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September 2017 Print

President's Report

Greetings ASHRAE members,

 

It is a privilege to be serving the San Diego Chapter as your president for the upcoming 2017-2018 year. I look forward to building upon our chapter’s impressive history, and in particular, the growth of recent years. I pledge to make every effort to continue our chapter’s success within our ASHRAE region, and within ASHRAE society as a whole, through quality programming, effective networking, and fun social events. My main focus this year is going to be connecting our ASHRAE chapter to our San Diego building industry, and our local community in general.

 

Please mark down the following meeting dates in your calendars… More social and philanthropic events will be announced as they are finalized:

 

September 12th – Chapter meeting 11:30am, Butcher Shop (Past President’s meeting, RP Recognition meeting)

 October 10th – Chapter  meeting 11:30am (Membership Promotion meeting)

 November 14th – Chapter meeting 11:30am

 December 14th – Holiday Party / RP Fundraiser, time TBD

 January – joint meeting w/ ASPE – date TBD

 January 20-24th  – ASHRAE Winter conference & AHR Expo – Chicago, IL

 February 13th – Chapter tour (Refrigeration meeting)

 March 20th – Chapter meeting 5:30pm (joint meeting with Orange Empire, Tri-County chapters)

 April 10th – Chapter meeting 11:30am

 May 8th – Chapter meeting 11:30am

 June 12th – Chapter Banquet – Awards & Installation Dinner 5:30pm

  

The chapter leaders and I have just returned from a very constructive Regional Conference in Sacramento where our chapter received much recognition and collected many awards, including top Fundraising Chapter for Research and most points in our Region for the “Presidential Award of Excellence (PAOE).” We also picked up several good ideas from other chapters in our Region, and hope to incorporate these best practices into our own chapter. I think it is going to be an exciting year ahead and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

 

Regards,

Brian Alexy, LEED AP

ASHRAE San Diego President, 2017-2018

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Next Meeting

SEPTEMBER ASHRAE MEETING - TO PERMIT OR NOT TO PERMIT

Description:

Building Codes, Permits, and Title 24 Enforcement.  More details to follow...

Presented By:

Calina Ferraro, PE, CxA, CPD, LEED AP, WELL AP

Mechanical Principal

Past Presidents:

September's Meeting will be the San Diego chapter's Annual Past Presidents Meeting where all Past Presidents can attend for free!!! 

RP Recognition:

We will be recognizing Resource Promotion Campaign Investors. Thank you to all who donated to the 2016-17 RP Campagin!

 

To register click here.

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YEA!

PLEASE BE OUR GUEST (AND REPRESENT ASHRAE) AT THE ANNUAL ACE MENTOR SAN DIEGO SUMMER RECRUITMENT MIXER.   ASHRAE WILL HAVE A PRIZE DRAWING FOR ALL MEMBERS WHO ATTEND:  


ENJOY A HOSTED TACO BAR, LOCAL CRAFT BEER, WINE, AND LIVELY CONVERSATION IN A CASUAL OUTDOOR VENUE. 

For information please click here.

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Industry Event

SAN DIEGO GREEN BUILDING CONFERENCE & EXPO

 

Description: California and San Diego are leading the way on setting up policy context for green buildings, healthy and walkable communities, clean transportation, and other important climate change focused initiatives.  This September learn what the San Diego green building community is doing to move the sustainability needle!  2017 speakers will include almost 50 local change makers who are driving some of the most innovative initiatives locally and nation-wide, ranging from sustainable buildings to healthy communities and climate change oriented programs.  Additionally, the event will offer networking opportunities with over 200 individuals representing a broad spectrum of expertise: architecture, construction, design, planning, landscape architecture, strategic planning, business, nonprofits, and more.  Don't miss an opportunity to network and learn what it takes to move the needle towards a sustainable built environment!

 

For more information click here.

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Holiday Party - Research Promotion Event

ASHRAE HOLIDAY PARTY

 

December 14, 2017

 

Put it in your calendar -- cheers!

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Industry Event

TERRY ERICKSON ‘s 1st ANNUAL MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

RANCHO BERNARDO INN

17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive

San Diego, CA. 92128

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Open sponsorship slots and single registration available now.

Click here for more information

 

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Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee

ASHRAE Champions Wanted!

ASHRAE has amazing chapter members doing amazing things.
If you are one of them, we would like to know.

This is a key period for ASHRAE, engaging with elected and appointed officials at all levels of government
on a global basis. It is vital that a network of active engineer-advocates exists worldwide to impress
upon decision-makers how their choices will impact society – and HVAC&R professionals specifically –
and create a sustainable built environment.

