ASHRAE President Tom Phoenix
The 2014-15 ASHRAE President Tom Phoenix, an ASHRAE-Certified Building Energy Assessment and Building Energy Modeling Professional, will take two hours during lunch time on Jan. 26, from noon to 2 p.m., to give us an update on the theme of his presidency, “People, Passion, Performance.” ASHRAE’s website said that the major contributions to the ASHRAE RP campaign will be recognized at this luncheon.
Harvey Sachs, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Harvey Sachs, of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, will be speaking at a free AHR Expo session on the New 2015 Regional Standards and its Effects on Different Areas of the HVAC Industry. This event will take place at the AHR Expo from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26 at McCormick Place, room S106a. No badge will be required to enter and attend this event.
Max Sherman, Residential Building Systems Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
On Monday, Jan. 26, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Max Sherman, Residential Building Systems Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in Berkeley, California, will be one of the speakers at the event titled “ASHRAE and the Residential Construction Market: Status and Strategic Opportunities.” This event will be hosted in the Honore Ballroom lobby and will discuss ASHRAE’s role in the market and the group’s strategic activities.
Sherman’s segment will be titled “Residential: The Other ‘R’ in ASHRAE” and will also feature segments from R. Christopher Mathis, Member, MC2 Mathis Consulting Company, Asheville, North Carolina, and Theresa A. Weston, Ph.D., Member, DuPont Building Innovations, Richmond, Virginia.
Dan Dettmers (pictured) and Doug Reindl
On Sunday, Jan. 25, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Chicago Room, Dan Dettmers (pictured), member, and Doug Reindl, member, both from the University of Wisconsin, will host a workshop called “I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Refrigeration Basics of Ice Cream.” This fun session will look at the process of making ice cream and issues like how you can calculate the cooling load before the final product is ready.
Aaron Ralston, adventurer and author, is the keynote speaker
Anyone who has seen the film “127 Hours” starring James Franco already knows the story of the ASHRAE keynote speaker. Aaron Ralston, an adventurer, advocate and author (the three A’s!), will speak from 3:15 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the event’s Plenary Session. Ralston’s story, which includes action, adventure and having to amputate his own arm after getting trapped between two rocks on a hike, is fascinating. This event will be one for the ages. (Photo by Matt Carr/Getty Images)