Career Presentations and ASHRAE Involvement with STEM
One of ASHRAE’s goals is to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math K-12 related activities to provide direction, guidance, and advocacy. ASHRAE has been involved with the STEM Education Coalition working to inform policymakers on the critical role that STEM education plays in keeping the US competitive in the marketplace.
To promote local ASHRAE involvement and HVAC industry awareness, ASHRAE members Dave Schneider, Ryan McNally, and Matt Brophy recently visited local SCTE Highschool (School of Career and Technical Education) on Friday, February 8th. Through two classroom presentations, Dave, Ryan, and Matt explained the HVAC engineering industry including education, career options, real life project photos, 3D models, and the importance of ASHRAE involvement.
Each year ASHRAE awards its members that develop innovative building designs applied to occupant comfort, indoor air quality, and energy conservation. The designs should meet ASHRAE standards for energy management and indoor air quality.
We are currently looking for candidates from the Wisconsin Chapter that incorporate those unique and innovative design ideas in their work. Categories include residential (new and existing), public assembly (new and existing), commercial buildings (new and existing), institutional buildings (new and existing, includes educational facilities and other institutional), health care facilities (new and existing) and industrial facilities or processes (new and existing).
Winners from each category will be determined by the Wisconsin Chapter Board of Governors. The winner in each category will be eligible for submission to the regional and national level to showcase projects designed by Wisconsin Chapter members. Performance must be proven through one year of verified operating data.
Please use the following link for more information on the awards program:
Please submit your award applications to the Wisconsin Chapter CTTC Chair Ryan McNally (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15th, 2013
ASHRAE Wisconsin February Program: Steam design fundamentals and common pitfalls
Alioto’s Restaurant: 3041 N Mayfair Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53222
6:00pm – 7:00pm presentation
Thursday February 21st, at 6:00pm please join us for a program about steam design fundamentals. The presenter will be Tim Parbs of Badger Thermal Unlimited. He will discuss design fundamentals as well as common pitfalls he has seen through his years of design, installation and troubleshooting steam systems.
Tim started as a second-generation steamfitter. He worked his way through installation, service, project management, estimating, service management and sales. He has over 25 years of experience with steam systems. He is currently the president of Badger Thermal Unlimited, a manufacturer’s rep/distributer serving Wisconsin and surrounding areas. He is also a principal at Advanced Steam Technology Co., a manufacturer of ultra-high efficiency steam heating equipment. He provides technical assistance and training, as well as field surveys and steam energy audits. He also conducts frequent Steam Energy Seminars in a glass-piped demo room.
Tim is an associate member of ASHRAE.
Please register in advance.
ASHRAE created the HVAC Design: Level I — Essentials training to provide intensive, practical training for HVAC designers and others involved in the delivery of HVAC services. Developed by industry-leading professionals, this training provides the fundamental and technical aspects of HVAC design in commercial buildings.
In three days, gain practical skills and knowledge in designing, installing and maintaining HVAC systems that can be put to immediate use. The training provides real-world examples of HVAC systems, including calculations of heating and cooling loads, ventilation and diffuser selection using the newly renovated ASHRAE Headquarters building as a living lab. Engineered drawings of the ASHRAE Headquarters renovations will be incorporated to expose participants to plan reading and graphical understanding of system design.
ASHRAE’s HVAC Design: Level II — Applications training provides participants with advanced instruction on HVAC system designs for experienced HVAC designers or those who completed the HVAC Design: Level I— Essentials training.
Developed by industry-leading professionals, the training provides attendees with advanced level information about designing, installing and maintaining HVAC systems that can be put to immediate use. Attendees will gain an in-depth look into Standards 55, 62.1, 90.1, 189.1 and the Advanced Energy Design Guides. Participants will focus on a range or topics including: HVAC equipment and systems, energy modeling, designing a chiller plant, BAS controls.
Get more details or register here.
Our friends at the Energy Center of Wisconsin are hosting another series of courses and conferences regarding energy efficient building in both residential and commercial settings. Check out their website for details or follow these links to the specific offerings:
Better Buildings: Better Business Conference
Subslab ventilation systems for moisture control
Implementation of daylighting control systems
eQUEST energy modeling series