About CT ASHRAE's Newsletter
Our Newsletter is published on monthly basis from September-June. It is emailed to our members and non-member mailing list. In each issue we feature information about our montly dinner meetings, membership, special events, ASHRAE news, event photos, member spotlights and more!
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Blair Richardson, PE, CEM
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I would like to thank all of those that made it out last month. We had another great technical presentation from one of our past presidents Barry McGuiness of Buckley Associates. He gave a great presentation of the Kitchen Exhaust and Makeup Air. We also had a good presentation by Peter Levitt on Dust collection.
This month we have we have a special meeting as it is a join meeting with ASPE and will be held at Eli’s on Whitney in Hamden CT. The dinner topic will be present by Rodd Hyatt from HTP Comfort solutions. He will be discussing Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems and Applications. This should be a good presentation for all to come. I hope to see everyone there.
Lastly, I would like to invite anyone who wants to get involved with the CT ASHRAE Chapter to discuss with any of the Board members about the open Committee Positions. These positions are a great way to get involved and don’t take up a tremendous amount of time. I look forward to seeing everyone at this month’s meeting.
CT ASHRAE President, 2017-2018
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Joint Meeting with CT ASPE
Order of Events:
Registration & Networking: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Dinner: 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Presentation: 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems and Applications
Dinner Session Speaker: Rodd Hyatt, Full-product-line Trainer for HTP Comfort Solutions
Wine & Beer Raffle Sponsor: Emerson Swan, Inc.
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CT ASHRAE 2018-2019
We've started planning for next year and we need your help!
Vote for the 2018-2019 Officers and Board of Governors
The time has come to cast your vote for the 2018-2019 CT Chapter Officers and Board of Governors! Please download the ballot, cast your vote and follow the instructions to send back to Bill dunn by 5/9/18 at 5 PM. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.
Contact Bill Dunn, 860.290.6977, email@example.com.
Call for 2018-2019 Dinner Presentations
With only a couple dinner meetings left in the 2017-2018 year, we’re beginning to plan the 2018-2019 calendar! We’d love to hear what our members are interested in learning about next year.
If you or someone you know is interested in presenting at a dinner meeting or tech session, or if you have a topic idea, please contact Jason Urso (2017-2019 Programs Chair and President-Elect) at 413-572-3226. Presentations do not need to be complete at this point. We’re currently looking for presentation ideas and/or topics.
We are specifically looking to fill at least two meetings with consulting engineering firms showcasing one of their designs from a recent project. A field trip to the project location or a presentation of the project would be great!
We’re also considering booking a few offsite tours and/or venues. Please contact Jason Urso with possible tour locations or interesting venues too!
Please join me in welcoming the following new members:
Joseph Masucci (Associate Member) – Buckley Associates
Kevin Bergeron (Affiliate Member) – RST Thermal
Mary Riemenschneider (Member) – Dadanco
Patrick Hafner (Member) – CT Army National Guard
Membership Battle is Back!
Attend our May 10th meeting to see who the winners are for the 2018 Battle!
Become a member at www.ashrae.org and receive a $20 gift card or free meal at our monthly meeting!!! (Must pay CT membership dues to be eligible for the gift card or free meal)
Membership Promotion Chair
Rock Climbing Networking Event
Join us on April 5th in Glastonbury for a fun night of networking and indoor rock climbing. Details and registration can be found here.
Kevin Wixom's Experience at YEA Leadership Weekend in Seattle
I had a really great time at the Young Leadership Weekend (YLW) in Seattle, Washington. This is an event that I think all young professionals should take part in. It gave me a chance to learn about myself and how I interact with others. It also gave me time to reflect on my growth within the HVAC industry and how I communicate with others.
The weekend started off with some interesting ice breakers. We were put into groups of 4 (architect, engineer, vendor and end user) and asked to create an identical Lego structure that was built by the facilitators of YLW. The architect could talk to the engineer, the engineer could talk to the vendor and the vendor could talk to the end user (builder), in that order only. If the vendor had a question, they had to send an RFI down the line and wait to get an answer. This was not only a great way to get to know people but it also showed how information gets passed through the chains of command in the construction industry, and how important it is to communicate effectively.
