Meeting/Event Information

    Estimating Food Process Loads for Energy Modeling

    March 23, 2017
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Big Ladder Software
    1624 Market St #304,
    Denver, CO 80202

    Food process loads account for 30 to 60% of energy use in restaurants and are significant loads in mixed use buildings. Techniques for estimating peak loads and energy- use budgets change as the design evolves from conceptual design to construction documents.  For many modelers, developing a food process baseline energy use profile can be difficult, much less evaluating how to model potential food process energy efficiency measures, within the time constraints of a project.  Due to the size of the process load, managing the estimate of food process energy within a reasonable level of uncertainty is important.  This presentation will provide insight into estimating methods as the design progresses and point to some publicly available tools to help refine estimates.

    Vern Smith is Principal Engineer with Smith Energy Engineers, LLC, specializing in energy instrumentation, monitoring, retro-commissioning, modeling, and HVAC fault detection and diagnostics.  He has over 25 years of experience in energy engineering, including 18 years with Architectural Energy Corporation.  Vern is active in ASHRAE as a voting member of SPC 207, Laboratory Method of Test of Fault Detection and Diagnostics Applied Commercial Air-Cooled Packaged Systems, as well as a corresponding member of TC 5.10, Kitchen Ventilation, and Technical Committee 7.5, Smart Buildings.  He is a member of ASTM’s Food Service Equipment Committee.


    Thursday March 23rd 6 to 8pm
    (6-6:30 network, 6:30-7:30 presentations, 7:30-8 questions)
    Big Ladder Software
    1624 Market Street, Suite 304, Denver, CO 80202
    $10  - Register online or at the door
    Contact info: Aaron Boranian | |


     Remote Webinar:
    (6:30-7:30 presentations, 7:30-8 questions)
    No charge for remote attendance


    Webinar ID: 811-305-139


    Participants can use their telephone or computer mic & speakers (VoIP).
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    Access Code: 815-167-575
    Audio PIN: Shown after joining the webinar


    $10.00 Member Registration

    $10.00 Guest Registration

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