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©2019, ASHRAE Chapter 095
Madison, Wisconsin Chapter 

March 2019  

President’s Message


We have another round of cold weather coming up but spring is coming soon...think warm thoughts!

Our programs for the year have rounded out nicely and we have a great slate of speakers for the next few months. Next month we will get a fun presentation on the refrigeration in ice cream production, followed by a discussion on the ever-increasingly important topic of indoor air quality.

The Chapter leadership is continuing to improve in efficiency and making use of technology to keep our members informed. Follow us on Facebook for updates.

Nominations are coming up in April. Start thinking about the leadership of the chapter and who you would like for the future. We are looking for a Member-at-Large to join the rotation and work their way up to the President position. I have found this process beneficial for the technical, social, and leadership aspects of my career. Give it a shot! If that seems too daunting, look over the various committees we have at and join one that interests you.

Cam Klein

Madison ASHRAE Chapter President 2018-2019
[email protected]

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Meeting Announcement

March 11th, 2019


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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wyndham Garden Madison Fitchburg
2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Wyndham Garden Madison - Fitchburg
Indoor Air Quality During Construction

$20.00 Member of Madison ASHRAE
$30.00 Guest (non Madison ASHRAE member)
$ 0.00 Currently Enrolled Full-Time Students Only

Technical Session - 5:00 pm - Methods and Cooling Loads Encountered in the Ice Cream Industry - Professor Douglas Reindl, UW-Madison

Main Presentation - 7:00 pm - 2015 IECC & IMC Changes & Amendments with Randy Dahmen, P.E.

Technical Session Highlights:

Methods and Cooling Loads Encountered in the Ice Cream Industry

Production of ice cream is one of the more refrigeration energy intensive processes for dairy-related products.  With an emphasis on refrigeration, this presentation will describe the basic processes and steps involved in the production of ice cream.  Examples of the main refrigeration product loads for each of the ice cream process steps will be provided and estimates of the total product loads associated with producing a gallon of ice cream presented.

Douglas Reindl is a professor and chair with appointments in the Department of Engineering Professional Development and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, he is the founding director of the Industrial Refrigeration Consortium (IRC) at UW-Madison. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Wisconsin and actively involved in ASHRAE, IIAR, and IIR.

As faculty member at the University of Wisconsin since 1996, Professor Reindl has taught at all levels: undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional development. Professor Reindl has developed an internationally-recognized series of professional development courses focused on industrial refrigeration systems with an emphasis on the safe use of ammonia as a refrigerant. Through the IRC, Professor Reindl collaborates with the world’s leading food companies to improve the safety, efficiency, reliability and productivity of industrial refrigeration systems and technologies.

Professor Reindl is an ASHRAE Fellow and a past recipient of ASHRAE’s Distinguished Service Award. HE was the first recipient of ASHRAE’s George C. Briley Award for the best refrigeration article in the ASHRAE Journal. He is a past chair and currently serves as a member of ASHRAE’s Standard 15 committee – Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems. Professor Reindl has published 7 books and over 100 technical papers on topics including: industrial refrigeration, building mechanical systems, energy systems, and solar energy.

Main Meeting Highlights:

Indoor Air Quality During Construction

Indoor air quality problems can be difficult to solve. An IAQ problem can ruin a building’s reputation and it can take years to turn that around. Some IAQ problems get their start during construction.

This presentation will look at the standards and guidance documents on IAQ and how those can be used in design and construction. Sharon will discuss, for each type of air contaminant, the sources, the options and challenges of measurement techniques, and the criteria for acceptability. The requirements from the air quality testing option for LEED will be compared to what is typically detected in a new building.

Finally, the importance of infection prevention and an Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) during construction and renovation of healthcare buildings will be emphasized. Sharon will describe how these same principles can be used to prevent contamination problems in construction and renovation of biotech facilities.

Sharon J. Bessa, RN, CIH
Bessa & Associates, Inc.
6739 Frank Lloyd Wright Avenue
Middleton, WI 53562
[email protected]

Sharon Bessa began her career as a nurse, graduating from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and is grateful every day for the path that led to a career in Industrial Hygiene. Who else, she says, gets to watch appliances assembled, truck parts welded, metal castings sand-blasted, drugs manufactured, and a tonsillectomy – all in the same week?! And she gets to go behind all those doors that say “Authorized Personnel Only!”

