Announcements

Passive House Tour

Hello ASHRAE La Crosse

May Event Reminder!!!

When: Wednesday, May 11th at 4pm

Where: 24th Street Passive House

749 24th Street North

La Crosse, WI 54601

What: Tour and Q&A of Passive House

More about the tour:

  • Documentation about passive house is attached to this event. Review if you have time and come with questions for the owner.
  • A YouTube presentation by the architect has information on passive houses in general and this house specifically. First 30 minutes is general info and 0:30-1:30 covers design of the house. Construction starts at about 1:23 if you have limited time.

The 24th Street Passive House – PHAMSP Lecture October 23, 2013 – YouTube

  • Arrive at the house at 4pm for a tour.
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ASHRAE YEA March Event: Curling

Young Engineers of ASHRAE (YEA) will be hosting an event where all young engineers can try out curling at the Green Island Ice Arena!

Learn how to curl with the La Crosse Curling Club. Join the Young Engineers in ASHRAE on Saturday, March 12th 2022 at the Green Island Ice Arena in La Crosse between 10:00a – 12:00p. Rubber soled shoes are required. Wear loose, warm, layered clothing and avoid denim jeans. The rink is held around 50F.


The cost is $10 per attendee. Non-members are welcome. Space is limited to 30 people, so register now!


Proof of vaccination and ID are required. For additional information or questions, contact Gabe Korinek at gabe.korinek@tranetechnologies.com

Please register by Thursday, March 10th.
Location: Green Island Ice Arena 2312 7th St S La Crosse, WI 54601
Date: Saturday, March 12th
Time: 10:00a – 12:00p
Cost: $10 per attendee
Click here to signup: https://forms.gle/3LuNWE4y1QtDsknH6

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March Chapter Program: Decarbonization

When: Wednesday, March 16th Noon-1PM

Where: Webinar

Who: Charles Jelen

What: Decarbonization

Webinar Link for remote attendance: https://meet.goto.com/756409349

No in-person attendance for this meeting

More about the Presentation:

  • Basics of Decarbonization
    • Where are emissions generated
    • Difference between embodied carbon and operational carbon
  • Drivers behind decarbonization
  • How can HVAC play a role in decarbonization
  • Closer look at operation carbon in the following categories:
    • Efficiency
    • Refrigerant Management
    • Electrification

More information on the Presenter:

Charles Jelen

Decarbonization Program Manager
Trane Commercial North America

Charles is the decarbonization program manager based out of La Crosse, Wisconsin.  He has been involved in the development and support of HVAC systems for Trane since 2012.  His areas of expertise are in hydronic systems, refrigerants, system modeling, and decarbonized system designs including the electrification of heating. 

As the decarbonization program manager Charles has responsibility for key account decarbonization and customer project support across North America.

Charles has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and is a member of ASHRAE.  

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ASHRAE Virtual Career Fair

ASHRAE is hosting its first virtual career fair February 7 – 14. If you are a student looking for work in the sustainability, HVAC or refrigeration industries, or an employer in search of talented students, click the link below to learn more about the event and sign up. 

https://www.ashrae.org/communities/student-zone/career-fair/ashrae-s-virtual-career-fair

 

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ASHRAE Guideline 36 Presentation Slides

On January 19, our Chapter welcomed Tony Bruno of Trane Technologies to present on ASHRAE Guideline 36, which pertains to control of variable air volume systems and central plant equipment. The slides from his presentation are accessible at the link below. Enjoy!

https://www.ashraelacrosse.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/Guideline%2036%20Overview%20Presentation%20For%20Distribution.pptx

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