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February 2017  

President’s Message

February is here!  It sure doesn’t seem like it with the recent warmer weather we’ve had.  I know many of you are getting back from the 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo which was located in Las Vegas.  Hopefully everyone who attended enjoyed some sunshine and gained some knowledge on new technologies and system design.   

The February chapter meeting will be held at the Great Dane in Fitchburg.  And you don’t want to miss this meeting as we have a Distinguished Lecturer (DL) as our presenter.  We are fortunate enough to have Dan In-Hout present both a Tech Session and the Main presentation.  The Tech Session will be on “The Basics of Air Distribution”.  The Main presentation will be on “Selecting VAV Products for Acceptable Environments”.

Chapter Opportunity Fund: Our chapter has been selected and allocated $2,500 to help fund a project for a local organization in need.  Carol Mori submitted a proposal to help upgrade the HVAC system at the Restoring Hope Transplant House located in Middleton, WI.  Congratulations Carol on having your idea selected!

Nominations: We are also preparing to nominate new chapter board members. Contact Matt Heil,Mheil@directmanageco.com, Nominating Committee Chair, if you have interest or want to nominate someone for a position.

Chapter Regional Conference (CRC): The next regional conference will be held in St. Louis, MO from April 20-22.  Make sure to block out some time to attend this event.  This is a great opportunity to learn and network with other engineers within our region. 

I look forward to seeing you all at the February chapter meeting on Monday February 13th.

Sincerely,

Dan
Madison ASHRAE Chapter President 2016-2017
President@ashraemadison.org

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Meeting Announcement

February 2017 Meeting
February 13, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Great Dane - Fitchburg
2980 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53713
http://fitchburg.greatdanepub.com/
Selecting VAV products for Acceptable Environments

 $20.00 Member Registration

$30.00 Guest (non Madison ASHRAE member)

$0.00 Cafeteria Plan - Local Member

$0.00 Student Ticket

         Directions

Technical Session - 5 pm (optional) - The Basics of Air Distribution  Daniel Int-Hout, III

Dinner - 6:15 pm

Main Presentation - 7:00 pm - Selecting VAV products for Acceptable Environments  Daniel Int-Hout, III

Technical Session Highlights:

The basic physics of air distribution must be fully understood before one can properly select components for a project. Air Distribution is not being taught at many Engineering schools, and young engineers are often unwilling to admit how little they actually know.  Senior engineers need to be brought up to speed on the latest understandings of air diffusion component selections.  This lecture will cover:

  • Understanding Terminology
  • ADPI (Air Diffusion Performance Index)
  • Proper Diffuser Selection
  • Common Product Groups
    • Well Mixed (Inductive) Air Distribution
    • Non Inductive Air Distribution

 

Main Presentation Highlights:
With the large number of VAV terminals available, including ECM motors for series and parallel boxes, we are getting a number of questions regarding the proper selection and interpretation of VAV terminal specifications. I will discuss:

  • Proper engineering specifications and designs for this broad product range,
  • Updates on the latest rules and knowledge regarding VAV box type, linings, accessories and air flow limitations.
  • The latest Industry understandings of the proper application of overhead heat to meet the Standard 62.1, Standard 55 and LEED V4
  • The results from the A&M Study on Series/Parallel and ECM/PSC motors.
  • The application of DOAS through dual duct. Dual inlet fan boxes and using a sensible cooling coil on a Series fan powered terminal.
  • The impact of the new rules on reporting Discharge sound power, which results in higher calculated sound power values in the critical low frequencies.

