MEETINGS & EVENTS

    Jan 10

    2018 January Ft. Collins Lunch Meeting

    “Applications of refrigerants in chillers and review of changes with refrigerants in our industry”

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    Jan 10

    2017 January Denver Dinner Meeting

    “Applications of refrigerants in chillers and review of changes with refrigerants in our industry”

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    Feb 7

    2018 February Denver Lunch Meeting

    Joint Meeting with SMACNA - "New SMACNA HVAC Duct Construction Standards Review"

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    Mar 7
    Mar 7

    2018 March Denver Dinner Meeting

    Legionella Discussion Panel

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    May 16

    2018 May Ft. Collins Lunch Meeting

    Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) Meeting

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    May 16

    2018 May Denver Dinner Meeting

    Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) Meeting

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    NEWS & AnnOUNCEMENTS

     

    Are you a student who wants to attend the 2018 AShrae winter conference for free?

    Each year the Rocky Mountain ASHRAE Chapter awards a scholarship to attend the ASHRAE Winter Conference. Click here to download the application, and submit before December 1st! 

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    Are you aware of Denver's Energy Efficiency Ordinance?

    Do you work with any buildings over 50,000 square feet in the City and County of Denver?  If so a new Denver Ordinance applies to you and has a deadline coming up soon!  By September 1st, 2017 buildings over 50,000 square feet in the City and County of Denver must begin benchmarking and reporting their energy performance to the City.  Buildings over 25,000 square feet must begin reporting by June 1st, 2018. 

     The energy used in buildings results in 57 percent of Denver’s greenhouse gas emissions. Improving building energy efficiency is a key component of the City's efforts to do our part on climate change. Benchmarking the energy performance of a buildings is the first step to understanding and reducing energy consumption because you can’t manage what you don’t measure. The City will publish building energy performance data each year to enable the market to better value energy efficiency, similar to MPG ratings for cars or nutrition labels on food. Other cities with benchmarking and transparency requirements have seen 2-3 percent energy savings each year by covered buildings.

    Complying with the new ordinance has two basic steps:

    1)    Benchmark your building with the free to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.  You’ll need basic property use information such as size of the building, number of units, and number of bedrooms.  You’ll need to enter your Denver Building ID into your Portfolio Manager account (you can find the ID at denvergov.org/energizedenver).  Have Xcel Energy upload aggregated whole building monthly electricity and natural gas data to your Portfolio Manager account (follow the steps at xcelenergy.com/energybenchmarking)

    2)    Send your report to the City. (Details on submitting your report can be found at denvergov.org/energizedenver.)

    Instructions on all aspects of how to comply with the Denver benchmarking ordinance can be found on the Denver Benchmarking Website.  

    USGBC is offering many trainings and one on one support to the public. Please visit this site to register for free: http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-colorado?view=events.

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    Rocky Mountain ASHRAE Tech Conference GBCI Info

    For those looking to earn LEED credit, info for self-reporting is available here.

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    WONDERING WHAT THE ASHRAE WINTER CONFERENCE IS ALL ABOUT?

    Each year the Rocky Mountain ASHRAE Chapter awards a scholarship to attend the ASHRAE Winter Conference. Click here to read what the winner of the 2017 Scholarship had to say about the conference!

     

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    History & Library Archives

    Looking for a presentation from a past Rocky Mountain ASHRAE Event or a newsletter from previous years?  Click here to check out our newly updated History & Library section.

     

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    Help make our meetings more Sustainable – Ride Green

    Click Here to figure out the best Public Transportation Route to our meeting.  In the upper left corner click on Get Directions and enter your starting point, location of our meeting (500 16th Street, Denver, CO) .  Be sure to specify “by public transit” in the drop down and click on “show options” to enter the times you want to travel.

    Please contact ridegreen if you have questions or need some assistance (we realize it can be a bit tricky).

     

     

     

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