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November 2018  

Greetings

Hello and welcome to the November edition of the MNASHRAE newsletter.  We have a couple of events coming up in November and hope to see you there!

 

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Announcements

We have some very active MNASHRAE student branches and they are currently looking for internships in HVAC&R.  If your company is looking for summer help and would like to get in touch with students interested in ASHRAE, please send information about your posting to janeo@twgi.com.  We would love to get some of the future leaders of our industry a head start in their careers through internships, thanks in advance for your help!

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Upcoming Events

Sustainable Building Committee Monthly Meeting - Control Layers and the Perfect Enclosure

Professor Patrick Huelman from the University of Minnesota is speaking to ASHRAE-MN on Control Layers and the Perfect Enclosure in a Commercial Buildings from 12:00pm - 1:00pm on Monday, November 12th on the University of Minnesota Campus.

Professor Huelman has an extensive background in energy efficient design, foundation systems, and innovative building technologies. His research focuses on cold climate thermal and moisture performance of residential building systems, components and materials.

He is the Coordinator of the Cold Climate Housing Program with the University of Minnesota Extension a program which is focused on the advancement of performance-built homes through education of the building industry, development and dissemination of information on new technologies and practices, and a critical investigation of housing design and construction innovations.

Please join us this coming Monday to listen to Professor Huelman share his work and connect with fellow ASHRAE Members.

Speaker: Professor Patrick Huelman with the University of Minnesota

Discussion Topic: Control Layers and the Perfect Enclosure

Date: Monday, 12 November 2018

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Lunch will not be provided

Location: Donhowe Bldg 4th floor, Room 417

319 15th Ave SE, Minneapolis 55414

Register Here

 

Rochester November Monthly Meeting - Alternative Air Distribution for Critical Environments

Presentation:

The presentation on November 13th will discuss how the use of textile air dispersion products can help in achieving performance requirements in critical environments spaces. We will take a close look at applications such as data centers, laboratories, kitchens, and growth environments.

Speaker Biography:

Philip Sloan is the Business Development Manager at DuctSox Corp., Dubuque, Iowa, the leading manufacturer of fabric air dispersion ductwork and accessories for HVAC. Sloan has a B.S. degree in Electromechanical Engineering from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa. While at DuctSox for the past 11 years, Sloan has overseen thousands of fabric air dispersion solution applications globally. Sloan's most recent product development is DataSox, the data center industry's first combination adjustable displacement system.

November 13, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

DoubleTree Rochester

150 South Broadway

Rochester, MN 55904

$20.00 Lunch Meeting

Register Here

 

Rochester December Monthly Meeting - Sensible Cooling with Integrated Outside Air

The presentation on December 18th will provide a system level overview of Sensible Cooling Terminal units, Dedicated Outside Air units, and the potential chiller plant configurations that feed those components. As buildings are designed for lower energy use, the resulting reduction in cooling loads presents an economically feasible opportunity for systems that use zone-level, sensible-only cooling equipment. These systems combine a dedicated outdoor air system with chilled-water, sensible-cooling terminals to deliver a flexible, energy efficient solution to provide comfortable spaces and simplify maintenance.

Speaker Biography:

Charles Jelen is an Application Engineer based out of La Crosse, WI. He is primarily responsible for pre-sale support of Trane Systems and System Concepts. His areas of expertise are in Chilled Water Systems, Refrigerants, and System Modeling. Charles has been with Trane for 8 years and has held roles as TRACE 700 Product Manager, Centrifugal and Water-Cooled Product Support Engineer, and CDS (Customer Direct Service) Support Engineer. Prior to joining Trane Charles worked as a sales engineer for a process automation company out of Minneapolis, MN. He is currently involved with ASHRAE at the local level serving on the board of governors. Charles has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and he lives with his family in La Crosse, WI.

December 18, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

DoubleTree Rochester

150 South Broadway

Rochester, MN 55904

$20.00 Lunch Meeting

Register Here

 

How New ASHRAE Standards Leverage Internet of Things & Emerging Ssensor Tech (WEBINAR)-1.0 PDH

The Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers is presenting a webinar on December 18th at 12:00pm.  Deepinder Singh, founder and CEO of 75F, a MN-based building automation solutions company, will share insights on how the new 2016 version of ASHRAE standards leverage emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor technologies for improved building controls around ventilation. Learn how new technologies and engineering approaches are shifting up the building automation world, with more efficient processes for building design and management teams, plus improved health and productivity results for occupants.

 

Webinar Attendee Take-Aways

The new ASHRAE Standard 62.1 – highlighting differences between the 2016 version v. 2013 version

How to frame your work in the context of new standards

IoT deployment insights, including IoT meets the IT Dept

How IoT and standards improve the Occupant Experience and Operational Efficiencies

For registration and more information see the MNSPE website here

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