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October 17, 2017

Rochester October Monthly Meeting
October 17, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
DoubleTree Rochester
150 South Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
Waterside Heat Recovery in HVAC Systems

$20.00 Lunch Meeting

$20.00 Lunch Meeting


In response to an energy crisis and an oil embargo, the 1970’s was a decade where design engineers recovered heat from the chiller’s condenser for use in other portions of the building or process. At that time Trane published a number of newsletters and manuals on heat and energy recovery.

During the building booms of the 1980’s and 1990’s interest in energy waned -- hence heat recovery was used less.

As energy costs have again increased and there is a raised awareness of environmental issues, today we see interest in heat recovery - such as that from the condensers of water cooled chillers. A problem is that many of the people who designed these systems are retired, so there is unfamiliarity in the systems. This presentation gives information that should help the design engineer properly determine if heat recovery is justified, and aids in selecting equipment, system configurations and controls to ensure proper operation



Mick has been involved in the development and support of HVAC systems for Trane since 1982. His areas of expertise include system optimization (in which he holds patents) and chilled water system design. He has presented technical information to tens of thousands of engineers through Trane’s Engineers Newsletter Live series, and seminars throughout North America, as well as in the Far East and South America.

Mick serves on the ASHRAE Board of Directors as a Vice President, is an ASHRAE Fellow, and recipient of ASHRAE’s Exceptional Service, Distinguished Service, and Standards Achievement Awards, He was Chair of SSPC 90.1 (responsible for 90.1-2010 if you want to let him know how you feel about that). He is also active with the US Green Building Council, having served on technical and education committees and is currently the LEED Technical Committee Chair. Mick’s degrees include an MSME from the University of Wisconsin Solar Energy Lab and BSME from Northwestern University.


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