President's Message


Eric J. Fontaine


To all Connecticut ASHRAE Members:

My name is Eric Fontaine and I will be your Connecticut Chapter of ASHRAE President for the 2020-2021 Society year. I have been an ASHRAE Member since 2003 and can say I am excited to be in this position and lead this upcoming year. This year has already been a year to remember and there is a lot of uncertainty ahead. Our Chapter has been strong through the COVID-19 pandemic, transitioning from in person technical and dinner meetings to virtual meetings while still bringing quality programs and educational topics to the chapter. As we begin this society year, we do not know what lies ahead; are we going to hold our monthly meetings in person, will we be able to showcase projects and tours, we just do not know.

What I do know is that our Chapter is strong. We have a tremendous group of officers, board members and committee chairs who will continue to bring the level of programming, events, education and training that our Chapter has thrived on for many years. Some would say this could be a lost year with the ongoing pandemic, but we will continue to push and, in the end, come out stronger as a Chapter.

I am looking forward to this upcoming year and serving as your Connecticut Chapter President.

Thank you very much,

Eric Fontaine

CT ASHRAE Chapter President, 2020-2021

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