CTTC 2013 Technology Awards Nomination Request

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 (ryan.mcnally@exp.com) by March 15th, 2013

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.

ASHRAE HVAC Design Training

HVAC Design: Level I—Essentials

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.

HVAC Design: Level II—Applications

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.

Illinois YEA Event

Young Engineers of ASHRAE (YEA) – Illinois Chapter Presents:
Building Control Strategies Conference

Thursday, March 07, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

$100.00 Discounted Member Registration
($25.00 Late fee)
$125.00 Non-Member Registration
($25.00 Late fee)
$500.00 Silver Sponsor (Sponsor name on all official documents and website content)
$1000.00 Gold Sponsor (Silver level benefits plus a designated booth station at the conference)

Register before Friday Feb 22 2013 to avoid late fees.

University Center of Chicago
525 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605