2021 ASHRAE Golf Outing

Outing Date: Monday July 26th, 2021

Our Chapter is moving forwards with holding the 20th Annual Wisconsin ASHRAE Chapter Mike Stram Open at the Chenequa Country Club.

Please fill out the online registration form below so we can begin to plan for another beautiful day out on the course. 

Online Registration Form

**Please Send Check In By Mail to:
c/o Mike Anderson (Hydro-Flo Products)
3655 N. 124th Street – Brookfield, WI 53005
For more information call: (414) 254-4968
or email : manderson@hydro-flo.com

Thank you for your support, we’ll be passing more information along as we get closer to the event.

The registration flyer can be downloaded here.

2021 June Virtual Meeting

Thomas M. Lawrence, Ph.D.

It is our pleasure to announce that the Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and the Milwaukee Chapter of CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) have partnered up to host a joint presentation on “Resilience in Building Design to Support a Resilient Society”. The presentation will be given by Thomas M. Lawrence, Ph.D.

Presentation Description:

GBCI Approved |1 CE Hour| 0920017336
AIA Approved | 1 LU/HSW | Lawrence05

A number of major events (natural and human caused) have led to an increased awareness of the need for our built environment to be designed and constructed for better resiliency. Take for example the hurricane induced shutdown of the electrical grid in Puerto Rico or the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy in the northeastern U.S in 2012. Buildings must also be able to adapt to human caused issues such as terrorist attacks, etc. These events point out the vulnerability of buildings and the built environment. This talk will cover the potential areas for focus in upgrading our systems for resiliency as well as some of the recent trends and technology changes needed for increasing our ability to maintain resiliency in the built environment. The topics covered will range from individual building systems up through the building, regional and societal levels.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Lawrence is the Mechanical Engineering program lead with the University of Georgia, and has nearly 40 years of professional experience. He spent the first 18 years in industry and after going back for his PhD at Purdue he has been at UGA since January 2004. He is the past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8 and is a member of the committee that wrote and maintains ASHRAE Standard 189.1 for High Performance Green Buildings. As an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, he gives seminars on green building design at venues around the world. Dr. Lawrence was named an ASHRAE Fellow in 2016 and is a Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors for ASHRAE.

Dr. Lawrence has a B.S. with Highest Distinction in Environmental Science from Purdue University (1978), a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University (1982) and a second M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Washington University in 1989. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in the spring of 2004.

Organization Links:
Milwaukee Chapter of CSI: https://csimilwaukee.org/
Wisconsin (Milwaukee) Chapter of ASHRAE: https://ashrae-wi.org/

Free to ASHRAE and CSI members only

Virtual Meeting (Via Zoom)

Disclaimer: This meeting will be automatically recorded for future viewing. By joining this meeting, you are consenting to be recorded.

Monday, June 14th, 2021
11:55 – 12:05 PM – Presentation Open to Participants
12:05 – 12:10 PM – Opening Remarks by ASHRAE & CSI
12:10 – 1:00 PM – Presentation
1:00 – 1:15 PM – Questions and Answers

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2021 February ASHRAE President Virtual Chapter Visit

Charles E. Gulledge III, 2020-21 ASHRAE President
Charles E. Gulledge III, 2020-2021 ASHRAE President


ASHRAE President Charles Gulledge will give a speech to both the Wisconsin and Illinois Chapters. The outline of the speech will be as follows:

  1. Summary:  Digital transformation is not simply associated with adopting new technical solutions. Knowledge needs to be captured and linked in such a way that ALL relevant stakeholders’ benefit. Doing so requires understanding of how to collect, store, and analyze data; so that it is insightful and actionable. The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0 focuses on reimagining the building industry by not only integrating industry segments, but technology. This presentation will examine how ASHRAE will lead the industry in becoming a part of the digital transformation that will guide the building industry into the next decade and beyond.
  2. Course Outline:
    • Transformation Connection
    • Current Industry State
    • Lean Collaboration
    • Digital Transformation
    • Off-Site Construction
    • The Digital Age of Connection
  3. Assessment of Learning (Objectives):
    • Assessment of Waste and lack of Productivity in the HVAC Ecosystem.
    • Understand the role of Lean and Collaboration in removing Waste
    • Implement Digital Technologies to improve Productivity and generate Value
    • Implement Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) strategies to remove Waste and improve Value
    • Evolve in a Digital World

Speaker Bio:

Gulledge has served as chair of the Members Council and the President-Elect Advisory Committee, chair of the Finance Committee, chair of the Standards Membership Ad Hoc Committee, chair of the Development Committee for Fundraising, and as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. He has held ASHRAE Society-level leadership roles on many standing committees, technical committees and presidential ad hoc committees.

