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May ASHRAE San Diego Chapter Meeting

It's time for a site visit and you know what that means....TACO CART!

Please join us for a tour of the new Qualcomm Building Q Co-generation plant expansion. The new plant includes a packaged central plant with chillers, cooling towers and pumps connected to a facilities building which houses offices, an absorption chiller, process pumping skid and data center chillers.

Please note, space is limited for the tour and registration will close when the maximum number of people have registered. Sorry, no walk ups will be allowed.

When: May 13th, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Where: Qualcomm Building Q 10190 Mckellar Ct. Parking Structure

Register Now!

ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference

When: June 28th - July 2nd  |  Where: Seattle, Washington  www.ashrae.org/seattle

 Join ASHRAE in Seattle! Take advantage of the opportunity to discuss and examine the latest topics in the building industry, such as high performing buildings and integrated design, through the technical program; participate in technical tours; attend ASHRAE Learning Institute courses; and earn professional credits.

Research Summit - held in conjunction with the 2014 Annual Conference. The summit addresses the latest research results, innovative research techniques and forecasts future research directions.

Technical Program - presentations and papers focus on current research worldwide; core HVAC&R applications and systems; and Integrated Project Design, Energy Modeling and Building Efficiency Performance.

Networking - share ideas and learn from fellow members from your hometown and around the world.

ASHRAE Learning Institute - choose from two full-day professional development seminars and seven half-day short courses to stay current on new HVAC technologies.

President's Message

Welcome to the 2013-2014 ASHRAE San Diego year! It is going to be amazing. We have a great group of volunteers ready and eager to make this year extraordinary.

I have a passion for this industry that I know many of you share. I know most of you, like me, cannot walk into a room without looking up at the ceiling or over to the roof next door. That is followed by some under your breath mutterings of why did they do that?, that unit needs replacing, that must have been a VE, etc. My friends joke that I can't have a conversation without bringing up HVAC or ASHRAE. Luckily most of these friends don't judge me for it, since they share my enthusiasm on the topic.

I look at all of the wonderful opportunities to grow and learn that ASHRAE has provided me over the last 7 years (I joined within a year of graduating college), and I look forward to giving a bit back to the organization and community. My goal for this year is to get more people involved and to grow our membership. To help meet this goal, we will be providing more social events, volunteer opportunities, family events, mentoring for new members, and additional educational opportunities. Some new things to look forward to:

  • Beer Tour
  • Habitat for Humanity Project
  • Community Outreach Events
  • Family Event/BBQ
  • New Group Learning Course
  • New ALI Course
  • ACE Mentoring
  • And More!

Don't worry though we will still be doing our "fan" favorites, such as the Annual Holiday Party, YEA events and Golf Tournament. Hugh Egan, your President-Elect, has also scheduled some informative monthly meetings/programs (typically the 2nd Tuesday of every month). We have not removed any of the value you have come to expect from our chapter, we have added value!

I can't wait to see everyone at our upcoming ASHRAE events!

Thank you,

Heather Schopplein, PE
ASHRAE San Diego President 2013-2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ASHRAE Scholarship Program Benefits More Students than Ever Before!
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Calling All Authors!
Do you enjoy writing and sharing with your fellow HVAC professionals? Here in ASHRAE, we encourage all members to share their experiences, thoughts, photos, stories and ideas with one another in the immense forum available to our membership. Click HERE for opportunities to share your creative genius!

Committees!
The different committees of the San Diego Chapter are truly what make things happen. These "committees" are often chaired and ran by one volunteer. If you are interested in getting involved in the local chapter, let one of the chapter officers know.

Donate to ASHRAE Research!

The San Diego Chapter is proud of it's longstanding commitment to supporting the research efforts of ASHRAE. These efforts directly benefit our industry and our local community. Last year we exceeded our goal by raising a total $35,800. Help us reach this years goal of $30,000. Donate Today!

 

 

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