Past Events 2012-2013

May 2013 - Real Time Energy Management

posted May 7, 2013, 8:29 PM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated May 31, 2013, 8:41 AM ]

Managing energy consumption across a large urban campus like the University of Illinois - Chicago can be a daunting endeavor. The UIC is a mix of research laboratories, teaching laboratories, health care facilities and classroom buildings. The campus encompasses over a hundred buildings with 16,000,000 sq ft under roof. The campus is fed with multiple energy sources such as steam, high temperature hot water, chilled water, and electricity, all feeding into a centralized data collection point. This large and diverse campus requires good tools to manage energy consumption including high quality meters, sensors, data collection recorders, robust data storage capabilities, plus flexible reporting and data analysis tools. UIC executed a multi-year phased meter installation program to encompass up to 80% of the sites energy consumption. 


During this presentation we will review the benefits of a real time energy metering and analysis system with centralized data collection and reporting capabilities, the process of phasing in a new metering and data collection system on top of an existing multi-vintage building environment. We will review the successes and some pitfalls from this experience. A case study will be available for attendees detailing the UIC meter installation program.

Learning Objectives  
  1. Why is real time energy metering important? 
  2. Where to start, system architecture, adapting to the existing infrastructure. 
  3. Implementation highlights, lessons learned. 
  4. Where to go from today, the process not the project.
Speakers:
Vytenis A. Milunas, P.E. MBA
Mr. Milunas is the Director of Project Management at the University of Illinois - Chicago. UIC is one of the largest urban research Universities in the country. For the past 30 years, Mr. Milunas’ career has focused on MEP infrastructure system improvements at institutional facilities as a MEP consultant and facilities manager. Prior to UIC, Mr. Milunas was the Senior Project Manager for 14 years at Argonne National Laboratory and held positions at Environmental Systems Design as a Senior Project Manager and Grumman/Butkus Associates. He is currently Vice President for the Chicago Chapter of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories.

Aaron Mason
As Director of Operations for Hawkeye Energy Solutions, Aaron has been involved in many energy metering, monitoring and energy efficiency projects across the United States. Aaron holds a Bachelors of Science in General Engineering from the University of Illinois. Aaron also holds a Six Sigma Green Belt, is Niagara AX Certified, and since 2010 has been the Vice-Chair of the Green Manufacturer Network Advisory Board.

Please RSVP by Monday, May 13

Afternoon Meeting
Cost: $30 (light refreshments will be provided)
Check-in: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Program: 1:00 - 4:00 pm CDT

Blue Chip Casino
Room: Suncoast A & B
777 Blue Chip Drive
Michigan City, IN  46360
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June 2013 - Golf Outing

posted May 7, 2013, 7:44 PM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Sep 17, 2013, 6:14 AM by Louis van Belle ]

Time for another fun filled Northern Indiana ASHRAE golf outing!
 
This is the Chapter's way of supporting ASHRAE Research The goal of ASHRAE Research is to conduct timely research to be the foremost authority on HVAC&R systems in buildings and other applications. ASHRAE Research provides grants for research into ventilation, building load calculations, equipment performance, etc.  Projects funded by ASHRAE Research develop the information that our standards and handbooks are based on.
 
Please consider sponsoring a hole.  Last year 20 holes were sponsored.  This year we hope that to sponsor more.  This is your chance to advertise your products and services and show your support for a worthy cause. 
 
The golf outing will be at Scherwood in Schererville again this year.

Registration includes:  Practice range, limited locker room facilities, 18 holes of golf (scramble/best ball format) with cart, (6) tickets (good for hot dogs/beer/pop at clubhouses & halfway house), dinner, cash bar and prizes.

Tuesday
, June 11, 2012

Scherwood Golf
600 E. Joliet Street
Schererville, IN

Registration:       11:30 a.m.
Shot Gun Start:  12:30 p.m.
Dinner:                6:00 p.m.
A very special thanks to this year's hole sponsors who helped in raising $5,400:

Air Products

Applied Mechanical Sales - 

Barr Mechanical Sales
    13719 W. Laurel Drive
    Lake Forest, IL. 60045
    P: 847-680-1911

Brucker Company

Bullock, Logan, & Associates

Energy Improvement Products

Imbert Corporation -
    www.imbertcorp.com

Johnson Controls

Midwest Applied Solutions

Millies Engineering Group

Precision Control Systems

TEC

Total Automation Concepts

Vesco Coporation

Windy City Representatives

March 2013 - VRF and Energy Savings

posted Mar 14, 2013, 6:52 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated May 7, 2013, 8:55 PM ]

Eric Veit, our presenter, is a sales engineer for Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating. He has worked in the Chicago HVAC market for 10+ years and worked with VRF products through Mitsubishi for over 5 years.