Next we were put into groups of seven, given a list of riddles and tasked with taking pictures of different landmarks and monuments in downtown Seattle. We had to make sure that our team item and everyone in our group was in the picture. We had to work together to figure out the riddles while also getting to see all the different areas of downtown Seattle. After we got back to the hotel, we put our pictures on a computer and then went to dinner. Both scheduled dinners were located at different breweries with great beer and really cool atmospheres.
The most beneficial day was Saturday. We really dug into our personality profile survey to see why we act the way we do and how we convey information to others. We took time to pick apart the idea of an extrovert and an introvert and why we need both to be successful in our industry. The biggest takeaway for me was understanding the personality areas I am lacking in and how I can work on them to be a more, well-rounded, young professional in the HVAC industry. I also learned better ways to communicate with others that do not have the same personality as me.
I feel like this was such a beneficial weekend for me. I would like to thank CT ASHRAE for allowing me to attend this weekend and Flow Tech Inc. for giving me the push I needed to attend. I hope I get the same opportunity to attend YLW 2.0! If any other YEA members are offered the opportunity to attend a future YWL event, I strongly encourage you to take advantage of the offer!
YEA Scholarship for HVAC Design Essentials Training
Presented by the ASHRAE Learning Institute, the HVAC Design Essentials Training allows attendees to gain the fundamentals and technical aspects to design, install and maintain HVAC systems.
To encourage attendance by young professional ASHRAE members, YEA offers attendance scholarships to the HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials training. The full cost of registration to Level I of this workshop will be covered by ASHRAE. Any additional costs, such as airfare or hotel, are not covered by this scholarship.
The next round of applications will open in May 2018.
Criteria: All applicants must be ASHRAE members and 35 years of age or younger as of July 1, 2018 (student members are not eligible). Applicants will be reviewed based on contribution to the industry, ASHRAE involvement and career goals.
If you have any questions, please contact Rhiannon Masterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 539-1178
Young Members' Guide to Getting Involved in ASHRAE Technical Committees
Getting involved in ASHRAE technical committees allows you to help determine the future of our industry. When you google your name what comes up? Become a TC member and get your name added to the search results!
Being on a committee is a lot easier than you might think!
Finding a Technical Committee: Browse ASHRAE.org, attend Society conference technical programs, ask ASHRAE staff and other committee members! Use the Society resources to find a TC of interest to you.
Volunteer:You don’t have to be a voting member to participate. Offering to help with committee activities allows you learn about the TC and gets your name before the committee as someone who is interested in advancing its objectives.
Capitalize on Your Strengths:Offer to help update, improve sites, develop navigational tools, develop on-line mechanisms to support committee activities.
- Actively correspond with committee leadership and/or assigned mentor
- Offer to support web updates
- Offer to provide updates to ASHRAE groups outside of TC (consider YEA, SA, regional membership, CTTC, etc.)
- Offer to participate in any web-based meetings or events
- Become a corresponding member. A list of corresponding, or non-voting, members is generated at the winter conferences.
- Ask the TC secretary to add your name and contact information so you can receive email announcements and minutes to stay informed.
- TCs have unlimited corresponding members!
Read the full guide here YEA Technical Committees Guide
Check out the Full List of Technical Committees
CT ASHRAE is looking for someone interested in taking over as the Monthly Newsletter Editor!
Benefits of this role:
- Perfect introductory role to CT ASHRAE, or a great way to become further involved
- Option to attend the monthly board meetings
- Interface with board members and industry engineers
- Be in the know of CT ASHRAE happenings
- No set hours, work of the newsletter at your own convenience
Position Start Date:
August 2018, the first newsletter will go out in September of the 2018-2019 Year.
Are you interested?
Become the next member spotlight!
In the Member Spotlight section of the newsletter you'll learn a little more about the member being highlighted from information such as their current job position, how many years they've been in the industry, and fun things like their favorite food. We'd greatly appreciate your help with this section. Please take a couple minutes to fill out the survey/questionnaire to be included in an upcoming Member Spotlight (please note, for CT ASHRAE Members Only). I'd also greatly appreciate if you could email me a picture or two of yourself to include in your month's spotlight.
