the workshop, please contact Dr. Mattia De Rosa at mattia.derosa@ucd.ie. PhD students are particularly welcome to join and disseminate their current research work. The registration fee will be waived to all speakers.

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  • High Performance in Building Operation

    10th December 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    CIT (IT3 Lecture Hall, Berkeley Centre) - CIT Cork institute of Technology - Bishopstown - T12 P928 Cork - Ireland

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/high-performance-in-building-operation-tickets-83825196419
     

    ASHRAE Evening Cork Technical Presentation – December 2019

     

    PresentationTitle: - High Performance in Building Operation

    Date and Time: – 10thDecember 2019. 6.00pm for 6.30pm. Tea and Coffee will be provided.

    Location: Lecture Theatre IT3 BerkeleyCentre, Cork Institute of Technology

     

    Speakers Bio

    FrankCaul

    Frank Caul is Co-Founder at RemoteHVAC anddespite insisting to whomever will listen that he is fully retired, hecontinues to be instrumental in guiding the technological development of theBuilding Performance Monitoring software. He has over forty years experience inthe heating ventilation and air conditioning business, and began his career asa Refrigeration Apprentice and spent many years in the Commissioning Departmentof HA O’Neill’s before departing to Saudi Arabia as an HVAC Engineer. On hisreturn to Ireland in the mid-eighties opportunities for employment were thin onthe ground so Frank started his own company, which went on to become SirusGroup employing more than 100 people across Ireland. Sirus was acquired by theinternational building controls company Sauter AG in 2018.

    On a sunny evening with a gentle breeze in theair he will most likely be found sailing the high seas of Cork Harbour.

     

    Tony O’Keeffe

    Tony O’Keeffe, Managing Director, RemoteHVAC

    Tony O’Keeffe is Managing Director atRemoteHVAC, a software platform providing building performance monitoring forcost saving and sustainability. With more than 10 years of Energy and ProjectManagement experience, he is obsessed with finding ways to analyse and improvethe operational performance of the built environment. His industry experienceincludes optimising HVAC and Controls systems, equipment upgrades for energyefficiency and Energy Performance Contracts; one of which received the 2013SEAI Energy Award in the Small Business Category. This experience has come tofruition with his current role in product design and business development forRemoteHVAC.

    Outside of buildings, not in a literal sense, hecan normally be found chasing after his sons Fionn and Oisín. He is keptrelatively sane by Claire, his Clinical Psychologist wife, and on the rarest ofoccasions he finds time to run, cycle and swing a golf club...neverconcurrently.

    Tony’s educational experience includes an MBAfrom Trinity College Dublin Business School, an MSc in Energy Management fromDublin Institute of Technology and a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from CorkInstitute of Technology.

     

    PresentationObjective

    The objective of this presentation is todemonstrate the key benefits of building performance monitoring and itseffective use to achieve comfortable, healthy and sustainable buildings.Performance monitoring and management can;

    ●      Improve the health, well-being and productivity ofoccupants

    ●      Reduce operating costs and increased energyefficiency

    ●      Enhance the value and attractiveness of thebuilding asset

    ●      Achieve proactive and efficient HVAC maintenance

    ●      Help bridge the gap between operating and designperformance

    ●      Provide essential data for sustainabilityreporting such as LEED and BREEAM.

    Learning outcomes:

    1. Demonstrate how automated analysis of BMS data and other building data can help move from reactive to a more proactive, evidence based and data driven approach to building management and operations.
    2. Demonstrate how performance monitoring and data analysis of the building and its HVAC systems can provide opportunities for optimisation.
    3. Provide a practical insight into how a standard commercial building can be transformed into a smart, connected and more sustainable building.

    This presentation will be of interest toBuilding Managers, Facility Design & Maintenance Engineers, EngineeringConsultants, Installing Contractors, Engineering Students and their Lecturers.

    This event qualifies for 1.5hrs CPD.

     

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  • Heat Pumps For Commercial and Industrial Applications

    11th February 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    CIT (IT3 Lecture Hall, Berkeley Centre) - CIT Cork institute of Technology - Bishopstown - T12 P928 Cork - Ireland

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heat-pumps-for-commercial-and-industrial-applications-tickets-93181758147

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  • Key Issues and Innovations in Laboratory Ventilation

    3rd March 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    CIT (IT3 Lecture Hall, Berkeley Centre) - CIT Cork institute of Technology - Bishopstown - T12 P928 Cork - Ireland

    For details, go here:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/key-issues-and-innovations-in-laboratory-ventilation-tickets-97088679855

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  • Variable Speed Drives and Harmonics and soft start (ABB) (IRI & ASHRAE Ireland Joint Webinar)

