The end of another great year of ASHRAE meetings and events is upon us! Come, join ASHRAE’s Northeast Chapter Tuesday, May 21st at the Italian American Community Center. Our lunch meeting’s registration will begin at 11:30 am, with buffet style lunch opening @ 11:45 am, immediately followed by our presentation. This Month’s Speaker is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer!

This Month’s Topic: The Un-Ethical Engineer

As Presented By: Mr. Devin Abellon



The integrity of the HVAC industry is dependent on sound technical design, reliable products, skilled construction practice, and consistent maintenance and operation. But another critical element that is sometimes overlooked is professional ethics. As members within the HVAC industry engineers, contractors, architects, manufacturers, vendors, and building owners are expected to exhibit the highest standard of honesty and integrity to safeguard the confidence that the public has in us.  In this very competitive climate, however, it is sometimes tempting to "bend the rules" to some degree in order to gain an advantage over competition or to simply get the job done on time. But how much is too much? Is there a clearly defined line between ethical practice and "just the way things are done?"

“The (un)Ethical Engineer” is an interactive, multimedia, dramatic presentation that explores these issues through the eyes of a well-intentioned engineer.

This program is anticipated to be approved for 1.0 PDH credit and also qualify for the professional engineer ethics training requirement!

About the Speaker:

Devin Abellon, P.E., is the Business Development Manager for Engineering Services at Uponor North America. He has over 24 years of experience in the HVAC and plumbing industries with a focus on sustainable building design and construction. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a registered professional engineer in California and Arizona. Abellon is an active member of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He serves on ASHRAE Technical Committee TC 6.5 Radiant Heating and Cooling, the Conferences and Expositions Committee, the Society Nominating Committee, and is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.


Save the date for a night of Trivia and fun with Membership Promotion: on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 5:30 pm at Fort Orange Brewing, 450 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12204. More information here

Save the date for our annual golf outing, which will be held at Western Turnpike again this year, on Friday, September 20, 2019! More information will follow.


Thank you,


Kevin Houghtaling, BEAP

ASHRAE NE President-Elect 2018-19

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