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Forward Thinking Community

Promoting knowledge on air systems and certification is what we strive for at AMCA. We extend our resources to all and equip our members with full access to market analysis, published data, and other online material.

We are always improving our programs and making them easier to understand. We ensure that our guides and catalogs are updated with relevant and accurate information. We keep the industry moving forward.

AMCA Education Program

Who to talk to:
Lisa Cherney, Education Manager
Phone: +1 (847) 704-6328
Email: lcherney@amca.org


Technical Papers

Applying Fan Energy Index (FEI) in Regulations and Applications - PAPER
Fan energy index (FEI) is replacing fan efficiency grade as a metric for efficiency provisions in ASHRAE standards and the International Energy Conservation Code. Additionally, U.S. appliance-efficiency regulations for commercial and industrial fans and blowers are being developed around FEI. FEI is more than a rating metric, however. It also is a design tool, one that can be used by application and design engineers to reduce energy consumption through right-sizing of fans for variable-air-volume (VAV) and constant-speed (CS) systems. This article summarizes FEI as a regulatory metric and provides guidance for using FEI in VAV and CS applications.
Author: Michael Ivanovich (AMCA International), Ron Wroblewski, PE (Productive Energy Solutions LLC), and Jeff Boldt, PE, FASHRAE (IMEG Corp.)
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Two New Metrics for Fan System Efficiency: Fan Energy Index and Fan Electrical Power - PAPER
The paper supporting the presentation by Mark Stevens at Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems (EEMODS'17), Rome, Italy., September 6-8, 2017
Author: Michael Ivanovich (AMCA International), Mark Stevens(AMCA International), and Michael Wolf (Greenheck Fan Corporation)
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Revolutionary Method of Saving Energy for Commercial and Industrial Fan Systems - PAPER
The paper supporting the presentation delivered at ACEEE Summer Study for Industrial Energy efficiency, Denver, Colorado, August 2017
Author: Michael Ivanovich, Mark Bublitz, and Tim Mathson
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Two New Metrics for Fan System Efficiency: Fan Energy Index and Fan Electrical Power - PRESENTATION
Presented by Mark Stevens at Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems (EEMODS'17), Rome, Italy., September 6-8, 2017
Presented by Mark Stevens at Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems (EEMODS'17), Rome, Italy., September 6-8, 2017
Author: Michael Ivanovich, Mark Stevens, and Michael Wolf
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Revolutionary Method of Saving Energy for Commercial and Industrial Fan Systems - PRESENTATION
Presented by Mark Bublitz at the 2017 ACEEE Summer Study for Industrial Energy Efficiency, Denver, Colorado. August 15-18, 2017
The presentation slides delivered by Mark Bublitz at the 2017 ACEEE Summer Study for Industrial Energy Efficiency, Denver, Colorado. August 2017
Author: Michael Ivanovich, Mark Bublitz, and Tim Mathson
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New Federal Regulations for Ceiling Fans
ASHRAE Journal, January 2018
Author: Christian Taber & Michael Ivanoivich
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AMCA Publications and Standards

Select from the list below to find out more information about our library of available pubs & standards OR to use the opportunity to make comments/suggestions on these industry resources.

Who to talk to:
Joe Brooks, Director of Publications and Standards
Phone: +1 (847) 704-6250
Email: jbrooks@amca.org






Calls for Committee Volunteers

ANSI/AMCA Standard 320, Laboratory Methods of Sound Testing of Fans Using Sound Intensity - deadline to volunteer 13 June 2020

AMCA Presentation library

Providing easy-to-access materials is a hallmark of the AMCA educational effort. These presentations have been featured at symposia, conferences, and seminars around the globe and represent a ready resource for explaining the sir system industry.

AHR Expo 2020 - Orlando Presentations

These presentations represent the AMCA sponsored educational sessions at the AHR Expo 2020 held in Orlando in February.

Fan Energy Index (FEI) as a Rating Metric and Design Tool - Michael IVANOVICH and Tim MATHSON

Remote Periodic Testing of Life-Safety Dampers - Dane CAREY and Kent MAUNE

Minimizing Fan-System Effect- David MALETICH

Video of AHR Expo AMCA Educational Sessions



ASET-EU 2019 Presentations

These presentations were featured at the Air Systems Engineering & Technology Conference—Europe hosted in Brussels, Belgium on 5 November 2019.

Keynote presentation - Ronald PIERS DE RAVESHOOT

Welcome to ASET - Mark STEVENS

The Response to the Grenfell Tower Tragedy - Russell BEATTIE

How Fan Energy Index (FEI) is Used in Regulations - Michael IVANOVICH

A Walkthrough of Standards- Anthony BREEN

Understanding and Combating System Effect - Mark STEVENS

Regulation and Enforcement (Surveillance) Consequences - Rob BOTELER

CAISEMS - Maarten VAN WERKHOVEN

ASET-US 2018 Presentations

These presentations were featured at the Air Systems Engineering & Technology Conference—US hosted in San Antonio, Texas in 2018.

