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Region V Chapter Regional Conference

July 25- 27

Member to Member Connection: How to Get Involved in ASHRAE

President's Corner

Efforts of the Society, its members, and its bodies shall be directed at all times to enhancing the public health, safety and welfare.” – ASHRAE Code of Ethics https://www.ashrae.org/about/governance/code-of-ethics


Dear Members and Friends, 

Hope everyone is having a wonderful March, whether it be St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Break, NCAA Tournament Pi Day- hope you were able to celebrate with your favorite equation, dessert, beverage, or pizza! The ASHRAE Cincinnati Activity is in full swing, as we had a great meeting on Professional Ethics on Tuesday (approx. 60 attendees, including ASPE) and one more chapter meeting before our May golf outing to wrap up our 2023-2024 chapter year. Our February meeting was the best attendance I can remember in 5+ years. We had 62 attendees to hear about the Ohio Mechanical Code Updates. Thank you to our Treasurer, Patrick Fernbach- who presented the content and kept it lively and engaging- tough to do with the subject matter. I sent out the content in two attachments. The file size was a bit large, so if you didn’t receive, send me an email and I can resend it to you in a smaller file size. Reminder: April Chapter Meeting is on Tuesday, 4/9- 11:30am-1pm. This will be a joint meeting with the local AEE Chapter.

• Location: University of Cincinnati- Digital Futures Building: 3080 Exploration Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45206 ROOM 140

• Topic: Inflation Reduction Act and 40% Tax Credits for Thermal Storage

• Speaker:

Bruce B. Lindsay, PE, CEM is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer (DL) and Program

Chair for ASHRAE TC6.9 Thermal Storage. He is currently the Business Development

Leader for Trane’s Thermal Storage Systems and focuses on the investment tax credits in the

US Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Mr. Lindsay has been involved in thermal storage for over

30 years and was the Executive Director of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Thermal

Storage Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was recently the Energy

Manager for Brevard County Public Schools (Florida), where he had 84 schools of which 20

had ice storage systems.

Young Engineers of ASHRAE (YEA) upcoming Children’s Hospital Plant Tour. Tentative

plan is for Wednesday, April 3. YEA Chair Maggie Norbut and Board Member Tom Maxey are

finalizing the details/times, yet are hoping to have a happy hour afterwards to discuss the visit

and network. Address is 226 Erkenbrecher Cincinnati OH 45229 - There will be a parking lot

entrance at that address and Tom can have the gates open to park.


ASHRAE Regional Technology Awards - 2024 Submission Deadline May 31. Here are

some details on the program Technology Awards Program (ashrae.org)

Please let me know if your firm plans to enter and submission go directly to

Matthew Klok, CEM, CBCP, CEA



Cell: 260.740.6383

Chapter Regional Conference (CRC): Time to get Registered! July 25-July 27 this

summer, we host the 2024 Summer ASHRAE Region V CRC. The website, links for the Westin

hotel and Eventbrite are on our CRC page and it’s all live


We are requesting donations to help our chapter fund and are also creating sponsorship

opportunities for this large event for the chapters in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. For a

donation of $100, members and friends will receive a gifted Single Barrel selection in an

ASHRAE Cincinnati engraved New Riff Single Barrel bottle. See Nick Brown or a board

member to arrange your delivery! We can also accept Venmo, PayPal via Seth’s account,

contact me at 513-222-9472 or ashraecincinnati@gmail.com

2024 ASHRAE Cincinnati Golf Outing:

We are excited to have the ASHRAE Golf Outing is right around the corner. Thanks to all that

have signed up teams and entered sponsorships! We are hosting it at the Hamilton Elks Golf

Club again this year on May 16th. We had a great turn out for golf and dinner last year. Make

sure you sign up early to guarantee a spot. Goal is to have it filled by mid-April.

Kyle Browning (kbrowning@b-g.com) has been a great help with organizing and launching the

website for sponsorships and registration. Please contact Kyle with any questions



ASHRAE Society Job Board: Reminder that members and member companies have this

ASHRAE site as a resource to post open roles, etc.: jobs.ASHRAE.org


Open Chapter Roles: We are working on our 3-5 year succession planning and are

looking to add to our board for future chapter leaders. We have an opening for one

additional “At Large” BOG member, a Government Affairs, and Research Promotion

Committee Chairperson.

Please let us know if you’d like to discuss joining our board. We are always looking for

volunteers to serve on various committees.

Thank you to everyone for making this a terrific ASHRAE Cincinnati Chapter year!