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May 15, 2018

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May 2018 Meeting
May 15, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hawthorn Inn and Suites Suites
5421 Caddis Bend
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Beam me up, Scottie!

$20.00 Current ASHRAE Madison Chapter Members

$0.00 Paid Cafeteria Plan Members

$30.00 Guests (Not members of Madison ASHRAE)

$0.00 Currently Enrolled Full-Time Students (4-year or 2-year)



Registration deadline is NOON on Friday, May 11. 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 May 11.  


Technical Session - 5 pm (optional) - Transformers: Turning Existing Buildings "Green"

Dinner - 6:15 pm -

Pizza Buffet!!
Deluxe raw vegetable tray, tossed salad or Caesar salad and Rainbow Rotini Pasta Salad. Garlic knots.
Coffee and hot teas.

Main Presentation - 7:00 pm - BEAM ME UP, SCOTTIE!

 Technical Session Highlights:

Hank Jackson will cover Transformers: Turning Existing Buildings "Green".

We hear lots about “green buildings” and “sustainable design” for new construction, but what about existing buildings? This presentation will cover an overview of operations and maintenance (O&M) techniques for transforming older, existing buildings into greener, more sustainable facilities. Participants will learn how landscaping practices, water usage, waste disposal, indoor environmental control, and energy efficiency influence the sustainability of buildings. A discussion of guidelines and certification programs will be included, along with ideas for implementing low cost “green” O&M practices. Owners and operators of existing buildings who want to add “sustainable” to their property description will want to attend this workshop.

Main Presentation Highlights:

Hank Jackson will present BEAM ME UP, SCOTTIE! - a discussion of Transport Energy for Motors, Fans, and Pumps.


Significant power and energy is expended transporting water and air through buildings and process systems. Hank will discuss how to evaluate motor loads due to pumps and fans, how to determine motor energy usage, and how variable speed drives function and how they can be applied to save energy. Through sample application problems, the attendees will be asked to evaluate the potential for energy savings using variable speed drives, low-slip drive belts and pulleys, and through proper motor sizing.





Hank Jackson, P.E.

 Owner, ETech Solutions

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer


Hank Jackson, owner and principal of ETech Solutions, has provided technical training and consulting services in the energy efficiency marketplace since 1979. He holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (1974) and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (1978), both from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. Originally registered in Georgia, Mr. Jackson currently practices in North Carolina. 


Mr. Jackson served as director of the Georgia Industrial Energy Extension Service program at the Georgia Institute of Technology prior to entering a private consulting practice. During a five year hiatus from consulting (1999 – 2005), he was department chair of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, North Carolina. 


Mr. Jackson specializes in energy management consulting and custom design of energy efficient mechanical systems for commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. He has provided training for numerous public electric and natural gas utilities, including Georgia Power, Midwest Gas, Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and Niagara Mohawk Power. He has also traveled abroad to Jamaica and Central America to conduct energy audits and to provide technical training, including a lecture series in Spanish. 


Mr. Jackson has been a member of ASHRAE since 1983. He co-authored “Infiltration heat gains through cold storage room doorways,” 1989 with W.A. Hendrix and D.R. Henderson, ASHRAE Transactions 95(2).