August Meeting

Please join us for our August 14th Meeting at Casual Pint in Hardin Valley at 11:30am.

Our speaker will be Mr. Alan Hasemeyer. Alan is with Trane and has been in Knoxville since 1983. He grew up in Huntsville, AL where  his dad was a NASA rocket engineer during the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs. Alan earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from Auburn Univ. While at Auburn he attended a UT-Auburn game, in Knoxville, in the pouring rain. Auburn lost 21-0, and Alan did not care if he ever saw Knoxville again! Alan and wife LeeAnn have 3 grown children and several grandchildren. After receiving his Professional Registration, Alan worked with West Miller Welch for a few yrs, as a consulting engineer. Afterward he went to work with Trane and has been there 26 yrs.      

Alan will be presenting on chillers covering the following topics:

Chiller Topics
- What is the difference between SEER and EER?
- AHRI ratings vs Net ratings. What are the cost and footprint implications?
- Selections near the “knee” of the curve.
- IPLV/ NPLV ratings and how to apply them
- What are the current refrigerant choices?   
- What are the basic inputs needed to make a good chiller, selection?
- Free Cooling

If you do not received an EventBrite invitation for this meeting before the week of June 12th, please email an officer, and we will take care of this. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

June Meeting

Please join us for our June 12th Meeting at Casual Pint in Hardin Valley at 11:30am.

Our speaker will be Mr. Dave Nowak, President of Ridgetop Lighting, a division of Ridgetop Gardens, Inc. Mr. Nowak is a consultant and expert witness firm for all things lighting. Mr. Nowak has BS degree from Kettering University and has been working with lighting for over 20 years. He designed and brought to market the first LED product to illuminate the interior of the refrigerator. David has designed, tested, and put into production all aspects of light based products, from optical sensors, to human-centric lighting, to horticultural illumination systems. David has been issued twelve (12) US Patents and has a proven track record of designing products that meet the need of his customers.

Mr. Nowakwill be presenting “What is Light, and Why do we Care?” He will discuss light and how our eye interprets color. Topics that will be discussed are color rendering versus color rendering index of a light source. He will also discuss how different sources of light changes the way our eyes interpret colors.

If you do not received an EventBrite invitation for this meeting before the week of June 12th, please email an officer, and we will take care of this. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) Tour

The East Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers would like to extend an invitation to join us on a tour of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The SNS is an accelerator-based neutron source facility providing the most intense pulsed neutron beams in the world for scientific research and industrial development. Tour attendees will have the option of joining fellow tour attendees and chapter officers at Casual Pint Hardin Valley immediately following the tour for drinks and appetizers. There is no cost associated with the SNS tour or Casual Pint social to follow. However, this opportunity is limited to chapter members only.

This event has a limited availability so please RSVP promptly, but no later than Thursday, June 6th.

Date: Thursday June 13th

Location: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Casual Pint Hardin Valley

Time: Tour – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. (please arrive by 2:00 for the tour) Social – 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

To RSVP for this event please email our sponsor, Karoly Magda, at magdak@ornl.gov.Karoly will provide additional details regarding site access and documentation requirements for the tour.

 

May Meeting

We will not be having a formal meeting in May. Keep an eye out for a potential tour of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) coming soon. We will see you in June!

April Meeting

Please join us for our April 10th Meeting at Casual Pint in Hardin Valley at 11:30 am.

Our speaker will be Karoly Mada, CEM, from ORNL. Karoly Mada holds a BS in Mechanical Engineer and an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He has worked at ORNL/SNS since 2010. He is a member of the Central Cooling Systems team and works on the existing Accelerator Cooling Systems improvement projects, design of the accelerator new cooling system, and upgrade of existing cooling systems for Proton Power Upgrade (PPU). He has previously worked in steam and power generation in the automotive industry with PBR/Bosch implementing environmental and energy savings projects specializing in thermal design.