 

Presenter:
Daniel Int-Hout, III
Chief Engineer -  Krueger 

Mr. Dan Int-Hout, Chief Engineer, Krueger, is responsible for the presentation of technical data and advanced application engineering for the Grilles, Registers and Diffusers, as well as the VAV air terminals, produced by Krueger. Mr. Int-Hout originally joined Krueger in 1981, but has had several other jobs in the industry, in engineering, marketing and product research roles, with Owens Corning Fiberglas, Carrier, Titus and Environmental Technologies. Mr. Int-Hout has been in the air distribution research and design business since 1973, has a Masters degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelors degree in Biology and Physics from Denison University. Mr. Int-Hout has written over thirty technical papers and articles on VAV system performance, acoustics, air diffusion, controls and occupant comfort. He was recently Chairman of both ASHRAE Technical and Standards Committees on Thermal Comfort, is a past Chairman of several other related ASHRAE Technical and Standards Committees, as well as ASHRAE Standards and Environmental Health Committees. He received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award in 1993. He is currently the Chairman of the ARI Committee on Applied Acoustics (885) and Chair of ISO 205 U.S. Panel on Thermal Comfort. He is presently a member of the ASHRAE Technical Activities Committee (TAC)

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Community Service

President Tim Wentz created an Opportunity Fund to provide funds for chapters to do projects to assist chapters in growing the awareness of ASHRAE.  The Madison Chapter submitted a project through Carol Mori's idea and submission to help the Restoring Hope Transplant House.  With the addition of CRC funding help, the project is to help the RHTH upgrade their HVAC system.  The Region just awarded the Madison Chapter $2,500 towards this project.

The project is for the Restoring Hope Transplant House. RHTH, which is the first house of its kind in the state of Wisconsin, providing a home away from home for transplant patients and their caregivers before, during and after their procedures at UW Hospitals and Clinics. The house is a historic building in downtown Middleton, WI with bedrooms, parlors, community rooms, porches, dining and shared kitchen facilities. As a historic building, they are trying retain the charm, but meet the needs of this busy house. As a special housing facility, they do not need to meet medical center criteria, but specific upgrades to the HVAC system are warranted to maintain a safe environment for transplant guests. RHTH also has a future addition planned for the facility that will triple the size, upgrade the HVAC and incorporate energy saving measures.

We will be looking towards our Madison Chapter members to help upgrade the existing HVAC systems.  We are looking for assistance by contractors, engineers, wholesalers, distributors, manufacturing representatives and some good old fashion labor to make this happen.  Please reach out to Carol Mori with your offerings, ideas and suggestions.

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Meeting Minutes

Below are links to recent meeting minutes:

Board of Govenors:
     December 2016

General Meetings:
    January 2017

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Treasurer’s Report

Below are the Treasurer's Reports for the past month.

2016-17 December's Treasurer's Report

Cameron P. Klein, P.E.
Madison Chapter Treasurer
Treasurer@ashraemadison.org 

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Membership

Area Assigned Members  266  Jan 2016-17
YTD


2015-16

Total

          
Current Membership (Dec) 267 266          
New Members   4 11 19      
New Students   0 3 7      
Cancellations   1 14 20      
Student Cancellations   1 4 6      
Grade Advancement   0  3        
Affiliate Transfer   0 1        


Contact the Madison Chapter Membership Chair, Tim Wendt if you have questions or comments about ASHRAE Membership. 

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Nominating Committee

Do you want to be more involved in the heating, air conditioning, ventilating and refrigeration industry? Learn what is happening or the latest technologies in the heating, air conditioning, ventilating and refrigeration industry? Meet people and get your PDHs for your Wisconsin engineering licenses? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you could be a candidate for the Madison Chapter - Board of Governor (BOG).  

We are accepting nomination for the Board of Governor (BOG) for the 2017-2018 year. We have an open member-at-large position that requires a member to be nominated. The BOG is a great way to get involved with ASHRAE and network with your peers in the local area here in Madison. Please contact Matt Heil (Nominating Committee Chair) if you are interested or would like to nominate someone for a position.  Also, there are opportunities available for committee chairs. ASHRAE does a lot for our industry and it really is key that our members get involved to make sure the chapter stays active in the Madison area.

Regards,

Matt Heil
Nominating Chair
Office Phone (608) 413.0600
mheil@directmanageco.com

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CTTC

ASHRAE TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

With spring now upon us, it’s time to start preparing ASHRAE Technology Award submissions.

