Thermos Newsletter – December 2015

Letter from the President

Happy Holidays to the St. Louis Chapter! As per tradition, we don’t hold a regular chapter meeting in December but we are hosting HRATEC on December 18th. As always, this year’s HRATEC will be full of interesting topics. The program committee is targeting 7.0 PDH credits to be available for the seminar. Reserve your spot now!

Many thanks to our November chapter meeting speakers, Jay Eldridge and Jerry Williams. We try to offer diverse technical programs of interest members of all career levels. November was a chance to revisit fundamentals for our earlier career members.

I’ll keep it short and conclude by wishing you and your loved ones a happy holiday season!

Jim Rosick, Chapter President

Next Meeting Invitation: HRATEC
  • Breakfast – 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
  • Speaker # 1 –  8:00 AM-9:45 AM
    Ralph Kittler – Natatorium Design and Dehumidification
  • Break  – 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Speaker # 2 – 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    Chris Barth – Steam Systems
  • Lunch – 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Speaker # 3 – 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM
    David Meyers – Design and Cx for Data Centers
  • Break – 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Speaker # 4 – 2:30 PM – 4 :00 PM
    Keith Esarey & Eric Reuther – OR and Hybrid Suite Design and Cx

Early Bird Registration Ends Friday, December 11!

November Meeting Topics Focus on Air-Side
Board Member Highlight: Dan Mareschal

Research Promotion

Annual Meeting After-Party Sponsorship Invitation

As is tradition with ASHRAE conferences, Society will be hosting the Welcome Party on Saturday, June 25 from 6-8pm. Following the Welcome Party, the St. Louis ASHRAE Chapter is hosting an After-Party from 9pm-1am. Our Chapter wants to celebrate having so many out-of-town ASHRAE members in our hometown and put the proceeds from this event towards ASHRAE Research Promotion, so w are very excited about this opportunity! We are currently looking for sponsorships for this event.

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Polos for RP Donors!

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Session Monitors Needed for Annual Conference

Sessions monitors are needed for the Annual Conference June 25-29, 2016! Earn free conference registration for 4 hours of service ($395 value). The St. Louis Chapter is hosting this Society event next summer and we can use your help staffing the technical sessions. This is a great way to contribute and take advantage of the numerous educational and networking opportunities available. Morning and afternoon sessions available! Contact Chris Pelton at or call if you have any questions 314-560-9289.

Volunteers Needed at Booth in Orlando

2017 CRC Committee Needs Volunteers

Spring PE Exam Refresher Course
ASHRAE Fellow Nominations Requested

Historical Committee Updates

Calling All Past Presidents!

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 and questions to Annie Smith, Chapter Historian at

Historical Archives Being Digitized

Annie Smith, our Chapter Historian, has begun digitizing our Chapter’s physical historical archives, including old CRC reports, short histories of people, companies, or systems, updates to our Chapter history, ribbons and awards, photographs, and other media. If you are interested in helping to preserve our Chapter history or to contribute historical items, please let her know at

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Student Scholarships Available Through Chapter
HVAC Design Training
Happy Holidays from your Board of Governors!
Industry News
Don’t forget – the AHR Expo and ASHRAE Conference is coming up soon!

Orlando Conference Info

ASHRAE Fellow Nominations Requested

Did you know that only one current, active member of ASHRAE’s St. Louis Chapter is formally recognized as an ASHRAE Fellow?  This is an oversight that needs to be corrected, because the St. Louis Chapter most definitely has a number of ASHRAE members deserving of that distinction and honor, and we need to let Society know more about the quality of our members.

What is an ASHRAE Fellow?  ASHRAE members who have attained distinction in the fields of heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation or the allied arts and sciences through invention, research, teaching, design, original work, or as an engineering executive on projects of unusual or important scope. The individual must have made substantial contributions and have been a full grade member in good standing for at least ten years prior to the date of their election.

Recognition is in the form of a plaque with a medallion and a lapel pin.  There is no limit on number awarded per year.  A completed Fellow Nomination Form, a letter of nomination and at least two sponsor letters (one of which must be from a current ASHRAE Fellow), a current ASHRAE Bio, and digital photo are required.

Eligibility requirements for election to Fellow:

  • Good standing as a full grade Member for at least ten (10) years.
  • Attained distinction and made substantial contribution in HVAC&R and in the built environment such as:
    • Education and/or research
    • Engineering design/consulting/forensics
    • Invention/original work
    • Engineering executive on projects of unusual or important scope
    • Sharing knowledge and contribution through outreach activities such as mentoring, publications, oral presentations and involvement in industry activities
    • Other activities leading to advancement of the arts and sciences of HVAC&R and the built environment including that of contractors, OEMs and their representatives
  • “Distinction” is interpreted to mean: Seen by his/her peers in the industry as a person of excellence.
  • “Substantial contribution” is interpreted to mean: one or more contributions to the industry which had a notable, unique, and positive impact in the advancement of the arts and/or sciences of HVAC&R and of the built environment.
  • After submission, proposals for Fellow undergo a peer review by the ASHRAE Honors and Awards Committee.

The Honors & Awards Chairperson for the St. Louis Chapter is Stephen Duda.  Submit your suggestions for Fellow Nominations (including justification) to him at  He has submitted successful Fellow nominations before and knows the process well.

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Volunteers Needed in Orlando!

Local members that are attending the Winter Conference/EXPO… we need YOU!!!! The 2016 Annual Meeting Host Committee is looking for a few good volunteers for the 2016 Orlando Winter Meeting to man the 2016 Summer Conference Booth. You will pass out literature and answer questions about the upcoming Summer Conference in St. Louis. This should not take more than four hours of your time and you will earn the gratitude of the entire host committee. Those interested, please email John Schneider (moc.bdiaw@redienhcsj) or Vinny Stanec (ten.cnismetsysca@3cenatsv) for further information.

Call for Volunteers!

Sessions Monitors are needed for Annual Conference June 25-29, 2016! Earn free conference registration for 4 hours of service ($395 value)

ASHRAE Call for Volunteers

The St. Louis Chapter is hosting this Society event next summer and we can use your help staffing the technical sessions. This is a great way to contribute and take advantage of the numerous educational and networking opportunities available

Sessions monitors (approx 80 people needed) will usually work in pairs to host specific meeting locations, assist with ushering guests, maintaining the schedule, and collecting the attendee feedback surveys. Here’s the schedule of when we need volunteer help:

  • Sunday, June 26th – Morning and Afternoon shifts (8:00am-4:45pm)
  • Monday, June 27th – Morning shifts only (8:00am-12:00pm)
  • Tuesday, June 28th – Morning and Afternoon shifts (8:00am-4:45pm)
  • Wednesday, June 29th – Morning shifts only (8:00am-12:30pm)

If interested please email Chris Pelton at or call if you have any questions 314-560-9289. Specific time assignments will be coordinated and confirmed as we get closer to the event.  Also looking for team captains to help recruit volunteers.

#myASHRAE Photos

Thank you to all who participated in the #myASHRAE photos! These final pictures were chosen and submitted to Society for inclusion in a video compilation that will be aired at the beginning of the Plenary Session at the 2016 Winter Conference. See you there!

St. Louis Chapter - Ballpark Village
St. Louis Chapter – Ballpark Village
St. Louis Chapter - BOG Meeting
St. Louis Chapter – BOG Meeting
St. Louis Chapter - CRC Committee
St. Louis Chapter – CRC Committee
St. Louis Chapter - Kiener Plaza
St. Louis Chapter – Kiener Plaza
St. Louis Chapter - RP Committee
St. Louis Chapter – RP Committee