October 2011

posted Sep 30, 2011, 3:01 AM by Brice Kosnik   [ updated Sep 30, 2011, 3:02 AM ]
Welcome to the 2011-2012 year of ASHRAE!  We have lots to be thankful for.  Let me start by thanking Joe Myers for the past two years of hard work and dedication as President.  Also want to thank the chairs and board of governors for their hard work last year.  We started this year with a bang at the September golf outing.  We want to thank Andy Arsenault and Bob Studley for organizing a very successful golf tournament and presentation.  We had 52 golfers plus 15 more for the meeting.  We want to thank Gary Phetteplace for the presentation.  I want to thank everyone that attended the CRC regional meeting in New York City.  We learned a lot, and come home with lots of ideas to try this year.  Thank you Brice Kosnik for the hard work on our new chapter5 website www.NHASHRAE.org.  Some areas are still a work in progress, if you have not seen it, go check it out.  And last, we want to thank Steven Rosen our Regional Vice Chair for Research and Promotion, who attended the outing and spoke to our chapter on Research and Promotion from a regional perspective.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 55,000 members worldwide. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing HVAC and Refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing & continuing education.
In the hustle and bustle of the golf outing and presentation I was concerned we may not have communicated the idea clearly behind the presentation.  Every year many of us donate money that goes towards Research and Promotion.  It can be a "black box" of sorts, our money goes in and we may not directly see the work or results on a local level.  We felt that we could shine a light on research happening right in our back yard by our own chapter member, Gary Phetteplace.  Was a great example of our Reserach & Promotion donations at work.  Thank you Gary so much for the presentation on the research you and your firm has been doing.  There are so many ways to help fulfill the ASHRAE goals above, and donations towards Research and Promotion is one of many ways.  We are always looking for help on the Board Of Governors, committee chairs and officer positions.  Not a large time commitment, maybe an hour or two a month.  Feel free to contact myself or any officer or BOG if interested.
The month of October we will be having Energy Modeling sessions again like we held last May.  October 5th is our first meeting at 6pm at the Autodesk building in Manchester on Commercial street, 3rd floor.  Joe Cefaly will discuss EnergyPro energy analysis software at that meeting.  The next week is open and we are looking for a volunteer to do a presentation.  I will be traveling the next week of the 17th and so we will skip that week and use the first week in November as a make-up.  The last week of October we have the Taco VWV Energy Analysis program to discuss.  The first week of November is open and looking for volunteers.  We may open this up to LEED analysis programs as there was some interest expressed.  Pizza and pop provided.  Each meeting is worth 2 PDH CEU credits, so if you are a Professional Engineer this may help.
Last topic is YEA, the Young Engineers in ASHRAE.  Our goal is to foster engineers under the age of 36.  Our chapter and really ASHRAE as a society cannot continue long-term without new incoming (Young and Active) members.  I want YOU to think about how YOU can help identify and inspire young engineers to seek out ASHRAE, attend and become active in the chapter. We have a great Board Of Governors, chairs and Officers.  Some BOG members have been active in the chapter since almost the very beginning.  Guess what, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year!  I cannot say that enough.  We are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year!  A lot of dedication has gone into ASHRAE and keeping our chapter alive, and promoting the vision of ASHRAE.  I personally am inspired by the dedication that many of our members show.  If you are not active and involved in the chapter, I encourage you to get involved.  That's how we make a difference.
Thank you,
Joshua Benoist, PE