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June 2020  

President’s Message

Fellow Madison ASHRAE Members,

As the 2019-2020 ASHRAE year comes to a close, I want to personally thank each and every member for your participation and efforts in supporting our local Madison ASHRAE chapter.  We had an excellent year consisting of a broad overview of presentations and vibrant speakers, unprecedented attendance at a YEA event, and a record-breaking four Distinguished Lecturer chapter meetings.  A tremendous thank you goes out to our local board of governors and chair members for everyone’s efforts in coordinating all of these events, speakers, and activities, as well as putting in the volunteer time at meetings and regional events to promote ASHRAE. 

Speaking of chair members and BOG positions, we have a multitude of open positions available and WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! Due to a couple of member relocations and the transition of members to new roles into 2020-2021, we have opens positions available including Member at Large, treasurer, and secretary positions, as well as an open Research Promotion chair position.  Please help keep our momentum going into next year and volunteer to be a part of ASHRAE.  Limited role positions are available for anyone who might want to just participate in a ‘part-time’ role or single year trial run to help us out.  Please reach out to me or Jason Boatman with interest and/or questions.   

Please read through the Newsletter highlights below. Many thanks to Mark Miller for his efforts in assembling this information.  Notice that the GOLF OUTING is on!!! Start assembling your foursomes and get those sponsorships in for our largest single fundraising event of the year!!

Thank you again for all your support this year and for allowing me to fill the role of President.  You’re in great hands with Jason Boatman taking the helm for next year, and please continue to support ASHRAE however you’re able and spread the word to others for continued involvement in our local chapter! 

Paul Schack

Madison ASHRAE Chapter President 2019-2020
[email protected]

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Meeting Announcement

Dear Madison ASHRAE Member/Supporter:

The 49th Madison ASHRAE Golf Outing will be a day of great socialization and just plain fun. There will be golf, lunch, dinner, door prizes, raffle and flag events.  

We will have our outing again at the Stoughton Country Club on Monday, August 10, 2020. We 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 are $200.00 each; however, we encourage you to be a beverage sponsor by donating another $50.00. 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 Research Promotion Funds. Note that, this year, any corporate donation to ASHRAE Research of $500 or more will receive a free hole sponsorship, while a corporate or individual donation of $250 or more will qualify as a drink sponsor.  We thank you for your donation and your continued support in making this a very successful outing every year. 

10:00-10:45 AM.     Registration 
11:30 AM                 Shot Gun Tee Time
4:45 PM                   19TH Hole 
5:45 PM                   Dinner 
6:15 PM                   Program, Awards, Raffle and Recognition 
7:15 PM                   Depart

Contact:

Ryan Youngdahl, Mark Miller, Mitch Martinez, Michael Johnson

Golf Outing Chairpersons
g[email protected]

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Society Conference-Meeting

ASHRAE's 2020 Virtual Conference:

92 Technical Sessions for just $99!

Now more than ever, you need ASHRAE's technical content. That is why we are offering timely, relevant content at a significantly reduced price. The 2020 Virtual Conference includes 92 technical sessions (300 speakers) with PDHs for only $99 for members. That is about $1 per session!

Join live or listen later, it's up to you! Registration includes access to all technical content (on-demand for 18 months), live sessions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual networking happy hours, and updates from Society leaders.

What to Expect

80 on-demand sessions + 12 live sessions = 92 technical Sessions
at your fingertips for 18 months.

On-demand Technical Program: Available Monday, June 22

  • 80 sessions accessible on your terms for 18 months
  • Conference proceedings. Download the technical papers, conference papers and extended abstracts. 

Live Four Day Event: Monday, June 29 - July 2

  • 12 featured technical sessions presented live and available for download
  • Sessions addressing the latest information relating to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Live forum for Q&A with speakers
  • Access to scheduled live chat sessions with speakers for on-demand sessions
  • Virtual networking happy hours with specific topics and social focus
  • Leadership Moments providing updates from Society leaders

 

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Research Promotion

RP Committee & the RP Campaign

The Research Promotion Committee manages and supports both the Society-level fundraising and Chapter-level fundraising of the RP Campaign. Traditionally supporting just research, the RP Campaign was expanded 10 years ago to include support of Education & ALI, Endowed Research through ASHRAE Foundation, YEA programs, ASHRAE Scholarships, and the General/Unrestricted fund. Research, the backbone of ASHRAE, remains the primary fund of the program with over $2 million raised for this program annually.

If you have questions about a particular fund or the RP Campaign in general, please contact ASHRAE RP Staff at Headquarters.

