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Happy Spring Break (= less traffic)!  Unhappy Lost Hour of Sleep! 

Please join us this Thursday evening as we welcome the National ASHRAE President, Sheila Hayter.  Mrs. Hayter is a Senior Engineer with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and was recently recognized by ES Magazine as one of 20 to Watch: Women in HVAC.  She will present her presidential address, “Building Our New Energy Future – What Building Professionals Need to Know about Changes Coming to the Electricity Sector”.  Please invite your electrical colleagues, clients, and any others who would appreciate hearing more about our energy future.  The event will be held at UTSA from 5:30 to 6:30.  A map of the campus showing where to park and where the event will be held is attached.

We will have our regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 19th, at the Alamo Drafthouse North Park.  Steven Lipe with Oslin Nation will be our presenter.  The topic for this meeting will be Pumping Considerations.  This is another great topic for young designers and engineers (and old ones, too).  In April, our topic will be life safety dampers, followed by a presentation on commissioning in May.  We’ll wrap up this ASHRAE year with our annual ethics meeting in June. 

We still have room for a few more teams at our annual golf tournament on March 28, at Canyon Springs Golf Club.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available, too.  Join us bright and early for some breakfast tacos before the shotgun start at 8:00.  Please remember that this is one of our two big fundraisers for the year.  The money you donate supports our Alamo Chapter, scholarships for local engineering students, and national ASHRAE research.  See the attached flyer for more information.   

The annual CRC for Region VIII is right around the corner.  This year’s conference will be held in Cancun at the Iberostar All-Inclusive Resort.  The conference will be held April 11 through April 13.  The meeting schedule is attached.  Hope to see you there!


Rick McHugh, P.E.

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