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January 2019  

President’s Message

All,

Happy New Year!

We are moving smoothly into 2019 with a two-pronged meeting next Wednesday. We will start with an optional 4 PM session, in which we are fortunate to have ASHRAE Society Vice President and Distinguished Lecturer Julia Keen. She will be available to discuss the challenges associated with maintaining productivity and profit for businesses. She can also offer unique insights based on her perspectives as a successful woman in the industry, as a consultant, in academia, and as a national level officer in ASHRAE. We will then give Julia a break while Tim Parbs presents an introductory technical session on steam piping. After dinner Julia will present on opportunities to improve employee satisfaction and company profit.

Annual CTTC award nominations are due soon. Reach out to Committee Chair James VanderZanden at CTTC@ashraemadison.org for details.

Our Region is putting together a Government Outreach Day this spring, in which members will have the opportunity to meet at the State Capitol in Madison and meet their legislators. Let me know if you are interested in further details.

Cam Klein

Madison ASHRAE Chapter President 2018-2019
President@ashraemadison.org

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Meeting Announcement

January 9th, 2019   WEDNESDAY

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT NOON ON MONDAY, JANUARY 7TH!

Add Meeting To Calendar

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Inn West
1109 Fourier Drive
Madison, WI 53717
Holiday Inn & Suites - Madison West
Targeting Success - Improve Employee Satisfaction & Profit

$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) - Tim Parbs Steam 101 - Black Magic and Myths about Steam Piping in today's HVAC world. 

Steam 101 - Black Magic and Myths about Steam Piping in today's HVAC World

Dinner - 6:00 pm

Main Presentation - 7:00 pm - Julia Keen, Society Vice President & Distingushed Lecturer

Technical Presentation Highlights:

Design Guidelines for Efficient and Effective Use of Steam

Presenter: Tim Parbs - Badger Thermal and Associate Member of ASHRAE 

Tim Parbs is the president of Badger Thermal Unlimited LLC, a manufacturer's rep/distributer serving Wisconsin and surrounding areas. He is also a principal with Advanced Steam Technology Co. LLC, a manufacturer of ultra-high efficiency steam heating equipment.  He has over 30 years of experience working with steam systems. His areas of focus are process improvement, safety and energy savings. He works with all types of facilities including commercial, industrial, institutional, power plants, food & beverage, chemical and paper mills.  He provides technical assistance and training, as well as field surveys and steam energy audits. He also conducts frequent Steam Energy Seminars in a glass-piped demo room.  Tim is an associate member of ASHRAE.

Main Meeting Presentation:

Targeting Success - Improve Employee Satisfaction & Profit

As the building design and construction industry looks at the composition of the future workforce it is clear that the demographics of today will need to change to meet future demand for employees. It is projected that this change will include increasing the number of women employed in the building design and construction industry. We have seen an increase in young women enrolling in STEM disciplines at the university level and an improvement in the numbers attaining college degrees, but we have not seen the same increase in the percent of women employed in the STEM workforce. This inconsistency can be attributed to poor retention of women once they enter the profession. This presentation will address why women leave the industry and what can be done to help increase retention. This is an important topic for our industry as a whole as well as for employers trying to minimize turn-over and maximize productivity and profit.

Presenter

Julia Keen

Professor of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science at Kansas State University

Julia Keen is a Professor of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science at Kansas State University holding the Bob and Betty Tointon Engineering endowed chair. She also owns her own consulting company, Keen Designs, PA. Her specific areas of interest include HVAC design, energy codes, high performance design, HVAC education, and the advancement of women in the building design and construction industry.

Julia Keen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University. Upon graduation, she worked as a Mechanical/Electrical Project Engineer in Waterloo, Iowa. In this capacity she was responsible for the design of building systems from initial planning stages through final project inspection and completion.  Julia was involved in new and retrofit projects including hospitals, health clinics, assisted-living and nursing facilities, education facilities, office buildings, retail facilities, dormitories, and churches. In July 2003, Julia accepted a faculty position with K-State in the Architectural Engineering and Construction Science Department.

She completed her Master’s degree in Architectural Engineering (2005) and her Doctorate (2010) in Education both from K-State. She is a Licensed Mechanical Professional Engineer in Kansas and Iowa and holds two ASHRAE Certifications - High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) and Building Energy Audit Professional (BEAP).

