June Lunch Meeting - Why Cooling Tower Life Cycle Costing?

  • 06 Jun 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Byron's Southend, 101 W. Worthington Avenue, Suite 110 Charlotte, NC 28203
  • 118

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TOPIC: Why Cooling Tower Life Cycle Costing?

  

    By: Chris Edmonson

     

Learning Objectives:    

With the latest ASHRAE driven energy standards and owner growing demand to reduce their energy footprint, there is a need for a simple method to compare cooling towers on a life cycle cost basis. We are not aware of any specific code that provides a standard format for LCC on cooling towers. We are proposing a simple, easy method to compare different cooling towers with LCC cost information that will allow owners to make informed decisions. 

Speaker Bio:     

Chris Edmondson received his B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1967. During his summers, he worked at Barber Coleman and Jay Johnson Controls. After graduation, he spent four and a half years as a salesman with the Trane Company. In 1971, he came to work for the James M. Pleasants Co., Inc. (Manufacturer's Representative for the ITT Fluid Handling Division) He worked as an Outside Salesman until 1978, when he was promoted to Vice President and Sales Manager till 1987. From 1987 to 2010, he has served as President of the Pleasants Company. Chris is currently CEO of James M. Pleasants Company.

Chris has served many years in the ASHRAE organization, holding positions such as Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and President of the Piedmont Chapter. For the fiscal year, 1985-86, Chris received the Rudy Ferguson Memorial Award (Presidential Award of Excellence). In 1985, he became a Technical Speaker to various ASHRAE chapters which continued through 1989. He spoke at ASHRAE's CRC Region VII meeting in 1992 and also at Birmingham's Region VII Meeting as a Technical Speaker. He held the position of Educational Activities Vice Chairman for Region IV from 1992 to 1994. In 1995 he was the Chapter Program Chairman for Region IV. He has served as Region IV DRC and on the ASHRAE Board of Directors. He is a Distinguished Lecturer for ASHRAE and is serving on the nominating committee. 

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