aeMEPGroup:  ASHRAE Involvement by Dave Palty

AUGUST 2019 - Dave Palty, aeMEP Group, awarded ASHRAE Region X Director’s Cup

“Awarded by the Director and Regional Chair to an outstanding leader in Region X for the past society year.”
Presented at 2019 ASHRAE Region X CRC in San Diego (August 2019)

Additional Recent Participation by Dave Palty, Principal, aeMEP Group
ASHRAE Region X, Regional Vice Chair (RVC), Government Affairs Committee (GAC), 2016-2019
ASHRAE Tucson Chapter President, SY2018-2019
ASHRAE Tucson Chapter Board of Governors, SY2019-2020

This is a key period for ASHRAE, engaging with elected and appointed officials at all levels of government on a global basis. It is vital that a network of active engineer-advocates exists worldwide to impress upon decision-makers how their choices will impact society – and HVAC&R professionals specifically – and create a sustainable built environment.
ASHRAE Mission:
To serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.
ASHRAE Vision:
A healthy and sustainable built environment for all.

Strong education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to develop the future supply of technicians, engineers and scientists is critical to our future standard of living. Even students pursuing non-STEM specialties need basic knowledge of scientific and technological applications for effective participation in the workforce, success in their personal lives and responsible citizenship.
As professionals focused on design, construction, operation and maintenance of the nation’s buildings and infrastructure, and as educators of future generations of engineers, ASHRAE members recognize the importance of a solid foundation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Minimizing the Risk of Legionnaire's Disease
The risks of legionellosis can be minimized if requirements are followed during the design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, repair, replacement and expansion of new and existing buildings and their water systems and components.

ASHRAE Standard 188 - Adopt Now! Don’t wait until an outbreak occurs.
Based on ASHRAE Standard 188, CDC’s toolkit “Developing a Water Management Program to Reduce Legionella Growth and Spread in Buildings: A Practical Guide to Implementing Industry Standards.” This guide provides a checklist for building owners and managers to help identify if a water management program is needed, examples to help identify where Legionella could grow and spread in a building and ways to reduce risk the of contamination. Download the CDC Toolkit.  Watch the (3:38 minute) Video “Legionellosis: Making Building Water Systems Safer through Regulation” to get started.

More ASHRAE information on Building Water Systems: 

ASHRAE Standard 514 - ASHRAE announced its intent to continue development of a standard to establish safe management practices for building water systems. Global public health organization NSF International recently transferred facilitation of NSF Standard 444, Minimizing Risk of Disease and Injury Associated with Building Water Systems, to ASHRAE to complete the standard development process and publish it as ASHRAE Standard 514.

ASHRAE Guideline 12 - Minimizing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated With Building Water Systems

Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Small to Medium Office Buildings:  Achieving Zero Energy, provides direction for designing and constructing zero energy office buildings in all climate zones. The guide was developed by ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) with support and funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Download the guide for free at for more information on ASHRAE for more information on ASHRAE Region X for more information on ASHRAE Region X CRC in Tucson, AZ (AUGUST 20-23, 2020)