Mr. Mada will present basic knowledge of ORNL/SNS to members of Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), East TN Chapter. This presentation will prepare the AEE members for a Chapter SNS tour. The intent is to give a short overview about the ORNL Research and Development Activities, why is neutron research important, where neutron technology is used, and how we make neutrons.

If you do not receive an EventBrite invitation for this meeting before the week of April 10, please email an officer, and we will take care of this. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

March Meeting

Please join us for our March 13th Meeting at Casual Pint in Hardin Valley at 11:30am.

Our speak for the event with be Patrick McNabb who is the Director of Construction for Federal Solutions, Ameresco, Inc. Mr. McNabb has 30 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industry working on a wide variety of project types including heavy industrial, civil, utility, municipal, governmental, institutional and manufacturing.  His direct experience includes engineering design, construction management, project management, design/build project management, and operations management. At Ameresco, Mr. McNabb manages the performance of federal construction processes as related to engineering interface and controls, planning, procurement, scheduling, cost, budgeting, accounting, quality, and safety.  His key project responsibilities include the development, implementation, and tracking of project specific performance measures for all project requirements.

Mr. McNabb will present “Document Control and Using a Construction Management Program”. The specific construction management program used by Ameresco is called ProCore.  

If you do not receive an EventBrite invintation for this meeting before the week of February 13, please email an office, and we will take care of this. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

February Meeting

Please join us for our February 13th Meeting at Casual Pint in Hardin Valley at 11:30 am.

Our speakers for this event will be Harold Ivester, President of H I Solutions, Inc. based in Kennesaw, GA, and founder of Solid State Systems, Inc. over 45 years ago. Solid State Systems’s first Building automation system was installed in February 1974 in a large textile plant in Georgia. It’s first computerized telephone/PBX system was installed in 1975 in a New York City law firm. In 1989, Ivester merged Solid State Systems with Alcatel and bought back the Building Automation Division as H I Solutions. Prior to that he was a Research Engineering Specialist in the Lockheed-Georgia Company Advanced Development Lab. He holds several patents in the communications, avionics, and computer controls fields.

Our second presenter will be Philip Ivester, CEO of H I Solutions, Inc. and Director of Engineering Development. Under Philip’s leadership H I Solutions has continued to support its role in supplying innovative products to industry OEMs, national accounts with Fortune 500 companies, and customers with industrial, retail, education, office,  government, and military facilities.

For their presentation, Harold will provide a history of the building automation field during his 45 year involvement, while Philip will discuss where the 45 year history has brought us and why the building automation field plays such a helpful role in today’s business. If you do not receive an EventBrite invitation for this meeting before the week of February 13, please email an officer, and we will take care of this. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

Simple Tools for Saving Energy - DOE's New Energy Assessment Software Webinar

Join Thomas Wenning for a webinar  introducing the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) new integrated energy assessment software tool suite - MEASUR. This open-source tool suite is being designed to replace DOE’s historical energy assessment tools and will aid manufacturers in improving the efficiency of energy systems and equipment. Click here for more information on this webinar.

AEE will issue a certificate of attendance for this webinar but it will not contain CEUs or PDHs. However, you may use the webinars as contact hours towards AEE certification renewals. Each contact hour is equivalent to 0.2 CEUs. It is up to the discretion of other associations on whether they will approve the content as contact hours for other renewals.

January Meeting

Please join us for our January 9th Meeting at Casual Pint in Hardin Valley at 11:30 am. Our speaker will be Matt Miller, Executive Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, of Messer Construction Company, Knoxville, TN. Mr. Miller has worked for the past 19-years within or close to the HVAC industry with experiences managing mechanical and plumbing construction projects in California with Southland Industries and Lee Company in middle Tennessee; as well as HVAC engineering with Bechtel at the Hanford Nuclear Waste Treatment and Vitrification Plant in Washington and a national defense project in Alabama.

Mr. Miller’s presentation is titled “The Realities of Construction - Challenges Encountered in Managing the Construction and Startup of Building Systems.” He will be speaking on lessons learned and the challenges of start-up and commissioning of building automation systems. If you do not receive an EventBrite invitation for this meeting before the week of January 9th, please email an officer, and we will take care of you. We look forward to seeing you there.