    28th April 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    IRI & ASHRAE Ireland Joint Webinar: – Variable Speed Drives and Harmonics and soft start (ABB)Variable Speed Drives for Refrigeration and HVAC  Top Tips for selecting and applying VSDs  Tuning VSDs for optimum control  Harmonics  Cabling of VSDs  Energy savings and process control

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  • Webinar: Fundamentals of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation for Air & Surface Disinfection

    15th May 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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    https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2164000918397450510  

    Speaker:Dr. William P. BahnflethPhd, PE, FASHRAE, FASME, FISIAQProfessor of Architectural EngineeringThe Pennsylvania State University, USAPresidential Member, ASHRAEASHRAE Distinguished LecturerChair of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force

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  • ASHRAE Ireland BoG Meeting

    2nd June 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
    Sirus, Unit 5 Centrepoint Marina Commercial Park, Centre Park Rd, Ballintemple, Cork, T12 H7DV, Ireland

    ASHRAE Ireland Chapter Board of Governor (BoG) meeting. 

    To volunteer, please contact secretary@ashrae-ireland.org

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  • Webinar: Airflow Patterns And Flow Path of Airborne Particulates

    11th June 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    Airflow Patterns And Flow Path of Airborne Particulates

    Free Webinar June 11, 2020
    12:00 PM EDT

    Register Here: https://masterseries.events/product/airflow-patterns-and-flow-path/

    This FREE Master Class is brought to you by TIPS: The Infection Prevention Strategy

    Hospital-acquired infections has been persistent in hospitals and airborne transmission plays a role in many nosocomial infections. Air is the primary carrier of heat, moisture, contaminants, and airborne contaminants in health care facilities such as patient rooms, isolation rooms, and operating rooms. Therefore the flow path of supply air plays an important role in determining the flow path of airborne pathogens in these spaces. The airflow distribution also determines the thermal comfort of occupants, indoor air quality, distribution of surface contamination, and potential for transmission of airborne pathogens in a room. The airflow patterns, temperature distribution, and concentration of contaminants including the flow path of airborne pathogens in a patient room can depend on several inter-related factors including the location and type of supply diffusers, supply air flow rates (air change rates) and associated diffuser throws, supply air temperature, size and locations of room return, bathroom exhaust flow rates, locations and strengths of various heat sources in a room, arrangement of furniture and other obstructions to airflow, and importantly relative location of a patient in the room. In addition, orientation of the room can determine the solar sensible heat loads in the room. Several studies indicate that the design of a ventilation system and the resulting airflow patterns play a more important role in controlling the flow path of contaminants than just the supply airflow rate or air changes per hour (ACH) alone. This case study evaluates the impact of supply and return locations on the airflow patterns and temperature distribution along with the resulting thermal comfort of occupants, and probable flow path of airborne pathogens in a typical patient room using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations. These analyses indicate the linear diffusers combined with high supply air flow rates (high air change rates) can cause strong recirculation and entrainment (induction) flows in the room. Depending on the location of the return grille, the airborne particles released from the patient’s face can get entrained back into the supply air stream and can eventually spread into the entire room. However, this study indicates placement of a return grille right behind the linear supply diffuser over the patient’s head can potentially provide a ready flow path to airborne particles to exit out of the room without significant recirculation and entrainment back into the supply air stream. This study demonstrates that the supply air flow paths, induced air flow paths, and exhaust grille placement can work collaboratively to establish protective and effective contaminant control. The presentation with the help of insightful airflow animations will show the movement of airborne particles in a patient room and will demonstrate the important of locations supply and exhaust grills. This presentation will provide valuable insights to healthcare facilities managers, owners and design engineers in designing the HVAC systems for patient rooms.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Review airflow patterns in a hospital patient room
    2. Evaluate the impact of airflow patterns on the thermal comfort and probable flow path of airborne pathogens in a patient room
    3. Evaluate the impact of locations of supply and return in a patient room on the probable flow path of airborne pathogens
    4. Understand of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) be employed in the design and optimization of a resilient patient room

    This Master Class does not provide educational credits.

    SPEAKERS

    Kishor Khankari, Ph.D.

    Dr. Khankari provides engineering solutions and insights through Physics based simulation and CFD analysis. Kishor has several years of experience in providing CFD consulting services which lead to optimized solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems involving fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer, and other similar engineering processes. He provided consulting services to reputed firms including Yahoo!, Facebook, Dell, Ford, GM, York International, GE, Pratt & Whitney, Cummins, Delphi, Cargill, Ralston Purina, Warner Lambert, Lockheed Martin.

    Dr. Khankari has developed a patented technology of a wind band design of exhaust fan assembly systems. He has developed several easy-to-use analytical software tools, which are regularly used by design engineers in a variety companies including those in the critical facility and automotive industries.
    A noted expert in CFD, he has been regularly publishing in several technical journals and trade magazines. Dr. Kishor Khankari is ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and recipient of the ASHRAE Distinguished and Exceptional Service Awards.

