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The President's Corner

Daniel Daly, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Thanks to everyone who attended the October meeting to hear about ASHRAE’s newest committee, Grassroots Government Activities. In her presentation, Sonya Pouncy reminded us that not only are we a product of our environment, but that our environment is a product of us. She encouraged us to find ways to be an outlet for local leaders so that our skills can be used to advance initiatives that are important to us. Her presentation also reminded us of ASHRAE supported changes foreseen in the industry that will affect our work, like the bEQ program and the adoption of the new 90.1 Standard.

While I am on the subject of positive community involvement, thank you to Kris Schnitgen, Patrick Daffin, and Kyle Waymeyer of KLH Engineers for volunteering to help four University of Cincinnati students with their entry in ASHRAE’s 2015 Student Design Competition. On October 21st, we met with Professor Raj Manglik and the four UC students, to discuss their goals and deadlines for the project. I’m looking forward to seeing how these students and their project develops as the May 5th submission deadline approaches. For more information on the design competition, go to: https://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/student-zone/design-competition.

The November luncheon is not one to be missed! Luke Leung will present Net Zero in Tall Buildings. If you haven’t read Luke’s bio please take the time to do so. In planning for this year, our membership expressed that Net Zero and high rise design strategies were two of the topics they were interested in hearing more about. This month’s presentation not only touches on both of these topics, it also highlights two very interesting projects, the Burj Khalifa and the Pertamina. I hope to see you all on November 11th.

Thanks to Americraft Manufacturing Co., Blackmore and Glunt, KLH Engineers, KZF Design, and PEDCO A&E for being part of the 2015 sponsor board. Please consider joining with a $100 donation to promote Cincinnati Chapter activities throughout next year. Email me to join (ddaly@groteenterprises.com) or just bring your payment (cash, check, or credit) to the November meeting.


Dan Daly