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March 09, 2015

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March 2015 Meeting
March 09, 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Great Dane - Fitchburg
2980 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53713
Chilled Beam use in Health Care Applications

$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) - Review of Chilled Beams, Jeremy Draa, TROX USA

Dinner - 6:15 pm

Main Presentation - 7:00 pm - Chilled Beams and use in Health Care Applications, Fred Betz  PhD., LEED AP ®BD+C, AEI

Technical Session Highlights:

Presented by TROX USA, the seminar on Chilled Beam Design will explain the types of air-water systems available and the fundamental advantages of using a chilled beam system. Attendees will gain an understanding of both active and passive chilled beams, how to design chilled beam systems for occupant thermal comfort and the importance of temperature control and zoning. Advantages of using active chilled beam in healthcare will also be discussed.


Jeremy Draa

TROX USA, Applications Engineer & Regional Sales Manager

Jeremy Draa is an Applications Engineer & Regional Sales Manager of Georgia-based TROX USA, Inc., the leading manufacturer of chilled beam systems in North America. As regional sales manager, Mr. Draa supports and trains the company’s independent distributors and works directly with consulting engineers and architects in the Midwest who are seeking the latest and most innovative, energy-efficient HVAC systems for sustainable commercial building design.

He is a registered Engineer-in-Training (EIT) in the State of Georgia.Mr. Draa received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in from Georgia Institute of Technology. 

Main Presentation Highlights:


Three active chilled beam case studies in acute care patient rooms are explored in this presentation. Each case study describes lessons learned from more than 1 year of operation in each facility across a variety of climates. The case studies focus on system design, energy performance, indoor environmental quality, and infection prevention. These case studies were previously presented in Seminar 50 of the ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Chicago, IL in January 2015.


Learning Objectives

Objective 1 - Explain the code permitted application of Chilled Beams in Health Care Facilities.    
Objective 2 - Distinguish appropriate uses for chilled beams in health care applications – that is, where they are permitted but should not be used.
Objective 3 - Provide an understanding of the positive impacts of chilled beams for the patients and hospital staff.
Objective 4 - Describe the differences in operation and maintenance required for chilled beams in Health Care applications.
Objective 5 - Predict the costs and savings of using chilled beams in Health Care applications.
Objective 6 - Provide an overview of actual installations of chilled beams in Health care applications.



Fred Betz  PhD., LEED AP ®BD+C, AEI

Affiliated Engineers, Inc. , Senior Sustainable Design Consultant


Dr. Betz is a senior member of AEI’s Sustainable Consulting team and provides expertise in advanced building systems integration, energy simulation, renewable energy and power generation, and controls and diagnostics to many of the most technically complex and energy-intensive building projects in the US and abroad, including hospitals, research and development facilities, and campus-scale infrastructure initiatives. He has been a lecturer at Carnegie Mellon, and has spoken on options analysis in support of climate action planning at the University of Minnesota, geothermal sourced mechanical systems and high rise development at The Ohio State University, energy recovery technologies at the University of Iowa, and on sustainable healthcare design to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Europe.

Dr. Betz Received his Doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University, his Masters and Bachelors degrees from Miwaukee School of Engineering.


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