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  • COVID-19 Mini-Series Part 1: “A Data-driven COVID-19 Response Framework for Global Workplaces”

    18th June 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    “A Data-drivenCOVID-19 Response Framework for Global Workplaces”

    This webinar will discuss the role of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in a workplace re-entry protocol. After a brief introduction to the relationship between IEQ and infectious outcomes, the presentation will focus on changes to building operation that are normally in the scope of facility managers and mechanical engineers. We will discuss the measures in terms of intent and measurable outcomes. We will also discuss the difference between existing IEQ practices and new recommendations from professional bodies. This discussion will be supplemented with examples from ongoing measurements across the UK and USA.

    About the Speaker: Dr. Parag Rastogi is a lead building scientist at arbnco, with a background in civil engineering. He comes to arbnco after a stint at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland) as a doctoral researcher, and a research fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, Japan. At arbnco he leads research and development efforts to incorporate cutting-edge research into the health, wellbeing, and climate products. His work touches upon health and wellbeing in buildings, integrating climate risk analysis into building performance evaluation and planning, and the use of machine learning and data science in software and hardware for buildings. Parag is also a visiting instructor at CEPT University, Ahmedabad, and speaks regularly at technical conferences and events.


    Please register for Ireland Chapter - COVID-19 Technical 8-part Mini-Series 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM BST at:

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7176821764609799947

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  • COVID-19 Mini-Series Part 2: "Addressing the challenges of COVID-19 in Building Services"

    2nd July 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    Please register for Ireland Chapter - COVID-19 Technical 8-part Mini-Series 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM BST at:

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7176821764609799947

    This 8-part technical mini- series of technical webinars brings together a range of experts covering a breadth of topics in the context of COVID-19 and mitigation of spread of airborne infections in the built environment. Topics include: indoor air quality (IAQ), building monitoring, facility management, ventilation, filtration and air-cleaning. The webinars are free and open to all to attend. 

    This series is supported by CIBSE-ASHRAE Group (https://www.cibseashrae.org/) 

    Thu, Jun 18, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST 
    Title: "A Data-driven COVID-19 Response Framework for Global Workplaces" 
    Panelist: Dr. Parag Rastogi, Lead Building Physicist, Arbnco 
     Chair: Dr. Daniel Coakley, Secretary, ASHRAE Ireland 

    Thu, Jul 2, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST 
    Title: "Addressing the challenges of COVID-19 in Building Services" 
    Panelist: Michael Curran, Head of Building Services, NUI Galway, Chair of CIBSE Ireland 
     Chair(s): Conor Deane, YEA Chair, ASHRAE Ireland 

    Thu, Jul 16, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST
    Title: "ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force" 
    Panelist: Prof. Bill Bahnfleth 
    Chair: TBC 

    Thu, Jul 30, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST - TBC 
    Thu, Aug 13, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST - TBC 
    Thu, Aug 27, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST - TBC 
    Thu, Sep 10, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST - TBC 
    Thu, Sep 24, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST - TBC 

     
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  • COVID-19 Mini-Series Part 3: “Managing HVAC Systems to Reduce Infectious Disease Transmission” - Prof. W. P. Bahnfleth

    16th July 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Panelist: Prof. William P. Bahnfleth, Ph.D, P.E., Presidential / Fellow ASHRAE
    • Chair: Dr. Daniel Coakley, Secretary, ASHRAE Ireland
    • Date/Time: Thu, Jul 16, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST
    • Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2ZHFysz
    • Enquiries: secretary@ashrae-ireland.org 

    Managing our buildings to minimize the risk of infectious disease transmission is of paramount concern today. Every building and climate are different making it challenging to have one approach work in all situations. Prof. Bahnfleth of Pennsylvania State University provides a critical review of guidance published by ASHRAE and other built environment organizations and the relationship between them and scientists and health-focused organizations like WHO. Prof. Bahnfleth provides expert insight based on the best research for operations to help mitigate risks and what practices to avoid.

    About the Speaker: William P. Bahnfleth is a professor of architectural engineering at Penn State University and is a fellow of ASHRAE, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ).His research interests cover a wide variety of indoor environmental control topics including chilled water pumping systems, stratified thermal energy storage, protection of building occupants from indoor bioaerosol releases, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems, and others. He is the author or co-author of more than 170 technical papers and articles and 14 books and book chapters. Professor Bahnfleth currently serves as chair of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force.

     

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  • COVID-19 Mini-Series Part 4: “Human health and the impacts of buildings and HVAC Systems” - Dr. Stephanie Taylor, M.D., M. Arch, FRSPH(UK), CABE, ASHRAE D.L.

