ASHRAE, ASPE to host joint virtual meeting on climate change in design

DETROIT—The Detroit chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the Eastern Michigan chapter of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers will hold a joint virtual meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Janice Means, PE, LEED AP, FESD, professor emeritus at Lawrence Technological University, and Jim Newman, LEED AP, FESD, veteran environmental expert, will speak on climate change and its impact on the environment.

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Climate change will be a new chapter in the 2021 ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook, with Means one of the co-authors of the chapter. Attendees will hear an overview of the latest and projected environmental transformations due to climate change, how it is affecting (and will affect) Michigan, and its projected impact on the built environment industry. Attendees are alerted to the fact that design practices as well as standards related to energy, water use and indoor air quality can be expected to change due to global warming and more frequent and violent weather events. Both speakers, ASHRAE Life Member engineers who are both trained presenters for the ‘Energy Standard,’ ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Std. 90.1, will provide the presentation.

The two organizations will conduct the virtual lunch and learn using Microsoft Teams. Attendees who are not familiar with MS Teams should visit the demonstration link at

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