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President's Message

April 2019

Wow! It's hard to believe that the end of this ASHRAE year is coming, with just one more meeting left! I can't tell you how honored and privileged I feel to have been your ASHRAE New Jersey chapter president this year. We started this year with some rather lofty goals and I feel that we are on track to meet most, if not all, of those by the end of the year. We could not have done it without the hard work and dedication from the chapter officers, board of governors, committee members, members, speakers and everyone in between! Thank you, everyone! I appreciate each and every one of you for making this a spectacular year. Let's keep the momentum going for next year and years to come!

I would like to point out some special things that we did this year that I am extremely thankful for and proud of:
  • Hosted Region I CRC (Chapters Regional Conference) in Jersey City
  • Our 1st Government Advocacy Day at the capitol in Trenton
  • Total of 3 Young Engineer's (YEA) Events - Top Golf, Devils Hockey Game, Red Bulls Soccer game
  • Attended several student outreach events at NJIT, Stevens IT and Princeton
  • Re-activating student chapter at Stevens IT
  • Increased YEA membership by 15%
  • Launch our 1st LinkedIn Page

I would like to thank from Benny Walsh for his presentation this month on Displacement Ventilation in Schools. We learned that even though this technology has been around for many years, it is always important to stay up to date with new codes, standards and design methods for each application. Displacement Ventilation is a great tool to have in your toolbox when looking for a flexible solution for saving energy and improving air quality. The presentation was excellent! Thank you again, Benny!

On April 18th, we had our annual PDH Day where we had the privilege of hearing from Gordon Sharpe from Aircuity on Healthy, Airside Solutions to Significantly Reduce Your Building Carbon Footprint and Slashing Lab and Vivarium Building Energy Use by up to 50%. Each of the presentations were extremely informative in explaining the issues and benefits of demand control ventilation and ways to save energy in labs. The presentations were SUPERB, and we would highly recommend it to other chapters and organizations. Thank you so much, Gordon! Thank you also to Daikin Applied for hosting us in Jersey City and making everything go smoothly!

A couple reminders...We will be having our annual golf out in June. Flyer coming soon!

Don't forget to "like" our new LinkedIn page! See here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ashrae-nj/

The next YEA event will be the New York Red Bulls soccer game on Wednesday, May 8th. Please get your RSVPs in ASAP to Yao at yao.dong@jci.com.

We will be having our annual golf out in June. Flyer coming soon!

This month's meeting is on Tuesday, May 7th and is Back to Basics night and we will be hearing from ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, Pam Duffy, who will be presenting Energy Recove... for people! Managing Stress at Work. As "construction season" begins, this is sure to be a presentation that you don't want to miss! I think we can all benefit from hearing about ways to manage stress. We will also be announcing officer nominations and voting on final officer selections for the 2019/2020 ASHRAE year. This is a great opportunity to recognize all of our current and upcoming officers to thank them and wish them luck for next year. See you all then and we are looking forward to a great turnout for our last meeting before summer break!

Thank you again for everyone who made this your possible! This was a special year for me and I have found my time serving ASHRAE New Jersey very rewarding. I value all of the relationships that I have made and I look forward to the next stage of my involvement with the chapter.

"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." - Zig

Ryan Diaz