2021 January Chapter Meeting

Presentation

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.

Agenda:
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

Location:
Virtual Meeting (Via Zoom)
https://hga.zoom.us/j/4550689254

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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

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

Location:
Virtual Meeting (Via Zoom)
https://hga.zoom.us/j/4550689254

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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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