Past President Paul Kunz

It is with great sadness that I announce Paul Kunz passed away on January 12, 2015.
Bopp Chapel
Friday, January 16 from 4-7 p.m.
10610 Manchester Rd. St. Louis, MO 63122.

Additional visitation
Saturday, January 17 from 9-10 a.m.
Concordia Lutheran Church with a Service celebrating Paul’s life to follow at 10 a.m.

Please refer to the link below for his Obituary.

Membership Giveaway!

St. Louis ASHRAE is starting a new tradition! The Chapter wants to sponsor five (5) new ASHRAE members! Here are all the details:

  • Five winners will be chosen at random to receive a one-year membership for STL ASHRAE.
  • To enter, simply send an email to with “ASHRAE Membership Giveaway” listed in the subject line.
  • Deadline to enter is Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:00PM.
  • Winners will be contacted via email and announced in a blog post on
  • Winners will receive a year-long Society and St. Louis Chapter ASHRAE membership ($274 value).
  • Applicants cannot be a current ASHRAE member. Applicants should be interested in the HVAC&R industry in the St. Louis region.

Please feel to free to pass this information to any potential ASHRAE members you may know!

Technology Awards


Each year, ASHRAE asks its members to submit projects for the Technology Awards. These awards are intended to acknowledge and showcase innovative designs which incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management, indoor air quality, and good mechanical design.

If you think your project has what it takes, fill out the short entry form (CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM) and follow the directions included. This year’s due date is March 6th, 2015. Submissions should be emailed to Chad Adler at

If you have never submitted a project for a Technology Award, don’t worry! The process is simple and can be rewarding for both you and your client. The entry form consists of basic project details (name, location, study/design period, etc), a short narrative (2 pages max) addressing each of the judging criteria, and a basic system schematic. That’s it!

As for the reward, Chapter winners will have the opportunity to present their project at the April Chapter dinner meeting and your client representative will be able to attend this dinner free of charge. After presenting your project, you and your client will be presented with plaques honoring both of you for your dedication to innovative design and incorporating ASHRAE standards. Last year this dinner was held at the Anheuser Busch Biergarten. Stay tuned for where this year’s event will be held! Chapter winners will then have the option of competing at the Regional level and Regional winners will have the honor of competing at the Society level.

More information about the Technology Awards can be found in our January Newsletter!