Thermos Newsletter – January 2017

Save the Date for CRC!

Join us on our 100th Anniversary for the 2017 Chapter Regional Conference in St. Louis!

  • When: 4/20-22/2017
  • Where: Hyatt Regency in downtown St. Louis – secure by March 23rd!
  • Hotel Reservation information on the ASHRAE-STL website
  • Registration details to be posted soon!
  • Social Event: 100 Years RP After Party – details to be announced!
Letter from the President

Happy New Year Everyone!!

I hope everyone had a blessed Holiday Season and enjoyed a little time off with your family.  Perhaps you enjoyed a little too much and now you need some time off FROM your family!!!

It’s the time of the year where we switch up our meeting time so don’t forget we will now be meeting in the evenings.  Yes we are going to hand out two drink tickets to everyone again this year at the meetings.  Speaking of meetings a big shout out to Grant Irvine our Programs Chair on a great first half of the year.  We have had lots of positive feedback on the speakers and our attendance has been over 100 attendees consistently at the meetings.

Don’t forget the Annual Winter Meeting and Expo is coming up at the end of the month in LAS VEGAS which is always a good time.  I hope to see many familiar faces there.  I want to take care of some official business really quick.  Jim Rosick – the board has received and reviewed your request and I must inform you that the BOG has determined that we will not be reimbursing you for front row tickets and back stage passes to the Britney Spears concert.  While we appreciate all you have done for the chapter we just don’t feel this is a proper use of chapter funds!!!

CRC 2017 is just around the corner and Brian Ingenthron and his committee are in full swing making sure all the parts and pieces are in place to make this a successful event.  Stay tuned for additional updates on CRC 2017.

I am happy to announce that Zach Melber will be taking over the duties as the Student Activities chair.  As mentioned in our last chapter meeting our previous chair Danny McGrail has accepted a new position in Kansas City.  We thank Danny and wish him nothing but the best!

Chris Swallow – Chapter President

Chris Swallow, Chapter President
Chris Swallow, Chapter President
Honors & Awards Committee Starts Off Strong in 2017

The St. Louis Chapter has nominated one of its members, Danny Halel, for the ASHRAE Standards Achievement Award.  This award recognizes… read more here.

PE Refresher Course

Are you or a colleague preparing to take the PE exam next spring? If so, consider taking the Professional Engineer Refresher Course, organized by MSPE, ASCE, and the St. Charles County Community College. The mechanical course is taught by ASHRAE member Al Black.

Please download the brochure if interested: brochure-mspe-refresher-spring-2017.

This course is not affiliated with ASHRAE St. Louis Chapter. This information is provided as a service to the chapter membership.

Technology Awards

It’s that time of year to start thinking about submitting a project for the 2017 Technology Awards.  Projects can be submitted for the following building types:  Commercial, Institutional, Health Care, Industrial, Public Assembly, or Residential.  The project can be a new construction, existing building retrofit, or retro-commissioning.

The requirements are simple:  you must be an ASHRAE member to submit and projects need to be substantially complete but do not need to be in operation for 1 year (though that will be required to compete past the Chapter level).  Projects are then judged on energy efficiency, indoor air quality, innovation, cost effectiveness, operation and maintenance, and environmental impact.

All information regarding these awards can be found at:–conferences/honors–awards/technology-awards-program-overview

The Chapter Level application (short form) which describes what information needs to be submitted can be found at:–conferences/honors–awards/technology-awards-program

This year’s deadline will be Friday, March 3rd.  Please reach out to Chad Adler at 314-812-4537 or for more information or to submit a project.

Board Member Highlight: Zach Melber

Zach Melber

Welcome to the New Members!
  • William Andrew Faust
  • Jordan Brodnax
  • Jimmy Gericke
  • James Watson
  • Margaret Bailey
See you in Las Vegas!

Region VI and V Dinner

  • When: Sunday, Jan 29th at 6:30pm (cash bar)
  • Cost: $55/person
  • Where: TREVI Italian Restaurant at 3500 Las Vegas Boulevard
  • Register with John Rieke (


Thank you for coming!

Many thank to Paul Stewart, Director of Sales and Marketing for Desert Aire Corp., for presenting at our technical and main sessions at our January meeting.


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