Author Archives: Tjaden Ahrens

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.

2022 ASHRAE Iowa Chapter – February Chapter Meeting (RecPlex Tour)

February Chapter Meeting
RecPlex Tour

DATE: Wednesday February 16, 2022

TIME: 4:30pm – 7:30pm

LOCATION: MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex 6500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266

REGISTRATION: See the registrations page or click here.

Iowa Chapter Members – Free

PROGRAM: Social Hour followed by RecPlex tour and dinner catered by Cyd’s

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

2022 ASHRAE Iowa Chapter – January Chapter Meeting (IAEE Joint Meeting)

January Chapter Meeting
IAEE Joint Meeting

DATE: Tuesday January 25, 2021

TIME: 5:00-7:00pm

LOCATION: Ramada Tropics Conference Center 5000 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50322

REGISTRATION: See the registrations page or click here.

Non-Iowa Chapter Members – $20
Iowa Chapter Members – Free

PROGRAM: Dave Ruffcorn with the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office – Building Code Bureau will be presenting an energy code update.

2021 ASHRAE Iowa Chapter – December Chapter Meeting (Joint with CSI/SMACNA)

Monday December 13, 2021

Registration: 11:30
Lunch: 11:45
Program: 12:15

Holiday Inn Downtown 1050 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50314

Alan Feirer of Group Dynamic will be presenting on Team Communications.

Communication is the one skill we use every day, in every environment, and in every situation. Yet, we’ve all experienced the fallouts of bad communication or the lack of communication. Alan will help us identify three common obstacles to effective communication. Once we are aware of them, we can take constructive steps to overcome them. These obstacles are: Maturity in the moment, personality styles and trait differences, and the tendency to be vague and make attitude assumptions.


Alan Feirer is a leadership trainer, Everything DiSC® Authorized Partner, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Authorized Partner, organizational development consultant, and author of The Group Dynamic Field Guide: 51 Ideas You Can Use Today.

ASHRAE Iowa members – Free

Please register online if you plan to attend.
Attendance sheets will be posted here after the presentation date.

2021 Ethics Presentation – “Business Ethics for the HVAC Professional”

Wednesday November 17, 2021
Ethics Training Webinar

Webinar link will be distributed to those who register online.

Professional Ethics for Licensed Engineers

To ensure the public’s safety, the Iowa Code defines the importance and expectation of ethical behavior for licensed engineers and land surveyors. Attend this interactive presentation to learn about behaving ethically and professionally in a business context, the principles behind ethical decision making and putting ethics into practice as a licensed engineer.  This webinar presentation will satisfy half (1 PDH) of the State of Iowa’s PDH Professional Ethics requirement.

Patricia Graef  – “Business Ethics for the HVAC Professional”

ASHRAE Iowa members – Free
Non-ASHRAE Iowa members – $10

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

2021 ASHRAE Iowa Chapter November Meeting – Presidential Visit

ASHRAE Iowa Chapter November Meeting – Presidential Visit

Joint Meeting with the GoGreen Conference


DATE: Thursday, November 4, 2021

TIME: 11:30am – 1:00pm

LOCATION: The Rewind Hotel 6075 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266

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

PROGRAM: Mick Schwedler, 2021-22 ASHRAE President, will be presenting his ASHRAE Presidential Address and technical topic “Advanced Energy Design Guide Overview”. Lunch is provided.

2021 ASHRAE Iowa Chapter October Meeting – Student Night

DATE: Wednesday, October 13, 2021


  • 4:00 Student Industry Panel (weather dependent)
  • 5:00 Ames High Tour (PPE and masks required)
  • 6:30 Dinner @ Jethro’s

REGISTRATION: ASHRAE Iowa Chapter October Meeting – Student Night


You are invited to the ASHRAE Iowa Chapter Student Night on Wednesday October 13th at the Ames New High School.

Site address is 1801 Ridgewood Ave, Ames, IA 50010. Meet at the Story Construction Office Trailers (parking available in paved lots SE of trailers).

