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April 2021  

President’s Message

President's Message,

Thank you all for joining us last month for a presentation on refrigeration and thermal energy storage in cold-storage warehousing.

Upcoming at our April chapter meeting, we will be approving our 2021-2022 Board of Governors and chair positions.   If you are willing to volunteer and engage further in the chapter, please consider a role on the BOG, as a chair or even a member of a committee!  Reach out to our nominating chair, Michel Robert, or any member of the current BOG with interest.   

Please see below and join us for our April chapter meeting on April 12th!   This presentation will be given by Sheila Hayter, who served as ASHRAE Society President for the 2018-2019 year.  I hope you all can join in on this presentation!

Jason Boatman

Madison ASHRAE Chapter President 2020-2021
[email protected]

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Meeting Announcement

April 12th, 2021

REGISTRATION CLOSES MORNING OF MEETING

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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Central)

Virtual through Zoom

Integrating Renewable Energy Systems into Buildings

$ N/C   Member of Madison ASHRAE
$10.00 Guest (non-Madison ASHRAE member)
$ 0.00  Currently Enrolled Full-Time Students Only

Main Presentation - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Sheila will present methods for incorporating renewable energy (RE) technologies into building designs and operations, and give an overview of RE resources and available technologies used successfully in the USA to offset building electrical and thermal energy loads.  Methods for applying these technologies in buildings and the role of building energy efficiency in successful RE projects will be addressed.  The speaker will discuss issues related to connecting RE systems to existing electrical grids and offer tips for implementing successful RE projects. Finally, the speaker will summarize ASHRAE activities related to and/or in support of RE applications in buildings.

Hayter, Sheila

Sheila Hayter is the Project Assessment and Development Section Manager within the Integrated Applications Center (IAC) of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. In this capacity, she leads a team of technical and policy experts who support federal, state, and local entities on energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) topics with the goal to make significant reductions in non-renewable energy consumption through energy efficiency and increased use of RE technologies. Sheila’s work includes serving as the IAC partnership development lead and managing key accounts for the IAC and NREL, including serving as the NREL Key Account Manager for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Sheila’s past activities include leading DOE’s Solar America Cities technical assistance activities for Boston and New York City, with the goal to assist these municipalities to incorporate strategies into policies, procedures, and specific projects that will result in the widespread application of solar technologies. Since joining NREL in 1992, Sheila’s work has included serving on the Organizing Committee and leading the subjective judging component of 2002, 2005, and 2007 DOE Solar Decathlons, managing sustainable buildings activities funded by the DOE Federal Energy Management Program, managing the Photovoltaics (PV) for Buildings activities funded by the DOE Solar Program, evaluating building performance during the design and monitoring phases to support the DOE High-Performance Buildings Program, and writing papers, giving conference presentations and developing/giving training related to high-performance buildings.

Sheila is a registered professional engineer in the State of Colorado. Sheila served on the ASHRAE Board of Directors as a vice president (2009 – 2011) and also as a Director at Large (2005 – 2008). She chaired the Publications and Education Council, has served on Technology Council, Finance Committee, Planning Committee Society Rules Committee, Research Activities Committee (chair 2004 – 2005), Continuing Education Committee (chair 1998 – 1999), and ASHRAE Program Committee. She chaired the Greening ASHRAE Meetings and Exposition presidential ad hoc committee (2006 – 2008), and was a member of the Building Energy Labeling, ASHRAE Logo, Globalization Roadmap, and Strategic Plan IV ad hoc committees as well as served as a member of the Advanced Energy Design Guide Steering Committee.

In addition, Sheila has served in leadership roles of many technical committees. Sheila received a 2007 NREL Staff Award for outstanding performance, 2007 Professional Progress Award from Kansas State University’s College of Engineering, and an ASHRAE Technology Award in 1999. She received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award in 2001 and the Exceptional Service Award in 2011 and was named an ASHRAE Fellow in 2008.

Ronald Wroblewski
Program Chair

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CTTC

ASHRAE Technology Awards

The purpose of the ASHRAE Technology Awards program is to:

  • Recognize ASHRAE members who design and/or conceive innovative technological concepts that are proven through actual operating data;..
  • Communicate innovative systems designs to other ASHRAE members;
  • Highlight the technological achievements of ASHRAE to others, including associated professionals and societies worldwide, as well as building and facility owners.

Each year the Society may present awards in six categories: 

  • Commercial Buildings (New, Existing, Existing Building Commissioning); 
  • Institutional Buildings (New, Existing, Existing Building Commissioning) 
  • Health Care Facilities (New, Existing, Existing Building Commissioning); 
  • Industrial Facilities or Processes (New, Existing, Existing Building Commissioning); 
  • Public Assembly (New, Existing, Existing Building Commissioning); 
  • Residential

For each category first, second, and honorable mention winners may be named. Also, one of the category first-place winners may be selected to receive the ASHRAE Award of Engineering Excellence. The recipient will have demonstrated the best overall compliance with the judging criteria.

