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Welcome to the Birmingham ASHRAE Chapter


Next Monthly Meeting - April 26
Topic: Doing More with Less - How to Utilize Hydronic Systems to Transfer Energy More Efficiently

Douglas F. Zentz, Associate Professor, is the Program Coordinator for the HVACR Programs within the College of Engineering Technology at Ferris State University. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University in 1980 and his Master degree in Career and Technical Education from Ferris State University in 2007. He is a past President of West Michigan ASHRAE, a past RVC of Student Activities for Region V, and past Chair for Student Activities within ASHRAE.

In the field of HVACR, his background includes professional engineering sales for the Trane Company, manager of engineering-design-build for W.J. O’Neil Company in Detroit, and vice-president of engineering for EPPA-Strand Custom Air Handling in Detroit. This experience started in 1980 and continued until his transformation into teaching at Ferris State University in 2003.

In the area of teaching, he has taught junior and senior level HVAC Design (primary and secondary systems), Primary Equipment Selection, Commercial Building Heat Gain/ Heat and the senior Capstone Experience. His teaching experiences includes development of new curriculum (both in the traditional classroom and fully on-line) and teaching fully on-line courses for over 10 years. He has mentored eight (8) different student groups which have received either a First, Second, or Third place recognition from ASHRAE in the Student Design Competition. He serves on many educational committees and was a member of Fluke Instrument’s Advisory Board on IAQ.

In the area of professional speaking, he has been the guest speaker at 36 events since 2005. Organizations which have invited him to speak include: 1) Mechanical Contractors of America, 2) Air Conditioning Contractors of America, 3) ASHRAE 4) ARI (teachers workshop), 5) Lily West Conference (educational workshop), 6) USGBC (West Michigan), 7) Ferris State University (Energy Conferences), and 8) Efficiency United (educational arm of 16 Michigan Utilities).


Address: 1200 6th Ave. N. 3rd Floor Auditorium, Birmingham, AL
Date: April 26, 2017
Time: Lunch-11:30 a.m.; Tour-12:00-1:00 p.m.


Upcoming Meetings/Events

April 26 - Doing More with Less - How to Utilize Hyrdronic Systems to Transfer
               Energy More Efficiently - Doug Zentz, DL
May 18 - ASHRAE Annual Golf Scramble - Pine Tree Country Club
May 24 - The Logic of Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems and the Core Technologies That Make Them Effective, Pat Graef, DL



As part of our December meeting, we were privileged to have several UAB students give a presentation on their participation in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar DecathlonUAB is partnering with Calhoun Community College and the University of Alabama in Huntsville on this endeavor.  ASHRAE is participating in the funding of this along with many local companies.  To participate or for more information, please visit their website at www.uab.edu/solardecathlon/.  You can also follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UABsolardecathlon/.

Please consider how you or your company can support this project through contributing to their needs list.  Please click here to see a list of materials.




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