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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!
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 16th – Thermal Energy Storage
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
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
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 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 7th – Energy Recovery Panel
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 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 11th – University of Iowa Pharmacy Building Tour
November 13th – Evaporative Cooling vs Dry Cooling
Please join us on Tuesday, November 13 at the Tin Roost in North Liberty for our November meeting. This month's topic is Evaporative Cooling Vs. Dry Cooling presented by Geoff Schive. We'll be offering a PDH certificate for this presentation.
Geoff Schive is an outside sales engineer for Data Power Technologies Group, previously employed by the R. S. Stover Company. He graduated from Iowa State University and resides in Marshalltown, Iowa. For over 21 years he has specialized in thermal performance for HVAC and industrial customers. His focus is on industrial customers and hyper-scale data centers. Geoff is married to Nancy, his wife of 37 years, with two grown children (both married), and a brand-new grandson.
Schedule of events:
5:30pm - Cocktails and Socializing
6:00pm - Order Dinner
6:10pm - Presentation: Evaporative Cooling Vs. Dry Cooling
7:10pm - Closing Remarks and Adjourn
840 W Penn St.
North Liberty, IA
October 9th – Controls Integration
First, thank you to everyone who came out to the golf outing last week, we had a great turnout and it certainly seemed like everyone had a good time.
Second, our first monthly meeting is just around the corner. Please join us on Tuesday, October 9 at Red’s Ale House in North Liberty for a presentation on Controls Integration. As we did last year, we’ll be offering a PDH credit for this meeting (and hopefully all meetings with a presentation).
5:30 – socializing/happy hour
6:00 – presentation: Controls Integration – Top 10 MEP Keys to Success presented by Jared Pourroy with Baker Group
7:00 – questions and adjourn
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 email@example.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.