Why building industry professionals should learn to code!

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!

Managing HVAC Systems to Reduce Infectious Disease Transmission

On Thursday 16th July 2020, ASHRAE Ireland was honoured to welcome Prof. William Bahnfleth, Chair of ASHRAE\’s Epidemic Task Force, to the third instalment of our COVID-19 Technical Seminar Series. The presentation covered a wide range of topics on HVAC-related infection control, and outlining practical guidance for the management of buildings and HVAC systems. Crucially, the guidance generally follows the precautionary principle – “One should take reasonable measures to avoid threats that are serious and plausible.”