Please note, once you click the above link it will direct you to the member sign-in page. Once you enter your login credentials and enter the member area, click on "Surveys" in the left sidebar menu under "Member Area". The previous link was not working, but it has since been corrected.
Nichole Petersen, ASHRAE CT Chapter Newsletter Editor
Is advanced technology alone solving the case for energy efficiency?
Delivering meaningful energy efficiency in buildings often requires debunking myths about building products, performance and solutions. This webcast will focus on strategies and policies that dive into deep efficiency goals. Featured ASHRAE speakers will address myths and realities they've discovered through real life experiences. Viewers will learn how a practical design approach can help achieve optimum energy performance in commercial and high-rise residential buildings across the globe. With varying climates and economies, one must consider a holistic approach when assessing a building and its systems.
- Take advantage of the two week On Demand period (April 20-May 4) and schedule your viewing of the webcast around your time zone and schedule
- The On Demand player has fast forward and rewind capabilities — allowing you to view all or part of the program with your members
- Plan a lunch or dinner meeting with your Chapter to view the webcast
- Utilize the resources online to supplement the webcast program
- Earn 3 FREE PDHs
- Chapters who register to view the webcast will earn 100 PAOE points
Visit www.ashrae.org/Webcast for additional information about the program, continuing education credtis, speakers, and registrtion.
Golf Sponsorship Opportunities
The 2018 Golf Outing will be held Friday, May 25, 2018!
To purchase visit the Sponsorship Catalog!
Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities (55+ avg. monthly attendees):
Display Tray sponsor: $100 per meeting
- Choose between a fruit and cheese, or hummus and veggie appetizer display tray
- Complete with company name/logo included on meeting-specific communications, meeting webpage, that month’s newsletter, cocktail hour slides and display table signage
- Verbal recognition during podium time
Wine/Beer raffle sponsor: $100 per meeting
- Benefits Student Activities Fund
- Complete with company name/logo included on meeting-specific communications, meeting webpage, that month’s newsletter, cocktail hour slides and registration table signage
- Verbal recognition during podium time
Vendor Table sponsor: $100 per meeting
- Complete with display table, company name/logo included on meeting-specific communications, meeting webpage, that month’s newsletter, cocktail hour slides
- Verbal recognition during podium time.
Triple Threat Package: $250 per meeting
- Purchase a Display Tray, Wine/Beer Raffle and Vendor Table for the same meeting and receive $50 off!
Digital Sponsorship Opportunities:
Digital business cards displayed on website and monthly newsletter: $250 Sept-June
- Limit to 10 firms.
- Logo included on all 2017-2018 CT ASHRAE meeting announcements, newsletters and sponsorship emails.
- Logo displayed in rotating slideshow on right side bar of website and on sponsorship page.
- Business card featured in monthly newsletters (September-June).
Classified Ads: $100 per month
- Ad posted for 30 days on CT ASHRAE website.
- Ad will appear in that month’s newsletter.
We are more than happy to discuss creating a custom sponsorship opportunity for you. The CT Chapter frequently hosts YEA events that are also available to sponsor. Contact us today to start the discussion.
Have Questions or Want to Purchase Your Sponsorship?
Connecticut Chapter Officers 2017-2018
Please note chairpersons with * in front of their names makeup the chapter's Board of Governors
Committe Chairpersons 2017-2018
Committee Chair Position Available
Chapter Regional Conference
Golf Outing/Special Events
*Brandon Bradley 860.488.0384
Grass Roots Government Activities
*Hank Cullinane 860.528.0081
Richard Melo 203.706.1841
Honors and Awards
*Jason Urso 413.572.3226
*Nichole Petersen 860.221.0880
*Nichole Petersen 860.221.0880
Daniel Cowan 203.701.6165
Brandon Bradley 203.325.9000
Ashely Keller 845.240.0890
University of Hartford Professor C.C. Yavuzturk 860.768.5554 email@example.com
University of New Haven Professor Stephen Ross 203.932.7148 SRoss@newhaven.edu
Eric Fontaine 860.284.5064
Hank Cullinane 203.370.3339
*Mike Davis 860.221.0887
*Blair Richardson 203.683.6930
Evan Benoit 860.221.0876
Kevin Wixom 860.221.0888
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