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Updated on: 3/23/2017

Meetings 2017


Members: $45.00/per person
Non-Members: $55.00/per person

Non Early Bird Price (At door night of meeting):
Members: $55.00/per person
Non-Members: $65.00/per person

Students: FREE
Student Sponsor: $45

*Cost may vary for December Joint Meeting

Events organized by ASHRAE Southern California Chapter 
ASHRAE SoCal April 4th Meeting
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Taix French Country Cuisine 1911 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026

Hosted By:
ASHRAE Southern California Chapter

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Event Details:

ASHRAE Southern California April 4th General Meeting

Theme:†Water and Energy Efficiency

5:30: Social Hour
6:40: Announcements & Dinner
7:00: Main Program
8:45: Raffle & Adjourn

Location: TAIX French Restaurant 1911 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Dinner Choices: Beef Bourguignon, Filet of Sole Meuniere,†Portobello Rissotto

Presentation Topic:

April Meeting

The marketís demand for sustainability through both energy and water efficiency must be weighed carefully as competing interests continue to evolve rapidly over the next decade. The energy intensity of water varies from location to location, but fresh water scarcity is driving the trend of increased water treatment and distributions cost. Growing demand, droughts, and aging infrastructure have compounded the issue. Simultaneously, major growth of renewable energy generation in the grid energy mix affects both process water used and greenhouse gases emitted. Reduced cost of renewable energy is making wind and solar technologies cost-competitive with more traditional generation technologies.This presentation will give a quick overview of the Water-Energy Nexus, and highlight a few technologies and design concepts that directly are impacted directly by this relationship. For example, while water-cooled systems often thought to reduce building energy use, there has been a dramatic improvement in air-cooled chiller performance. We will look at the impact of water-cooled versus air-cooled chiller plants on source and identify trends in source energy and fresh water consumption and site operational costs in various climate zones.

Speaker Biography:

Omar Hawit

Omar Hawit, PE, LEED AP

Mechanical Engineering Leader / Principal
DLR Group - Washington DC

Based from DLR Group in Washington DC, Omar has a number of interesting projects currently under construction and recently completed. The North Bund Performing Arts Center in Shanghai, China establishes a cultural anchor in the next vibrant neighborhood of the thriving city. Smithsonianís 154-year-old Renwick Gallery renovation and modernization strives to breathe new life to the historic landmark located next to the White House. The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum achieved dual LEED Gold and three Green Globes certification, laying a new, sustainable path for the future projects in St. Maryís County, Maryland. The California Institute of Technology Keck Center achieved LEED Platinum, was awarded 2014 Sustainable Innovation Award at USGBC-LA, received the City of Pasadena Historic Preservation Award 2014, and named 2014 ENR Best of the Best in the Small Project category. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, targeting LEED Silver, gives a vivid depiction of our nationís birth to visitors from across the globe. The Onondaga Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse provides a modern venue for over 17,000 to enjoy performances in a beautifully restored landscape, and accolades include recognition by Engineering News-Record as the best public building of 2016. Omar Hawit currently serves as President of ASHRAE National Capital Chapter. He was named a Consulting-Specifying Magazine 40 Under Forty in 2014. Omar is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where he got a start in the industry competing in the Solar Decathlon.