Letter from the President
Thanks again to all of the past presidents who were able to attend the September meeting, and thank you so much to the membership for extending them such a warm welcome!
With over 100 attendees at the September meeting, we’re off to a great start for the season. I’m proud that our speaker for September, Sheila Hayter, commented on the strong attendance numbers our chapter enjoys. She sees many chapters on her Distinguished Lecturer visits across the nation, and is amazed to see a chapter our size get such strong attendance. Thanks to all of our active members for promoting ASHRAE to your co-workers.
We’ll continue the season in October with another Distinguished Lecturer. Don’t miss it! We’re also celebrating Research Promotion during the October meeting. I look forward to honoring the people and companies who have shown so much support for RP over the years, and to encouraging the future donors!
We are compiling a year-by-year Chapter History and need your help! You represent a living piece of our Chapter’s history. To complete our Chapter History, we’d like to hear your story. Please tell us about the year you served as Chapter President by completing the online form found here. Please feel free to elaborate and tell us side stories and extra tidbits – that’s what makes history interesting! Email any questions and completed forms to Annie Smith, Chapter Historian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Meeting Announcements
Distinguished Lecturer & 2013-2014 ASHRAE Society President Bill Bahnfleth presents “The ASHRAE Building Energy Labeling Program” and “Integrating Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency in Buildings.” The Tech Session covers the Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) labeling program for new and existing buildings and compares it to other building certification programs and identifies the benefits of certification. The Main Session covers the significance of indoor air quality in the face of rising concern for energy usage of buildings. Register here.
Polos for Donors!
This year the St. Louis ASHRAE Chapter will offer polos to RP Donors! If repeat donors increase their 2014-2015 donation by $50 (minimum $150 donation), they will be offered a polo. First time donors will be offered a polo if they make a minimum $100 donation. Read more here.
Research Projects in Region VI
Check out what’s going on in Region VI as part of ASHRAE research! Your RP dollars are helping fund these projects and more from around the world. Donating to ASHRAE Research helps progress our industry through a reputable scientific process to make informed decisions in writing HVAC&R buildings standards. Find our more about projects in our region here.
“In the Spotlight” Company Highlight
Would YOU like to be featured in our newsletter?
St. Louis ASHRAE would like to highlight a firm in our chapter’s territory. This is a great opportunity to get the word out about what your company does and how you contribute to our local industry. We’d like to include a brief overview of your company and how awesome you are as a representation of the high-caliber HVAC&R companies in our area. The article will appear on our chapter website and be linked to in a future newsletter.
Requirements for inclusion:
- Required to have an employee that attends meetings often
- Required to be a company that is relevant to the HVAC&R industry
If you’re interested, email email@example.com, refer to this article, include your contact information and we’ll be in touch!
New ASHRAE Member Announcements
The St. Louis ASHRAE Chapter would like to welcome the new members. Be sure to introduce yourself to the newcomers at the next meeting!
- Kellie Pressler – CBD Engineers Architects Planners, Inc.
- James Bornholdt – CBD Engineers Architects Planners, Inc.
- Neville McNaughton – Sanitary Design Industries, LLC
- Charlotte Brunner – Lennox Industries
- Tori Gillespie
Upcoming YEA Event
Come hang out with YEA for our October social event. This Happy Hour is open to the entire chapter! Register here.
In celebration of the month of October, YEA will be holding a happy hour at the LEED Silver Urban Chestnut Brewery and Bierhall located in the Grove.The unique blend between modern brewery and Bavarian bierhall makes for a fantastic environment to catch up with old friends and make new connections.
- Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm on October 7th
- Where: Urban Chestnut Brewery and Bierhall at 4465 Manchester Ave. (63110)
Check out the great opportunities YEA has to offer young engineers:
- YEA Leadership International
- YEA Technical Weekend
- YEA Scholarship for HVAC Design Essentials Training
- YEA Award for Individual Excellence
- Leadership U
- New Face of Engineering
Have you heard about ASHRAE’s SmartStart Program? SmartStart is a 3-year program available to student members that allows you to upgrade to Associate level at a rate that is recent-graduate friendly. Simply put, it’s the best way for ASHRAE student members to receive the many benefits of Associate grade membership after finishing college. New program prices are (for 3 years respectively): $20 (+) $73 (+) $94 = $187 for 3 years of full Associate grade ASHRAE membership! Participants must be current students. Learn more here.
Call for Volunteers!
A number student chapters are seeking presenters on ASHRAE-related topics for their chapters. The student branches are SIU-E, SIU-C, Missouri S&T, and the soon to be established University of Missouri. This is a great way to connect with up and coming engineering students! If you are interested, please contact the Student Activities Chair, Danny McGrail, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society scholarship applications are due December 1st. Please encourage any undergraduates interested in the HVAC&R industry to apply. Through its scholarships, ASHRAE seeks to motivate students and prospective students worldwide to pursue a career in the HVAC&R field. The Society’s Scholarship Program also serves the public interest by aiding in the education of men and women to become qualified to practice as engineers in HVAC&R. More scholarship information available here.
St. Louis ASHRAE is reaching out to see if there is general interest in forming a “Women in Engineering” affinity group in St. Louis. This group’s focus will be on women supporting women currently working in industry related to the built environment.