Home Page

    Welcome to the Central Arizona Chapter of ASHRAE! Check out our Calendar for upcoming events.


    president's Message: AUGUST 2020

    President of the Central Arizona Chapter of ASHRAE
    Roger Kirkman


    Hi, Central AZ Chapter members!  Greetings from your 2020-2021 Chapter President. 

    I am sure you have heard this a hundred times over the last few months, so one more time won’t hurt--- I hope this finds you and yours safe and satisfied in this The Year of COVID-19.  Our 2019-2020 year ground to a screeching halt, keeping us from monthly meetings, our annual golf tournament, our second annual HVAC Design Seminar, and a host of YEA & WIA fun events.  But we did host the first ASHRAE virtual chapter meeting in May, and under Kellie Huff’s leadership, our Chapter finished second in annual PAOE points for Region X.  Thanks, Kellie!

    The new year will be a challenge, with all events likely to be Virtual until at least January, but let’s all hang in there and make the best of our situation.  Now’s the time to take care of some ASHRAE membership housekeeping:  Go to the ASHRAE website and update your Background Profile, apply for a Membership Upgrade if you qualify, check out the available ASHRAE SWAG, books and videos, or just learn more about ASHRAE.  Also, tell us what you like or don’t like as it relates to Virtual Events--- the more we know, the better our events can be.  Send an email to me or any Chapter Officer (an updated Roster of Officers & Committee Chairs is a click away!) and let us know what you are thinking and want to see.

    Speaking of Committees, we can always use your help and input, whether it’s for ideas on speaker topics, fun events (especially now), or how you might want to get involved in the future.  Let us know.

    Our first Chapter meeting will be on Tuesday September 1st, at noon.  We will be sending you invitation details very soon.  Be sure to register, and wear something with the ASHRAE logo on it!!

    Thank you,
    Roger Kirkman
    Central AZ Chapter President 2020-2021


    December Chapter Meeting (Webinar)

    ASHRAE Standard 191 – Efficient Use of Water in Building Mechanical Systems

    Fred Betz, PhD, LEED AP BD+C – Building Performance Consultant, Affiliated Engineers Inc.


    Fred Betz, PhD LEED AP BD+C is a mechanical engineer whose work focuses on high performance design of large healthcare facilities.  As a Building Performance Consultant, Mr. Betz’s project role includes goal setting and then advancing the energy, water, occupant experience and resilience elements of designs.  His practice is international in scope.


    Betz has served as the chair of ASHRAE standard 191 Standard for the Efficient Use of Water in Building and Mechanical Systems for nearly two years. The standard is focused on creating a baseline performance for buildings following a similar pattern to ASHRAE 90.1.  Betz co-authored “Simulating Water: Supply and Demand in the Built Environment” in 2012, which became the basis for the ASHRAE 191 modeling compliance paths, both of which are referenced in the LEED Pilot ACP: Whole Project Water Use Reduction. Betz has presented at ASHRAE conferences, International Living Future, GreenBuild, CleanMed, IBPSA SimBuild, and guest lectures at Colorado University-Boulder, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Southern California, University of Texas-Austin, and Carnegie Mellon University, his alma mater.


    Presentation Title:
    ASHRAE Standard 191 – Efficient Use of Water in Building Mechanical Systems


    This presentation will provide an overview of ASHRAE Standard 191, which is currently in public review.  The purpose of this standard is to provide baseline requirements for the design of buildings, site, and mechanical systems that minimize the volume of water required to operate HVAC systems, plumbing systems, and irrigation systems.


    Zoom Link:
    Join Zoom Meeting


    Meeting ID: 851 5432 5031
    One tap mobile
    +16699009128,,85154325031# US (San Jose)
    +12532158782,,85154325031# US (Tacoma)


    Dial by your location
            +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
            +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
            +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
            +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
            +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
            +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
    Meeting ID: 851 5432 5031
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdHFAkDvZM

    December 01, 2020
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    Zoom Webinar


    Annual Holiday Social

    30 guest limit, RSVP today!

    December 17, 2020
    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    North Mountain Brewery
    522 E Dunlap Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85020


    Intro To HVAC Design

    Tech Sessions


    Unfortunately, due to recent events with COVID-19 and the CDC recommendations of limiting large gatherings, we will be postponing this event to the Spring of 2021. Updates will be provided at a future time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may bring. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact Rick D'Andrea @ [email protected]

    Thank you all for your patience and understanding. Please be safe and take care.

    March 26, 2021
    7:30 AM to 1:30 PM

    Holiday Inn & Suites
    3220 S 48th St
    Phoenix, AZ 85040


    covid-19 contribution

    Our members donated $314.97 to Valleywise Health. This gift is specifically for COVID-19 Emergency Relief.

    The foundation receives allotments from the national stockpile, but since all hospitals are receiving supplies, the shipments are not enough to get them out of the “red zone” on certain items.

    The foundation will buy extra-small N95 masks, surgical and procedural masks, and medium exam gloves.

    Thank you for every individual contribution