In addition to his contributions to ASHRAE, Gulledge’s career in HVAC spans over 36 years. He entered the industry as an engineer-in-training with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, working on transit system infrastructure, vehicular tunnels and moveable swing-span bridges. Over his career, he has served the built world in the roles of a consulting engineer, municipal owner and design-build contractor. Gulledge is currently a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Environmental Air Systems, LLC.  He is registered as a professional engineer in the states of North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama and Virginia.

Gulledge’s comprehensive design, construction and operational portfolio covers a variety of  market sectors; including transportation, commercial, educational, institutional, lodging, sports, mission critical, life sciences, healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, industrial, archival, historical, and hospitality. 

Gulledge is a 1983 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

12:00- 1:00

Virtual Meeting (Via Zoom)

Disclaimer: This meeting will be automatically recorded for future viewing. By joining this meeting, you are consenting to be recorded.

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2021 January Chapter Meeting


ASHRAE is a complex non-governmental organization that uses the volunteer efforts of some 53,000 members to advance the arts and sciences of HVAC&R to promote a healthy and sustainable built environment for all of humanity.  This presentation will show, briefly, the administrative mechanism used to meet this mission.

Speaker Bio:

Mr. Hermans has had a career that covers most of the buildings industry over 45 years: Ellerbe Becket and AECOM – HVAC design hospitals, clinics, assisted living, laboratories; University of Minnesota Physical Plant then University Hospital and Clinics then the Saint Paul Public School District – General Manager Operations and Maintenance; Center for Energy and Environment – engineering research and building commissioning. McQuay International then Daikin Applied Americas – Applications manager, graduate school instructor.

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Session info: 12:00 Intro
12:05- 12:30

12:30-12:45 Questions
12:45-1:00 Breakout sessions/ Networking

Virtual Meeting (Via Zoom)

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2021 January Virtual Meeting

Ty Newell co-founder of Build Equinox

Smart Ventilation for Health and Covid-19 Mitigation

Smart ventilation systems efficiently automate indoor air quality management. We will discuss characteristics of smart ventilation, including impacts of air quality on health, cognition, work productivity, and energy. Doubling today’s standard ventilation levels significantly improves cognition and decreases sick days. Air filtration and UVGI (Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation) air sanitation impacts on disease transmission, including SARS-CoV-2 transmission will be also be presented. Finally, cost impacts of increased fresh air ventilation, air filtration and UVGI are discussed.

Speakers Bio:

Ty Newell is a co-owner and co-founder of Build Equinox, a company devoted to inventing technologies for healthy, comfortable and sustainable living. He retired from the University of Illinois in 2007 as an Assistant Dean in the College of Engineering, having advised 70 masters and doctoral graduate students, and is an emeritus professor of mechanical engineering. Ty’s degrees are in mechanical engineering (BS,’74, University of Michigan and MS/PhD, ’78/’80, University of Utah). He has lectured around the world on indoor air quality, comfort, solar energy, building energy efficiency, and resource conservation including keynote addresses at the Solar Energy Society of India’s 25th Silver Jubilee in Hyderabad and at the TTMD Conference (Turkish ASHRAE) in Istanbul, Turkey.

He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Nacional de Salta in Argentina, an Ercotaf Scholar (European Union) at the EPFL in Lausanne Switzerland, a United Nations Workshop Leader in Beijing China, an Academic Leader at the Tec de Monterrey Institute in Queretaro Mexico, and an advisor to the USAID NZEB project Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), El Salvador. Ty lives in a 100% solar powered home in Urbana Illinois that features automated fresh air control (CERV), two Electric Vehicles (Ford Focus EV and Ford C-Max Energi, also 100% solar energy powered), and is the first home within an Illinois municipality to be permitted for rainwater harvesting use. Build Equinox is located in a 4500sqft Morton building in Urbana IL that is also 100% solar powered.

Cost: Free to ASHRAE members

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 PM – Presentation

Virtual Meeting (Via Zoom)

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