What's happening in ASHRAE this month? Take a quick peek at what's happened and what's coming!

Volume 60, Issue 6   Feb 2019


Upcoming Events:

*Omaha Meeting: 

Tuesday, Feb 12th

*Lincoln Meeting:

Wednesday, Feb 13th

*Engineers Week Banquet:

Friday, Feb 15th

*NE Government Outreach Day:

Tuesday, Feb 19th

*YEA Bowling Night:

Thursday, Feb 21st

NE Architectural Engineering Conference (Link):

Thursday, Feb 28th

*"Roast of Tim Wentz":

Thursday, Apr 18th

*April CEU Day:

Thursday, Apr 18th

*see additional details throughout newsletter



President's Message:

I hope everyone is staying warm as we are well below the ASHRAE heating design temperature today.  I know this is something everyone in the HVAC industry looks forward to.  I am sure everyone that went to the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Atlanta enjoyed much warmer temperatures!

If you are looking to warm up a little, I would suggest considering attending our Joint CRC with Region X this coming August in San Diego.  The high temperature today in San Diego is 65°F encase anyone was curious.  We are working on the Nebraska hospitality suite and trying to arrange it on the beach!

A quick reminder of a couple upcoming events as well.  The annual Nebraska Architectural Engineering Conference (NAEC) is coming up on February 28th.  This year the conference will be hosted at the Scott Conference Center and contains 10 technical sessions on different building system technologies and applications.   The other event coming up is the Nebraska ASHRAE Government Outreach Day on February 19th.  Our GAC committee, Jim Butler and Tyler Glesne, have put a lot of effort in putting this event together and I hope we are able to fill all the available volunteer spots.


Shaun Nienhueser

Nebraska Chapter President 2018-2019

You are always welcome to contact me at or 402-926-7016.


Monthly Meetings:

OMAHA — DOE Pump Energy Regulations with Dan Holtmeyer

Anthony’s Steakhouse, Buffet ($18)

This presentation will discuss pumps included in the current scope of the DOE Energy regulations as well as which pumps are left out, timeline for the regulation implementation, and pump efficiency calculation (PEI). Dan will go into some of the nuances of the regulation as well as discuss related aspects from ASHRAE 90.1 and the Hydraulic Institute.

Dan Holtmeyer is the president of Verne Simmonds CO and has been employed there since 1875. Dan is a long-time ASHRAE member and was Nebraska Chapter president from 1998-1999. He has served on numerous hydronic technical committees for various equipment manufacturers and is also a past president of Fluid Handling Association.

Note this is a joint meeting with ASPE

LINCOLN — Legionella and the Plumbing Industry with Rex Crawford

Valentino’s, Buffet ($15)

This presentation will cover the cause and spread of Legionella. It also will cover how the plumbing and HVAC industry can help in the prevention of this disease. Cooling towers, hot water systems, hot tubs, misting systems and other systems that can help spread the disease.

Rex Crawford, current Chief Plumbing Inspector for the City of Lincoln, has worked 30 years for City of Lincoln as inspector with the last 5 sitting as Chief. During that time, he taught plumbing code classes and continuing education classes. Prior to his time with the city, he worked 18 years in field doing commercial and residential work. He graduated from Milford Trade School in HVAC in 1970. 

To register for either meeting click here


We raised over $1,200! Special thanks to Deven Abellon for a great presentation on Ethics as well as running the Trivia Day! 

We would also like to thank Control Serices and JCI for donating prizes and raffle items and thanks to AES, Hydronic Energy, and Mechanical Sales for sponsoring the food and drink! This was a successful event and we look forward to growing this event next year! We will be looking at venues that will allow more teams to register.

Thanks again to everyone that was involved and participated!


ASHRAE Chaper Officers:

President: Shaun Nienhueser

President Elect: Chris Hawk

Secretary: Chris Beaty

Treasurer: Jake Kopocis

1st Board Member: Aaron Rassell

2nd Board Member: David Kros

Board Ex-Officio: Tom Lewis

Other Chapter Officers

Future Meetings:



 March 12/13th

 Data Center Design

Data Center Design

 April 9/10th

 Fume Hoods & Exhaust - Labs, dealerships, etc

 Fume Hoods & Exhaust - Labs, dealerships, etc

 May 7/8th

 HDR Building Tour

 HUDL Building Tour


 Golf Outing

 Golf Outing