50,001 Ready Training at ORNL

In-Plant Training on 50001 Ready Energy Management

Dates: Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 – Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

Training Site: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – (MDF - 2370 Cherahala Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37923)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and U.S. DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office are organizing a focused workshop on DOE’s 50001 Ready Energy Management program. Participants will learn the basics of implementing a 50001 Ready energy management system which is structured on the ISO 50001 standard.  Attendees will utilize the DOE 50001 Ready Navigator and several software tools - EnPI Lite, Energy Footprint and Automated Register of Implemented Projects (Project Register) - with real data and case study to enhance the learning.  Finally, the event will prepare participants to start implementing ISO 50001 practices and achieve 50001 Ready recognition.

If you are interested in participating please email ORNL’s Thomas Wenning (wenningtj@ornl.gov).

November Meeting

Please join us for our November 14th Meeting at Casual Pint in Hardin Valley at 11:30am. Our speaker is Earnie Bowles, Asst. General Manager for the Clinton Utilities Board. The lunch presentation will be “Demand Management and Demand Response explained from a utility distributor perspective.” If you did not receive an EventBrite invitation for this meeting before the week on November 12th, please email an officer, and we will take care of you. We look forward to seeing you there.

Chapter Business and WEEC Roundtable Discussion

Please join us at our Luncheon Meet and Learn at Casual Pint Pub located at 10677 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932 on Wednesday October 10th.

Agenda Items:

1. There has been some difficulty in getting speakers and topics this year.  Hopper and Bosley propose that we have chapter members volunteer to serve on a committee to identify speaker topics and confirm speakers.

2. Board members have recommended a $ 1000.00 donation to AEE scholarship fund at the WEEC. Vote of approval of chapter members present at meeting.

3. General discussion about the 2018 WEEC and its features and member benefits.

4. Planning for a local Chapter outing prior to end of 2018

5. Other info and discussion items

Pizza and beverages will be served.

Eventbrite meeting notices will not be sent for this meeting

Payment(s) at the door.  Estimated cost of $ 12-13 each person.

Please RSVP if your schedule permits.

 

September Meeting

Please join us for our September 12th Meeting at Calhoun's in Turkey Creek at 11:30am. Our speaker will be Dr. Lee Martin, P.E., a Professor of Practice and director of the Minor  in Engineering Entrepreneurship from the UT College of Engineering. He was the founder of TeleRobotics International, Inc., which went public as Internet Pictures Corp (iPix) on the NASDAQ in 1999. He holds 20 US Patents in technologies related to telepresence, remote imaging, and battery charge sensing.

Dr. Martin holds mechanical engineering degrees from the University of Tennessee and Purdue University. He has twice received the Research and Development Magazine’s R&D 100 Award for product innovation (1983 for telerobotic controls and 1993 for omni-directional imaging).  In 1986, the National Society of Professional Engineers recognized him as the National Young Engineer of the Year. He authored the book, Techonomics, in 2007 published by the CRC press that anticipated the “virtual age” that we are now entering a decade later. 

Dr. Martin serves as vice-chairman of the board of Global Media Outreach, an organization that has utilized the Internet to present the Gospel worldwide over 1.5 billion times in the last decade.  He serves his local community as the president of the Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee.  Lee enjoys playing trombone, tennis and creating multi-track music.  He is the father of three and resides in Knoxville, TN with his wife of 24 years Carla. 

Dr. Martin will be presenting on TRIZ (Russian Theory on Creative Thinking) and Techonomics.  The presentation will cover material from chapters in his book, “ Techonomics: The Theory of Industrial Evolution (Industrial Innovation)” Dr. Martin will also share and present some thoughts on the future of energy related to industrial uses of power and energy. If you do not receive an EventBrite invitation for this meeting before the week of Septempber 12th, please email an officer, and we will take care of you.

