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May 18, 2020

Entries Now Solicited for ASHRAE UNEP OzonAction Lower GWP Awards

ASHRAE is pleased to announce that entries are now being accepted for the 2020 ASHRAE and OzonAction of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Lower GWP Innovation Awards.

The award promotes innovative design, research and practice by recognizing people who have developed or implemented innovative technological concepts applied in developing countries to minimize global warming potential (GWP) through refrigeration and air-conditioning applications. The award is pa...

You are invited to the Region VIII Dinner at Vito's Chop House in Orlando, FL @ the Winter Meeting on Monday February 3, 2019 starting @ 6:30 PM.

Please contact Randy Schrecengost at SchrecengostRandy@stanleygroup.com for reservations.  If you are bringing guests, please advise Randy of their names.

FULL INVITATION

We look forward to seeing you there! 

  

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ROOTS

On June 19, 1961, shortly after the merger between ASHAE and ASRE, a group in Tyler, Texas petitioned the ASHRAE Board of Directors to form the East Texas Chapter. The Board responded by granting a charter on October 24, 1961.

The founding of the chapter was primarily due to the initiative of Frank H. Faust and Walter R. Yeary.  At that time Faust was Second Vice President of ASHRAE. He became First Vice President the following year and was national President for the June 1963 and July 1964 period.  During this period bo...

Each year, the Region selects a member to shadow the DRC over the course of the Winter Conference, attending all meetings and events.  Here is what our most recent LeaDRS participant had to say: 

Jon,

I would like to start out by thanking you for the honor of being your LeaDRS candidate. I feel fortunate to have been picked for such an opportunity. I am also thankful to society and the region for sponsoring my trip.

It has been a good experience seeing how the DRC conducts his time at the Winter Conference. Even though I h...

More than 30 students attended Region VIII's gathering on Sunday, January 13th, 2019 at the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Atlanta, GA. Students enjoyed a variety of pizzas and soda. Schools represented include: Texas A&M, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Tyler, University of Arizona at Little Rock, and Arkansas State University. Thanks to Chris Ahne, RVC-SA, for hosting this event! 

The Arkansas Chapter of ASHRAE was founded January 27, 1952.  Arkansas Chapter has won (9) Region VIII Golden Gavel Awards for outstanding chapter in a year.  When the Presidential Award of Excellence (PAOE) was instituted in 1970, Arkansas Chapter won 13 consecutive Premier ratings, and twice in that span had Most Points in Society.  Arkansas Chapter has produced (2) ASHRAE Society presidents, Bill Goodman (1999-2000) and Bill Harrison (2008-09), and (4) ASHRAE Fellows:  John Sandfort, Bill Goodman, Sam Cummings, and Darrin...

Don Carter, long time Central Oklahoma Chapter member recently retired from the University of Oklahoma (OU).  He continues to serve the COK chapter in several areas, from helping the Student Activity chairs to manning the registration desk at our Fall RP Golf event. 

For more than 12 years the Construction Science Division (CNS) at the University of Oklahoma was lucky enough to have Don Carter, an experienced and dedicated professional, teaching students about mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.  As a memb...

November 6, 2018

West Texas chapter member Danielle Smith attended the ASHRAE Leadership Conference in May.  Here were her thoughts: 

"I would highly recommend this event to other individuals who want to get more involved in ASHRAE but are unsure how to go about actually doing so.  You will learn a lot about ASHRAE and the different areas within ASHRAE, such as YEA and WiA.  There were many different presentations ranging from how to effectively relay what ASHRAE means to you to another person, effectively managing meetings, and leading...

The West Texas Chapter of ASHRAE was chartered in the fall of 1953, when air conditioning was a burgeoning idea on the high plains of Texas.  In West Texas, our wet bulb depression is 26 degrees, so we have plenty of great weather, and beautiful sunsets.  We are a semi-arid region, with little rainfall and a dry climate.  Evaporative cooling and waterside economizers really work up here!  Our members design, sell and build $100M research labs and medical facilities, but for comfort conditions, we size our HVAC on the sensibl...

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