 

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CTTC

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.

 

Daniel Dettmers

Quest/Therma-Stor, Sales Engineer

Involvement

  • TC10.01 (CUSTOM ENGINEERED REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS): Handbook Subcom Chair
  • TC10.02 (AUTOMATIC ICEMAKING PLANTS AND SKATING RINKS): Vice Chair
    • Developing research projects related to the interaction between the air (HVAC) and the ice (Refrigeration)
  • TC10.05 (REFRIGERATED PROCESSING AND STORAGE): Webmaster
    • Developing research projects to compare the efficacy and efficiency of various loading dock dehumidification techniques
    • Responsible for over 1/3rd of the chapters in the ASHRAE Refrigeration Handbook
  • TC10.08 (REFRIGERATION LOAD CALCULATION): Program Subcom Chair
    • Actively involved in the fundamental education of the refrigeration community in the development of load calculations for low temperature building environments.

While it may seem early, now is a good time to start thinking about the annual ASHRAE Technology Awards. 

Established in 1990–1991, the Technology Awards Program applies to new and retrofit applications in seven categories: Commercial Buildings, Institutional Buildings, Health Care Facilities, Industrial Facilities or Processes, Public Assembly, Residential and Alternative or Renewable Energy Use, with separate categories for New and Existing Buildings. 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 were able to send two projects to the regional level, where they were awarded in their category. 

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 2019.) 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. 

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

James R. Vander Zanden, P.E.
AHSRAE – Madison Chapter – CTTC Chair
608-819-0178
vanderzanden@jdreng.com


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.

Daniel Dettmers

Quest/Therma-Stor, Sales Engineer

Involvement

  • TC10.01 (CUSTOM ENGINEERED REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS): Handbook Subcom Chair
  • TC10.02 (AUTOMATIC ICEMAKING PLANTS AND SKATING RINKS): Vice Chair
    • Developing research projects related to the interaction between the air (HVAC) and the ice (Refrigeration)
  • TC10.05 (REFRIGERATED PROCESSING AND STORAGE): Webmaster
    • Developing research projects to compare the efficacy and efficiency of various loading dock dehumidification techniques
    • Responsible for over 1/3rd of the chapters in the ASHRAE Refrigeration Handbook
  • TC10.08 (REFRIGERATION LOAD CALCULATION): Program Subcom Chair
    • Actively involved in the fundamental education of the refrigeration community in the development of load calculations for low temperature building environments.

 

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Historical

A Past President’s Reflection

To me ASHRAE is an organization of members dedicated to the “sharing” of our knowledge for the benefit of all. Sharing is both receiving and giving. We all receive the benefits from the ASHRAE handbooks, The ASHRAE Journal, the newsletters, the meetings, and conferences sponsored by ASHRAE. But what about the giving back? Someone has to give in order for us to receive. Someone has to plan the meetings, organize the conferences, write the papers, and raise the money for research.

I felt a need to give back and share my knowledge. Being an active participant in ASHRAE is one way I could give back. Going through the Board of Governors and the chairs gave me a chance to give back. I learned more about ASHRAE, felt good about planning and executing the chapter meetings, felt good about raising money for research and scholarships, and had the chance to interact with other board members and with other chapters at the CRCs.

I am proud to have served you and would recommend to all of you to find your way to give back.

Gene Nelson
2007-2008 Madison ASHRAE Chapter President

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Research Promotion

The Madison Chapter was incredibly generous at the December Meeting and as a result the RP Raffle generated over $700!  Thank you all for your support and please continue by contributing to Madison's RP goal at any level comfortable to you. Every donation helps! To donate, follow this link:  DONATE

 

We would also like to thank our local contractors and vendors, without their support this fund raiser would not have been possible.

1901, Inc.

General Heating and Air Conditioning

JF Ahern

Trane Company

RenewAire

Masters Building Solutions

Temperature Systems, Inc.

The Glacier Group

 

For mor about RP and the needs for funds view the this video:

     ASHRAE RP: Six Types of Funds

Interested in what research is currently taking place and it's status?  Follow this link for the abstracts of the current ASHRAE research.

The ASHRAE website has more information on the RP page. Follow this link to see all the information available about RP. 

