Upcoming Events

December 2018 Chapter Meeting

December 12, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Maggiano's North Park
205 N Park Center
Dallas, TX 75225

Please join us for our monthly meeting of the membership. Each meeting begins with a short networking period, followed by introductions and chapter announcements. The technical presentation is the main portion of the meeting. Have an extra interest in the topic, or just need more professional development credits? Join us early for the technical session. 

This month's topics:

  • Main Presentation: Air Cooled vs Water Cooled Chillers
    • Check-in Begins: 11:00 AM 
    • Tech Session: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Presentation Description: This presentation will provide a comparison between air-cooled and water-cooled equipment. Prior to increases in efficiency for air-cooled chillers, water-cooled chillers were the best option for an efficient central plant. As well, with increases in code minimum efficiencies for equipment, water-cooled was almost a necessity just to meet code. Now, air-cooled chillers are more efficient and are a viable alternative to water-cooled equipment. The speaker will analyze common components and efficiencies of equipment used in both plant designs and evaluate life cycle costs to show how sometimes air-cooled chillers can make sense depending on project requirements.


Presenter Bio:

Brandon Damas is a Senior Account Manager for HTS.  In his current role, he provides engineers and owners in the DFW area with unique design and construction solutions for projects in all commercial and industrial markets. Prior to joining HTS in 2011, Brandon worked for a national, MEP consulting firm in Dallas, Texas for four years.

Brandon is an ASHRAE member and serves as an at large board of governors member. He previously served as President, CTTC Chair, Dallas Chapter secretary, membership promotion chair, research promotion chair, and treasurer. Brandon is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas, is ASHRAE certified with 4 different certifications (Healthcare Facility Design Professional, High-performanceBuilding Design Professional, Building Energy Modeling Professional, and Building Energy Assessment Professional) , and is a LEED accredited professional with an emphasis in building design and construction. He was a recipient of the 2014 40 under 40 award by the consulting-specifying engineer magazine. Brandon also is a voting member of ASHRAE 90.1 project committee, a voting member of ASHRAE 90.1 mechanical subcommittee, a provisional corresponding member for T.C. 9.06 (healthcare facilities), and a corresponding member for T.C. 5.05 (air-to-air energy recovery). He has a degree in architectural engineering from Kansas State University.



$25.00 ASHRAE Members
$35.00 after 10:00 pm December 10

$25.00 Guest Ticket
$35.00 after 10:00 pm December 10

$0.00 Student Members

$200.00 Chapter meeting season pass (2018-2019)