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Madison, Wisconsin Chapter 

January 2021  

President’s Message

President's Message,

Thank you all for joining us last month for a presentation from Wade Conlan, member of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force, discussing retro-commissioning with a focus on mitigating viral transmission, a timely topic for us.

We are looking hard to fill volunteer positions for our 2021-2022 Board of Governors and chair positions.   We also would welcome volunteers to serve on a committee.   Whether you can invest just a little time or more, I'd encourage you to reach out to myself or others on the BOG.  

ASHRAE is also hosting this year's Winter Conference virtually, which offers us a unique opportunity to attend remotely.   This is scheduled for February 9-11th, and would encourage you to sign up and attend a great slate of technical programs they have assembled.

Please see below and join us for our February chapter meeting on February 8th!   This presentation will be a rare occasion for our chapter, haivng the 2020-2021 national society ASHRAE president presenting to us himself.   

Jason Boatman

Madison ASHRAE Chapter President 2020-2021
[email protected]

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Meeting Announcement

February 8th, 2021


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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Central)

Virtual through Zoom

The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0

by ASHRAE President Chuck Gulledge

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

Main Presentation - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm "The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0"

Charles “Chuck” E. Gulledge III, P.E., HBDP, LEED AP
2020-21 ASHRAE President

Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E., HBDP, LEED AP, Fellow ASHRAE, is ASHRAE’s President for the 2020-21 term. Gulledge previously served on the ASHRAE Board of Directors as president-elect, treasurer, vice president and director-at-large.

For his time and dedication to ASHRAE and the industry, he is the recipient of numerous awards including the Exceptional Service Award, Distinguished Service Award, Chapter Service Award, Regional Award of Merit, two ASHRAE Technology Awards and the Dan Mills Technology Award.

His theme for the 2020-21 ASHRAE Society Year is “The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0.”

“Why should we engage in digital transformation? To gain a competitive advantage amongst our peers, position ourselves as the go-to resource for clients, improve margins, provide greater value, and attract and retain a digitally skilled workforce.”

In addition to his time served on the Board of Directors, Gulledge has served as chair of the Members Council and the President-Elect Advisory Committee, chair of the Finance Committee, chair of the Standards Membership Ad Hoc Committee, chair of the Development Committee for Fundraising, and as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. He has held ASHRAE Society-level leadership roles on many standing committees, technical committees and presidential ad hoc committees.

Gulledge’s theme focuses on reimagining the building industry and ASHRAE’s place in it by integrating not only industry segments, but also technology.

“Digital transformation is not simply associated with adopting new technical solutions. Knowledge needs to be captured and linked in such a way that ALL relevant stakeholders’ benefit. Doing so requires an understanding of how to collect, store, and analyze data; so that it is insightful and actionable.”

In addition to his contributions to ASHRAE, Gulledge’s career in HVAC spans over 36 years. He entered the industry as an engineer-in-training with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, working on transit system infrastructure, vehicular tunnels and moveable swing-span bridges. Over his career, he has served the built world in the roles of a consulting engineer, municipal owner and design-build contractor. Gulledge is currently a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Environmental Air Systems, LLC.  He is registered as a professional engineer in the states of North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama and Virginia.

Gulledge’s comprehensive design, construction and operational portfolio covers a variety of market sectors; including transportation, commercial, educational, institutional, lodging, sports, mission critical, life sciences, healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, industrial, archival, historical, and hospitality. 

Gulledge is a 1983 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Ronald Wroblewski
Program Chair

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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 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

2020 First Place Winners

Susumu Horikawa, Kosuke Sato, and Eri Kataoka
Category I – Commercial Buildings – New
Shogakukan Building
Kenji Sakamoto, Owner Representative
Henry Johnstone
Category II – Educational Facilities – New
Environmental and Natural Resources II
Ralph Banks, Owner Representative
Chad Luning, Michael McDermott, Eric Huber, and  David Nelson
Category II – Educational Facilities – Existing
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, Renovation
Mohamed Attalla, Owner Representative
Kurt Monteiro and Kevin Sharples
Category III – Health Care Facilities – New
Peel Memorial Centre
John Marshman, Owner Representative
Paul Finch
Category IV – Industrial Facilities or Processes – New
Kao Data Campus
Gerard Thibault, Owner Representative
Leighton Deer and Kevin Kaufman
Category V – Public Assembly – New
Tennessee State Museum
Peter Heimbach, Owner Representative

Congratulations on an outstanding achievement!

Affiliated Engineers and American Family Insurance has been selected to receive a First Place ASHRAE Technology Award in the Commercial Buildings - New Category for the American Family Insurance “The Spark” project in Madison, WI. The ASHRAE Technology Awards program recognizes outstanding achievement in the design and operation of energy efficient buildings. The form of the award is a plaque for winning entrants and building owners.

