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)

November 2018 Meeting

November 13th – Evaporative Cooling vs Dry Cooling

Hello Everyone!

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's Bio:
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


Tin Roost
840 W Penn St.
North Liberty, IA


October 2018 Meeting

October 9th – Controls Integration

Hi Everyone,

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).

Tentative Agenda:
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 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