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January 2017 Print

President's Report

Happy New Year San Diego Chapter! I can’t believe the ASHRAE year is half over already. We have a joint meeting with ASPE on January 17th and trade show on February 21st. Don’t forget to come to our events in 2017, even if it is a busy year don’t forget to come see your colleagues and learn a little at the same time.


Thank you,


Kevin Blankemeier, PE

Chapter President

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Calendar of Events

February 21, 2017
11:00 AM PST to 2:00 PM PST

ASHRAE & ASPE are teaming up again to bring you the 2017 San Diego Chapter Trade Show.  There will be vendors of various types for both plumbing and HVAC applications.

For Non-vendors, registration and food is free for all who attend, so please click on the link below and get registered now!  We look forward to seeing you there.

If you are a vendor and not currently registered -- please also click on the link below.  

Trade Show Info & Registration


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Next Meeting

January 17, 2017
11:45 AM PST to 1:15 PM PST

You many have heard about recent outbreaks of Legionnaire's Disease in the press. Tim Keane, a nationally recognized expert on Legionella control and a committee member of ASHRAE 188, will be addressing the liability issues, business opportunities, and overall impact for the design and engineering community related to "ASHRAE Standard 188, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems." This will be a joint meeting with the ASPE San Diego Chapter. Please make note of the meeting location, Al Bahr Shrine on 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd.

Meeting Info & Registration

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ASHRAE Webcast

April 20, 2017
10:00 AM PDT to 1:00 PM PDT

Don't miss out on the newest installment of ASHRAE's FREE Webcast series – "Take Control: Using Analytics to Drive Building Performance."  The upcoming webcast will broadcast live on April 20, 2017.

This webcast will feature industry experts who will define the importance of, and why we should strive for, better building operations through improved controls and analytics. Viewers will be able to describe key elements of controls and analytics for building operations, and identify steps required to deploy analytics in building projects, including commissioning. This program will quantify how applying best practice controls improves building performance, and will recognize the value of analytics in building operations to achieve a reduced cost and increased performance

Webcast Registration

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On Behalf of Dufoe Consulting Engineers:

Friends, Family and Colleagues,

It is with deepest regrets on behalf of our entire firm to announce the passing of Alejandro Podesta, partner in the Dufoe Consulting Engineers engineering firm. 

 Alejandro was a longtime friend and partner who was loved and adored by many colleagues and friends and will be missed more than words could ever describe.  Alex’s unparalleled commitment to his clients and colleagues, high standards, work ethic, morals and engineering abilities were only a part of what made him such a great person. 

 Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Teodora, and two young children, Isabella and Allen. 

Our firm has established a memorial fund with YouCaring where you can donate to his family. 

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