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Madison, Wisconsin Chapter 

March 2018  

President’s Message


Doesn’t have the same ring to it that it used to…  The only difference that I noticed was that it was slightly quieter around campus.  It might have more of an impact if I shouted, END OF THE FISCAL QUARTER!  Either way, both mark an opportunity to recognize the change in seasons and take a brief breather before diving back into work. Sometimes we need to force a minor break ourselves since HVAC never shuts down and the work seems to never stop. 

Tom Peterson gave two excellent presentations on Psychometrics and dehumidification.  We had 14 students attend with quite a few making the trip from Platteville.  I think it is great to see this kind engagement with the students and I encourage everyone with students in their office to promote the benefits of ASHRAE and the free food as well.

Don’t forget, the ASHRAE Webcast is coming up on April 19th and the Madison Chapter is hosting a showing of this on campus.  I know it is easy to think that you will just watch it at your desk, but we all know that you will only get 10% out of it versus setting aside time to fully engage.  Additionally, food will be provided.

The ASHRAE Regional CRC is coming up (May 3, 4, 5) .  Hopefully you are all noticing my repetition in promoting this.  It is important.  This is our opportunity for our chapter to be heard.  Since ASHRAE is a grassroots organization, every questions we ask or motion we make will be voted on and must be responded to by the national organization.  Also, it is a great opportunity for continuing education and you might even have some fun while you are there.

Greg Froehle

Madison ASHRAE Chapter President 2017-2018
[email protected]

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Meeting Announcement

April 9th, 2018

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Inn & Suites - West
1109 Fourier Drive
Madison, WI 53717
Holiday Inn West
Energy Use in Healthcare and Laboratories

$20.00 Member of Madison ASHRAE
$30.00 Guest (non Madison ASHRAE member)
$ 0.00 Only if you have already paid for the Cafeteria Plan
$ 0.00 Currently Enrolled Full-Time Students Only


REGISTRATION CLOSES AT NOON ON FRIDAY, April 6th! Please sign up at your earliest convenience, it helps with dinner planning.

Help keep meeting costs down! If you sign up, ATTEND or email [email protected] with your cancellation prior to April 6th 


Technical Session - 5:00 pm - A Holistic Overview of Technologies and Strategies to Achieve Deep Energy Reductions in Laboratories & Vivariums

Dinner - 6:00 pm

Main Presentation - 7:00 pmNew Approaches to Slash Commercial & Healthcare Building Energy Use and Improve IEQ

Technical Session Highlights:

As we strive to build more energy efficient laboratories and vivariums, the most impactful approach is often to reduce the outside airflow.  In the last few years new design approaches such as demand based control of lab air change rates, chilled beams (hydronic cooling), and VAV exhaust fan control have been successfully employed to safely reduce these lab airflows to as low as 2 ACH to cut energy consumption significantly. Although these concepts may have been discussed individually in the past, this talk provides a holistic discussion of how these and other energy saving technologies such as heat recovery can be combined to create a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts.  Several case studies will be provided as well as the results of a sophisticated lab energy analysis tool to determine potential energy and capital cost savings for a typical lab building.  

Main Presentation Highlights:

In the face of significant energy costs and concerns over global warming, buildings are receiving increasing scrutiny to reduce their carbon footprint and cut their energy expenses. Health and wellness in the form of improved Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is also growing in importance with the emergence of standards such as the WELL standard and new data on the significance of IEQ on cognitive function and personal productivity. For many buildings outside air is the largest single driver of both energy efficiency and IEQ.  Demand control ventilation has attempted to reduce energy expenses by controlling outside air but the actual results over time have been mixed at best. This talk will discuss and provide case studies of both commercial and healthcare buildings for a more energy efficient and healthier variation on demand control ventilation that uses a new, cost effective, and more accurate sensing approach known as multiplexed sensing. 

Presenter:  Gordon P. Sharp  President - Aircuity, Inc


Gordon Sharp has over 25 years of wide-ranging entrepreneurial experience and more than 25 U.S. patents in the fields of energy efficiency and laboratory controls. As founder, former president, and CEO of Phoenix Controls, he led the development of this world leader in laboratory airflow controls that was acquired by Honeywell in 1998. In 2000, Gordon founded Aircuity, which was spun out of Honeywell. He is a member of the board of directors of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, the nonprofit foundation that officially cosponsors and operates the Labs21 conference. Mr. Sharp is also a member of the ANSI Z9.5 Laboratory Ventilation Committee and has testified before the US Congress on the topics of climate change and energy efficiency.

Mr. Sharp is a graduate of MIT with bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering.


