Past Events 2015-2016

May 2016 - Lighting Efficiency

posted May 5, 2016, 9:37 PM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Jun 10, 2016, 6:12 AM ]

Presenter: Kelly Weger

Kelly works with companies throughout the state of Indiana. She provides trusted advice and technical assistance to manufacturers and other businesses. Through consulting and training, she implements solutions to help companies increase efficiencies and reduce waste within their entire organization. Kelly specializes in building technologies, energy efficiency, and sustainability. She is a Registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professional, as designated by the U.S. Green Building Council; Kelly uses these skills to help businesses to identify opportunities and prioritize the best approach for both immediate and long term benefits. She also draws upon the Purdue brain trust to provide unique and innovative solutions for complex technological problems and business development issues. She is based at the field office in Indianapolis.

Kelly has more than 14 years in the building industry, with experience in commercial, governmental, and industrial projects. She has helped more than 100 industrial companies to ascertain energy related goals and opportunities, providing real-world results in a cost-effective manner. She has provided technical third-party reviews of facilities and operations for companies in plastics, metals, batteries, data centers, property management, and many others. Kelly has held positions as Project Architect, Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Renewable Energy Program Manager, Outreach Manager, and Sustainability Specialist. She is a Registered Architect in the State of Michigan and a LEED A.P.


Topic: Lighting Efficiency

  • Basic lighting terms
  • True cost of lighting
  • Calculating savings
  • Top 5 mistakes in retrofits
  • Sneak peek at future technologies


Lunch Meeting - May 19

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

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

Dinner Meeting - May 19
Professional Cost: $20 (includes dinner)
Student Cost: Free! (sponsored by the chapter)
Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 CDT

Dinner/Program: 6:00 - 8:00 pm CDT

True BBQ & Whiskey Bar
8940 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN 46321


 
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June 2016 - Golf Outing

posted May 5, 2016, 5:10 PM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Sep 19, 2016, 7:45 PM ]

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.

Wednesday
, June 15, 2016

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 2016 - Golf Outing


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March 2016 - Ammonia Systems 101

posted Mar 22, 2016, 7:43 PM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Jun 10, 2016, 6:11 AM ]

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
Dr. Douglas Reindl, Ph.D.
1 PDH (Illinois & Indiana)
1 GBCI CE Hour
1 AIA LU

It's poisonous. It's flammable. It's green? Why on earth would you want to use it in a refrigeration system.  Come to our meeting this month and find out. This month, Dr. Douglas Reindl will be presenting an introduction to ammonia refrigeration systems.

Douglas Reindl, PhD, PE is a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Departments of Engineering Professional Development and Mechanical Engineering, as well as the director of the Thermal Storage Applications Research Center and the HVAC&R Center, and founder and director of the Industrial Refrigeration Consortium. He is the past chair and current member of the ASHRAE standard committee for Standard 15, past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee on Thermal Energy Storage and Vice Chair of ASHRAE Guideline 2. Doug received his BS in mechanical engineering technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, MS in mechanical engineering from UW–Madison, and PhD in mechanical engineering from UW–Madison.

Lunch Meeting - March 31

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

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

Dinner Meeting - March 31
Professional Cost: $20 (includes dinner)
Student Cost: Free! (sponsored by the chapter)
Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 CDT

Dinner/Program: 6:00 - 8:00 pm CDT

True BBQ & Whiskey Bar
8940 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN 46321

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February 2016 - Data Center HVAC - 1 PDH

posted Feb 7, 2016, 12:06 PM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 7:17 PM ]

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
Dr. Kishor Khankari, Ph.D.
1 PDH (Illinois & Indiana)
1 GBCI CE Hour
1 AIA LU

Airflow management within data centers is crucial for proper cooling and energy efficiency of data centers. Proper selection as well as proper placement of various data center equipment such as CRACs, perforated tiles, and racks plays an important role in airflow distribution and cooling performance of data centers. This presentation will focus on basics of data center cooling and principles of air movement in data centers with a wide variety of examples involving raised floor and flat floor data rooms, air leakages through server cabinets and containment systems, role of rack thermal mass during power shutdown, and external airflow and plume dispersion around data center buildings.

