February Meeting - Indoor Agriculture – Getting System Design Right
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February Lunch Meeting

Come Join ASHRAE for the February lunch meeting on: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the Italian American Community Center. Registration starts at 11:30AM, lunch and the presentation are set to begin at 11:45AM. This month’s presentation will be on the topic of Indoor Agriculture – Getting System Design Right as presented by Al Grosskurth

Al Grosskurth Bio: 

Al Grosskurth is the Senior Manager Strategic Accounts for Agronomic IQ Series of Dehumidifiers, the most advanced temperature and humidity control equipment in the grow room industry. The Agronomic IQ product line is designed and manufactured by Dehumidified Air Solutions (DAS), the largest and most innovative dehumidifier company in the world. Al started his HVAC career after serving 11 years as a Navy carrier-based jet pilot. After leaving the Navy he spent nearly 20 years with Trane as a commercial sales engineer focused on applied product solutions serving complex system projects and industrials. In 2014 Al joined Poolpak (also a DAS company) and continued to hone his industrial dehumidification expertise over the last 5 years dealing in every aspect of the dehumidification industry. Prior to being selected to be a part of the Agronomic IQ division, Al was a National Sales Manager and Sales Engineer, who successfully consulted on and managed dehumidification projects of every size throughout North America.

Indoor Agriculture – Getting System Design Right

Much of the cannabis industry is being poorly served by inefficient, high cost and underperforming HVAC systems.  In this session, Al Grosskurth will review the science, math and industry trends behind smart HVAC decisions for an indoor growth.  These are unique buildings, and the misapplication of HVAC technologies has gotten many buildings into trouble – including full crop loss, which can be a million dollars or more at a time. We will counter some of the pervasive myths in the industry, some existing solution bias amongst consulting engineers and help to ensure you’re armed with everything you need to get it right.  There is a lot of outdated thinking and misinformation in this industry, and we will ensure that you’re empowered to make the right design decisions and recommendations for your customers.


Member: $35

Non-Member: $40

PDH: +$5 (Approved for 1.0 PDH)

Without prior registration: +$5

Please remember to register for the February meeting online through our website. We encourage everyone to register on or before Friday, February 14th, 2020. After February 14th, we are welcoming everyone who shows up for the meeting without prior registration but an additional $5 will be added to the regular attendance fees.

Location Italian American Community Center
257 Washington Ave. Ext
518.456.IACC (4222)
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