Presidential Message


Welcome to September in South Texas.  Over this past weekend we had a few cooler days, just enough of a tease to get our hopes up for cooler weather.  Until the cooler weather truly arrives for good, take time to thank your predecessors for developing modern day air conditioning technology to keep us cool, dry and comfortable.

I received positive feedback from several members that really enjoyed the ASHRAE kickoff party, held in August.  All thanks and praise should go to Madison Bryer, Baron Phillips, and Kalib Brignac for coordinating and executing the event.  We would be remiss if we didn’t also thank the many sponsors that donated gift cards or monetary contributions that made the event possible: GBRI, JCI, Carrier, HTS, TAS, MechReps, and Trane.  Thank you, sponsors!

The September monthly meeting was well attended and was very informative.  As representatives of our respective companies, the PACE program is another tool that we need be aware of in order to truly serve our end user/owner customers by presenting them with all available options when considering HVAC/building infrastructure upgrades and retrofits.  PACE, in Texas, is coming and needs to be another arrow in the quiver.

Please join us at the October 20th monthly meeting, to discuss Indoor air quality, cleaning, and energy impacts.  NOTE: We will be meeting at the AIA Center for Architecture located at 1344 S Flores, Ste #102, San Antonio, TX.  New location.  We are currently in need of a sponsor for the meeting.  For a nominal $250 sponsorship fee, the monthly meeting sponsor gets to make an introductory announcement at the meeting, post and staff a welcome table at the entrance adjacent to the main check-in table, and pass out literature to each of the meeting attendees.  This is an available option for any interested sponsor at each of our meetings.  Take advantage of this opportunity and help support our ASHRAE chapter.

***ALERT*** This paragraph, out of all of these, is actually worth reading.  Join us for the November 5th ASHRAE sporting clays shoot on Thursday 11/5. Click Link here for more info: 2015 Alamo ASHRAE Sporting Clays Shoot.   I have it on good authority that Scott Hutcheson will accept any man-to-man (or woman) wager at around $5 per bird.  Take him up on that offer. You'll be fine.

If you have any suggestions on what you would like the local or regional ASHRAE BOG to accomplish this year, please let us know.


Aaron Caldwell, LEED AP