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Monthly Newsletter - February 2022

This Month at ASHRAE Iowa

February Meeting 

February is refrigeration month.  This year we will be touring the MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex.    

Date: Wednesday February 16, 2022
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex 6500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Program: Social Hour followed by RecPlex tour and dinner catered by Cyd’s
Registration: Link 

***** CANCELLED ****  Design Professionals Day on the Hill

As a result of Covid - the Design Professionals Day on the Hill, originally scheduled for February 17, 2022, is being cancelled. Our 
Government Affairs Committee Chair Matt Jesson will be working on scheduling other outreach opportunities for the chapter.

 


January Meeting Summary

 

ASHRAE Membership joined IAEE membership at the Ramada Tropic January 25th to get an update on the state energy code.  Dave Ruffcorn has filed the recommendation to adopt the 2018 IECC/2016 ASHRAE 90.1 and is awaiting approval.  Dave gave us an update on the changes incorporated in the 2018 IECC/2016 ASHRAE 90.1.  Thanks Dave for the update!

IAEE/IWRC Energy Workshop

 

The IAEE and IWRC wants to make you aware of the upcoming energy workshop.  Please see the message below and follow the link for additional information and registration.
 


 
The Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa, in partnership with the Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency are hosting a one day workshop addressing energy trends and management in Iowa. Nationally-recognized energy management expert Dr. Eric Woodroof will be the keynote speaker for this event.
 
Dr. Woodroof will provide an update on global energy/sustainability/utility trends and an overview of policies and tools that can help Iowa businesses and state facilities be more cost competitive with neighboring states. The workshop will also feature sessions from Iowa-based experts in the energy industry covering topics and projects that directly address current and future energy management issues in Iowa.
 
More information on this exciting event, including registration and the full agenda, can be found at https://iwrc.uni.edu/iowa-energy-efficiency/workshop
 
Date: March 24, 2022
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Embassy Suites, 101 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Cost: $48 - Includes lunch

 
President's Corner
Hello Iowa Chapter members! Unfortunately for us, Punxsutawney Phil has declared there is six more weeks of winter.  Fortunately for us, Phil has a poor track record of 36% accuracy rate.  We’ve gotten some classic Iowa winter days already with -15F and 45F days already.  Hopefully the chapter meetings we’ve put together has helped the winter go by faster.
 
Speaking of meetings, we have what I think is the highlight of the year with a tour of the West Des Moines RecPlex on February 16th.  This facility houses two indoor ice arenas, a full size turf field, four basketball courts, three pickleball courts, four battings cages, an Esports center, PT and three outdoor turf fields across 66-acres.  This is also our refrigeration night as we will get to see the ice making refrigeration equipment as part of the tour.  We’ll have a happy hour before hand and a meal catered by Cyd’s.  Be sure to sign up!
 
The rest of the year contains a bit of a change from the typical schedule.  Normally we hold a SuperTech conference in March and bowling in April.  These events have been switched around this year to accommodate speaker schedules.  Be on the lookout for more information regarding these events.
 
The year will wrap up with the Spring Fling golf outing at Glenn Oaks on May 9th.
 
If that’s not enough, we also have YEA events and volunteer opportunities in the works!  Plenty of opportunities to get out and about up ahead.
 
See you around,
Tyson Scheidecker (tyson@shive-hattery.com)
Iowa Chapter President
ASHRAE Iowa Chapter
www.ashraeiowa.org
 
- Board of Governors -
Luke Miller
Brian Steffans
Nolan Hagerty
Keith Padgett
 
- Officers -
President
 Tyson Scheidecker
President Elect
Peter Ernzen
Treasurer
Ted Gerber
Secretary
Matt Swenka
 
- Committee Chairs –
Attendance
 Dan Zaug
Auditing
 Joe Moench
CTTC
 Dan Blake
Jacob Larson
Communications Committee
Tjaden Ahrens 
Jason Kems
Education
Nick Terhall
 Matt Gumm
GAC
 Matt Jesson
Historian
Adam Puls
Honors & Awards
 David Poetting
Membership
 Tim Conrad
Product Directory
 Holly Elbert
Refrigeration
 Justin Barrett
Research Promotion
Laura Russo
 Nick Seymour
 Student Activities
  Joe Nielsen
TEGA

