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February 10, 2014

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February Chapter Meeting
February 10, 2014
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Great Dane - Fitchburg
2980 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53713

$20.00 Member Registration

$30.00 Guest (non Madison ASHRAE member)

$0.00 Cafeteria Plan - Local Member

$0.00 Student Ticket

Technical Session - 5 pm (optional) - Energy Modeling

Dinner - 6:15 pm

General Meeting and Main Presentation - 7:00 pm -Liquid in the Data Center

 2 PDH credits

Technical Session Highlights: 

Basic Energy Modeling:

With the rise in interest in energy consumption, energy modeling has become a common tool for engineers to assess, project, and verify energy usage for purposes of design and certification.  Specifically energy modeling is commonly utilized in LEED certification, code compliance verification, federal tax credits, and energy audits.

This session will address energy modeling on a basic level to help establish what energy modeling is and more importantly when to create an energy model of a building.  It will also cover the common questions an energy modeler will need to ask to complete various simulations, cover the difference between heating/cooling loads and energy modeling, and go over ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G.  To finish the session, a demo of plan zoning and building a simple energy model will be done.


James Vander Zanden is an Energy Engineer who has been with JDR Engineering for the past 5 years and is licensed as Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin.  To date he has built simulations for over 4.5 million square feet of building space, which includes research laboratories, educational multipurpose facilities, commercial office buildings, and multi-family residences. He has built models for new construction, LEED Certification, and energy studies while focusing on renovation and improvement of existing facilities. 


Main Presentation Highlights:

Liquid in the Data Center:

A review of current and developing technologies for liquid-based thermal management

Driven by energy efficiency and facility constraints, more and more data center operators and designers are taking a fresh look at liquid cooling to get the heat from the electronics out of the building.  What used to seem extreme and only the realm of a supercomputer application is now becoming relatively common.  This talk will present the technical arguments for liquid cooling at the device level and then review the several commercially available systems for achieving this.  In addition, we will attempt to take a look toward the future based on published research systems to see where commercial liquid cooling systems may be heading. 


Timothy A. Shedd

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Prof. Shedd received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1992 and worked as a high performance CPU VLSI designer with Digital Equipment Corporation before returning to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2001) degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

Shedd established the Multiphase Flow Visualization and Analysis Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in March of 2001 where the focus of his research program has been to save energy through innovative fundamental research applied to real-world problems. His work has resulted in two issued patents with three additional applications under review, spanning applications from small engines to high performance thermal management.   


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