Thermos Newsletter – September 2015

Letter from the President

I can’t believe September is here already. It’s time to kick off our ASHRAE season with our first official chapter meeting on 9/21, where we’ll honor our chapter’s past presidents. As always, past presidents are invited to this meeting free of charge. We’ll also present a special honor to our most recent past president, Bob Jones. For the members of our chapter in the early part of their career, I recommend introducing yourself to one of our past presidents. These folks have all demonstrated a special commitment to ASHRAE and our local industry. We’re all well served by learning from their experience.

We’re welcoming a new student chapter this fall at MU. Thanks to Danny McGrail, our current Student Activities chair, for promoting ASHRAE at MU and organizing a new chapter to help bring new talent to our region.

Make your reservation for the chapter meeting today. We have a special guest, Sheila J. Hayter, P.E., LEED AP, speaking during our meeting. As a designated lecturer, and former Vice President and Director at Large of ASHRAE at a society level, we’re privileged to hear her speak on the NREL Research Facility.

Chapter News

Don’t Miss the Upcoming Meeting!
YEA Grill Masters Event a Delicious Hit
University of Missouri Student Chapter Reestablished

The Chapter has sponsored the University of Missouri’s application to reestablish its chapter. The requirements are 10 student petitioners, completion of application paperwork. We are excited for the application to be approved so that the students can begin receiving the benefits of student membership (access to scholarships, grants, and technical material).

My LeaDRS Experience
ASHRAE St. Louis Goes Social

ASHRAE St. Louis is on Facebook and Twitter! Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages and follow us for the latest information!

Board Member Highlight: Dan Krack
Previous Meeting News: August Meeting – Effects of LEEDv4 and New Energy Code on Certification
Research Promotion Bill Coad Fund
New Committee: Honors & Awards

The Chapter now has a Honors & Awards Committee! Recognizing deserving chapter members for their involvement in the local industry and in the St. Louis Chapter is a critical piece of our success. For more information about H&A, check out their page. The committee Chair is Steve Duda. If you’re interested in being involved with the Honors & Awards Committee, please email

Kirk Mescher, 1956 – 2015
Industry News

Project Sunroof: Mapping the Planet’s Solar Energy Potential, One Rooftop at a Time
IKEA First Major US Retailer to Only Sell LED Bulbs and Lighting
Solar Power Takes Giant Strides as Prices Fall
The Abandoned Mine That’s Being Transformed into a Datacenter
ORNL-Developed Building Efficiency Software Now Available

Product Directory Update

2015 Product Directories will be distributed at the September Chapter Meeting! If you can’t make the meeting but want a copy of the directory, email Jessica Mangler at Don’t forget, the Product Directory can also be accessed online at:

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