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©2019, ASHRAE Chapter 095
Madison, Wisconsin Chapter 

September 2019  

President’s Message


We are looking foward to a great year.  Join us for our first meeting.  Jason Boatman has a great slot of meeting presentations for us, so look for more information soon!

Paul Schack

Madison ASHRAE Chapter President 2019-2020
[email protected]

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Meeting Announcement

September 9th, 2019


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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Great Dane - Fitchburg
2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Great Dane - Fitchburg
Building Acoustics

$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) - Acoustic & Vibration Isolation Fundamentals

Dinner - 6:15 pm

Main Presentation - 7:00 pm Building Acoustics – Architectural & HVAC  

Presented by:


IMEG - Managing Principal and the Director of Innovation and Quality

About the presenter:

Jeff is a Managing Principal and the Director of Innovation and Quality at IMEG a 1300+ person firm. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with 40 years’ experience in HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and acoustical design. He is registered in both Mechanical and Fire Protection engineering.

Jeff is an ASHRAE Fellow. He chairs the Mechanical Subcommittee of the ASHRAE’s 90.1 Energy Standard and the working groups dealing with Hydronics, Elevators/Escalators, and Duct System Leakage. Jeff is also a member of ASHRAE Guideline 36 (Standardized Control Sequences), SPC-215 (Duct Leakage), TC8.6 Cooling Towers, and TC 3.6 (Water Treatment). Jeff has watched and rated every ASHRAE Annual and Winter meeting presentation since 2004.

Jeff has nearly, sort of, an MS in Acoustical Design and Noise Control.

He has served as Project Manager and Design Engineer on many award-winning projects; including the Agronomy Laboratory, which won the ASHRAE International Technology Award for the best HVAC design of the year and appeared on the cover of the ASHRAE Journal.

Jeff is LEEDAP accredited and received ASHRAE’s High-performance Building Design Professional accreditation.

Jeff is a member of ASHRAE, ASHE, ICC, SFPE, WHEA, and the WHEA Code Committee.

Since 2012 Jeff has had articles published in the ASHRAE Journal (How 90.1-2010 Will Affect Healthcare Facilities, 2015 Hydronics 101 & Hydronics 102), in CSE Magazine (Updates to ASHRAE 90.1, What’s New in ASHRAE 90.1-2013, How Standard 90.1-2010 Will Affect HVAC Designs, and Selecting Pipe and Piping Materials), and in Engineered Systems (Acoustical Issues in Healthcare and Humidification: Options, Amines, and the Effects of ASHRAE Standards 62.1 and 170).

Jeff will be one of the authors of ASHRAE’s Engineers Notebook standing column starting in 2020. If you have an idea and want to coauthor, let him know!


Dinner will be Food Choice

Entrée Options

Pub Burger - 7oz fresh beef, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, cheddar cheese, brioche, cooked to medium

Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas - Seasoned chicken, poblano, fresh salsa, cheese, chipotle BBQ sauce, cilantro rice, black beans

Turkey Avocado - Honey pepper bacon, sprouts, tomato, garlic aioli, sprouted 9-grain, brebread

Mediterranean Plate - Homemade hummus, barley-quinoa tabbouleh, falafel, tomato, cucumber, onion, feta, Kalamata olives, grilled pita, tzatziki sauce


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Golf Outing

The 2019 Madison Chapter Golf Classic was a success. We increased participation and enjoyed an almost perfect day. On behalf of ASHRAE, a big THANK YOU to our major sponsors:

  • Mitsubishi/Trane VRF
  • Renewaire
  • 1901 Inc.
  • The Glacier Group
  • Masters Building Solutions
  • Automated Components Inc.

As we begin to plan the 2020 event, we will be looking to expand our sponsorship opportunities and introduce additional fun events. Thanks to all that participated and we look forward to an even bigger and better event in 2020!

John Kelley
Golf Committee
[email protected]

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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.

Joe Zhou

Senior Researcher, Slipstream


TC 1.4 Controls Theory and Applications – Corresponding Member

  • A new Controls Description Language (CDL) is proposed (by DOE) to standardize the future building control program coding.
  • A research project RP-1711 is ongoing to develop “Best in Class” control sequences for hydronic systems.

