Meeting/Event Information

February 2018 Dinner Meeting

 February 2018 CT ASHRAE Dinner Meeting

Chilled Water System Optimization


Order of Events:


5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Tech Session


5:45 PM to 6:45 PM - Registration, Networking & Cocktail Hour


6:45 PM to 7:15 PM - Dinner


7:15 PM to 8:30 PM - Dinner Session



Tech Session:

BMS Basics for Consulting Engineers (0.1 ECU Credits*)


Tech Session Duration: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Tech Session Location: Berlin Room


Tech Session Description: The intent of this presentation is to discuss the fundamental components of a building management system including input and output points, controllers, networks and software. The characteristics of each component are discussed as well as how a typical building management system is put together. How building management system design can be shown on construction documents and critical information to review during the submittal phase is also covered.

Learning objectives include:

Define the BMS point

Recognize different types of inputs and outputs

Review controller types and network layouts

Discuss BMS protocols and understand how they affect BMS and equipment

Learn about software and advanced functionality



Tech Session Speaker: Peter Acquavella, Automated Logic


Tech Session Speaker: Peters is the Regional Sales Manager for Automated Logic* and joined Automated Logic in 2015. He brings over 30 years of industry experience to this role.  Prior to joining Automated Logic Pete worked at United Technologies Building Systems Company and Carrier Corporation and held positions with increasing levels of responsibilities within the controls sales and commercial equipment sales organizations.  Most recently, Pete held the position of Commercial Sales General Manager for the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest Regions.   

Pete successfully completed the LEED GA accreditation program and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University.


Dinner Presentation:

Chilled Water System Optimization (0.1 CEU credit available)


Dinner Session Duration: 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM


Dinner Session Location: Cromwell Room


Dinner Presentation Description: Central plants are one of the largest energy consumers within a building's HVAC system. Optimizing the operation of the plant is a critical component in managing a building's energy consumption. This presentation focuses on the current methods of control of the various components within a chiller plant including the chillers, pumps and cooling towers as well as the best methods of control to maximize energy efficiency. A strategy for total chilled water system optimization will also be discussed.

Learning objectives include:

Basic Types and Layout of CHW Systems

Equipment Optimization

General Strategies

Chiller Staging Sequences

Pump Staging and Control Sequences

Cooling Tower Staging and Control Sequences

Full Plant Optimization


Dinner Session Speaker: Walter Bujak, Automated Logic


Speaker Bio: Walter is the Application Engineering Manager of the Customer Solutions Group at Automated Logic Corporation*, a division of United Technologies Climate, Control & Securities Group, located in Kennesaw, GA. Walter manages a team of eight engineers that develop and test control products and provides services for a variety of customers, including Automated Logic and Carrier. The group provides innovative solutions to challenging problems.

Walter officially joined the ALC team in Kennesaw on October 1, 2010. He had previously worked for Carrier Corporation and has worked in the field of controls for various divisions of UTC for more than 39 years. He started at Hamilton Standard, now Hamilton Sundstrand, developing control algorithms for one of UTC’s first DDC control systems. Over the course of his career, Walter has been issued 13 US patents and many foreign patents as well.

Walter received an engineering degree from the University of Hartford and received his Bachelor’s degree in Communications from that same institution, graduating Magna Cum Laude.


*Automated Logic Corporation has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old MEadiw Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506.3275.


Meeting Sponsors:

Wine/Beer Raffle Sponsor: Accuspec, Inc.

Appetizer Display Tray Sponsor: Accuspec, Inc.

Vendor Tables: Accuspec, Inc., 2 Available


Dinner Menu:

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

Scampi Style Shrimp

Gorgonzola Encrusted Hangar Steak

Chef's Choice Vegetable and Starch

Rolls and Butter

Chef's Choice Dessert

Coffee and Tea

To avoid a $10 late fee, please register by February 7, 2018.

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$40.00 Connecticut ASHRAE Member Ticket
$50.00 after 11:45 pm February 7

$50.00 Nonmember (Guest)
$60.00 after 11:45 pm February 7

$10.00 Student Nonmember Ticket
$15.00 after 11:45 pm February 7

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