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2022 ASHRAE Iowa Chapter November Meeting – Student Night with USGBC

DATE:

  • Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

TIME:

  • 4:30pm Tour of Iowa State University Student Innovation Center
  • 6:30pm Dinner at Sweet Caroline’s

REGISTRATION: ASHRAE Iowa Chapter November Meeting – Student Night with USGBC

PROGRAM:

Please join us for the ASHRAE Iowa Chapter Student Night on Wednesday, November 30th at the Iowa State University Student Innovation Center. Site address is 606 Bissell Rd, Ames, IA, 50011. Visitor parking is available near the Iowa State Armory in Lot 21 (900 Bissell Rd) and at the East Parking Deck (500 Wallace Rd). Limited street parking may also be available.

SIC tour to begin shortly after 4:30pm and will be led by Lincoln Pearce with IMEG. The tour will close with a Measurement & Verification presentation provided by the USGBC.

Dinner and drinks to follow at Sweet Caroline’s (316 Main St). Student Chapter scholarships will be presented and there will be updates from the Membership Promotion and Research Promotion Chairs.

COST:

ASHRAE & USGBC Members: Free
Non-Members: $25

 

2022 ASHRAE Iowa Chapter November Meeting – Professor Tom Lawrence – “The ‘Green Awakening'”

ASHRAE Iowa Chapter November Meeting – Tom Lawrence Presentation

Joint Meeting with the GoGreen Conference

 

DATE: Wednesday , November 9th, 2021

TIME: 11:30am – 1:00pm

LOCATION: RAMADA Tropics Resort & Conference Center 5000 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50322

REGISTRATION: See the registrations page or click here. (please register through ASHRAE even in you are already registered for the GoGreen Conference)

PROGRAM:

Professor Tom Lawrence – “The ‘Green Awakening’”

This session provides an overview of the rapidly evolving regulatory and economic market changes, and discusses methods and procedures for completing a building CO2 footprint. New regulations are in the works that will require compilation of greenhouse gas emissions, and programs will likely come about that involve carbon emissions trading or perhaps a ‘carbon tax’.

2022 ASHRAE Ethics Webinar – Ethics Workshop with Nick Maletta

When
Thursday October 27th, 2021
Ethics Training Webinar

Location
Webinar link will be distributed to those who register online.

Program
Professional Ethics Workshop

This workshop offers a detailed discussion of the general obligations and the rules of conduct that apply to design professionals as prescribed by their code of ethics. The discussion then explores the most common type of complaints, along with select individual complaints and the decisions rendered by the National Ethics Council.  Participants will review the professional code of ethics with attention to the recent changes to the code. Helps A/Es understand the topic of ethics as it relates to the design professions. This webinar presentation will satisfy half (1 PDH) of the State of Iowa’s PDH Professional Ethics requirement.

Presenter
Nick Maletta – Holmes Murphy

Cost
ASHRAE Iowa members – Free
Digital gift cards for lunch will be dispersed to ASHRAE Iowa Member registrants.

Please register online (when it opens) if you are attending.

2022 ASHRAE Fall Frolic

Monday August 22nd, 2022 – 11:00 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

Otter Creek Golf Course

4100 Northeast Otter Creek Drive
Ankeny, IA 50021

Otter Creek Golf Course (https://www.ottercreekankeny.com/)

Pricing:
$70 – 18-holes – 1/2-cart – Box Lunch
$40 – dinner
$5 – mulligans


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 – $750 – (Maximum of 4) 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

BIG Thank You to our 2022 Golf Sponsors:


Platinum – $750

Hydronic Energy

Trane

Setpoint Mechanical

Basepoint Building Automation


Gold – $250

DPT Group
Hart-Hammer, Inc
Mechanical Sales Iowa, Inc


Silver – $100

Alvine Engineering
DPT Group
Johnson Controls, Inc
Millennium Technology of Iowa
Rist & Associates
System Management & Balancing, Inc
The Waldinger Corporation
VHF Sales, Inc.
Woodman Controls, Inc.


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

Hart-Hammer, Inc.
PO Box 65517 – 529 Elm St.
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Attn: ASHRAE Golf, Kevin Hart

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

Golf and dinner Registration is Closed.

  • 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!

