Meeting/Event Information


December 13, 2017

December 2017 Chapter Meeting
December 13, 2017
3:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Hilton Arlington
950 North Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22203
December 2017 Chapter Meeting

$40.00 NCC Member (PES)

$30.00 NCC Member (Dinner)
$55.00 after 12:00 pm December 8

$40.00 Non-NCC Member (PES)

$45.00 Non-NCC Member (Dinner)
$55.00 after 12:00 pm December 8

$40.00 NCR-SHE Member PES

$30.00 NCR-SHE Member Dinner
$55.00 after 12:00 pm December 8

** All Student Members please contact the registration chair, or make payments at the door.

**NCR-SHE Members please register under NCR-SHE Guest Tickets. 

Professional Education Seminar (PES) 
Topic: Steam Fundametals
-Speakers: Joe Singerling

How NOT to Design a Steam System:

Focuses on common mistakes made throughout the industry by installing contractors, designers and competitors with steam system design.  It highlights common poor practices that have been duplicated from years past and covers good practices in steam system design moving forward.  It also covers issues that can arise from improper steam system design.  With system design we review steam velocities, near boiler piping, steam header piping, proper header design, impact of condensate on the system, proper condensate system piping and design and proper boiler sizing.  

Clean Steam Presentation:

Highlights the varying levels of clean steam system design and highlights how to run a system without chemicals, utilizing a rugged, robust and reliable boiler.  The clean steam presentation is directed at engineers that work with direct steam injection humidification systems in hospitals, museums, etc.  There is now an ASHRAE specification that requires all steam used for direct injection humidification to either have no added chemicals or chemicals approved for food grade potable use.

Modular Steam Array Systems:

Modular Steam Array Systems – Modular steam systems offer many benefits to the end user.  They have high system flexibility with respect to system turndown, greater redundancy, higher system operating efficiencies, and footprint space savings.  Throughout this presentation, we will discuss the benefits of a modular steam array system and the design criteria for selection of properly sized equipment to match the end user’s load.

Dinner Presentation
Topic: The Essential role of Indoor Air Quality in Patient Outcomes: New Tools and New Understanding

-Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Taylor, MD

Engineers put much thought and work into designing and managing building HVAC systems with the goals of preserving building materials, conserving energy consumption and keeping occupants comfortable. The primary function of most buildings, however, should be to protect the health and safety of people. Paradoxically, the intersection of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and occupant health or disease is one of the least understood subjects in the field of public health! This is not from deliberate neglect of engineers, but from lack of medical research on IAQ and health. Two significant trends are occurring in this century: people spend more and more time indoors, and the incidence of chronic disease is higher than ever before. Are these two factors related? If so, how can indoor air management support occupant health and not promote chronic illnesses?

In this presentation, we will accomplish the following:

1 - Understand the current Indoor Air Quality environment

2 - Present New Research findings on the relationship between indoor air management and patient infections in hospitals. Micro-biome Study will be presented with new data. (in press 2017)

3 - Review existing studies on IAQ and occupant health

4 - Review solutions to improve IAQ and maximize Patient outcomes in Healthcare facilities.


Future PES and Dinner Meeting Information

July 25, 2018

USGBC Building Optimization and Demand Management

July 25, 2018
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Haworth DC Showroom
600 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001

Reducing energy use and costs at commercial buildings.