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2021 March Chapter Meeting

ASHRAE Iowa Chapter March Meeting – Hydronic Balancing

The ASHRAE Iowa Chapter invites you to join our March virtual meeting on Tuesday March 16th at 12:00 PM for a hydronic balancing discussion presented by IMI Hydronic. Please register through the link below and you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Lunch will be provided via GrubHub digital gift card to order from your favorite local restaurant. Cutoff for registration to receive the gift card is Monday March 15th at 5:00pm.

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ASHRAE Iowa Chapter March 2021 meeting invite:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Mar 16, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0od–hrT0sGdJf5e5RZmjZAkCgOi458vLT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Links/documents associated with this meeting (as they become available):

March IowaStalks Newsletter – webpdf

Sign-In / Attendance Sheet

 

2021 February Chapter Meeting

Refrigeration


Join us for another virtual chapter meeting this month on Tuesday, February 23! We will be joining the refrigeration presentations being given in the Minnesota chapter. See topics and times below. Look for a registration link coming soon!

11:00am: Micro-Distributed Store Solution with Propane as a Refrigerant
Presented by: Richard Gilles

12:30pm: Applications and Status of R-32 and Other Refrigerants
Presented by: John Whithouse



Links/documents associated with this meeting (as they become available):

February IowaStalks Newsletter – webpdf

Sign-In / Attendance Sheet

2021 January YEA Event

ASHRAE Iowa Chapter YEA Presents

2021 Tiger Trivia King!!

2021’s inaugural YEA event is brought to you by Zoom and DoorDash.

Who: We want you,  only if you are under 35

What: Trivia King! (3 rounds)

Where: Comfort of your own _____ (fill in the blank) via Zoom

When: Thursday January 14th, lunch hour- Noon-1pm.

Why: FREE FOOD & DRINK**

**Must sign up/register on the website and provide your email in order to receive your Zoom invite and DoorDash coupon/gift card.

Winners will receive a Prize!!

TEASER: Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has his doctorate in?

Tune into Zoom @12:00 on January 14th, 2021 for the Answer.

Register for this event on our website.

2021 January Chapter Meeting

Airside Balancing – Challenges and Solutions


The ASHRAE Iowa Chapter invites you to join our January virtual meeting which will be held on Wednesday January 20th at 12:00pm. Matt Jesson of Systems Management and Balancing will be presenting on airside balancing. Please register through the link below and you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Lunch will be provided via digital gift card for a food delivery service to order from your favorite local restaurant. Cutoff for registration to receive the gift card is Monday January 18th at 5:00pm.

Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you virtually on the 20th.


ASHRAE Iowa Chapter January Zoom meeting invite:

When: Jan 20, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsdeiurDkrGtx7ru4qzd06fKi5gA-smgqW

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Links/documents associated with this meeting (as they become available):

January IowaStalks Newsletter – webpdf

2021-01-20-Airside Balancing-Sign-In-Sheet

2020 December Chapter Meeting

Virtual Happy Hour

The ASHRAE Iowa Chapter invites you to join our December meeting which will be held on Thursday December 17th at 4:00pm. This will be a virtual happy hour meeting via Zoom and will include updates from our Membership Promotion and Research Promotion Chairs. Please register through the below link and we look forward to seeing you virtually with beverage in hand on the 17th.

ASHRAE Iowa Chapter December meeting invite:

When: Dec 17, 2020 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApdOCoqj0qEtekWOdjvCNZ9XyWWn90nPzo

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Links/documents associated with this meeting (as they become available):

December IowaStalks Newsletter

No sign-in sheet for this “meeting”

2020 November Chapter Meeting

Virtual SuperTech Session

The ASHRAE Iowa Chapter invites you to join our “November” meeting which will be held on Tuesday December 1st at 12:00pm. We are honored to have Distinguished Lecturer Mick Schwedler present two, hour long technical sessions on Chilled Water System Decisions and Ethics Case Studies. The chilled water session will discuss a variety of design consideration topics. The ethics session will be interactive and include breakout discussion time. A short intermission is scheduled between meetings to complete the distinguished lecturer evaluation form and to login to the following session. Proof of attendance for each meeting will be available for those requiring PDHs.

Kindly register through the below links no later than Monday November 30th by 5:00pm. Note that separate registration is required for both meetings and you are encouraged to keep your cameras on during the sessions. Additionally, lunch will be provided via digital gift card for a food delivery service. Cutoff for registration to receive the lunch gift card is Friday November 27th at 5:00pm. Watch for the gift card in your inbox on Monday and order from your favorite local restaurant.

Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you virtually on December 1st for this SuperTech session!

