Region IX Chapter 77

February 2017 Message from the President

11 Feb 2017 3:41 PM | Anonymous

Dear Members,

I hope groundhog day found you enjoying the last months of winter before the spring time and new construction gets into full gear.

Thank you to all who joined the Board of Governors on February 3rd for a bowling event at the Main Event. A fun afternoon was had by all!

This newsletter includes an ASHRAE press release from the Winter ASHRAE and AHR Expo. As you can see, this was a very successful event with almost 70,000 visitors. I was among those visitors and I can assure you that the men's bathroom lines were long. The event was very successful and opened my eyes to many new products and systems introduced. With the recent EPA SNAP refrigerants ruling, many manufacturers introduced new ways of being energy efficient and reducing the global warming potential of any refrigerant leaks. I hope you consider going to the semi-annual winter meeting in Chicago 2018.

The ASHRAE Summer meeting will be held in Long Beach California this year. It isn't too early to start making plans to hit the beach!

And finally, just a reminder about the new program we are introducing. The chapter would like to pay for the cost of future chapter leaders to attend this event. The Spring 2017 YEA Leadership Weekend will be held in Denver, CO from March 3-5, 2017. Registration includes hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday, meals during the event (dinner on Friday, all meals on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday), and all necessary materials and resources. Airfare and any ground transportation costs are not included. If you (or one of your employees) are interested in attending, please send me interested candidates!

Feel free to e-mail me at with your thoughts and suggestions.


Stephen Forner

NM ASHRAE President


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