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March 09, 2020

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March 2020 Meeting
March 09, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Inn & Suites Madison West
1109 Fourier Dr,
Madison, WI 53717
Cold Climates and ASHRAE: How To Get Involved

$20.00 Member Registration

$30.00 Guest (non Madison ASHRAE member)

$0.00 Cafeteria Plan - Local Member

$0.00 Student Ticket

Technical Session - 5 pm (optional) - ASHRAE - How You Can Get involved

Dinner - 6:15 pm

Main Presentation - 7:00 pm

Technical Session Highlights:

ASHRAE looks to leaders like you to help us develop the technology that enables high performance for the life of buildings and systems. We depend on your practical experience and knowledge base to help us become better prepared and more marketable for the growing industry.

Becoming involved with ASHRAE provides you with a single resource for keeping up with technical advances in the industry. By joining, you gain direct access to new technology; universally recognized technical information; and you influence the direction of the built environment.

Below are a few ways in which you can get more involved with ASHRAE. Presentations Topics will include:

  • ASHRAE Bio
  • Chapter Level
  • Regional Level
  • Technical Committee’s
  • Standards Committee
  • Standing Committee’s
  • Commenting Opportunities
  • Conference Presentations,
  • Publications and Handbooks Development and Review.

Main Presentation HighlightsCold Climate Building Design Presentation

Buildings in cold climates, arctic and subarctic climates face unique challenges; not only the cold, but also remoteness, limited utilities, permafrost, and extreme temperature shifts. Built structures must meet these challenges while maintaining occupant comfort and, if possible, minimizing impact on the environment.

Harmonizing human comfort with the climatic realities of these environments can be a delicate balancing act. Strategic design is key to building, commissioning and operating efficient and long-lasting cold-climate structures. This unified guide to cold-climate design provides expert knowledge on the issues commonly faced in arctic and subarctic climates.

In addition to cold-climate considerations in HVAC calculations and system design, this book's chapters cover sustainability, controls, building design, and commissioning, all from this distinctive climatic perspective. The book also includes an appendix with seven case studies of buildings located in cold and extreme cold climates. These buildings are leaders in their field with regard to both efficiency and cold-climate design.

Aimed at each member of the building team, from the designer and architect to the commissioning authority, Cold-Climate Buildings Design Guide will serve as a valuable resource from the initial planning to completion of cold-climate buildings.

Presentations Topics will include:

  • Overall Cold Climate Design Factors
  • Sustainability & Resiliency
  • Human Comfort and IEQ
  • Utilities in Buildings
  • Strategic Design
  • Building HVAC Design Process
  • HVAC Design Calculations
  • Building Envelope
  • HVAC Control
  • Commissioning
  • Residential Seasonal and Off Grid Applications

Erich Binder is an independent engineering consultant with extensive experience in the sustainable design of Commercial, Institutional, Industrial, & Cold Climate, Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Plumbing, Fire Suppression & Specialty Mechanical Systems engineering. Erich has also a Certified Risk Manager with over 20 years of Process Safety, Loss Prevention, Industrial Hygiene, Health & Safety Engineering and Auditing experience. Including Corporate Emergency Response and Merger and Acquisition Activities, Education and certification includes

  • Registered Engineering Technologists RET, Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists (ASET)
  • Southern Alberta Polytechnic (SAIT), Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Diploma
  • SAIT Polytechnic, Registered Instructor
  • Certified Risk Manager CRM, Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Refrigeration Service Engineers Society Certificate, HVAC and Building Automation Controls
  • Decision & Risk Analysis & Value Engineering Certification

Erich has extensive experience engineering mechanical systems for a variety of cold climate applications. These include Oil & Gas projects include developing HVAC standards and engineering for numerous process facilities for Oil Sands, SAGD and Mining Projects, Gas Processing, Metering Compression and Pipeline facilities, Upstream, Mid Stream, Down Stream Facilities. Erich Binder has engineered HVAC systems for various support facilities for various Industrial projects including Control Buildings, E-House, VFD and Data Storage Facilities, Maintenance, Storage and Emergency Response Facilities. He has extensive experience in Power Generation facilities, including Coal, Natural Gas, Waste Heat, Waste Wood, Run of the River and Combined Heat Power systems. Erich specializes in Hazardous spaces and environments, Laboratory, Sampling Stations, Hazardous Environment, Dust, Mist and Fume collection systems, Industrial Hygiene facilities.

Erich Binder has worked as a Risk Analyst & Loss Prevention Consultant providing input into corporate insurance placement, managed Boiler Machinery, Construction Project Losses, Claims and Loss Prevention issues. He has provided support to Insurance Brokers and Insurance companies representatives to review and investigate the cause of failures relating to Power, Natural gas Mid-Stream, Compression, Metering and Pipeline machinery and fire explosion related failures. Erich Coordinated Risk and Loss Prevention audits and inspections for all corporate facilities. A key member of corporate Emergency Response Team and key leaders in Responsible Care, ISO9000, merger and acquisition programs. Erich Binder is:

  • Society Director at Large - ASHRAE
  • Past Society Director and Regional Chair - ASHRAE Region XI
  • Chairman - ASHRAE Cold Climate Design Conference
  • Co-Author - ASHRAE Cold Climate Building Design Guide
  • Co-Author - ASHRAE Hazardous Spaces Design Guide.(Publication Pending)
  • Author Industrial HVAC Design Guide – Basics of industrial HVAC - 101
  • Past Coordinator - ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Program
  • Past Chairman - HVAC Advisory Committee (SAIT)
  • Co-developer - 2 month HVAC Certificate Program (SAIT)
  • Instructor - Part Time HVAC related topics (SAIT)
  • Board EXO - Young Engineers in ASHRAE Committee
  • Board EXO - ASHRAE Student Activities Committee
  • Board EXO - ASHRAE Members Council Vice Chairman ASHRAE Development Committee
  • Chairman ASHRAE Audit Committee Member: ASHRAE TC 5.8 Industrial
  • Ventilation (Combined with TC 9.2) Member : ASHRAE TC 9.2 Industrial Air Conditioning
  • Chairman: ASHRAE TRG9 – CCBDG – Cold Climate Building Design Guide.
  • Member: ASHRAE MTG-ACR – Air Change Rate
  • Chairman - Chelonian Loss Prevention Engineering Semina