Regional Award submissions are due before CRC every year, so this year's deadline is April 15th to give time for judging. Any winners from Regional then have the option to submit to Society level Tech Awards, using the long-form.

The application form can be available HERE

2021 Technology Awards

Ned Greene the 2021 Award of Engineering Excellence
and First Place Technology Award 

2021 First Place Winners

Kwai Ping Lau and Raymond Yau
Category I – Commercial Buildings – EBCx
Two Pacific Place
Raymond Yau, Owner Representative

Tomoaki Ushio, Harunori Yoshida, Shigemi Mori
Category I – Commercial Buildings – Existing
Kyoto Station
Yoshiyuki Takaura, Owner Representative

Shana Scheiber and Roger Lautz
Category I – Commercial Buildings – New
American Family Insurance “The Spark”
Brad Mueller, Owner Representative

Brian Rose and Kyle Smith
Category II – Educational Facilities – Existing
Historic Mercy High School Renovation / CPS Gamble Montessori
Robin Brandon, Owner Representative

Aaron Smith, Denis Morris and Andrew Bartlett
Category II – Educational Facilities – New
Dalhousie IDEA and Design Buildings
Rochelle Owen, Owner Representative

Reece Kiriu and Jeff Stein
Category III – Health Care Facilities – Existing
Kaiser Vallejo Medical Offices
Neil Moy, Owner Representative

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Student Activities

Student Activities

As everyone knows, these are unprecedented times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This makes it so much more difficult to reach out to students and let them know about ASHRAE and our field of HVAC. I am trying to maintain contact with the student chapter presidents from UW-Madison & UW-Platteville. I commend the current seated presidents for each student chapter, Antonio Pulito & Chad St. Cyr respectively, for their efforts in getting information out to their respective members.


We have some upcoming events that our student members and other interested parties can attend and participate in this month. First, our Madison ASHRAE chapter will be hosting “Student Night” for our February meeting. We recognize our student meeting attendees and members during this meeting. We will also roll out our Madison ASHRAE chapter Gustus L. Larson scholarship applications for 2021. This is up to four (4) $1500 individual scholarships.  The deadline to apply is April 9th.

Engineering Scholarship Announcement

Engineering Scholarship Application


Thank you for your interest in ASHRAE. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jim Kraus
Madison ASHRAE Student Activities Chair
(608) 279-8367

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Society Conference-Meeting

2021 ASHRAE Annual Conference
Now Virtual

The 2021 Annual Conference originally scheduled to be held June 26-30, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ is now going to be held online in a virtual format. The conference will include a mixture of live, pre-recorded and on-demand sessions. Additional details about the conference and committee meetings will be available in the coming weeks. 

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Region VI Activities

Region VI CRC:  Green Bay, WI


Holding CRC with both virtual and in-person events

              Registration Coming Soon!

ALI Course - Designing for Cold Climates
Frank J. Mills, C.Eng., Fellow CIBSE, Fellow ASHRAE

Wednesday, April 28 - 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Virtual Only

Technical Session 1 - Advanced Energy Design Guide
Mick Schwedler, P.E., LEED-AP, ASHRAE President-Elect

Friday, April 30 - 8:00 - 9:00 am

Technical Session 2 - Existing Building Cx Process
Bill Dean, P. Eng, ASHRAE Vice President

Friday, April 30 - 9:15 - 10:15 am

Technical Session 3 - Integrating IAQ & Energy Efficiency
Bill Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P.E.

Friday, April 30 - 10:30 - 11:30 am

Technical Session 4 - HVAC and Airborne Hazards

Friday, April 30 - 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Technical Session 5 - How to Make Your HVAC System Pandemic Ready
Charles Waddell

Friday, April 30 - 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Technical Session 6 - Why bring standardized data modeling up front in Commissioning?
Jamie Lee

Friday, April 30 - 3:45 - 4:45 pm

newiashrae.org/crc-2021

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Research Promotion

ASHRAE RP  Campaign

2020-2021 Madison Chapter Goal - $15,000

ASHRAE Research: Scholarship Programs

    • Supporting The Future Leaders of the Building Industry

Mission:

    • To motivate students and prospective students worldwide to pursue an engineering or technology career in the HVAC&R field by offering scholarships to provide financial support for their education and training

Willis H. Carrier Scholarship:  Patrick McGrail, Kansas State University, Architectural Engineering:

  • “The Willis H. Carrier Scholarship has solidified my involvement in ASHRAE and motivated me to work hard to complete my degree so that I can contribute as much to the HVAC industry as Willis H. Carrier did.”


