ASHRAE November Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Metro Meeting Center, 101 Federal Street, 4th Floor Boston


  • ASHRAE Boston Chapter member registering to attend.
  • Non-member of ASHRAE Boston Chapter registering to attend

Registration is closed

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Metro Meeting Center

101 Federal Street, 4th Floor

Boston, MA

It's Corporate Sponsorship Appreciation and Research Promotion Night!


Garage at Post office Square, Zero Post Office Square, Boston, MA ($9 after 4:00 PM)


ASHRAE Boston Members: $50                  

Non-ASHRAE Boston Members: $60

Presenters & Students: Free

Additional Information:

RSVP by 12:00pm (noon) Friday, November 15, 2019.

If you would like a vegetarian meal, please check box in registration form

Please register online whether pre-paying with credit card / PayPal.

Meeting Timeline:

5:30 - 6:30PM    Networking

5:30 - 6:15PM   Tech. Session: (1.0 PDH)

6:30 - 7:00PM    Social/Registration/Dinner

7:00 - 8:00PM    Main Presentation :  (1.0 PDH)

Main Presentation: Design Trends in Cogeneration (1 PDH)

Presenters Mark Ehrenzeller and Chuck Cyr will explore different methods of designing a combined heat and power system that can be used to offset a plant’s existing utility costs. Using real life examples and case studies, this presentation will dig into the why’s and how’s of cogeneration.

Attendees will learn more about:

  • Electric generation
  • Heat output
  • The impact on return on investment and payback

Presenters: Join Mark Ehrenzeller & Chuck Cyr, from Frank I. Rounds Company local Cleaver-Brooks authorized representative 

Bio: Mark Ehrenzeller is President of the Frank I. Rounds Company located in Randolph, MA.  He has been with the Rounds Company since 1995, and an active member of ASHRAE for nearly 20 years.  Frank I. Rounds Company employs approximately 80 people focused on sales, service, parts, replacements, water treatment, rentals, and boiler operations. 

In addition to running the company, Mark works with the local engineering community specifying everything from simple, straightforward commercial projects to complex, industrial central steam and hot water plants.  Representing premier packaged boiler solutions, and supporting product lines, he has received extensive training in combustion, hot water and steam systems, boiler plant efficiency, applications, misapplications, flue sizing, codes, and more.

Mark received a BA from Boston College in 1995 with a focus on business communications.  His early years as a salesperson in the heating industry led him to earn his Associates degree in mechanical engineering from Wentworth in 2004.  To further his leadership skills in order to navigate a successful business climate in the 21st century, he went on to earn his Master’s in Business Administration from Babson College in 2009.  He regularly provides consulting and training to Boston-area engineering firms on varying product applications and dynamic market conditions.  A father of three, he relishes his free time which is mostly spent skiing or hiking in Vermont with his family. 

Bio: Chuck Cyr

  • Maine Maritime Academy – B.S. Degree Marine Engineering, 1981.
  • United States Coast Guard – Chief Engineer Steam and Motor Vessels Unlimited Horsepower, 1990.
  • Cleaver Brooks – Outside Applications Engineer, 2000 to present.

Tech Session: Trends in Internal Heat Gains (1 PDH)

Christopher Wilkins will present on the trends in internal heat gains (lights, plug loads, people) over the last 20 years and illustrate how the decrease in these loads has impacted design.  

Bio: Christopher Wilkins is Principal Project Manager at PM Group. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of ASHRAE's Research Administration Committee (RAC).

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