Region IX Chapter 77

Chapter News

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  • 05 Sep 2017 4:36 PM | Anonymous

    Friday, September 15

    UNM Championship Golf Course (South)

    7:30AM  Shotgun Start

    4 Person Scramble

    Cost: $115 per Person

    Register online here (players)

    Thank you to our 2017 sponsors! 

    Title Sponsor: Daikin Applied / Varitec and Daikin AC

    Gold Sponsor: Mechanical Representatives

    Silver Sponsor: Bridgers and Paxton Consulting Engineers, Engineered Equipment Sales & Testing, Norman S. Wright Co.

    Beverage Sponsor: BG Buildingworks, Miller Bonded Inc, RenewAire, Sigler, Testudo Engineering, Therm Air Systems

    Hole Sponsors: AC New Mexico, ArSed Engineering Group, Boyd Engineering, CAC Inc, Champion Cooler (Spec Air), Desert Aire, Johnstone Supply, Loren Cook, Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic, Scoggin Mechanical, Siemens, Socha Company, TItus, Trane, York

     

     

    Sponsorships still available:

    Title Sponsor: $1000     (Large Banner)
    Gold Sponsor: $750      (Medium Banner)
    Silver Sponsor: $500     (Small Banner)
    Hole Sponsor: $175       (Sign placed at one Tee box)
    Beverage Sponsor: $250 (Recognized at Entrance and Awards portions)

    Raffle Prize Donations: Items will be recognized by donor as they are raffled (min $50 value)

    Register online here (sponsors)

     
  • 01 Jun 2017 8:14 PM | Anonymous

    The new Board of Governors and updated Bylaws motions were passed at the May member meeting. 

    Thank you all who attended meetings and events this year. We will now take a break for the summer, and will resume lunch meetings in September.

    Until then, keep an eye out for summer socials (Ninja Park) and our annual Golf Tournament!

  • 02 Mar 2017 4:49 PM | Anonymous

    Join us for our next chapter meeting on March 14, 2017. The topic is "Standard 62.1 Update" by Distinguished Lecturer Dennis Stanke. 

    March 14, 2017
    11:30am - 1:00pm
    Pappadeux Seafood Kitchen
    $25 - Members
    $30 - Guests

    Register here!

     

    Presentation Info:

    ASHRAE Standard 62.1 “Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality,” provides minimum requirements for proper ventilation in commercial, institutional and hi-rise residential buildings. The basis for the major model codes, a prerequisite for LEED certification, and often an important factor in helping to establish the standard-of-care for ventilation system designers, Standard 62.1 cannot be ignored. ASHRAE Standing Standards Project Committee, SSPC 62.1, takes care of this “continuous maintenance” standard, publishing changes to it every 18 months. As a former SSPC 62.1 Chairman and a current member of the committee, Dennis Stanke is in a unique position to explain the most up-to-date requirements in the standard and discuss expected future requirements.

     

    Speaker Bio:

    With a BSME from the University of Wisconsin, Dennis joined Trane in 1973, as a controls development engineer. After 42 years, he retired from Trane as Staff Applications Engineer specializing in airside systems including controls, ventilation, indoor air quality, and dehumidification. He has written numerous applications manuals and newsletters, has published many technical articles and columns, and has appeared in many Trane Engineers Newsletter Live broadcasts.

     

    An ASHRAE Fellow and Life Member, Dennis is a former Chairman and current member for both ASHRAE Standard 62.1, “Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality,” and ASHRAE Standard 189.1, “Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings.” He is also a member of the Standards Committee and Chair the Code Interaction Subcommittee (CIS).

    Register here!

  • 11 Feb 2017 3:41 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members,

    I hope groundhog day found you enjoying the last months of winter before the spring time and new construction gets into full gear.

    Thank you to all who joined the Board of Governors on February 3rd for a bowling event at the Main Event. A fun afternoon was had by all!

