RMAEE Monthly Meeting – Heat Pumps, New Website

Special thanks to Nektor Media for generously donating their time and expertise to deliver our new website ❤️

We will be hearing from speakers Robbie Svidron and Brandon Barrett

Robbie Svidron serves as Intellihot’s corporate trainer, bringing his field knowledge and expertise of water heating options to contractors and engineers across the country, ensuring that they benefit from the latest advancements in the field. Drawing from a prior position as a Mechanical Systems and Applications Engineer, Robbie has a comprehensive understanding of various water heating options, ranging from boilers with large storage tanks, to gas-powered tank-type heaters, to modern tankless and heat pump water heaters. Constantly exploring ways to reduce water heating costs while enhancing user convenience with emerging technologies, Robbie has guided numerous professionals in transitioning commercial properties from outdated tank-type heaters to more efficient tankless systems. Svidron earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from Bradley University, in Peoria, IL.

Presentation Summary:

Commercial water heating systems are capital intensive and have long-term effects on building performance and occupant satisfaction. If sized incorrectly, it can lead to problems like energy inefficiency, higher utility bills, or lack of adequate hot water. The goal with sizing is to provide the required volume of hot water daily in an efficient, cost-friendly, and safe manner. However, sizing has become more challenging with the popularity of heat pump water heaters. Set to replace gas-powered water heaters, the recency of this technology along with its complicated sizing methodology with needs for tank-style setups has led to a host of challenges for specifiers who end up creating grossly ineffective and space hogging systems.

This presentation explores how to size HPWH systems, discussing common mistakes, assumptions and limitations that frequently cause oversizing or under-sizing. We will also discuss the impact of varying hot water loads, demand responses, and ambient and groundwater temperatures on the sizing of HPWHs.

Brandon Barrett has worked at Twilio as a software engineer for the past four years and been in the website development or software engineering space since 2010. When he is not coding on his computer, he enjoys playing guitar and base. Brandon is RMAEE’s IT/Website lead.

Presentation summary:

For the past 8 months, Nektor Media has been completely overhauling RMAEE’s website. The new functionality will reliably capture information for the chapter and automate mundane and important tasks. Brandon will walk us through the bells and whistles and critical user interfaces of our new platform.

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