ASHRAE 2018 Annual Golf Outing

It's that time of the year!  The Annual ASHRAE Columbus Golf Outing is just around the corner!

You are invited to attend the can't miss golf outing of the summer, the Annual ASHRAE Columbus Golf Outing! This event is always well attended so don't delay in registering.  As in year's past, we'll be offering lots of raffle prizes and different contests on the course.  This year the outing will be held on Sepember 21st at Bent Tree Golf Club.  

Click on the link below to register.  All the proceeds from this event are donated to ASHRAE for Research Promotion (RP).  These funds are then used for helping to propel our industry to the next level of efficiency, sustainability, and comfort.  

Thank you for continuing to support ASHRAE and we look forward to seeing you at the outing this year!

Click the link below to get more information or register for the event!!!

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May 21st Lunch and Technical Presentation

Greetings!  Please join us for our May 21st Lunch and Technical Presentation.  Doug Zentz will be presenting an introduction to ASHRAE 189.1, “Standards for the Design of High Performance Buildings; except Low-Rise Residential”


Registration will close Wednesday, May 16th at noon. Walk-ins are no longer able to attend luncheons.  If you are planning to attend you must pre-register.  


The presentation will address the following in reference to ASHRAE 189.1; (a) Why have it?, (b) Relationship to Other ASHRAE Standards, and (c) What is in the Standard. The content of the details of the standard will be covered in a general context (due to time) as it will outline the areas of the standard, show Mandatory elements within each area of the standard, and then illustrate the two paths of compliance (prescriptive and performance) for each area of the standard.

Doug Zentz

Douglas F. Zentz, Associate Professor, is the Program Coordinator for the HVACR Programs within the College of Engineering Technology at Ferris State University. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University in 1980 and his Master degree in Career and Technical Education from Ferris State University in 2007. He is a past President of West Michigan ASHRAE, a past RVC of Student Activities for Region V, and past Chair for Student Activities within ASHRAE. Doug received the Distinguished Service Award from ASHRAE in 2015 and is the RMCR for Region V.

In the area of professional speaking, he has been the guest speaker at over 50 events since 2005. Organizations which have invited him to speak include: Mechanical Contractors of America, Air Conditioning Contractors of America and ASHRAE.



The Columbus Chapter will award one (1) non-renewable $1,500 scholarship annually to a qualified high school senior student and ne (1) non-renewable $1,500 scholarship annually to a qualified college student who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in Engineering. Eligible entries for the current available scholarship to be awarded must be submitted by 4/30/2018. Scholarship to be awarded on 5/28/2018. 



1. Current enrollment in an Engineering or Engineering Technology curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or other accrediting agency recognized by ASHRAE.  Students pursuing an associate degree in Engineering Technology need not be enrolled in an ABET accredited program, but must be pursuing a course of study, which traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for a career in HVAC&R.


1. Current senior grade level enrollment in High School.

2. Current service or plans to serve the HVAC&R profession.

3. Need for financial assistance.

4. Demonstrated leadership ability.

5. Character attributes.

6. Either currently live in, or plan on attending school within the ASHRAE Columbus Chapter territory. If a student does not meet this requirement, the submitted letter of recommendation must be from a current ASHRAE Columbus Chapter member in good standing.


ASHRAE High School Senion Scholarship APP 2018

ASHRAE Dr Margaret Drake Scholarship APP 2018



ASHRAE Columbus April 2018 Event

Please join us for our April 16th Lunch and Technical Presentation.  Phil Stafa will be presenting a program on the new AEP Building Design in New Albany, Ohio. 
Registration will close Wednesday, April 11h at noon. Walk-ins are no longer able to attend luncheons.  If you are planning to attend you must pre-register. 
The new AEP Transmission Building in New Albany is an all-electric, LEED certified building with estimated energy savings of more than 30% over ASHRAE 90.1-2007.  Phil will provide an overview of the HVAC systems used including variable refrigerant flow air conditioning and dedicated outside air rooftop units with heat recovery.  Some of the challenges to energy savings included a full service kitchen, an atrium smoke exhaust system, variable occupancy and end user maintenance requirements.  Lessons learned will be presented.  This project is scheduled to be nominated for a regional ASHRAE award.  


Phil Stafa
Phil Stafa has over 20 years of experience in the HVAC industry as a consultant in Central Ohio.  He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Ohio and is a LEED Accredited Professional specializing in building design and construction.  Phil is a long time ASHRAE member and served as chapter president from 2010-2011.  He graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1995, and he is currently the Sustainability Coordinator for Korda/Nemeth Engineering.

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.