1st Quarterly Membership Meeting – 2018

February 22, 2018
12:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Aramark Conference Center
2300 Warrenville Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Mark your calendar and get together again with HESNI at its next Quarterly Membership Meeting. The door will open at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch, meeting presentation and reception afterward at the Aramark Conference Center in Downers Grove, IL. All HESNI members are invited. There's no charge.

There may seem no end to the energy needs of large Health care facilities, which naturally leads to ever-increasing energy bills. Our meeting presentation looks at what one hospital group recently did to cut natural gas consumption and lower its annual operating costs. The project involved eight steam boilers at six Advocate Health Care hospitals. It combined three components designed to recover waste heat from steam boiler systems: flue stack economizers, heat exchangers/controls, and vent condensers at the deaerator tank bleed vents. The economizers were custom-designed for each installation and incorporated all stainless steel construction of tubes and flue gas enclosure to avoid normal corrosion buildup. Payback for the project is projected to be 8.2 years after considering the utility incentives, which are estimated at 17% of the total project construction cost. Learn more about these and other features.

Dan Doyle, Chairman of Grumman/Butkus Associates and a principal project designer, will explain the design challenges and system components of the innovative project, which recently received an ASHRAE Illinois Chapter Energy Technology Award. Dan’s career has focused on energy conservation and efficiency improvements in new and existing buildings, especially energy-intensive and mission critical facilities such as hospitals. He’ll be joined by these Advocate representatives, who will discuss the project’s application at various hospitals.

Ryan Ollie currently serves as the Manager of Energy Solutions for Advocate Health Care and has been a part of their Support Services team since September of 2015. In this role, Ryan supports the Facilities, Design and Construction teams on all energy and water related items. Ryan has achieved the Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP) and Professional Engineer in Training (EIT) certifications.

Austin Rennick joined Advocate Healthcare in 2013 where he has held positions as Manager of Energy Solutions and Manager of Facility Operations. A graduate of the University of Illinois with a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, he as a consulting engineer with KJWW Engineering before joining Advocate. 

All HESNI members are invited to attend.
A reception will follow the meeting.

For Interested Meeting Sponsors: If boiler efficiency or energy conservation are your company's specialties or primary interests, and you'd like to get that message out, we invite you to become an Feb. 22nd Meeting Sponsor. Our sponsors help HESNI combine great education programs with social networking opportunities that attract strong attendance. Sponsors are recognized in every way before, during and after the event. Meeting sponsorship costs $500. For information, write sponsorship@hesni.org or call 708-636-5819. Or enroll online.

We thank the following sponsors for their support:


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