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May 14, 2013

Humidity Control
May 14, 2013
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Park Tavern (remodeled former Moretti's)
1645 W. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60612
Design, Controls, Components & Performance Criteria

$50.00 Member Registration

$55.00 Non-Member Registration

$65.00 ASHRAE Indoor Air Quality Guide

$0.00 Student Member Ticket

There's more to humidity than indoor comfort, and there is a lot to know when it comes to controlling its impact on indoor air quality in buildings. We have three presentations lined up for our May 14 monthly meeting and seminar that will broaden your understanding of humidity control.

We are excited to have Lew Harriman, Director of Research & Consulting at Mason-Grant in Portsmouth, NH, as our afternoon presenter. Lew is one of ASHRAE's "Distinguished Lecturers" and the lead author of both ASHRAE's Humidity Control Design Guide and the ASHRAE Guide for Buildings in Hot & Humid Climates. In the first of two afternoon presentations, 3:00 - 5:00, he will talk about "Humidity Control – Principles and Practice." He'll follow this up with a discussion of "Diagnosing and Fixing Humidity Control Problems in Real World Buildings."

An ASHRAE Fellow, Lew has 35 years of experience with humidity control systems in a broad variety of commercial, industrial and institutional applications. It includes humidity control systems in a broad variety of commercial, industrial and institutional applications. He has taught humidity control to more than 3,000 technical professionals in North America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean in the last 10 years.

After the social hour and dinner, our evening presentation will get underway at 6:30 p.m. Titled "Humidity Sensors – Understanding & Evaluating Products and Performance Criteria," it will explain how humidity sensors are used in different applications with varying requirements for control strategies and performance. It will cover humidity sensor technology, differences among available humidity sensing products, expected accuracies, and  meeting application requirements.

Our evening presenter will be Maria Lupo, LEED AP, Associate – Control Systems Engineer, Environmental Systems Design. Maria's experience includes the design and assessment of building control systems for new and existing buildings. It extends into commercial office, healthcare, and mission critical facilities, providing expertise in the planning and design of building automation systems, including HVAC controls, electrical power monitoring, and integrations of various building systems to improve system sustainability and energy performance.

Three (3) PDHs are available for attendance of this event.

Please preregister for this event, if you would like to attend. A $5.00 surcharge will be added for walk-on registrations (without reservation) on the day of the event. Addiitionally, refunds are available only for cancellations made at least three business days before the meeting date. 

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