September 2017 ASHRAE Journal Digital Edition

September’s ASHRAE Journal includes articles discussing leveraging smart meter data, information pills data centers and disruptive technologies, and effects of low humidity on health. This month’s cover story focuses on the Brock Environmental Center, located in the ecologically sensitive area of the Chesapeake Bay, and its design for net zero energy, water, and waste. You won’t want to miss out on this month’s issue…

September ASHRAE Journal

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September 2017 ASHRAE Digital Journal: International Standards for Better Indoor Air Quality

By Shin-Ichi Tanabe, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE

Indoor air quality of homes, workplaces, public buildings, and cabins of transportation vehicles plays an essential role in the health and well-being of individuals. During recent decades, interest in indoor air research increased significantly as is reflected in the increasing number of scientific publications and international standards. Various ambient (outdoor) air quality standards and regulations have been established within many countries to protect public health. However, indoor air quality standards with legally binding force are scarce. Currently, consumer demand is helping to drive manufacturers using product labels indicating so-called “low emissions” as a marketing tool. Continue reading the full article here


AMCA InMotion

AMCA InMotion

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The U.S. Department of Energy began attempts in 2011 to regulate fan performance for the first time. An article explores the agreement on the fan efficiency metrics to be used for rule development. Also in this issue, the Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) marks 100 years of service.


2018 Winter Conference & AHR Expo

2018 Winter Conference

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Lock in early bird rates for the 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Chicago. Thousands of HVAC&R professionals will be in attendance. The Winter Conference will be at the Palmer House January 20-24, and the co-sponsored AHR Expo will be at McCormick Place, January 22-24.

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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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