October Meeting

Post date: Oct 17, 2016 9:1:41 PM

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer:James Vallort

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South Bend Lunch Meeting - October 26

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


Sherville Dinner Meeting - October 26

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

9318 Indianapolis Blvd,

Highland, IN


About The Presenter:

This presentation will explore ways a Building Automation System Master Plan can prepare for future technological advancements and enable today’s facility managers to harness the power of their building systems, to better utilize energy and to increase energy efficiency, reduce utility costs and improve occupant comfort.

Many building owners and operators currently face issues associated with their existing building control systems. These issues can include, but are not limited to: Outdated or obsolete technology, limitations of older generations of automation systems, multiple disparate control systems functioning in the same facility and concerns related to expansion or renovation plans.

These issues lead to underutilization of the control system, robbing the users of the opportunity to maximize their investment in their automation technology. I will discuss how to improve the efficiency of building systems with the ultimate goal of reducing utility and energy costs.

About The Presenter:

James K. Vallort, Fellow ASHRAE, is executive vice president, Environmental Systems Design, Chicago, Ill.

Jim Vallort currently is a member of the Finance Committee and the Planning Committee. Jim is a member of the Illinois Chapter and Rocky Mountain Chapter. Jim previously served on the Board of Directors as a society vice president 2014-16, Director at Large 2005-08 and as Region VI director and regional chair 2001-04. He was chair of the Host Committee for the 1993 Winter Conference and vice chair of the 2003 and 1999 Winter Conference. He was president of the Illinois Chapter in 1999-2000. He has been a member of Technology Council, Members Council, Regions Council and PubEd Council. He has been a Chair of the ASHRAE Program committee. Jim is the recipient of the ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award, Distinguished Service Award and ASHRAE Fellow. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University.

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