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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Historical

History of the ASHRAE Handbook

From the ASHRAE Society website:

The lineage of the Handbook begins in 1922, when the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (ASH&VE) published its Heating and Ventilating Guide. Its purpose was stated as follows in its preface:

'The purpose of this new addition to the Society's publications is to provide the engineer, the architect and contractor alike, with a useful and reliable reference data book relating to the art of heating and ventilating. A wide range of data within the scope of the field is presented and every effort has been made to present the material in a practical and useful manner.'

Society Technical Committees, Task Groups, and individuals obtained data and prepared chapters using information from any authoritative source. Society-sponsored research provided much information.

ASH&VE, which later became the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE), published The Guide until 1961, when it was merged with the American Society of Refrigerating Engineers' (ASRE) Refrigerating Data Book, published since 1932, following the merger of the two societies in 1959. The combined publication was called the ASHRAE Guide and Data Book. Separate volumes were issued for Fundamentals and Equipment, and Applications.

In 1967, the information in the Guide and Data Book was regrouped into a Handbook of Fundamentals, with separate Systems, Applications, and Equipment volumes. In 1973, the Guide and Data Book was renamed the ASHRAE Handbook. In 1985, separate I-P and SI unit volumes were issued, and in 1986, a separate Refrigeration volume was established. Although volume groupings have shifted over the years, the name and the essential method by which the ASHRAE Handbook is compiled has continued to the present.

The Madison Chapter Historical Committee welcomes articles about a system, person, event or a company in our chapter; or an interview of a prominent chapter member. Systems you designed that have historical value (first of their kind or unique systems) also qualify. Articles do not need to have pictures or be interactive.

Please enjoy the company histories at the link below and send additional histories, interviews, or items of historical significance to the historical committee, at [email protected].

Historical Website: https://ashraemadison.org/Historical_Committee

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Membership

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.

Area Assigned Members

 265

 

2019-20 YTD

 

Current Membership (Nov)

258

May

 

 

New Members

 

2

15

 

New Students

 

0

1

 

Cancellations

 

2

24

 

Student Cancellations

 

0

9

 

Grade Advancement

 

0

0

 


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


Summary of Responses to ASHRAE’s Survey of the Impact of COVID-19 on Members Professionally and Their Businesses

Question 1: What do you anticipate will be the biggest challenge to you professionally after the COVID-19 pandemic recedes? (select no more than 2)

  • Feeling safe in public settings 47% 
  • Understanding new laws and regulations 27%
  • Restarting the business and getting new projects 38%
  • Hiring-related issues, such as finding a new job or finding skilled candidates to fill positions 9%
  • Rebounding from economic hardship 36%

Common themes from “Other” responses include: 

  • Being able to find and share scientific data and information as the economy in general and the building industry come back
  • Politicization of issues related to the pandemic
  • Finding the new “normal” in work, work settings, and interactions with customers and staff

Question 2: What do you anticipate will be the biggest challenge to the industry after the COVID-19 pandemic recedes? (select no more than 2)

  • Increased expectations for Personal Protection Equipment and other safety and hygiene practices 36%
  • Increased government or other official requirements 26%
  • Uncertainty about when and how the economy will rebound 61%
  • Impact of concerns about domestic and international travel on people and equipment 31%
  • Determination of how to re-open our office(s) 18%

Common themes from “Other” responses include:

  • Understanding, implementing and communicating new HVAC design requirements or expectations
  • Being able to find and share scientific data and information as the economy in general and the building industry come back 
  • Politicization of issues related to the pandemic

Question 3: What has the impact of the Coronavirus been on your work/workload?

  • Increased 19%
  • Decreased 36%
  • Stayed the same 40%
  • We have closed as a result/I have lost my job/I have been furloughed 4%

Question 4: Which of the following have you noticed in your work environment resulting from the coronavirus? (please select all that apply)

  • Common themes from “Other” responses include:
  • Tension between individuals who practice safety and hygiene activities and those who do not
  • Increase in number of calls and meetings above what took place before the pandemic
  • Increased expectations for work to occur outside normal business hours

For complete resulted follow this link:  COVID-19 Survey

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CRC

Vision 2020-Rescheduled for October

The 2020 ASHRAE Region VI Chapters Regional Conference (CRC ) hosted by the Central Illinois Chapter of ASHRAE has been rescheduled for October, 25th - 27th.  Ther is a lot more work to this re-arrangement, but plan to visit Peoria, Illinois.  Watch for an update! 

