Happy New Year, ASHRAE Northeast Chapter Members!  I hope the new year brings health, happiness, and prosperity to everyone in a way that offsets the turmoil of this past year.  It certainly has been difficult, but we will all persevere and be stronger as a result of these challenging times.

I am very happy to announce that our Chapter has achieved Full Circle Plus this year!  I want to thank my fellow Chapter Officers and Board of Governors who contributed to the Research Promotion (RP) Campaign!  It is greatly appreciated and sets a great example for our fellow members to follow.

We currently have raised $1,455 (13%) of our $11,500 RP fund raising goal for the year.  We still have a way to go to hit our goal by June 15, 2021 but there is still plenty of time to donate and show your support for ASHRAE’s industry advancing research and standard development, along with other educational and scholarship programs!

With the Governor’s State of the State Address, it is clear that New York State is setting out to be an example for progressing a “Green Energy Economy.”  Many of those initiatives will be based upon research and standards that ASHRAE has been involved with developing over its 125 year history.  ASHRAE continues to advance sustainable efforts and provide guidance on modernizing our future for generations to come.

As mentioned in the last RP newsletter update, COVID-19 has disrupted a few of our normal RP fund raising techniques.  And with social distancing policies still warranted in the near-term future, those opportunities will continue to be disrupted.  However, donating doesn’t need to occur at an event.  It is as simple as going to ASHRAE.ORG/CONTRIBUTE.

Please note that donations to RP do not go solely into research.  RP funding also goes toward other great elements of ASHRAE such as developing learning and educational programs, scholarships, and the support of Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA).

If you have any questions regarding Research Promotion, please do not hesitate to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your continued support!

Andrew Wilsey

2020-2021 Treasurer / RP Committee Chair