YEA
 Elli Cloyd
 Terrence Schafer
Golf Outing Committee
 Jeff Hammer
 Nathan Edwards
Past Presidents
Adam Puls 2020-2021
David Poetting 2019-2020
Brian Steffens 2018-2019
Luke Miller 2017-2018
Andrew Pospisal 2016-2017   
Matt Gumm 2015-2016
Justin Barrett 2014-2015
Tim Conrad 2013-2014
Matt Jesson 2012-2013
Kelly Crow 2011-2012
Holly Elbert 2010-2011
Roger Lesher 2009-2010
Kit Cartwright 2008-2009
Jerrod Sieverding 2007-2008
Jason Kems 2006-2007
Chuck Heldenbrand 2005-2006
Jeff Gross 2004-2005
Ron Engelhardt 2003-2004
Dan Zaug 2002-2003
Susan Oltrogge 2001-2002
Christopher Nelson 2000-2001
Donald Swanson 1999-2000
Edward Truslow 1998-1999
James Hall 1997-1998
Robbin Vannoy 1996-1997
Mark Conway 1995-1996
Paul Melton 1994-1995
Gregory Maxwell 1993-1994
Jeffery Hammer 1992-1993
Jack Culp 1991-1992
James Lee 1990-1991
Clint Leonard 1989-1990
Charles Pedersen 1988-1989
Gary Reynolds 1987-1988
Dennis Hogan 1986-1987
Eugene Zefron 1985-1986
Donald Hagge 1984-1985
Robert Rist 1983-1984
Joseph Proctor 1982-1983
Mark Allen 1981-1982
Curtis Klaassen 1980-1981
Gerald Anderson 1979-1980
C.W. Miller 1978-1979
Richard South 1977-1978
Verne Stewart 1976-1977 
Curtis Hammer 1975-1976 
Ralph Schilling 1974-1975 
Donald Bonicamp 1973-1974 
Kent Mosher 1972-1973 
Thomas Van Hon 1971-1972 
Robert McBride 1970-1971 
William Whitman 1969-1970 
Einar Dahl 1968-1969 
Eugene O’Neil 1967-1968 
James Green 1966-1967 
Neil Hanson 1965-1966 
Bob Flanagan 1964-1965 
Lyndon Kelley 1963-1964 
Elwood Giberson 1962-1963 
Vern Polly 1961-1962 
John Bain 1960-1961 
Crom Campbell 1959-1960 
R.T. Howard 1958-1959 
W.A Schworm 1957-1958 
D.E. Schroeder 1956-1957 
G.J. Kraai 1955-1956 
W.E. Nanes 1954-1955 
J.F. Sandfort 1953-1954 
R.H. Schnell 1952-1953 
C.H. McGuiness 1951-1952 
R.S. Stover 1950-1951 
D.E. Wells 1949-1950 
D.C. Murphy 1948-1949 
C.A. Wheele 1947-1948 
E.O. Olson 1946-1947 
B.E. Landes 1945-1946 
W.W. Stuart 1944-1945 
C.W. Helstrom 1943-1944 
P.E. Triggs 1942-1943 
Perry LaRue 1941-1942 
R.A. Norman 1940-1941 
Tracy Johnson 1939-1940 
W.R. White 1938-1939
Upcoming Meetings
Mark your calendars! The chapter is working hard to put on a great set of events this year and we hope to see you there.
                                                                                           
Iowa Chapter Future Meetings
Month Date Location Time Topic
August 30 Legacy Golf Club   Fall Frolic Golf Outing
October 13 Ames High School - Tour
Jethros - Ames, IA
Tour 5 PM Student Night + Industry Panel + Tour
November 4 Rewind Hotel 11:30 AM Presidential Visit with Mick Schwedler
Joint meeting with Go Green Conference
November 17 Webinar 12:00 PM Ethics
December 13 Holiday Inn Downtown 12:00 PM CSI Joint Meeting
January 25 Ramada Tropics 5:00 PM Iowa Code Enforcement - Dave Ruffcorn code update
February 16 Rec Plex 4:30 PM Refrigeration - Tour of Rec Plex
March TBD TBD TBD Bowling/History
April 14 West Des Moines Embassy 10:00 AM Super Tech
May 9 Glenn Oaks 11:00 AM Spring Fling
June TBD TBD TBD Habitat for Humanity
         
Society & Region Events
Month Date Location   Topic
November 10-12 Denver, CO   Building Performance Analysis Conference
Jan - Feb 29-2 Las Vegas, NV   2022 Winter Conference
May 18-20 Minneapolis, MN   2022 Region VI CRC
June 25-29 Toronto, ON   2022 Annual Conference

 
What's New in the Iowa Chapter?

