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REGION X DISTINGUISHED LECTURERS (DL'S)

DEVIN A. ABELLON, P.E.

Pyure

2055 High Ridge Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

(760) 902-4879

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Devin Abellon, P.E. is the Vice President of Engineering Sales for Pyure. He has 25 years of experience in the HVAC and plumbing industries with a focus on high-performance and sustainable building design and construction. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a registered professional engineer in California and Arizona. He is an active member of both ASPE and ASHRAE, and serves as the ASHRAE Region X Nominating Member, Programs Subcommittee Chair for ASHRAE TC 6.5 and as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. He is also a member of ASHRAE’s Conferences and Expositions Committee.

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Tracey Jumper, CCP

EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems
9941 Rams Leap Ave.

Los Vegas, NV 89166
(949) 392-0798
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Tracey Jumper is a Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) and Corporate Director of Commissioning at EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems where she oversees quality assurance practices across offices in CA, NV, & AZ, operating out of Las Vegas. She has 22 years of experience in construction, mechanical systems engineering and maintenance services and has been identified as a specialist in commissioning and improving existing buildings. She previously owned her own Cx consulting firm and managed two others before that, with Cx projects across the U.S.

Tracey is on the technical subcommittee that developed the new ASHRAE Standard 230-2022 – The Commissioning Process for Existing Buildings (Nov ’22). She also is a subject matter expert credited in The Building Commissioning Handbook 3rd Ed. and editor of The BCxA’s Best Practices for Existing Building Commissioning.

 

In 2022, she was recognized as one of Engineered Systems’ 20 Women to Watch in HVAC. She has been honored as one of Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 (2020) and recognized by her peers for outstanding service to the commissioning industry, having received the BCA President’s Award (2016).

Besides facilities commissioning, Tracey is a philanthropic eco-adventurer. In April of 2022, she raised the top funds for CoolEarth.org by completing an unassisted adventure challenge of riding an 86CC monkey bike (small motorcycle) through the rainforest and over the Andes on some of the most treacherous terrain on the planet.

 

Tracey is the Region X Government Affairs Regional Vice Chair, a member of the ASHRAE Southern Nevada Chapter and has been an active member across five different ASHRAE regions since 2003. She holds a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from Penn State.

TOPICS

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 230-2022

  • The Business of Existing Building Commissioning & Troubleshooting HVAC Systems

  • Post-Pandemic Upgrading & Re-Commissioning of Existing Buildings, in Practice

  • Decarbonization:  Lessons from the Amazon Rainforest

  • How to Write & Perform Commissioning Functional Testing for Existing Lab & Clean Room Systems

  • How to Write & Perform Commissioning Functional Testing for Existing Chiller Plants

  • How to Write & Perform Commissioning Functional Testing for Existing Boiler Plants

KARINE LEBLANC

iAIRE
2100 Consulate Dr.
Orlando, FL 32837
(310) 420-7066
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Karine Leblanc received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ecole de Technologie Superieure, a public engineering school in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, who was founded in 1974 and that is part of the University of Quebec. She was awarded an honorary medal as part of the 50th anniversary of the University of Quebec for her exceptional contribution to the institution.

She is the National Sales Manager for iAIRE and has been an active member of ASHRAE since she was a student.

She has served on the ASHRAE Society Board of Director from 2014-2017 and became the first female Region X Director Regional Chair since 1959. In 2009-2010, she was the 2nd female and youngest President of the chapter of Southern California which was founded in 1930.

She has received the Louise & Bill Holladay chapter Distinguished service award, the Region X Director’s Cup award, the Regional Award of Merit and the Distinguished Service Award.

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MAX H. SHERMAN, Ph.D.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road
Building 90 - Room 3074
Berkeley, CA 94720-0001
(510) 486-4022
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Dr. Max Sherman is a Staff Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and is senior advisor on residential matters.  His research career spans over 35 years and 200 publications, most of which focus on buildings, energy efficiency, IAQ and HVAC.  His most recognized research areas also include ventilation, thermal distribution systems, infiltration, IAQ and envelope-dominated buildings.  He gives technical lectures frequently and has appeared in the popular media on issues of energy, ventilation and duct tape.

Dr. Sherman was one of the youngest to be made an ASHRAE Fellow and has had a distinguished career since being elevated including winning the Holladay Distinguished Fellow award—Society’s highest technical level. He has received the Exceptional Achievement award and most recently the Standards Achievement award.  He has chaired SPC 62.2, the committee which developed ASHRAE’s residential ventilation standard.  He served as a Director-At-Large for the Society in 2001-2004 as well as numerous councils and committees.  He continues to be an active member of ASHRAE including work on SSPC 62.2 and international activities. He currently chairs the Society's Residential Buildings Committee.

TOPICS

  • Ventilation: The Once and Future King

  • Dr. Duct Tape

  • ASHRAE's Residential Ventilation Standards

  • ASHRAE Is In The House: Past, Present and Future Initiatives in Residential Building Performance

  • Smart Ventilation and IAQ Metrics

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