If you have questions about Research Promotion please don't hesitate to reach out directly me.

Thank you,

Alex Bakel
Research Promotion Chair

E: Alex.Bakel@Trane.com
D: (608) 838-5114

www.ashraemadison.org

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Society Conference-Meeting

Our Region VI of ASHRAE's international Society, will host a dinner on Sunday, January 13th in Atlanta to meet our peer volunteers of our Region and will join Region VI (just east of us).  We will dine at Park Bar, which is adjacent to Centenntial Park.  Please plan to join us.  The dinner is $55 which includes a the complete meal, excluding alcohol.   
You can pay on-line through Region VI Dinner.  You may sign up on a Google Sheet and pay later.
We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

2019 Winter Conference
 
 
We hope you enjoyed the 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Chicago, and plan to attend the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo in Atlanta this January. You can expect the same high quality technical program, fun and informative tours, social events and more, all with a side of Southern hospitality! 
 
 
  • Construction, O&M of High Performance 
    Systems
  • Common System Misapplications
  • Comfort and Indoor Air Quality
  • Building Energy, Renewables and Natural Systems
  • Engineer's Role in Architecture
The AHR Expo and conference technical sessions both take place at the Georgia World Congress Center, a short walk from the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center.
The Conference Keynote Speaker, Grant Imahara, was one of the hosts of Discovery Channel's MythBusters for almost a decade, and will be speaking at the Saturday Plenary Session.
5 New ALI Courses are available and can be added to your conference registration. New courses include Advanced Designs for Net Zero Buildings, Choosing the Right Energy Code for your Project—IECC 2018 or ASHRAE 90.1-2016, and more. 

 

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Student Activities

Engineers: Invent Amazing  Celebrate. Volunteer. Connect.

Celebrate how engineers make a difference

Volunteer to engage students in engineering

Connect with other volunteers and educators

Engineers Week--the only event of its kind--is a time to:

  • Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world
  • Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers
  • Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents

More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference.

DiscoverE.org/EngineersWeek

  #Eweek2019

Engineers Week 2018 Message from International Space Station

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Meeting Minutes

Below are links to recent meeting minutes:

Board of Govenors:
     October 2018
September 2018

General Meetings:
     November 2018
     October 2018

 

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Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer's Reports for the noted months.

October 2018

Jason Boatman
Madison Chapter Treasurer
Treasurer@ashraemadison.org 

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Government Affairs Committee

Government Affairs was named from Grassroots Governments Activities Committee(GGAC).  Look forward to updates from this committee here.  One of the society resources is this every other week update.  Subscribe at the link below.

Government Affairs Update
 
 
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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Membership

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, Shawn Shiveler 

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

 266 

 

2018-19 YTD

 

Current Membership (Oct)

267 

 Dec  

 

 

New Members

 

3

10

 

New Students

 

0

0

 

Cancellations

 

3

15

 

Student Cancellations

 

0

1

 

Grade Advancement

 

0

1

 


Contact the Madison Chapter Membership Chair, membership@ashraemadison.org 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        Research Promotion  
Jan 9th 2019  Targeting Success - Improve Employee Satisfaction & Profit

 Julia Keen
(DL)

    Design Guidelines for Efficient and Effective Use of Steam
Feb 11th  Sharon Bessa     CTTC   
Mar 11th  Energy Reduction in Labs   Gordon Sharp (DL)   Student  
Apr 8th         
May 13th   High Performance Bldg Design   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 Publishes Updated Residential, Construction Standard)
ATLANTA (Dec. 18, 2018) – ASHRAE has released an updated edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.2-2018 Energy-Efficient Design of Low Rise Residential Buildings.

ASHRAE Announces Call for Papers for Energy Research and Development Conference
ATLANTA (Nov. 28, 2018) – ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for the 7th International Conference On Energy Research and Development (ICERD), Nov. 19-21, 2019 in Kuwait.

ASHRAE Leadership Addresses Canada House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources
ATLANTA (Nov. 21, 2018) – Sheila J. Hayter, P.E. 2018-2019 ASHRAE president, and Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., 2018-2019 ASHRAE president-elect, testified before the Standing Committee on Natural Resources at the House of Commons of Canada on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

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Website / Newsletter

Historical Moment:

 

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