March 2019 ASHRAE Journal Digital Edition & 2019 Annual Conference Planner

The March digital publication of the ASHRAE Journal is ready for your viewing pleasure. A new building that provides labs and shared facilities for start-up companies in New York uses a hybrid GSHP system with high performance hydronics for radiant heating and cooling. The project is a first place ASHRAE Technology winner! Other topics in this month’s issue include occupant modeling for building design, data center design and more!

Congratulations to the 2019 ASHRAE Technology Award First Place Winners


March 2019 ASHRAE Journal

Click the image to view all the 2019 winners and to read the complete publication.


Amazing Space at the Indian Creek Nature Center – Amazing Space at the Indian Creek Nature Center uses an integrated approach pairing low-energy building systems with high performing renewable generation systems. The HVAC design consists primarily of terminal ground source water-to-air heat pumps that use a closed loop geothermal well field as a heat source and heat sink.

Ramsey County Library-Shoreview – A multi-system approach resulted in a 70% energy use reduction for the Ramsey County Library. The project’s integrated solutions included underfloor air distribution and high-efficiency condensing boilers. Energy-efficient planning resulted in 44% reduction in carbon output.

Koffman Southern Tier Incubator – The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator provides labs and shared facilities for start-up companies. The project’s HVAC challenges included issues with the lab spaces and resulted in innovative solutions. The facility’s hybrid ground-source heat pumps system is integrated with high performance hydronics for radiant heating and cooling.

Takenaka Corporation Higashikanto Branch Office Renovation – The renovation of Takenaka Corporation Higashikanto Branch Office is the first case in Japan where zero energy was achieved for offices in use. The renovation included technologies such as desiccant air conditioning directly using geothermal heat and solar heat, and wellness control to provide optimum temperature and airflow.

801 Grand – Using NIST’s CONTAM software to determine the 801 Grand’s volume of air needed to mitigate infiltration in the building was a key part of achieving the client’s energy goals. Since energy conservation measures were implemented from 2013 to 2016, the building’s electricity use is down 27.8%.

Wilde Lake Middle School – Wilde Lake Middle School’s net zero energy performance was achieved by gaining an in-depth understanding of the anticipated occupant behavior and building operations and exploring interactions and relationships between building system components,

Westside School – After the Westside School converted from a 1970’s era church, the school building now uses only 30% of the energy. The school’s HVAC design realized greater comfort than conventional school systems. Dedicated outdoor air systems serve each occupied space, along with zonal ductless inverter driven heat pumps for heating and cooling,

Montreal Olympic Park’s Integrated Performance Contracting Project – Separate HVAC infrastructure upgrade projects became a global investment project for the Olympic Park. A complete steam to hot water conversion of the heating system, along with improved heat recovery and completely redesigned chilled water plant, allowed the landmark to cut its energy consumption by 34.6%.

2019 Annual Conference


2019 conference planner

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Registration is now open for the 2019 Annual Conference. Join us in Kansas City, MO, June 22-26 at the Kansas City Marriott and Kansas City Convention Center. Register by April 28 for the best rates!

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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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