    This newsletter includes an ASHRAE press release from the Winter ASHRAE and AHR Expo. As you can see, this was a very successful event with almost 70,000 visitors. I was among those visitors and I can assure you that the men's bathroom lines were long. The event was very successful and opened my eyes to many new products and systems introduced. With the recent EPA SNAP refrigerants ruling, many manufacturers introduced new ways of being energy efficient and reducing the global warming potential of any refrigerant leaks. I hope you consider going to the semi-annual winter meeting in Chicago 2018.

    The ASHRAE Summer meeting will be held in Long Beach California this year. It isn't too early to start making plans to hit the beach!

    And finally, just a reminder about the new program we are introducing. The chapter would like to pay for the cost of future chapter leaders to attend this event. The Spring 2017 YEA Leadership Weekend will be held in Denver, CO from March 3-5, 2017. Registration includes hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday, meals during the event (dinner on Friday, all meals on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday), and all necessary materials and resources. Airfare and any ground transportation costs are not included. If you (or one of your employees) are interested in attending, please send me interested candidates!

    http://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/young-engineers-in-ashrae/yea-leadership-weekend

    Feel free to e-mail me at stephen.forner@trane.com with your thoughts and suggestions.

    Sincerely,

    Stephen Forner

    NM ASHRAE President

    2016-2017

  • 06 Jan 2017 6:59 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members,

    Happy New Year! I wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous 2017! The ASHRAE year flew by! The BOG has 5 more programs scheduled for this year. We look forward to seeing you at all the programs. Please make sure to check the newsletter for an updated schedule.

    Make plans to attend the 2017 ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Las Vegas on Jan 28 - Feb 1. This is looking to be the largest AHR Expo outside of Chicago and possibly the largest ASHRAE meeting EVER! The AHR Expo is free to attend with advanced registration, so make sure to register early! For more information, please click here.

    Region IX (which the New Mexico Chapter is part of) will be holding a regional dinner during the Winter Conference in Las Vegas. This event is an awesome way to meet with many other ASHRAE members from our region and get to know some of the regional officers. Sunday, January 29, 2015 at 7:30pm, Carmine's Las Vegas, The Forum Shops at Caesars. To RSVP, email Blake at blakeashrae@gmail.com. The cost is $25 for members and is free for students.

    And finally, just a reminder about the new program we are introducing. The chapter would like to pay for the cost of future chapter leaders to attend this event. The Spring 2017 YEA Leadership Weekend will be held in Denver, CO from March 3-5, 2017. Registration includes hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday, meals during the event (dinner on Friday, all meals on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday), and all necessary materials and resources. Airfare and any ground transportation costs are not included. If you (or one of your employees) are interested in attending, please send me interested candidates!

    http://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/young-engineers-in-ashrae/yea-leadership-weekend

    Feel free to e-mail me at stephen.forner@trane.com with your thoughts and suggestions.

    Sincerely,

    Stephen Forner
    NM ASHRAE President
    2016-2017


  • 19 Dec 2016 4:21 PM | Anonymous

    Exciting news for the membership committee this month. Ariel Nephew of QA Engineering has graciously donated her time to serve as the Retention Chair for membership. Ariel is a recent graduate from the UNM mechanical engineering program. She learned about our industry by taking the HVAC class (ME365) and has been able to quickly find a job after graduating, and through the donations that the ASHRAE membership made in supplying text books to the students was interested in working with the chapter now that she has begun her professional career. Please welcome Ariel to her new position and to our industry when you have an opportunity to meet her. Thank you for volunteering Ariel, we are all happy to have you on board.

    Please remember if you have any colleagues and friends in the industry that are not currently part of the chapter, invite them to a meeting and introduce them around, there are many benefits to ASHRAE membership and we are always looking to add to the roster. Thank you all for your dedication to making the New Mexico chapter successful.

    Ryan Shaffer
    Membership Promotion

     

  • 01 Dec 2016 7:59 AM | Anonymous

    Join us for our next chapter meeting of the 2016-2017 year. The topic is "2012 IECC Code updates" and it is a joint meeting with the NM International Building Performance Simulation  Association (IBPSA). Speaker is Ryan Hirschi.

