October Meeting 10/8

Please join us on Tuesday, October 8th for our October meeting. This month’s topic is Refrigeration, presented by Steve Kujak. We’ll be offering a PDH certificate for this presentation. This meeting is open to current ASHRAE members and any possible new members. The meeting is free to current Cedar Valley ASHRAE members and $20 for non-members.

Steve’s Bio:
Steve Kujak is the Director of Next Generation Refrigerant Research at Ingersoll Rand. With over 27 years of experience, authoring and co-authoring over 40 publications on refrigerants and has 14 patents. Steve has been a member of ASHRAE since 2006 and has been involved multiple ASHRAE and AHRI committees and contributed to multiple refrigerant standards. See attachment for his expanded bio.

Schedule of events:
5:15pm – Socializing. Food & drinks will be delivered at this time.
5:45pm – Presentation: The Future of Refrigerants. See attachment for presentation summary.
6:45pm – Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Location: Modus Waterloo (Host) 214 East 4th Street Waterloo, IA

**New for this year**
Don’t want to drive far?? Attend “virtually” and still network! Webinar locations in Iowa City & Cedar Rapids:
**Cedar Rapids: Design Engineers Office 8801 Prairie View Ln SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
**Iowa City: MODUS Office 118 E College St. Iowa City, IA 52240

July 2019 Meeting

July 29 – 2019-2020 Planning Meeting

Hello Cedar Valley ASHRAE,

Hope you have all had a great summer. Please join us from 5:00-7:00pm on Monday, July 29th at Design Engineer's office in Cedar Rapids to discuss our upcoming calendar year. Dinner and drinks will be provided. Topics of discussion will include scheduling monthly meeting speakers and locations. Opportunities to volunteer in various capacities within Cedar Valley ASHRAE will also be discussed.

Hope to see you all there!

Cedar Valley ASHRAE


May 2019 Meeting

May 14th – Distinguished Lecturer Chris Mathis

Hello Cedar Valley ASHRAE!

Our final meeting of the 2018 - 2019 ASHRAE year will be held on Tuesday, May 14th. We are excited to host Chris Mathis as an ASHRAE distinguished lecturer. He will present two topics for a total of 3 PDHs. The titles of the topics are shown in the schedule below and additional descriptions and presenter bio are in the documents below.

3:30 - 4:00 Sign In/Registration at Cedar Ridge Winery near Swisher, IA
4:00 - 6:00 Why Buildings Matter and the Role of ASHRAE 90.1 (2.0 PDH)
6:05 - 6:35 Social Break - Drinks and Dinner
6:35 - 7:35 The Challenge of Sustainability(1.0 PDH)

This seminar brings into focus the critical role of our buildings, and our challenges at delivering better performance. We will also cover some building and energy code “fundamentals” which applies to consulting engineers as well as to owners, architects, code officials and local policy makers. We are challenging our members to “bring a guest” – especially a guest outside of their normal engineering disciplines. “Bring your own Architect, Owner, Contractor” since we all need to be on the same page when we get to a project meeting. We will then segue from the energy code basics of the first topic to “How do we do better than code?” This should also be attractive to our Owners, Architects, and Contractor colleagues, as well as the local green building community. In this talk we will challenge some of the notions about what constitutes a “green building” and what it means to be truly sustainable.

Cost to attend, which includes dinner, is $30 for Cedar Valley Chapter members and $50 for non-members. Please fill out the attached RSVP form and return to Tim Lentz (cvashrae@gmail.com) by noon on Thursday, May 2nd. Payments ahead of time are appreciated, but will also be accepted onsite (cash and check). If you plan to pay at the door, please go ahead and send in your RSVP.

Information about Chris can be found here.

Thanks and we hope to see you at our final event of the year!



USGBC Iowa Annual Meeting

April 23rd – CEU and Networking Opportunity

Hello Cedar Valley ASHRAE Members,

The annual USGBC meeting is being held in Cedar Rapids this year. The event is free to register for but space is limited. If you are in need of any continuing education credits for your USGBC certifications this is a great opportunity to get them taken care of and those and network with those within our profession.

