Registration 2020-2021


January 2021 - Michael Frantz

posted Jan 15, 2021, 10:25 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated ]

Michael Frantz

Field Engineer
TRC Energy Division
ASHRAE Region V Refrigeration Committee Chair
Refrigeration Energy Saving Ideas

January Meeting

This month we are happy to welcome Michael to discuss strategies for saving energy in refrigeration systems.

Michael Frantz has thirty plus years of experience in the energy efficiency field including over nine with TRC Energy division. He has his B.S. in Organizational Management from Huntington University, he completed his A.A. from UCMI, he has a technical degree in Industrial Electronics from CIT, he has his Universal Refrigeration License, he has been a Certified Energy Manager since 2012.
He is currently the Region V Refrigeration Chair.

 We hope you can join us for this highly relevant webinar, and look forward to an engaging discussion!

Virtual Meeting - January 21 2021
Cost: --free--
Student Cost: --free--
Check-in: 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (12:45 - 1:00 CDT)
Program: 2:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT (1:00 - 2:30 CDT)

After RSVPing at the link above you will receive a confirmation email from noindashrae@gmail.com including instructions for joining the meeting.  If you do not receive this email, please send an email directly to noindashrae@gmail.com to request confirmation.



December 2020

posted Nov 25, 2020, 1:12 PM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Dec 14, 2020, 7:38 AM ]

Zachary Alderman

Mechanical Engineer
DLZ, Corporation
Technologies and Tactics for Tackling COVID-19 Via HVAC
Due to the continued impact of the COVID19 virus and in accordance with public health recommendations, we are again holding the Northern Indiana ASHRAE meeting under a virtual meeting format. Furthermore, in lieu of a lunch and dinner meeting, there will be a single interactive presentation mid-late afternoon.
Stay safe!


Links from the presentation:


December Meeting

This month we are happy to welcome Zach Alderman to discuss strategies for dealing with COVID-19 in HVAC systems.

Zachary Alderman, P.E. is a Mechanical Engineer with DLZ Corporation in South Bend, Indiana and the current President of the Northern Indiana ASHRAE chapter. Zach specializes in HVAC and plumbing designs for public facilities ranging from Water & Wastewater treatment plants to Courthouses and Fire Stations. Due to the critical infrastructure nature of many of DLZ’s clients, Zach has been highly involved in assessing and implementing the various ASHRAE resources regarding COVID-19 mitigation strategies in a wide variety of applications.

Zach’s presentation will provide a summary review of several categories relating to COVID-19:

  1. Filtration and Disinfection Technology Roundup and Pro/Con summary 
  2. General Strategies for Mitigating COVID-19 airborne transmission in Commercial and Residential environments
  3. Walkthrough of ASHRAE and other open-source resources freely available to the public
  4. Demonstration of a preliminary open-source multi-factor COVID-19 Airborne Transmission Risk Assessment tool
  5. Q&A Discussion

 We hope you can join us for this highly relevant webinar, and look forward to an engaging discussion!

Virtual Meeting - December 3 2020
Cost: --free--
Student Cost: --free--
Check-in: 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (12:45 - 1:00 CDT)
Program: 2:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT (1:00 - 2:30 CDT)

The meeting has passed, RSVP is now closed.


October 2020 - ASHRAE President Chuck Gulledge

posted Oct 8, 2020, 6:34 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Oct 13, 2020, 11:14 AM ]

Chuck Gulledge

2020-2021 ASHRAE President
Presidential Address

Due to the continued impact of the COVID19 virus and in accordance with public health recommendations, we are again holding the Northern Indiana ASHRAE meeting under a virtual meeting format. Furthermore, in lieu of a lunch and dinner meeting, there will be a single interactive presentation mid-late afternoon.
Stay safe!

October Meeting

This month we are honored to host the current ASHRAE president Chuck Gulledge of Environmental Air Systems, LLC.  Please scroll to the bottom of the page for registration.  After registration you will receive an email from noindashrae@gmail.com with information about how to join the meeting.

Virtual Meeting - October 15 2020
Cost: --free--
Student Cost: --free--
Check-in: 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (12:45 - 1:00 CDT)
Program: 2:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT (1:00 - 2:30 CDT)

Please note: the virtual meeting room is limited to 250 participants on a first-come-first-serve basis when joining the meeting, not based on the time of registration.

Also check out our YEA event that evening: October 2020 - YEA Rocket League

Speaker Bio:

Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E., HBDP, LEED AP, Fellow ASHRAE, is ASHRAE’s President for the 2020-21 term. Gulledge previously served on the ASHRAE Board of Directors as president-elect, treasurer, vice president and director-at-large.

For his time and dedication to ASHRAE and the industry, he is the recipient of numerous awards including the Exceptional Service Award, Distinguished Service Award, Chapter Service Award, Regional Award of Merit, two ASHRAE Technology Awards and the Dan Mills Technology Award.

His theme for the 2020-21 ASHRAE Society Year is “The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0.”

“Why should we engage in digital transformation? To gain a competitive advantage amongst our peers, position ourselves as the go-to resource for clients, improve margins, provide greater value, and attract and retain a digitally skilled workforce.”

In addition to his time served on the Board of Directors, Gulledge has served as chair of the Members Council and the President-Elect Advisory Committee, chair of the Finance Committee, chair of the Standards Membership Ad Hoc Committee, chair of the Development Committee for Fundraising, and as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. He has held ASHRAE Society-level leadership roles on many standing committees, technical committees and presidential ad hoc committees. 

Gulledge’s theme focuses on reimagining the building industry and ASHRAE’s place in it by integrating not only industry segments, but also technology. 

“Digital transformation is not simply associated with adopting new technical solutions. Knowledge needs to be captured and linked in such a way that ALL relevant stakeholders’ benefit. Doing so requires understanding of how to collect, store, and analyze data; so that it is insightful and actionable.”

In addition to his contributions to ASHRAE, Gulledge’s career in HVAC spans over 36 years. He entered the industry as an engineer-in-training with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, working on transit system infrastructure, vehicular tunnels and moveable swing-span bridges. Over his career, he has served the built world in the roles of a consulting engineer, municipal owner and design-build contractor. Gulledge is currently a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Environmental Air Systems, LLC. He is registered as a professional engineer in the states of North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama and Virginia.

Gulledge’s comprehensive design, construction and operational portfolio covers a variety of market sectors; including transportation, commercial, educational, institutional, lodging, sports, mission critical, life sciences, healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, industrial, archival, historical, and hospitality. 

Gulledge is a 1983 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

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