Meeting/Event Information

Real World Integrated Design

March 08, 2016
5:15 PM to 8:00 PM
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Metro Meeting Center
101 Federal Street - 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Real-World Integrated Design - Case Histories of Both Productive and Problematic Interactions Between Architectural Designs and HVAC Systems.

Integrated design offers the potential for reductions in energy, as well as comfort improvements and cost reductions. But to achieve these benefits while avoiding problems, it’s important to understand the constant real-world interaction between the building’s enclosure and its HVAC systems.

The Main Program speaker will be Lew Harriman.  Lew is Director of Research at Mason-Grant Consulting in Portsmouth, NH. He has 40 years of experience researching and solving problems related to energy, humidity and moisture in buildings and industrial processes. In recognition of his accomplishments, in 2010 Lew was elected a Fellow of ASHRAE and in 2012 he received an appointment as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.  Lew received his degree in Visual studies/Architecture from Dartmouth.  Since 1986, Lew has been a building science consultant, building forensic investigator, researcher, lecturer and author. He has lectured on the topics of humidity control design and trouble shooting, ventilation system design, building moisture management, infrared analysis of building systems, mold prevention and building energy retrofits for architects, engineers, contractors and building operators throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Sign up now for the annual joint meeting with ASHRAE.  This year's meeting will be held at Metro Meeting Center, 101 Federal St, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.   The main meeting session will begin at 6:45 pm in the Lexington/Concord Meeting Room.

Prior to the main program, there will be a Technical Session Presentation with the topic: Ground Source Heat Pump Case Study.  The Tech Session speaker will be George Hu, the founder and president of Air Water Energy Engineers, Inc. (AWE). He has over 18 years of experience in the field of HVAC systems engineering and analysis, including Geothermal HVAC systems. Before founding AWE in 2007, George was an HVAC project engineer and associate at Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers, and a project manager and associate at AHA Consulting Engineers. George is a PE licensed in CT, MA, NH, RI, VT, ME, PA, and NY. He is a member ASHRAE, a LEED AP, and is also a Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD) by AEE and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA). George holds a Master's degree of Science in Building Technology from MIT. He also has a Master’s degree of Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), from the University of Delaware. The Tech Session begins at 5:15 pm.

Parking is available at the Garage At Post Office Square, Zero Post Office Square, Boston, MA.  The cost is $9.00 after 4:00 pm.  The Metro Meeting Center at 101 Federal Street in Boston is also easily available via the MBTA.

Meeting Timeline:

5:15 - 6:00     Technical Session (Room TBD)

5:30 - 6:45     Social/Registration/Dinner (in dining room & common area)

6:45 - 7:00     Dessert & Announcements (in Lexington/Concord Meeting Room)

7:00 - 8:00     Main Program 


$50.00 AEE-NE Member

$60.00 Non-AEE NE Member