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President's Message

RobertHello <<First Name>>!

Although the acoustics were bad, we had a great round table presentation last month by Mike Hoffman, Mik Mikulich, and Tony Sparks on building commissioning and specifically how it relates to LEED. I hope everyone took away something useful from this presentation. We had 35 total of people attend the meeting and as always we really appreciate the turnout. We received 24 evaluation forms back with a total point average of 94.9 out of 100. Remember the evaluation forms help us select future topics and speakers so please keep giving us your feedback- good, bad or otherwise. We are also looking for topics and presenters for next year so if you have any topic requests or suggestions please feel free to let me know - my email address is Please join us for our last scheduled meeting of the year, May 9th when Steve Wait will discuss the Science of HVAC Filtration.


May Lunch Meeting

  • Topic: The Science of HVAC Filtration
  • Date: Wednesday, May 9th
  • Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
  • Location: Viscount Suites (4855 E. Broadway)

Topic Description:

Our topic this month will be presented by Steve Wait, western regional sales manager for PEP Filters. The topic is The Science of HVAC Filtration and general Technology review: Steve will be showing the science principles behind HVAC water filtration. He will also detail cost savings, generally accepted technology, how to size filters, benefits, and limitations. In addition, Steve will be showing some innovative ways to lower water use and provide cleaner systems.

About the speaker:

SteveSteve came to PEP Filters almost two years ago with over 18 years of industrial and environmental water treatment experience. Steve is a self-prescribed Water-geek. For the past few years he had his own consulting company that worked with the industrial clients on water management projects all over the world. In addition, Steve was the Western Regional Filtration Manager for Rain For Rent, where he managed 26 offices on a variety of water filtration applications in the industrial and environmental markets. Steve cut is teeth on Cooling tower and boiler operation when he worked for Nalco Chemical as a Chemical Sales Rep in the San Francisco area. So he fully understands cooling tower applications and would be happy to talk about the correlation to chemistry and filtration. He currently lives in Santa Cruz and you will often find him traveling to meet his needs or at the beach surfing.

Summer Happy Hour!

Come join us for the YEA Summer Happy Hour! Cost to attend is free, appetizers will be provided!

  • Date: Tuesday, May 15
  • Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Nimbus Bistro (6464 E. Tanque Verdeo)
  • Click here to RSVP

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