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January 09, 2019

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January 2019 Meeting NEW
January 09, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Inn & Suites - West
1109 Fourier Drive
Madison, WI 53717
Distinguished Lecturer Julia Keen - Targeting Success - Improve Employee Satisfaction & Profit

$20.00 Member Registration

$30.00 Guest (non Madison ASHRAE member)

$0.00 Cafeteria Plan - Local Member

$0.00 Student Ticket

Social Gathering - 4 pm (optional) - Stop by to meet the Society Vice President and Distinguished Lecturer Julia Keen and enjoy a beverage at the cash bar.

Technical Session - 5 pm (optional) - Tim Parbs - Design Guidelines for Efficient and Effective Use of Steam

Dinner - 6:00 pm

Main Presentation - 7:00 pm - Julia Keen - Targeting Success - Improve Employee Satisfaction & Profit





Technical Presentation Highlights:

Design Guidelines for Efficient and Effective Use of Steam


Tim Parbs - Badger Thermal and Associate Member of ASHRAE 

Tim Parbs is the president of Badger Thermal Unlimited LLC, a manufacturer's rep/distributer serving Wisconsin and surrounding areas. He is also a principal with Advanced Steam Technology Co. LLC, a manufacturer of ultra-high efficiency steam heating equipment.  He has over 30 years of experience working with steam systems. His areas of focus are process improvement, safety and energy savings. He works with all types of facilities including commercial, industrial, institutional, power plants, food & beverage, chemical and paper mills.  He provides technical assistance and training, as well as field surveys and steam energy audits. He also conducts frequent Steam Energy Seminars in a glass-piped demo room.  Tim is an associate member of ASHRAE.


Main Presentation Highlights:

Targeting Success - Improve Employee Satisfaction & Profit

As the building design and construction industry looks at the composition of the future workforce it is clear that the demographics of today will need to change to meet future demand for employees. It is projected that this change will include increasing the number of women employed in the building design and construction industry. We have seen an increase in young women enrolling in STEM disciplines at the university level and an improvement in the numbers attaining college degrees, but we have not seen the same increase in the percent of women employed in the STEM workforce. This inconsistency can be attributed to poor retention of women once they enter the profession. This presentation will address why women leave the industry and what can be done to help increase retention. This is an important topic for our industry as a whole as well as for employers trying to minimize turn-over and maximize productivity and profit.



Julia Keen - Distinguished Lecturer

Professor of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science at Kansas State University

Julia Keen is a Professor of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science at Kansas State University holding the Bob and Betty Tointon Engineering endowed chair. She also owns her own consulting company, Keen Designs, PA. Her specific areas of interest include HVAC design, energy codes, high performance design, HVAC education, and the advancement of women in the building design and construction industry.

Julia Keen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University. Upon graduation, she worked as a Mechanical/Electrical Project Engineer in Waterloo, Iowa. In this capacity she was responsible for the design of building systems from initial planning stages through final project inspection and completion.  Julia was involved in new and retrofit projects including hospitals, health clinics, assisted-living and nursing facilities, education facilities, office buildings, retail facilities, dormitories, and churches. In July 2003, Julia accepted a faculty position with K-State in the Architectural Engineering and Construction Science Department.

She completed her Master’s degree in Architectural Engineering (2005) and her Doctorate (2010) in Education both from K-State. She is a Licensed Mechanical Professional Engineer in Kansas and Iowa and holds two ASHRAE Certifications - High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) and Building Energy Audit Professional (BEAP).


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June 10, 2019

2019 Madison Chapter Golf Outing

June 10, 2019
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3165 Shadyside Drive
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June 22, 2019

2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference

June 22, 2019 7:00 AM to June 26, 2019 5:00 PM

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