Letter From the President
By now you may have heard that this month we are focusing on new Energy Codes and new standards going into play for our area. If you have not been keeping up with the current changes, please join us for our Standards Seminar on November 16th at the Petroleum Club. We have three great speakers, and will be following up at the luncheon with a panel of local and state industry professionals on these topics to answer any questions you may have about these new codes and standards. Here is an excerpt from the DOE website:
The Impact of Building Energy Codes
Building energy codes represent a significant savings opportunity for U.S. home and business owners. Model energy codes for residential and commercial buildings are projected to save (cumulative 2010-2040):
1. $126 billion energy cost savings
2. 841 MMT of avoided CO2 emissions
3. 12.82 quads of primary energy
These savings equate to the annual emissions of:
1. 177 million passenger vehicles
2. 245 coal power plants
3. 89 million homes
No matter what your take is on whether to upgrade or even believe in the new standards and energy codes, you need to relize it is happening and it is not going away any time soon. So please, come join us and learn as much as you can on the subject and discuss with other professionals in your industry. It will be worth our time and effort!
ASHRAE Fort Worth
Our chapter officers this year are as follows:
- President – Patty Parrish
- President-Elect – Van Cashen
- Secretary – Saul Martinez
- Treasurer – Allen Grammer
- RP Chairman – Clif Upham
We’ve gotten a good head start planning some early ASHRAE activities. This fall we plan to meet in conjunction with the NTAEE Chapter at TCU Amon Carter Stadium, in addition we will enjoy a Refrigeration Tour at a local brewery. Watch for upcoming golf tournaments benefitting Research Promotion.
This year, we are trying to schedule events that will allow the membership to get more out of being a member of the Fort Worth Chapter than a PDH for attendance at a lunch meeting. We will be hosting happy hours after the meetings every month and sponsorship opportunities will be available. We are also trying to expand the involvement outside of the core group of people who have volunteered their time over the past few years. Let us know if you are interesting in volunteering for a position in the Chapter.
Next Chapter MeetingPetroleum Club, Fort Worth
Join us for the next Chapter meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2017,11:30-1:00pm. Our guest speaker will be Jay Eldridge with Daiken speaking on "New Refrigerants." Watch for more details soon...
ASHRAE Clay ShootFort Worth, Texas
Come out and 'pull' for Research Promotion on Friday, December 6 at Alpine Shooting Range. To sign up and get more details...
Donor Recognition LuncheonColonial Country Club, Fort Worth
In lieu of our regular monthly meeting, come out and help us say thank you to all who have donated to Research Promotion. All ASHRAE members and guests are welcome to attend. For more details...
Become A Member
ASHRAE membership is open to any person associated with building systems, particularly HVAC&R and sustainability.Read more
There are many benefits in becoming a Student Member--design competitions, scholarships, membership discounts, and many resources.Read more
ASHRAE research impacts the industry by improving the way HVAC&R systems work, how they are applied and allow development of technical informaton to create standards and guidelines.Read more
Join us for an upcoming Happy Hour/refrigeration tour at a local Fort Worth brewery Spring 2016...watch for more details.Read more
We'd love to hear from you! If you have any questions or suggestions on topics for upcoming meetings or events, please let us know!
Here's how to get in touch with us--
ASHRAE Fort Worth
6654 S Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76244