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President's Message

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We had another great presentation last month by out chapter's own Bill Nelson of GLHN on psychometrics. I hope everyone took away something useful from this presentation. We had 31 total of people attend the meeting and as always we really appreciate the turnout. We received 16 evaluation forms back with a total point average of 98.8 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


December Lunch Meeting

  • Topic: Responsible use of Refrigerants
  • Date: Wednesday, January 11th
  • Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
  • Location: Viscount Suites (4855 E.  Broadway)

Topic Description:
This presentation discusses the practical application of Standards 15, 147 and 34.including how to retrofit existing Mechanical Rooms to meet the Standard.  Emphasis is placed on the safety of the persons and property on or near the premises.  The presentation also discusses the practices and procedures that will reduce emissions into the atmosphere of halogenated refrigerants used in refrigeration and air-conditioning.  Ever wonder why you hear so many different dates on the phase out of refrigerants?  Want to know which refrigerant is being phased out when and what will replace it?  This lecture will describe the current status of refrigerants and provide our best guess on where things are going in the future.

About the speaker:
Julian R. de Bullet has over 30 years experience in the HVAC industry.  His career has concentrated on the applied use of Chilled Water and All-Air systems as a manager of applied equipment sales and as a manager of a service/performance contracting operation.  Mr. de Bullet the Director of Industry Relations for McQuay International, based in Washington D.C. He is responsible for assisting McQuay customers and McQuay sales representatives in HVAC&R system design and specification. He is a member of numerous industry associations concentrating on energy efficiency and responsible refrigerant use.  As ASHRAE Vice President (2001/2003), he served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee and was Chair of Member Council and Publishing Council. He is Past President of the National Capital Chapter and was Director and Regional Chair for ASHRAE Region III. He is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. He chaired the Professional Development Committee and is a member of the Programs and Education Council and the Society Advocacy Committee.  Mr. de Bullet is a Graduate of the London University system in England, where he obtained an Electrical Engineering degree and a Diploma in Marketing.

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Call for Papers Extended for Cold Climate Conference

ATLANTA—The call for papers deadline for the Seventh International HVAC Cold Climate Conference, Nov. 12-14, 2012, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has been extended to Jan. 6, 2012.

Cold Climate HVAC 2012, hosted by ASHRAE, will provide key elements of a strategy by which scientists, designers, engineers, manufacturers and other decision makers in cold climate regions can achieve good indoor environmental quality (IEQ), with a minimum use of resources and energy.

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