September 2011 ASHRAE Meeting

TOPIC: Advancements in Variable Speed Technology – Centrifugal Chillers

PLACE: Spaghetti Warehouse, 397 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio

DATE: September 19, 2011

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

COST: $20 Local ASHRAE members, $25 Non-Local ASHRAE Members

REGISTRATION:  Click Here To Register

Presentation Summary:

Integration of new technologies in the field of magnetic bearings and high-speed motors with VFD’s, has opened up significant advancements in the sustainable efficiency improvements in centrifugal chillers.  Centrifugal chillers are a major component in a building’s energy consumption.  We would like to explain the technology, and how it relates directly to system performance improvements, sustainable oil-free operation, and lowering energy consumed.

Speaker Bio – Bruce Barrett, Product Sales Manager

Bruce Barrett is a Chiller Products Consultant  for McQuay International, focusing on applied chilled water products and systems.   He has over 18 years experience in HVAC, including manufacturing, distribution, marketing and strategic sales.  Over 10 years of his professional career have been specifically focused on chilled water systems and new product development.  Bruce holds a BS degree from Winona State University of Minnesota in Economics and Social Science.



Casey Kapustka, Mike Hoffa, Brent Long, and Jim Arnold attend regional CRC this weekend. Not pictured are Carl McMullen, Sam Allen, Frank Eisenhower.


Thursday July 21, 2011 Annual Golf Outing 

Location: Brent Tree Golf Course, 350 Bent Tree Road, Sunbury, Ohio 43074

Date: Thursday July 21, 2011

Tee Time: 9:30 am

Please join us for the 2011 Columbus ASHRAE Golf outing. Proceeds go to ASHRAE Research to advance the needs of the HVAC&R industry by supporting professional development and research programs and provide engineering students with scholarship opportunities.

There will be golfing, fun, prizes, and dinner.


April 2011 ASHRAE Meetings (Night at Races Cancelled)

First Meeting

TOPIC: IGS Energy Tour

PLACE: IGS Energy, 6100 Emerald Parkway, Dublin, Ohio

DATE: April 18, 2011

TIME: 4:30-5:30, meet at main entrance. Afterward, casual meetup at Brazenhead Dublin

DETAILS: Prater Engineering will be giving a tour of their LEED Platinum (anticipated) project IGS Energy.

COST: $10 donation to ASHRAE Research


Second Meeting (Cancelled)

TOPIC: A Night at the Races!!! (A fundraiser to benefit ASHRAE Research)

PLACE: Bridgewater Banquet Center

DATE: Friday, April 29, 2011

Time: 7:30pm

Registration: Click This Link


Please join us for A Night at the Races!  ASHRAE Columbus will host a video horse racing event to benefit ASHRAE Research Promotion on Friday evening, April 29, 2011.  All monies raised will go directly to the ASHRAE Research Promotion fund. 

Our event will begin at 7:30pm, and will include free

heavy hors' d oeuvres, 2 drink tickets for beer or wine, unlimited soft drinks, and a cash bar.  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase of prizes.  Grand prizes include an iPad, a weekend getaway, and much more!  On eventnight, you can 'Name Your Horse' for $20 a head!  A live announcer will call the races throughout the evening.

You or your company can sponsor this event!  Sponsorship opportunities are $400 for Race Sponsorship and $1000 for Event Sponsorship.  Please contact Brent Long at blong@dynamix-ltd.com for sponsorship details or to sign up for sponsorship. 


PLEASE REGISTER BY APRIL 19TH! An accurate headcount is requested for this event!  Tickets for registration after April 19th will be held at Will Call.


March 2011 ASHRAE Meeting

Topic: Modeling a Sustainable World

Speaker: Lynn Bellenger - ASHRAE President

Place: OSU Golf Club, 3605 Tremont Road  http://www.ohiostategolfclub.com

Date: Monday, March 21, 2011

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

Price: $20 Local ASHRAE members, $25 Non-Local ASHRAE Members

Registration: Click Here To Register

Notes:  “Modeling a Sustainable World” highlights the role ASHRAE members play as leaders in sustainable design.  In energy simulation, daylight analysis, CFD, and BIM software, we have powerful modeling tools that enable us to create and redefine our vision of a building – its appearance, systems, operation, and performance.  Those resources, used effectively in an integrated design process for new buildings and in analyzing retrofit opportunities in existing buildings, will help us guide building owners, architects, developers, and contractors in building orientation, shading and shape and in selecting materials, windows, equipment, and systems that optimize building performance.