    30th July 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    ASHRAE Ireland Chapter - COVID-19 Technical Mini-Series –Part 4: 

     “Humanhealth and the impacts of buildings and HVAC Systems” 

    Panelist: Dr. Stephanie Taylor, M.D., M. Arch, FRSPH(UK), CABE, ASHRAE D.L.

    Chair: Dr. Donal Finn, UCD, Dublin

    Date/Time: Thu, Jul 30, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST

    Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2ZHFysz

    Enquiries: secretary@ashrae-ireland.org 

    This seminar will focus on the role of buildings and HVAC systems in human health and wellbeing, especially in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Critically, the seminar addresses the importance of adequate indoor ventilation, appropriate environmental conditions and other factors which directly impact on occupant health and the risk of spread of infectious diseases. Furthermore, this seminar will cover recent scientific developments in the role of environmental conditions in the spread of infections, and how our knowledge about medicine and the human body can drive more effective design and operation of modern buildings.

     

    About the Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Taylor received her MD from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts in 1984. For the next several decades, she practiced clinical medicine and did academic research in cellular growth mechanisms. After working as a physician for many decades, Dr. Taylor obtained a Masters in Architecture as well as Infection Control certification. Her lifelong commitment to patient care includes focusing on improving the healthcare physical environment and clinical work processes to help patients heal quickly and save hospitals money. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Harvard Medical School (MD), and Norwich University (Masters Architecture). She has numerous research publications in Nature, Science, and other peer-reviewed journals.

     

     

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  • COVID-19 Mini-Series Part 5: “The Impact of the Outdoor Environment on Natural and Mechanical Ventilation Performance” - Dr. John Gallagher, Assistant Professor in Environmental Systems, Trinity College Dublin

    13th August 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    ASHRAE Ireland Chapter - COVID-19 Technical Mini-Series – Part5

     “TheImpact of the Outdoor Environment on Natural and Mechanical VentilationPerformance”

    Panelist: Dr. John Gallagher, Assistant Professor in Environmental Systems, Trinity College Dublin

    Chair: Dr. Daniel Coakley, Secretary, ASHRAE Ireland

    Date/Time: Thu, Aug 13, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST

    Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2ZHFysz

    Enquiries: secretary@ashrae-ireland.org 

    This seminar focuses on outdoor environment and how it affects the performance of both natural and mechanical ventilation in buildings. With the increased recognition of SARS-CoV-2 transmission via aerosol droplets, natural and mechanical ventilation systems need to be harmonized to ensure that buildings (offices, schools, Universities, etc.) minimize the risk of transmission in enclosed spaces. The role of natural ventilation openings in particular is affected by outdoor environmental conditions over the course of a day or across the changing seasons. Therefore, how can we ensure air movements inside a building provides adequate ventilation?

    About the Speaker: Dr. John Gallagher is Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering in Trinity College Dublin and is a Principal Investigator in their specialist Air Pollution Research Group. His work over the past twelve years has focused on developing innovative passive air pollution control systems, adopting the 3M (Measurement, Modelling and Mitigation) approach to inform effective designs. His research is underpinned by a low-carbon and resource efficient agenda, aligning with the circular economy agenda and balancing technical, economic and environmental factors in the process. In 2018, he was runner-up in the Horizon Prize on Materials for Clean Air from the European Commission’s DG R&I. Currently, Dr Gallagher is currently involved in several National (e.g. SEAI) and European (e.g. H2020) projects on passive ventilation and environmental quality design solutions, and is working with national and international partners to improve air quality in the built environment.

     

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  • COVID Mini-Series Part 6: “Remobilisation of Workplace Environments: Air Quality Recommendations”

    27th August 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    Panellist: Alan Sweeney, European Clean Process Segment Manager, Camfil

    Chair: Dr. Daniel Coakley, Secretary, ASHRAE Ireland

    Date/Time: Thu, Aug 27th , 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST

    Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2ZHFysz

    Enquiries: secretary@ashrae-ireland.org 

    This seminar will focus on the virosphere and risk groups for biological agents, transmission routes of microorganisms and how they behave in the air. It will look at PPE as source control, air filtration guidelines and current industry ventilation guidelines during the pandemic. The webinar will cover topics including: the relationship between air filtration efficiencies and particle sizes; air filter guidelines and air filter upgrade possibilities & recommendations in the current crisis situation; as well as an explanation and focus on how Absolute HEPA filtration can help. It will finish with some examples and a comparison of air cleaning technologies and some case studies of air cleaner deployment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

    About the Speaker: Alan currently leads Camfil Group’s European Clean Process division. In his role, Alan advances the position of efficient contained filtration, dust collection, and safety in dust handling for Clean Process applications. The position brings him into contact with a wide range of Pharmaceutical and process industry issues every day, which leads to a great industry cross-over of information and solutions.

