Building Our Energy Future:
What Does It Mean to Me?

ASHRAE’s theme for 2018-2019 is ‘Building Our New Energy Future’ and is the vision of our President, Sheila Hayter. This presentation explores what a new energy future means to the practitioners of our industry through the creation of a more holistic, connected approach to building design and construction. Understanding and applying this new perspective will generate a competitive advantage for our firms by better serving our clients in creating resilient, sustainable buildings that fully protect the occupants.

Timothy G. Wentz, P.E., HBDP, LEED ® -AP
Construction Management Department
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska

Prof. Wentz is a very active volunteer within ASHRAE, where he has served as the Nebraska Chapter President for 1997-1998. He also served as Director and Regional Chair for Region IX of ASHRAE and was inducted into the Region IX Hall of Honor in 2005. ASHRAE also elected Tim a Fellow of the Society in 2005. Tim recently served as Society President in 2016-2017 and launched the Society theme for that year ‘Adapt Today to Shape Tomorrow’. Read more here.


Thomas-H.-Phoenix_SmallThomas H. Phoenix, P.E., FASHRAE
Chair, Advanced Energy Design Guide Steering Committee

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. Read more here.