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We hope that all of our ASHRAE Long Island Chapter members and their families are safe during these uncertain times.
Our in-person chapter meetings have been postponed for the near future. The ASHRAE Long Island Annual Golf Outing is postponed due to the Covid situation, information to follow at a later date.
In an effort to offer programming over the next couple months, we are planning to host ASHRAE webinars for our chapter meetings along with sharing ASHRAE courses for professional development hours. Please see the tech hour link below for an opportunity at 2 PDH credits as well as some other informative links.
Tech Hour #1: Optimize Occupant Health, Building Energy Performance and Revenue through Indoor-Air Hydration (1 PDH)
Presented by Stephanie Taylor, M.D., M. Arch., Taylor Healthcare Inc., CEO
Tech Hour #2: Where Have All The Ethics Gone? (1 PDH)
Presented by Richard H. Rooley, FREng, Rooley Consultants
AMCA Webinar: New Fan Efficiency Requirements in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2019
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
The 2019 edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (ASHRAE 90.1), adopts a new fan efficiency metric, Fan Energy Index (FEI). The FEI metric replaces the Fan Efficiency Grade (FEG) metric that was in the 2013 and 2016 editions of the standard. FEI also is replacing FEG in the 2020 edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (ASHRAE 189.1), and the 2021 editions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and International Green Construction Code (IgCC).
This webinar instructs why the switch occurred from FEI to FEG and summarizes other changes in the fan efficiency section in Standard 90.1. The webinar also instructs how FEI is applied for sizing and selecting fans for constant-speed and variable air volume (VAV) systems and concludes with how to find FEI ratings from manufacturers.
Please note that PDH credit will be given for viewing the live webinar on the day of the original broadcast only. Later viewing of the recording is not eligible for PDH credit.
ASHRAE.org has been making many resources available on their website: Handbook chapters, and free Standards and Guidelines editions for online reading. Please take a look at the link below.
Thank you and stay safe.