    Alan has worked in air-filtration for over 30 years. He has helped many Pharma Clients world-wide over the Years in terms of offering the optimum choices in filtration terms. Alan is a Subject Matter Expert on a range of Air filtration topics and a frequent speaker and presenter globally at industry and educational events.

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Board of Governors Meeting

    8th September 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
    Skype: ASHRAE Ireland

    To volunteer, please contact secretary@ashrae-ireland.org

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  • COVID-19 Mini-Series Part 7: “REHVA COVID-19 guidance for HVAC systems operation and reduction the spread of viral diseases in workplaces”

    10th September 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Panellist: Prof. Jarek Kurnitski, Chair of REHVA Technology and Research Committee
    • Chair: Tony O’ Keeffe, CTTC Chair, ASHRAE Ireland Chapter
    • Date/Time: Thu, Sep 10th , 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST
    • Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2ZHFysz
    • Enquiries: secretary@ashrae-ireland.org 

    New evidence on SARS-CoV-2 airborne transmission has made ventilation measures the most important engineering controls in the infection control. While physical distancing is important to avoid a close contact, the risk of an aerosol concentration and cross-infection from 1.5 m onward from an infected person can be reduced with adequate ventilation and effective air distribution solutions. Three levels of guidance are discussed in the presentation: (1) how to operate HVAC and other building services in existing buildings right now during an epidemic; (2) how to conduct a risk assessment and assess the safety of different buildings and rooms; and (3) what would be more far-reaching actions to further reduce the spread of viral diseases in future in buildings with improved ventilation systems.

    Jarek Kurnitski is a Professor at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, and at Aalto University, Finland. As Chair of REHVA Technology and Research Committee he has been leading REHVA COVID-19 Task Force preparing European HVAC guidance for an epidemic situation. He is the leader of Estonian Center of Excellence in Research ZEBE, Zero Energy and Resource Efficient Smart Buildings and Districts. He is internationally known for the preparation of technical definitions for nearly zero energy buildings through many activities in REHVA Technology and Research Committee and contributions to European standards. He has been deeply involved in the work to improve the energy efficiency and indoor climate of the built environment in Estonia and Finland with major contribution in the development of energy calculation frames for present energy performance regulations

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  • Webinar: “Importance of Ventilation as an Engineering Control Mechanism in the fight against COVID 19” - B. Redington (HSE)

    24th September 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    ASHRAEIreland Chapter: COVID-19 Technical Mini-Series – Part 8

    “Importance ofVentilation as an Engineering Control Mechanism in the fight against COVID 19”

    • Panellist: Mr. Brendan Redington, Estate Manager, HSE Corporate Estates
    • Chair: Michael Geraghty, President, ASHRAE Ireland Chapter
    • Date/Time: Thu, Sep 24th , 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST

    Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2ZHFysz

    This presentation is a desk stop study review of recent guidance documents to highlight the importance of Ventilation as an Engineering Control Mechanism in the fight against COVID 19 and to examine the common ventilation related parameters referred to in numerous reports and guidance documents that influence its effectiveness. As the risk management hierarchy of controls shows engineering controls perform a vital part in reducing risk of infection to building occupants. Compliance with current public health national guidelines and standards is also required to keep the virus out of a facility in the first instance. By using proven methodologies and technologies to reduce the probability of exposure should assist in controlling the indoor healthcare environment and reducing risk. Some items of control include direct source capture using local exhaust ventilation, controlling airflow direction to prevent cross-contamination, dilution and removal of contaminated air via mechanical ventilation and air cleaning through HEPA filtration and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation are referred within the presentation.

                                                                                                                                                                                       About the Speaker: Mr. Redington has over 27 years of experience in the areas of engineering design, project management, and facilities management in the Healthcare Engineering Management Sector. Mr. Redington career has included engineering design of HVAC, Piping and Control systems; Project Management, Commissioning, Forensic engineering, project Dispute Resolution and Project Execution Management.  He has worked for many years mainly in the Healthcare Sector but also for several years with high-tech\industrial clients. He has worked as liaison between the design team and construction team for many years from a Quality & Standards compliance perspective. Mr. Redington sits on many Building Services Engineering Healthcare Standards committees both nationally at European level and internationally. He has developed many standards/guidance documents through NSAI, HSE, HPSC and co-authored several articles on aspects of Healthcare Engineering standards. Mr Redington holds the following qualifications.

     

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  • How Can Climate Change Impact Indoor Air Health?

    23rd October 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    Dear Participants

    We are pleased to inform you that ASHRAE Rajasthan Chapter is organizing a virtual DL presentation on How Can Climate Change Impact Indoor Air Health? on Friday i.e. Oct 23, 2020, at 7:00 PM IST. 

