On January 15, 2021 the Northeast Chapter celebrates 70 years as a Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). ASHRAE is celebrating 125 years as a Society.
The charter meeting was held January 15,1951 at Panetta’s Restaurant in Menands, NY. Society President Lester T. Avery presented the “Empire State Capital” Chapter Charter of the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (ASHVE) to temporary President Robert Taylor. Mr. Taylor accepted the Charter and became the first Chapter President. The chapter is the ninth chapter to be chartered by the Society.
Harry Levine was the first President of the Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of the American Society of Refrigerating Engineers. (ASRE)
In 1959 the two Societies merged to form the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The name of the chapter became the Northeastern New York Chapter. Muncy E. Waddell was the chapter president.
In 1991 the Chapter President was Joseph K. Ting. The name of the chapter was changed to the “Northeast Chapter” partially in response to the closing of the Western Massachusetts Chapter.
April will celebrate our Life Members at the chapter meeting. I invite all Life Members to attend the April meeting.
Submitted by Chapter Historian,
Stan Westhoff (2/2021)
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February Chapter Meeting: "Sensored or Sensorless Variable Speed Pump Control, Which is best for your system?"
Join us tomorrow for February's Chapter Meeting on "Sensored or Sensorless Variable Speed Pump Control, Which is best for your system?.
Reminder : Please Register for the monthly meeting in two places!
1. First on the ASHRAE Northeast Chapter website. Click the link below to go to the event page, log in and "click to attend".
2. Register here with the GoTo Webinar
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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).
Thank you for your continued support!
2020-2021 Treasurer / RP Committee Chair
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