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January Lunch Meeting

January 13, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Meeting Via Zoom

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Letter from the President-Elect:

A huge thank you to the Ft. Worth Chapter for helping us put together our joint presentation.  They brought in two great speakers (Kent Beason and Mike Brown) to host a joint discussion on fostering collaboration throughout the energy modeling process. Thank you to everyone who participated in our yearly ugly sweater Christmas contest.  Again, I think the Dallas Chapter came out in force and our president, Ermias, definitely would have won if it was in person this year.  Due to the current pandemic situation and what has been coming down from society we are going to continue our virtual presentations through the end of the year.  The next two months we have some great DL's and society members stepping in to present for our chapter.  Starting with a panel discussion with TC 1.7 committee chairs for our yearly ethic presentation.  You do not want to miss out on your ethics PDH for the year so stay on the look out for the meeting invite and zoom meeting info!


Eric Borders, President-Elect and CTTC

Dallas January Ethics Virtual Meeting


When: 01/13/2020

Where: Zoom Meeting

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Topic: TC 1.7 Ethics Panel Discussion

Presenters: Kristin Schaefer, Mike Bilderbeck, and Jennifer Leach

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, the attendees will be able to...​

  • More thoroughly understand the ethical climate as ruled by the NSPE.
  • Distinguish ethical issues from non-ethical issues and when to speak up.
  • Apply a heightened awareness of ethical issues in day- to-day job functions.
  • Describe how to apply ethical concepts to dealing with owners and constructors.


Speaker Bios

Kristin L. Schaefer, P.E.

Kristin SCHAEFER is a licensed professional engineer (PE) and a licensed secondary teacher (grades 6-12), both in Texas, as well as the owner of her own consulting firm, Schaefer Engineering.  She obtained both her bachelor's and master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering (ME) from Texas A&M University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston. The first part of her career was spent designing residential split system HVAC equipment and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) units for Trane in Tyler, TX.  Kristin has taught about design, engineering, and manufacturing to students of all ages in various places including to preschoolers via Schaefer Engineering’s STEM outreach, to senior mechanical engineering undergraduates at Texas A&M University, to eighth graders in KatyISD at Beckendorff Junior High, and to freshmen mixed major undergraduates at the University of Houston. 

ASHRAE service: Kristin has been involved with ASHRAE since entering industry from college! She served the East Texas chapter in Tyler through all the chapter roles, including two terms as President (while she still qualified for YEA).  She also has served as Student Activities Chair and as K-12 STEM Champion for the Houston Chapter, where she initiated the ongoing Houston Chapter sponsorship of an annual Texas A&M Senior ME Design Project focused on the ASHRAE Student Design Competition problem. She has been involved in SPC 118.2 and TC 2.2, and is still active in TC 1.7.  To note any potential biases: Kristin is the SME (subject matter expert) for the 2017 ASHRAE eLearning course, “Ethics for the Built Environment Professional Engineer”.

Kristin is also a wife and mom of one.

Mike Bilderbeck, P.E., FASHRAE

Mike BILDERBECK is the chief mechanical/fire protection engineer and a principal owner at Pickering Firm in Memphis, TN, where he has worked for 40 years. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in 23 states.

ASHRAE service: His ASHRAE activities include the Board of Directors and several committees, including Nominating Committee and Technology Council.  He currently serves on Society Rules.  Mike holds the member grade of Fellow, and holds the Exceptional Service Award.

Mike is also a karate teacher at Contender Ministries in Memphis and the proud father of two and grandfather of two.

Jennifer Leach, P.E.

Jennifer LEACH is the director of engineering for United Energy Products, a manufacturer’s representative in the Baltimore/Washington market.  Her specialties include equipment selection, specification and design assistance for hydronic systems.  Ms. Leach is a graduate of the Architectural Engineering program at Penn State and is a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland.

ASHRAE service: She is very active in ASHRAE, volunteering in the Baltimore and National Capital Chapters as well as Society.  At the Society level she currently serves on the Technical Activities Committee as the Section Head for Section 1 technical committees. 

You may download the certificate for this session by clicking on the link on this page or by returning to it later for a limited time. 
Of course, the honor system applies and only actual participants in this session should claim this CEU/PDH. 

Meeting Etiquette:
Make sure you follow good virtual meeting etiquette by keeping your mic muted until the Q&A and feel free to type in your questions in the chat window during the session.  We will do our best to get as many questions answered as possible while respecting the time constraints of the conference. 
Please refrain from distracting others and crosstalk during the presentation and respect our presenter by keeping competitive products out of the discussion (if applicable).

Forget to download your PDHs from previous meetings?  Go to the Previous Meetings page (drop down under Events top menu) and find the session you need to download the PDH for that meeting (if applicable).

Future Lunch Meetings and Topics

February 10th, 2021 – ASHRAE DL Pam Duffy Presenting – Don’t miss this one to help with our current pandemic crisis!


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