    Please find the registration link below:

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4533061450178940431    

    It will be delivered by Mr. Henry H. Slack. He is Environmental Engineer (Retired) from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In this position, he offers expertise concerning indoor air to citizens or public agencies with questions on topics as diverse as mold, odors, ozone, carbon monoxide, air cleaners, ventilation systems, and secondhand tobacco smoke. 

    Details of the speaker and about the presentation are attached.

    Note: You can also register for the upcoming Friday, Oct 30 presentation on Solutions for Existing Buildings having Performance + IEQ Problems. 
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5183048744055129103 

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    With Thanks &  Regards



    Shailendra Kasera
    ASHRAE Rajasthan Chapter

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Board of Governors Meeting

    28th October 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
    Skype: ASHRAE Ireland

    To volunteer, please contact secretary@ashrae-ireland.org

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  • CIBSE Winter Webinar: Grenfell Tower Disaster

    18th November 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    Topic: Grenfell Tower Disaster

    Description: The Grenfell Tower disaster triggered a wide-ranging review of building and fire engineering safety around the world. How could such a devastating blaze happen? Could it happen again and what are the lessons learnt from this disaster?
    Join us in conversation with Hywel Davies, Technical Director of CIBSE, who has been closely involved in the industry response to the Grenfell Tower disaster. He is also involved in the UK government review of building regulations and fire safety
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    Nov 18, 2020 01:00 PM in Dublin

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  • “Evolving HVAC Guidance for Airborne Infection Control – Current Status and Future Directions” - Prof. W. P. Bahnfleth

    4th February 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    Panelist: Prof. William P. Bahnfleth, Ph.D, P.E., Presidential / Fellow ASHRAE
    Chair: Dr. Daniel Coakley, Secretary, ASHRAE Ireland 
    Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2424584080422358542 
    Enquiries: secretary@ashrae-ireland.org 

    Description: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, ASHRAE and the Epidemic Task Force (ETF) has been at the forefront of industry in providing technical guidance for the management of HVAC systems for airborne infection control. Over the past year, our understanding of viral transmission has evolved, and with it, the guidance for HVAC is changing also. ASHRAE Ireland Chapter are delighted to welcome back Prof. Bill Bahnfleth to provide an overview of current ASHRAE guidance, and compare how it relates to CIBSE, REHVA, AIVC and others. The seminar will also look towards future directions, and where further developments are required, such as the need to consider characteristics of varying pathogens. 

    About the Speaker: William P. Bahnfleth is a professor of architectural engineering at Penn State University and is a fellow of ASHRAE, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). His research interests cover a wide variety of indoor environmental control topics including chilled water pumping systems, stratified thermal energy storage, protection of building occupants from indoor bioaerosol releases, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems, and others. He is the author or co-author of more than 170 technical papers and articles and 14 books and book chapters. Professor Bahnfleth currently serves as chair of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force.

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  • Ongoing Management of COVID: The operation of HVAC and UV systems

    9th February 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    For details, go here:
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ongoing-management-of-covid-the-operation-of-hvac-and-uv-systems-tickets-138401983057

    Date/Time: Tuesday 9 February 2021, 17:30 GMT

    HVAC Systems Group invites members and relevant special interest groups to this event on the ongoing management of Covid.

    This event will look at the latest science on transmission of the SARS-Cov-2 in buildings, together with emerging experience of how to configure and operate building services systems to reduce risk of infection. Winter conditions have led to considerable challenges around operating buildings in a safe way, and there is still uncertainty about how best to manage these risks. Topics covered will include the importance of ventilation, the role of humidity, the operation of HVAC and UV systems, and best management practices.

    Speakers will include Chris Iddon on the tranmission pathways and relative exposure risk, Prof. Clive Beggs will present a novel psychrometric model for assessing the survival of SARS-CoV-2 in aerosols, with a particular focus on the role that air temperature and humidity play in the survival of the virus, David Black of FlaktGroup will clarify the risks associated with air handling units, Harry Williams of AECOM will discuss new and alternative technologies available to mitigate tranmission risks, while Sean Webber of Savills will give a case study of a commercial property adapted to managing occupier safety.