Sharon worked for OSHA for seven years before starting her own business over 30 years ago. In addition to taking air samples in manufacturing environments, Sharon has completed air quality studies in a very wide variety of worksites including schools, hospitals, clinics, casino security suites, department stores, animal research rooms, correctional facilities, and, of course, office buildings. She has been responsible for oversight of numerous water damage restoration and mold remediation projects. She has done the air sampling required for LEED certification and participates as part of the commissioning team for air quality and infection prevention during construction of healthcare facilities. She has been an instructor on IAQ for the Building Operator Certification program for the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and Focus on Energy for over ten years.

Sharon is a member of ASHRAE, IFMA, APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology), AIHA, and is President Elect of the Wisconsin Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Sharon has one daughter and four grandchildren. In her spare time she likes to golf, kayak, and recently retired from 27 years on ski patrol.


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With spring now upon us, it’s time to start preparing ASHRAE Technology Award submissions.

Established in 1990–1991, the Technology Awards Program applies to new and retrofit applications.  The awards are open to (6) categories: Commercial buildings, Institutional Buildings, Health Care Facilities, Industrial Facilities or Processes, Public Assembly and Residential.

Award applications are judged with respect to energy efficiency; indoor air quality, innovation, operation and maintenance, cost effectiveness, environmental impact and quality of presentation.

The purpose of the ASHRAE Technology Awards is threefold:

  1. To recognize ASHRAE members who design and/or conceive innovative technological concepts that are proven through actual operating data.
  2. To communicate innovative systems design to other ASHRAE members.
  3. To highlight technological achievements of ASHRAE to others, including associated professionals and societies worldwide, as well as building and facility owners.

All current members of ASHRAE and its Associate Societies may submit entries. Entrants must have had a significant role in the design or development of the project.

Last year we sent one project to the regional level.  We hope to see some great submissions again this year, so think of a great project you've done recently! (Note that projects should have a full year of energy usage data by September of 2018.)

Submissions to the chapter are due FRIDAY MARCH 23th, 2018.  Winners will be announced for our chapter level at the April meeting.

Winners will be sent on to the regional level to compete against other chapters, as several Madison entries did last year.  Then the regional winners will be announced at the CRC Awards Banquet on Friday May 4th, 2019.

For additional information on ASHRAE Technology Awards, please see the bottom of this webpage:, or contact me.

So start looking through your project portfolio, and feel free to contact me with any questions.

James R. Vander Zanden, P.E.
CTTC Chair
[email protected]

Technical Committee Member Highlights

Our Madison chapter members are heavily involved in ASHRAE Technical Committees (TCs), with nearly 50 total people involved in some capacity. This month, we’d like to highlight a few of our member’s TC involvement.

Rich Hackner

GDS Associates, Vice President and Principal


  • 7.5: Smart Building Systems, Former Chair (2016-2018)
    • Develop of near-optimal controls sequence for chiller plant with water side economizer using dynamic models
    • Evaluation of particle sensors for indoor air quality monitoring n smart building systems

2019 ASHRAE Webcast

2019 Webcast

The 2019 ASHRAE Webcast will examine the world’s most prolific air-conditioning system configurations and how those systems will adapt to worldwide regulatory restrictions and corresponding advancements in refrigerant technology.

Viewers will learn:

  • How the refrigerant industry will meet the needs of installed packaged and split system air conditioners, specifically VRF systems
  • Future trends in DX air conditioning [including VRF] equipment design, performance and application
  • Future of low-GWP refrigerant options for unitary products, if future refrigerant retrofits are possible, and how to recognize the challenges and best practices in working with flammable refrigerants.

