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Annual Spring Symposium and Professional Development Seminar
Double Tree by Hilton, Binghamton, NY
Earn up to 7.5 Professional Development Hours!
Check out the New Flyer with parking directions.


Petros Papathomopoulos
McFarland Johnson
49 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13902

Dear Twin Tiers Chapter Members,

It is officially spring and although it still doesn’t quite feel like it, it’s just a matter of time before better weather finally arrives.

Last month’s tour of Sullivan Park Science & Technology Center in Corning, NY gave us the opportunity to take a closer look at Corning’s main research facility. We were given a brief overview of the HVAC infrastructure that supports the needs of more than 2 million square feet of lab and research space, and saw how even small changes in operational procedures can have a dramatic impact in overall energy and cost savings. A big thank you goes to Ernie Nitsche and the rest of the Corning staff for being gracious hosts as well as Mike McGinnis for coordinating this great event.

April is the month of our chapter’s spring symposium. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday April 17th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Downtown Binghamton. Even though we had a last-minute change of venue, Kyle Nedlik has done a terrific job in securing an alternative location and putting together this year’s line-up. This is a great opportunity to earn 7.5 PDHs and network with peers, vendors and potential employees or new hires. The event will be held at the lower level of the hotel. The most convenient parking option is at the back side of the hotel, from where you can walk directly to the meeting area.

As previously mentioned in March’s newsletter, our chapter will be participating in the Canstruction of the Southern Tier competition that is scheduled to take place from April 8-15 at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City. If you find yourself in the area, stop by, and take a look at our attempt to make the ASHRAE logo out of cans.

Following April’s events, we only have one more regular meeting left in May, before concluding the season with our Annual Golf and Clambake tournament, scheduled for June 19 at the Links as Hiawatha Landing. More details will become available as we get closer to the scheduled date and will be included in our newsletter in addition to being posted on our website.


Petros Papathomopoulos
Twin Tiers Chapter President

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The Twin Tiers Chapter is centered in Binghamton, NY. Its territory spreads from Alfred in the West to Delhi in the East, and from Northern Pennsylvania up to Cortland, NY.

Annual Spring Symposium and Professional Development Seminar
Double Tree by Hilton, Binghamton, NY
Earn up to 7.5 Professional Development Hours!

The ASHRAE Twin Tiers Chapter 2018 Spring Symposium provides a local opportunity to bring together practicing professionals, engineers, academics, contractors, owners and others to discuss with respected experts issues and challenges that our industry faces. This year's symposium offers attendees opportunities to review some of the industries latest energy efficient technology as well as techniques/methods that could employ them.


8:00-8:30 A.M. Registration, Double Tree by Hilton, Binghamton, NY.
Includes: Sweet & Savory Baked Goods, Whole Fresh Fruit, Coffee, Juice, Hot Tea.

Carlton RoomArlington Room
Centrifigal Pump Basics
1.5 PDH
Steve Krisko, Frank P. Langley Co.
The Basics of Central Vacuum Systems Design and Industrial Vacuum Design
1.5 PDH
Norman Nowosinski, P.E. - Nilfisk

10:00-10:10 A.M. Morning Break - Foyer

10:10-11:40 A.M.
Carlton RoomArlington Room
Accommodating Pipe Movement - Noise & Vibration Attenuation
1.5 PDH
Chris Wolak, Victaulic
HVAC Renovation Measurement & Verification, and Continuous Commissioning
1.5 PDH
Michael Kingsley, PhD, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP - OBG

11:40-1:20 P.M.
Lunch & Presentation Followed by the Monthly Chapter Meeting - Zone 225 Room
Lecturer: Daniel Nall, ASHRAE DL - Syska Hennessy Group
Presentation: Energy Policy: An Engineering Perspective - 1.5 PDH

1:20-2:50 P.M.
Carlton RoomArlington Room
VRF Features, Design Considerations, and Codes
1.5 PDH
Peter Yarema, Johnson Controls
Healthy, Airside Solutions to Significantly Reduce Your Building’s Carbon Footprint
1.5 PDH
Gordon Sharp, ASHRAE DL – Aircuity, Inc.

2:50 - 3:00 P.M. Afternoon Break – Includes: Cookies, Chips, Soda, Bottled Water, Coffee, Hot Tea

3:00-4:30 P.M.
Carlton RoomArlington Room
Anchoring and Restraint of Rooftop Equipment in High Wind Areas
1.5 PDH
James Tauby, P.E., ASHRAE DL – Mason Industries, Inc.
Strategies for Manual, Automatic, and Pressure Independent Balancing
1.5 PDH
Leandro de la Torriente, IMI Flow Design

ASHRAE Twin Tiers Chapter Annual Spring Symposium - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Please download the flyer for latest list of Times, Rooms, and Presentation and Speaker Highlights.

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