ASHRAE Tucson Newsletter


Remember to mark your calendars for Friday April 28th, the day of our
ASHRAE Tucson Golf Tournament!
Thank you to our sponsors, and to all the teams and individuals who have already signed up! CLICK HERE for the Eventbrite page with tournament information and registration for players and sponsors.

Another fun event we're lining up is an ASHRAE night at a Tucson Roadrunners hockey game. The date we're looking at is Tuesday March 28th. Game time is 7pm against the San Antonio Rampage. Be watching for more information on how to get your tickets.


  • Topic: Primary Heating/Cooling Plant Strategies & How to Maximize the Energy & Financial Savings

  • Date: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
  • Location: Barrio Brewing Company
  • RSVP: Click Here

This workshop focuses on strategies to improve efficiency of central heating and cooling plants applicable to single building as well as multiple buildings in a campus setting. You will learn about various configurations of equipment arrangement, operating parameters, piping distribution systems, primary utilities and environmental regulations associated with primary heating and cooling plants.
The workshop further discusses low temperature chilled water systems application that can operate with high overall efficiently, use smaller distribution piping network, and save the end users significant fit out costs when compared to traditional temperature systems.  
Read more about the workshop by clicking on the RSVP link.

Jim Vallort, Fellow ASHRAE, Distinguished Lecturer

Jim Vallort, Fellow ASHRAE, is executive vice president, Environmental Systems Design, Denver, Colorado. A 300 person full service Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Technology consulting firm that provides design, commissioning and consulting services worldwide.

Jim Vallort is a member of the Society Finance Committee and Vice Chair of the Society Planning Committee. Jim previously served on the ASHRAE Society Board of Directors as a vice president (2014 to 2016), Director at Large (2005-2008) and as Region VI director and regional chair (2001-2004).

He is a past president of the Illinois Chapter in 1999-2000. Vallort is the recipient of an ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award and ASHRAE Fellow. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University.



  • Speaker: Joe Buffalin
  • Topic: Air Cooled vs. Water Cooled Chillers
  • Date: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
  • Location: Barrio Brewing Company



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