ASHRAE Columbus March 2018 Event

Please join us for our March Lunch and Technical Presentation. Jim Meats, of the Loren Cook Company, will present a program on the Impact of Changing Fan Regulations.
Registration will close Wednesday, March14th at noon. Walk-ins are no longer able to attend luncheons.  If you are planning to attend you must pre-register. 
Jim will present on 'Fan Regulation and its Impact'.  The talk will cover regulations, including those from the Department of Energy.  Also, codes and standards affecting fan selection, both from the perspective of the fan manufacturers and design professionals.  Fan efficiency ratings, requirements and controllability as it relates to other building systems. Emerging trends within the industry, which have evolved as a result of the changing regulations.  

Jim Meats
In the industry since 1982, Jim graduated with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University and is a licensed professional engineer. Jim started his career as a consulting engineer, designing mechanical and electrical systems for commercial, industrial and institutional projects. 
He currently serves on the AMCA Board of Directors. Jim has served as Director of Engineering of the Loren Cook Company and currently serves as the Director of Marketing.


YEA March 19, 2018 Panel Discussion

Please join us for our final YEA sponsored course for individuals who are new to the industry. This session will feature a panel discussion format and will be held at 10am before the March Lunch and Technical Presentation.  
Young professionals from several local engineering firms will be sharing information about training and opportunities to get involved in our industry, offering early career advice, and answering questions from attendees.  See below for a list of some of the key topics the panel will cover.  The class will count for 1 PDH and will be free to members of the Columbus ASHRAE chapter and $10 for all non-ASHRAE members and all ASHRAE members who are not members of the Columbus Chapter.
Discussion Synopsis:
  • Professional Organizations and How to get Involved
  • Continuing Education and Training Opportunities
  • The Value of Networking
  • Certifications and Credentials  
Registration will close March 14th at noon and is limited to 30 attendees.  Please register separately if you wish to attend the March Lunch and Technical Presentation held directly after this class.

ASHRAE Columbus February 2018 Event

Topic: UL Life Safety Dampers:


  • UL Test Standards & Damper Ratings
  • UL Damper Types & Ratings
  • Damper Code Requirements & Updates
  • UL Installation Requirements
  • Damper Misapplications
  • NFPA testing/maintenance requirements


Past Presidents

Please note that the February Lunch and Technical Presentation will honor our Columbus Chapter Past Presidents.  As part of our President's Day celebration, Past Presidents will receive a free lunch and be recognized for their efforts and contributions to the chapter.  If you are a Past President, please make sure to attend so that you can be recognized!

Place: Grange Audubon Center, 505 W Whittier St, Columbus

Date: Monday, February 19, 2018

Time: Registration 11:30am, Program 11:45am

Cost: $25 Local ASHRAE Members, $35 Non-Local ASHRAE Members

Walk-ins will are no longer be accepted.  If you are planning on attending you must preregister.

Speaker: Mike Coyazo

Mike Coyazo is currently product manager for Ruskin’s commercial & UL life safety dampers. Prior to this he was regional sales manager for Central US & NE Canada.

He’s been with the company for over 18 years and has conducted numerous damper trainings for HVAC professionals including working with SMACNA's Building Inspectors

Program, and is an active member of NFPA.


Presentation PDF


AYP Special Event


ASHRAE Columbus January 2018 Event

 Health Care Design and Commissioning

The presentation will focus on lessons learned in delivering high performance sustainable design in health care during design and commissioning.  Examples will include commissioning issues with a hospital in Texas, as well as a project to upgrade to an Energy Efficient Central Plant within an existing health care facility.

Place: Grange Audubon Center, 505 W Whittier St, Columbus

Date: Monday, January 15, 2018

Time: Registration 11:30am, Program 11:45am

Cost: $25 Local ASHRAE Members, $35 Non-Local ASHRAE Members

Beginning in 2015, walk-ins will no longer be accepted.  If you are planning on attending you must preregister.


Raj Kappor is past member of TC 5.6 (Fire and Smoke management) and has actively participated in section 9 technical committees TC 9.6 (Healthcare), TC 9.9 (Data Centers/Clean spaces) TC 9.10.  Raj was one of the four team members who started the health care design handbook first edition for ASHRAE. He has worked as consultant with past ASHRAE President Don Bahnfleth on large University projects.