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Welcome to the Birmingham ASHRAE Chapter

Annual Birmingham ASHRAE Golf Scramble
 Location: Pine Tree Country Club
Date: May 18, 2017
Time: Registration/Breakfast - 7 a.m.; Shotgun Start - 8 a.m.; Lunch after finishing play 

For Flyer, click here.

Next Monthly Meeting - May 24, 2017
Topic: The Logic of Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems and the Core Technologies That Make Them Effective
Speaker: Patricia Graef, DL

Patricia Graef, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED GA, is senior Engineer, Munters Corp., Fort Myers, Fla. Patricia Graef has spent the past 44 years focusing on engineering and developing products that control temperature and moisture in building air as well as the water associated with the processes.

Graef received her bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida. In the time Graef has worked for Munters, she has served as a Scientist in the cooling tower division, was the Director of Core Technology for Humidification and Engineering and Development Manager for the HumiCool division. Today she is senior engineer for the Air Treatment division and has more than a dozen international patents in her name.

Graef is a 42-year member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). In ASHRAE she has been a voting member of Guideline 12 Managing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated With Building Water Systems since 1995 and Standard 188 Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems since 2004. She has contributed to four ASHRAE handbook chapters including Water Treatment, Humidification, Evaporative Cooling , and Gas Turbine Inlet Cooling. Graef has shared with the HVAC industry her knowledge by contributing to ASHRAE Handbooks, standards writing, monitoring research projects, and program presentations.  Graef is Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of ASHRAE . She also serves on the Board of Governers of her local ASHRAE Chapter.  As ASHRAE vice president, Graef is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee and serves as chair of Technology Council. Her other recent service includes a member of the Advanced Energy Design Guide Steering Committee, member of Finance Committee, Standards Committee, Technical Committees (TC) 3.6, Water Treatment, 5.7 Evaporative Cooling and 5.11 Humidification. She has also held leadership positions on five other ASHRAE standards.

Graef is a recipient of a Distinguished Service Award.

Address: 1200 6th Ave. N. 3rd Floor Auditorium, Birmingham, AL

Date: May 24, 2017
Time: Lunch-11:30 a.m.; Presentation-12:00-1:00 p.m.

Upcoming Meetings/Events

May 18 - ASHRAE Annual Golf Scramble - Pine Tree Country Club
May 24 - The Logic of Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems and the Core Technologies That Make Them Effective, Pat Graef, DL


The Birmingham Chapter recently established a scholarship to support students in the new Auburn branch of ASHRAE.  Click here for more information.

As part of our December meeting, we were privileged to have several UAB students give a presentation on their participation in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar DecathlonUAB is partnering with Calhoun Community College and the University of Alabama in Huntsville on this endeavor.  ASHRAE is participating in the funding of this along with many local companies.  To participate or for more information, please visit their website at www.uab.edu/solardecathlon/.  You can also follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UABsolardecathlon/.

Please consider how you or your company can support this project through contributing to their needs list.  Please click here to see a list of materials.

This web site is maintained by the Birmingham Chapter of ASHRAE. It does not present official positions of the Society nor reflect Society policy. ASHRAE chapters may not act for the Society and the information presented here has not had Society review. To learn more about ASHRAE activities on an international level, contact the ASHRAE home page at http://www.ashrae.org.

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