Special Hardship Notice for Membership Renewal

 

If you are currently experiencing hardship, especially with the currently COVID-19 pandemic, please contact our Member Services Department at members@ashrae.org .  One of our Member Services Representatives will assist you in determining your hardship case and provide guidance with respect to an adequate adjustment to your dues and other member benefits


GAC UPDATES!

State Board Positions
The state of Iowa has a number of boards that provide guidance and rulings on things that impact our profession.  These boards include the boiler and pressure vessel board, examining boards, elevator safety, plumbing and mechanical, and several others.  We encourage you to review and apply to available board positions at https://talentbank.iowa.gov/.

ASHRAE COVID-19 Resource Page

To view ASHRAE's COVID-19 resource page, click here:
https://www.ashrae.org/technical-resources/resources

2021 Product Directory

Thank you to all sales representatives for advertising. The directory is available in PDF format on our website HERE. Printed copies were delivered by mail by the end of February to all ASHRAE Iowa members and non-members who ordered the directory. If you would like to order additional directories they are $10. Please contact Holly Elbert to order. If there are any questions, or you did not receive your directory please contact Holly at helbert@bbsae.com

Meeting Attendance Records

If you are looking for meeting attendance records for your licensing or certification renewals, sign-in sheets can be found on the ASHRAE Iowa Website: Attendance Sheets | ASHRAE® Iowa Chapter (ashraeiowa.org)
Iowa ASHRAE Chapter Bylaws

Chapter bylaws can be found at HERE. The BOG will be making updates to the bylaws as recommended by Society.  We encourage membership to review these changes.

Research Promotion
This year, the BOG is encouraging you to donate online in an effort to save paper and increase the efficiency of the RP donation process. Please visit the ASHRAE RP Donation page here. ASHRAE provides options for you to determine where to place your donation. The Iowa Chapter is looking to increase its endowment and would appreciate it if you would place your donation in the box available next to “Endowed Research via ASHRAE Foundation”, check the box indicated that you understand that those funds are restricted for the support of ASHRAE Research, and put “Iowa Chapter” in the “Existing Fund Name (If known):” box. From there it’s as simple as any other online purchase with a credit card. 
 
Don’t forget that ASHRAE is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Contributions are deductible as allowed by law.  A receipt will be sent to the address listed above.

If you would still prefer to donate by check or have any further questions about the donation process, please contact Laura Russo or Nick Seymour.
Thank you for your donation!
ASHRAE Society News
ASHRAE Jobs Board
If you are seeking a job in the engineering field or searching for the most qualified engineers, the ASHRAE job board offers the most qualified opportunities and candidates. 

To learn more follow this link: Engineering Jobs - ASHRAE Job Board

ASHRAE Learning Opportunities 





ASHRAE eLearing
 
In light of coronavirus concerns and the impact the pandemic is having on travel, ASHRAE eLearning, a 100% web-based training allowing you to learn at your own pace and when convenient, can be a valuable resource. Courses can be accessed anywhere, anytime, and from any computer with an internet connection. Courses contain interactive exercises that enable you to engage and retain what you have learned. Learn more.
Offerings include these popular course packages: 
  • Fundamentals: HVAC Systems
  • HVAC Control Systems
  • System Essentials
  • DDC Controls
  • Electrical System Design
  • Sustainability
  • Standard 62.1: Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
  • Standard 90.1: Energy Standard for Buildings
  • Standard 189.1-2011 - High Performing Green Buildings
  • Loads and Modeling
Recently Updated:
  • Introduction to HVAC Design (1.5 PDHs)
  • Refrigeration System Parameters and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (1.0 PDH)
Once enrolled, you have 12 months to complete your training. 
Why ASHRAE eLearning?
  • Convenient way to learn about new applications and standards
  • Easy way to keep up with license and certification requirements
  • Approved by AIA and GBCI
  • Earn PDHs/CEUs
  • Courses created by industry leaders in HVAC&R
For the complete eLearning catalog, please visit https://elearning.ashrae.org/.
 
Individuals can register online at https://elearning.ashrae.org/ and immediately gain access. Companies can register employees by contacting elearning@ashrae.org or calling 678-500-3917. 

ASHRAE eLearning is an approved Continuing Education provider for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Education Partner. Continuing Education (CE) hours earned from ASHRAE eLearning may be applied toward maintenance of state-licensed professionals (architects and professional engineers) and LEED credentials.
Thank you,
 
ASHRAE eLearning
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Engineer Joke of the Month
A uniform beam walks into a bar.  The barman asks, “what would you like, good sir?”
 
The beam replies, “Ummm…just give me a moment.”
 
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