Lynn G. Bellenger Scholarship:  Tiffany Williams North Carolina A&T State University, Architectural Engineering

  • “It is truly a blessing to have received this ASHRAE scholarship. Having been the first recipient of the Lynn G. Bellenger  Scholarship is tremendously  rewarding.”


David C.J. Peters Scholarship: Mei Yung Wong, Oklahoma State University, Mechanical Engineering

  • “I am thankful to ASHRAE for their generosity and in giving me the opportunity to pursue my academic goals.”


Associate Engineering Technology Scholarship: Benjamin LaRose, State University of New York Air Conditioning Engineering Technology

  • “Thanks again to ASHRAE for everything it does when it comes to helping America’s future engineers prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.”

See the ASHRAE video to learn more: 

https://youtu.be/q_WAhCam7i0

Support ASHRAE RP by donatingDONATE


      For information on RP, follow the ASHRAE link HERE.

If you have questions about Research Promotion please drop an e-mail.

Thank you,


Research Promotion Chair
[email protected]

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Membership

Welcome to our new members this past month: Tom Bowerman and Amelia Hartke!    

With graduation just around the corner, we want to make sure our Student members are aware of the SmartStart Program.  SmartStart is a 3-year program that allows Student members to transfer to Associate grade membership at a rate that is recent-graduate friendly.  Follow the link for more details!

Contact the Madison Chapter Membership Chair, [email protected] if you have questions or comments about ASHRAE Membership.

Here is a summary of the chapter membership numbers:

Area Assigned Members 255   2020-21 YTD
Current Membership  246 March  
New Members   3 13
New Students   0 1
Cancellations   2 19
Student Cancellations   0 3
Grade Advancement   0 0
Transfers In   1 2
Transfers Out   0 3

Caryn Rader, PE, Design Engineer

Phone: 608.271.3900

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Meeting Minutes

Recent Meeting Minutes:

Recent Chapter Minutes:

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Treasurer’s Report

Recent Treasurer's Reports:

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Meeting Schedule

Monday Topic Presenter Theme Technical Session
Sep 14th  Pandemic Task Force - Government Affairs

Mike Wolf

 Gov Affairs n/a
Oct 12th IAQ In a Pandemic Dr Jason DeGraw Students Activities  
Nov 9th HVAC Strategies in a Pandemic Max Sherman    
Dec 14th Members Role Dane County Joe Parisi RP Contributions  
Jan 11th 2021 Retro-Commissioning with an eye toward managing viral contagion Wade Conlan     
Feb 8th The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0 President Chuck Gulledge    
Mar 8th Thermal Flywheeling in Refrigerated Warehouses Alex Woolf    
Apr 12th Integrating Renewable Energy Systems into buildings Sheila Hayter    
May 10th         
Aug 10th Golf Outing 57th Annual  n/a    

 

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Society News Releases

Recent ASHRAE Press Releases

 

ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Releases Updated Airborne Transmission Guidance
ATLANTA (April 5, 2021) – The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force released an updated, unequivocal statement on the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in buildings.

ASHRAE To Host Tech Hour on Commissioning of New and Existing Buildings
ATLANTA (April 1, 2021) – ASHRAE announced the launch of its third Tech Hour video. ASHRAE Tech Hour provides relevant technical content in the form of one-hour videos to members and interested individuals through the ASHRAE 365 app.

ASHRAE and ICC Release 2018 IgCC User’s Manual
ATLANTA (March 30, 2021) – ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC) have announced the release of the 2018 International Green Construction Code® (IgCC®) User’s Manual. The User’s Manual is a joint initiative of the ICC and ASHRAE.

Call for Abstracts Announced for 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Las Vegas
ATLANTA (March 26, 2021) – Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 29 – February 2, 2022, at Caesars Palace.

ASHRAE and IAPMO To Co-Publish Water Efficiency Document
ATLANTA (March 18, 2021) – ASHRAE and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAMPO) announced an agreement to co-publish a document to address water efficiency in buildings.

New ASHRAE Course Offered on Reopening Universities and Managing HVAC Systems
ATLANTA (March 8, 2021) – ASHRAE is offering a new course to address the vulnerabilities in the design, construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC systems in universities exposed by the pandemic.

ASHRAE Global Training Expands HVAC Design Web-Training Series
ATLANTA (March 5, 2021) – The ASHRAE Global training Center has expanded its registration for HVAC Design Web-Training series. The training is comprising of two HVAC Design courses; HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials (MENA) and HVAC Design: Level II – Applications (MENA).