Opening Remarks


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ASHRAE President, Shelia Hayter Jennifer Gladstone


Doug Tucker Sarah Kim, Ph.D. Steve Kujak


Douglas Tucker, Director of Industry and Government Relations at Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating (MEUS), represents the interests of MEUS with federal, state and local governmental organizations, with industry trade groups and regulatory bodies, and with energy efficiency advocacy groups…. Read More

Sarah Kim, R&D at Arkema Fluorochemicals, is a scientist working on next generation low GWP refrigerant development. She has been with the Arkema Fluorochemicals R&D department for 4 years as project leader of HVAC&R applications focusing on the evaluation of refrigerant performance, chemistry, and safety aspects….Read More

Stephen Kujak, Director of Next Generation Refrigerant Research at Ingersoll Rand
and has spent over 25 years being involved in numerous technology and product development projects involving development of new refrigerants, lubricants, compatibility of system materials and environmental sustainability initiatives….Read More


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Research Promotion

The RP season is moving into the last season, so it is a time to look inward and consider if you could support the industry which has served you.  Many times the perspective is that the funds are provided by corporations and large donors, however it is not often the case and is not for ASHRAE's RP funding.  Below is a graph of last year's donations based on the averange number of donors per giving level.  Isn't it surprsing?

The Chapter Board of Directors have met their Full Circle, by donating at least a minimum of $100.  The high achieving chapters will realize average donations of over $50 per member. Have you donated?  Will you?

      To donate, follow this linkDONATE

      For information on RP, follow the ASHRAE link HERE.

Thank you to all the members who have already contributed!

Dr. Charles Dorgan  Rebbecca Upham Carol Mori 
Tom Malesevich Cameron Klein Scott Olsen
Jason Boatman Paul Schack Greg Froehle
Jason Atkisson  Fransico Sayu Alex Bakel

 If you have questions about Research Promotion please do not hesitate to reach out directly me.

Thank you,

Alex Bakel
Research Promotion Chair

E: [email protected]
D: (608) 838-5114

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Nominating Committee

Do you want to be more involved in the heating, air conditioning, ventilating and refrigeration industry? Learn what is happening or the latest technologies in the heating, air conditioning, ventilating and refrigeration industry? Meet people and get your PDHs for your Wisconsin engineering licenses? If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, you could be a candidate for the Madison Chapter - Board of Governor (BOG).

We are accepting nomination for the Board of Governor (BOG) for the 2019-2020 year. We have an open member-at-large position that requires a member to be nominated. The BOG is a great way to get involved with ASHRAE and network with your peers in the local area here in Madison. Please contact Matt Heil (Nominating Committee Chair) if you are interested or would like to nominate someone for a position.  Also, there are opportunities available for committee chairs. ASHRAE does a lot for our industry and it really is key that our members get involved to make sure the chapter stays active in the Madison area.

Current nominations are as follows:

    President                      Paul Schack
    President Elect              Jason Boatman
    Treasurer                      Francisco Sayu
    Secretary                      Alex Bakel
    Member-At-Large           Kathleen Baker
    Member-At-Large           unnominated position

    Past-President               Cameron Klein


Matt Heil, P.E.
Nominating Chair
President * Senior Mechanical Engineer
Tailored Engineering
O: 608.440.9594 | C: 608.577.6700

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Government Affairs Committee


Government Affairs Update

Government Affairs Committee is participating in a Government Outreach on March 13th.  This is the first "Day On The Hill" activitiy for Wisconsin and the Madison Chapter.  Three teams consisting of Wisconsin ASHRAE members have scheduled appointments with their local Senators and Representatives as well as Committee Leaders on committees such as Natural Resources and Energy, Energy and Utilites and Labor and Regulatory Reform.  

The intent on the meeting is to offer ASHRAE services as bills are brought forth and inform them about ASHRAE and share a few topcs:

  1. Building Performance (Energy) Optimization.
  2. Public Safety
  3. Indoor Environmental Quality
  4. STEM & Workforce Development

This is hopefully, the first of regular Government Outreach activities for Wisconsin.  Society has recommended these be done annually, to keep ASHRAE as a name they can reach out to as legistative activies are presented to these Wisconsin 

Remember, to sign up for the be-weekly newsletter and seek out the society page Government Affairs for more information.

Jason Boatman
Vyron Corporation
[email protected]

Welcome to ASHRAE's Government Affairs Update! This bi-weekly publication features information on government affairs-related activities of interest to ASHRAE members and others interested in the built environment. Archives of previous updates are available from the ASHRAE Government Affairs Updates webpage.
This information may be shared with interested colleagues who may subscribe from the ASHRAE Government Affairs Updates webpage by clicking here.
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Region VI CRC, Hosted by the Wisconsin Chapter

We have a great opportunity to represent the Madison chapter at the 2019 Chapter Regional Conference(CRC). Not only is the conference close as it is in Milwaukee, they also have a great line-up of technical presentations and interesting tours. If, continuing education, business development, and socializing among your peers is not incentive enough, let’s think about our Chapters reputation……. Are we going to continually allow Iowa to out-party us?

