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President's Message

BuzzHello <<First Name>>!

I hope everyone is enjoying our nice cool weather as of late. We had another great turnout (40 people) for our October lunch meeting. Big thanks to Jack Geortner for discussing with us the topic of Underfloor Air Distribution.

It's time already to start thinking about the 2011 Golf Tournament! See below for more information and contact Charlie Velasquez with any questions.

Our meeting topic this month will be on Energy Simulations and LEED, with our speaker being Henny van Lambalgen of Quest Energy Group. To see the full list of upcoming lunch meeting topics, visit our website at

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


November Lunch Meeting

  • Topic: Energy Simulations & LEED
  • Date: Thursday, November 11th
  • Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
  • Location: Old Pueblo Grille (NE corner of Broadway/Alvernon)

HennyWith more and more projects pursuing LEED certification, energy modeling is playing an even bigger role in project design. It directly or indirectly impacts over 30 credits under the new LEED v3. We will discuss applying ASHRAE 90.1, Appendix G with a focus on mechanical systems. It will provide a comparison between ASHRAE 90.1, Chapter 11 & Appendix G.

This topic will be presented by Henny van Lambalgen of Quest Energy Group. Henny is the founding principal of Quest Energy Group and is responsible for the management of all building simulation and software related projects at Quest. He has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry with a focus on building energy consumption. He is an expert in the use of building simulation software for determining the energy and economic impacts of alternative building architectural features and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems.

2011 Golf Tournament

GolfWe are looking for sponsors, players, and prizes for our 2011 golf tournament. Though the tournament has raised a lot of money for scholarships over the years you may not realize the different needs of the Tucson HVAC community that have also been funded through the golf tournaments. Proceeds from the 2010 Golf Tournament funded the $6,000 needed to teach the 2010 spring semester HVAC course at the U of A.

With this year's tournament we are aiming to fund student scholarships and ASHRAE Research Promotions. If you are interested in participating as a player or sponsor please fill out and return the golf tournament registration form. As you'll see on the registration form there are already sponsors signed up for the tournament. Sponsoring early lets everyone see that you are sponsoring throughout the year instead of only the month or two prior to the tournament.

Download Form Signup Online

Tour & Andersson Seminar

The Tour & Andersson Hydronic College will present the seminar "The Three Hydronic Conditions" in Phoenix on November 3, from 2-8pm at Chase Field. The TA Hydronic College is an education resource for hydronic engineering in Europe and other world markets, attended by over 3,000 design and facility engineers annually. In 2010, TA began presenting the seminars in North America, in concert with Victaulic. The seminar is free, and is presented vendor-neutral. Certificates of Attendance are provided for PDH. Seminar attendees will receive complimentary dinner and refreshments, and a copy of the reference book "Total Hydronic Balancing" by Robert Petitjean. To register, go to

Standard 90.1-2007 Available as Free Download

ATLANTA - In order to move the industry forward toward more energy efficient design, ASHRAE is making it easier than ever before to access its flagship energy standard, 90.1, available as a free download for a limited time. Through a funding contract with the Department of Energy, copies of the I-P edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are offered free as a downloadable PDF.

Download the PDF here:


Winter Conference Held in Las Vegas


Las Vegas, Nev. continues to build upon its reputation as a vibrant showcase for the extraordinary by offering the grandest hotels, the biggest stars in entertainment and, of course, the brightest lights. It’s no wonder that the world's biggest HVAC Expo and the largest membership-based HVAC&R engineering society have chosen the city as the site of the ASHRAE 2011 Winter Conference and AHR Expo.

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Click here to download the AHR Expo invitation

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.

Kelly, Wright & Associates is seeking a Mechanical Engineer with design experience in both HVAC and plumbing systems for commercial buildings. Send resume to Company website:

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