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November 12, 2013

November 12 Monthly Meeting
November 12, 2013
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Rosewood Banquets
9421 Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Radiant Technologies Presentation

$50.00 Member Registration

$65.00 Non-Member Registration

$0.00 Student Member Registration

4:30 p.m. — Registration & Social Hour & Dinner

6:00 p.m.  Education Program (Two Presentations)

7:30 p.m.  Adjournment

Plan to join us for our first monthly meeting at Rosewood Banquets. There will be plenty of time to meet and chat with ASHRAE members and enjoy delicious food (pasta bar and carving station) and refreshments before our education program gets underway. The talk will focus on Radiant Technologies. We have two expert presenters who will share their special experiences and insights (1.5 PDHs). 

Cindy Cogil Photo Cindy Cogil, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Director of Engineering, SmithGroup JJR, will a talk about the design of a dedicated outside air system coupled with radiant ceiling panels for a new law school building. She'll discuss the system design and documentation challenges, life-cycle cost analysis results, and benefits of a DOAS/RCP system. Ms. Cogil has designed several projects that have achieved LEED-certified status, including the first Platinum LEED-certified building, Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Philip Merrill Environmental Center. She is currently involved in the design of CBF’s Brock Environmental Center, which is seeking Living Building Challenge certification. Over the last 7 years, Cindy has held various committee chair, board member and officer positions with the National Capital Chapter ASHRAE and, most recently, served on the Society’s Professional Development Committee.

Brian Ford Photo Brian Ford, Sr., Manager, Business Development, SGL Group, The Carbon Company, will describe “Innovation and Its Role in the Evolution of Radiant Heating and Cooling Systems.” He will cover radiant heating and cooling from a historical perspective and how continuous improvement have driven innovative product improvements using both familiar and new technologies. Mr. Ford joined The Carbon Co. in 2008 and before that worked for Union Carbide's Carbon Products Division. Over his career, he has worked to develop and launch products for several industries. He is currently working on graphite-based radiant heating & cooling and thermal energy storage systems. Brian holds 8 patents, with 2 patent applications pending. He was a member of the team that won a R&D 100 award in 2003 for the development of the “Natural Graphite Composite Heat Sink” and in 2004 for the “SpreaderShield for Reducing Hot Spots in Consumer Electronic Applications.” An ASHRAE member and New England native, he currently lives in Grayslake, IL.

Coat Drive:  Please bring any gently used winter coat, any size, to the November 12 ASHRAE meeting. Coats will be collected for DuPage PADs, the largest provider of interim and permanent housing in DuPage County. Donations are tax deductible and receipts will be provided. (READ MORE…)

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