Details for the event, including registration, can be found at: https://www.usgbc.org/event/usgbc-iowa-annual-meeting-0

Hope to see you there!
Cedar Valley ASHRAE


April 2018 Meeting

April 16th – Thermal Energy Storage

Hello Everyone,

We'll be having our April meeting next week on Tuesday, April 16. We'll be meeting at Single Speed Brewing in Waterloo (325 Commercial St.). Our presentation will be on Thermal Storage presented by Nick Seymour of Trane. As usual, we will be offering 1 PDH for this presentation.

5:00pm Happy hour in the bar area
6:00pm Move to the meeting room, opening comments, place orders
6:20pm Presentation: Thermal Storage by Nick Seymour
7:20pm Questions and closing of meeting

Upcoming Events:
April 23: USGBC Iowa Annual Celebration Luncheon
May 2-4: ASHRAE Region VI CRC in Milwaukee, WI
May 14: Distinguished Lecturer Chris Mathis at Cedar Ridge, Swisher, IA

Chapter Business
We will be having chapter elections soon. We will need to fill the Secretary position. If you are someone you know is interested, please let a member of the current boar know.

Hope to see you all on Tuesday,
Cedar Valley ASHRAE


March 2018 Meeting

March 26th – Membership Promotion Night

Hello Cedar Valley ASHRAE,
I hope everyone is looking forward to our membership promotion event on Tuesday. As a reminder, we will be going curling at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena on Tuesday, March 26. Please feel free to extend this invite to anyone who might be interested in joining ASHRAE/ We've managed to line up a short tour of the refrigeration and HVAC systems of the arena. Also, Shannon Lee with Victaulic has generously offered to sponsor the food and drink for the evening. We're very appreciative.

If you are planning on attending and haven't already, please RSVP to this email to help with ordering food and drinks.

6:00pm-6:45pm: tour of systems/food served
6:45pm-7pm: Lesson on prepping hockey ice for curling
7pm-7:30pm: On-ice curling tutorial
7:30pm-8:30pm: Curling matches

What to wear
Flat, clean shoes such as running shoes. Dress in warm, loose clothing. The rink air temperature is about 45 degrees.

Food and Drink
Refreshments will be provided. No outside food or drink allowed, but provided drinks can be brought onto the ice.

Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
1100 Rockford Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

See you there,
Cedar Valley ASHRAE


February 2018 Meeting

February 7th – Energy Recovery Panel

Hello all,
Please join us for our February meeting next week on Thursday, February 7. We will be hosting an energy recovery panel with experts on heat pipe and enthalpy wheel technologies. The meeting will be in the private room at Granite City in Cedar Rapids. The meeting will be part presentation, part open forum discussion.

5:30pm Social Half Hour
6:00pm Order Dinner
6:15pm Presentation: Energy Recovery Technologies
Presenters: Clay Petersen - Heat Pipe Technology
Scott Janke - NovelAire
6:45pm Open Forum/Q&A
7:15pm Closing Remarks

Cedar Valley ASHRAE


January 2018 Meeting

January 17 – Cedar Falls Utilities Tour

Come join us at the Cedar Falls Power Plant for a tour of their Streeter Station. A presentation detailing technology and capabilities of the power plant will precede a walkthrough of systems discussed. After the tour we will head over to Doughy Joey's for dinner, drinks and fellowship.

5:00PM - Presentation in conference room of CFU Streeter Power Plant located at 1 Utility Parkway, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
5:30PM - Tour of Power Plant
6:30PM - Social gathering at Doughy Joey's located at 126 Brandilynn Blvd, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

Directions to Streeter Power Plant

Directions to Doughy Joey’s Pizza

December 2018 Meeting

December 11th – University of Iowa Pharmacy Building Tour

Hi Everyone,
Please join us next week on Tuesday, December 11 at 5:00pm for a tour of the new UI Pharmacy building.  The tour will be lead by Lincoln Pearce and Peter Ernzen from IMEG and Steve Heyne from Miron.  Hard hats and glasses will be required, please bring yours along.  If you are intending to attend but do not have access to safety equipment, please let us know by responding to this email.  We will have dinner after the tour, tentatively planned for Reunion Brewery in Coralville.
5:00pm Meet at UI Pharmacy (29 Byington Rd, Iowa City)
5:01pm Tour
~6:30pm Dinner at Reunion Brewery (subject to change)