Optimizing an Existing Air System for Performance and Energy Efficiency —Stephen Wiggins, PE

Air Distribution Design for Commercial Ventilation Systems —Dan Int-Hout

(Mr. Int-Hout's presentation references seven articles he has published in the ASHRAE Journal. Those articles and others can be found on the Krueger Website at no cost, but registering your contact information is required: Click Here

Ensuring Compliance with ASHRAE Standard 90.1 —Jeff Boldt, PE, FASHRAE

VAV System Design Tips —Steve Taylor, PE

Tips and Tricks for Troubleshooting Fans —Ron Wroblewski

Fan Sizing and Selection: Basics and Fine Points—Mike Wolf, PE

Design Tips for Fire and Smoke Dampers —Bill Koffel, PE, FPSE

Rain and Hurricane Resistant Louvers —Jim Smardo

Air System Motors, Drives - Sizing and Selection—Trinity Persful

Understanding and Reducing Air System Noise —Jim Sofra

Minimizing System Effect —Mark Bublitz & David Maletich

Enforceable Specifications for AMCA-Certified Products —Michael Ivanovich and Josh Parent

ASET-EU 2018 Presentations

These presentations were featured at the Air Systems Engineering & Technology Conference—Europe hosted in Lyons, France in 2018.

The European Perspective on Indoor Environment —Pawel Wargocki, PhD

Fan Noise —Alain Guedel, PhD

Fan Sizing and Selection for Energy Efficiency —Armin Hauer

IAQ & Energy Efficiency — William Bahnfleth, PhD, PE

Using System Curves to Avoid Problems in VAV Systems —Ron Wroblewski

Refrigerants-Kigali Phasedown Implications —Andreea Kaye

Energy-Efficient Ventilation Systems and Indoor-Air Quality—Claus Haendel

Fire & Smoke Control Design —Patrick Janssens

AMCA Video library




Video offers a thorough and entertaining view of what AMCA has to offer—from services to certification, from laboratories to applications—AMCA videos are a great introduction to the air systems industry.

Introduction to the Fan Energy Index — a brief explanation of the new Fan Energy Index and why it is important to the air systems industry.

AMCA Spec Check mobile app — the new AMCA SpecCheckTM mobile application gives you AMCA at your fingertips—certification verbiage, certified product searches, and more.

Sand Trap Louver certification — the AMCA certification for Sand Trap Louvers is vital for air system performance and efficiency in areas prone to sand storms.

What is AMCA International — a trade association with more than 100 years of history, the AMCA mission is to advance the knowledge of air systems and uphold industry integrity. Find out how!

Introduction to the AMCA Certified Ratings Program — Understanding the AMCA CRP program is vital to manufacturers and specifiers alike. Learn more!

Why certify with AMCA? — AMCA certification is an important part of any manufacturer's product strategy, ensuring that their claims and catalogs are verified by independent third-party testing.

System Effect - brief explanatory video outlining the system effect phenomena.

The AMCA Air System Engineering & Technology Webinar Series video recordings

Fan Energy Index (FEI)—Changing Our Industry - Video recording of the AMCA ASET webinar held on 31 July 2019 by Michael Ivanovich, Tim Mathson, and Mark Bublitz

AMCA / ASHRAE webinar—Update on Codes, Standards and Certifications for Severe-Duty Louvers and Fire/Smoke Dampers held on October 23, 2019 by Josh Parent, Jim Smardo, and Marty Geisel


Online Training

  • Learn at your own pace online
  • Overview and Engineer modules available
  • 5 PDH credits offered for successful completion of both modules
  • Customize the educational interface with your corporate logo and messaging. Contact rclawson@amca.org to find out more.

Fan Energy Index Training Modules

  • Introduction to Fan Energy Index (FEI) for Stand-Alone Fans - 1.5 PDH
  • For non-engineers, this introductory course explains the concepts behind FEI, advantages of FEI compared with the fan-efficiency-grade (FEG) metric, how to use FEI to estimate lifetime fan energy savings, and methods for applying FEI in building codes and efficiency programs.
  • $79.00 | $39.50 (AMCA members)

AMCA ASET Webinar Series - FREE


Fan Energy Index (FEI)—Changing Our Industry | 31 July 2019 — 1200-1300 CST

Speakers:
Mark Bublitz, Chair, AMCA Fan Regulation Committee
Tim Mathson, Chair, AMCA Fan Committee
Michael Ivanovich, Sr. Director, Global Affairs, AMCA International

View the video recording of the session >>>


Update on Codes, Standards, and Certifications for Louvers and Fire/Smoke Dampers* | 23 October 2019 — 1300-1400 CST

Speakers:
Marty Gissel, AMCA Fire and Smoke Damper Subcommittee
Jim Smardo, AMCA Louver Marketing Task Force
Josh Parent, Associate Director, Business Development, AMCA International

*Promoted in association with ASHRAE.

