February Program: Advanced Energy Design Guide

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE is proud to announce that on February 20th Ron Jarnagin (Distinguished Lecturer) from Pacific Northwest National Lab, located in Richland, Washington, will be presenting on Advanced Energy Guide Lines – Going Beyond Minimum Standards.

The Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) series of documents is one of the most popular in ASHRAE’s history with well over a 100,000 copies in circulation.  Focused on providing clear guidance for achieving 30% energy savings in smaller commercial buildings, the AEDGs meet the need for a large number of projects where project budgets and design professionals might be in short supply.  The presenter chaired the initial AEDG for Small Offices as well as 3 additional guides and will offer perspectives on the partnership that contributed to the guides, the intent of the guides and how practitioners can apply the guides.

For Further information on Ron please feel free to visit the follow site: Ron Jarnigan

Topic: Advanced Energy Design Guide
Presenter: Ron Jarnagin
Time: 5:00 pm social hour,  6:00 pm dinner and presentation
Location: Meyer’s Restaurant – 4260 S. 76th Street, Milwaukee, WI

Please register in  advance.

January 2014 Program

Please Join us for the annual Wisconsin Code refresher. This   year we have two new speakers from the State of Wisconsin, Tom Garvey and   John Spalding. The event has changed locations this year and will be held at   the University Club of Milwaukee over the lunch hour.

Date: Jan 23, 2014
Where: University Club of Wisconsin, 924 E. Wells St,  Milwaukee
When: Noon

Please register in  advance.

March 2013 Program

RTU Commissioning Without Refrigerant Gauges
March 21, 2013 @ 6PM

Join us for a hand’s on classroom presentation for rooftop unit commissioning.  The presentation/class will be held at 6:00pm at the Gateway Technical College Kenosha Campus.  3520 – 30th Avenue, Kenosha WI 53144 at the technology building Room T106.  The presentation will cover:

  1. Electric voltages/amps and why they are very important
  2. Belt tensioning of fans and what to look for with pulley alignment
  3. Refrigeration cycle review and steps to verify proper system operation and charge
  4. Review the anatomy of a rooftop unit in Gateway’s state of the art training facility.

The presenter for this meeting with be Gateway Technical College Instructor Tom Niesen. Mr. Niesen has been involved in the HVACR field for over 35 years. Through his career he has been a contractor for residential, commercial and industrial refrigeration service. He has done R&D work for Command Aire (Heat Pump Div. of Trane) and Packless Industries (a manufacturer of tube in tube heat exchangers used throughout the geothermal industry). Tom has been with Gateway as the HVACR Lead instructor and has been involved in establishing Gateway’s HVACR A.A.S. degree program and for the last 4 years as the Alternative Energy Instructor/Div Chair. Currently he splits his time between teaching advanced topics for the HVACR degree program and as the Geothermal Lead at Gateway he is training students in the newly created GeoExchange/HVACR AAS Degree program. Tom is member of ACCA, ASHRAE, IGSHPA and NGWA and is a certified IGSHPA Fusion Technician, Installer and Driller.

February 2013 Program

ASHRAE Wisconsin February Program: Steam design fundamentals and common pitfalls

Alioto’s Restaurant: 3041 N Mayfair Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53222
5:30pm registration
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.

January 2013 Program

This month’s program is a Wisconsin Building Code refresher with Randy Dahmen at MSOE Todd Wehr Auditorium. The presentation is from noon to 1:00PM on January 17th. Check-in starts at 11:45.

Randy will discuss changes, frequently asked questions, and common interpretations of the Wisconsin Commercial building code. Randy will specifically touch on the mechanical, energy and fuel gas codes. He will also take time answer questions and listen to concerns about the code.

The Todd Wehr Auditorium is located at 1025 N. Broadway, Milwaukee WI.

Please register in advance.