Bill Coad Research Promotion Fund

Did you know that St. Louis ASHRAE has an Endowed Research Fund in honor of Presidential Member Bill Coad? This fund was created last year through the ASHRAE Foundation, which guarantees a set 5% annual return.

ASHRAE Foundation supports the needs of the HVAC&R industry. ASHRAE Foundation is an endowed trust that provides funding for professional development and research programs, supplies qualified engineering students with much needed scholarship assistance, and ensures that ASHRAE will continue to have sufficient resources to sustain and expand the Society’s vital work.

The creation of ASHRAE Foundation was in response to a valid need for increased funding for ASHRAE programs and projects. A solid proponent of education, the Foundation recognizes and accepts the challenge to provide the financial support necessary to offer tailored educational programming to ensure HVAC&R professionals are prepared today for tomorrow’s challenges.

If you would like to donate to the Bill Coad Fund, please donate directly at this link: Under “Existing Fund Name”, type “Bill Coad – St. Louis”. Also, please be sure to include “054” and “St. Louis” as the ID # and Chapter, respectively.

September Chapter Meeting – 09/21/2015 @ Graphic Arts Center


Date: September 21st 2015
Location: Graphic Arts Center – 105 Progress Pkwy, Maryland Heights, MO 63043


10:15am – 10:45am Registration & Networking

10:45am-11:45am Tech Session

11:45am-1:10pm Lunch and Main Session

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Mechanical Engineer Needed

SSC Engineering is a progressive engineering firm with staffing in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and structural engineering. Our 40+ person firm is hard working and innovative. SSC has extensive experience in healthcare, education, universities, retail, IT, corporate and commercial, government, energy management and laboratory/research buildings and facilities. SSC is licensed in 48 states and works regularly throughout the country. SSC has also worked internationally in Brazil, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.

SSC currently has an opening for a Mechanical Engineer for designing HVAC. BS in mechanical or architectural engineering is required. Experience with energy modeling and LEED is desirable, PE would be a plus. SSC offers excellent salary and benefits, flex hours, Simple IRA (similar to a 401K). Email resume to: moc.gnireenignecssnull@rh

Kirk Mescher

It is with great sadness that St. Louis ASHRAE announces the passing of Kirk Mescher. Kirk passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

Kirk was a licensed professional engineer and founding partner of CM Engineering, Inc., in Columbia, Missouri. Kirk is rightfully considered one of the leading geothermal experts in the country and has been a leader in design, development and installation of ultra-high efficiency heating and cooling systems. He was also the co-holder of Patent 5,496,397, USA, Application of desiccants to aluminum foil substrates.

Kirk authored the cover article of the October 2009 ASHRAE Journal, “One Pipe Geothermal Design—Simplified GCHP System”. He also co-authored “High Performance Schools” in the May 2007 issue of the ASHRAE Journal. In 2009, he received ASHRAE’s Distinguished Service Award and served as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer for 2011-2014. Kirk also served on the ASHRAE Society Board of Directors from July 2012 – June 2015 as a Director-at-Large.

Over the years, many of us were fortunate to have worked with and learned from Kirk. He will be greatly missed. His obituary and information on the Memorial Service can be found here:


Thank You to Our Research Promotion Donors!

The 2014-2015 Society Year was a successful year for St. Louis ASHRAE! We achieved Full Circle, met our RP goal, and rose over $26,000 for ASHRAE Research! Thank you to all of the 2014-2015 donors!

Arnold E Appel
Carl Deutsch
Charles Eugene Dale-Derks
Christopher Swallow
Daniel Krack
David Gerstenkorn
David Westbrook
Gary Ault
Gerald Williams, PE
Grant Irvine
James Govaia
James Jansen, PE
James Eckelkamp
Jeffrey Gross
Jim Rosick
John & Katie Sauer, III
John Hinton, PE
Jon Danuser
Jordan Heiman
Kirk Mescher, PE
Mark Bengard, PE
Mark Tesar
Michael Noelke
Michael Kearney
Philip Sutherlin
R Keith Morehead
Richard Witte
Richard Vestal
Robert Banashek, PE
Robert Jones, PE
Robert Glunt
Roger Zoellner
Scott Hunke
Stephen Duda, PE
Thomas Strickland
Timothy Roberts
Vincent Stanec, III, PE
William Kalin, PE
Jessica Mangler, PE

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