Decarbonization of Buildings
Aug
15
4:00 PM16:00

Decarbonization of Buildings

August’s JBU event will be focused on the decarbonization of buildings in pursuit of net zero energy design criteria. The session should be of interest to Consulting Engineers and Design Build Contractors designing electric based solutions for domestic hot water and heating hot water systems. The conversation will discuss the industry drivers for demanding electric based solutions, with presentations from Colmac WaterHeat and SHARC Energy Systems on the application of their technologies.

 

The session will focus on the following areas:

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  • Advancement of heat pump technologies

  • Air source, low ambient air source, and water source heat pump water heating technologies

  • Wastewater energy recovery

  • Integrating distributed condenser water systems with both technologies

  • Maintenance requirements

  • Applications

  • Cost considerations of these systems

  • Lessons learned

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·      Questions & Open Discussion

 

PDH certificates will be available for PEs who need them.

 

This session will be co-led by Mitch Dec from JBO, Brian Culler from Colmac WaterHeat, and Trevor Funk from SHARC Energy Systems.

 

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Designing Overhead Radiant Cooling and Heating Systems
Apr
16
4:00 PM16:00

Designing Overhead Radiant Cooling and Heating Systems

April’s JBU event will be focused on the application of chilled beam and radiant CHW cooling and HW heating solutions and system types.  The session should be of interest to Consulting Engineers and Design Build Contractors designing these type of systems, and also to Mechanical Contractors installing them, and End Users who will live with the finished system.

Join us on Tuesday, April 16th, from 4-6pm for an informative and interactive presentation.

The session will focus on the following areas:

  • Why a radiant or chilled beam solution?

  • Decoupling and new code requirements

  • Capacity, layout, and space considerations

  • Humidity control in radiant and chilled beam buildings

  • Design strategies and ideas, recovering waste heat, high temp chillers, employing free cooling

  • Passive vs Active systems

  • Architectural and acoustical considerations

  • OSA delivery and the challenges to overcome

  • Heating with chilled beams

  • Cost considerations between the systems

  • Making your design cost effective!!!

  • Lessons learned - field coordination

  • Questions & Open Discussion

 

We will have some sample chilled beam, radiant panel, and radiant sail units on display and PDH certificates will be available for PEs who need them.

This session will be co-led by Matt Pemberton, Regional Manager of Dadanco and Mike O’Rourke, National Sales Manager of Barcol Air.

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The session will be followed by a social hour with tacos, beverages and plenty of good networking opportunities!

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A Custom Approach to Packaged DX
Mar
14
4:00 PM16:00

A Custom Approach to Packaged DX

With guest speakers Chris Hennessy and Sean Jarvie of XeteX

  • Join us on Thursday, March 14th, from 4-6pm for an informative and interactive presentation.

    The session will touch on:

      • Applications that warrant custom DX AHUs

        • Unique dimensional constraints and/or challenging duct configuration requirements

        • Stringent sound limitations

        • Energy Recovery / Heat Recovery

        • Pools/Natatoriums

        • Dehumidification

        • Hospitals

        • Industrial Sites

      • Things to be cognizant of when designing custom AHUs

        • Technologies and components

        • Constructions features and casing

        • Energy codes

        • Efficiency Targets (90.1/62.1)

          • IEER vs ISMRE

          • COP

        • Design rule of thumbs

        • Testing requirements

      • Case studies

      • Great projects

      • Lessons learned

    Chris Hennessy and Sean Jarvie, both from XeteX, will be leading the discussion.

    Chris is the National Sales Manager at XeteX and has over 16 years of experience in the HVAC industry with experience in Sales, Applications and Product Development. Chris has spent the last 10 years designing and selling custom air handling units with packaged refrigeration and energy recovery. He has a bachelor’s degree of science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

    Sean Jarvie is a Principle Product Development Engineer at XeteX and has 15 years of experience in the HVAC and Refrigeration industries and a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining XeteX, Sean was as an Engineering Manager and Lab Manager for Nortek Air Solutions as well as a Senior Mechanical Engineer at Zero Zone.

    The session will be followed by a social hour with tacos, beverages and plenty of good networking opportunities!

    NOTE: As parking can be a little tight in our area, please allow a few minutes to find a spot in a nearby garage or surface lot if you're driving, or better yet, take the MAX (we're very close to the Providence Place stop).

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Apr
19
3:00 PM15:00

JBU Presents: A Closer Look at the Psychrometrics behind common HVAC Processes

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Come join us for another great JBU event in our new downtown training center. This month's feature:

A Closer Look at the Psychrometrics behind common HVAC Processes, with Brad Galpern of Johnson Barrow Oregon

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Apr
12
to Apr 13

MLV 01 - Multi V IV IE Installation Essentials

Multi V Installation Essentials with Chris Law (LG Champion / Instructor)

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Location: Johnson Barrow Oregon, 730 SW 20th Place Suite 230, Portland OR 97205

Date: Apr 12 - Apr 13

Time: 7:30am - 4:30pm PDT

Class Length: 2 days

Who should attend? Employees and sub-contractors of our Representative or Distributor partners who will be engaging in field installation of LG VRF equipment. NOTE: Please bring a laptop so we can install and demonstrate LG Service Tool (LGMV).

What you will learn: The manufacturer’s guidelines for installing the piping and wiring systems connected to the indoor and outdoor LG VRF air conditioning equipment.

What will you learn? This class begins with a brief introduction to LG Electronics followed by lectures about product installation consideration and a discussion covering pre-commissioning tasks that must be completed before arranging for factory authorized startup and commissioning. During lab activities students will be introduced to LGMV (LG Monitoring View Software) which is the tool that must be used to evaluate equipment performance. Emphasis is also placed on piping and control wiring.

Prerequisites:
1) Advanced technical knowledge of commercial a/c, heat pump, and applied systems.
2) Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Power Point and Word.

Duration: 2 Days

When to arrive and depart: We plan to start the class at 7:30 am and wrap up by 4:30 pm. Street parking is very difficult so you might plan on parking in either of the 2 adjacent pay lots. Lunch will be provided.

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Mar
8
to Mar 9

MLV 01 - Multi V IV IE Installation Essentials

Multi V Installation Essentials with Chris Law (LG Champion / Instructor)

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Location: Johnson Barrow Oregon, 730 SW 20th Place Suite 230, Portland OR 97205

Date: Mar 08 - Mar 09

Time: 7:30am - 4:30pm PST

Class Length: 2.0 days

Who should attend? Employees and sub-contractors of our Representative or Distributor partners who will be engaging in field installation of LG VRF equipment. NOTE: Please bring a laptop so we can install and demonstrate LG Service Tool (LGMV).

What you will learn: The manufacturer’s guidelines for installing the piping and wiring systems connected to the indoor and outdoor LG VRF air conditioning equipment.

What will you learn? This class begins with a brief introduction to LG Electronics followed by lectures about product installation consideration and a discussion covering pre-commissioning tasks that must be completed before arranging for factory authorized startup and commissioning. During lab activities students will be introduced to LGMV (LG Monitoring View Software) which is the tool that must be used to evaluate equipment performance. Emphasis is also placed on piping and control wiring.

Prerequisites:
1) Advanced technical knowledge of commercial a/c, heat pump, and applied systems.
2) Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Power Point and Word.

Duration: 2 Days

When to arrive and depart: We plan to start the class at 7:30 am and wrap up by 4:30 pm. Street parking is very difficult so you might plan on parking in either of the 2 adjacent pay lots. Lunch will be provided.

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