Industry News and Events

Written on: August 12, 2012 by ICM

Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH-02), lead sponsor of NEFI-backed legislation to renew the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), made a compelling appeal to his House colleagues urging its passage. He also picked up a new co-sponsor, Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY-20). The “NORA Reauthorization Act” now has 71 total House sponsors (34 Republicans and 37 Democrats) and 15 in the Senate. The federal law authorizing NORA expired on February 6, 2010. Interested parties are urged to support H.R.1756 in the House and S.949 in the Senate. More information is available at
E-Instruments offers ‘Hot-Wire’ Thermo-Anemometer
The VT100 is a compact, rugged and easy-to-use Hot-Wire Thermo-Anemometer designed for any laboratories, clean rooms, air balancing, and many more. The blue backlit LCD display can be read in either light or dark environments. The VT100 Includes: • Air Velocity: 0 to 6000 FPM • 0.01 Resolution • Temperature: (-4 + 176°F) • Unit Selection: m/s, fpm • MAX, MIN, HOLD • Air Flow: Optional Cones • LARGE, Ice Blue 128 x 128 pixel display • Adjustable Shut Off • Shock Proof Housing • Compact dimesions of only 5″ x 2.5″ x 1.25″ • One 9V Battery Included For additional information,contact: Email: or visit
ASHRAE Announces Fall Online Courses
ASHRAE Announces Fall Online Courses A full slate of online courses touching on a range of built environment topics is being offered by ASHRAE this fall. The 11 ASHRAE Learning Institute courses provide professional development through in-depth information that is timely, practical and targeted to provide engineers in consulting practices, facility management or supplier support with instruction on applying ASRHAE standards and employing new technologies essential for advanced building performance. The online courses allow attendees to learn from anywhere with an Internet connection. Course participants earn continuing education credits and qualify for Professional Development Hours for each course completed. Courses are instructor-led, drawing upon professional knowledge of leading practitioners.

The courses are:
• District Cooling and Heating Systems: Central Plants, Sept. 10
• The Commissioning Process and Guideline 0, The Commissioning Process (co-sponsored with the Building Commissioning Association, Illuminating Engineering Society and National Environmental Balancing Bureau), Sept. 24
• Basics of Air-to-Air Energy Recovery, Sept. 26
• Basics of High-Performance Building Design, Oct. 8
• Advanced High-Performance Building Design, Oct. 10
• Complying with ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low- Rise Residential Buildings: HVAC/Mechanical, Oct. 15
• Complying with Standard 90.1-2010: Envelope/Lighting, Oct. 17
• Fundamental Requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, Oct. 22
• Energy Management in New and Existing Buildings, Oct. 24
• Energy Modeling Best Practices and Applications: HVAC/Thermal, Parts 1 and 2, Sept. 11 and 13
• Implementing ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2011, Standard for the Design of High- Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, Parts 1 and 2, Sept. 17 and 19 For registration costs and to register, visit Site licenses are available to organizations that have five or more course participants. For more information, e-mail or call 678-539-1146.
For registration costs and to register, visit Site licenses are available to organizations that have five or more course participants. For more information, e-mail or call 678-539-1146.