Region VI is comprised of 11 chapters in the Midwest, including St. Louis in the south, up through Iowa to Minnesota and into North Dakota, over to Wisconsin, and back down through Chicago and Central Illinois. This conference typically draws about 200 attendees, most of whom are ASHRAE members and are highly involved in the HVAC industry. The conference includes social events, ASHRAE business meetings for Region VI, as well as several technical presentations. This year, the technical presentations will be anchored in our theme of “Vision 2020”, which focuses on looking to the future of our industry.

https://ciashrae.org/reg6crc2020

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Golf Outing

Madison and Southeast Chapter Golfers,

The Golf Committee is excited to continue our golf outing by moving it to August.  We are confident it will be a great time and a place to be for all of the ASHRAE members and associates of southern Wisconsin.  Keep your calendar open for August 10th to visit Stoughton to golf at the wonderful Stoughton Country Club.They are ready for us to have a great day. A day of golf would be a good a great thing for all of us.

The committee has received some sponsorship support, so we are appreciative of the initial endorsement.  Sponsorships are still needed, so follow this link to look at the opportunities and get more information: ashraemadison.org/Golf. This is a great event to touch over 100 key people in the Madison and Wisconsin commercial built-up environment.   Get your name on the list.

We lost a key inspirational golfer and Madison Chapter Golf Chair in John Kelly.  John enjoyed golfing in Hawaiian shirts, so the plan is to encourage the dress attire to be in Hawaiian digs.  Get out your Hawaiian shirt and sign up to join us for a day of golf!

[email protected] 

 

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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 Erich Binder-(DL) Student  ASHRAE-How To Get Involved
Apr 13th Refrigerants Steve Kujak GoToMeeting  
May 11th Epidemic Task Force Bill Bahnfleth  GoToMeeting  
Aug 10th Golf Outing 49th Annual  n/a    

 

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Society News Releases

Recent ASHRAE Press Releases

ASHRAE Issues Statements on Relationship Between COVID-19 and HVAC in Buildings

ATLANTA (April 20, 2020) – ASHRAE has published two statements to define guidance on managing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease (Coronavirus) with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems in buildings.

ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Established
ATLANTA (March 31, 2020) –ASHRAE announced a Society-wide effort to respond to the current global COVID-19 pandemic and provide guidance on how to ensure that buildings are prepared for future epidemics.

ASHRAE Supports World Refrigeration Day 2020
ATLANTA (March 30, 2020) – ASHRAE has joined with associations and societies around the world in pledging support for World Refrigeration Day 2020 on June 26.

ASHRAE Offers Course on the Role of HVAC Systems on Infection Control
ATLANTA (March 23, 2020) – ASHRAE will offer a course on the role of HVAC systems in infection control in hospitals.

Call for Papers Announced for the 2021 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Chicago
ATLANTA (March 18, 2020) – ASHRAE announced a call for papers for its 2021 Winter Conference Jan. 23-27 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

Registration Open for ASHRAE Learning Institute’s 2020 Spring Online Course Series
ATLANTA (March 12, 2020) – Registration is now open for the 2020 Spring online instructor-led course series from ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI).

ASHRAE Resources Available to Address COVID-19 Concerns
ATLANTA (February 27, 2020) – ASHRAE, a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment, has developed proactive guidance to help address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns

For more pressroom information follow this link.

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Website / Newsletter

The lineage of the Handbook begins in 1922, when the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (ASH&VE) published its Heating and Ventilating Guide. Its purpose was stated as follows in its preface:

'The purpose of this new addition to the Society's publications is to provide the engineer, the architect and contractor alike, with a useful and reliable reference data book relating to the art of heating and ventilating. A wide range of data within the scope of the field is presented and every effort has been made to present the material in a practical and useful manner.'

Society Technical Committees, Task Groups, and individuals obtained data and prepared chapters using information from any authoritative source. Society-sponsored research provided much information.

ASH&VE, which later became the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE), published The Guide until 1961, when it was merged with the American Society of Refrigerating Engineers' (ASRE) Refrigerating Data Book, published since 1932, following the merger of the two societies in 1959. The combined publication was called the ASHRAE Guide and Data Book. Separate volumes were issued for Fundamentals and Equipment, and Applications.

In 1967, the information in the Guide and Data Book was regrouped into a Handbook of Fundamentals, with separate Systems, Applications, and Equipment volumes. In 1973, the Guide and Data Book was renamed the ASHRAE Handbook. In 1985, separate I-P and SI unit volumes were issued, and in 1986, a separate Refrigeration volume was established. Although volume groupings have shifted over the years, the name and the essential method by which the ASHRAE Handbook is compiled has continued to the present.

Sources:   

Flink, Carl H. 1969. History of ASHRAE Guide and Data Book. ASHRAE Journal (Dec. 1969).

Cansdale, James H., and MacPhee, Carl W. 1972. Technology Pacesetter: 1922---ASHRAE Guide and Data Book---1972. ASHRAE Journal (May).

ashrae.org/about/mission-and-vision/ashrae-industry-history/a-brief-history-of-the-ashrae-handbook

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