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Illinois Chapter usually meets once each month, August through June, on Tuesdays. The Chapter’s annual golf outing and fund raiser always takes place in September. Generally 70 to 80 members gather at monthly meetings, which makes them an excellent networking opportunity for members interested in meeting and developing other contacts in the industry.

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Nov. 8, 2016 Meeting


November 08, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Buca Di Beppo
90 Yorktown Mall Drive
Lombard, IL 60148


You may prefer to enjoy a glass of chilled wine with your fine Italian dinner at Buca di Beppo's, but the only discussion item on the evening's menu will be chilled water. At the Nov. 8 Illinois Chapter membership meeting, our panel of presenters will describe the advantages of chilled water district cooling versus going with an individual building central plant -- and how each might fit best in varied situations. You'll hear from an executive of a downtown Chicago district plant (one of the world's largest), the chief engineer of a building with its own central plant, and also from an expert and ex-chairperson of ASHRAE's District Energy Committee.

Panel members include:

Steve Tredinnick, senior project manager with Burns & McDonnell, has more than 33 years of HVAC design experience, the majority of which have been devoted to district energy projects. Steve led the ASHRAE committee that completed the last revision of the District Energy chapter in the 2016 Handbook and developed the District Cooling Guide and District Heating Guide. Steve was formerly also on the board of directors for the International District Energy Association (IDEA).

Jim Rylowicz, Business Development Manager, Enwave Chicago, which provides sustainable district cooling service to nearly 48 million sq ft of building space in the Loop, and surrounding areas. He develops energy service strategies designed to provide customers with economic, operational and environmental benefits.

Mark Bettin, Chief Engineer at Merchandise Mart

Make your plans now to attend the Nov. 8 dinner meeting in Lombard for this interesting program and earn up to 2 PDHs. Join in the discussion or just listen and learn. Then let us know ahead of time if there is anything about the topic that you'd like us to address or a question to ask panel members. We are gathering everyone's thoughts ahead of time, to keep the discussion relative and help panel members formulate great answers.

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