February 2017 Program

Distinguished Lecturer John C. Peterson P.E.

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE is proud to announce that on Thursday, February 16th, John Peterson will be presenting on: Lake and River Cooling Projects.

The presentation will cover the use of deep lakes as a heat sink for buildings and processes. John will cover some of the projects that have used lakes & rivers as heat sinks and review a few of the advantages, disadvantages, and lessons learned on some of these projects. This is an interesting topic given that we are right next to one of the largest lakes in the world!

John Peterson P.E., is a consultant, manager, and technical author. He has worked on many projects specializing in operations and efficiency, primarily with data centers and other mission critical facilities. He is also a member of ASHRAE (involved in Technical Committee 9.09 – Mission Critical Facilities; Standard Project Committee 90.4 – Energy Efficient Design of Data Centers) as well as a member of The Green Grid & 7×24 Exchange.

This event will be held at Alioto’s


February 16, 2017
4:30 – 6:00 PM – Registration & Networking
6:00 PM – Dinner & Presentation


3041 N. Mayfair Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53222
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Remember to encourage your friends & coworkers to sign-up  & attend the Wisconsin Chapter ASHRAE meetings. Feel free to invite individuals that may be interested in joining our field. ASHRAE meetings serve as a great way to learn about our industry as well as offering a great networking opportunity for current & potential members.

ASHRAE Certification

ASHRAE certification programs were founded to meet industry need as identified through market research and today provide value to many important stakeholders. Developed by subject matter experts, including those recruited from allied professional organizations, ASHRAE certification programs benchmark with the ANSI/ISO accreditation standards for personnel certification programs to help ensure quality. For the past 100+ years ASHRAE has worked hard to earn and maintain a worldwide reputation for being the leader in HVAC&R design. ASHRAE certification programs serve to reinforce that reputation.

The decision to pursue a certification is not one lightly made by busy professionals, but the benefits of getting certified are many. In a 2016 “Value of Certification” survey, this is what respondents had to say:

  • I’m proud to hold my ASHRAE certification (94%),
  • ASHRAE certification validates my level of specialized knowledge and ability (89%),
  • ASHRAE Certification is a good barometer of how serious someone is about their career (83%)
  • ASHRAE certification helps differentiate me from my peers (82%),
  • Studying for the ASHRAE Certification Exam enhanced the breadth and depth of my knowledge and ability (77%),
  • In my field, ASHRAE Certification has provided me with greater professional recognition (73%).

More information about ASHRAE Certification can be found in the ASHRAE Certification Brochure.

2017 ASHRAE Learning Institute Online Courses

The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) offers a wide range of professional development seminars and short courses. ALI seminars and courses provide high-quality, authoritative and credible technical information, with all content developed through ALI’s peer-review process.ALI instructors are ASHRAE Members, college or university faculty, and/or full-time professional engineers.

Download the ASHRAE Learning Institute 2017 flyer for a list of classes and links to more information.

January 2017 Program

January – Focus on Energy Presentation

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE is proud to announce that on Thursday, January 19th, Travis Jones & Leah Maggio will be presenting on Focus On Energy (FOE).

Focus on Energy is a statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program that helps empower the people and businesses of Wisconsin to make smart energy decisions with enduring economic benefits. FOE helps WI residents and businesses implement energy efficiency and renewable energies on projects by providing information, resources, and financial incentives.

Travis Jones is a Trade Ally Manager for FOE and has experience with many of the FOE programs and projects. Leah Maggio is an Energy Advisor and provides technical support for FOE projects.   Their combined experience will make for a great presentation for those who are interested in learning more about Focus on Energy, as well as for those who have specific questions about the FOE programs.

The program will be held at Ring & DuChateau.

For those attending:

  • Parking is available in curb-side parking spots on the north side of Crest Hill Drive.
  • Street parking is available on the south side of the road on Crest Hill Drive. Please avoid parking on the north side of the street so that emergency vehicle access is maintained.
  • Parking in the lots directly north and east of the Ring & DuChateau office is reserved for employee’s.
  • Carpooling to the meeting is appreciated.
  • The address for Ring & DuChateau is 17400 West Capitol Drive, WI (Directions and Details).
  • See below for highlighted parking areas.



January 19, 2017
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM – Socializing & Networking
12:00 PM –  1:00 PM  – Luncheon & Presentation

Remember to encourage your friends & coworkers to sign-up and attend the Wisconsin Chapter ASHRAE meetings. Feel free to invite individuals that may be interested in joining our field. ASHRAE meetings serve as a great way to learn about our industry, and offer a great networking opportunity.

Please REGISTER today!

2017 ASHRAE Technology Awards

ASHRAE Technology Awards – Wisconsin Projects

Each year ASHRAE awards its members that develop innovative building designs applied to occupant comfort, indoor air quality and energy conservation. The designs incorporate 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 into their projects. 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).

Please follow this link: Technology Awards Program, for more information and forms for the awards program. Winners for each category will be determined by the Wisconsin Chapter Board of Governors. The winner in each category will be eligible to be submitted 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 submit your award applications to the Wisconsin Chapter CTTC Chair, Ryan McNally (rmcnally@ringdu.com), by March 15th, 2017.