Date(s) - 09/12/2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lasso gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse
Meeting Topic: NEXT GENERATION REFRIGERANTS
Hello Members and Friends of ASHRAE,
Welcome Back to another year of ASHRAE! To start the year off, please come join us for our September ASHRAE meeting located at Lasso Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse! Our speaker this month is Stephan Kujak. He will be presenting on Next Generation Refrigerants Tuesday (09/12/2023) evening starting at approximately 6:00 P.M. Our meeting will include a spread of food for attendees to enjoy!
** Earn 1 PDH points for attending **
We will be having the meeting in person at Lasso Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse off of Sunrise Blvd. To help us plan appropriately, please pre-purchase tickets on-line by following the pre-registration link
Presented by Stephan Kujak
Steve Kujak is the director of Next Generation Refrigerants Research for Trane Technologies (divisions include Trane and ThermoKing). Over the past 29 years, he has been involved in technology development of new refrigerants, absorption chillers and IAQ cleaning technologies Steve has been an author or co-author on 50+ publications related to refrigerants and has 22 patents related to HVAC products.
Steve is a distinguish service member of ASHRAE and is involved in numerous refrigerant safety and use standards used globally by the HVACR industry. He chair of ASHRAE Standard 34 “Designation & Safety Classification of Refrigerants”. He is also a member of many ASHRAE Section 3 technical committees related to refrigerants and lubricants and is also a voting member of Refrigeration Committee Technology Committee for Comfort, Process and the Cold Chain (REF-CPCC).
He was awarded the ASHRAE Crosby Field award for highest rated presentation of a technical paper in 2016 and was also awarded the George Briley Refrigeration Committee award twice for best ASHRAE journal article on refrigeration in 2017 and 2018. He is also involved with AHRI and is participating in the Alternate Refrigerant Evaluation Program (AREP) and the ARTI Flammability Research Subcommittee. Steve is the vice-chair for AHRI-700 standard “Specification for Refrigerants” for the past 10 years He has a BS in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
His hobbies include outdoors activities, like gardening, fishing, hunting and camping with his family and also tends to his 13.5 kw solar photovoltaic system. Steve participates with local organizations working on environmental sustainability minded projects, like US Fish and Wildlife, community government sustainability initiatives and his local energy cooperative. Steve is a past president for the Friends of the Refuge-Mississippi River Pools 7 & 8 group which supports the US Fish and Wildlife conservation efforts for local Mississippi River wildlife refuges.
Bookings are closed for this event.