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Jonathan Bushman

posted Feb 5, 2014, 6:08 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon History   [ updated Feb 5, 2014, 6:10 AM ]
Hello everyone!
I am excited about this month's presentation on Passive House design.  Saskatchewan has had an excellent history of innovation in energy efficient buildings.  There was the Conservation House in Regina from 1977, Rob Dumont's house in Saskatoon, the Factor 9 house, and the VerEco Home that was set up at the Western Development Museum.  These are just a few examples.  (I follow Joseph Lstiburek's Building Sciences column in ASHRAE Journal and I may have cheered out loud when he mentioned the Conservation House in his December 2008 "Building America" article.  He said Dave Eyre, Bob Besant, Rob Dumont, and Harold Orr proved you could make a house with R-60 ceilings and R-44 walls.  It was ultratight and had an air-to-air heat exchanger.  Go check our the article if you want to.)
I am thinking of contacting a few folks that have been in Saskatoon's HVAC industry for a while and seeing if I can get some comments on how the industry has changed over the years.  I have only been working for about ten years, so if anyone would like to share some of their HVAC knowledge with me or start a debate about Saskatoon's HVAC or ASHRAE history, then please email me at jonathanbushman@sasktel.net.  (I have to admit that I have not checked the ASHRAE History email yet as I am having trouble finding it.  Now where did I put those instructions?)
Jonathan Bushman
2013-2014 ASHRAE Saskatoon History Chair