November Chapter Meeting - Hydronic Loops: Why Performance
Does Not Always Match Design
and performance models make a few faulty assumptions about
hydronic performance. By understanding these assumptions,
we can have a better view of actual performance. This
presentation will examine the performance impact of
improper valve sizing, unstable system pressures and
balancing device selection.
Tuesday November 11th, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Butcher Shop - 5255 Kearney Villa Rd
LeaDRS and LeadershipU - Attend ASHRAE's Winter Conference
Interested in attending ASHRAE in Chicago? Want your
airfare, hotel and registration covered? Want to see how
society does business and shadow an ASHRAE leader?
If you answered yes to the above questions then, apply for
either the LeaDRS or LeadershipU program.
Applications accepted for ALL ASHRAE Members!
Shadow Region X's DRC Karine LeBlanc
Applications found at http://www.regionx.org/YEA.asp
Applications due October 10th
Applications accepted for ALL YEA Members!
Shadow a Society Vice President
Applications found at http://www.ashrae.org/membership-conferences/leadership-u
Applications due October 20th
For additional information contact Heather Schopplein, YRC
at HeatherS@Haldemaninc.com or HSchopplein@gmail.com
*Expenses covered are roundtrip airfare, hotel for length
of conference, and registration at conference including
Golden Gate Chapter Seminar Announcement
The Golden Gate Chapter of ASHRAE is proud to announce its
annual seminar titled Glass
in Architecture: Balancing Beauty, Light, Air, Comfort and
Energy being held on October 8th, 2014 in Alameda
CA. The flyer can be found here: http://www.cbe.berkeley.edu/glass-in-architecture.pdf.
The event will be at the Pacific Gas and Electric Pacific
Energy Center in San Francisco and is also available as a
live webcast, both for NO COST. Prior registration is
required to attend this event in person or online, so please
visit the link to register.
Richard Alan Cimins - Memorial Service Information
Rich Cimins, Born April 27th, 1962, son of San Diego
Chapter past president Fred Cimins, passed away August 19th,
2014. Rich had received a kidney transplant just a few days
before. The cause of death was cardiac complications.
Rich graduated from the University of Southern Colorado
with a BS degree. He is survived by his wife Yolanda, two
sons and a daughter. His two sons are currently studying for
the mechanical engineering degrees at SDSU, it seems
mechanical engineer runs in the family.
During his career Rich worked for McParlane Associates, E/C
Engineering and most recently at ALM Engineers.
Celebration of Life was held on September 3rd, 2014 at 3 PM
at Glen Abby Mortuary Lodge
If you desire, in lieu of flowers, a donation to the PKD
Foundation, in his name is suggested. www.pkdcure.com
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!
Heather Schopplein, PE
ASHRAE San Diego President 2013-2014
ASHRAE Scholarship Program Benefits
More Students than Ever Before!
Enter our Student Zone to get
more information on available ASHRAE Scholarships!
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!
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
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