Jeff Boldt, PE, FPE, FASHRAE, LEED® AP, HBDP
IMEG Corp.
(608) 658-5750
Region: VI
Honorarium: None

Jeff is a Managing Principal a 170+ person firm and is also the only achive the title Senior Mechanical Engineering Specialist, IMEGs highest technical position. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with 40 years’ experience in HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and acoustical design. He is registered in both Mechanical and Fire Protection engineering.

Jeff is an ASHRAE Fellow. He chairs the Mechanical Subcommittee of the ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Standard and the working groups dealing with Hydronics, Elevators/Escalators, and Duct System Leakage. Jeff is also a member of ASHRAE Guideline 36 (High-Performance Control Sequences), SPC-215 (Duct Leakage), TC 2.6 (Acoustics), TC 3.6 (Water Treatment), TD 5.2 (Ductwork), and TC 8.6 (Evaporative Cooling Systems). Jeff has watched and rated every ASHRAE Annual and Winter meeting presentation since 2004.

Jeff is an author of the Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Large Hospitals and of the AEDG for Small Healthcare Facilities.

He has served as Project Manager and Design Engineer on many award-winning projects; including the Agronomy Laboratory, which won the ASHRAE International Technology Award for the best HVAC design of the year and appeared on the cover of the ASHRAE Journal.

Jeff is LEEDAP accredited and received ASHRAE’s High-performance Building Design Professional accreditation.

Jeff is a member of ASHRAE, ASHE, ASPE, SFPE, WHEA, and the WHEA Code Committee.

He studied master’s level acoustics at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburg, Scotland.

Since 2012 Jeff has had articles published in the ASHRAE Journal (Managing Pipe Expansion in Shafts, Control Valve Selection, How 90.1-2010 Will Affect Healthcare Facilities, 2015 Hydronics 101 & Hydronics 102), in CSE Magazine (Updates to ASHRAE 90.1, What’s New in ASHRAE 90.1-2013, How Standard 90.1-2010 Will Affect HVAC Designs, and Selecting Pipe and Piping Materials) Acoustic Fundamentals, Acoustic Fundamentals 2, and in Engineered Systems (Acoustical Issues in Healthcare and Humidification: Options, Amines, and the Effects of ASHRAE Standards 62.1 and 170). Jeff presented the mechanical portion of ASHRAE’s 90.1-2019 webinar and was a presenter in the ASHRAE/AMCA FEI webinar. He recently had two articles about acoustics published in the ASHRAE Journal.

Topics
Acoustic Fundamentals & Building Acoustics
This is two presentations and it great for chapters that hold a “Tech Session”, follwed by a “Main Presentation. Each is about 45 minutes long plus Q&A. I also have an abbreviatted version that covers both topics in about 50 minutes, and also 3 lengths (30 minutes, 50 minutes, and 90-120 minutes) for “Acoustics for Healthcare – FGI, HCAPS, Profitability, Fundamentals, & Buildings”. I’m the primary author of the acoustics chapter in the newly released Duct Design Guide.
ASHRAE 90.1-2019
This presentation concentrates on mechanical changes for 2019 and I will mention completed addenda for 2022. I’m fundamentally a ME, but it includes some elements from the other sections of 90.1 that affect HVAC engineers. I was the presenter of the mechanical segment of ASHRAE’s 90.1-2019 webinar.
Building Moisture Management
This teaches psychrometrics in 10 minutes, really, and it’s funny on one slide. I tell my architect friends who’ve attended this that when the engineer says psychrometric they should reply, yah I get that, show me the chart (might be a bluff, but gets their engineer to look at it seriously!). Learn about the affects of moisture in materials. Understand moisture maps in building envelopes. Understand how breaches and bridges affect envelopes. Learn what ASHRAE 90.1, IECC, and Title 24 require for vapor barriers. This is a good one to invite AIA & ALA members to attend.