April 2018 Print

President's Message


Hello everyone.  Thanks everyone for coming to our March meeting and I would also like to thank Jessica Joliff with Xylem for coming all the way out from Buffalo NY to talk to us. We had a large turnout, but we need to remember to RSVP before the meeting!  You have been giving your chapter a tremendous amount of support and it is really appreciated

Anyone that is interested in joining the board of governors, please get a hold of either Diane or me.  We are trying to fill a few of our positions, especially secretary.

Another announcement, please take a second to look at our annual sporting clay flyer attached.  Please share with anyone you know, sponsor a station or put together a team and come join us for a day of fun at the Carson Valley Clay Gun Club.

See below for thank you letters the Chapter recieved for the donation made to the Children's Cancer Foundation and to the TMCC Foundation.

This month’s presentation will be April 19th by Dave Binz – Cambridge Engineering speaking on HTHV – High-Temperature Heating & Ventilation in High Bay Buildings.  See you all at Twisted Fork for Dinner. Make sure you RSVP!


Sandor Duran P.E.

2017-18 Northern Nevada ASHRAE Chapter President






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President Elect Report

President Elect / Programs Chair - Diane Mitchell  

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The meeting will be held at the Twisted Fork
Cocktails at 5:30, Dinner at 6:00

Twisted Fork
1191 Steamboat Pkwy, Reno, Nevada 89521
(775) 853-6033

RSVP at:



 Dave Binz – Cambridge Engineering


 HTHV – High-Temperature Heating & Ventilation in High Bay Buildings


Dave is the Director of Engineering for Cambridge Engineering. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and has extensive experience in the High Efficiency HVAC market. He began his career with Carrier Corporation serving the large commercial and industrial market with engineered solutions and joined Cambridge Engineering in 2014. He is a member of ASHRAE Technical Committee TC9.2 – Industrial Air Conditioning and Ventilation. He now travels North America speaking to engineers, building owners, and utilities on next generation heating and ventilation technologies.

The last meeting for 2017-2018 calendar year will be held at Twisted Fork (see schedule below.)

As a friendly reminder, please RSVP for our meetings. We want to make sure the facility can accommodate all our members. 

Diane Mitchell

Meeting Schedule: 

ASHRAE Meeting Dates for 2017-18








Ed Smith

UNR Cooperative Extension

Embers, Junipers, Dead Vegetation, and Dense Shrubs - Improving the odds of surviving wildfires.




Alan Niles


Net Energy Water Loops, a Clear Pathto Net Zero Energy Buildings

 Twisted Fork



Tim Totten


Boiler System Optimization




 Kevin Peters

R.F. MacDonald Co.

Centrifugal Pumps & System Head Curves




Aran Winn






Jessica Joliff


ASHRAE 90.1 and ANSI/AHRI Standard 400-Impact on Gasketed Plate & Frame Heat Exchangers

Twisted Fork



Dave Binz

Cambridge Engineering

IAQ with Direct Fired MUA

Twisted Fork



 Ryan Power

 Energy Labs

Data Center Hybrid Cooling Systems

Twisted Fork




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Treasurer's Report


As of March 29, 2018 the chapter account balance is (deleted by editor - we are solvent). 



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Research Promotion Chair Report


ASHRAE Members-

As a chapter we are on our way to meeting our goal of $5,200 with a very successful wine tasting and the people that have already contributed this year. I’d like to thank those that have contributed in the past, but we will need everyone’s help to reach our goal for this year. Please start thinking about what you can do as an individual to help our chapter do its part to support the research projects that help keep our industry moving forward by improving technology.
Please at a minimum take some time to request that your company support our chapter with a donation to the ASHRAE RP Campaign!
To make a contribution online please visit the following website:

Please bring donation to a meeting and give it to me there! You will receive receipt that can be used for tax-deduction purposes.
If you would like to see more information on how ASHRAE uses our donations you can visit https://www.ashrae.org/standards-research--technology/ashrae-rp and you will see that this world-wide effort also supports numerous projects within our region totaling over $1.4 million. This is a great cause that benefits us all and I hope that everyone will continue to help our chapter support it. If you know a specific research project you would like your money to go to, your donation can be bookmarked to that project.
With your help we can make the Research Promotions 2017/18 campaign more successful than the 2016/17 campaign.
Thank you,

Sandor Duran, P.E., CEM  



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Membership Promotions Chair Report


As your current membership promotion chair-person, I would like to remind everyone to come out for our annual clay shoot. It helps us support the local community with scholarships and it’s also a great time to come out and network with everyone!

Also since you’re opening up those wallets, don’t forget to renew your membership!



