ASHRAE Tucson Newsletter


I wanted to start by thanking Peter DeMars for speaking to us last month at our lunch meeting. If you missed it, he discussed possible curriculum changes at the UA in various engineering programs to include more HVAC exposure and instruction. He and others in our chapter are working with the UA to bring this more to the front. We should all be interested in getting behind this, because it has a positive direct impact on many of us locally. Well done Peter!
Our October lunch meeting will feature Bill Nelson. He'll be speaking on the factors expected to influence the US energy market over the next several decades. More information and an RSVP link are below. **Note: This is the last month for the "Sustaining Membership" deal (pay $175 for the remaining 8 meetings (Bill's included)), essentially getting one lunch for free.**
In the last newsletter I advertised an ASHRAE race night at the new Autobahn Speedway facility, possibly this coming Friday. At the September lunch meeting I announced that had been pushed back to the spring of next year. I’m sorry to say that currently it had been put off indefinitely. The main reason I say that is to avoid any confusion about dates. So if you hear someone mention it or ask about, you can let them know.
What you can get geared up for is our ASHRAE Trap Shoot coming up this November! Details are below.


  • Topic: Annual Energy Outlook, 2016
  • Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
  • Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
  • Location: Barrio Brewing Company
  • RSVP: Click Here

Projections in the Annual Energy Outlook 2016 (AEO2016) focus on the factors expected to shape U.S. energy markets through 2040. The projections provide a basis for examination and discussion of energy market trends and serve as a starting point for analysis of potential changes in U.S. energy policies, rules, and regulations, as well as the projected energy cost when modeling CHP and Chiller Plants. What every HVAC/Energy Engineer needs to know.

About the Speaker: William "Bill" Nelson   

This year Bill is celebrating 46 years with GLHN .  As an Emeritus Principal of the firm, he is committed to a philosophy of innovative and energy-efficient design.  In the 1970s he developed and implemented the firm’s first energy management program called SAVE (Systematic Analysis of Vital Energies).  Since then, GLHN has become a leader in the implementation of sustainable concepts and value engineering, promoting LEED Accreditation in all four of its disciplines and proactive involvement in the development of wind and solar energy.

Bill has been actively involved in education his entire career, most recently volunteering this year to teach 8th grade classes for Junior Achievement of Tucson -- his involvement fosters an understanding amongst students of the importance between education and their future success.  Bill has also been active in higher education for over 25 years.  He is an adjunct instructor for the University of Arizona Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and is involved with the Pima Community College Curriculum Board.  As an instructor with the APPA Institute, Bill teaches courses on refrigerants and chillers, basic HVAC systems, and utility master planning.  He has also written and delivered over 25 papers and presentations on Utility Development Planning.

For over 30 years, Bill has promoted and support of our nation’s veterans.  As a veteran himself, he has guided the firms work on VA projects for over 35 years and as Project Principal and Lead Mechanical Engineer, he has audited mechanical systems at over 100 VA Medical Centers in almost all 50 states, identifying opportunities for improvements and energy conservation upgrades.




We'd like to welcome our newest members since the end of last year's round of lunch meetings!
  • Mr. Stephen Jewell
  • Mr. Raul Mishiyev
  • Mr. Jay Todd
  • Mr. Brian John Ashe
  • Mr. Suresh Patil


  • Date: Friday, November 4th, 2016
  • Registration will be handled through the Central Arizona Chapter's website. Clicking the thumbnail below will take you there:





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