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 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 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

April 2017 meeting

Hi Everyone,

We will be honoring our past presidents during our Tuesday April 11th Meeting and celebrating our 25 years as a chapter. Everyone is welcome to come and share an old story and reminisce about the past. Also we will be giving an update as to the current state of the Chapter. We will be having this meeting at Biaggis in Cedar Rapids. We do need an RSVP for this event so please let us know if you plan on attending by April 5th.


320 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


5:30-6:00 Social Hour

6:00-6:10 Order food

6:10-6:20 Chapter Update – Joe Chappell

6:20-6:30 GGAC update – Kelly Crow

6:30-7:00 CV Historian Project round table / story time


ASHRAE HVAC Design Training Coming to Chicago

Dear Chapter Officers,

I am pleased to let you know that ASHRAE is organizing the 3-day HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials and the 2-day HVAC Design: Level II – Application training in Chicago, IL on June 5-7 and June 8-9, 2017 respectfully.

As in the past, we’re asking the Cedar Valley Chapter to help us promote the training to Chapter members and other area associates. An email and social media promotion from the Chapter would be a huge endorsement to our efforts!

Attached is an HTML promotion detailing the training that you can forward to your Chapter members. Visit the HVAC Design Training webpage at for more details on the value of this training.

Best regards,

ASHRAE Learning Institute

Register Here

March 2017 Meeting

We will be having our next meeting Tuesday March 7th at Doughy Joey’s Peetza Joynt. Address: 126 Brandilynn Blvd, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

Matt Pemberton will be presenting Beams 101 which he will go into more deep topics as time allows.

5:30-6 Social half hour

Order dinner at 6.

6-7 presentation, dinner delivered when ready.

7-7:30 questions for the speaker.

Matt Pemberton is a Regional Manager for Dadanco.  Matt has over 10 years of experience in application engineering and sales management with a thorough knowledge in both chilled beam and DOAS systems.  Matt has spoken at many ASHRAE monthly meetings with topics ranging from DOAS systems, chilled beam design and implementing energy recovery wheels in critical duty applications.  At Dadanco, Matt takes a hands-on management approach by spending time in the field educating building influencers on the design of chilled beam systems.  Dadanco’s products are designed and developed around a core Intellectual Property with a specific aim – to minimize environmental impact by reducing the energy needed to condition the occupied zone while maintaining or improving the comfort of the space.


Ryan Bunnell

Cedar Valley ASHRAE President

February 2017 meeting

Tuesday February 7th


Our next meeting will be this Tuesday February 7th at Dublin City Pub in Cedar Rapids. Note the meeting is a week earlier due to Valentines Day.


5:30-6 Social half hour

Order dinner at 6.

6-7 presentation, dinner delivered when ready.

7-7:30 questions for the speakers.


Sound Principles of HVAC

Holly Van Stratten will begin with an overview of sound basics, including sound pressure, power and intensity.  She will review different sound standards and their applications, including OSHA, ANSIS and AHRI. Finally, we’ll take a look at testing methods for sound pressure and sound power.


Holly is a Product Manager with Modine Manufacturing. She has worked in HVAC construction and manufacturing for 12 years, and has a BS in Architectural Engineering from MSOE. Holly worked closely with the Engineering team to develop sound testing methods and improvements on Modine product for the past 3 years.

January 2017 Cedar Valley ASHRAE Membership Promotion Night

Cedar Valley ASHRAE Membership Promotion Night

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders vs. Team USA

Hello Everyone!

This year, the Cedar Valley ASHRAE Chapter has reserved a 40 person super suite at the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders for our Membership Promotion Night.

Here are the details:

  • When: Friday, January 20th – suite opens at 6:45PM
  • Where: RoughRiders Arena (The Stable)
    • 1100 Rockford Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
  • Fare: Burgers, Brats, Chicken Wings, Baked Beans, Potato Chips, Peanuts, Beer & Soda.
  • Game Time is 7:00PM
  • Cost:
    • If you are a potential new ASHRAE member, your ticket, food and drinks are FREE as part of Membership Promotion Night.
    • Members and their guests will be charged $20 each.
  • Notes:
    • If you would like to arrive earlier than 6:45PM, the RoughRiders host their Happy Hour in the lobby beginning at 5:30PM where they offer discounted drinks.
    • RSVP: To Dusty Beenen by noon on Monday January 16th at
    • The suite only holds 40 people so please reserve quickly!
    • Pick up tickets by the free skate area by 7 PM.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all there!


Ryan Bunnell