Past Events 2017-2018

See below for past announcements regarding registering for monthly meetings for 2017-1018.

May 2018 - ASHRAE Standard 189.1

posted May 2, 2018, 2:51 PM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated May 14, 2018, 1:20 PM ]

Douglas F. Zentz
Associate Professor, HVACR Program Coordinator 
Ferris State University

ASHRAE Standard 189.1

This new ASHRAE standard was developed in coordination with USBGC and IESNA for the purpose of creating a code ready standard that addresses the overall building performance needs in establishing a minimum level of acceptance as to what is a “GREEN” building. ASHRAE Standard 189.1 incorporates ASHRAE Standards 62.1, 55, and 90.1 (all current versions) and the platform of LEED to develop code language explanations for all areas of a Green Building and what the building owner can expect for building performance. The presentation will address the following in reference to ASHRAE 189.1; (a) Why have it?, (b) Relationship to Other ASHRAE Standards, and (c) What is in the Standard. The content of the details of the standard will be covered in a general context (due to time) as it will outline the areas of the standard, show Mandatory elements within each area of the standard, and then illustrate the two paths of compliance (prescriptive and performance) for each area of the standard.

Douglas F. Zentz, Associate Professor, is the Program Coordinator for the HVACR Programs within the College of Engineering Technology at Ferris State University. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University in 1980 and his Master degree in Career and Technical Education from Ferris State University in 2007. He is a past President of West Michigan ASHRAE, a past RVC of Student Activities for Region V, and past Chair for Student Activities within ASHRAE.

In the field of HVACR, his background includes professional engineering sales for the Trane Company, manager of engineering-design-build for W.J. O’Neil Company in Detroit, and vice-president of engineering for EPPA-Strand Custom Air Handling in Detroit. This experience started in 1980 and continued until his transformation into teaching at Ferris State University in 2003.
Lunch Meeting - May 17
Cost: $17 (includes lunch)
Student Cost: Free! (sponsored by the chapter)
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 17
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

Bullpen Luxury Bar/Grill (Gelsosomo's Pizza)
      HIGHLAND, IN LOCATION
      9318 Indianapolis Blvd
      Highland, IN 46322
      (219) 924-9300      
      http://www.gotobullpen.com/
Step 1: Register by submitting the form below

Step 2: Pay for Registration (optional)
Now you can pay for your registration with credit card or paypal account. (a $1 convenience fee will be added)

April 2018 - BAS Success with IoT

posted Apr 10, 2018, 9:07 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated May 9, 2018, 12:55 PM ]

David Long, EI
BAS Account Manager, Trane - Arkansas
BAS Success with IoT

As “connected” and “smart” devices become more and more commonplace in our industry, several are left wondering exactly what is, can be, and should be accessed through the internet. Questions concerning how these devices are networked, and how they can be leveraged for the benefit of buildings and their operators also arise as this technology is leveraged. Beyond these questions, valid concerns surrounding data security are also prevalent. This presentation seeks to explore answers to all of these questions and discuss how to better serve buildings, their occupants, and their owners/operators.

David joined Trane, in July of 2017, as a BAS Account Manager as part of the team chosen to startup new offices in Springdale and Little Rock Arkansas. Preceding this he worked for a 3rd party owned franchise office for Trane. He attended the Trane Controls Graduate Training Program in St. Paul, MN, a controls specific offshoot of the renowned “Trane GTP” program, as part of the inaugural class. Throughout all of his time with Trane, David has divided his time between working with engineers and facility owner/operators in control system design based on Trane and Tridium systems, and assisting in the management of the controls fulfillment teams.  Prior to his time working as an ATC contractor, David worked for an Arkansas based consulting firm, Bernhard TME, for nearly seven years, first as a student intern while completing his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas, then continuing on as a Mechanical Designer/Engineer Intern upon graduation. As a proud member of ASHRAE since 2013, David currently serves the Northwest Section of the Arkansas chapter (which is slated to become the first new chapter of ASHRAE in over decade in July 2018) as secretary, and has also been member of the Steering Committee, Student Activities Chair, and has contributed to other committees including Social and YEA.
Lunch Meeting - April 19
Cost: $17 (includes lunch)
Student Cost: Free! (sponsored by the chapter)
Check-in: 11:30 am - Noon EDT
Lunch/Program: Noon - 1:00 pm EDT
RSVP at the link above