 

August Meeting

There will not be a meeting in August, but we look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on September 12th for a presentation by Dr. Lee Martin from the University of Tennessee Industrial Engineering Department at Calhoun's in Turkey Creek. 

June Meeting Recap

Thank you to Dr. Joshua New, researcher from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, for an informative presentation on building energy modeling. If you missed the presentation, you can view the slides in our "Resources" tab.  

June Meeting

Please join us for our June 13th Meeting at Calhoun's in Turkey Creek at 11:30 am. Our speaker will be Joshua New, a researcher from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. If you do not receive an EventBrite invitation for this meeting before the week of June 13th, please email an officer and we will take care of you. 

Dr. Joshua New is a computer scientist joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 2009.  He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Tennessee in 2009, his M.S. in Computer Systems and Software Design and his B.S. with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics with a Physics minor from Jacksonville State University. Dr. New is a member of the Building Envelope & Urban Systems Research group and ORNL’s Urban Dynamics Institute. Dr. New currently serves at ORNL’s Building Technology Research Integration Center (BTRIC) as subprogram manager for software tools and models. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has led more than 45 competitively-awarded projects in the past 5 years involving websites, web services, databases, simulation development, visual analytics, supercomputing using the world’s #1 fastest supercomputer and artificial intelligence for big data mining. He is a Senior IEEE member, lifetime member of AEE, and voting member within several Technical and Standards Committees of ASHRAE.

May Meeting

Please join us for our May 9th meeting at Calhoun's in Turkey Creek at 11:30. Our speaker will be Rob Gladwin from the Knoxville FBI. If you do not receive an EventBrite invitation by the week before the meeting please email an officer and we will take care of you.

Rob Gladwin's present on " Cyber Threats to Industry from a Law Enforcement Perspective." His presentation will include a discussion about safeguarding industrial controls and protective steps to prevent intrusions and hacking.

April Announcments and Cancelled Meeting

The AEE East TN Chapter will sponsor a panel discussion on Cyber Security at the eChemExpo in Kingsport TN on April 5th.

There will be NO April Luncheon Meeting as this event in Kinsport will provide up to 6.5 PDH hours at no Charge.  There is still time to register and attend by going to the website below: http://echemexpo.com/to-attend/

We look forward to seeing you in Kingsport or at the next luncheon to be held on May 9th at Calhoun's Turkey Creek.

If you are planning to attend and wish to car pool please contact Dabid Hopper (david@hopcoinc.com) or Kim Smith (kimberly.smith@henkel.com)
and we will do our best to coordinate contacts for ride sharing. The panel discussion information follows.

Cybersecurity Panel:  How Secure Industrial Controls Systems can Enable Energy Management (cosponsored by AEE) 

o An increasing trend toward internet connected systems and equipment in commercial and industrial buildings opens the door to innovative operational and energy management capabilities but also creates the potential for new cyber security related risk. This panel will discuss case study examples on how they have achieved a balance between systems integration and secure and reliable operating environment.

The expert panel will consist of:

Jeff Amburgey, Eastman Chemical Company – Cybersecurity Related Risk

Bryce Hudey, Oak Ridge National Laboratory –  Industrial Controls Securely Enabled Data Driven Energy Management

Rob Gladwin, Knoxville FBI – Cybersecurity Threat to Industry from a Law Enforcement Perspective

Panel facilitator:  David Hopper, Hopco

March Meeting

Please join us for our March 14th meeting at Calhoun's in Turkey Creek at 11:30. Our speaker will be Jim Jameson with Ameresco. If you do not receive an EventBrite invitation by the week before the meeting please email an officer and we will take car of you. Details below.

Jim Jameson works as an Energy Engineer for Ameresco. Before working for Ameresco, Jim worked as a facility engineer for the U.S. Air Force. Jim is a Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager.

Jim will be presenting on the topic Energy Resilience and Reliability with a case study of a Micro-Grid System. This case study was part of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with the Marine Corps Recruit Depot.