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Meeting Notice

Thursday, October 9, 2014

NH Wood Energy Council Presentation 


Wood heating of commercial, institutional and industrial buildings has advanced dramatically in recent years.  Clean burning and efficient modern wood chip and wood pellet heating systems have been installed in over 100 NH municipal and school, hospital and commercial buildings in the last five years alone.  The NH Wood Energy Council provides technical assistance on a free or cost-shared basis to building owners and the professionals who advise them who want to explore the feasibility of this alternative to expensive and imported fossil heating fuels.  Charlie will provide an overview of modern wood heating in NH and discuss how NH Wood Energy Council assistance can help ASHRAE members whose clients may wish to consider this heating fuel and technology.

 Speaker:         Charlie Niebling

Charlie Niebling is a consultant with Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, located in Concord NH, specializing in client work at the intersection of renewable energy and forestry.  His 27-year career has included positions as the general manager of New England Wood Pellet in Jaffrey NH (2005-2013), Vice President of the Society for the Protection of NH Forests (1997-2005)and Executive Director of the NH Timberland Owners Association (1987-2005).  Charlie has degrees in forestry from the University of VT and the Pennsylvania State University, and lives in Boscawen.

 Location:                    Viega, 1800 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH, www.viega.net

Schedule:                               Board of Governor’s Meeting                     4:00 pm

Registration, Social Hour                             5:00 pm

                                                Dinner                                                             6:00 pm

                                                Presentation                                                  6:45 pm


Dinner will be Buffet Style.

 Reservations Are Required By Friday, October 3 @ noon:

Email your reservation to Rick Knowlton at rknowlton@buckleyonline.com Contact Tabitha Jason at 603-365-8834 or thermadraft@gmail.com  with any questions. You can also make reservations and see additional meeting information at the chapter’s web site www.nhashrae.org.



Members - $35

Guest & late registration - $40

Students - $20

 Note:              Granite State ASHRAE is a non-profit organization.  Consequently, cancellations will be charged due to our obligation to the restaurant.




Note:  For those that are interested in becoming more active with our local Granite State Chapter of ASHRAE, there are committees position and potentially committe chair person positions available for 2014-1015 year.


Workshops Announcement

NH Energy Code Workshops are designed as one-day sessions where Residential or Commercial building & design professionals can learn about the New Hampshire State Energy Code, the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and how to comply. The workshops focus on high performance building practices, building science, energy code requirements as well as the construction practices, tools and materials being used to verify building performance in a way that will meet or exceed the NH Energy Code. The workshops will offer a sneak peak at the new IECC 2015 Energy Code requirements.
Each workshop is good for 6 PDH and attendees will be sent a certificate of completion via email.
All workshops are free and include a light breakfast and lunch.

Type:                     Commercial
Date:                     Tuesday, September 30th 2014
Location:              HL Turner Group, Concord, NH
Time:                     8:30 – 3:30 pm
Type:                     Residential
Date:                     Tuesday, October 28th 2014
Location:              Woodstock Station and Brewery, North Woodstock, NH
Time:                     8:30 – 3:30 pm
                                Includes a tour of the brewery and tasting after the workshop!
Type:                     Residential
Date:                     Wednesday, November 19th 2014
Location:              Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson, NH
Time:                     9:00 – 4:00 pm
Type:                     Commercial
Date:                     Thursday, December 4th 2014
Location:              Schiller Station, Portsmouth, NH
Time:                     8:30 – 3:30 pm
                                Includes a tour of the biomass facility at the end of the workshop!

For more information, and to register, please visit our website at www.nhenergycode.com.
If you would like to register over the phone, please call Autumn Curilla at 603-656-0336.






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