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November 06, 2014

November Lunch Meeting - ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

November 06, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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the Old Spaghetti Factory
1610 East Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93710
Improving Energy Efficiency in K-12 Schools-District Wide

$30.00 November Lunch Meeting Registration/Lunch Choice - Member
$25.00 Earlybird rate before November 4

$35.00 November Lunch Meeting Registration/Lunch Choice – Guest
$30.00 Earlybird rate before November 4

$15.00 November Lunch Meeting Registration/Lunch Choice – Student
$10.00 Earlybird rate before November 4

Improving Energy Efficiency in K-12 Schools-District Wide


School facilities may create some interesting challenges to the operating and maintenance personnel, especially if there has not been an integrated approach taken to the HVAC systems and their control. Let’s look at the benefits of a fully integrated approach to energy and water efficiency and comfort control. That means that Indoor Air Quality issues must also be addressed.


How can we do all of that and save energy at the same time? How can we save energy in a school anyway? What is the benefit of a centralized fully integrated energy management system? Can you really reduce water consumption and improve the looks of the landscaping? What do you mean “Computerized irrigation control system”? Waterless urinals in the boy’s  rest rooms? No way!! Oh, really? Yes, you can believe it, they are really great, and they save lots of water. They also greatly reduce vandalism and the typical “flooding” problem.


Sound interesting? You say, you must see to believe? Well, come to the meeting and let’s talk about your concerns – that is, after the presentation. Hopefully, you will get many of your concerns answered during the presentation.



Consulting Engineer

San Diego, CA


Verle Williams, a registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager, is the owner and president of Utility Services Unlimited, a professional consulting firm specializing in energy efficient systems studies, designs and performance verification.  Mr. Williams is a 1960 graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and a BS in Business.


Mr. Williams' specialty for 41 years has been automatic controls, their application to solve complex challenges, and their design for reliable and simplified operation.  His consulting services have taken him into many complex plants and challenged him to get "out of the box" and think about solutions that are outside the normal procedures and systems format.


Mr. Williams has spoken on various energy-related topics to many national society meetings, local technical society meetings, and civic organization meetings, and has written over 35 published articles and papers.  He has taught energy conservation classes at the University of California, San Diego Engineering Extension College, North Seattle Community College, and miscellaneous refresher classes in the area.  Mr. Williams is very active in local and Society-level ASHRAE activities.  He is a Fellow/Life Member of ASHRAE and has received numerous awards through the years. 


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