A few Specifics:

Conference dates:   May 2 – 4, 2019
Location:                 The Westin Hotel, 550 North Van Buren street, Milwaukee
Early Bird Registration:  ends March 11, 2019
Website Link: 

The Chapter will be sending out a survey regarding your interest in going to the Conference. Through the survey we hope to identify if the chapter should have a van or bus going to the conference for the day on Friday, May 3, 2019 to attend technical sessions and the Presidential Luncheon.

Conference registration for Friday is $150. Transportation would be by the Madison Chapter (we would like a sponsor for this!), lunch is included, and 4+ continuing education credits as well as AIA are available.

Please respond to the survey so we can follow-up with you on specifics. If you have further questions, please contact me.

Carol Mori
[email protected]

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Meeting Minutes

Below are links to recent meeting minutes:

Board of Govenors:
     December 2018
November 2018

General Meetings:
     January 2019
     December 2018


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Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer's Reports for the noted months.

November 2018

Jason Boatman
Madison Chapter Treasurer
[email protected] 

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Bill (William) Rewey, a long time member of the Madison Chapter of ASHRAE passed away on February 11th, at UW Hospital.  An obituary is not available as yet, and a celebration is planned for later in spring.  Please remember our ASHAE associate, leader and friend.

The Madison Chapter of ASHRAE is rich with history and has many great things within its membership.  With a history of great programs and members to contribute, it is chapter with vitality.  Take an active involvement, meet new people and renew relationships with others.  Also, invite an associate to join ASHRAE and share in their professional experience, skills and talents.  If you are not sure, but are considering membership, take a look at the JOIN ASHRAE link.  With over 56,000 members worldwide there, there are benefits no matter where you go.

We would like to recoginize our new member, JamesAbney, Cassandra Kalinowski, Scott Niesen.

We will also be focusing on upgrading members from Associate grade to Member grade.  This is an opportunity to show ASHRAE and your peers your involvement and impact in the industry. It is a simple process and all it requires is updating your ASHRAE bio and submitting a request. More info will be discussed at the chapter meeting.

Here is a summary of the chapter membership numbers.

Area Assigned Members



2018-19 YTD


Current Membership (Feb)





New Members





New Students










Student Cancellations





Grade Advancement





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 10th  Smart Building HVAC Systems 

 Raj Gopa, Ph.D.

  Demand Response Strategies
Oct 8th EPIC Geothermal Application Derek Schnabel   Student Night Introduction to Geothermal
Nov 12th  Coil Selections  Gene Nelson Membership  Valve Selections
Dec 10th Psychometrics of Drying Hops and Hemp   Daniel Dettmers  Research Promotion  
Jan 9th 2019  Targeting Success - Improve Employee Satisfaction & Profit

 Julia Keen

    Design Guidelines for Efficient and Effective Use of Steam
Feb 11th  Wisconsin Code Update Randy Dahmen CTTC   
Mar 11th Indoor Air Quality During Construction Sharon J. Bessa Student  Cooling in Ice Cream Industry
Apr 8th Energy Reduction in Labs Gordon Sharp (DL)    
May 13th   Tom Lawrence (DL)     189.1 ASHRAE
Jun 10th Golf Outing 54th Annual  n/a    


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Society News Releases

Recent ASHRAE Press Releases

ASHRAE 2019 Webcast Registration Now Open
ATLANTA (Feb. 28, 2019) – ASHRAE announced that registration is open for its 2019 ASHRAE Webcast

ASHRAE Seeks Presentations for 2019 Building Performance Analysis Conference
ATLANTA (Feb. 5, 2019) – ASHRAE has announced a call for presentations for the 2019 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference

ASHRAE, UN Environment Accepting Entries for Lower Global Warming Potential Award
ATLANTA (Feb. 1, 2019) – ASHRAE and UN Environment are accepting entries for a jointly established international award program to promote ...

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