View the video recording of the session >>>

AMCA insite Webinar Series

AMCA insiteTM POP-UP Webinars

Balance and Vibration
Wednesday, June 3, 12:00-1:00pm CDT

Louvers 101

Tuesday, June 9, 12:00-1:00pm CDT

Facility and Factory Equipment Noise - Engineered Controls
Thursday, June 18, 11:00am-12:00pm CDT

Severe Duty Louvers and their Applications
Wednesday, June 24, 2:00-3:00pm CDT

Density Calculations: Calculating Density For Use In Fan Systems
Tuesday, July 14, 12:00-1:00pm CDT

2019 California Building Code (Life Safety Damper Requirements)
Wednesday, July 29, 2:00-3:00pm CDT

...and more being scheduled. Stay Tuned!

Register now! Register Once, Attend All!



Videos and PDFs of Past Webinars

AMCA insite POP-UP Webinars

FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer) as an
Alternative to Stainless Steel
Wednesday, May 27— 11:00am-12:00pm CDT

Speaker, Doug Ross, Business Development Manager,
AMCA Member Company

Download PDF of presentation
View Video of presentation


Basics of Large Diameter Ceiling Fans
Thursday, May 21— 2:00-3:00 CDT

Speaker: Christian Taber, Principal Engineer- Codes & Standards,
AMCA Member Company

Download PDF of presentation

View Video of presentation


2018 International Building Code
(Life Safety Damper Section 717) Overview
Thursday, May 14—12:00-1:00 CDT

Speaker: James Carlin, Product Manager—Dampers,
AMCA Member Company

Download PDF of presentation

View video of presentation


Fundamentals of Air Flow
Wednesday, May 6—11:00-12:00 CDT

Speaker: Jason Meinke, Sr. Sales Manager—Commercial Products,
AMCA Member Company

Download PDF of presentation

View video of presentation


Design Tips for Fire and Smoke Barriers
Thursday, April 30—10:00-11:00 CDT

Speaker: Bill Koffel, P.E., FSFPE, Amca Consultant

Download PDF of presentation

View video of presentation


System Effect Factors: AMCA Publication 201 - Changing the Curve
Tuesday, April 21—12:00-1:00pm CDT

Speaker: Bill Howarth, Member, U.S. delegation for
ISO Technical Committee 117 Fans

Download PDF of presentation

View video of presentation


Specifying Fans for Industrial Environments

Tuesday, 7 April 2020—1200-1300 CST

Speakers:

Dan Horman, AMCA Fan Committee
Marcel Kamutzki, AMCA Fan Committee
Aaron Saldanha, AMCA Fan Committee

Download PDF of presentation

View video of the presentation

Read the AMCA inmotion magazine article on this topic


Air Curtains: Energy Codes & Standards
Thursday, 23 January 2020—1030-1130 CST

Speakers:
Frank Cuaderno, AMCA Air Curtain Engineering Committee
David Johnson, AMCA Air Curtain Engineering Committee

Download PDF of presentation

View video of the presentation


Fan Energy Index (FEI)—Changing Our Industry
31 July 2019 — 1200-1300 CST

Speakers:
Mark Bublitz, Chair, AMCA Fan Regulation Committee
Tim Mathson, Chair, AMCA Fan Committee
Michael Ivanovich, Sr. Director, Global Affairs, AMCA International

Download PDF of presentation

View video of the presentation


Update on Codes, Standards, and Certifications for Severe-Duty Louvers and Fire/Smoke Dampers*
23 October 2019 — 1300-1400 CST

Speakers:
Marty Gissel, AMCA Fire and Smoke Damper Subcommittee
Jim Smardo, AMCA Louver Marketing Task Force
Josh Parent, Associate Director, Business Development, AMCA International

*Presented in association with ASHRAE.

Download PDF of presentation

View video of the presentation


AMCA/ASHRAE Webinar 


New Fan Efficiency Requirements in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2019
Wednesday, May 20, 2020—01:00 PM CDT

Webinar conducted in conjunction with ASHRAE

Speakers:
Jeff Boldt, PE, FASHRAE, LEED® AP, HBDP, FPE, Managing Principal, IMEG
Tim Mathson, Principal Engineer, AMCA International
Michael Ivanovich, Senior Director, Global Affairs, AMCA International

Download PDF of presentation

View video of presentation

Robb Clawson
Director, Membership, Marketing, & Education
Phone: +1 847 704 6325
Email: rclawson@amca.org



Upcoming AMCA Outreach visits


AMCA is actively visiting members and industry influencers around the world.

AMCA is working diligently to visit engineering and architectural firms, universities, sister trade associations, and our members to educate them about what the association does, represents, and certifies.

With on-location, remote, and online sessions, AMCA provides in-depth educational offerings on myriad industry topics, taught by recognized experts and professionals with unbiased, non-commercial materials—with most granting PDH credits!

If you are interested in AMCA coming to visit or present to your firm or organization, simply complete the form below.




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