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Meeting Notice

September Meeting

Meeting Notice

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Condensing Boiler Technology


Presentation: This presentation will be on Condensing Boiler Technology and will give a brief overview of the technology behind condensing boilers.

The presentation will also cover the ideal heating applications where condensing boilers could be used along with a description of various types of condensing boilers offered in the industry.

 Speaker:         Bob Trahan has 30 years of professional experience in the commercial and industrial HVAC industry. 

Prior to beginning his professional career, Bob earned a degree in Energy Systems Engineering Technology with a special emphasis on HVAC design from Franklin Institute in Boston.

Since then, he has worked in several roles including Project Manager, Sales Engineer, and now as a Principal Owner of Mechanical Innovations of New England that he and his partner established in 2011.  He has extensive experience working directly with developers, owners, architects, engineers, general contractors and mechanical contractors.  His responsibilities have included designing, estimating and project managing hundreds of mechanical and plumbing projects.

At Mechanical Innovations of New England, Bob now specializes as a manufacturer’s representative for Bosch Thermotechnology.  He works closely with the application engineers at Bosch and has become a lead source of support for the engineers, contractors and distributors in this region who are working on boiler designs and installations.


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

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

Registration, Social Hour & Tech Session     5:00 pm

                                                Dinner                                                             6:00 pm

                                                Presentation                                                    6:45 pm


Dinner will be Buffet Style.

Reservations Are Required By Friday, September  5 @ 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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