Established in 1990–1991, the Technology Awards Program applies to new and retrofit applications in seven categories: Commercial Buildings, Institutional Buildings, Health Care Facilities, Industrial Facilities or Processes, Public Assembly, Residential and Alternative or Renewable Energy Use, with separate categories for New and Existing Buildings. Award applications are judged with respect to energy efficiency; indoor air quality, innovation, operation and maintenance, cost effectiveness, environmental impact and quality of presentation.

The purpose of the ASHRAE Technology Awards is threefold:

  1. To recognize ASHRAE members who design and/or conceive innovative technological concepts that are proven through actual operating data.
  2. To communicate innovative systems design to other ASHRAE members.
  3. To highlight technological achievements of ASHRAE to others, including associated professionals and societies worldwide, as well as building and facility owners.

All current members of ASHRAE and its Associate Societies may submit entries. Entrants must have had a significant role in the design or development of the project.

Last year we sent two projects to the regional level.  We hope to see some great submissions again this year, so think of a great project you've done recently! (Note that projects should have a full year of energy usage data by September of 2017)

Submissions to the chapter are due FRIDAY MARCH 24th, 2017.  Winners will be announced for our chapter level at the April meeting. Winners will be sent on to the regional level to compete against other chapters, as several Madison entries did last year. 

For additional information on ASHRAE Technology Awards, please see the bottom of this webpage:http://ashrae.org/membership--conferences/honors--awards/technology-awards-program, or contact me.

So start looking through your project portfolio, and feel free to contact me with any questions.

James R. Vander Zanden, P.E.
CTTC Chair
608-819-0178
vanderzanden@jdreng.com

ASHRAE SPRING WEBINAR                                   

This spring ASHRAE’s upcoming webcast, titled Take Control: Using Analytics to Drive Building Performance, will broadcast live on April 20, 2017, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm EDT.

This FREE webcast is brought to you by the Chapter Technology Transfer Committee. 

This webcast will feature industry experts who will define the importance of, and why we should strive for, better building operations through improved controls and analytics. Viewers will be able to describe key elements of controls and analytics for building operations, and identify steps in data gathering and management required to deploy analytics in building projects, including commissioning. This program will quantify how applying best practice controls improve building performance, and will recognize the value of analytics in building operations to achieve a reduced cost and increased performance.

Attend this FREE webcast program and you may be awarded 3 Professional Development Hours (PDHs), 3 American Institute of Architects Learning Units (LUs), or 3 GBCI Continuing Education Hours (CEs).

The webcast presenters are:

  • Mark Gallagher - Armstrong Fluid Technology - Toronto, Ontario
  • Srinivas Katipamula,- Ph.D.  Pacific Northwest Laboratory - Richland, WA
  • Jim Meacham, P.E. - Altura - Corona Del Mar, CA


Attendees of ASHRAE’s 2017 Winter Conference may have taken advantage or the opportunity register on site. For those who did not register on site, registration will be available beginning March 20, 2017.

Add a registration reminder to your Outlook Calendar >>

For more information on the webcast program, continuing education credits, and ASHRAE resources related to controls, visit www.ashrae.org/webcast.

 If you have questions about the webcast, you can call (678) 539-1200 or email ashrae-webcast@ashrae.org.  Otherwise you can feel free to contact your local CTTC chair.

James R. Vander Zanden, P.E.
CTTC Chair
608-819-0178
vanderzanden@jdreng.com

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Meeting Schedule

Monday Topic Presenter Theme Technical Session
September 19th IAQ issues and opportunites  Kent Rawhouser   no tech Session
October 10th  Demand Reducing HVAC Systems  Justin Wieman Student Night  Refrigerants: State of the Industry
November 14th  Ethics for Engineers  Steven Nelson Student  none
December 12th  BIM-Successes and Pitfalls  Panel Holiday  none
January 9th 2017  Energy Rates and Ice Storage  Evan Berger    Utility Pricing-Gregory Bollom
February 13th  Selecting VAV products for Acceptable Environments  Dan In-Hout (DL)   The Basics of Air Distribution
March 13th        
April 10th        
May 8th        
June 12th Golf Outing  n/a    
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