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January 10 Meeting

posted Dec 20, 2012, 7:47 AM by Board Govenors   [ updated Mar 26, 2013, 7:43 AM ]

 Meeting Notice

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Weather Normalization


Presentation:           Heating costs from year to year vary based on the outside air conditions. This tech review will highlight the steps to weather normalize the usage information for a process and space heating system. We also plan to provide valuable information on how to find the required data for historical weather normalization. The degree day method vs the bin hour method will be reviewed, and then the preferred method and some discoveries by measurement and verification scientists will be discussed.


Speaker:                   Keith McBrien is a Project Manager for GDS and has over 17 years of energy engineering professional experience.  Keith gained valuable skills working as a design engineer on HVACP systems for college, universities and schools in the northeast region.

Keith has developed the commercial and industrial energy service group at GDS’s NH office, providing hundreds of comprehensive fuel blind energy audits and renewable energy studies for C&I customers.  He was lead engineer providing modeling, technical and financial analysis for several large energy users’ potential renewable energy generation projects. Keith has a deep knowledge of geothermal space conditioning systems including earth couple and geo exchange these systems. He has designed dozens of systems from down East Maine to Manhattan.


Meeting Focus:       Research Promotion – We will have the Superbowl Football Pool grid at the meeting and will be selling squares at $10 each. 1st & 3rs Qtrs win $75, Halftime wins $100, Final wins $250. The rest will be contributed to Research Promotion.


Location:                  Red Blazer Restaurant, 72 Manchester St, Concord, NH

Phone: (603) 224-4101


Schedule:                 Board of Governor Mtg (All are welcome)     4:00 pm

                                    Registration and Social Time                          5:15 pm

                                    Dinner                                                             6:00 pm

                                    Announcements                                              6:30 pm

Presentation                                                    6:45 pm


Dinner will be buffet style.


Reservations Are Required By Friday, Jan 4 @ noon:

Email your reservation to Rick Knowlton. Contact Bob Studley with any questions. You can also make reservations and see additional meeting information at the Granite State ASHRAE website.



Members - $35

Guest & late registration - $40

Students - $20

You can now prepay using a credit card on our website!


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