Chapter Program Chairs

2018 - 2019

Kelsey Koshi

Kelsey Koshi

Diamond Pedro

 Diamond-Pony Pedro

Meeting Info

Save the Dates! Chapter Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month.


November 08, 2018

November 8th Monthly Chapter Meeting
November 08, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Plaza Club
900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Flr
Honoululu, HI 96813
November 2018 Chapter Meeting - DL Present

$45.00 Member Registration
$55.00 after 05:00 pm November 6

$50.00 Non-Member Registration
$55.00 after 05:00 pm November 6

$0.00 Student Registration


Come join us for the 3rd monthly meeting of the ASHRAE Hawaii Chapter

We have a special guest this month, see below for details!


  Where to Park



 Meeting Agenda


Registration - 5:30


Technical Presentation - 6:00


Dinner - 7:00


Main Program - 7:30


Adjournment - 9:00



Technical Presentation


Topic: Best practices and design considerations for distributed and or recirculated hot water systems where stored hot water is tempered to safe temperatures for domestic use.  Discussion of various types of thermostatic mixing valves, considerations for the control of legionella in domestic water systems, implications of ASHRAE standard 188-2015 for the engineering community.


Presenter: David Lord from JM Sales Hawaii

David Lord has been a rep in Hawaii since 2003.  Formerly with plumbing manufacturers Watts Industries and MIFAB Inc, David took the opportunity to acquire JM Sales when former owner Jack Minaldi retired in 2004.  Centered mainly on the commercial plumbing sector, JM Sales represents such manufacture’s as Chicago Faucets, Circuit solver, Leonard Thermostatic Mixing valves and polypropylene pipe manufacturer Aquatherm.  David & Susan Lord are the owners and operators of JM Sales.



Main Program


Topic: “Fixing the Great Indoors: HVAC and Indoor Air Quality” and “How Can Climate Change Impact Indoor Air and Health?”


Most of the time, we breathe without a thought, hundreds of times each hour – unless there’s a problem.  When something’s wrong, it’s due to pollutants, people, pathways, and pressure di?erences.  The best solution often is to ?nd the sources and control them, or ?x the pathways and pressures. This presentation will focus on what goes wrong in our buildings that engineers can manage –intakes, dampers, ?lters, coils, drain pans, fans, and controls.  Instead of testing, a visual inspection (walk-through) can identify many likely sources and pathways, which are often inexpensive to ?x. 

Indoor environments can be signi?cantly impacted by climate changes such as large increases or decreases in rainfall and snowfall, extremely high or low temperatures, and changes in the severity of storms. Increased rainfall may lead to increased risk of ?ooding and dampness indoors, and growth of mold indoors. Decreased rainfall or droughts may lead to wild?res that will create particulate air pollution that can seep indoors. Extreme temperatures and storms may drive people to stay indoors to protect themselves from the elements, and increase their use of heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC) systems.  The speaker will discuss these ?ndings, which suggest methods by which engineers and architects can make our buildings more climate-ready.


Presenters: Henry Slack, Distinguished Lecturer


From 1991 to April 2018, Henry Slack managed the Indoor Air Program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 4, which covers eight southeastern states. In this position, he offered expertise concerning indoor air to citizens or public agencies with questions on topics as diverse as mold, odors, ozone, carbon monoxide, air cleaners, ventilation systems, and secondhand tobacco smoke. The EPA program is non-regulatory.  

Mr. Slack earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1974 from Southwestern at Memphis (now called Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and a Master of Science in 1980 from Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined ASHRAE in 1988.
Although he retired from EPA, he has been happy to continue as a Distinguished Lecturer for ASHRAE.  He also volunteers with the Citizens' Climate Lobby, a nonpartisan grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Future Meetings

March 07, 2019

March 2019 Technical Seminar

March 07, 2019
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Ala Moana Hotel
410 Atkinson Drive
Honolulu, HI 96814

Topics - Cannabis, Data and Technology

May 03, 2019

2019 ASHRAE Golf Tournament

May 03, 2019
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Pearl Country Club
98-535 Kaonohi St
Aiea, HI 96701

2019 Golf Tournament

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