TC 7.5 Smart Building Systems – Member, Handbook subcommittee co-chair

  • A special research project is ongoing to write a “Smart Grid Application Guide for Building Professionals.” Team members include GDS Associates, Slipstream, and Allen Jones Consulting.
  • Start to review and revise Chapter 42 “Supervisory Control Strategies and Optimization” and Chapter 61 “Smart Building Systems” of the ASHRAE HVAC Applications Handbook for the next cycle (will publish in 2023)

Other Involvement

  • Standing Guideline Project Committee SGPC036 “High-Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems” – voting member.
  • Standard Project Committee SPC 211 – “Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits” -voting member.
  • ASHRAE Research Project RP 1804 “Actual Energy Performance of Secondary Schools and Medium Offices Designed to Comply with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010,” Principal Investigator.
  • ASHRAE Research Project RP 1819 “CO2 Demand Controlled Ventilation in Multiple Zone VAV Systems with Multiple Recirculation Paths,” Co-Principal Investigator.
  • ASHRAE Special Research Project “Smart Grid Application Guide for Building Professionals,” Key author.
  • ASHRAE Madison Chapter CTTC Chair for 2019~2020.
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Research Promotion

Region VI is a large receipient of ASHRAE's research funds.  At the last Annual meeting, a report was provided of the resarch projects in the region.  See below the research on going or completed.  Note the Big 10 Universities doing research fro our industry.  Help us and donate to the RP Campaign.

1196-RP 6.01 30,000 IOWA STATE UNIV. - Ames, IA Active  
1450-RP SSPC 62.2 174,539 U. ILLINOIS  - Champaign, IL   Completed Jul. 2017
1507-RP 3.01 102,500 SAFETY CONSULTING ENGINEERS. INC. - Schaumberg, IL Active  
1602-RP 10.01 145,217 U. WISCONSIN - Madison, WI   Completed Mar. 2016
1607-RP 6.09 142,461 U. WISCONSIN - Madison, WI   Completed Jun. 2017
1651-RP MTG.ET 200,000 GARD ANALYTICS, INC. -  Park Ridge, IL   Completed Apr. 2016
1677-RP 8.05 169,699 U. ILLINOIS  - Champaign, IL Active  
1681-RP 4.01 124,667 IOWA STATE UNIV. - Ames, IA   Completed Nov. 2016
1692-URP 2.07 100,000 IBHS (The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety)   Richburg, SC   Completed Nov. 2017
1710-RP 4.05 112,146 IOWA STATE UNIV. - Ames, IA Active  
1712-RP 8.10 154,000 SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING. GROUP, LLC - Madison , WI   Completed  Jan. 2018
1719-RP 6.09 83,900 GARD ANALYTICS, INC. -  Park Ridge, IL   Completed  Dec. 2018
1769-RP 5.01 136,700 AMCA International Inc. - Arlington Heights, IL Active  
1808-RP MTG.Low            GWP 115,000 CREATIVE THERMAL SOLUTIONS - Urbana, IL   Completed  Jan. 2019
1814-RP 2.08   SEVENTHWAVE - Madison, WI NEW  
1821-RP RBC 195,000 NEW BUILDING INSTITUTE - Portland, OR    
CO-RP 3 9.06 38,600 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEALTHCARE ENGINEERS (ASHE) - Chicago, IL   Completed Jun. 2019
GIA 18-19 8.05 10,000 U. ILLINOIS  - Jun Li Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid  
GIA 18-19 7.06 10,000 IOWA STATE UNIV. - Huyen Thanh Do Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid  
GIA 17-18 7.01 10,000 ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECH. - Haoran Zhao Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid  
REGION VI   2,139,204      

      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,

Research Promotion Chair
[email protected]

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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, Lucas Miller, Amanda Plachinski  and Sagar Rao.

Here is a summary of the chapter membership numbers.

Area Assigned Members



2019-20 YTD


Current Membership (Feb)





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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 9th  Building Acoustics – Architectural & HVAC 

Jeff Boldt

  Acoustic & Vibration Isolation Fundamentals
Oct 14th      Student Night  
Nov 11th     Membership  
Dec 9th     Research Promotion  
Jan 13th 2020  


Feb 10th     CTTC   
Mar 9th     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 Seeks Papers for Fourth International Conference on Efficient Building Design
ATLANTA (July 23, 2019) – ASHRAE announced a call for papers for the Fourth International Conference on Efficient Building Design to be held Oct. 1-2, 2020, at the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

ASHRAE Releases New HVAC Applications Handbook
ATLANTA (July 11, 2019) – ASHRAE announced the release of its 2019 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Applications.

ASHRAE Releases 2019-2024 Strategic Plan
ATLANTA (July 1, 2019) – ASHRAE is pleased to announce the release of a new strategic plan to guide the society's work over the next five years.

ASHRAE Wraps Up 2019 Annual Conference
ATLANTA (June 28, 2019) – Sustainable energy, building performance and refrigeration technologies were just some of the topics of great interest to HVAC&R professionals from around the world...

ASHRAE Celebrates World Refrigeration Day
ATLANTA (June 26, 2019) – ASHRAE is celebrating the important role refrigeration and air conditioning play globally across many aspects of modern life on World Refrigeration Day, June 26.

For more pressroom information follow this link.

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