Joe Seidl, PE, will be presenting on the subject of upgrading strategies for energy efficiency, capacity, and added procedure space along with Michigan State University's, Sue Hopper, PE October 17 and 18 at the Tradeline conference in Scottsdale, AZ.Those attending the presentation should expect to learn about the rising need to modernize aging animal animal facilities.The program introduction states, 'Legacy animal facilities that don’t meet modern standards for energy efficiency, accreditation and compliance, capacity, and operational standards won’t be compatible with competitive research programs going forward – it’s time to upgrade. Session leaders profile modernization of the 1970’s-era animal facility at Michigan State University to incorporate individual room pressurization, occupancy-based air change rates, demand control ventilation, VAV exhaust systems, heat recovery, equipment upgrades, capacity increase, and expanded procedure space. They chart the up-front planning challenge of identifying total building needs including infrastructure, master planning, maintenance, and grant-specified design requirements prior to setting project budget..'
Joe is a registered professional engineer with 14 years of engineering design experience.He is an integral member of PBA's Higher Education Market Sector. Joe received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Oakland University. He is also an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).