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Historian's Report

Historian: Dean Borges

Hi Everyone,

Northern Nevada Chapter held its Chapter meeting on March 15th at Twisted Fork restaurant for an evening event. President Sandor Duran welcomed and introduced everyone. A presentation on “ASHRAE 90.1 and ANSI/AHRI Standard 400-Impact on Gasketed Plate & Frame Heat Exchangers” by Jessica A. Joliff – Applications Manager for Xylem, Cheektowaga, NY.






Sincerely, Dean S. Borges, Historian, 2017-18  



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GGAC Chair Report

GGAC Chair - Dave Wyllie

This month I am providing some information on an upcoming opportunity provided by our GGAC Regional Vice Chair, Dave Palty. 

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is seeking volunteers to participate on the Technical Correlating Committee (TCC) to work toward the correlation of the 2021 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC). See flyer below as well as the list of existing mechanical committee members.

If you have any information relating to codes or other government activity that you think would be of interest to our chapter members, please forward to me at dwyllie@celticenergy.com.



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Sustainability Chair Report

Sustainability Chair - Mark Hauenstein, P.E. LEED BD+C BEAP

NN ASHRAE Members, 

The City of Reno is hosting  ReEnergize Reno. We recognize that you are doing your part with the community to improve our buildings and reduce our carbon footprint. You are invited to join us for the next event as part of ReEnergize Reno’s Workshop Series: 

LEED v4 Interior Design & Construction Workshop

Date: April 17, 2018

Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm

Location:  Innevation Center, 450 Sinclair

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2FMWuqv

Cost:  Free

The City of Reno is helping building owners and facility managers reduce energy and water use and save money through the ReEnergize Reno Workshop Series, regular monthly events designed to equip you with the knowledge and expertise to achieve your goal of reducing energy and water use 20% by 2025.

Mark Hauenstein, P.E. LEED BD+C BEAP


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Calendar of Events



Saturday April 14, 2018 –Registration at 9:00 a.m., Shoot at 10:00 a.m.

Carson Valley Clays
61 China Springs Rd.
Gardnerville, NV
Entry Fee: $110.00 per shooter
              $550.00 per team
Mail checks to:Northern Nevada ASHRAE
C/O Matt Brennan
 1121 University Terrace
Reno, NV 89503
Or our website at

The fee includes:

  • Sporting Clays, Lunch, Ammunition for all participants.

  • Prizes awarded in 4 classes (A thru D, Lewis Scoring) plus individual categories (High Team, High Gun, High Lady, and High Student).

    All Participants and Guests are eligible to participate in a raffle in which includes a Shotgun along with other great prizes. Raffle Tickets will be on sale at the shoot: $5.00 for 1 ticket, or $20.00 for 5 tickets.

    MULLIGANS will be offered for those of you who need a second chance!!! They will be sold for $5 each and you can buy 5 of them. These will be available the morning of the shoot.

     If you have any questions, contact Matt Brennan at (775) 745-8555. To reserve your spot, simply fill out this form and email to Matt Brennan at matt@raglensystembalance.com.

    Team Name: ___________________________________________________

    Company____________________Captain’s Name______________________________

    Company____________________Shooter’s Name______________________________

    Company____________________Shooter’s Name______________________________

    Company____________________Shooter’s Name______________________________

    Company____________________Shooter’s Name______________________________

    Lunch for Guest or Gun Bearer $10.00


Saturday April 14, 2018 –Registration at 9:00 a.m.

Carson Valley Clays
61 China Springs Rd.
Gardnerville, NV

The purpose of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) is to advance the arts and sciences of HVAC&R to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. All proceeds will go towards funding for RP/Chapter Endowment which is the source of technical and educational information and for Local Scholarships.  This information is used for the professional growth in the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration.                       

The following is an itemized list of items needed to run the fundraiser. Donations will be accepted toward the listed items the sponsor has signed-up for.  If you have any questions, contact Matt Brennan at (775) 745-8555.  To sponsor an item, simply fill out this form and email to Matt Brennan at matt@raglensystembalance.com

Item                                   Amount                     Sponsor            Amount Donated

Raffle Shotgun                  $1200                            United Construction    

Awards                              $850                             Western Nevada Supply                 

Ammunition                       $1900                          RHP Mechanical Systems                    

BBQ Lunch                       $650                              WN Mechanical Systems                     

Station Sponsor*               $150                 ______________      ____________                 

Raffle Prizes                      $Any                 ______________      ____________                 

Cash Donation                   $Any                 ______________      ____________                 

*Station Sponsor will include a Sign of your company name at one station.

      Sign to read:  ____________________________________________________

Payment Options:

  • Mail checks to:     Northern Nevada ASHRAE

                                             C/O Matt Brennan

                                             1121 University Terrace

                                             Reno, NV 89503

  • On our website at http://nonevashrae.org/meetinginfo.php?id=38&ts=1516335044

Thank you for your support!

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Technical Article






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