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February 2020 Dinner Meeting
February 13, 2020
6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
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A discussion on hydronic principles, components, and the advantages to using water as your comfort source.
On January 27, 2020 new energy efficiency levels for certain commercial and industrial pumps was implemented by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and harmonized across Canada by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Effectively eliminating 25% of the least efficient pumps from the market, the new legislation will have a broad impact on the pump market while delivering enough electrical savings to power 1.5 million homes annually.
This training covers the scope of the rulemaking, the new rating system (PEI), test methods, performance requirements, and what changes you need to make to your pump specification practices. It will also explore the industry’s new Energy Rating (ER) labelling program, which has a look-and-feel similar to the Energy Star appliance labels and can easily be used by utilities to incentivize the purchase of high-efficiency pumps and pumping systems.
Dinner Speaker: Mark Chafee - Vice President of Governmental Affairs & Sustainability for Taco, Inc.
Mark Chaffee is currently the Vice President of Governmental Affairs & Sustainability for Taco, Inc. He has worked at Taco for 25 years and during that time has held key positions in new product development, product management, brand management, and business development. He participated in the DOE rulemaking process for both commercial & industrial pumps and circulator pumps and is chair of the Hydraulic Institute’s committee which developed the Energy Rating and labeling program based on those DOE rulemakings and is now being used by utility programs to provide efficiency incentives. He also serves as an industry leader and hydronics advocate through his roles at the Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA), board member of the Hydraulic Institute, and a committee chair with the Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
Tech Speaker: Jeffrey Dirksen - Sr. VP Engineered Products
$50.00 Connecticut ASHRAE Member Ticket
$60.00 after 12:00 pm February 13
$60.00 Nonmember (Guest)
$70.00 after 12:00 pm February 13
$10.00 Student Nonmember Ticket
$15.00 after 12:00 pm February 13
2020 Annual Golf Outing
Keney Park Golf Course
171 Windsor Ave.
Windsor, CT 06095
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