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President's Message

BuzzHello <<First Name>> - I hope you had a great summer!

The 2010-2011 ASHRAE Tucson Chapter season has begun and I am excited to be a part of it. This year we have some great lunch meeting topics, a few events, and even a brewery tour planned. Our Golf Tournament this year will be held on Friday, April 29th at the El Conquistador Country Club. We are still in the planning/organizing stage for a Product Show, and will keep you posted on the details. To see the full list of upcoming lunch meeting topics, visit our website at You can also download the form for a Sustaining Membership, which gives you all 9 lunches for the price of 8. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at

Big thanks to Robert Kunkel, Tom McGreal, Mik Mikulich, Dave Tyrrell, Charles Amerise, Charlie Velasquez, Paiman Owtad, Rebecca Tarantino, and Dave Brown for volunteering their time to help organize the 2010-2011 season.

Please note that we have made a couple changes for this season:

Meeting Dates: 2nd Thursday of each month

Lunch Prices: $25 for members, $30 for non-members
Sustaining Membership Price: $200 (only available for members)

I'm very much looking forward to seeing everyone at our first meeting.


September Lunch Meeting

  • Topic: Project Delivery Methods: Round Table Discussion
  • Date: Thursday, September 9th
  • Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
  • Location: Old Pueblo Grille (NE corner of Broadway/Alvernon)

This round table will discuss and share their views on a number of project delivery methods. While there are many categories and variations/combinations, in the interest of time, this round table with focus on the primary methods including: Design-Bid-Build (DBB), Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR), Design-Build, and Owner-Build.

There will be a representative from the following industry players:

  • Owner - Private Industry
  • Owner - Public Sector
  • General Contractor
  • Subcontractor
  • Architecture/Engineering Firm
  • Architecture Firm

This promises to be an engaging and an informative session with questions welcome from the audience.

Sustaining Membership

If you are a member of ASHRAE, to help with the chapter cash flow and offer members an additional inducement to attend, we urge you to participate in the Sustaining Membership Program. Your Sustaining Membership will allow us to plan effectively and make early commitments for meeting programs. A Sustaining Membership covers all 9 of the lunch meetings for the 2010-2011 season. Sustaining Membership is only offered to members of ASHRAE.

Please use the form below and send your payment as soon as you can. We have proven in the past that participation by the members in the Sustaining Membership Program pays off in higher quality programming, better attendance and greater participation, all of which are critical to the continued success of the Tucson Chapter.

Click here to download the Sustaining Membership Form


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Standard 90.1 Featured in ASHRAE Fall Courses

Two new courses related to Standard 90.1 are part of the 12 online professional development courses being offered this fall by ASHRAE through the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI). ALI courses provide professional development through in-depth information that is timely, practical and advanced beyond a fundamental level. The online courses allow attendees to log in to learn from anywhere with an Internet connection. Course participants earn three professional development hours, .3 continuing education units, or three American Institute of Architects learning units for each seminar completed. Courses are instructor-led, drawing upon professional knowledge of leading practitioners.

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Encouraging States to Meet Building Energy Codes

As the developer of the nation’s first standard for energy efficiency in buildings, ASHRAE applauds a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy regarding funding to states to implement the most current energy codes.

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is seeking proposals to support activities related to the adoption and implementation of the most current building energy codes. Proposals must address activities to adopt the target codes, which includes ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, training activities or activities that advance the state’s level of compliance with state building codes. States are allowed to partner with technical and other organizations, such as ASHRAE, and consultants in their proposals.

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Buzz Wright

Robert Kunkel

Tom McGreal

Buzz Wright


Mik Mikulich

Member Promotion:
Dave Tyrrell

Student Activities:
Charles Amerise

Research Promotions:
Charlie Velasquez

Charlie Velasquez

Paiman Owtad

Past President:
Mik Mikulich

Rebecca Tarantino

Dave Brown