Tippecanoe Place
      620 W. Washington St.
      South Bend, IN
Dinner Meeting - April 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
RSVP at the link above

Bullpen Luxury Bar/Grill (Gelsosomo's Pizza)
    SHEREVILLE LOCATION
    1013 W Lincoln Hwy,
    Schererville,
    IN 46375
    http://www.gotobullpen.com/
Step 1: Register by submitting the form below
Registration is closed
Step 2: Pay for Registration (optional)
Registration is closed

March 2018 - Net Zero Building Lessons

posted Mar 9, 2018, 5:46 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated May 9, 2018, 12:55 PM ]

Benjamin Skelton, PE
President, Cyclone Energy Group
Lessons Learned from Designing a Net Zero Energy Building

Walgreens opened the first-ever Net Zero Energy retail store in Evanston, Illinois in 2013. The design was unique and incorporated technology never before used, as well as many other cutting-edge technologies. The highlight is the all-natural CO2-based refrigeration system which consists of a never before designed transcritical heat pump technology that uses a vertical geo-exchange wells. Net-zero was achieved using micro-inverter solar panels and vertical wind turbines for energy generation. The project was designed and built to share the lessons learned, and there is a lot to share from this project. In 2016 it was awarded the prestigious ASHRAE International Technology Award in 2016.

Benjamin Skelton is the founder and president of Cyclone Energy Group, a Chicago-based building performance consulting firm. As a consulting engineer, Skelton specializes in energy efficient and sustainable buildings, and is recognized as an expert in building energy simulation, building commissioning, and retro-commissioning. He has worked on a wide variety of buildings and projects that include ENERGY STAR certification, U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification, and net-zero energy buildings. Benjamin has earned prestigious awards for engineering design including an ASHRAE International Design Competition 1st Place Design Award. He currently sits on the board for the International engineering society ASHRAE.

Lunch Meeting - March 15
Cost: $17 (includes lunch)
Student Cost: Free! (sponsored by the chapter)
Check-in: 11:30 am - Noon EDT
Lunch/Program: Noon - 1:00 pm EDT
RSVP at the link above

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


Dinner Meeting - March 15

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
RSVP at the link above

NOTE THE REVISED LOCATION:
True BBQ and Whiskey Bar
      8940 Calumet Ave
      Munster, IN 46321
      (219) 836-2122 
      https://www.truebbqandwhiskey.com/

Step 1: Register by submitting the form below
Registration is closed
Step 2: Pay for Registration (optional)
Registration is closed

February 2018 - Demand Control Ventilation

posted Feb 19, 2018, 11:47 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated May 9, 2018, 12:57 PM ]

Presentation by:
Ted Owen
President Owen Energy Solutions
Demand Control Ventilation for Kitchen Hoods

Ted Owen is the president of Owen Energy Solutions and is the Midwest Distributor for Melink Corporation and the Intelli-Hood controls for commercial Kitchen hoods.  Prior to becoming Melink's distributor Ted worked for Melink for almost 13 years.  Ted started out in Intelli-Hood sales back in 1999 and by the time he left in 2011 he was the COO and ran the Intelli-Hood division.