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Nominating Committee

Our elections for the BOG will be April 9th at the chapter meeting. Please contact Matt Heil (Nominating Committee Chair) if you are interested or would like to nominate someone for a position.  We can also take nominations at the April 9th chapter meeting before the vote. There are opportunities available for committee chairs. Please contact Greg Froehle if you are interested in committee chairs.

Current nominations are as follows:

President                      Cameron Klein

President Elect              Paul Schack

Treasurer                      Jason Boatman

Secretary                      Francisco Sayu

Member-At-Large           Alex Bakel

Member-At-Large           Francisco Sayu

Past-President               Greg Froehle


Matt Heil
Madison ASHRAE Nominating Chair

Office Phone (608) 413.0600
Cell Phone 608) 577.6700
[email protected]

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Society Conference-Meeting

The Madison Chapter is arranging for communial showing of this broadcast at Memorial Union on UW Madison campus.  Although there is not a cost to join us, registration is required as the space is limited. 

     The fine friends at The Weidt Group will be providing items to enjoy for the broadcast.

The room will be noted on the "Today's Events" sign, so look for the room assignment on the electronic signs as you enter.  Join us for an social and interactive viewing of this annual broadcast on April 19th, 2018

Is advanced technology alone solving the case for energy efficiency? Delivering meaningful energy efficiency in buildings often requires debunking myths about building products, performance and solutions. This webcast will focus on strategies and policies that dive into deep efficiency goals. Featured ASHRAE speakers will address myths and realities they’ve discovered through real life experiences. Viewers will learn how a practical design approach can help achieve optimum energy performance in commercial and high-rise residential buildings across the globe. With varying climates and economies, one must consider a holistic approach when assessing a building and its systems.

Attend this FREE Webcast program and you may be awarded 3 Professional Development Hours (PDHs), 3 American Institute of Architects Learning Units (LUs), or 3 GBCI Continuing Education Hours (CEs).

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Brought to you by the ASHRAE Chapter Technology Transfer Committee


Tom Durkin, PE, LEED AP, ASHRAE Fellow
Senior Partner, Sims-Durkin Associates | Indianapolis, IN

Mark Frankel, ASHRAE, AIA, LEED Fellow
Technical Director, New Buildings Institute | Portland, OR

R. Christopher Mathis, ASHRAE
President, MC2 – Mathis Consulting Company | Asheville, NC

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Research Promotion

We would like to take a moment to thank those members who have donated the Research Promotion (RP) campaign. If you have not had a chance to donated to this year’s campaign, please consider doing so.

The Board of Governors would also like to thank everyone that participated in the raffle, especially all of the prize donors:

            Trane Company
            Vyron Corporation
           Masters Building Solutions
            Glacier Group
            Temperature Systems Inc.

Thank you for your continued support of RP and please don’t forgot to donate! We have a long way to go to meet our $15,000 goal and everything helps, click here to donate.

Alex Bakel
Research Promotion Chair
Direct: (608) 838-5114
[email protected]

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Past President

When I was in college, I first heard of ASHRAE through the Student Chapter at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE).  My department was great at helping students fine-tune their engineering direction by supporting work with professional societies to build a solid career path.  ASHRAE was the most appealing to me and helped me to direct myself down the path of mechanical systems and energy efficiency in buildings.  Over my career, I became more involved in the energy world.  ASHRAE continued to provided leadership in our industry and in the energy world, which is really important to me. When an opportunity to volunteer for ASHRAE Sustainability Committee years later, I jumped at the chance.

I was the first chair of the Sustainability Committee for the Madison Chapter of ASHRAE and remained in that role for several years.  There were many great opportunities to see what we could do as a chapter and engage members, especially focusing on energy modeling.  The energy modeling community needed a way for people to brainstorm and execute the work, which ASHRAE was a good way to bring these engineers together working closely with the Chapter BOG.

The teamwork of the board was excellent, so I volunteered to continue through the board rotation. During the rotation, I continued to focus on developing many great skills: teamwork, communication, meeting planning, chapter accounting, technical session planning and executing activities based on the chapter membership wants.  ASHRAE as an organization, gave us great resources to help us succeed.  I couldn’t have done it without you, the membership, and the Board of Govenors.  It was a privilege of serving. We are a team!

Being so involved in ASHRAE inspired me to co-write a paper and present it at the Chicago Winter Meeting several years ago.  For the reference, there are a lot of PDHs for such an effort.

I was chapter president during the term of 2013-2014. The highlight of my term was to watch the meeting attendance increase, which indicated that we were successful in bringing to you what you were looking for from the chapter. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that ASHRAE has granted me to work with you and get to know you.