ASHRAE wants to recognize member(s) who are already exceling in government advocacy at the Chapter
level.

Have meetings with government officials and find yourself talking about ASHRAE Standards and
Guidelines?

If yes, share awesomeness with your Chapter leadership team.

Request for your help.

Do you know about local and state meetings where ASHRAE input would be beneficial but is not yet
attending?

If yes, let your Chapter leadership team know.

We might be able to have someone attend to present ASHRAE as a technical resource with expertise in
building systems; energy efficiency; indoor air quality; refrigeration and sustainability for federal, state
and local governments.

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State Government Affairs

State Legislative Updates

  • California – The California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) passed amendments to the 2016 edition of the California Building Standards Code, Title 24. One of the amendments that was adopted revised the California Mechanical Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 4), to require that mechanical ventilation for health care facilities be installed in accordance with ASHRAE 170-2013 (with some modifications). These revised standards will be codified and published as a 2016 intervening code supplement, and become effective July 1, 2018.

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ASHRAE Guideline 12-2000

ASHRAE Seeks Public Comment on Guideline to Minimize Legionellosis in Water Building Systems

-- Those interested in commenting on the guideline may do so from July 28 – Sept. 11, 2017

 

ATLANTA – ASHRAE is seeking public comment on Guideline 12-2000, Minimizing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems, which is now open for a 45-day public review until Sept. 11. Those interested in reviewing and commenting on the guideline can do so at www.ashrae.org/publicreviews

 

Developed by the ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee (SSPC) 188, ASHRAE Guideline 12 is intended for use by building owners of human-occupied buildings and those involved in the design, construction, installation, commissioning, management, operation, maintenance and service of centralized building water systems and components.

The guideline will provide essential information and guidance to assist in the control of Legionellosis associated with building water systems. It also gives users direction in implementing ASHRAE Standard 188: Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems

 

“Public input is a vital step in the development of ASHRAE guidelines,” says Michael Patton, member of ASHRAE SSPC 188. “Our goal with Guideline 12 is to have a strong companion document that works in tandem with ASHRAE Standard 188. We invite all interested and affected parties to review and comment on Guideline 12 during its public review period. Doing so will help ASHRAE and SSPC 188 create better resources that help building owners minimize the risk of Legionellosis.”

 

The CDC estimates there are between 8,000 and 18,000 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the United States each year – and more than 10 percent of these cases are fatal. Most of those cases are the result of exposure to Legionella associated with building water systems.

 

ASHRAE Guideline 12 is a continuous maintenance guideline with updated versions planned for publication every three years. To make a comment or learn more, please visit www.ashrae.org/publicreviews, and to learn more about ASHRAE Standard 188, please visit www.ashrae.org/Standard188.

 

Engineered Systems Magazine Article

http://www.esmagazine.com/articles/98421-ashrae-seeks-public-comment-on-legionellosis-guideline

   

Dave Palty, Regional Vice Chair (RVC)

ASHRAE Region X

Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee (GGAC)

(480) 352-4552

dpalty@outlook.com

www.regionx.org

www.ashrae.org  

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Resource Promotion

It is my pleasure to serve as the San Diego Chapter Resource Promotion Chair.  The Resource Promotion team helps raise money for research projects, the ASHRAE Foundation, The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI), scholarships (local & national), & for YEA, the Young Engineers in ASHRAE.  All of these funds have 1 common goal- to improve our industry and make our lives better! 

Our San Diego Chapter should be proud of the fact that we raise the most $/member and most total dollars for Region X AGAIN!  We Rock!!  In the 2016-17 campaign, we were able to invest $42,101!!  This blew away our $35K goal!

A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to the below individual donors, Holiday Party Sponsors, & Golf Tournament Sponsors from the 2016-17 campaign:

Individual & Company Investors: 

$500 & Above:  Bill Reagan & Evolution Controls

$200-$499:  Tiffany Abruzzo, Kevin Blankemeier, Davis Consulting, Ronald Reece, SMACNA, Duane Harker, & Mark Bender

$25-$199:  Jason Pavlick, Andrea Pavlick, Christopher J Weixelman, William Bailey, Rick Springe, Mark McCrea, Rolando Garcia, Mark Silke, Brian Alexy, Terry Watkins, Andrew Nash, Dee Davis, Paul Vitolo, Heather Schopplein, Eric Sanchez, Dennis Shea, John C Hall, & Dennis Christie

 

Holiday Party & Golf Tournament Sponsors:

$1500 & above:

1

$1000 & $1499:

 

2

  

$500 & $999:

3

$499 & Under:

4

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Announcements from Society

 

 ALI

 

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