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President's Message

BuzzHello <<First Name>>!

It was great seeing everyone at the April lunch meeting. Big thanks to Rebecca Tarantino for filling in and discussing with us the topic of Heat Reclaim in CHW Systems.

I hope everyone had a good time at the Golf Tournament - congratulations to the winners! If you have any feedback regarding the golf tournament (time, location, etc.) please contact Charlie Velasquez.

Our meeting this month will be a little different - we will be touring the Nimbus Brewery! We will meet at Nimbus (3850 E. 44th St) at 1:15pm. The tour will start at 1:30 and end around 2:15. After the tour we will have lunch and drinks and if you are able to you can stick around as long as you'd like.

I'm very much looking forward to seeing everyone at the May meeting!


May Lunch Meeting

  • Topic: Nimbus Brewery Tour
  • Date: Friday, May 13th
  • Time: 1:15pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: 3850 E. 44th St. (near Palo Verde & Ajo)
  • Click here to view map.

Nimbus2001 marked the arrival of new state-of-the-art 35-barrel high-pressure steam-fired brew house manufactured by JV Northwest. It is the crowning accomplishment in Nimbus Brewing Company's major brewery expansion that began in June of 2000 with the arrival of James Counts, Managing Partner of Nimbus Brewing Company. With almost 1,000 barrels of fermenting capacity, they boast an annual production capacity of 22,500 barrels (about 45,000 kegs) of beer. The Tucson-based Nimbus Brewing Company now owns the distinction of being the largest brewery based in the state of Arizona. Their three 150-barrel fermenters standing almost 30 feet tall and each holding almost 5,000 gallons of beer are a sight to behold for any lover of quality micro-brewed beers and are a testament to the demand for our products throughout Arizona and the surrounding region.

Note: Your lunch payment of $25 (members) or $30 (non-members)
covers your tour fee, lunch, and 2 drink tickets valid for soda or beer.


ASHRAE Seeks Public Comment

ATLANTA – To ensure a sustainable future, the greatest opportunity lies in modifying existing buildings. Only 2 percent of construction projects are for new buildings, while 86 percent of construction dollars go into renovation of our existing building stock.

ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) are revising ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 100-2006, Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings, to provide greater guidance and a more comprehensive approach to the retrofit of existing buildings for increased energy efficiency. The standard was first published in 1981, and the need for its requirements has grown as more attention is paid to improving energy in our current building stock.


ASHRAE Funds Undergraduate Project

ATLANTA – A toolkit to help better understand the impacts of building construction related to net zero energy targets is being developed by undergraduate students in their senior year through an ASHRAE Undergraduate Senior Project Grant.

The grants, totaling some $65,000, are awarded by ASHRAE to colleges and universities worldwide to promote the study and teaching of HVAC&R, encouraging undergraduate students to pursue related careers. The grants are used to design and construct projects.


Employment Opportunities

TME, Inc. Consulting Engineers seeks a ME. Requires a PE with 5+ years of Healthcare, Labs, Higher ED, or Central Power Plant experience. Fax resume and questions to 520-323-2382. Review our company at

M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. is seeking a Mechanical Engineer – Commercial: 10 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering design of commercial and institutional HVAC & Plumbing systems required. Manage projects from proposal stage through deliverables to the client. BSME, P.E., AutoCAD, LEED, and Microsoft Office required. Send Resume/Cover Letter (MUST LIST POSITION) to M3 Engineering & Technology Corp., Attn: Human Resources, 2051 W. Sunset Rd., #101, Tucson, AZ 85704, Fax 520 293-8349, Email to:, EOE.

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