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April 12, 2018

April 12th Monthly Chapter Meeting
April 12, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Plaza Club
900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Flr
Honoululu, HI 96813
April Monthly Meeting

$45.00 Member Registration
$55.00 after 05:00 pm April 12

$50.00 Non-Member Registration
$55.00 after 05:00 pm April 12

$0.00 Student Registration


Come join us for the 7th monthly meeting of the ASHRAE Hawaii Chapter


Research Promotion Night! Come join us and have a chance to win some prizes!!


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 Meeting Agenda


Registration - 5:30


Technical Presentation - 6:00


Dinner - 7:00


Main Program - 7:30


Adjournment - 9:00



Technical Presentation


Topic: Innovative, Self-Contained HVAC Options for Hotels

This presentation highlights the growing demand to provide improved IAQ (meeting ASHRAE 62.1-2013) in the lodging and specialty market sector, along with two innovative new solutions from Friedrich Air Conditioning.  The proper introduction of fresh conditioned outdoor air results in reduced humidity, air pathogens, and allergens while improving guest comfort.  While several solutions are available to provide make-up air, many consist of complex and expensive total building systems.  Friedrich has brought to market two innovative, self-contained (FreshAire PTAC and VRP) HVAC options, offering hoteliers a complete room-by-room solution addressing cooling, heating, humidity control and IAQ – all without the compromise of cost. 

Presenter: Mario Martucci

Mario Martucci is a member of the Lodging and Specialty Markets Sales team at Friedrich Air Conditioning. As Rep Sales Manager, Mario works with our Plan and Spec Reps and assists them in providing the best comfort solutions for new construction and replacement properties. He has over 15 years of progressive sales and operation experience. Mario lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife, Brenda, and their son, Giovanni.


Mario Martucci



Main Program


Topic: Fundamentals of Building Envelopes and Humidity Control in Hot & Humid Climates


Designing buildings in hot and humid areas requires the integration of techniques found in the ASHRAE Guide for Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates.  Mr. Patenaude, P.E. will provide a presentation on the fundamentals of building envelopes in hot and humid climates, control of outdoor ventilation air with the use of dedicated outdoor air systems and building air pressurization. These three building systems are the main cause for concern for HVAC Engineers and comprise most building failures in hot and humid areas.


As an added bonus, Mr. Patenaude will also be presenting some info on new methods and equipment to control humidity in buildings that he has been researching via a US Army project.

Presenters: Raymond E. Patenaude, PE, CPMP, CIAQP, CEM

Raymond E. Patenaude, PE, CPMP, CIAQP, CEM, Managing Partner of the Holmes Engineering Group LLC, is a registered Florida Professional Engineer specializing in forensic engineering of HVAC systems, moisture intrusion into buildings, and microbial contamination of building environments.   He has been a Consulting and Forensic Engineer for over thirty-six years involved with the analysis, design and construction of building systems.As a recognized expert in his field, Mr. Patenaude, provides professional consultation and forensic investigation in building science including: cause and origin of construction defects; building envelope assessments; HVAC failure causation analysis; energy analysis; moisture intrusion; mold growth investigations; remediation management; claims and litigation support.

Mr. Patenaude is a former ASHRAE Vice President and current Distinguished Lecturer.  He currently serves the Society as a member of TC 1.12, Moisture Management in Buildings, Past Chair of the Project Monitoring Sub-Committee for the new “ASHRAE Guide for Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates” and a member of Standard 100, "Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings".  In addition, Mr. Patenaude is also a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers, the Florida Engineering Society, Indoor Air Quality Association, and the Chairman of the Board of the Certified Indoor Air Quality Professionals.



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