ASHRAE April 12, 2022 Meeting - Embassy Suites Waltham

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Embassy Suites Hotel, Waltham, MA


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

Registration is closed

5April 12, 2022

 ASHRAE Boston Meeting

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Embassy Suites Hotel

550 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451

Free Parking

Members: $50

Non-Members $60

Students & Presenters: Free



5:30—6:30 Networking

6:30—7:00 Dinner

7:00-8:00 Main Presentation (1PDH pending)

Topic: Intelligent Pumps and Energy Savings 


Chris Ireland

Key Account Manager - Distributed Pumping 

GRUNDFOS Commercial Building Services, USA

Account Manager – Distributed Pumping

Topic Summary

Distributed Pumping solutions replace larger centralized pumps and energy-consuming balancing and control valves with smaller intelligent pumps placed throughout the building. This means the system is equipped only with components that generate pressure only when and where needed, automatically balancing the system, and flow restrictive devices are eliminated.  The result is substantial reduction in total pump horsepower and energy, improved delta T performance on chillers, and a more comfortable indoor climate.  We’ll review a case study of a retrofit of a five year old system that improved climate control, reduced pump energy by 54%, and increased chiller efficiency by expanding delta T by 28%.   We will also learn how to easily retrofit existing buildings, design new systems, and reliably deliver improved comfort and efficiency from mechanical systems.

Speaker Bio

Chris Ireland has 17 years of experience in the construction and HVAC industry, and holds a degree in Construction Management with an Emphasis in Technology.  Chris is currently a Key Account Manager for the commercial buildings division of GRUNDFOS for the United States and Canada, with a focus on distributed pumping solutions in healthcare and higher education facilities.  Before joining Grundfos 9 years ago, Chris worked as a Project Manager for JE Dunn Construction in Kansas City, MO, and was responsible for the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, and Perceptive Software HQ.  Chris lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his four daughters.


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