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Madison, Wisconsin Chapter 

May 2019  

President’s Message


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 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! 

THe YEA (Young Engineers in ASHRAE) committee is also lining up a final YEA event for the year at Capitol Brewery. Check out the events calendar at for more information.

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!

Have a great summer!

Cam Klein

Madison ASHRAE Chapter President 2018-2019
[email protected]

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Golf Outing

2019 Madison Chapter of ASHRAE Golf Outing
The LAST Days to Sign-UP! 

We have a Diamond Sponsorship Available and several Hole sponsorships: Get your foursome's together and submit your names!
June 10th, 2019

Stoughton Country Club

Stoughton Country Club

ASHRAE's 2019 Annual Golf Outing is set with many new exciting changes, so it is time to get your foursome's together and register.

This year will be shotgun start with a scramble fomat of play.  The number of golfers will be limited, so don't miss your chance.

Golf, card, lunch and Dinner is included in the fees.  If you want to join us for dinner, you may do that as well.

The Schedule is:

  • 10:30    Registration Opens
  • 11:30    Instruction and Shot Gun Start - Scramble Format
  • 12:00    Box Lunch Served on the Course
  •   4:45    Cocktail Hour - Cash Bar
  •   5:45    White Linen Dinner
  •   6:15    Program, Awards, Raffle, Recognition
  •   7:30    Adjornment


Sponsorship available on the same page

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 Hole Sponsorships.  The benefits are included in the registrations.  

Contact [email protected].

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Sustainable Building Forum                            REGISTER

Transform your portfolio and your business

Doug Farr

Special keynote by:

Doug Farr
President and Founding Principal
Farr Associates

Deemed one of the 100 most influential urbanists of all time, Doug Farr is a legend in his own right. Fresh off the heels of his new book, Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future, join us for an inspiring breakfast keynote with this sustainable design advocate and trailblazer. Learn more.

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.


  7:30 am - 11:30 am

Monona Terrace
1 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703

Early registration encouraged. Light breakfast included.


Call 608.210.7114 or email our registration contact.

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, as well as other relevant ASHRAE activities.

Sagar Rao

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

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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!

 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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Society Conference-Meeting

2019 annual Conference
We hope you plan to attend the 2019 Annual Conference in Kansas City, MO. We're excited to offer another top-notch technical program, new and exciting tours, and fun social events.
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
  • Professional Development
  • 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 Courses are 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.
See what's planned for 2019 and register by April 28 to take advantage of early bird rates.
Register Now
Justify My Attendance
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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



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 High Performance Building Design - What the Future Holds  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 and AIA Sign MoU to Join Forces to Improve Sustainability
ATLANTA (May 28, 2019) – ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.

ASHRAE Signs MoU Agreement with the International District Energy Association
ATLANTA (May 24, 2019) – ASHRAE and the International District Energy Association (IDEA) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.

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.

ASHRAE Launches New Refrigeration Webpage
ATLANTA (May 16, 2019) – ASHRAE announced the launch of a webpage to encourage the advancement of refrigeration technology and its application.

ASHRAE Signs MoU Agreement with New Buildings Institute
ATLANTA (May 15, 2019) – ASHRAE and New Buildings Institute (NBI) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.

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