Eric will be discussing the first cost of VRF systems, and how it compares with other commonly applied systems – Four Pipe Fan coils, Water Source Heat Pump, Rooftop VAV and Unitary systems. He will also look at how energy consumption affects the cost of ownership of these systems versus a VRF offering.

Cost is $5 to students unless you are a member!

Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 19


Lunch Meeting - March 21
Cost: $15 (includes lunch)
Check-in: 11:30 am - Noon EST
Lunch/Program: Noon - 1:00 pm EST

Tippecanoe Place
620 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN

Dinner Meeting - March 21
Cost: $20 (includes dinner and drinks)
Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 CDT
Dinner/Program: 6:00 - 8:00 pm CDT
 
Bullpen
1013 West U.S. Highway 30
Schererville, IN
(219) 322-7788



Tippecanoe Place

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February 2013 - Chiller Plant Efficiency

posted Feb 12, 2013, 10:01 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated May 7, 2013, 8:55 PM ]

This month, the Northern Indiana chapter is honored to host the president of ASHRAE: Tom Watson.

Tom Watson will be presenting on chiller plant efficiency.  He will speaking on ways of optimizing performance and the all important reduction of energy use.

Tom Watson, P.E., Fellow Life Member, is chief engineer, Daikin McQuay, Staunton, Va. He oversees new product development for centrifugal compressor technology and is primarily involved in technical areas related to refrigerant applications, aerodynamics, bearing design and motor applications. He holds five patents related to refrigerant, gas and chiller compressors.

As ASHRAE’s president, Watson directs the Society’s Board of Directors and oversees the Executive Committee. His presidential theme is Broadening ASHRAE’s Horizons, which emphasizes the role of ASHRAE members as leaders in the application of sustainable design and practices in our communities worldwide.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 19

Lunch Meeting - February 21
Cost: $15 (includes lunch)
Check-in: 11:30 am - Noon EST
Lunch/Program: Noon - 1:00 pm EST

Tippecanoe Place
620 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN




Tippecanoe Place

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January 2013 - Liquid Desicant Dehumidification

posted Jan 8, 2013, 6:35 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Feb 12, 2013, 9:46 AM ]


Aaron Hohenbrink from Advantix Systems will be speaking on liquid desiccant dehumidifcation and air conditioning systems.

How do you provide cooling for modern surgical suites that require 100% outdoor air, 65F space temperature, and 50% RH?  How can you dehumidify an ice skating rink and still save energy?  For these cases, DX refrigerant systems are at the limit of their operating range.  One solution to this is liquid desiccant dehumidification systems.  These systems can consume less energy and provide better air quality.

Mr. Hohenbrink will discuss the basic fundamentals principles of liquid desiccant air conditioning and dehumidification.   This discussion will include explanations of how it works, the advantages over traditional methods and the potential applications for liquid desiccant air conditioner use.

Mr. Hohenbrink is a sales engineer for Advantix Systems.  Prior to joining Advantix Systems, Mr. Hohenbrink was at York International and Lennox International where he worked primarily in the applied systems sales and residential system sales, respectively.  Mr. Hohenbrink has served as the Research Promotion Chairperson for the Central Indiana ASHRAE chapter.  Mr. Hohenbrink has a bachelor’s of science in civil engineering from Purdue University and a masters of business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Please come join us for what should be an enjoyable time of networking, technical education, and good food.

Cost to students is $5 unless they are a member of ASHRAE!

Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 15

Lunch Meeting - January 17
Cost: $15 (includes lunch)
Check-in: 11:30 am - Noon EST
Lunch/Program: Noon - 1:00 pm EST

Tippecanoe Place
620 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN

Dinner Meeting - January 17
Cost: $20 (includes dinner and drinks)
Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 CST
Dinner/Program: 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST
 
Bullpen
1013 West U.S. Highway 30
Schererville, IN
(219) 322-7788


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Tippecanoe Place

Bullpen

November 2012 - Displacement Ventilation

posted Nov 6, 2012, 10:51 AM by Louis van Belle   [ updated Jan 8, 2013, 5:37 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE ]

Displacement ventilation is an alternate air distribution method for commercial and industrial spaces.  Used since the late 1970's in Northern Europe and more recently in U.S. schools, displacement ventilation disproves the common perception that improving indoor air quality in an air-conditioned space must result in higher energy consumption. By providing supply air directly to building occupants, air quality is improved. By conditioning only the lower occupied portion of the space, cooling energy can be reduced.

