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    president's Message: december 2020

    President of the Central Arizona Chapter of ASHRAE
    Roger Kirkman


    Fellow ASHRAE Central AZ Chapter Members,

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!  Halloween, Thanksgiving, and now Christmas… 2020 has slipped away, with the New Year just a few days away.  Wow!  I guess we better all get our New Year’s resolutions list put together.  You go first!

    Despite not being able to meet monthly in person, we have had a pretty eventful Chapter year--- our make-up golf tournament was a great success, as was our I-10 Challenge Trap Shoot with the Tucson Chapter, and the turnouts for our Virtual Monthly Meetings have been fantastic (as have been our Distinguished Lecturer Speakers).  We are going to keep the momentum going for our January 5th Virtual Monthly Meeting with a fantastic topic (“Data Center Industry in 2020 and Beyond”) presented by one of our Chapter’s own (former Chapter President Robert Sty, PE).  Be sure to register for this Zoom Webinar event on the Chapter web site ASAP if you have not done so already.

    As Calendar Year 2020 closes, we want to look back on an important part of our Chapter’s reason for being--- Research Promotion--- and thank these Individuals and Organizations that donated at Honor Roll levels for the 2019-2020 Chapter Year:



    Arizona Control Specialists                          
    Bob Langmade Memorial (Norman S. Wright SW)
    Environ Applied HVAC Systems
    Pearson Engineering Associates, Inc.      
    Russell Sigler Inc.             
    United Metal Products



    Steve Blau (deceased) Don Brandt Austin Condin
    Rick D’Andrea  Prakash Deshmukh Dave Downing
    Steve Durand Meg Gates Jim Hart
    Kellie Huff James Kennelly Roger Kirkman
    Mike Kraemer Jon Kuderer Bill Truett
    Diane Langmade  Timothy Mitchell Tyson Padgett
    Colin Laisure-Pool Beau Turner  


    If you are looking for a worthy cause for your annual donation dollars, we hope you will join these Members and contribute to ASHRAE Research, whether it’s in Calendar Year 2020 or 2021.  A Donation Portal is located on our Chapter webpage to make it easy.  If you have questions, contact RP Chair Matthew Watters at [email protected]

    Happy New Year!!  See you at the January 5th Virtual Meeting!

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


    February Meeting

    Overview of ASHRAE Guideline 36 - High-Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems

    Eric Koeppel, P.E., CEM, CxA


    Eric has over 25 years of experience in building systems controls, commissioning, and energy analysis. He is a Senior Engineer in the Phoenix office at McKinstry, where he executes commissioning and control system upgrade projects. Eric is a Professional Engineer (P.E.), a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA), and a voting member of the ASHRAE Guideline 36 committee (since it was formed in 2014). He holds a bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering.


    Presentation Title:
    Overview of ASHRAE Guideline 36 - High-Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems


    The presentation will provide an introduction and overview of Guideline 36, including example air-side system sequences. The purpose of ASHRAE Guideline 36 is to provide uniform sequences of operation for HVAC systems that are intended to maximize energy efficiency and performance, provide control stability, and allow for real-time fault detection and diagnostics. The Guideline was first published in 2018 for air-side VAV systems and will be reissued in 2021 with addendums and hydronic (central plant) system sequences.

    February 02, 2021
    11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

    Zoom Webinar


    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