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ASHRAE North Piedmont October Meeting

October 18, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

NC A&T State University, HVAC Lab Graham Room 309
1601 E. Market St.,
Greensboro, NC 27411

BEAM ME UP, SCOTTIE! Transport Energy: Motors, Fans, and Pumps

Significant power and energy is expended transporting water and air through buildings and process systems.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to evaluate motor loads due to pumps and fans, how to determine motor energy usage, and how variable speed drives function and how they can be applied to save energy.  Through sample application problems, the attendees will be asked to evaluate the potential for energy savings using variable speed drives, low-slip drive belts and pulleys, and through proper motor sizing.

Hank Jackson, P.E.
ETech Solutions
P.O. Box 2355
Weaverville, NC 28787-2355
United States
(828) 691-0785
Region: IV
Honorarium: None

Hank Jackson, owner and principal of ETech Solutions, has provided technical training and consulting services in the energy efficiency marketplace since 1979. He holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (1974) and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (1978), both from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. Originally registered in Georgia, Mr. Jackson's currently practices in North Carolina.

Mr. Jackson served as director of the Georgia Industrial Energy Extension Service program at the Georgia Institute of Technology prior to entering a private consulting practice. During a five year hiatus from consulting (1999 – 2005), he was department chair of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, North Carolina.

Mr. Jackson specializes in energy management consulting and custom design of energy efficient mechanical systems for commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. He has provided training for numerous public electric and natural gas utilities, including Georgia Power, Midwest Gas, Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and Niagara Mohawk Power. He has also traveled abroad to Jamaica and Central America to conduct energy audits and to provide technical training, including a lecture series in Spanish.

Mr. Jackson has been a member of ASHRAE since 1983. He co-authored “Infiltration heat gains through cold storage room doorways,” 1989 with W.A. Hendrix and D.R. Henderson, ASHRAE Transactions 95(2).


$25.00 Member Registration
$30.00 after 12:00 pm October 17

$25.00 Non-Member Registration
$30.00 after 12:00 pm October 17

Future Meetings

ASHRAE North Piedmont September Meeting

September 13, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Kress Terrace
212 South Elm St # 400
Greensboro, NC 27401

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