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The President's Corner

Pete Rasche

Greetings! It is my honor to serve as your ASHRAE Cincinnati Chapter President for the 2018-2019 year. Our chapter has been a strong, vibrant, and active chapter within ASHRAE Region 5 for a long time, and I plan to do my best to continue that tradition. However, as is the case in any strong organization, the leader always has a great group of individuals supporting him/her, and I'm happy to report that our Board this year is just that.

I would first like to thank Edwin Porter for the fantastic job he did as president for the 2017-2018 ASHRAE year. Though a lot of what chapter presidents do is behind-the-scenes and often goes unrecognized, I can attest that Edwin was extremely organized disciplined, and most of all, passionate about performing his duties
and guiding our chapter in the right direction. I hope I am able to continue the course he has set.


Our first meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, October 9th, at our usual location. As some of you may have noticed towards the end of last year, it is now under new ownership. What was the Crowne Plaza is now the Quality Hotel Blue Ash. Same place, different name. We are pleased to announce that we are starting the year right, with an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer ("DL"). Our speaker will be Mr. Chris Muller, from Doraville, GA. Chris is an expert in the field of filtration and has an astounding TWENTY-ONE approved DL presentations on topics regarding filtration and its applications in energy savings and air quality. Chris will be presenting, “Moving
Closer to Net Zero Buildings with the IAQ Procedure of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016”. Unfortunately, with the hotel changing ownership, and the increasing costs of reserving our meeting space every year, we are going to see an increase in the cost of our monthly meetings. This is the first price increase in over five years. We are happy to report we have kept the cost increase to only $5 per registrant category. New prices are reflected in the registration, which you can do online here:

As always, we ask that you try to register ahead of time so we have an idea of attendance, even if you pay at the door when you arrive. In the interest of space, I'll keep it simple and say please do read through this entire newsletter Lots going on!

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions, comments,
concerns, or suggestions:

Pete Rasche - prasche@pedcoea.com - (513) 919-8796