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High – Performance Green Buildings Seminar by ASHRAE President Gordon Holness and Vincent Tse, Managing Director Parsons Brinckerhoff Asia

ASHRAE Singapore Chapter is delighted to announce the Half day Seminar on 5th April 2010 at BCA Auditorium, Braddell road in conjunction with launching Standard 189.1 by our Society.

The Theme of the Seminar is “High Performance Green Buildings” and we have two eminent speakers coming down to Singapore to enlighten us on the subject. To introduce about Standard 189.1 to Singapore Professionals, our President Mr. Gordon Holness, will be coming all the way from USA. Mr. Vincent Tse managing Director of Parsons Brinckerhoff Asia, Hong Kong Office and Distinguished Lecturer of ASHRAE is joining us to speak about Building Energy Management.

This Seminar is one of the few being organized by the collaborative efforts of ASHRAE Singapore Chapter (ASC) and BCA academy to benefit Singapore Professionals. We are also inviting NEA and Spring Singapore to attend the seminar to promote the new ASHRAE standard 189.1

The fee for the above Seminar, which includes a Lunch, is S$100 for non-ASC members and free for ASC members.

For ASHRAE society members to register as an ASC member, please fill the ASC membership form and enclose a cheque of S$90 (S$ 30 joining fee and yearly membership fee of S$60).

Please have a look at the Brochure for more information.

Date: 5th April 2010 (Monday)
Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm (Registration begins at 8.30am)
Venue: BCA Academy, Singapore
Address: 200 Braddell Road Singapore 579700, Tel: 6248 9999 Fax: 6258 0558

Charges: Free for ASC member, $100 for Non-ASC member

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About the Speaker & the Topics

Speaker 1: Gordon Holness, President, ASHRAE
Gordon V. R. Holness, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, is a consulting
engineer, Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.

As ASHRAE’s president, Mr Holness directs the Society’s Board of Directors
and oversees the Executive Committee. His presidential theme, Sustaining Our
Future by Rebuilding Our Past, addresses energy efficiency in
existing buildings.

Mr Holness is a member of the Advanced Energy Design Guide Steering Committee and the Headquarters Building Renovation Committee. He has served as chair of numerous committees and councils most recently Members Council, the Advocacy Committee and the Steering Committee on Building Information Modeling and Interoperability.

He formerly served on the Board of Directors as president-elect, vice president and director-at-large. Mr Holness has received the Exceptional Service Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the Journal Paper Award and three ASHRAE Technology Awards.

ASHRAE Standard 189.1 –
Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings

This presentation will discuss the development of the ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189 for High Performance Green Buildings and its objectives. The presentation will also outline the scope, contents and provide guidance for adoption in green buildings. The standard encompasses building siting, design, construction and operation, building materials, site sustainability, water conservation, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, construction methodologies, commissioning, operation and maintenance.

Speaker 2: Vincent Tse, Manager Director

Vincent Tse is the Managing Director of Parsons Brinckerhoff Asia, Hong Kong Office.

Mr Tse has over 30 years of experience in mechanical and HVAC systems
design with particular focus on the following areas:
• Superhighrise buildings and mega projects with large GFA
• District Cooling and Heating
• Vertical Transportation System
• Hospital and University Research Projects
• Energy Conservation and Management
• Sustainable System Design
• CFD Application and Fire Engineering

Mr Tse is a Fellow of ASHRAE and is currently ASHRAE’s Distinguished Lecturer.

He was ASHRAE Vice President in 2007-09 and Director & Regional Chair of Region XIII in 1998-2001.

Mr Tse is also a Fellow of CIBSE, IMechE, IHEEM of UK and a Fellow of HKIE.

Building Energy Management and Implementation

The presentation will focus on the Building Energy Management methodology and approach, and following up by case studies to illustrate how Energy Management Implementation can be achieved in a Convention Centre, a commercial development, a government complex and a church building.



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