Alliance Mechanical News

2016 HVAC Facilities Expo


Please join us for the First Annual Facilities HVAC Expo on September 28th
at Vermont Technical College! We’re excited to bring together Facilities Managers
from across New England for exciting industry advancements in energy efficiency
as well as informational displays, expert speakers, and much more. Registration for
the event is officially open, and it is entirely FREE!





10:00 AM
Topic: Incentives and Industry Trends
Speakers: Ethan Bellavance & Mary Jane Poynter (Efficiency Vermont)

Ethan is an Energy Consultant at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. He specializes in HVACR and agricultural energy projects. Ethan has been working for the nation’s oldest and leading statewide energy efficiency utility, Efficiency Vermont, for over five years. Within Efficiency Vermont Ethan sits on both HVAC and Refrigeration technical solution groups that educate staff and customers on new technologies and system approaches. Ethan holds a BS in Environmental Science with a focus on Ecological Design from the University of Vermont.
Mary Jane is a Senior Energy Consultant at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. She specializes in HVAC, building thermal shell, new construction, and multifamily housing. Mary Jane has been working for the nation’s oldest and leading statewide energy efficiency utility, Efficiency Vermont, since its inception in the year 2000. Mary Jane also spends some of her time mentoring staff at the DC Sustainable Efficiency Utility (a program run by VEIC) and works on Commons Energy projects. She has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and is a Certified Master Gardener.
Efficiency Vermont
10:30 AM

Topic: Smart Pumps
Speaker: Steve Babin (Emerson Swan)

You will be captivated by Steven’s presentation style and working knowledge of Pump Curves and how they interact with hydronic system curves. Selection, application and optimization of Smart Pumps and their interaction with the hydronic system will be revealed in this presentation.
Steven’s career in the field of hydronics began as a young man on Municipal, Commercial and Industrial work in the Boston Metro area. His exposure to hydronic systems both heating and cooling from grade school age left him with love of the field not easy to shake. Misguided and thinking his calling was the lights of Broadway, Steven took up installing boilers and repairing hydronic systems to support his starving actor role through the late 80’s. Steven opened a Mechanical Contracting firm in the Metro New York area eventually moving back to New England and continued hydronic contracting through the 90’s. Steven’s contracting firm specialized in hydronics installation and troubleshooting. Steven accepted a role in the mid 90’s with the acclaimed firm of Emerson Swan, Inc. and began training stake holders in selection application and troubleshooting of hydronic systems and their components. Steven has held a role with international manufacturer training throughout North America with exceptional praise from attendees on content and training style. Currently Steven assists in the selection and application of products to the Engineering community in Boston area for Emerson Swan, Inc.
11:00 AM

Topic: Smart Pumps
Speaker: Steve Babin (Emerson Swan)

11:30 AM

Topic: Water Treatment
Speaker: Eric Grant (Fernox – Alpha)

Eric has been the Regional Business Manager for Fernox and Alpha for the past 4 years.
Prior to that he was an Inside Sales Coordinator for the Alpha Plumbing and Heating product line.
He has been with Alpha for 19 years.
12:00 PM

Topic: Open Controls Integration Platforms of VFD’s
Speaker: Bob Masland (Control Consultants)

12:30 PM

Topic: Field Erecting HP Steam Boilers, Without Welding
Speaker: Robert Fasullo (Boiler Room Direct)

1:00 PM

Topic: Controls (TBD)
Speaker: Aaron Hersom (WebbAir)

Aaron supports the DDC controls industry with 22 years’ applied and sales experience, with a focus on Johnson Controls energy management systems. Prior to his current position in controls sales and technical support, Aaron owned Trident Controls in Maine for 8 years, where he worked hands-on with installation, service and troubleshooting of various low-voltage installations. Aaron has installed, designed, and field serviced controls throughout his career, including experience in VFD Startup and support.
1:30 PM

Topic: VRF Systems
Speaker: Steve Provins (Daikin)

Steve is a 40-year industry professional starting from the HVAC contracting side, to HVAC equipment distribution. Most recently, he has worked over the past 10 years for two large manufacturers of VRF and Ductless split equipment as a Regional Sales Manager. Currently serving as a Sales Engineer/Commercial Sales Manager for Daikin VRV, Steve looks forward to speaking with you about VRF Systems.
2:00 PM

Topic: Wireless Control Systems
Speaker: Michael Sabinash (Schneider Electric)

2:30 PM

Topic: Air Quality, Filtration
Speaker: Dale Cambell (AAF)