Rochester Region

February 2015 ASHRAE Meeting Notice  

Subject: Dedicated Heat Recovery Chillers and Central Geothermal Chiller/Heaters in a Modular Environment

Date: Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Speaker: Bruce Barrett, Multistack

Speaker Biography:

Bruce Barrett is a Regional Sales Manager for Multistack-a leader in chiller technology.   He has over 22 years of experience in HVAC, including manufacturing, distribution, marketing and strategic sales with Trane and Daikin.  Over 14 years of his professional career have been specifically focused on chilled water systems and new product development.  Bruce holds a BS degree from Winona State University of Minnesota in Economics and Social Science.


What are Modular Chillers?

  • Modular Chiller types
  • Advantages of Modular Chillers
  • Review of actual application (1 Pershing Center-Kansas City)
  • Why is AHRI certification important?


Dedicated Heat Recovery-Why??

  • Brief history of Heat Recovery. Why modular works better than single chillers
  • Job examples: University of Iowa/SMU
  • Application examples-schematics/piping
  • Payback and Energy use examples


Central Geothermal Chillers

  • Review of Distributed Systems
  • Virtual Moveable Endcap (VME), specific to modular chillers
  • VME1 (Reversing Valve) benefits and design
  • Improving VME1…
  • VME2 benefits and design
  • Unique applications



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                   



First 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, February 12th, 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


- Geothermal Wells


- Heat Recovery Chillers




 - TBD


- Tour WRP