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ASHRAE Update. Brought to You by the President Elect Advisory Committee (PEAC). Renewing ASHRAE’s Strategic Plan. Strategic plan being revised Input being sought from all stakeholders Goal to have Board-approved plan by 2014 Annual Conference Strong focus on:

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    1. ASHRAE Update Brought to You by the President Elect Advisory Committee (PEAC)

    2. Renewing ASHRAE’s Strategic Plan • Strategic plan being revised • Input being sought from all stakeholders • Goal to have Board-approved plan by 2014 Annual Conference • Strong focus on: • Understanding member and industry needs • Serving stakeholders better

    3. 2012-13 Membership Statistics (excluding students) Members (as of June 30, 2013): 44,432 Cancellations: 4,521 (2963, 65% United States) New members : 4, 595 (3,013, 65% United States) 89.8% retention rate, small net increase in total membership

    4. ASHRAE Financials Revenues • Audited revenues average $26 million • Goals for budgeting: balance and plan budgets to try to retain member programs and minimize deficit spending

    5. ASHRAExCHANGE.org • Online discussion platform for real-time discussion and information exchange • Popular topics: IAQ, high performing buildings, ground source heat pumps, technical training • Since June 22 • 778 threads and 1,085 posts • 9,648 unique visitors • 52,399 page views

    6. ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) HVAC Design Training • Offered more often and in locations outside Atlanta • Attendance • 342-Level I/86-Level II/220- Levels I and II combined = 648 TOTAL • 76% US; 14% Canada; 10% International eLearning • Website extensively redesigned • More intuitive layout • Easier navigation • Improved and expanded search functions • More competitive pricing • New courses • Standard 189.1-2011 • Humidity Control Design: Basic Principles, Loads, and Equipment • Building Information Modeling

    7. ALI: New Courses Seminars • Commercial Building Energy Audits • Complying with Standard 90.1-2013 • Introduction to Building Enclosure Commissioning • Significant Changes to Standard 90.1-2010 and IECC 2012 (co-sponsored by ICC) Short Courses • Applications of Standard 62.1-2013 • Design of Commercial Ground Source Heat Pumps • Designing High-Performance Healthcare Facilities • Electric Rates, Rules, Regulations • Exceeding Standard 90.1-2013 to Meet LEED Requirements • Fundamentals, Applications of Standard 55 • IAQ Best Practices for Design, Construction, Commissioning

    8. Building Energy Quotient • Expanded to allow submissions by professional engineers in addition to ASHRAE-Certified Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) or Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) • Continued monitoring of labeling requirements in state, local legislations while working to support both reference to and use of bEQ where appropriate.  Current efforts include Florida, Chicago and Washington state   • Over 12,000 visits to bEQ website as of Dec. 9 with average of 14 workbooks downloaded per week

    9. Advanced Energy Design Guides:517,000 in circulation Four 50% AEDGs Under Consideration • 50% • Grocery Stores (1) • Quick Serve Restaurants • Places of Assembly • Net Zero • K-12 Schools (2) • “Net Zero Ready” Guidance www.ashrae.org/freeaedg

    10. Indoor Air Quality Guide • Provides strategies to achieve good IAQ using proven technologies and without significantly increasing costs • Available for free at www.ashrae.org/FreeIAQGuidance • Over 13,700 downloads since June 22, 2013 • 1,872 total sales since April 2009

    11. GreenGuide • 4th edition now available; being made available as epub at this conference • IEQ chapter completely revised; content references IAQ Guide • www.ashrae.org/greenguide

    12. Quick Facts: Technical Activities Committee • 3,553 volunteers; 11% increase since 2011 • 572 volunteers from outside U.S. and Canada • 314 volunteers are Young Engineers of ASHRAE (YEA) • Sponsored 70% of Technical Program at 2013 Annual Conference • Maintain over 200 Handbook chapters

    13. Quick Facts: Research Administration Committee • 79 TC experts volunteered to write work statements, research topic acceptance requests in Society Year 12-13 • Average cost and duration of projects: $164k and 20 months: • 330 TC volunteers monitoring progress on 62 active projects • 55% of active research projects conducted at universities • 845 projects valued at $67.5 million started since 1960

    14. Changes in Handbook Benefit • Starting with 2014-15 Society year, members in grades that entitle them to receive print Handbook as their free annual benefit have new option for selecting Handbook member benefit—four-volume ASHRAE Handbook Online. • For the 2015 HVAC Applications volume year, eligible members have following options: • Option 1: Print volume (I-P or SI edition) with CD included, or • Option 2: Access during their membership year to ASHRAE Handbook Online with separate mailing of 2015 CD, or • Option 3: Print volume (I-P or SI edition) with CD included, plus one-year subscription to ASHRAE Handbook Online—a combination of all three formats—for additional $29.

    15. Join Us in 2014www.ashrae.org/conferences Feb. 24-26: International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates, Doha, Qatar April 6-8: High Performance Buildings Conference, San Francisco, Calif., April 17: Buildings in Balance: Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Efficiency Webcast April 24-25: Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies Conference, Manila, Philippines June 28-July 2: 2014 ASHRAE Annual Conference, Seattle, Wash. Sept. 23-25, AHR Expo Mexico, Mexico City, Sept. 10-12: ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 2-3: International Conference on Efficient Building Design – Materials and HVAC Equipment Technologies, Beirut, Lebanon