Sharon Gould
Chapter President 2013-14

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Golf Outing

The 53rd Madison ASHRAE Golf Outing is scheduled for June again this year.  Plan for more information in the next newsletter.  It will be held at the Stoughton Country Club on Monday June 11, 2018. It will have a shotgun start! Golf carts and lunch will be provided for all players. A buffet style dinner will follow with multiple selections to choose from.

Hole sponsorships will be available as well as beverage sponsors. Sponsors will be recognized at the banquet. Also, donations for door prizes are welcome and appreciated. Revenue from this day of golf and camaraderie will be donated to the Education/Scholarship and RP Funds. We look forward to you joining us this year.

Tentative Schedule: 

  • Registration 10:00-10:45 AM
  • Shot Gun Tee Time 11:00 AM
  • 19TH Hole 4:00 PM
  • Dinner 5:30 PM

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Meeting Minutes

Below are links to recent meeting minutes:

Board of Govenors:
     March 2018

General Meetings:
     April 2018

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Treasurer’s Report

Below are the Treasurer's Reports for the past month.


Paul Schack
Madison Chapter Treasurer
[email protected] 

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The Madison Chapter of ASHRAE has remains consistent.  We finished the year at 266 members.  We enourage your to invite your associates and peers to join ASHRAE to share in their professional experience, skills and talents.  The programs continue to be valuable for the time involved.  There are many benefits to being a member of ASHRAE.  Take a look at this JOIN ASHRAE link to find out more about the reason's to be part of the almost 57,000 world wide members.

Please welcome our new member this month:  Robert Messenger  & Kwongyee Yeong 

Members, check your BIO's and keep them up to date with your current address, phone, e-mail, employer or experiences. Your e-mail address with society, is what the Chapter uses contact you, so changes assure you are remain in contact. Update Your BIO HERE.

Area Assigned Members  266  Mar 2017-18


Current Membership (Dec)   265          
New Members   2 21        
New Students   1 10        
Cancellations   0 22        
Student Cancellations   1 7        
Grade Advancement   0  0        
Affiliate Transfer   0 5        
Life Member Transfer   0 2        

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


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Meeting Schedule

Monday Topic Presenter Theme Technical Session
Sep 11th Controls in the Developing HVAC Industry

Eric Carlson
Ron Bristol

  DDC Analytics
Oct 9th  Vortex Optics World Headquarters  Matt Heil Student Night none
Nov 13th VFDs, Harmonics, Grounding Rings Ken Wegrzyn Membership Promotion Overspeeding Direct Drive Fans
Dec 11th  Commissioning for Industrial Refrigeration Systems: Welcome to the Wild West  Dan Dettmers Research Promotion Social
Jan 8th 2018 Airflow Management for Laboratory Facilities Kishor Khankari (DL)  Distinguished Lecturer Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics for Built Environment
Feb 12th Ethics Nicole Schrier  CTTC  none
Mar 12th Dehumidification  Tom Peterson  Student Activities Psychrometrics
Apr 9th New Approaches to Slash Commercial & Healthcare Building Energy Use and Improve IEQ  Gordon Sharp (DL) Membership Promotion Holistic Overview of Technologies and Strategies to Achieve Deep Energy Reductions in Laboratories & Vivariums
May 15th (Tuesday)  Transport Energy: Motors, Fans, and Pumps  Hank Jackson (DL)  Distinguished Lecturer Transformers: Turning Existing Buildings Green
Jun 11th Golf Outing 53rd Annual  n/a    


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Society News Releases

 Recent News Releases from ASHRAE:

ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016 Receives Determination from U.S. Department of Energy

ASHRAE received a final determination issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program stating that ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016,  More

ASHRAE Heads to Houston for Annual Conference, June 23 - 27

ASHRAE is heading to one of the world’s most air-conditioned cities More

ASHRAE's BACnet Committee, Project Haystack and Brick Schema Collaborating to Provide Unified Data Semantic Modeling Solution

The ASHRAE BACnet committee, Project Haystack and the Brick initiative announced they are actively collaborating to integrate Haystack More

ASHRAE Learning Institute Releases 2018 Online Instructor-Led Course Schedule

ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) has added three new courses to the 23 offerings in its 2018 online instructor-led course schedule. More

ASHRAE Announces Redesigned Website

New Device-Responsive Site Offers Refreshed Look, Simplified Navigation  More

ASHRAE Recaps Successful 2018 Winter Conference, AHR Expo

The exchange of global best practices and new energy efficiency strategies brought HVAC&R professionals to Chicago More

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Historical Moment:

 American Air Filter Co., Inc.

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