December Program

Thomas M. Lawrence, Ph.D. – ASHRAE Standard 189.1 and the International Green Construction Code

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE is proud to announce that on Thursday December 19th Thomas Lawrence will be presenting ” ASHRAE Standard 189.1 and the International Green Construction Code “.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Lawrence is the Mechanical Engineering program lead with the University of Georgia, and has 35 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.

Dr. Lawrence 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.

Presentation Description:

ASHRAE, in conjunction with the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illumination Engineers Society, developed Standard 189.1 for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings with the initial release occurring in 2010. The Standard provides the minimum requirements for a high-performance green building, and was developed with the intent to provide a balance of environmental factors involved with designing, building, and planning for the operation of buildings. Since the initial release, the Standard has continually evolved as a result of changes in the industry and in relation to other Standards such as 90.1 This session provides a detailed summary of the key changes that are being incorporated in the release of the 2017 version of Standard 189.1 and how this Standard will relate to the International Green Construction Code with the 2018 code cycles revisions.

Registration and itinerary for the December Meeting are below. 

Cost: Free to ASHRAE members, $15 for guests

Agenda:

December 19th , 2019
11am -12pm Networking
12pm – 1pm – Presentation 

Location
Trane (Milwaukee Office) 234 W Florida St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

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November Program

Mick Schwedler – Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings – Achieving Zero Energy

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE is proud to announce that on November 19th Mick Schwedler will be presenting ” Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings – Achieving Zero Energy “.

Speaker Bio:

Mick has been active in the development and support of HVAC systems for Trane since 1982. As an applications engineer his areas of expertise include system optimization (in which he holds patents) as well as chilled water and water source heat pump system design.

Mick serves as a Vice President on the ASHRAE Board of Directors and has been nominated for the position of ASHRAE Treasurer (2019-20). He is an ASHRAE Fellow, recipient of ASHRAE’s Exceptional Service, Distinguished Service, and Standards Achievement Awards, and was Chair of SSPC 90.1-2010 (if you have any comments about that!). Mick also served as Chair of the Advanced Energy Design Guide Steering Committee and was on project committees for the 50% Hospital and Office Buildings AEDGs.

Moving beyond energy to an environmental perspective, Mick presently chairs the LEED Technical Committee and serves on the LEED Steering Committee. He is also a past member of several USGBC technical and education groups, authored portions of the original ASHRAE Green Building Guide, and served on technical groups for the New Buildings Institute.

Presentation Description:

Since 2002, ASHRAE, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), USGBC, and AIA, with support from the Department of Energy, have collaborated on a series of Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs) that result in significant energy savings in the built environment beyond what is expected by using only ASHRAE Standard 90.1. The AEDG series of documents is now one of the most popular publications in ASHRAE’s history with over 600,000 copies in circulation.

This program provides a brief history of the AEDG Series, and then focuses on the newest group in the AEDG series – Achieving Zero Energy. The first volume in this new series is for Zero Energy K-12 School Building Design, and the program will highlight the major steps and integrated, systematic approach for achieving Zero Energy in schools. Recommended audience: School Boards, administrators and Principals, teachers, consulting engineers, contractors, facilities managers, and students.

Registration and itinerary for the October Meeting are below. 

Cost: Free to ASHRAE members, $15 for guests

Agenda:

November 19th , 2019
5pm -6pm Networking
6pm – 7 PM – Presentation 

Location
Thunder Bay Grill, N14W24130 Tower Pl, Pewaukee, WI 53072

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2019 October Program

Douglas Reindl, PhD PE- ASHRAE 15 update

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE is proud to announce that on October 17th Doug Reindl will be presenting “ASHRAE 15 Update”.

Speaker Bio:

Douglas Reindl is a professor and chair with appointments in the Department of Engineering Professional Development and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, he is the founding director of the Industrial Refrigeration Consortium (IRC) at UW-Madison. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Wisconsin and actively involved in ASHRAE, IIAR, and IIR.

Professor Reindl is an ASHRAE Fellow and a past recipient of ASHRAE’s Distinguished Service Award. HE was the first recipient of ASHRAE’s George C. Briley Award for the best refrigeration article in the ASHRAE Journal. He is a past chair and currently serves as a member of ASHRAE’s Standard 15 committee – Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems. Professor Reindl has published 7 books and over 100 technical papers on topics including: industrial refrigeration, building mechanical systems, energy systems, and solar energy.

Presentation Description

Standard 15 (Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems) is one of ASHRAE’s oldest standards dating back to 1919.  The purpose of Standard 15 is to specify safe design, construction, installation, and operation of refrigeration systems.  All engineers that work with building mechanical systems should have a basic understanding of this Standard and for those engineers that work closely with refrigeration or chilling systems must have a deeper understanding of this standard and its requirements.  This presentation will provide a review of Standard 15 and highlight recent changes to the standard.  Common misapplications of the standard will be presented and discussed.

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Registration and itinerary for the October Meeting are below. 

Cost: Free to ASHRAE members, $15 for guests

Agenda:

October 17th , 2019
11:00 – noon – Networking
noon – 1:00 PM – Presentation 

Location
Ring and Du: 17400 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI 53045

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ASHRAE Volunteer Event: Hunger Task Force

We have space for up to 10 volunteers to help hand out water and food to race participants at the MKE Beer Run on Saturday October 12th, 9am-noon. We will meet at The Bavarian Bierhaus ( 700 W Lexington Blvd, Glendale, WI 53217 ). There will be a social hour after volunteering at the bierhaus. Please register here: https://echapter.ashrae6.org/mtg_meetings.php?CHAPTERNBR=048