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Meeting Info

Save the Dates! Chapter Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month.


October 26, 2017

October 26th Monthly Chapter Meeting - Society President Special Guest
October 26, 2017
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Plaza Club
900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Flr
Honoululu, HI 96813
October Chapter Meeting - Society President Special Guest

$0.00 Student Registration

$45.00 Member Registration
$55.00 after 05:00 pm October 26

$50.00 Non-Member Registration
$55.00 after 05:00 pm October 26


Come join us for the 2nd monthly meeting of the ASHRAE Hawaii Chapter


  Where to Park



 Meeting Agenda


Registration - 5:30


Technical Presentation - 6:00


Dinner - 7:00


Main Program - 7:30


Adjournment - 9:00



Technical Presentation


Topic: Applying Needlepoint Cold Plasma in Commercial Applications


Program Summary:


The presentation provides a brief review of ASHRAE 62.1 and how to apply cold plasma technology to reduce ventilation requirements, by up to 75%, in commercial applications. The method in which cold plasma reduces particles, kills pathogens and reduces odors will be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand both methods in ASHRAE 62 for determining ventilation rates
  2. To become familiar with cold plasma technology
  3. Understand how cold plasma technology reduces first cost and annual energy consumption in commercial applications when combined with the ASHRAE 62 IAQ Procedure
  4. Understand how the technology reduces maintenance and improves IAQ

Presenter: Charles "Charlie" Waddel

Charles “Charlie” Waddell, is the President, CEO and founding member of global plasma solutions, a savannah, Georgia, based air purification engineering and manufacturing company that specializes in government, education and healthcare air quality and energy saving solutions.  Charlie’s experience includes designing HVAC systems in the residential, commercial, and industrial markets as well as for the aviation and hand dryer industries. Charlie holds a BSEE and BSEM from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.  Charlie’s prior experience to starting Global Plasma Solutions includes being the general manager of north america for Desiccant Rotors International, the Executive Vice President of Meadwestvaco Air Systems, a division of MeadWestvaco, a sales manager for Des Champs/Munters and a field engineer for Siemens Medical. 


Charlie is an active member of ASHRAE and currently a participant of ASHRAE TC 2.3, and formerly the secretary of TC 8.12.  Charlie is also a member of the newly formed USGBC Indoor Air Quality Assessment Committee, which intends to set the guidelines for “acceptable air quality” within LEED certified buildings.  Charlie has over 16 years of hvac design experience and has presented at over 50 different ASHRAE Meetings.  Charlie’s latest accomplishments include ten patents granted, multiple patents pending, having an article published in engineered systems magazine on desiccant dehumidification, winning the 2016 IAQ product of the year award by ACHR News Magazine for the new self-cleaning, no maintenance, universal voltage input, GPS-iClean and having Global Plasma Solutions be a Top 40 Most Innovative technology company in Georgia in 2017 by the Technology Association of Georgia.  





Main Program


Topic: President's Message 


 Presenters: Bjarne Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, ASHRAE President 2017-2018


Olesen has previously served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer, Vice President and Director-at-Large.

In Olesen’s theme, “Extending our Community,” he focuses his theme on three directives: extend our global community; extend our technological horizons; and extend our value to members.

“Extending our global community will acknowledge our interconnectedness worldwide and embrace our shared needs and objectives,” Olesen said. “The technical guidance we produce for all members is made stronger by global diversity.”

From the start of Olesen’s time with ASHRAE, he did not have the opportunity to get involved with a local chapter to dedicate his time and efforts to the HVAC industry – and believes in the importance of working together to create a better built environment.

“Many of our members are only active on one side – either the technical side, mainly at the Society level, or the grassroots side at the local chapter level,” Olesen said. “However, one side cannot live without the other. We will work to extend our global connections and more strongly link our members worldwide. Doing so will strengthen our Society’s knowledge base, community reach and ability to shape a more sustainable world.”

Olesen is the Director of the International Center for Indoor Environment and Energy and a Professor at Danish Technical University.

In addition to his time served on the Board of Directors, Olesen has been a part of many technical committees and been a Coordinating Officer of various committees, most recently: Conferences and Expositions Committee, Chapter Technology Transfer Committee, Honors and Awards Committee, Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee, Membership Promotion Committee, Research Promotion Committee, Student Activities Committee and Young Engineers in ASHRAE Committee.

For his efforts and dedication to ASHRAE, Olesen is the recipient of the Lou Flagg Historical Award, Fellow Award, Exceptional Service Award and Distinguished Service Award.

Olesen earned his Ph.D. in Heating and Air Conditioning in 1975 and Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1972 – both degrees obtained from the Technical University of Denmark.





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