May 2018 Meeting

May 15th – Distinguished Lecturer

The final meeting of the 2017 - 2018 ASHRAE year will be held on Tuesday, May 15th at Cedar Ridge Winery. ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Wei Sun will present two topics for a total of 3 PDHs. Presentation topics and schedule are shown below:

3:30 - 4:00 Sign In/Registration
4:00 - 5:30 Laboratories and HVAC Systems Design Fundamentals (1.5 PDH)
5:30 - 6:00 Social Break - Dinner and Drinks
6:00 - 7:30 Design of Pressurization Systems - Technologies in Room/Suite Pressure Control, Performance Evaluation and Design Practices (1.5 PDH)

Cost to attend, which includes dinner, is $30 for Cedar Valley Chapter members and $50 for non-members. Please fill out the RSVP form and return to Phil Greco pgreco@mechsales.com by noon on Thursday, May 3rd. 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.

April 2018 Meeting

April 10th – Living Building Challenge

The April meeting will be presented by Cedar Valley ASHRAE's very own Tim Lentz and will be held at Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids on April 10th. Indian Creek Nature Center's Amazing Space opened in September 2016 and has committed to achieving Living Building certification. Tim will have a short presentation defining the Living Building Challenge followed by a brief walk-through of the Amazing Space to highlight its sustainable features. 1 PDH will be available.

Our first order of business at the meeting will be our chapter officer elections for the 2018-2019 ASHRAE term. If you would like to nominate someone for the vacant Secretary position, please check with them to assess their interest and make sure they are up to the challenge. If the nominee is not able to attend the meeting, please make sure someone is present and prepared to endorse the nomination and summarize their past involvement with ASHRAE. After the presentation and walk-through, we'll rendezvous for dinner and drinks at Parlor City Pub & Eatery. The schedule for the meeting will be the following:

5:00 - 5:15 Cedar Valley ASHRAE Secretary Election
5:15 - 6:15 Presentation, Walk-through, and Q&A
6:30 - Dinner at Parlor City

March 2018 Meeting

March 6th – Fundamentals of Airside Test & Balance

The March meeting will be presented by Jim Hall of Systems Management & Balancing and will be held at SingleSpeed Brewing in Waterloo on March 6th. Jim's presentation will cover the Fundamentals of Test & Balance for Engineers & Cx Providers, and attendees will better understand

1. Proper use, application, and limitations of the TAB instrumentation

2. Accurate, useful, and meaningful data that is obtained in the field vs. laboratory data for use on their project

3. HVAC systems and the TAB/measurement process; how can systems be set up to allow for proper data collection

4. A project team approach to address schedule challenges, design alternatives as it relates to balancing device locations, equipment usage, and HVAC system operation

The discussion will focus mostly on airside TAB but will address waterside TAB as time allows. 1 PDH will be available. The venue needs an accurate headcount in advance of the meeting, so a RSVP will be required to attend. Please RSVP to cvashrae@gmail.com by no later than Thursday, March 1st. The schedule will be the following:

5:30 - 6 Social Half Hour
Order Dinner at 6
6:15 - 7:15 Presentation, dinner delivered when ready
7:15 - 7:30 Q&A