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March 2020 Chapter Meeting: The New ASHRAE HQ Renovation Project

  • 10 Mar 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • ASHRAE HQ; 1791 Tullie Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
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The New ASHRAE Headquarters Renovation Project: A Case Study

Tuesday, March 10th at 11:30 AM

Coronavirus notice: The meeting will be held as scheduled, but please follow the current CDC advice on public gatherings:

  • If you are sick or suspect you might be sick, do not come to the meeting.
  • For people who have already paid, we will refund anyone who chooses to not attend. 
  • Do not shake hands.
  • Practice good hand and respiratory hygiene, like washing hands frequently and covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throwing the tissue away.

Technical Program Description

The new ASHRAE building, located in Technology Park in Peachtree Corners, is a 1970’s era 66,000 sq. ft. building that is being remodeled into a high-efficient, net-zero-ready facility to become ASHRAE’s worldwide headquarters.  During the course of the design of the project, the design team encountered many envelope and system challenges involving the remodel of an older building and the effort to renovate it to meet the requirements of current ASHRAE 90.1 energy goals. This presentation focuses on those challenges.


Stanton Stafford, PE, LEED AP

Stanton Stafford is a Mechanical Engineer and the Managing Principal of Integral Consulting Engineering, the Atlanta, Georgia Studio of Integral Group. Recognized as a green building and sustainability leader, Stanton brings 20 years of experience designing, modeling and commissioning mechanical systems for a variety of building types. With a goal of maximizing the potential of every building, Stanton’s passion is working with clients from IDEAS-to-IMPLEMENTATION-to-IMPACT to drive value through high performance design and operations solutions.

Nationally, Stanton is helping promote healthy, resilient, low-energy, low-water use buildings as the Chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8 – Building Environmental Impacts and Sustainability and Secretary of ASHRAE Standard 228P - Standard Method of Evaluating Zero Net Energy Building Performance. Locally, he serves as a Past Chair and Advisory Board Member of the Lifecycle Building Center of Greater Atlanta, an entrepreneurial non-profit focused on building material salvage and reuse.

Gregory Walker, AIA, LEED AP

Gregory Walker has practiced architecture in Florida, Massachusetts, and Georgia for the past 25 years. At Houser Walker Architecture, he leads the firm’s efforts in public sector and commercial projects, with a particular expertise in workplace design, libraries, and cultural facilities.

Greg’s areas of focus have drawn upon long term research into methods of fabrication and local craft traditions.  These skills have been developed and honed through his teaching stints at the University of Arkansas, Georgia Institute of Technology, and as the Paul Rudolph Fellow in Residence at Auburn University.

His desire to serve is reflected by long term commitments with non-profits especially in the development of emerging architects. Gregory has served on a number of advisory boards in Atlanta, including the Museum of Design Atlanta.

In 2004, he was awarded the AIA Georgia Young Architect Award. Houser Walker Architecture was awarded the AIA Atlanta EV08 portfolio prize and AIA Atlanta Silver Medal in 2015. He was also awarded AIA Georgia’s Bronze Medal that same year.

Alternative Commuting Door Prize & Raffle

If you carpool, walk, bike, or take public transit (no single-occupant ride-share!) to ASHRAE meetings, we will put your name in a drawing for a small prize.

Remember to enter our chapter meeting 50/50 raffle. Raffle tickets are 1 for $2 or 3 tickets for $5. Cash and credit card will be accepted.

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