Hello ASHRAE Northeast Members,
Here we are starting a new ASHRAE year 2020-2021. A year full of challenges, a different and unusual year. We starting this abnormal year with a challenge that threatens the whole world, COVID-19 (Corona Virus) epidemic. This epidemic which made the world stays at home. The world is looking to scientists and physicians to find cure and vaccination. But also, the world is looking to engineers to make buildings, schools, universities, offices, restaurants a safe place to limit the spread of this virus.
ASHRAE was the leader to take a very advanced step and started the COVID-19 Task Force. The task force started to work immediately to provide guidance on how to limit the virus spread in the buildings. They provided a lot of information on the buildings reopening strategies. They provided different measures to help provide more healthy buildings. Also, ASHRAE established a section on the society website dedicated only for COVID-19 to provide a lot of useful and important technical information for HVAC engineers to limit the spread of the virus in the buildings.
Although of all the challenges that we have this year, we at ASHRAE Northeast decided that we need to keep the life going. We need to keep serving our members and our society. We will keep having our monthly meeting virtually until we feel it is safe to have it in person. We will have different activities without compromising the safeties of our members by following all the rules from CDC and the state.
We are looking for volunteers to join our board. We have a few positions and chairs that we are looking for our members to help with.
Young Engineer Committee
Research Promotion committee
Award & Honor Committee
I wish you all to stay safe and looking for serving you.
Ramy Girgis, PE
ASHRAE Northeast Chapter