2018- 2019 Events
Richmond ASHRAE Chapter, I hope everybody is having a great summer so far. Please see attached flier and details below for the 36th Annual ASHRAE BBQ event to be held at the Diamond on Wednesday September 26th from 5:00-8:00 pm. You can email or fax payment as detailed in the flier or you can visit the Richmond ASHRAE website where we have a Paypal link set up. While this is the largest social event sponsored by the Richmond ASHRAE Chapter, let’s not forget the main purpose is to raise money for the Scholarship Fund! Your generosity last year raised $6,000 and eight outstanding college students received a scholarship. Thank you again for all of your support we look forward to seeing you there!

September 10th 2018

John Castelvecchi Sales Engineer, Treasurer & Chairman of the Board Shultz & James, Inc. 9 East Cary Street Richmond, VA 23219 Office: 804-644-3021 Mobile: 804-512-2201 Email: JCastelvecchi@sjincva.com Westwood Club 6200 W Club Lane Richmond, VA 10:30 AM - Board Meeting 11:30 AM - Presentation & Lunch
John Castelvecchi, PE, HFDP Shultz & James, Inc. John Castelvecchi, a 37-year veteran in the engineering and design of HVAC systems, is employed by Shultz & James, Inc. as a Sales Engineer. In this role he works with engineers in applying the products represented by Shultz & James. He focuses on engineered products, laboratory controls, flow measurement, and hospital systems. Prior to joining Shultz & James in 2001, John worked with Dominion Evantage as a project developer evaluating customer systems and energy upgrades for the performance contracting division of Dominion Energy. Additionally, John worked for Hankins and Anderson, Inc. as a Project engineer and manager for HVAC projects. John worked on designing hospital systems, lab systems, and HVAC systems for government facilities. John currently serves on ASHRAE TC 9.10 Laboratories, ASHRAE TC 9.6 Healthcare, and ASHRAE TC 7.9 Commissioning. With TC 9.10, John authored part of the 2nd addition of the ASHRAE Laboratory Design Guide, leading the chapters on Exhaust Hoods, Controls, and Commissioning. Previously, he helped develop ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005, The Commissioning Process, and ASHRAE Guideline 1.1- 2007 HVAC&R Technical Requirements for the Commissioning Process. John received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award in 2007. John served in various positions with the Richmond Chapter and is a past-president of the Richmond Chapter. He received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in 1981 and his Master’s in Business Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in 2000 and has holds a Professional Engineer license in Virginia, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia. He has volunteered in various roles with the Boy Scouts of America more than 26 years.
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September 26th 2018

The Diamond 3001 N boulevard, Richmond Va 5:00 PM - Dinner 8:00PM - Clean up

October 1st 2018

Hoy R. Bohanon, Jr., P.E. President Hoy Bohanon Engineering, PLLC 8236 Arbor Ridge Lane Clemmons, NC 27012 United States Office: (336) 972-1626 Email: bohanoneng@gmail.com Westwood Club 6200 W Club Lane Richmond, VA 10:30 AM - Board Meeting 11:30 AM - Presentation & Lunch
Hoy R. Bohanon, Jr., P.E. Hoy Bohanon Engineering, PLLC How to Implement Demand Control Ventilation and Comply with ASHRAE Standards ASHRAE standards 90.1 and 189P require demand control ventilation in some instances. ASHRAE standard 62.1 allows demand control ventilation but places restrictions on its application. Many existing installations do not comply with the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1. What is required and what strategies and technologies can be used to meet the requirements of the all the standards? Hoy Bohanon, PE, LEED AP, BEAP is principal in Hoy Bohanon Engineering, PLLC, a firm that focuses on improving the performance of existing mission critical buildings. Mr. Bohanon began his engineering career as a research and design engineer, and then gained experience as a project engineer, facilities engineer, facilities manager, indoor air quality research engineer, environmental engineer, and business owner. He has a master’s degree in engineering from North Carolina State University, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Bohanon has written technical papers and articles on indoor air quality, operations, and maintenance and is a frequent presenter at technical society meetings. He is a recipient of the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award and is chair of ASHRAE Standard 62.1 committee, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. He also serves on the bEQ committee,. He is chair of the US Technical Advisory Group panel 1 (general principles) and panel 4 (indoor air quality) for ISO TC205 Building Environment Design. He is a co-author of The Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning and Performance Metric Protocols for Commercial Buildings: Best Practices Guide. He also teaches multiple courses for the ASHRAE Learning Institute addressing ASHRAE 62.1 and IAQ. Mr. Bohanon is also a member of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina, US Green Building Council, and I2SL.
Louis H. Hite Air Conditioning Equipment Sales, Inc Introduction to Controls, How hard could it be? Join us to get a better understanding of controls and the control industry. Louis is going to talk about common mistakes that are made, the main issues that control contractors have to deal with, and the trends for the control industry. This will be a wonderful review for the experienced attendees and an educational lecture for the younger engineers in the chapter. Louis will be sharing his 40 years of expertise and rules of thumb on this topic that is the Achilles' heel for so many of us.

November 5th 2018

Louis H. Hite BAS Sales Manager Air Conditioning Equipment Sales, Inc 7314 Impala Drive Richmond, VA 23228 United States Office: (804) 264-2911 x205 Email: louish@aceshvac.com Westwood Club 6200 W Club Lane Richmond, VA 5:30 PM - Social Hour 6:30 PM - Presentation & Dinner

January 19th 2019

Richmond ASHRAE Winterfest Richmond Marriott West 4240 Dominion Boulevard Glen Allen, VA Cocktails 6:30 PM Dinner 7:30 PM Entertainment 9:00 PM Music provided by SPARC From DISNEY TO BROADWAY $170.00 per Couple
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March 4th 2019

James Coppage, P.E Application Engineer Eaton Corporation Westwood Club 6200 W Club Lane Richmond, VA 10:30 AM - Board Meeting 11:30 AM - Presentation & Lunch
James Coppage, P.E. Eaton Corporation Variable Frequency Drives A Variable Frequency Drive presentation to assist engineers and Owners in selecting the correct engineering solution for VFD’s. Presentation will focus on VFD input solutions to limit input harmonics, and output solutions to prevent motor operating issues while keeping a focus on both performance criteria and budget considerations James Coppage, P.E. is an Application Engineer with Eaton Corporation. Mr. Coppage started his career with the United States Navy as an Electronics Technician in the Nuclear Power Field, serving aboard the USS Enterprise as a Reactor Operator. He has his Associates Degree of Engineering from Reynolds Community College and his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. Mr. Coppage spent 15 years as a Consulting Electrical Engineer with ccrd (now WSP) designing electrical distribution systems for the Hospitals. His career began as an electrical designer, and gained experience as a lead electrical engineer leading to a project management role where he learned about whole building design including mechanical and plumbing systems. Mr. Coppage is also a member of IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
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