A typical displacement ventilation system supplies conditioned cool air from an air handling unit through a low induction diffuser. The cool air spreads through the floor of the space and then rises as the air warms due to heat exchange with heat sources in the space (e.g., occupants, computers, lights).  The warm air then exits the zone at the ceiling height of the room. Displacement ventilation can be coupled with other cooling and heating sources, such as radiant chilled ceilings or baseboard heating.

Superior indoor air quality is achieved by exhausting contaminated air out of the room. Unlike mixing ventilation, displacement ventilation provides clean air to a room and removes contaminants created by heat sources in a room, resulting in an improved air quality.

Dennis Sikkema is the Director of Technical Sales for Price Industries Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia. He has been with Price Industries for nearly 13 years. Previous to that he was with Tuttle & Bailey for 12 years as an Application Engineer, Product Manger, and a Regional Sales Manager. Also, he was an Application Engineer for Johnson Controls for six years. Dennis has a BSME from Western Michigan University. Dennis is a member of ASHRAE and has been involved in the development of ASHRAE test standard 130, the ARI 880 certification program and the ARI 885 sound program. 

Cost to students is $5 unless they are a member of ASHRAE!

Please RSVP by Tuesday, November13

Lunch Meeting - November 15
Cost: $15 (includes lunch)
Check-in: 11:30 am - Noon EST
Lunch/Program: Noon - 1:00 pm EST

Tippecanoe Place
620 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN

Dinner Meeting - November 15
Cost: $20 (includes dinner and drinks)
Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 CST
Dinner/Program: 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST
 
Bullpen
1013 West U.S. Highway 30
Schererville, IN
(219) 322-7788


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October 2012 - Evaporative Cooling - PDH's!

posted Oct 8, 2012, 8:01 AM by Louis van Belle   [ updated Nov 6, 2012, 11:20 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE ]

This presentation is intended as an introduction to evaporative cooling systems. It will address the role of evaporative cooling in reducing mechanical cooling requirement and consequently reducing the continuous increase in global energy shortage, rising energy cost, and environmental issues. This will be followed by a discussion on the fundamental concepts, design, and types of evaporative cooling systems, as well as application of evaporative cooling to commercial/residential buildings and computer room or data center. For those attending the dinner meeting, the presentation will conclude with a tour of the Purdue University Calumet Computer Room and the evaporative cooling facility.

George Nnanna is a professor and the head of the mechanical engineering department, and the Francis and Elsie Meyer Named Professorship and director of the Purdue University Calumet Water Institute. His scholarly work has resulted in more than seventy refereed technical papers in journals and conference proceedings in the areas of HVAC&R, membrane systems, transport phenomena in micro-and nano-porous media and applied optics; U.S. patent application on an opto-chemical sensor; and a recognition of Fulbright Specialist Award from the U.S. Department of State. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, and industries.

He earned his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, and his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University.


RSVP by Tuesday, October 16!   Final head count numbers are needed.  Space is limited at both locations.

Lunch Meeting - October 18
Continuing Education: 1.0 PDH
Cost: $15 (includes lunch)
Check-in: 11:15 am - 11:45 am EDT
Lunch/Program: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm EDT

Tippecanoe Place
620 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN

Dinner Meeting - October 18
Continuing Education: 1.5 PDH
Cost includes dinner
Professionals: $20
Students: $5
Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 CST
Dinner/Program/Tour: 6:00 - 8:30 pm CST
 
Purdue Calumet
Room: ANDR142
(Park in the lot off 169th)
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN
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September 2012 - Kickoff

posted Sep 7, 2012, 10:24 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Oct 8, 2012, 8:21 AM ]

Once again it is time to start the new year of ASHRAE programs.  That means it is time for the Annual Refrigeration tour.  Come join us on September 27 at 5:00 pm CDT for this notoriously fun evening.

Typically we have met at a certain, popular brewery in Munster.  This year we'll be doing things a little differently.  Figure Eight Brewing has recently opened a brewpub in Valparaiso and we thought we should give it a try.  The brew master, has graciously agreed to give us a tour of their facility as well as a guided tasting of their beers. 

Included with the cost will be dinner and a flight of 6 beer samples.

Please RSVP! We need to have an idea on the numbers.  We'll be ordering food off the menu, so there will be some flexibility for walk-ins. Stop by even if you haven't RSVP'd.  Feel free to invite friends, family, etc.  This is one our least technical evenings.  Anyone is bound to enjoy the artform of brewing and chilling beer.

Cost: $20 Check-in: 5:00 pm CDT
Dinner/Tour: 5:30 pm - ???

Figure Eight Brewpub
150 Washington Street
Valparaiso IN 46383
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