    Register now: Ongoing Management of COVID: The operation of HVAC and UV systems Tickets, Tue 9 Feb 2021 at 17:30 | Eventbrite

    Kind regards
    CIBSE HVAC Systems Group

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Chapter - Technical Seminar - Advanced Room Air DistributionStrategies for Effective Airborne Infection Control

    25th March 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    ASHRAE Ireland Chapter - Technical Seminar

    Panelist: Prof. ChandraSekhar, ASHRAE Fellow, Dept. of Building, National University of Singapore(NUS)

    Chair: Donal Finn, ASHRAEIreland Past President 2018-2019

    Date/Time: Thursday, March25th, 2021 (1:00 - 2:00 PM GMT)

    Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/62344921835831568

    Enquiries: secretary@ashrae-ireland.org  

    Advanced Room Air DistributionStrategies for Effective Airborne Infection Control

    In the contextof airborne infection control, it is critical that the ventilation system isable to extract the contaminated exhaled air within the shortest possibletime.  In order to minimise the spread ofcontaminated air exhaled by occupants efficiently, a novel PersonalizedVentilation (PV) - Personalized Exhaust (PE) system is developed, which aims toexhaust the exhaled air as much as possible from around the infectedperson.  The PV-PE system was studiedexperimentally for a particular healthcare setting, based on a typicalconsultation room geometry and four different medical consultation positions ofan infected person and a healthy person. The findings are encouraging, and the PV-PE system is envisaged to helpin the ventilation design of consultation rooms in healthcare centres andhospitals. The system can also be applied in any open area with the presence ofan infected person to obtain better infection control as well as enhanced IAQ.

    About the Speaker: Chandra Sekhar is a tenured Professor in theDepartment of Building at the National University of Singapore and is a Fellowof ASHRAE and ISIAQ. His research interests include thermal comfort,ventilation/IAQ, energy and HVAC systems. He has more than 275 publications ininternational journals and conferences and has delivered several Keynote talks.He is a co-inventor and holds 3 US and other patents.  He has been an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturersince 2006 and is regularly invited to speak worldwide. He has been recognisedthrough awards from ASHRAE, SHASE, ASEAN and Singapore. He is currently aDirector-At-Large on the ASHRAE Board of Directors.  He is active in Standards and Technicalcommittees in ASHRAE and in Singapore.

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Technical Seminar - COVID 19 Update REHVA

    29th April 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    ASHRAE Ireland Technical Seminar - COVID 19 Update REHVA


    April 29th 2021         
    Speaker: Jarek Kurnitski                   
    Topic: COVID 19 Update REHVA
    Location: Goto Webinar, register here

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Technical Seminar: Big, Smart, and Everything: Data, Technology, Buildings, Cities, and the IoT

    13th May 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    ASHRAE Ireland Technical Seminar: Big, Smart, and Everything: Data, Technology, Buildings, Cities, and the IoT


    May 13th 2021    
    Speaker: Dru Crawley      
    Topic: Big, Smart, and Everything: Data, Technology, Buildings, Cities, and the IoT
    Location: Goto Webinar, register here
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  • ASHRAE Ireland: Can a Low-Cost Air Quality Monitor Offer Near-Reference level Data?

    27th May 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    ASHRAE Ireland Chapter - Technical Seminar

     “Can a Low-Cost Air Quality Monitor Offer Near-Reference level Data?   ”

    Panelist: Bruno Beloff Co Founder, South Coast Science

    Chair: Dr. Daniel Coakley, Secretary, ASHRAE Ireland

    Date/Time: Thursday, May 27th, 2021 (1:00 - 2:00 PM BST)

    Registration Link:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqcuusqzMrGtwpR9H-YpKbRuH_saVztxMg 

    Enquiries: secretary@ashrae-ireland.org

    Most countries around the world rely on government reference stations to monitor background air quality. Whilst very accurate, they are also very expensive and are normally fixed in position. In recent years, as more has become known about air quality, we have leant that not only does it vary from street to street but also within the street itself. This highlights one of the inadequacies of reference systems which is the very low spacial resolution of data. This has fuelled the so-called ‘low-cost’ ambient air quality sector and has propelled the development of smaller, portable systems. The development of an ambient monitor offering near-reference level performance has become one companies obsession.

    About the Speaker:

    Bruno Beloff graduated in 1985 with MA in theoretical linguistics and artificial intelligence, then promptly accepted a job as an electronic engineer. A recurring goal in his life is to help bridge the gap between commercial IT developments and the needs of academic researchers.

    Bruno has been working on air quality monitoring since 2013. In 2016, he co-founded South Coast Science Limited, whose primary focus is to offer a common digital front-end for electrochemical sensors and particulate monitors, together with an open infrastructure for air quality data.

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Technical Seminar: The European Approach to Decrease Energy Consumption in Buildings (EPBD)

    3rd June 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    ASHRAE Ireland Technical Seminar: The European Approach to Decrease Energy Consumption in Buildings (EPBD)


    June 3rd 2021
    Speaker: Bjarne Olesen         
    Topic: The European Approach to Decrease Energy Consumption in Buildings (EPBD)
    Location: Goto Webinar, register here

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  • Joint ASHRAE Ireland Chapter & IRI - Technical Seminar “F-Gas Regulations Update 2021: Where are we now? What happens next?”

