Erich Binder
159 Douglasbank Drive, SE
Calgary, Alberta T2Z1X7
Region: XI
Honorarium: None
Erich Binder is an independent engineering consultant with an extensive experience in in the sustainable design of Commercial, Institutional, Industrial, & Cold Climate, Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Plumbing, Fire Suppression & Specialty Mechanical Systems engineering. Erich has also a Certified Risk Manager with over 20 years of Process Safety, Loss Prevention, Industrial Hygiene, Health & Safety Engineering and Auditing experience. Including Corporate Emergency Response and Merger and Acquisition Activities Education and certification includes Erich has extensive experience engineering mechanical system for a variety of cold climate applications. These include Oil & Gas projects include developing HVAC standards and engineering for numerous process facilities for Oil Sands, SAGD and Mining Projects, Gas Processing, Metering Compression and Pipeline facilities, Upstream, Mid Stream, Down Stream Facilities. Erich Binder has engineered HVAC systems for various support facilities for various Industrial projects including Control Buildings, E-House, VFD and Data Storage Facilities, Maintenance, Storage and Emergency Response Facilities. He has extensive experience in Power Generation facilities, including Coal, Natural Gas, Waste Heat, Waste Wood, Run of the River and Combined Heat Power systems. Erich specializes in Hazardous spaces and environments, Laboratory, Sampling Stations, Hazardous Environment, Dust, Mist and Fume collection systems, Industrial Hygiene facilities. Erich Binder has worked as a Risk Analyst & Loss Prevention Consultant providing input into corporate insurance placement, managed Boiler Machinery, Construction Project Losses, Claims and Loss Prevention issues. He has provided support to Insurance Brokers and Insurance companies representatives to review and investigate the cause of failures relating to Power, Natural gas Mid-Stream, Compression, Metering and Pipeline machinery and fire explosion related failures. Erich Coordinated Risk and Loss Prevention audits and inspections for all corporate facilities. A key member of corporate Emergency Response Team and key leaders in Responsible Care, ISO9000, merger and acquistion programs. Erich Binder is:
Cold Climate Building Design Presentation

Buildings in cold climates, arctic and subarctic climates face unique challenges; not only the cold, but also remoteness, limited utilities, permafrost, and extreme temperature shifts. Built structures must meet these challenges while maintaining occupant comfort and, if possible, minimizing impact on the environment.

Harmonizing human comfort with the climatic realities of these environments can be a delicate balancing act. Strategic design is key to building, commissioning, and operating efficient and long-lasting cold-climate structures. This unified guide to cold-climate design provides expert knowledge on the issues commonly faced in arctic and subarctic climates.

In addition to cold-climate considerations in HVAC calculations and system design, this book's chapters cover sustainability, controls, building design, and commissioning, all from this distinctive climatic perspective. The book also includes an appendix with seven case studies of buildings located in cold and extreme cold climates. These buildings are leaders in their field with regard to both efficiency and cold-climate design.

Aimed at each member of the building team, from the designer and architect to the commissioning authority, Cold-Climate Buildings Design Guide will serve as a valuable resource from the initial planning to completion of cold-climate buildings.

Presentations Topics will include:

Industrial Ventilation & Loss Prevention Engineering

Industrial HVAC systems are health & safety systems first, and then we look at opportunities to save energy and provide a greener approach to design. Certain industrial spaces may contain flammable, combustible, and/or toxic concentrations of vapors or dusts under either normal or abnormal conditions. In spaces such as these, there are life-safety issues that this guide may not completely address. Special precautions must be taken in accordance with requirements of recognized authorities such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the facility’s insurance carriers, and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs). In all situations, engineers, designers, and installers who encounter conflicting codes and standards must defer to the code or standard that best addresses and safeguards life safety.

Often Clients have their own corporate or project specific HVAC Design Basis, Specifications and Best Practices guides. Keep in mind that these are often of varying quality, may have a partial scope, be outdated and not entirely relevant to the International location or specific project scope.Make sure the client knows the risks and requirements that best suits this project. Each client has different Risk Profile usually based on their experience which may not be related to the project being designed.

To often the project budget is set by the Accountants and Project Managers rather than the Operators of the facility who do not always have enough input to prevent poor design of the new facilities.

Projects are often required to be engineered and constructed as ” Fit for Purpose” Built to Meet Code”, “Industry Standard”, Acceptable Building Practices” etc. Just remember that projects that only meet code, have the absolute minimum standard of design. That maybe OK for a warehouse, wash bay or office area; but for a Nuclear Facility, Refinery, Off Shore Platform or Operating room application, Fit for Purpose and Industry Standard should be a much higher standard. The intent of this presentation is to provide up to date international design approach to Industrial HVAC Engineering and Design.

Refer to ASHRAE Applications 2015 - Chapter 14 Industrial Air Conditioning for more details and information. Presentations Topics will include:

ASHRAE - How You Can Get involved

ASHRAE looks to leaders like you to help us develop the technology that enables high performance for the life of buildings and systems. We depend on your practical experience and knowledge base to help us become better prepared and more marketable for the growing industry.

Becoming involved with ASHRAE provides you with a single resource for keeping up with technical advances in the industry. By joining, you gain direct access to new technology; universally recognized technical information; and you influence the direction of the built environment.

Below are a few ways in which you can get more involved with ASHRAE. Presentations Topics will include:

HVAC Rules of Thumbs for Trouble Shooting
This presentation will provide some common HVAC& Rules of Thumb for Trouble Shooting HVAC&R Systems.
HVAC Building Pressurization Systems – Lessons Learned
A recent audit of 35 existing buildings have known pressurization's issues including:
HVAC&R - A Risk Management System
I have often been asked what my Risk Management & Loss Prevention back ground has to do with HVAC&R. My answer includes:
ASHRAE Cold Climate Building Design – Updates from 2019 Revisions to Cold Climate Building Design Guide

General updates to existing Cold Climate Building Design Guide Chapters.

New Cold Climate Design Guide Chapters include: