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President's Message

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We had another great presentation last month by ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Julian deBullet on the current state of refrigerants in our industry with a glimpse into where the industry is going from here. I hope everyone took away something useful from this presentation. We had 29 total of people attend the meeting and as always we really appreciate the turnout. We received 25 evaluation forms back with a total point average of 92.2 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


February Lunch Meeting

  • Topic: Acoustics
  • Date: Wednesday, February 8th
  • Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
  • Location: Viscount Suites (4855 E.  Broadway)

Topic Description:
The current approach to designing air handling systems and acoustics will be discussed. Typically, one must design the entire air distribution system in order to determine if that design meets the acoustic goal. Many times the answer comes back – “No!” By then, the building design is too far advanced to accommodate the lowest energy acoustic solutions. Often, the performance of the air handling equipment, and thus the owner, are then penalized for the life of the equipment.

About the speaker:
Steve Dikeman is the President of AcoustiFLO LLC located in Boulder, Colorado. He has been in the HVAC business since 1977 and has had a specific focus on central fan equipment for the past 15 years. Steve presently serves on the AMCA fan committee.

Groundhog Day Happy Hour

Come join us for Groundhog Day Happy Hour at 1702 (1702 E. Speedway) on February 2nd from 5-7pm. Cost to attend is FREE, and apetizers will be provided by ASHRAE! Please RSVP so we can get a head count.

  • Date: Thursday, February 2
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Location: 1702 (1702 E. Speedway)
  • Click here to RSVP

2012 ASHRAE / USGBC Trade Show

The 2012 Trade Show will be a Collaboration between the ASHRAE Tucson and the USGBC Arizona Chapters to promote technologies, sustainability, and opportunities in the building construction and HVAC industries. All proceeds will go to further the missions of each organization. Light food and refreshments will be provided. Attendance is FREE!

2012 ASHRAE Golf Tournament

Come join us for the ASHRAE Tucson Golf Tournament! We are seeking corporate sponsors, contest sponsors, and hole sponsors. Reserve your foursome today!

  • Date: Friday, April 27
  • Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location: Arizona National (9777 E. Sabino Greens)
  • Click here to Register

New Book Offers Guidance on Implementing Energy Savings Plan


ATLANTA – Guidance on increasing energy efficiency in existing buildings through measuring and tracking efficiency and implementing an efficiency plan is featured in a new book from leading built environment organizations.

Energy Efficiency Guide for Existing Commercial Buildings: Technical Implementation provides clear and easily understood technical guidance for energy upgrades, retrofits and renovations by which building engineers and managers can achieve at least a 30 percent improvement in energy performance relative to a range of benchmark energy utilization indexes. It features practical means and methods for planning, executing and monitoring an effective program, based on widely available techniques and technologies.

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ASHRAE Recognizes Outstanding HVAC&R Industry Achievements

CHICAGO – Thirty-six people are being recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the building industry at the Society’s 2012 Winter Conference held here Jan. 21-25.

The Hall of Fame, honors deceased members of the Society who have made milestone contributions to the growth of HVAC&R technology.

The recipient is Presidential Member Roderick Kirkwood, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member.

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