    Date:
    Tuesday, Dec 13
    Time:
    11:30am - 1:00pm
    Location: 
    Pappadeaux Kitchen
    Cost: $25 (members) / $30 (guests)

    Click here for more info or to register online.
    (Cash and credit cards also accepted at door) 

  • 01 Dec 2016 7:58 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Members,

    Three of the New Mexico Chapter Board of Governors participated in a program called YEA Leadership Weekend to help develop leadership skills. Joe, Stacey and myself would love to share our experiences with any members under 35 years old who are interested in developing their leadership skills with a group of other ASHRAE members. I attended the YEA Leadership Weekend in Portland, OR. We had two days of exercises and self-reflection to help us all develop our leadership style. The trainer worked with our existing traits to help maximize our effectiveness as leaders. In addition, we went bowling in downtown Portland. Portland is known for coffee and breweries. The hotel was in the middle of downtown allowed us to explore the breweries and in the morning, find the closest coffee house.

    Stacey Chan traveled to San Diego, CA for her Leadership Weekend: “It was an enriching experience that helped me understand both my personal and professional goals. After attending YEA Leadership Weekend, I became committed to the ASHRAE mission: shaping tomorrow’s built environment today. I recommend this program to any aspiring leaders.”

    Joe Higham traveled to Denver for his Leadership Weekend:  “The personality survey and exercises we went through over the weekend helped me understand what direction to pursue in my career. We also had a session on increasing involvement in ASHRAE that was great. I highly recommend the YEA Leadership weekend for all future leaders.”

    The chapter would like to pay for the registration of future chapter leaders to attend this event. The Spring 2017 YEA Leadership Weekend will be held in Denver, CO from March 3-5, 2017. Registration includes hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday, meals during the event (dinner on Friday, all meals on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday), and all necessary materials and resources. Airfare and any ground transportation costs are not included. If you (or one of your employees) are interested in attending, e-mail me at stephen.forner@trane.com.

     http://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/young-engineers-in-ashrae/yea-leadership-weekend

     

    Sincerely,

    Stephen Forner
    NM ASHRAE President
    2016-2017  
                       

  • 03 Nov 2016 9:20 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members,

    This summer I was selected by Region XI to be in the LeaDRS program. The LeaDRS program is an opportunity for YEA members (ASHRAE members under 35) to shadow one of the Board of Directors of the ASHRAE organization at the Winter or Annual (summer) meetings. The current Region XI director is Blake Ellis. I shadowed Blake throughout his meetings covering ASHRAE business as diverse as the precise wording of the new BACnet IT standard, to the decision about how or if to reward chapters for having female Board of Governor members, to the upcoming requirement for yearly chapter financial audits. I met with David Underwood, the former president of ASHRAE, and Tim Wentz, the current president of ASHRAE. It was 5 days of meetings from 8 am to 5 pm with evening social gatherings until late into the night. I encourage anyone under 35 to consider applying for this opportunity! Feel free to contact me with any questions (stephen.forner@trane.com)!

    ASHRAE society conducts an enormous amount of business to keep the chapters up and running each year. Almost all the work was performed by volunteers with support from the families and companies. Of the 1,800 members conducting society business this summer, only two were from the New Mexico chapter. I hope to help change the level of involvement in the New Mexico chapter and at the society level. Here are some ideas:

    -If you are interested in standards and want to get updates on the most recent developments in standards you care about, join a Technical Committee!

    -If you like organizing events and being at the center of the action, join a Standing Committee!

    -If you like (or don’t like) the New Mexico chapter’s activities, join the New Mexico Board of Governors (e-mail me Stephen.forner@trane.com)!

    -If you think the ASHRAE Journal got something wrong, tell the editor (jayscott@ashrae.org)!

    I look forward to hearing about all the ways our chapter contributed to ASHRAE this year!

    Comments? E-mail me at stephen.forner@trane.com with your thoughts.

    Sincerely,

    Stephen Forner
    NM ASHRAE President
    2016-2017 
                     
  • 10 Oct 2016 6:45 PM | Anonymous

    The Board of Governors decided to comment on the upcoming changes to the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority's Qualified Action Plan. See the comment here.

    Please contact Trevor or Stephen with questions or comments.

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