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We are winding down the year but finishing out strong with a couple of fun events. The Golf outing is coming up on June 10. Head over to https://ashraemadison.org/Golf for more information. The committee has made a couple of upgrades to streamline the event, enhance the food at dinner, and provide interesting attractions on and off the course. Get your foursomes together and come join us for a great time!
Thanks again for your Chapter involvement. This year the Board of Governors successfully increased the behind-the-scenes efficiency of the Chapter. We also upgraded the monthly meetings with Distinguished Lecturers and a wide variety of topics, and hope you felt them beneficial. We plan to build on this next year as Paul Schack takes the reins and leads us into the next decade of Madison ASHRAE.
We have a couple of months off for summer. This fall will be a great time to get your feet wet if you are interested in Chapter activities, or get re-engaged if you have taken a hiatus. Bring your perspectives to the Chapter operations and make it your own!
In the meantime, have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you again this September!
Would you like to still support the Madison Chapter of ASHRAE, RP and Student Scholarships with sponsoring the outing, the follow the sign-up link and commit to the sponsorship levels of Diamond, Gold and HoleSponsorships. The benefits are included in the registrations.
Many firms have at least one or two showcase projects that have reached aspirational sustainable design goals. The challenge is to maintain this level of performance across a portfolio and move your business on a path to deeper sustainability. Is it a technology problem or a people problem?
Join us to examine approaches that will challenge and empower your team to foster an organization-wide culture of sustainability. Learn about small and realistic changes to projects, operations and employee engagement that can lead to profitability. Expert speakers and facilitators will share success stories and highlight real-world tactics to overcome internal and external barriers. Whether you are in a leadership role, project manager or a sustainability champion at your company, this workshop is for you.
Who should attend? Architects, sustainability specialists, building owners, developers, mechanical and electrical engineers, project managers, general contractors, city and community stakeholders, business owners and anyone interested in creating a vibrant workplace culture infused with sustainability.
Early registration encouraged! Make sure you’re at the table during this interactive and engaging morning. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited.
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, as well as other relevant ASHRAE activities.
Affiliated Engineers, Inc., Building Performance Consultant
TC 4.5 Fenestration – Research Chair
We recently completed RP-1714: “Effects of Dynamic Shading Devices on Daylighting and Energy Performance of Perimeter Zones”. This scope of work includes experimental validation and the results will be published at the winter conference in 2020. The committee is also working on updating u-factors, solar heat gain coefficients and visible transmittances of standard fenestration units made from representative fenestration frame and glazing systems in Chapter 15 of the Handbook of Fundamentals. We believe these updates will go a long way in facilitating performance-conscious building design. Two key items in our future research plan include - i) adding a section on visual comfort implications of fenestration selection to the handbook of fundamentals, and ii) the development of guidelines for the operation of manual and automated shading systems. We are actively looking to expand our roster and invite interested individuals to participate in the upcoming annual meetings in Kansas City.
TC 4.7 Energy Calculations – Liaison
TC 7.6 Building Data Exchange Subcommittee – Contributing Member
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?
Check out the new technical program tracks for the Annual Conference in Kansas City:
Optimization in HVAC&R
Commissioning New & Existing Buildings
Occupant Health & Safety
Modeling Throughout the Building LifeCylce
Radiant Heating & Cooling
The 7th Annual Research Summit track offers more sessions than ever covering the latest developments in ASHRAE sponsored research.
Hybrid Tours will take place for the first time ever in Kansas City. These tours offer general, site seeing experiences with a representative from the local ASHRAE Host Committee to provide technical, back-of-house information. Tours can be included with your conference registration.
Conference Keynote Speaker, Mike Massimino, Former NASA astronaut, Sr. Advisor for Space Programs for the Intrepid Museum & Author of Spaceman will share his experiences and personal stories of inspiration, teamwork, and leadership.
5 New ALI Coursesare available and can be added to your conference registration. New courses includeGuideline 36: Best in Class HVAC Control Sequences, IgCC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Technical Provisions, and more.
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, David Baldus and Chase Hendrix.
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
Current Membership (Feb)
Contact the Madison Chapter Membership Chair, [email protected] if you have questions or comments about ASHRAE Membership.
ASHRAE Signs MoU Agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Energy ATLANTA (May 23, 2019) – ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.