FEB2013

The Dry Heat Exchanger

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Happy February, we have a busy month! Hope that everyone is off to a good start in 2013! At our January meeting, we were pleased to welcome John Farmerie from Cyrus Rice Water Consultants to discuss Water Treatment for open and closed water systems. I hope everyone took away something useful from the presentation. We had a total of 31 people attend the meeting at Feast. We received 23 evaluation forms with a total point average of 90.2 out of 100. We appreciate receiving the evaluation forms as this helps in selecting future topics and speakers so please keep giving us the feedback good, bad, or indifferent. Additionally, if you have any recommendations for presentation topics and speakers please feel free to let me know- my email address is tom.mcgreal@cas-sw.com.

The 2013 Factory Tour and Happy Hour is set for this Thursday, 2/7 at 3 pm. We will tour the SunDanzer facility (please read about the SunDanzer Refrigeration applications on our website) at 420 E. Aviation Dr, Ste. 110 from 3 to 4 pm, and then meet at the Barrio Brewery at 800 E. 16th St for Happy Hour from 4 to 6 pm. Cost is $10 and includes one drink ticket, we will see you there!

The 2013 Product Show is set for Wednesday February 27 from 3 pm – 6 pm at Pima Community College at Stone and Speedway. We have (3) Silver Sponsors confirmed, and we have had many other table top sponsors and attendees that have RSVP’d. Information on the Product Show can be found on the website for interested vendors and attendees. Please check it out at www.ashraetucson.org. We had over 100 people attend last year, with the response so far we should far eclipse that this year. Thanks for your participation!

The 2013 Tucson ASHRAE Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday April 19 at the Hilton El Conquistador! The shotgun start will begin at 8 am. Information is posted on the website for sponsorships and entry forms. Come join us for some golf and fun!

For our next lunch meeting on Wednesday 2/13, we are pleased to welcome Derrick Denis from Clark Seif Clark, Inc. to talk to us about Indoor Air Quality issues and Mold. Should be excellent information, see you there!

-Tom




FEBRUARY LUNCH MEETING

Topic Description:

You are all professionals in one aspect of the built environment or another, so it makes sense for you promote good indoor environmental quality (IEA). But, what is "good indoor environmental quality?" I will share my expanded definition, which should surprise you regardless of your background. It is based in four criteria, which in their most abridged form include: comfortable, safe, ambient and compliant. As an IEQ expert, I have to be able to see the IEQ forest through the trees of HVAC, plumbing, building material emissions, infection control, occupant activities and so on. Come learn a few new tricks of the trade, and reinforce your base knowledge on this important topic.

About the speaker:

Derrick Denis has been the Vice President of Indoor Air Quality for Clark Seif Clark, Inc. for over 12 years. He has over 18 years experience in the industrial hygiene and environmental, health & safety profession. He has performed, contracted, and/or managed over 13,000 IEQ projects. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Phillips University. He is certified as a Council-Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional (CIAQP) Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC) and Water Restoration Technical (WRT).




JOB OPPORTUNITY

Climatec is searching for a well-qualified applicant to join our technical sales staff. The position is responsible for presenting, demonstrating and providing design assistance for our full line of HVAC equipment and systems. The applicant should possess an engineering degree or have a solid background and experience in HVAC related processes and be familiar with equipment used within our industry. Good communication skills are critical to success in this position. This is a full time position with massive potential and great rewards. If you meet these criteria and are interested in exploring this immediate opportunity please contact Larry Borges larryb@climatec.com 520-352-5223.




ENERGY COMMISSION VOLUNTEER

The Tucson Pima County Metropolitan Energy Commission is looking for two volunteer commissioners. The energy commission is an advisory commission to Tucson and Pima County elected officials on energy issues. ASHRAE does a lot of work in the sustainability area and many of your local chapter members have an interest and expertise in energy issues that would be beneficial to the commission. Meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of each month and run from 7:45 am til about 9:30am. In addition to coming to the meetings the commissioners serve on sub committees in their areas of expertise.

Visit their website at www.mectucson.org

Interested parties can contact Michael Guymon at michael.guymon@treoaz.org or call Vinnie Hunt at 837-6311.




ASHRAE SOCIETY NEWS

Return To Dallas Sees High Attendance, New Technology At ASHRAE Conference

ATLANTA – From technology in the palm of your hand to technology from around the world, the ASHRAE Winter Conference brought attendees all the latest updates in the building industry.

Some 2,840 people attended the Conference, held Jan. 26-Jan. 30, in Dallas, Texas.  Attendees came from around the globe, including India, Latvia, Romania, Thailand and even Uganda, to name just a few.

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ASHRAE Recognizes Outstanding HVACR Industry Achievements

DALLAS– Forty people were recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the building industry at the Society’s 2013 Winter Conference held here Jan. 26-30.
The F. Paul Anderson Award, the Society’s highest honor, is awarded for notable achievement of outstanding services performed in the HVAC&R field. The recipient is Presidential Member Richard Rooley, F.R.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, ASHRAE-Certified Operations and Performance Management Professional.

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 Wilbert F. Stoecker, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member.

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