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Chilled Water System Decisions Zoom meeting invite:

When: Dec 1, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kd-quqTMtHtQumCSZUD3c_Ju_8jxXZNDk

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Ethics Case Studies Zoom meeting invite:

When: Dec 1, 2020 01:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAldOispjspGd1QVKo1mco0V1YBl5rx1ioL

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Links/documents associated with this meeting (as they become available):

November IowaStalks Newsletter – pdfweb

Chilled water system decisions sign-in/attendance sheet

Video recording of the Chilled Water System Design Decisions on our YouTube Channel

Ethics case studies sign-in/attendance sheet

Video recording of the Ethics Case Studies also on our YouTube Channel

2020 October Chapter Meeting

Thursday October 22nd, 2020


ASHRAE Iowa Chapter Virtual Student Night & Women In Industry Panel

The ASHRAE Iowa Chapter invites you to join our Virtual Student Night on Thursday October 22nd at 4:30pm. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Iowa State Student Chapter and we will be congratulating this year’s scholarship recipients to kick of the evening. As in years past we will also be hosting a panel discussion which will be comprised of Women In Industry including local consulting engineers, facility engineers, contractors, and sales representatives. Please register at the link below and we look forward to seeing you virtually on the 22nd.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Oct 22, 2020 04:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvf-ygqz0rGdMSOLdVIHzqKEfeKWvCt6FO

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Links/documents associated with this meeting (as they become available):

October IowaStalks Newsletter – pdfweb

YEA Event

Join YEA for an evening bike ride and drinks, September 25th. We will be biking from Gray’s Lake to Captain Roy’s for some drinks and socializing and then head back to our starting point. Meet at Gray’s Lake around 5, the bike ride will start at 5:30pm. Each leg of the ride is ~30 mins.

See the route map – YEA Bike Ride

We plan on ending the night around 7:30. If you plan on joining us for the bike ride be sure to bring your bike and any safety gear you find necessary!

If you plan on only attending drinks we will be at Captain Roy’s around 6pm.

Special Chapter Meeting – August

When: August 6, 2020 12:00 PM CDT

Title: HVAC System Strategies to Mitigate Airborne Viral Transmission Risks in K-12 Schools

Presenter: Corey Metzger, PE

Summary: This presentation will provide a brief update on the status of guidance provided by the Schools Team of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force for reopening buildings, along with some background on the recommendations provided as part of this guidance. Discussion will be held on specific strategies that may help to mitigate the buildup of airborne viral particles in occupied spaces. Finally, information will be provided on current work of the Epidemic Task Force and expected updates to guidance moving forward.

Please register for Iowa Chapter Meeting at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2949059919112625935

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Watch the recording of the Webinar on our YouTube Channel.

Attendance LIst – (a form of sign-in sheet if you will)

2020 Fall Frolic Golf Outing

Monday August 31st, 2020 – 11:30 am Shotgun Start – NOTE THE START TIME!

4-Person Best Ball Tournament
Dinner to follow right after Golf
Door, Pin Event and Place Prizes after dinner

Briarwood Golf Course

3405 N.E. Trilein Drive
Ankeny, IA 50021
www.briarwoodgolfclub.org

Pricing:
$65 – 18-holes – 1/2-cart
$45 – dinner (not sure if we can have a dinner – stay tuned!)
$5 – mulligans

NOTE:  You must bring cash – NO CREDIT CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS EVENT.  There will be ample opportunities before the event to stock your cart as well as on the course.


Be a Sponsor for the event!

You can sponsor during your golf team registration or right now.  The earlier you sponsor, the more publicity you will get.  See below for sponsorship levels and our sponsors.

  • Silver – $100 – gets you a color sign at a tee box of one of the holes
  • Gold – $250 – also gets your name on a sponsorship list at the prize table and sponsors a pin event
  • Platinum – $500 – (Maximum of 3) also gets your name at the registration table, sponsors the main door prizes AND ALLOWS FOR SETTING UP AT A TEE BOX TO GREET GOLFERS ALL DAY (This is a new item added for the Platinum level!)

BIG Thank You to our 2020 Golf Sponsors:


Platinum – $500 (limit 3 – SOLD OUT!)
Mechanical Sales, Inc.
Victaulic
Trane


Gold – $250
Millennium Technology
Automated Logic
CI3
Systems Management & Balancing, Inc.
Central Sales, Inc.
Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning
Setpoint Mechanical
Baker Group


Silver – $100
Mack McClain Associates
Hydronic Energy, Inc.
Rist & Associates, Inc.
Mack McClain Associates
Alvine Engineering
Sys-Kool
Sheet Metal Contractors of Iowa
VHF Sales, Inc.
Woodman Controls
Johnson Controls
Data Power Technology Corp / IA
Hart-Hammer, Inc.
Siemens Industry, Inc.


Register a team online and pay through our secure payment system or mail a check to:

ASHRAE Golf c/o Hart-Hammer, Inc.
ATTN: Jeff Hammer
529 Elm St. – PO Box 65517
West Des Moines, IA 50265

See the Flyer for all of the information in a printable version (just don’t mail it in!  Register online!)

Golf and dinner Registration Closes August 21st (or when we reach maximum capacity).

  • Payment MUST be made prior to registration closing or your spot may be given to next team on the waitlist.
  • You must register online – you can mail/deliver a check, just make sure it’s in by the deadline!

Who to contact for help:

If you have questions with the website or registration site, contact Jason Kems.

If you have questions about Golf, Dinner or Payments, contact Jeff Hammer.

If you have questions about signs, contact Nathan Edwards.

If you have questions about sponsorships, contact Tjaden Ahrens.


Post updated: August 5, 2020