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October 03, 2013

October 3 2013 Chapter Lunch Meeting

October 03, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

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the Old Spaghetti Factory
1610 East Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93710
October 3 2013 Chapter Lunch Meeting - “Taking Advanced IEC Beyond Pre-Cooling: Deep Energy Savings in Big Box Retail”

$30.00 October 2103 Chapter Lunch Meeting Member Ticket
$25.00 Earlybird rate before October 1

$35.00 October 2013 Chapter Lunch Meeting Guest Ticket
$30.00 Earlybird rate before October 1

$15.00 October 2013 Chapter Lunch Meeting Student Ticket
$10.00 Earlybird rate before October 1

Come for lunch and enjoy a presentation by Steve Slayzak, Principal Engineer, of the Coolerado Corp. on the topic of “Taking Advanced IEC Beyond Pre-Cooling: Deep Energy Savings in Big Box Retail”


Mr. Steve Slayzak - Background and Bio:

Principal Engineer, Coolerado Corp.

Energy analysis and simulation for the management, sales, and marketing teams. HVAC design point-of-contact for OEM and strategic partners. Heat exchanger and controls product development. Pilot installation M&V and thought leadership. Investor and business development presentations.

Energy Technology Consultant

Energy analysis of advanced HVAC technologies for federal and industry clients.


Lead the $17M NREL Thermal Conversion Project investigating thermal energy utilization in distributed power systems, desiccant cooling/dehumidification, advanced solar and evaporative cooling systems and enthalpy recovery technologies. Invited speaker to Europe and Asia on sustainable air-conditioning, and founding steering committee member of the Western Cooling Efficiency Center at UC Davis. Advised the Masdar Zero-Carbon City project as part of a seven member DOE delegation to Abu Dhabi. Advised WalMart in its development of modular transpired solar collectors. 2012 R&D100 award and patent pending for desiccant-enhanced evaporative cooling (DEVAP), licensed by 7AC.

*       Directed subcontracted R&D leading to two commercialized products - the Dais ConsERV membrane-based energy recovery ventilator, and the SonomaCool liquid desiccant air conditioner.

*       Awarded two DoD grants totaling $1.8M by its Environmental Security Technology Certification Program to demonstrate solar-powered and evaporative cooling technologies on military bases. Received $2.5k Director's Award in 2008 for generating NREL's first projects from this client.

*       Awarded patent on desiccant-based regenerative air filters for chemical and biological agents. Invited participant at 2003 National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers Symposium for counterterrorism, billed as event for "nation's 100 eminent young engineers"; invited speaker at Army Research Office and DTRA ChemBio Defense Conferences. Worked closely with Midwest Research Institute team to evaluate technical feasibility against anthrax spores.

*       Patent pending on a desiccant-based heat pump that enables annual storage of solar energy as low-grade heat and chemical potential.

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