Rochester Region

September 2014 ASHRAE Meeting Notice  

Subject: ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Mechanical Section Highlights

Date: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Speakers: Susanna Hanson

Speaker Biographies:

Susanna Hanson, CEM, DGCP is a principal system applications engineer with Trane in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She has been a voting member of ASHRAE 90.1 since 2004 and was the author or co-author of five change proposals in the 2007-2010 code cycle in the areas of ventilation controls, dampers, economizers, and chillers. She is a member of the joint task force on Advanced Energy Code development through ASHRAE.

She has been with Trane for 17 years and specializes in chilled-water-system design and energy analysis. In the past three years she was deeply involved in the development of three integrated HVAC systems: air-cooled ice-storage chiller plants and rooftop and chilled water based intelligent variable air systems. She leads the Green Team for the La Crosse campus of Ingersoll Rand, comprising three office buildings, three main manufacturing buildings and the research and development lab. One of the office buildings holds U.S. EPA Energy Star status and one recently earned Green Globes certification.

She holds a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida, where she focused on energy management, industrial energy auditing and hospital operation analysis. She certified in energy management in 2003.

She has given over 100 presentations around the country on ASHRAE 90.1 and over 150 presentations on chilled-water plants, ice-storage systems, above-code programs, and distributed generation. She has been published in Building Operating Manager, HPAC, District Energy, Process Cooling, Cooling India, District Cooling Dubai, and the Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering.


  • ASHRAE 90.1 Work Plan
  • HVAC Mandatory Provisions
  • HVAC Prescriptive Path
  • HVAC Alternative Compliance Path



Social:                                    11:20am - 11:30am

Lunch:                                    11:30am - 11:50am

Business Meeting:                  11:50am - 12:00pm

Presentation:                          12:00pm - 12:50pm



DoubleTree Hotel      

150 South Broadway

Rochester, MN  55904  

Ph: 507/281-8000                   



Second St Parking Ramp

(Directly East of the DoubleTree Hotel)



$15.00 per person with RSVP

$17.00 per person without RSVP*

* Note: when a member does not RSVP by the listed RSVP date andtime, meal availability cannot be guaranteed due to contract requirements with our meeting facility.


Please RSVP By 12:00 PM, Thursday, September 11th, 2014 to:  Luke Johnson

Email: Please reply to or

Ph: 507-281-1632

Section Meetings



- ASHRAE 90.1-2013


- Chilled Beams


- WRP Process & Energy Mgmt.




- Mechanical Integrity Testing






 - TBD


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