March 2018 ASHRAE Journal Digital Edition & Annual Conference Planner

The March digital publication of the ASHRAE Journal is ready for your viewing pleasure today. In this month’s cover feature you’ll learn how a university building’s upgrade to geothermal from steam helped transform it from the least to most efficient building on campus. Other articles include designing pipe insulation systems, air infiltration in walk-in coolers and a practical solution for TES pressure control.


Click on the image to view the entire March ASHRAE Journal.


LEED’s Performance-Based IAQ Pilot Credit

Thirty years of public health research have demonstrated that improved indoor environmental quality is associated with better health outcomes and more productive environments. LEED has an entire credit category in the rating system for indoor environmental quality (EQ). This category contains prerequisitesContinuedits aimed at reducing occupant exposure to harmful contaminants.1–5 EQ issues such as a smoking ban and construction IAQ management plan were in the original version of LEED and an onsite IAQ check was introduced in Version 2 of LEED. Continue reading the full article…

2018 Annual Conference Planner

Click on the image to view the 2018 Annual Conference Planner.

Giddyup! ASHRAE is headed to the most air-conditioned city in the world – Houston, Texas, for the 2018 Annual Conference, June 23-27, 2018. Join us at the Hilton Americas Hotel and the George R. Brown Convention Center for learning, networking, and fun. Early bird registration is open through April 30.

Flow Tech is proud to sponsor our employees’ ASHRAE memberships. To learn more about ASHRAE or to become a member visit, Want to get involved at the local level? Visit, for the Connecticut Chapter information and events. For general Flow Tech inquiries, you can always visit our website or email us. Don’t forget to follow us on social media: TwitterLinkedInGoogle+ and YouTube.

Nichole Petersen

Director of Marketing at Flow Tech, Inc.
Nichole joined Flow Tech in 2013 as Director of Marketing. She leads our marketing communication initiatives including content marketing development, coordinating events and training, maintaining our digital presence and recruiting, as well as, some business development and office support. Nichole resides in Vernon with her husband Brian and son Roman. She enjoys hosting parties, cooking and lounging on the beach.
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