This presentation will be on Demand Control Ventilation for commercial kitchen hoods.  This will be a summary of the market and the various products that are available today.  It will also cover several cased studies and the pros and cons of the various systems and some of the best applications for Demand Control Ventilation.   It will also cover various ways for the products to go to market such as new construction vs retrofit applications.
Lunch Meeting - February 27
Cost: $17 (includes lunch)
Student Cost: Free! (sponsored by the chapter)
Check-in: 11:30 am - Noon EDT
Lunch/Program: Noon - 1:00 pm EDT
RSVP at the link above

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


Dinner Meeting - February 27
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
RSVP at the link above

Bullpen Luxury Bar/Grill (Gelsosomo's Pizza)
      HIGHLAND, IN LOCATION
      9318 Indianapolis Blvd
      Highland, IN 46322
      (219) 924-9300      
      http://www.gotobullpen.com/

Step 1: Register by submitting the form below
Registration is closed
Step 2: Pay for Registration (optional)
Registration is closed

November 2017 - ASHRAE/AIA Joint meeting

posted Nov 1, 2017, 8:46 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated May 9, 2018, 12:57 PM ]

We are very excited to announce that the Northern Indiana ASHRAE Chapter is teaming up with AIA Indiana to offer a joint CEU/PDH meeting on November 16.  The event will be hosted at Notre Dame and will include:

  • 4 hours of continuing education
  • Lunch
  • A tour of the Campus Crossroads project
Topics will include Fire Stopping, Professional Insurance, Practice Law, and Ethics.  The presenters will include:
  • Andrew Batt, HILTI Fire Protection Specialist 
  • Kristen Sprunger-Walker, Walker Agency
  • Joseph M. Leone, Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP
Please click here for the full agenda and to register.  It is very important that you register prior to the event to ensure we have enough seating and meals. Please contact Brad White if you have any questions or clarifications (bwhite@alliarch.com)

As a reminder, this year's ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo will be just over the border from our chapter in Chicago IL.  For more information please visit our informational invitation page.


Joint Meeting - November 16

Cost: $40 (includes lunch)
First Presentation: 8:00AM EST
Lunch: Noon EST
Tour: 1:00PM EST
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fire-stopping-professional-insurance-practice-law-and-ethics-notre-dame-stadium-tour-tickets-39453825454

October 2017 - ECM Pumping

posted Oct 13, 2017, 11:53 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated May 9, 2018, 12:56 PM ]

Our October monthly meeting will be Thursday, October 19th.  (See below for times and locations.)  Our presenter will be:
Chuck White
PHCC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
ECM Pumping
Chuck has over 30 years of experience in the Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning fields.  Before joining the PHCC he managed his family service contracting business, of which he continues to share ownership.  He has served on many technical committees and has participated on several DOE working groups for efficiency standards. You can find his official PHCC biography here.

Chuck will discuss ECM pumping, focusing on wire to water efficiency, pump performance, and future regulations.
Lunch Meeting - October 19
Cost: $17 (includes lunch)
Student Cost: Free! (sponsored by the chapter)
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 - October 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

Bullpen Luxury Bar/Grill (Gelsosomo's Pizza)
      HIGHLAND, IN LOCATION
      9318 Indianapolis Blvd
      Highland, IN 46322
      (219) 924-9300      
      http://www.gotobullpen.com/
Step 1: Register by submitting the form below
Registration is closed
Step 2: Pay for Registration (optional)
Registration is closed

September Kickoff Meeting

posted Sep 14, 2017, 12:41 PM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated May 9, 2018, 12:57 PM ]


Our kickoff for the new cycle of monthly meetings will be the Wednesday September 27th from 6PM EDT (5PM CDT) until 9PM EDT (8PM CDT) at the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend.  Please see below for detailed times.
This meeting will be structured as an open house with a catered dinner.  You are invited to bring your family and to invite anyone who might be interested in ASHRAE.  We want it to be a combination of chapter social meeting and a membership drive.  The museum will be open to anyone attending the meeting, and you are welcome and encouraged to explore the museum.  For more information about the museum, please check out their website: https://studebakermuseum.org/

A special thanks to the meeting sponsor, Hedrick Associates.  Thanks to them the meeting is offered free of charge.

Dinner Meeting - September 27
Cost: Free!
Student Cost: Free!
Check-in: 6:00PM to 7:00PM EDT
Dinner: 7:00PM EDT
RSVP at the link above


Studebaker National Museum
      201 Chapin Street
      South Bend, IN 46601
Step 1: Register by submitting the form below
Registration is closed
Step 2: Pay for Registration (optional)
Registration is closed

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