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Date(s) - 02/13/2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Riverside Hotel


**By attending this meeting you will earn 1 PDH Credit**

Radiant Cooling in Humid Climates

Alternatively to full air-conditioning heating and cooling may be done by water-based radiant heating and cooling systems, where pipes are embedded in the building structure (floors, ceilings, walls) or in the center of the concrete slabs in multi-story buildings. The present talk will discuss the possibilities and limitations of radiant surface heating and cooling systems. Differences in performance and application of surface systems compared to embedded systems are presented. Results from both dynamic computer simulations and field measurements are presented.

The paper shows that for well-designed buildings these types of system are capable of providing a comfortable indoor climate both in summer and in winter in different climatic zones. Various control concepts and corresponding energy performance are presented. To remove latent heat, these systems may be combined with an air system. This air system can, however, be scaled down with the benefit of improved comfort (noise, draught) compared to full air-conditioning. An added benefit can be reduced building height due to the elimination of suspended ceilings. Finally, surface heating and cooling systems use water at a temperature close to room temperature. This increases the possibility of using renewable energy sources and increasing the efficiency of boilers, heat pumps and refrigeration machines


Society President Bio – Bjarne Olesen, Ph.D.

Bjarne Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, is ASHRAE’s President for the 2017-2018 term. Olesen has previously served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer, Vice President and Director-at-Large.

In Olesen’s theme, “Extending our Community,” he focuses his theme on three directives: extend our global community; extend our technological horizons; and extend our value to members.

“Extending our global community will acknowledge our interconnectedness worldwide and embrace our shared needs and objectives,” Olesen said. “The technical guidance we produce for allmembers is made stronger by global diversity.”

Bjarne Olesen

From the start of Olesen’s time with ASHRAE, he did not have the opportunity to get involved with a local chapter to dedicate his time and efforts to the HVAC industry – and believes in the importance of working together to create a better built environment.

“Many of our members are only active on one side – either the technical side, mainly at the Society level, or the grassroots side at the local chapter level,” Olesen said. “However, one side cannot live without the other. We will work to extend our global connections and more strongly link our members worldwide. Doing so will strengthen our Society’s knowledge base, community reach and ability to shape a more sustainable world.”

Olesen is the Director of the International Center for Indoor Environment and Energy and a Professor at Danish Technical University.

In addition to his time served on the Board of Directors, Olesen has been a part of many technical committees and been a Coordinating Officer of various committees, most recently: Conferences and Expositions Committee, Chapter Technology Transfer Committee, Honors and Awards Committee, Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee, Membership Promotion Committee, Research Promotion Committee, Student Activities Committee and Young Engineers in ASHRAE Committee.

For his efforts and dedication to ASHRAE, Olesen is the recipient of the Lou Flagg Historical Award, Fellow Award, Exceptional Service Award and Distinguished Service Award.

Olesen earned his Ph.D. in Heating and Air Conditioning in 1975 and Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1972 – both degrees obtained from the Technical University of Denmark.


5:30pm – 6:15pm Networking by the Main Bar
6:15pm – 7:30pm Meeting / Dinner

**Valet Parking is Complimentary**

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