Dr. Kishor Khankari, Ph.D. provides engineering solutions and insights through Physics based simulations and analyses. Kishor has several years of experience in providing optimized HVAC solutions to a wide variety of applications involving external wind engineering, plume dispersion, displacement ventilation, natural ventilation, radiant heating and cooling, and indoor air quality and thermal comfort optimization for office spaces, patient rooms, operating rooms, cleanrooms, justice facilities, data centers, and warehouses. Dr. Khankari has developed a patented technology of a wind band design of exhaust fan assembly systems. He has developed several easy-to-use analytical software tools which are regularly used by design engineers in a variety companies including those in HVAC industry, critical facilities, and automotive industries. 

A noted expert in his field, he has a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and has been regularly published in several technical journals and trade magazines. Dr. Khankari is an eloquent speaker and has made several presentations on topics related to design and optimization of HVAC systems at various technical conferences and professional meetings.

Dr. Kishor Khankari is an active member of ASHRAE both at local and national level. He is a past President of Detroit ASHRAE Chapter. He is a past Chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee TC9.11 Clean Spaces and a Member of Research Administration Committee (RAC) at national level.



Lunch Meeting - February 18

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

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

Dinner Meeting - February 18
Professional Cost: $20 (includes dinner)
Student Cost: Free! (sponsored by the chapter)
Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 CDT

Dinner/Program: 6:00 - 8:00 pm CDT

Purdue University Calumet
Peregrine Hall Conference Room 300
2330 173rd Street 
Hammond, IN 46323
(Park on South side of building, enter on the North side)

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November 2015 - Natural Ventilation

posted Nov 16, 2015, 3:12 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Feb 7, 2016, 12:26 PM ]

Earn 1 PDH this month, listening to our speaker Matthew Bray, Engineering manager at Breathing Buildings (http://www.breathingbuildings.com) presenting on Natural Ventilation.

Matthew began working for Breathing Buildings in January 2010, after recently completing a PhD in Laser-assisted Cold Spray at the University of Cambridge. He has an engineering background, and has previously worked for Rolls-Royce and Rovtech Systems Ltd. He is from the Lake District and is renowned for making the worst tea in the office.

On helping clients: "The aim of our work is simple: help people realise how they can save energy and create a more pleasant environment for occupants through sensible management of heat and ventilation in their buildings".


Lunch Meeting - November 19

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

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

Dinner Meeting - November 19
Cost: $20 (includes dinner and drinks)
Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 CDT
Dinner/Program: 6:00 - 8:00 pm CDT
 
Bullpen Luxury Sports Bar
1013 West U.S. Highway 30
Schererville, IN

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September 2015 - Studebaker Museum

posted Sep 3, 2015, 4:14 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Nov 16, 2015, 3:26 AM ]

For years, our chapter has met at Tippecanoe Place Restaurant located in the Studebaker family mansion.  Now we have a chance to learn a little about the history of this meeting location.  This month for our kick of meeting we'll be visiting the Studebaker National Museum.

Studebaker is a fascinating and unique part of South Bend history.  Not all automobiles came out of Detroit.  For many years  Studebaker manufactured cars of with a reputation of quality and reliability.

This is also your chance to see the museum's special exhibit on Lincoln's last days.  This exhibit features many local and national artifacts loaned to the museum.

$20.00 provides premium box lunch plus access to Studebaker Museum, including Lincoln's Final Days exhibit. 

Limited seating, Attendees must pre-register to ensure lunch and access into Studebaker museum.

Thursday - September 17
Cost: $20 (includes lunch)
Check-in: 11:30 am - Noon EDT
Lunch & Museum: Noon - 12:30 pm
Tour: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Studebaker Museum
201 S. Chapin Street
South Bend, IN 46601 
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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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