Past Events 2013-2014

June 2014 - Golf Outing

posted May 13, 2014, 12:39 PM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 9:21 AM ]

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3218/2785690627_17b2f93e4b_q.jpgTime 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.  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.

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 17, 2014

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.
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June 2014 - Golf Outing


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May 2014 - RTU Controls and VRF Energy - 2.0 PDH's

posted May 13, 2014, 6:01 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 10:15 AM ]

Lunch Meeting - Thursday, May 15, 2014

Advanced RTU Controls

Please join us Thursday at lunch for networking, and some technical education!  Ryan Hoger of TEC will be presenting on Advanced RTU Controls.  
 
Lunch Meeting - May 15
Cost: $15 (includes lunch)
Check-in: 11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Lunch/Program: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT
 

Dinner Meeting - Thursday, May 15, 2014

Advanced VRF Ratings and Energy Comparisons

For the dinner meeting, Ryan Hoger of TEC will be presenting on VRF systems.  This is NOT the "what is VRF" presentation.  We have all seen that dog and pony show before.  Mr. Hoger will be discussing the new AHRI 1230 rating system, ASHRAE  90.1-2010 compliance, and ASHRAE 15 compliance.  

Dinner Meeting - May 15
Cost: $20 (includes dinner and drinks)
Check-in: 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
Dinner/Program: 5:30 am - 7:30 pm CDT

Ryan R. Hoger, LEED AP, has been with Temperature Equipment Corp. since 1997. He was the 2007-08 president of the Illinois ASHRAE Chapter and is actively involved with several ASHRAE and gas/electric utility committees. He has extensive experience with RTU controls, building automation systems (BAS), energy recovery ventilators (ERV), variable refrigerant flow (VRF), demand controlled ventilation (DCV), and other energy conserving HVAC systems.  Ryan has written several HVAC articles for various publications and has a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois.
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May 2014 Registration


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A $1.00 convenience fee has been added to cover transaction costs.  All payments are FINAL; there will be no refunds.

March 2014 - Advanced RTU Control Strategies

posted Mar 17, 2014, 6:39 PM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated May 5, 2014, 6:09 AM ]

Dinner Meeting
Packaged rooftop units (RTUs) are used to easily and effectively heat and cool more than 50% of all commercial buildings, but are they efficient?  The cooling efficiency improvements in the refrigeration circuits have improved slightly in the past 10 years and the average gas efficiency has improved from 80% to just 82%.  What else can we do to make a simple RTU use significantly less energy to heat and cool our structures?  A recent 2013 Department of Energy study explored this exact question and the solution is summarized by the term Advanced Rooftop Control or ARC.  This course will explore that research and several options for existing (or new) RTUs to save 24 to 35% of the fan, cooling, and heating energy combined.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
  1. Know the RTU related requirements of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  2. Select the appropriate RTU accessories to maximize performance and efficiency
  3. Be able to describe technologies such as economizers, demand controlled ventilation, and energy recovery ventilation
  4. Learn about the newest energy savings RTU option of multi-speed fan control
  5. Join the Advanced RTU Campaign to continue the education process and begin project implementation
Agenda:
  1. AHRI Efficiency Ratings
  2. Define Advanced Rooftop Control Strategies
  3. Economizers
  4. Demand Controlled Ventilation
  5. Multi-speed Fan Control
  6. Energy Recovery Ventilation
  7. Compressor Capacity Control Strategies
Ryan R. Hoger, LEED AP, has been with Temperature Equipment Corp. since 1997. He was the 2007-08 president of the Illinois ASHRAE Chapter and is actively involved with several ASHRAE and gas/electric utility committees. He has extensive experience with RTU controls, building automation systems (BAS), energy recovery ventilators (ERV), variable refrigerant flow (VRF), demand controlled ventilation (DCV), and other energy conserving HVAC systems.  Ryan has written several HVAC articles for various publications and has a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois.


Dinner Meeting - March 27
Cost: $20 (includes dinner and drinks)
Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 CDT
Dinner/Program: 6:00 - 8:00 pm CDT

Zuni's House of Pizza
2907 W 45th Ave
Highland, IN 46322

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March 2014 Registration


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A $1.00 convenience fee has been added to cover transaction costs.  All payments are FINAL; there will be no refunds.

November 2013 - Geothermal Systems

posted Nov 13, 2013, 8:50 PM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Mar 17, 2014, 6:50 PM ]

This Thursday, Jake Bailey, a regional sale manager for ClimateMaster, will be presenting on geothermal systems.  Mr. Bailey will be giving a two part presentation.  The first part will explore the economic benefits of utilizing hybrid systems.  Hybrid geothermal systems reduce field size by providing a chiller and/or boiler.  The second part of Mr. Bailey's presentation will be a case study study comparing VRF system performance to geothermal system performance.  This case study from actual data gathere from from ASHRAE's own headquarters in Atlanta where both geothermal and VRF systems have been installed.