ASHRAE Forms Task Force for Building Decarbonization
ATLANTA (March 3, 2021) – ASHRAE recently formed a task force to address climate change through responsible decarbonization strategies for the built environment. The ASHRAE Task Force for Building Decarbonization (TFBD) has been established to develop technical resources and provide leadership and guidance in mitigating the negative carbon impact of buildings on the environment and the inhabitants of our planet.

ASHRAE and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Sign Memorandum of Understanding
ATLANTA (March 1, 2021) – ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.

ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Releases Updated Airborne Transmission Guidance
ATLANTA (April 5, 2021) – The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force released an updated, unequivocal statement on the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in buildings.

ASHRAE To Host Tech Hour on Commissioning of New and Existing Buildings
ATLANTA (April 1, 2021) – ASHRAE announced the launch of its third Tech Hour video. ASHRAE Tech Hour provides relevant technical content in the form of one-hour videos to members and interested individuals through the ASHRAE 365 app.

ASHRAE and ICC Release 2018 IgCC User’s Manual
ATLANTA (March 30, 2021) – ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC) have announced the release of the 2018 International Green Construction Code® (IgCC®) User’s Manual. The User’s Manual is a joint initiative of the ICC and ASHRAE.

Call for Abstracts Announced for 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Las Vegas
ATLANTA (March 26, 2021) – Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 29 – February 2, 2022, at Caesars Palace.

ASHRAE and IAPMO To Co-Publish Water Efficiency Document
ATLANTA (March 18, 2021) – ASHRAE and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAMPO) announced an agreement to co-publish a document to address water efficiency in buildings.

New ASHRAE Course Offered on Reopening Universities and Managing HVAC Systems
ATLANTA (March 8, 2021) – ASHRAE is offering a new course to address the vulnerabilities in the design, construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC systems in universities exposed by the pandemic.

ASHRAE Global Training Expands HVAC Design Web-Training Series
ATLANTA (March 5, 2021) – The ASHRAE Global training Center has expanded its registration for HVAC Design Web-Training series. The training is comprising of two HVAC Design courses; HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials (MENA) and HVAC Design: Level II – Applications (MENA).

ASHRAE Forms Task Force for Building Decarbonization
ATLANTA (March 3, 2021) – ASHRAE recently formed a task force to address climate change through responsible decarbonization strategies for the built environment. The ASHRAE Task Force for Building Decarbonization (TFBD) has been established to develop technical resources and provide leadership and guidance in mitigating the negative carbon impact of buildings on the environment and the inhabitants of our planet.

ASHRAE and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Sign Memorandum of Understanding
ATLANTA (March 1, 2021) – ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.

ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Releases Updated Airborne Transmission Guidance
ATLANTA (April 5, 2021) – The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force released an updated, unequivocal statement on the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in buildings.

ASHRAE To Host Tech Hour on Commissioning of New and Existing Buildings
ATLANTA (April 1, 2021) – ASHRAE announced the launch of its third Tech Hour video. ASHRAE Tech Hour provides relevant technical content in the form of one-hour videos to members and interested individuals through the ASHRAE 365 app.

ASHRAE and ICC Release 2018 IgCC User’s Manual
ATLANTA (March 30, 2021) – ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC) have announced the release of the 2018 International Green Construction Code® (IgCC®) User’s Manual. The User’s Manual is a joint initiative of the ICC and ASHRAE.

Call for Abstracts Announced for 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Las Vegas
ATLANTA (March 26, 2021) – Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 29 – February 2, 2022, at Caesars Palace.

ASHRAE and IAPMO To Co-Publish Water Efficiency Document
ATLANTA (March 18, 2021) – ASHRAE and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAMPO) announced an agreement to co-publish a document to address water efficiency in buildings.

New ASHRAE Course Offered on Reopening Universities and Managing HVAC Systems
ATLANTA (March 8, 2021) – ASHRAE is offering a new course to address the vulnerabilities in the design, construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC systems in universities exposed by the pandemic.

ASHRAE Global Training Expands HVAC Design Web-Training Series
ATLANTA (March 5, 2021) – The ASHRAE Global training Center has expanded its registration for HVAC Design Web-Training series. The training is comprising of two HVAC Design courses; HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials (MENA) and HVAC Design: Level II – Applications (MENA).

ASHRAE Forms Task Force for Building Decarbonization
ATLANTA (March 3, 2021) – ASHRAE recently formed a task force to address climate change through responsible decarbonization strategies for the built environment. The ASHRAE Task Force for Building Decarbonization (TFBD) has been established to develop technical resources and provide leadership and guidance in mitigating the negative carbon impact of buildings on the environment and the inhabitants of our planet.

ASHRAE and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Sign Memorandum of Understanding
ATLANTA (March 1, 2021) – ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.

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