As we transition to fall and cooler weather, your BOG/Leadership group has been hard at work planning our monthly meetings and fall events. Our September virtual monthly meeting was tremendously successful with over 170 participants. We want to thank our speaker, Brandon Damas with HTS, for the great presentation on the current pandemic and how it relates to our industry.
We also hosted a sold out Clay Shoot tournament in the month of September where we raised over $3,000 for Research Promotion. Thank you to all the participants and most importantly THANK YOU to our RP Chair and Committee for putting together such a successful event. Your eﬀorts are always appreciated.
As we look forward to our fall golf tournament at the Cowboys Golf Club, I urge you to sign up early for teams and sponsorships as spots ﬁll up very quickly. Be on the lookout for more information from our RP Chair, Henry Holmes.
I would also like to announce that we have started hosting in-person YEA Happy Hours so we hope to see you at our next YEA Happy Hour.
Stay well, stay blessed.
2020-2021 ASHRAE Dallas Chapter President
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General Chapter News
ANNUAL FALL GOLF CLASSIC 2020
Sponsored by: McMillan & James Equipment Company
Thursday -- November 12th, 2020
Sign up and pay at www.dallas-ashrae.org under the “Calendar”
Fall Golf Tournament Sponsorship Opportunities
Date: November 12th, 2020 Location: Cowboys Golf Club
Breakfast Sponsor: $1,000 (1 available)
Note from the President-Elect/CTTC Chair
A huge thank you to Brandon Damas with HTS for his presentation last month of COVID-19 Pandemic Technology Considerations. We had 172 participants on the Zoom call. One of our largest ever Monthly Meetings. Thank you to everyone who attended. If you are interested in any topic for 2021 or have anything you would like to hear more about in the coming months feel free to send me an email at [email protected] I am looking forward to this month's presentation and hopefully doing more of a hybrid meeting for our November presentation.
Eric Borders, President-Elect and CTTC Chair
October Lunch Meeting
Where: ZOOM meeting – Stay Tuned for email invite with login details
Topic: Ionization Technology and COVID-19
Presenter: Dan Rellihan
Dan Rellihan is the Vice President Commercial Sales for Plasma Air International in Stamford, CT. A graduate from the University of Kansas, his 34-year HVAC career includes work as a Development Engineer, Inside Sales Engineer and Regional Sales Manager at Tempmaster Corporation in Kansas City from 1985 to 1988. In 1988, he went to work for the Trane Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania as a Marketing Engineer. In 1992, he relocated to Trane’s Waco, Texas facility where he served as Marketing Manager through 1993. In January 1994, he moved back to Kansas City as the new Product Marketing Manager for Ruskin Company. The next 21 years at Ruskin included numerous roles on the senior executive team and he joined Johnson Controls as a Channel Vice President in 2015 after JCI purchased Ruskin. After JCI, Rellihan joined Plasma Air to grow their distribution network.
Future Lunch Meetings and Topics
November 11th, 2020 – IAQ and Cognitive Functioning in High Performing Buildings presented by ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Brian Monk of Carrier
December 9th 2020 – Joint Meeting with Ft. Worth ASHRAE stay tuned for details!
Honors & Awards
September 2020 Update
Have you thought about which building you can submit for our Dallas Chapter technology awards? Last month my article had a typo; the deadline for submissions is December 18th, not September 18th. That's three more months you have to prepare your submission! If I can help you in any way, please let me know!
Honors & Awards Chair
It’s BACK! Submissions now OPEN for 2021 ASHRAE Dallas Building Technology Awards
Get yourself and your firm recognized for a great design project! And the best part? I will personally help you put together the application.
This program recognizes excellence in building design. We have up to 21 awards up for grabs! Buildings that qualify are:
- Occupied no later than September 1st, 2020
- New, existing, and building commissioning projects in one of these categories:
- Commercial Buildings
- Institutional Buildings
- Health Care Facilities
- Industrial Facilities or Processes
- Public Assembly
First-place winners in the Dallas competition will be automatically submitted to the regional competition, and regional winners will be advanced to the Society competition. Society winners will be featured in the ASHRAE Journal.
YEA & Student Activities
NOW is the moment our students really #needhelp!
I volunteer as the ASHRAE Dallas Student Activities chair this year and am looking for MEP professionals to share their knowledge, career path, and example projects with students at UTD and UNT. DM me if you're up for this!!! The semester's ALMOST OVER so please STOP ignoring and START doing ⏰
Topics can be your favorite heat transfer principles, psychrometrics, Green Design, what do sale engineers do, EIT/PE certification, or anything engineering inspirational you can think of. We will be using online communication (Virtual Meetings) so this will only cost you time.
Please please consider this opportunity to volunteer and inspire the next generation. If you were a student, you know what it's like struggling to understand #hvac, so lets stop that experience from repeating, especially during this uncertain time.
#whereareyou #community #ASHRAE #sharing #giveback #UTD #UNT #students
Minh Vu, EI, LEED Green Associate
Engineer | Mechanical
TLC ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS®
8350 N. Central Expy., Ste 775
Dallas, TX 75206
october 2020 YEA Happy Hour
Last month we had our first YEA Happy Hour since the beginning of quarantine, and we had a great turnout at the Rustic. This month we are happy to have Uponor sponsor our happy hour event at Katy Trail Ice House, we hope to see you there!
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Katy Trail Ice House
Address: 3127 Routh St, Dallas 75201
Women in ASHRAE
I am currently planning our first event, which will be in the October - November timeframe. Please stay tuned for more information on the event!
Women in ASHRAE Chair
Government Affairs Committee Update
Hello ASHRAE Dallas Chapter! As we ramp up for Election Day on November 3, 2020, we want to share what the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force (ETF) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has researched and developed for Polling Locations and Voters. If you plan on voting in person or venture out in public, please protect yourself to reduce the risk of contracting and help stop the spread of COVID-19 by following the CDC Guidelines.
ASHRAE ETF has developed ASHRAE Guidance for Polling Place HVAC Systems. And, the CDC has established their Considerations for Election Polling Locations and Voters. Both documents contain similar recommendations which are summarized below:
- Workers and voters should follow CDC guidelines
- Wear face masks
- Practice social distancing including crowd/line management and separate entrance/exit
- Employ hand/respiratory hygiene
- Stay at home if feeling sick
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and voting equipment
- Use single use objects, such as pens
- Ballot cards should be disinfected between use
- Ensure ventilation systems are operating properly
- Provide MERV-13 filtration or portable HEPA air cleaners
Consider bringing your own pen to sign the ledger, early voting to avoid crowds, vote at off-peak times, or mail-in voting. Lastly, take a moment to review Guidance from other organizations, agencies, and associations, such as the World Health Organization and Environmental Protection Agency.
I can be reached at 321.282.8816 or [email protected]. Looking forward to a great year – stay safe and healthy!
A Message from the Editor
Hello ASHRAE Dallas, your Newsletter Editor here again!
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A quick reminder that our October Lunch meeting is on 10/14 via ZOOM (followed by our YEA Happy Hour at Katy Trail Ice House), and the ASHRAE Fall Golf Classic is on 11/12.
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