May 2nd - Sound Advice - HVAC Acoustical Design

  • 02 May 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Overland Park


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    Sound Advice - HVAC Acoustical Design 
Good acoustical design plays a major role in creating comfortable and productive indoor environments. Air terminal units and air outlets are located in close proximity to occupants, so they tend to have the greatest impact on room sound levels. The proper sizing and selection of these products is critical to achieving the desired acoustical environment. Manufacturers publish sound performance ratings but they are of little value without a proper understanding of what they mean and where they come from. In order to properly specify system components, a basic knowledge of acoustical terminology, ratings and criteria is required.

Attending this session will improve your knowledge and understanding of HVAC acoustics.

Randy Zimmerman, HVAC Chief Engineer at Titus


Distinguished Lecturer  

Randy Zimmerman, Titus HVAC Chief Engineer, has more than 30 years of experience in HVAC Product Engineering and Research/Development. His areas of expertise include acoustics, terminal units, and control systems.

In March 2015, he was named Distinguished Lecturer by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for his topic, “Sound Advice,” which discusses acoustical applications/specifications for terminal units and air inlets/outlets.  The topic article was featured as the ASHRAE Journal cover story in ASHRAE Journal, vol. 55, no. 7, July 2013.

Randy earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, from Texas Tech University, 1983.

Professional Organizations

·        Member ASHRAE TC 2.6 ‘Sound and Vibration Control’

·        Vice Chair and Research Chair ASHRAE TC 5.3 ‘Room Air Distribution’ Member ASHRAE SPC 130 ‘Methods of Testing Air Terminal Units’

·        Member ASHRAE SPC 200 ‘Method of Test for Chilled Beams’

·        Member AHRI Engineering and Compliance Committees 

·        Member AHRI Technical Committee on Sound

·        Member USGBC 

  • LEED Green Associate 

Fees are $25 for members who RSVP by Friday and $30.00 at the door.

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    Hope to see everyone at this month’s lunch program!
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