 

2022 Cedar Valley Chapter May Meeting

When

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Location

Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery
1441 Marak Rd NW, Swisher, IA 52338

Program

4:00-4:30 – Drinks, Appetizers and Networking
4:30-5:15 – Design and Analysis of Natural Ventilation Systems – Kishor Khankari
5:15-5:30 – Pizza Buffet Dinner
5:30-5:45 – Chapter Officer Nominations
5:45-6:30 – Stratified Air Ventilation Systems – Kishor Khankari
6:30 – Adjourn

Cost

$10 for virtual attendees
$20 for members in physical attendance
$30 for non-members in physical attendance

Registration

Registration is open now

Please register online if you are attending. Click link to the Cedar Valley Chapter website.

2022 April “Supertech” Meeting

When

Thursday April 14, 2022

10:00 – 10:30 Check In
10:30 – 11:30 Building Performance vs Building Certification & Rating (1 PDH)
11:45 – 12:15 Buffet Lunch
12:15 – 1:15 ASHRAE Technology Award – Marston Hall Renovation
1:30 – 2:30 ASHRAE Guideline 36 (Virtual Presentation) (1PDH)
2:45 – 3:30 History Project and Happy Hour

Location

Des Moines Embassy Club West
520 Market St,
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Program

Julia Keen, P.E., PhD, FASHRAE, HBDP
Professor, Bob and Betty Tointon Engineering Chair
Coffman University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
GE Johnson Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science
Kansas State University

10:30 – 11:30 ASHRAE bEQ – Building Performance vs Building Certification & Rating

This presentation will discuss the purpose and advantages of building labeling and its effect on building performance. An in depth explanation of the ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient Program will also be provided. The presentation will cover what distinguishes bEQ from other labeling programs as well as the process used to meet the requirements to qualify a building for labeling.

Lincoln Pearce, P.E., LEED AP, BEAP
IMEG Senior Principal/Client Executive, Commissioning

12:15 – 1:15 ASHRAE Technology Award – Marston Hall Renovation

First place recipient for the ASHRAE Technology Award for existing educational facilities category, Marston Hall Renovation, Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by ASHRAE members who have successfully applied innovative building designs. Their designs incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality and serve to communicate innovative systems design. Winning projects are selected from entries earning regional awards.

Steve Taylor, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE
Taylor Engineers Principal

1:30 – 2:30 ASHRAE Guideline 36 (Virtual Presentation)

ASHRAE Guideline 36, High-Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems, was created to develop and maintain best-in-class standardized HVAC control sequences. This guideline is all about the concept of “less is more.” It allows engineers to reduce engineering time by adapting standard sequences already proven to perform. It minimizes programming and commissioning time for contractors. ASHRAE Guideline 36 reduces energy consumption, cost, and system downtime with more resilient systems, control sequence compliance, and diagnostic software. The guideline also promotes communication between specifiers, contractors, and operators by creating a language of common terms.

2:45 – 3:30 History Project and Happy Hour

Adam Puls, PE
Past President Iowa Chapter (2020-2021)

Cost

Free for ASHRAE Iowa members
$50 per session for non-members
Students

Social Sponsor

Woodman Controls

Registration

Registration is open now – it will close on April 13th.

Please register online if you are attending.

2022 Spring Fling Golf Outing

Monday May 9th, 2022 – 11:00 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

Glen Oaks Country Club

1401 Glen Oaks Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Glen Oaks Country Club (glenoakscc.com)

Pricing:
$150 – 18-holes – 1/2-cart – Box Lunch
$65 – dinner
$5 – mulligans

NOTE:  See the flyer for dress code and there will be a cash bar available during the 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 – $750 – (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

BIG Thank You to our 2021 Golf Sponsors:


Platinum – $750 (limit 3)

Hart Hammer, Inc
Mechanical Sales, Inc
Trane
Woodman Controls


Gold – $250

Baker Group
CI3
DPT Mechanical
Hydronic Energy
Setpoint Mechanical
Victaulic


Silver – $100

Alvine Engineering
Building Management Systems
DPT Group
Johnson Controls
Mack McClain & Associates
Millennium Technology of Iowa
SMCI
Waldinger


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

Hart-Hammer, Inc.
PO Box 65517 – 529 Elm St.
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Attn: ASHRAE Golf, Kevin Hart

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 May 3rd (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!

 

2022 March ASHRAE YEA Social

DATE: Thursday March 31st

TIME: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

LOCATION: Foundry Distilling Co 111 South 11th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265

PROGRAM: Tour & Tasting. See the flyer here for more information.

REGISTRATION: See the registrations page or click the link here to register.

See the ASHRAE Google Calendar on the main page for the Event.