President’s Message

By: Trapper Wilson

Our year is well under way and so far, we’ve had some great events. First I want to thank everyone who participated in the golf tournament. We had 26 teams, great weather, great food, and a lot of fun. In addition, it was a very successful fundraising event. We raised around $20,000 for Research Promotion and Scholarship!!! Thank you again to all of the participants and sponsors.

Just two days after our golf event we had our first Chapter meeting of the year. Eli Howard, Executive Director of Technical Services for SMACNA, shared with us some of the new SMACNA Standards that have just been released or will be this year. He also explained how SMACNA develops their standards and demonstrated some online tools that SMACNA has to offer. I’ve posted the link to the SMACNA tools below. If you are involved in duct design, construction, testing, or inspection I highly recommend you visit this site and look at the tools available from SMACNA. I want to thank Nathan Dills, SMACNA Board Member and owner of ACP, for bringing this opportunity to us.

The October Chapter meeting should be something that everyone is interested in. Ryan Geister will be discussing the topic of Refrigerants and the timeline of the upcoming changes. In addition, he will discuss the impact those changes can or will have on equipment, design strategies, and system efficiency in the coming years.

Finally, at the October Chapter meeting will have volunteer signup sheets for some of the committees. The respective committee chairs will be available to discuss opportunities and needs, or just general information about their committee. Please think about your ability to participate in some of the committee functions to help promote ASHRAE and our Chapter.
 CRC 2016

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To advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.


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