October 2014 Meeting
Wednesday October 8th, 2014
Wheatland Bank (Basement Conference Room), 222 N Wall St #100, Spokane, WA
Please RSVP and prepay at: http://ie-ashrae.org/meeting-rsvp/
Topic: ASHRAE’s Building Energy Labeling Program, the Building Energy Quotient (bEQ)
Speaker: Ronald Jarnagin
ASHRAE’s Vision 2020 report called for the initiation of a building labeling program to provide information on the energy efficiency of buildings to owners and tenants of those buildings. To implement this recommendation ASHRAE launched a Building Energy Labeling program that was approved by the Board in June, 2008. ASHRAE partnered with the U.S. EPA’s Energy Star program for buildings to ensure that the program would avoid market confusion in building energy labeling. ASHRAE also worked with EPA to help strengthen the Energy Star requirements while producing a labeling program that works globally as well. This presentation will focus on the aspects of the bEQ labeling and show how members can benefit from offering this service as part of their portfolio. The presenter served as the chair of the committee that developed the initial recommendations for the Building Energy Labeling program.
More About Our Speaker:
RONALD E. JARNAGIN
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Mr. Jarnagin has been involved in energy-related research and development activities for over 35 years. His background is diverse, including work in the areas of fluid flow, power plants, automotive and transportation systems, HVAC systems, energy use in buildings, smart grid activities and energy standards development. Mr. Jarnagin has served on numerous utility, government and business advisory boards, lending his expertise to solving their respective energy problems. He served on the faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida for 10 years, and has been with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the past 20 years.
Mr. Jarnagin is active in standards development activities, both nationally and internationally. He chaired ASHRAE’s Standard 90.1 committee for 4 years, providing the leadership to successfully complete a comprehensive revision to that standard in 1999. In addition, he chaired the International Standards Organization (ISO) TC 205, Building Environment Design. He chaired a multi-disciplinary team made up of members of four organizations that produced the first Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Small Offices which won 3 national awards from sustainability organizations in the U.S. In addition, he served as chair or vice chair of 3 additional AEDGs. Mr. Jarnagin is active in ASHRAE, having served on the Board of Directors as a Director-at-Large, and served as an ASHRAE Vice President as well. He also served as the Chairman of ASHRAE’s Technology Council, which has stewardship for all of ASHRAE’s research, standards, and technical committees.
Mr. Jarnagin chaired the Sustainability Roadmap Ad Hoc committee that developed ASHRAE’s Sustainability Roadmap and the Sustainability Oversight Committee charged with managing the implementation. He chaired ASHRAE’s Vision 2020 Committee and served on the Strategies for a Global Environment Committee in addition to leading the ASHRAE Building Energy Labeling Committee. He is a member of the ASHRAE Headquarters Renovation Committee that undertook a multi-million dollar renovation of the headquarters building in Atlanta with the goal of achieving a LEED-EB Gold rating as well as making the headquarters a Living Laboratory showcase that can be utilized by the members.
Currently Mr. Jarnagin was part of a U.S. delegation to China, assisting the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology in planning for a Hydrogen Economy in China. As one of the activities in support of the Chinese effort, Mr. Jarnagin participated in the design of an innovative, renewable energy based hydrogen refueling station that was constructed to serve the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Mr. Jarnagin has also worked with the Chinese Association of Refrigeration representing ASHRAE to help in the development of HVAC product standards for China.
During his career at PNNL, Mr. Jarnagin has worked extensively in the Building Energy Standards and Commercial Equipment Standards programs, and managed the Building Energy Standards Program for a number of years. He has served as a Technical Group Leader, Business Team Leader, and has lead several teams preparing bids for large government solicitations.
Mr. Jarnagin has received the Distinguished Service Award from ASHRAE, was recognized as the 2004 NSPE Engineer of the Year in Tri-Cities, WA, received 2003 AEE Special Recognition award for service to industry and 1999 Presidential Award from IESNA. He holds graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and Accounting from Louisiana State University. He is also a decorated U.S. Navy veteran of Vietnam having served with the river patrol forces there.
Other ASHRAE News:
ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) have agreed in principle to join forces, combining resources to improve indoor air quality in the built environment. Pending a three to six month period of due diligence, IAQA will become a part of the ASHRAE organization while maintaining its own brand and Board of Directors. IAQA will operate independently within ASHRAE’s organizational structure. Plans call for IAQA headquarters to relocate from Rockville, Md., to Atlanta, Ga., home of ASHRAE’s international headquarters. The agreement was reached between the leadership of both associations and confirmed at ASHRAE’s 2014 Annual Conference held this summer in Seattle, Wash.
To learn more about the agreement, read a news release from ASHRAE and IAQA.
For more information on IAQA, please visit www.iaqa.org