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Welcome to the Birmingham ASHRAE Chapter

Birmingham ASHRAE Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
WhereVestavia Hills Library, Community Room,
             1221 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Speaker: Adam Thornton, click here for bio

Topic: Water Management and Prevention of Legionellosis

Summary: The goal of this presentation is to define what the ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188 addresses and does not address. In understanding what is included in the standard it is much easier how the standard will affect plumbing and heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning Engineers both in new builds and existing facilities. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188 was finalized in July 2015 and was developed by a committee comprised of academic, industry, and government subject matter experts.  Legionella bacteria is found naturally in fresh water environments and becomes a health concern when the bacteria is aspirated and an infection in the lungs is developed. The diseases caused by the bacteria include Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac Fever collectively known as Legionellosis. It is widely considered that the diseases are underdiagnosed and as such a rise in reported cases has occurred over the past several years. The standard is to be used by facilities to develop Comprehensive Water Management programs to ensure that the safety of clients, employees, and visitors are safe by making defensible plans to prevent the bacteria from thriving in a water system.

Upcoming Monthly Meetings/Special Events
January 30, 2019 - Water Management and Prevention of Legionellosis
February 19, 2019 - ECOB
March 27, 2019 - Tour event
April 24, 2019 - Natatorium Design & Dehumidification
May 9, 2019 - ASHRAE Birmingham Golf Tournament
May 29, 2019 - TBD

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

Having participated in the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, Team Alabama placed fifth.  To learn more about the competition, please visit the website at www.solardecathlon.gov.

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