Distinguished Lecturer:

ASHRAE President William P. Bahnfleth

Tech Session: Shaping The Next

Main Meeting: The ASHRAE Building Energy Labeling Program


Location: Badger Harley Davidson - Hog Room
6200 Millpond Road


One (1) PDH for this Meeting

May 12, 2014
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM




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Dear ASHRAE Members and Guests-

Hi All – Spring is here (we think). We have two meetings left for this year.   Time is going by quickly!  This month we have a great topic and tech session on Geothermal systems.  Check out the meeting invitation to see what is happening. 

Webcast:  Registration for the April 17, 2014 ASHRAE Webcast, "Buldings in Balance: IEQ and Energy Efficiency" is now open at www.ashrae.org/ieqwebcast.  Sustainable Engineering Group (SEG) and General Heating and Air Conditioning are both hosting. Learn and brainstorm with your peers and collect PDH’s.  Please contact Jon Evans (jevans@sustaineng.com ) with SEG or Carol Mori (cmori@generalheating.com) for arrangements. Thank you so much for these folks for hosting this great event for our chapter members.  Both Jon and Carol are set up to offer the PDH's for this. There will be a sign up sheet at the meeting, too.

Nominations: Now is your last chance to nominate members in good standing for a board position.  Please contact Matt Heil, mheil@henneman.com, Nominating Committee Chair, if you have interest or want to nominate someone for position. 

Volunteers: We do have chapter committee chairs opening up for next year. For example, ASHRAE will pay for a trip to Seattle to the summer meeting (I will check to see what is all included for those who are interested – contact me for more information) for someone interested in open membership chair position.  ASHRAE is taking its commitment seriously to support the volunteers.  There are other training trips available, too. Other training is offered at the Chapter Regional conference next month – a little closer to home. 

Chapter Regional Conference (CRC):  The next regional conference will be held in Iowa City from May 1 – May 3rd. Click on the link!  http://cedarvalleyashrae.org/?page_id=112.  There are a couple of great tracks. Make sure to block out some time to go. It is a great opportunity to network with other engineers in our region. The chapter BOG can offer some financial support on a first come first served basis.  Contact me if you are interested. 

Planning of the Chapter Regional Conference in Madison!!!:  In two years we are hosting our own regional conference.  If you want a short term volunteer term let Carol Mori know (cmori@generalheating.com) and she can sign you up.  Most positions will be starting in about a year, but some are starting this summer, to get the initial planning starting.  Come check out the Iowa City CRC for ideas!

I can't wait to see you at the next chapter meeting on Monday, April 14th. (Always the second Monday of the month).

Sharon Gould


Grassroots Government Activities Committee - Madison Benchmarking Ordinance

Soon,  the City of Madison is looking at adopting a benchmarking ordinance.  This ordinance will provide the market – current and prospective building owners, operators, and tenants – with information about building energy performance. It will encourage building owners and tenants to learn about their energy use and work together to lower their costs. Madison is well-positioned to take advantage of the experience of other cities that have implemented similar policies already, and to create a program that works best for Madison’s buildings and environment.  The final copy of the letter the chapter is providing will be posted here shortly.  If you have comments or questions, please contact the GGAC committee chair Manus McDevitt (MMcDevitt@sustaineng.com) or Sharon Gould (president@ashraemadison.org).  There is more information in the newsletter.



You can take general content of this letter to craft your own letter to the City of Madison.

 ASHRAE Job Board

 ASHRAE partnered with the job board service Bird Dog to promote employment opportunities for the ASHRAE community. This effort is called ASHRAE Jobs. The link to ASHRAE Jobs (www.ashraejobs.comcan be found on the ASHRAE home page.  This is a new service offered by ASHRAE national.  As a policy, the local chapter does not offer a job board service.  


We will have two locations where we are offereing this, the offices of Sustainable Engineering Group and General Heating and Air Conditioning.  More information to come regarding group signing up for each group.

This webcast will feature industry experts who will identify the link between energy efficiency and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) through the integrated design process.  Viewers will be able to recognize the importance of the four cornerstones of IEQ and how system selection can benefit both energy efficiency and IEQ.  It is approved for three (3) PDH's or AIA Learning Units or 3 GBCI Continuing Education Hours.  Stay tuned for updates!

Click the link below for other ASHRAE spring courses.  Many are online and can count towards maintaining certain credentials.



ASHRAE College of Fellows: Graduate Student Travel Award

Did you know that the College of Fellows awards Graduate students up to $2,000 to attend two ASHRAE Conferences ($1,000/conference)?  These funds go directly to the selected candidates to cover travel, lodging and meals! 
In addition to the defrayed costs, these award recipients are mentored prior to and during the meeting, having one on one help in determining which sessions and Technical Committee meetings they will attend and introductions to various ASHRAE Members who also specialize in their chosen area of research.  This award allows future HVAC researchers the ability to become involved with ASHRAE TCs and participate in preparing and potentially bidding on ASHRAE projects
The requirements are:

  • be an ASHRAE Student Member,
  • be a Ph.D. candidate within 24 months of graduation
  • have a thesis topic within ASHRAE’s scope of research.

The candidate must complete both pages of the Travel Award Submittal Form, which includes a one page (maximum) statement on the candidate’s research. Selected candidates will be expected to coordinate their own travel and lodging. 
The award application and details may be downloaded from the ASHRAE College of Fellows website (http://www.ashraecof.org/).  Submittal may be by email (submit to COF@ASHRAE.org) or mail to Patricia Adelmann, Manager ASHRAE Fundraising, 1791 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA, 30329.  All applications must be received by April 11, 2014 and award recipients will be notified by May 9, 2014.   

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