Lunch Meeting - November 21

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

Havel Brothers
3210 Sugar Maple Court
South Bend, IN  46628

Dinner Meeting - November 21
Cost: $20 (includes dinner and drinks)
Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Dinner/Program: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

Millies Engineering Group
9711 Valparaiso Drive
Munster, IN  46321
Enter at North Lunchroom Door


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November 2013 Registration

Optional - Step 2 - Pay for Registration
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A $1.00 convenience fee has been added to cover transaction costs.  All payments are FINAL; there will be no refunds.

October 2013 - Acoustics and Sustainable Design

posted Oct 11, 2013, 3:17 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Nov 13, 2013, 8:24 PM ]

Nathan Sevener is a Principal Consultant and Partner at the acoustical consulting firm Soundscape Engineering.  He started his career 18 years ago in Los Angeles, working at the multidisciplinary, British engineering firm Arup.  Mr. Sevener is a licensed professional engineer (mechanical), a LEED Accredited Professional, and a Board Certified member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering.  He has been an instructor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and in the College of Engineering at Valparaiso University.  He has been published and has presented technical papers for Sound & Vibration Magazine, Acoustical Society of America, Institute of Noise Control Engineering, Midwest Healthcare Engineering Conference and Tradeshow, and Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo.  Mr. Sevener’s firm provides acoustical consulting services for projects primarily located in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, California, and Western Canada.

The first ‘sustainable’  building which he recalls working on was the LEED Gold certified Santa Monica Main Library, which he began design work on twelve years ago.  However, the mild climate of Southern California meant that sustainable design features were already in use before the promulgation of the LEED rating system.  Some of these sustainable design elements, such as natural ventilation, had a great impact on building acoustics.  As the sustainable design movement has gained momentum, pressed forward by the economic pressure for energy efficient buildings, it increasingly impacted building acoustics.  The need for recycled material content drove acoustical finishes manufacturers to offer new products to meet the demand, increased use of radiant heating systems resulted in more frequent lack of speech privacy in buildings, utilization of fan-powered energy recovery units introduced new noise sources.  Sustainable design further impacted acoustical design work when the USGBC included mandatory and optional points for the acoustical environment in the LEED rating systems.  In this presentation, Mr. Sevener will describe how sustainable design practices have lead to new acoustical problems and considerations for building designers and some of the ways that these acoustical issues can be addressed.

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

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 15


Lunch Meeting - October 17
Canceled

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

Millies Engineering Group
9711 Valparaiso Drive
Enter at North End by Lunchroom
Munster, Indiana  46321
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October 2013 Registration


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Now you can pay for your registration with credit card!
A $1.00 convenience fee has been added to cover transaction costs.  All payments are FINAL; there will be no refunds.

September 2012 - Crown Point Kickoff

posted Sep 12, 2013, 9:56 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Oct 11, 2013, 3:09 AM ]

Thursday, September 26
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 26 at 5:00 pm CDT for this notoriously fun evening.

Last year we visited Figure 8 Brewing out in Valparaiso.  This year we thought we should give another local brewery a try: Crown Brewing of Crown Point, Indiana.  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 a pizza buffet dinner, soft drinks, and a flight of beer samples.

Please RSVP! We need to have an idea on the numbers.  There will be a pizza buffet, 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 art form of brewing and chilling beer.

Dinner Meeting
Thursday, September 26
Cost: $20 Check-in: 5:00 pm CDT
Dinner/Tour: 5:30 pm - ???


Step 1 - RSVP - Fill in the form and click "submit"
(Don't forget to make your lunch selection!)

September 2013 CP Registration

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September 2013 - South Bend Kickoff

posted Sep 12, 2013, 6:45 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Oct 11, 2013, 3:09 AM ]

Thursday, September 19
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Come join us for a box lunch and a double tour of the Compton Family Ice Arena at the University of Notre Dame.   This impressive 5,000 capacity facility is home to Notre Dame's Fighting Irish hockey team.  The Charles W. “Lefty” Smith Jr. Rink, the NHL-size playing surface of the main arena, honors the first coach in the Notre Dame hockey program. The Olympic-size rink can be divided into two smaller rinks to be used by the Irish Youth Hockey League (IYHL), the USA Hockey Athlete Development Model (ADM), figure skating, public skating, and intramural broomball. The building also houses numerous offices, locker rooms, and training facilities.

The 212,000 sq. ft facility was designed by Rossetti of Southfield, MI and built by Barton Malow.

Doors open at 11:30 AM, head downstairs, there will be signs. After lunch, we'll tour the "front-side" of the arena then go behind the scenes for a MEP tour hosted by UND mechanical engineers and ASHRAE members Jamie Bontrager-Singer and Bob Werner.


Please RSVP by 10:00 am Tuesday, September 17

Lunch Meeting
Thursday, September 19
Cost: $15 (includes box lunch)
Time: 11:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Compton Family Ice Arena
100 Compton Family Ice Arena
South Bend, IN  46556


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(Don't forget to make your lunch selection!)

September 2013 SB Registration


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A $1.00 convenience fee has been added to cover transaction costs.  All payments are FINAL; there will be no refunds.

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