    24th June 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Joint ASHRAE Ireland Chapter & IRI - Technical Seminar

     “F-Gas Regulations Update 2021: Where are we now? What happens next?”

    Panelist: Seamus Kerr MIRI, IRI Past President 2019-2020, Technical Director RSL Ireland & UK

    Chair: Donal Finn, ASHRAE Ireland Past President 2018-2019

    Date/Time: Thursday, June 24th, 2021 (1:00 - 2:00 PM BST)

    Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4472521245217673488  

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    The 2014 F-Gas Regulations are concerned with phasing out higher global-warming HFC refrigerants and phasing down all other HFC refrigerants across the EU.  The Regulations came into effect on 1 January 2015.  Among the many restrictions are bans on the use of certain refrigerants in multipack centralised commercial (i.e. retail) refrigeration systems with a cooling capacity greater than 40 kW.  The ban of refrigerants of GWP>2,500 has already been in effect since 1 January 2020, and there is a further ban on refrigerants of GWP>150 due to come in to effect from 1 January 2022.  Other restrictions affect the quantity of new HFCs that can be placed on the market and the use of reclaimed and recycled refrigerants for service and maintenance. For the webinar, there will be two presenters: Seamus Kerr of the IRI will present an overview of the Regulations and will outline where we are at present from a refrigeration industry perspective.  Eoin Riordan, Technical Advisor, Environmental Advisory Unit, will present the legislative perspective and will report on compliance and enforcement issues and what the future might hold for F-Gas refrigerants.

    About the Speaker: Seamus Kerr has over 30 years experience in the refrigeration industry, specialising in industrial and large commercial refrigeration systems. Seamus is the Technical Sales Director of RSL Ireland and RSL UK. He is a past president of The Institute of Refrigeration Ireland and is the chair of the refrigeration sector of ASHRAE Ireland. He is a former council member and executive council member of Engineers Ireland. Seamus graduated from UCD, Ireland with an engineering and masters degree. Seamus is the chairman of the Sustainable Innovation Working Group in AREA, the European refrigeration industry representative body.

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Chapter - Technical Seminar “Why building industry professionals should learn to code!”

    10th August 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    ASHRAE Ireland Chapter - Technical Seminar

     Why building industry professionals should learn to code!

    Panelist: Dr. Clayton Miller, Asst. Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS)

    Chair: Daniel Coakley, ASHRAE Ireland President 2021-2022

    Date/Time: Tuesday, August 10th 2021 (1:00 - 2:00 PM BST)

    Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1926334892851853070 

    Enquiries: secretary@ashrae-ireland.org 

    The building industry is exploding with data sources that impact the energy performance of the built environment and health and well-being of occupants. Spreadsheets just don’t cut it anymore as the sole analytics tool for professionals in this field. This seminar focuses on outlining the process of acquiring data science skills for building performance analysts with little or no previous programming experience. An introduction to data science skills will be given in the context of built environment professions. The seminar will provide numerous learning paths for various built environment-related tasks and help motivate participants to dive in!

    About the Speaker: 
    Dr. Clayton Miller is an Asst. Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in the Building and Urban Data Science (BUDS) Lab. His group focused on leveraging data sources from the built and urban environments to improve the energy efficiency and conservation, comfort, safety, and satisfaction of humans. Dr. Miller is also the Co-Leader of Theme D - Data Analytics at the UC Berkeley SinBerBEST2 Lab and the Co-Leader of Subtask 4 of the IEA Annex 79 Occupant-Centric Building Design and Operation. He holds a Doctor of Sciences (Dr. sc. ETH Zurich) from the ETH Zürich, an MSc. (Building) from the National University of Singapore (NUS), and a BSc./Masters of Architectural Engineering (MAE) from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL). He is the former CTO of Optiras Pte. Ltd, a Singapore NRF-funded start-up, a former Fulbright Scholar to Singapore at NUS, and a Walter Scott Jr. Scholar at UNL.

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  • APPROACHING ZERO, WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS?

    26th August 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    APPROACHING ZERO, WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS?

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 26, 2021 @ 1:00-2:30pm ET (12 CT /11 MT /10 PT)

    Host: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

    Speakers: Tom Phoenix, ASHRAE; Kim Cheslak, NBI; Anica Landreneau, HOK

    Description:  There's a convergence taking place between building energy codes, above-code programs, and zero energy. In this session, we'll take a look at where things stand and where they'll need to head via future updates. Representatives from ASHRAE, AIA, and NBI will share their perspective on where the market is heading next for commercial buildings, what it's taken to get here, and whether zero will become mainstream.

    Link: https://www.energycodes.gov/2021-summer-seminar-series

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