Your project will be featured in the March 2021 issue of the ASHRAE Journal. Complete details regarding submission requirements for the Journal will be sent to you within the next month.

Congratulations from the Madison Chapter and Region VI.

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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 will be sometime in early April.

Second, ASHRAE Society will be hosting a virtual Winter Conference, February 9th through February 11th. There is a Student Program that allows ASHRAE student members to attend for $25; $60 for non-ASHRAE student members. Incidentally, the cost for a student ASHRAE membership is only $25. So, it would make it cheaper to join ASHRAE as a student member prior to registering for the conference. Also, the Madison ASHRAE chapter has approved to cover up to 10 student ASHRAE members to attend the conference. So, you can join ASHRAE as a student member and attend the Winter Conference for only $25. You can check out ASHRAE Winter Conference details and the associated Student Program at Day 2 (February 10th) of the Student Program will feature a “Career Panel”. Three industry professionals will tell you about their career path journey and answer your questions.

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


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

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Welcome to our two new members this month: Mark Koester, P.E. and Steve Wartgow!  I'd also like to welcome Amanda Plachinski to the Membership Promotion Committee!  

Considering membership?  People join for different reasons.  Here are some great reasons to join ASHRAE:

  • Professional growth and experience
  • Technical contribution through Technical committees
  • Education & Recognition
  • Networking

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  244 January  
New Members   2 7
New Students   0 0
Cancellations   4 17
Student Cancellations   0 3
Grade Advancement   0 0
Transfers In   1 2
Transfers Out   0 2

Caryn Rader, PE, Design Engineer
Phone: 608.271.3900

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Society Conference-Meeting


2021 ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo | Virtual

The 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference will take place in a convenient, online format February 9-11. Attendees can join live discussions with top experts, learn the latest updates relating to COVID-19, and have access to 90+ technical sessions for 18 months. Group rates are available, and members register for just $249.

The 2021 AHR Expo originally scheduled to be held January 25-27, 2021 at McCormick Place in Chicago has been canceled.

What to Expect:

  • Three days packed with learning and live discussions with top experts
  • Special sessions covering the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 8 Tracks with 40 live and more than 80 on-demand sessions (most with PDHs), available for 18 months
  • Updates from Society leaders, Women in ASHRAE keynote presentation and recognition of ASHRAE Honors and Awards recipients
  • Virtual technical tours, social events, meet-ups, and networking opportunities








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Research Promotion

ASHRAE RP  Campaign

2020-2021 Madison Chapter Goal - $15,000

ASHRAE Research: 

  • How many countries are impacted by ASHRAE Research?
    • 196
  • Who is the ‘Patron Saint’ of ASHRAE?
    • 1741 – Franklin Stove  -Improved heating, ventilation and IAQ
    • 1758 – evaporation is a proven method of cooling
  • The first “International Heating & Ventilating Exposition” opened in January, 1930. The Show/Expo became an annual event in 1950.

  • The first ASHRAE chapter formed after the ASHAE and ASRE merger was organized in Nashville, Tennessee. Its first meeting was in September 1959.

  • ASHVE’s first Headquarters were shared with which other professional association?  ASME
    • Established in 1894, the original Headquarters were shared and located at 12 West 31st St, New York City.

  • What percentage of money donated to research is spent ON research?
    • 100%

See the ASHRAE video to learn more:

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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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        
Apr 12th        
May 10th         
Jun 8th Golf Outing 56th Annual  n/a    


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Society News Releases

Recent ASHRAE Press Releases

ASHRAE Seeks Presentations for 2021 Building Performance Analysis Conference
ATLANTA (January 29, 2021) – ASHRAE has announced a call for presentations for the 2021 Building Performance Analysis Conference to be held September 22-24 in Denver, Colorado. The theme for the conference is “Design and Operation for Resilient and Healthy Buildings”.

ASHRAE’s Virtual Winter Conference Offer Robust Technical Program
ATLANTA (January 15, 2021) – A full technical program, featuring more than 120 sessions will be presented at the 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference, running from February 9-12. The technical program includes 8 tracks compromised of 40 live sessions (most with live Q&A) and 80+ on-demand sessions, with many addressing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Releases Core Recommendations for Reducing Airborne Infectious Aerosol Exposure and Communities of Faith Building Guidance
ATLANTA (January 14, 2021) – The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has released new guidance to address control of airborne infectious aerosol exposure and recommendations for communities of faith buildings.

ASHRAE Learning Institute Opens Registration for Spring Online Courses
ATLANTA (January 8, 2021) – ASHRAE Learning Institute announced that registration is open for its 2021 Spring online instructor-led course series. The 16 online offerings, including eight new courses, run from January through June.

For more pressroom information follow this link.

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Website / Newsletter

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