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©2019, ASHRAE Chapter 095
Madison, Wisconsin Chapter 

February 2020  

President’s Message


Fellow Madison ASHRAE Members, Last month we had a unique and very fortunate panel of speakers present on different ASHRAE Research Projects in the local area. Thanks again to our speakers for a great evening and for everyone who made it in attendance!

This month, we have an exciting opportunity to learn about the new requirement for Fault Detection and Diagnosis as a technical presentation, along with a main presentation consisting of High Performance Sequence of Operations for HVAC Systems in today’s buildings. Both presentations will be made by Automatic Logic.
I would like to promote this month’s YEA event held Friday, Feb 21 st at the Delta Brew Labs, starting at 5:30pm. This will be a joint event with IBPSA, as well as promoting student evening for any students who want to attend and are of age.

Please see Ryan Youngdahl or Kathleen Baker for more information, and don’t forget to register at the link below.

Lastly, we still have an open Member at Large position available, as well as an open Research Promotion chair position available. Please see myself or any other Board of Governor member if you have an interest in either of these positions or if you’d like additional details.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing everyone at our ALC presentations for this month’s chapter meeting!

Paul Schack

Madison ASHRAE Chapter President 2019-2020
[email protected]

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Meeting Announcement

February 10th, 2020


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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Buck and Honey's - Monona
800 W Broadway #300
Madison, WI 53713

High-Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems

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


Technical Session - 5 pm   (optional) - Fault Detection and Diagnostics

Dinner - 6:00 pm

Main Presentation - 6:45 pm - ASHRAE Guideline 36 - High-Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems

About The Presenters:

Rocky Moore, Regional Sales Manager - Automated Logic


Rocky Moore is the Midwest Regional Sales Manager for Automated Logic. A graduate of Purdue University, Rocky has worked in various fields within manufacturing of Building Automation systems for over 15 years. He is the former chair of the BACnet International Marketing Committee and has presented on BAS topics globally.

Ken Gilbert, Regional Technical Consultant - Automated Logic


Ken Gilbert is a Regional Technical Consultant for Automated Logic, supporting design engineers and consultants in the Atlanta area. Ken brings significant industry experience to ALC having served with The Trane Company and Honeywell International in a variety of sales, engineering, and consultative roles. Ken graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management. Ken and his family live in the Atlanta area.

Dinner will be a buffet

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ASHRAE Celebrates 125 Years

Finding new ways to advance.

HVAC&R ... Efficiency ... IAQ ... Building Sciences

The organization ... The people ... ASHRAE 

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Research Promotion

What is the RP Campaign? 

The RP Campaign is an annual fundraising campaign benefiting the funding of numerous ASHRAE Programs. These programs include:

  • ASHRAE Research 
  • ASHRAE Scholarships for undergraduate students 
  • ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) development of new courses & materials
  • Graduate Research Projects (Grants-in-Aid)
  • Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) Leadership Training
  • Permanently endowed support to all of the above programs

RP Campaign is overseen by the RP Committee, a standing ASHRAE Committee. The Committee is made up of 14 Regional Vice-Chairs (RVC), 1 Consultant (past RVC), 3 Vice Chairs (past Consultant), and Chair (past Vice-Chair). Staff support includes a 3-member team based at ASHRAE Headquarters. The RP Campaign raises over $2.2 million a year from over 6,000 donors. These donors are made up of ASHRAE Members, industry associations, and industry organizations.    

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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Student Activities

Engineering Week

Founded by NSPE in 1951, EWeek (February 16–22, 2020) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

Today, EWeek is a formal coalition of more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. Dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers' positive contributions to quality of life, EWeek promotes recognition among parents, teachers, and students of the importance of a technical education and a high level of math, science, and technology literacy, and motivates youth, to pursue engineering careers in order to provide a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce. Each year, EWeek reaches thousands of schools, businesses, and community groups across the U.S.

Date Program
February 16–22, 2020 Engineers Week
February 15–19, 2020 Future City Competition Finals
February 18, 2020 Future City Competition Finals Ceremony
February 20, 2020 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
February 13 or 19, 2020 Girl Day Hill Event
March 4, 2020 World Engineering Day
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AHR Show and Meeting

The 2020 AHR Show Continues


December 13, 2019 –AHR Expo, the world’s largest HVACR event, to be held in Orlando, February 3-5, 2020, is giving back to the Orlando community with a donation of $26,300 from its Innovation Awards program. The Central Florida Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) has been selected as the recipient for 2020. This year’s donation marks the largest donation to date, a result of the Innovation Awards program receiving its most ever entries. RELEASE | IMAGE


November 21, 2019 –Members of the HVACR community reported a continued positive business outlook heading into 2020 in the latest AHR Expo and ASHRAE Journal Annual Economic Outlook Survey. The survey was distributed to past and prospective attendees, as well as industry manufacturers, to gauge the market leading into the new year. Additionally, for the first time, the 2020 report includes input on trends, issues and opportunities as outlined by representatives from industry associations regarding their respective areas of expertise. RELEASE | IMAGE


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Considering joining ASHRAE?  With over 56,000 members worldwide, there are benefits no matter where you go. Take a look here for a list of benefits and resources at your disposal.  If you’re a Student member, did you know there’s a program designed to help you transition to Associate grade membership after graduation, at a reduced rate?  Check out SmartStart for more information.  Contact [email protected] if you have any questions!

Here is a summary of the chapter membership numbers.

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2019-20 YTD


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

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 9th  Building Acoustics – Architectural & HVAC 

Jeff Boldt

  Acoustic & Vibration Isolation Fundamentals
Oct 14th Fan Energy Index (FEI) Ron Wroblewski   Student Night Fan Engineering
Nov 11th Ethics Devin  Abellon DL Membership  
Dec 9th Controlled Environment Agriculture Dan Dettmers Research Promotion  
Jan 13th 2020 RP Research Projects

 Svien Morner
Scott Hackel Joe Zhou
Mike Meteyer

Feb 10th  High-Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems Rocky Moore CTTC  Fault Detection and Diagnostics
Mar 9th Cold Climates DL Erich Binder Student  
Apr 13th        
May 11th         
Jun 9th Golf Outing 55th Annual  n/a    


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Society News Releases

Recent ASHRAE Press Releases

ASHRAE Releases Smart Grid Application Guide: Integrating Facilities with the Electric Grid
ATLANTA (January 29, 2020) – ASHRAE announced the release of its Smart Grid Application Guide: Integrating Facilities with the Electric Grid.

U.S. DOE Finalizes Rule Clarifying Use of ASHRAE Energy Conservation Standard
ATLANTA (January 17, 2020)  ASHRAE is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Energy has issued a final rule, clarifying that DOE must meet its statutory requirements to adopt ASHRAE Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Standard 90.1 energy conservation levels...···

ASHRAE Breaks Ground on Global Headquarters Renovation Project
ATLANTA (January 10, 2020) – ASHRAE today held a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction on its new global headquarters renovation project.

For more pressroom information follow this link.

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Website / Newsletter

ASHRAE 2019-2024 Strategic Plan

Mission: To serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.

Vision: A healthy and sustainable built environment for all.




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