2019 May Program

Refrigerants by Mike Thompson

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE is proud to announce that on Thursday, May 16, Mike Thompson will be presenting on: “Refrigerants”.

Mike Thompson is global director of refrigerant applications for Ingersoll Rand. In this role, Thompson is responsible for working with Ingersoll Rand’s climate businesses and customers to communicate the potential impact of future policies on products and markets. He also participates as an industry expert for low global warming potential refrigerant applications in the United Nations Montreal Protocol process.

Thompson has more than 27 years of experience with Trane and the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry and earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.

We will cover the following topics:

■   Understanding global regulations and how the Montreal Protocol and the Kyoto Protocol and the recent Kigali Amendment on HFCs, and how this will impact the future of the HVAC industry

■   Understanding the phase out/phase down schedules of refrigerants, and the best way to plan for the future

■   Understanding how the issue of global climate change will impact the HVAC industry.

■   The economics of refrigerant choice – balancing capital against lifetime energy cost.

■   Learn about the next generation of refrigerants that are in development that minimize both the ozone impact, and the global warming impact of HVAC refrigerants. 

Registration and itinerary for the May Meeting are below. 


Thursday, May 16, 2019
4:30 – 6:00 PM – Networking
6:00 – 7:00 PM – Presentation 

Bar Louie
1114 N Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202


2019 April Program

Presentation by Julian de Bullet

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE is proud to announce that on Thursday, April 18, Julian de Bullet will be presenting on: “Chiller Plant Design Fundamentals”.

Julian R. de Bullet, President of deBullet Consulting LLC, has over 40 years’ experience in the HVAC industry specializing in educational outreach in energy and refrigerants advocacy. He is a consultant for the Carrier Corporation team developing strategies for high performance buildings that are safer, smarter and sustainable.  

As ASHRAE Vice President (2001/2003), he served on the Society Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and was Chair of Member Council and Publishing Council. He is Past President of the ASHRAE National Capital Chapter and was Director and Regional Chair for ASHRAE Region III. 

He is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer with over 400 technical seminars delivered around the world, an ASHRAE Life Member, and holds the ASHRAE Distinguished and Exceptional Service Awards.

Presently he is a member of Technical Committee TC8.2-Centrifugal Chillers and TC2.5-Global Climate Change.

Julian has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a Diploma in Marketing.

Registration and itinerary for the April Meeting are below.


Thursday, April 18, 2019
11:00 – 12:00 – Networking
12:00 – 1:00 PM – Lunch & Presentation 

3041 N Mayfair Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53222


2018 November Program

Presentation by Tim Wentz

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE is proud to announce that on Thursday, November 15th, Tim Wentz will be presenting on: “Back to the Future: Our Industry in 2030”.

Tim is an Associate Professor of Construction Management at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where he teaches a wide spectrum of courses, including environmental systems, mechanical estimating, mechanical project management, professional practice/ethics and the senior capstone course. Tim’s professional focus is in teaching and undergraduate education, where he has participated in numerous committees and initiatives. He currently serves as an advanced team leader for the Peer Review of Teaching program, a College representative on the Student Success task force and is also currently chair of the College of Engineering Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee.

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Tim is the fourth generation to work for his family’s design/build mechanical contracting firm. He spent 19 years as a mechanical contractor immersed in design, project management, estimating and corporate leadership. He has been blessed with a wonderful family, led by his wife, Marsha, and their two children, Megan and Blake. Both Megan and Blake have developed into outstanding educators; Megan at Millard West High School and Blake at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Presentation Synopsis:

Back to the Future: Our Industry in 2030

This presentation will explore some of the emerging trends and technologies that will likely shape our future. As with any dramatic change, both danger and opportunity will manifest themselves, requiring us to create innovative, imaginative approaches to seize the opportunities. Registration and itinerary for the November Meeting are below. 


Thursday November 15, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 PM – Lunch & Presentation

HGA Offices
333 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Street parking is available, and there may be some parking in the lot across the street:

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2018 October Program

Presentation by Stephanie Taylor, M.D.

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE is proud to announce that on Thursday, October 18th, Stephanie Tayor, M.D. will be presenting on: “Healthcare-Associated Infections and Hospital Indoor Air Quality”.

Dr. Stephanie Taylor received her MD from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts in 1984. For the next several decades, she practiced clinical medicine and did academic research in cellular growth mechanisms.

During this time, she became increasingly concerned about patients who were harmed by new infection during their in-patient treatment. Determined to gain a better understanding of the impact of the built environment on patient well-being, she returned to school and obtained her Master’s Degree I Architecture and Engineering from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. She quickly learned that many of the building and indoor air characteristics that affect people in hospitals also influenced the health of all people in buildings.

Dr. Taylor is currently working at the intersection of architectural design, indoor air management, the microbiome of the built environment and occupant health. She finds the impact of buildings on our health startling! Managing the built environment and indoor air with the goal of decreasing diseases from acute infections to chronic inflammation to cognitive impairment, is a very underutilized yet powerful approach to disease prevention. She finds that her physician insights and biological research helps her understand the science behind the interaction of buildings, human physiology and energy consumption.

Presentation Synopsis:

Healthcare-Associated Infections and Hospital Indoor Air Quality

As new research clarifies how essential the built environment is to patient healing and employee health and productivity Dr. Taylor will communicate clear and up to date research on how indoor air management relates to patient healing, length of stay and hospital profits. Given the exorbitant cost of healthcare, the frightening increase in antibiotic resistance, and the epidemic of patient harm from new infections, these insights offer exciting new tools that cannot be ignored. In addition, this study shows that the current focus on hand hygiene and surface disinfection to decrease transmission of infections will never be adequate without considering the added dimension of indoor management. For those still unconvinced about the value, the business case for these interventions will be presented. Best of all, these findings apply to all building types, not just hospitals.

ASHRAE Scholarship Update:

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE will also award the Gustus L. Larson Scholarship to students during the October Chapter Meeting! Please encourage any students entering their senior year of an engineering degree to apply for this scholarship opportunity. More info about the scholarship can be found at: http://ashrae-wi.org/scholarship/

Registration and itinerary for the October Meeting are below. 

Thursday October 18, 2018
4:30-6:00 PM – Registration & Networking
6:00 PM – Dinner & Presentation

Red Rock Saloon

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.