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November 2019 Technical Session

November 06, 2019
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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The Country Club of Sioux Falls
3400 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Devin Abellon, P.E. is the Business Development Manager for Engineering Services at Uponor North America. He has 25 years of experience in the HVAC and plumbing industries with a focus on high-performance and sustainable building design and construction. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a registered professional engineer in California and Arizona. He is an active member of both ASPE and ASHRAE, and serves as the ASHRAE Region X Nominating Member, Programs Subcommittee Chair for ASHRAE TC 6.5 and as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. He is also a member of ASHRAE’s Conferences and Expositions Committee.

Embedded Tube Radiant Systems to Maximize LEED Points
(AIA Approved | 1 LU/HSW |ABELLON01 )

As more and more jurisdictions and building owners are requiring higher levels of LEED certification for their projects, design teams are looking beyond traditional HVAC solutions to provide the energy efficiency needed to maximize LEED points while maintaining occupant comfort and safety. In-slab radiant heating systems have enjoyed popularity both here in the United States and abroad for years. Now, with the availability of improved control systems and better understanding within the design and construction community, the same concept can be applied to radiant cooling as an energy-efficient and cost-effective solution. This program will cover the following topics:

· Radiant Cooling Heat Transfer Fundamentals
· Radiant Cooling Performance/Capacity
· Typical Construction Methods
· Case Studies

Attendees will gain an understanding of how in-slab radiant cooling systems can be used as part of an energy-efficient design solution to maximize Energy and Atmosphere credits for LEED certification, and see examples of how this has been accomplished on projects both here in the United States and abroad.

Specifying Radiant Heating and Cooling Systems
Radiant heating and cooling systems continue to gain popularity in North America, due largely in part to the system’s ability to deliver high-efficiency sensible capacity while providing optimum comfort. When specifying a radiant system, there are certain key elements that should be included in the construction documents (plans and specifications) to ensure that the contractors have the necessary information required to meet the engineer’s and owner’s expectations. This seminar covers these key elements, including: manifold schedules, specifications, details and controls.

Hydronic Piping with PEX: Pros and Pitfalls
While the use of crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) piping has been widespread in residential applications for some time, building owners, contractors and engineers are moving towards it as a cost-effective and flexible alternative to conventional metallic piping systems on large-scale commercial projects. PEX has become a proven system solution that can reduce both material and labor costs while providing the reliability and peace of mind that building owners demand. When considering PEX, however, it is important that contractors and engineers understand not only the benefits but the challenges and potential pitfalls. This seminar will examine the following:

· What is crosslinked polyethylene (PEX)?
· What are the different types of PEX available in the commercial marketplace?
· What are the advantages of PEX compared to conventional metallic systems?
· How does a PEX design differ from a metallic pipe design?

What are common design and installation best practices?

**Your registratoin fee will go towards the Chapter's RP contribution for the year.


$50.00 PDH Registration

$0.00 Non-PDH Registration