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April 09, 2018

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April 2019 Meeting
April 09, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Inn & Suites - West
1109 Fourier Drive
Madison, WI 53717
Energy Use in Healthcare and Laboratories

$20.00 Member Registration

$30.00 Guest (non Madison ASHRAE member)

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$0.00 Currently Enrolled Full Time Students


  Registration deadline is NOON on Friday, April 6. Please sign up at your earliest convenience, it helps with dinner planning.

  Help keep meeting costs down! If you sign up, ATTEND or email [email protected] with your cancellation prior to April 6.  


Dinner will be buffet style.

Entrée Options

Sliced Beef with Mushroom Demi-Glaze or

Pasta Primavera Cheese Tortellini with Alfredo Sauce


Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

Chef’s Choice Dessert

Mixed Green Salad

Fresh Baked Rolls

Coffee (Regular and Decaf)


Technical Session - 5 pm (optional) - A Holistic Overview of Technologies and Strategies to Achieve Deep Energy Reductions in Laboratories & Vivariums

 Dinner - 6:15 pm

Main Presentation - 7:00 pm - New Approaches to Slash Commercial & Healthcare Building Energy Use and Improve IEQ

 Technical Session Highlights:

 As we strive to build more energy efficient laboratories and vivariums, the most impactful approach is often to reduce the outside airflow.  In the last few years new design approaches such as demand based control of lab air change rates, chilled beams (hydronic cooling), and VAV exhaust fan control have been successfully employed to safely reduce these lab airflows to as low as 2 ACH to cut energy consumption significantly. Although these concepts may have been discussed individually in the past, this talk provides a holistic discussion of how these and other energy saving technologies such as heat recovery can be combined to create a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts.  Several case studies will be provided as well as the results of a sophisticated lab energy analysis tool to determine potential energy and capital cost savings for a typical lab building.


Main Presentation Highlights:

 In the face of significant energy costs and concerns over global warming, buildings are receiving increasing scrutiny to reduce their carbon footprint and cut their energy expenses. Health and wellness in the form of improved Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is also growing in importance with the emergence of standards such as the WELL standard and new data on the significance of IEQ on cognitive function and personal productivity. For many buildings outside air is the largest single driver of both energy efficiency and IEQ.  Demand control ventilation has attempted to reduce energy expenses by controlling outside air but the actual results over time have been mixed at best. This talk will discuss and provide case studies of both commercial and healthcare buildings for a more energy efficient and healthier variation on demand control ventilation that uses a new, cost effective, and more accurate sensing approach known as multiplexed sensing.



Gordon P. Sharp

 President - Aircuity, Inc.




Gordon P. Sharp | Chairman & Founder


Gordon Sharp has over 25 years of wide-ranging entrepreneurial experience and more than 25 U.S. patents in the fields of energy efficiency and laboratory controls. As founder, former president, and CEO of Phoenix Controls, he led the development of this world leader in laboratory airflow controls that was acquired by Honeywell in 1998. In 2000, Gordon founded Aircuity, which was spun out of Honeywell. He is a member of the board of directors of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, the nonprofit foundation that officially cosponsors and operates the Labs21 conference. Mr. Sharp is also a member of the ANSI Z9.5 Laboratory Ventilation Committee and has testified before the US Congress on the topics of climate change and energy efficiency.


Mr. Sharp is a graduate of MIT with bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering.