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Dinner Meeting: Zero Energy for K-12 Schools

January 08, 2020
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Royal Banquet & Conference Center
3801 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27607

Excerpt: Ddiscuss the major steps and an Integrated, systematic approach for achieving Zero Energy in schools.

Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings: Achieving Zero Energy

Since 2002, ASHRAE, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), USGBC, and AIA, with support from the Department of Energy, have collaborated on a series of Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs) that would result in significant energy savings in the built environment beyond what is expected by using only ASHRAE Standard 90.1. The AEDG series of documents is now one of the most popular publications in ASHRAE’s history with over 600,000 copies in circulation. This program will review a brief history of the AEDG Series, and then focus on the newest group in the AEDG series – Achieving Zero Energy. The first volume in this new series is for Zero Energy K-12 School Building Design, and the program will highlight the major steps and Integrated, systematic approach for achieving Zero Energy in schools.

Thomas H. Phoenix, P.E., FASHRAE

Clark Patterson Lee
328 East Market St, Suite 200, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States 336-908-3373

Thomas Phoenix is a Principal with the Architectural/Engineering firm of CPL Architects & Engineers, PC at their office in Greensboro, NC, USA. He has a B.S. degree in engineering from NC State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina and six other States and has over 30 years of experience in the design, operation and maintenance of building mechanical systems.

Mr. Phoenix has been an active member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) since 1982, and was elevated to the grade of Fellow in 2011. He is an ASHRAE Presidential Member,having served as Society President in 2014-15. He previously served terms on ASHRAE’s Board of Directors as Society Treasurer, Society Vice President, as a Director at Large, and as Director and Regional Chairman of Region IV. His past ASHRAE activities also include serving as the Chair of ASHRAE’s Members Council, and as the Chair of numerous ASHRAE committees and task groups. Mr. Phoenix is an ASHRAE certified Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP). He currently serves on The ASHRAE Foundation Board of Trustees, and is Chair of the Advanced Energy Design Guides Steering Committee. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS).

SCHEDULE: Dinner Meeting:

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Sign-in & Socialize
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Meeting / Meal & Presentation

VENUE: Royal Banquet & Conference Center

3801 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27607

Business meeting Focus: YEA (Young Engineers of ASHRAE):
During the meeting we will discuss the chapters special efforts to attract and fulfill members 35 years old and younger.


Cost: $45 per person, (includes food and drink)
Please RSVP / Pre-Register so we can get a good head-count for the drink and meal quantities.
 -- Save $10 if registered before the Early Bird cutoff date/time of 2 PM on Monday before the meeting.
Pre-pay On-Line: Cut down your wait at the Welcome Table! (PayPal & CCs)
-- Note: On-Line registration and pre-payment closes the midnight before the event
Welcome Table: accepts Personal Checks and CCs.

Student Members - are welcome at no cost, (and non-member students who are their guests),
-- if they pre-register before the Early Bird cutoff.
-- OTHERWISE, you'll have to pay a walk-in fee of $10.

Not a member of Triangle ASHRAE? You are still welcome to register On-Line.
-- (Use Non-Member ticket). Get the $10 discount if before the EB cutoff!

 - Registration Fee includes drinks and the meal -
For info & to RSVP go to

PDH (Professional Development Hour) CREDIT:

This presentation should meet the NC PE criteria for 1 hour of PDH credit.
Please Pre-Register with your PE number, and sign the Attendance Verification sheet.
Should the state ever require Proof of Attendance, simply forward their request to [email protected] and a copy of the Attendance Sheet will be provided to them. Note: their rules require you to keep additional records. See the NC PE Board for details.

Note: the Board of Governors will have a chapter business meeting immediately before the social, typically from 4:00 PM to 5:30, at the venue. Check with our Calendar for final details. Anyone is welcome to observe, (please keep heckling to a minimum).

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2019-01-08 - Mtg, Zero Energy for K-12 Schools - flyer

2020-01-08 - Mtg, Zero Energy for K-12 Schools - slides