Panel Discussion (weather dependent) to begin at 4:00PM on the decked area outside the Story Construction Office Trailers.

Ames New High School Project Tour to begin at 5:00 PM led by Dean McCormick with Story Construction and Shon Smith with ACI Mechanical.

Please bring your own PPE for the tour including long pants, closed toe hard sole shoes, hard hat, safety glasses, and masks. Masks are required for all attendees.

Dinner and drinks to follow at Jethro’s BBQ at 1301 Buckeye Ave, Ames, IA 50010. Student chapter scholarship will be presented and there will be updates from the Membership Promotion and Research Promotion chairs.

Please pre-register for this event at ASHRAE Iowa Chapter October Meeting – Student Night.

2021 Summer Send-Off Disc Golf Tournament

ASHRAE Iowa Chapter YEA
2021 1st Annual – Summer Send-Off Disc Golf Tournament

Grab your discs and join us for the YEA Sponsored Summer Send-Off at the Ewing Disc Golf Course. Game will be played as a 2-person team, best shot. Create your own team, or join with someone at the course. Disc golfers of all levels are welcome. Drinks available throughout, food and prizes to follow. *Extra discs will be available

The event sponsorship’s available are below:

Drink Sponsorship (Max of 3, estimate drinks for 30 frolfers): Each drink sponsor can set up a table/tent at a disc golf hole and hand out drinks to frolfers. If you would like to sponsor the event but don’t have people to hand out drinks, ASHRAE can arrange a volunteer to man the table

Prize Sponsorship (Max of 1): The prize sponsor does not need to be physically present during the event.

Food Sponsorship (Max of 1): The food sponsor does not need to be physically present during the event.

See the Flyer for printable information but please register online!

Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Ewing Park Disc Golf Course – 5300 Indianola Ave, Des Moines, IA

Please reach out to Elli Cloyd or Terance Schafer with registration or sponsorship questions.

2021 Fall Frolic Golf Outing

Monday August 30th, 2021 – 11:00 am Shotgun Start – NOTE THE START TIME!

  • 4-Person Best Ball Tournament
  • Legacy Golf Club will take cash or cards on the course for food and drinks
  • Beverage carts will be in full force during the event like always
  • Dinner to follow right after Golf – come out for just dinner if you want to socialize with the group! (must pre-register on the website and pay prior to the event)
  • Door, Pin Event and Place Prizes after dinner
  • Pin Events
    • Closest to the Pin: #7, #17
    • Longest Drive: #4, #11
    • Longest Putt: #1, #13
  • Challenge Hole (everyone calls it the betting hole) – Hole #14
    • Purchase one raffle ticket for $5
    • Make your tee shot on the green – get three more tickets per ticket purchased
    • Make your tee shot in the circle – get five more tickets per ticket purchased

Legacy Golf Club

400 Legacy Parkway
Norwalk, IA 50211

$75 – 18-holes + 1/2-cart + sack lunch
$35 – steak dinner
$5 – mulligans

NOTE:  You can bring cash or credit cards this time!  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 2021 Golf Sponsors:

Platinum – $500 (limit 3)

Hydronic Energy – Hole #1
Mechanical Sales Inc. – Hole #6
Setpoint Mechanical – Hole #9
Trane – Hole #5

Gold – $250

Adam Puls
Data Power Technology Group
Hart Hammer
System Management & Balancing

Silver – $100

Alvine Engineering
Data Power Technology Group
Johnson Controls
Mack McClain and Associates
Millennium Technology of Iowa
Rist & Associates Inc.
VHF Sales
Woodman Controls

Register a team online and pay through our secure payment system or mail a check made out to ASHRAE IOWA directly to:

ASHRAE Golf c/o Hart-Hammer, Inc.
ATTN: Kevin Hart
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 23rd (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 Tjaden Ahrens.

If you have questions about Golf, Dinner or Payments, contact Kevin Hart.

If you have questions about signs, contact Nathan Edwards.

If you have questions about sponsorships, contact Nick Seymour or Laura Russo.

Post updated: August 2nd, 2021