Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October 2010 Chapter Meeting - Energy Plan for City of Norfolk

Thanks to John Deuel for excellent presentation at October Chapter meeting. John comes from Keeping Norfolk Beautiful.

More Pictures

Friday, October 15, 2010

2010 E4K Roast - Habitat for Humanity Pictures

Chefs Larry and Rusty with Habitat's Helen Sommers
 Great Event and Great Weather with one week weather postponement.  Food was great = Thanks Larry and Rusty! 

For more pictures go to this link: 
E4K 2010 Curtis Jackson Pictures

E4K Pictures ASHRAE

Photography by Curtis (Thanks Curtis!)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

E4K Postponed until Thursday, October 7th!

Hello Everyone!

The Energy 4 Kids Pig and Oyster Roast for Habitat for Humanity has been postponed until Thursday, October 7th due to inclement weather.  Please check website and blog for update.

Thank you!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

President's Message 2010/2011

Welcome back from the summer hiatus and we are excited for a great 2010/2011 ASHRAE season in the Hampton Roads Chapter.  The last several years have been very successful for the Chapter and I look forward to working with the board of governors, committee chairs, and chapter membership in growing the trend of success.  I want to recognize last year's Chapter President, Gary Hayden, for his leadership and dedication to the Chapter and local community.  Thank you!  In addition, thank you to all our officers, committee chairs, volunteers, and event sponsors who supported and contributed to last year's success.

Our major focus this year is to increase chapter membership as well as increasing volunteer support amongst the board of governors and committee chairs.  As a result of the hard work from past presidents and board members, we have awarded most board positions and committee chairs, BUT we always need more volunteer support.  We are searching for a volunteer candidate who is interested in the Treasurer's position.  This position will offer opportunities for personal and professional growth as well as a leadership role amongst your colleagues and peers in the industry.  We welcome anyone who is interested in volunteering whether it is for a board position, a chair position, or an event "one and done" position.  As ASHRAE members, we are the technical leaders in providing energy efficient buildings for the sustainable future.  Many of our members not only use ASHRAE standards on a regular basis, but some serve on Technical Committees that write ASHRAE standards.  Please do not hesitate to contact any current board/chair members and ask how you can get involved.  You will not regret this opportunity!

Our first chapter meeting will be the 3rd Annual ASHRAE/IFMA "E4K" Pig and Oyster Roast Event for Habitat for Humanity to help improve their facilities' energy efficiency.  The event is this Thursday, September 30th from 4pm to 8pm at Talbot Hall in Norfolk, VA where we will have amazing food, cold refreshments, live entertainment, and fun times.  Please visit our website for more details.

Subsequent chapter meetings will provide a look into industry trends through technical presentations by knowledgeable speakers, possible project tour for a "hands-on" experience, satellite broadcast, scholarship golf tournament, research promotion "Night at the Park" fundraiser, and ASHRAE/IFMA Holiday party this December.  Event dates and topics are under construction and will be available in the near future.  Our technical sessions offer a great opportunity for you to earn Continuing Education credits for your career development.

Our success comes from you and we depend on your feedback.  Please contact me or any board members should you have any questions, comments, or require additional information.  Our communication to the membership will be through the chapter website, the chapter blog, and an occasional email blast.  Please bookmark us in your favorites and see you at our chapter meetings and events.

Thank you,

Rob Ainsley

Friday, June 18, 2010

ODU Engineering - Summer Camp Scholarships

HRC ASHRAE is pleased to announce a contest for 3 scholarships for middle school students to the ODU Engineering Summer Camp for Family and Friends of ASHRAE Members.

Students shall meet the eligibility requirements as specified by the ODU entrance forms and apply for selection based on a contest. The contest will be to provide a 8.5 x 11 drawing/ schematic of the students heating and air conditioning system where they live.  Drawings are to be prepared unassisted with a pledge statement from the student stating that the work is theirs. No computerized drawings will be accepted. The students name, address and phone number as well as e-mail address if available and pledge statement will be placed in lower right hand side of drawing. No other identifying names will be allowed on the drawing.  

Pledge Statement: I __________________ drew this drawing. 

Drawings that do not have this information in lower right hand side will be disqualified.

Drawings are to be mailed: Gary Hayden, P.E.  531 West 24th Street, Norfolk VA  23517

Selection will be made by 2 school teachers independent of ASHRAE and names will be covered during selection process. The final 5 will be contacted by phone and asked questions about their drawing to decide the final 3.

Questions = e-mail: 

Post Mark DEADLINE: July 15th 2010

Camp Session: August 2 - 6   2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

2010 Spring Golf Tournament - Sleepy Hole

Thanks to all our supporters and those that played in this years Spring Golf Tournament for our scholarship fund. We had great weather and fun was had by all.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

The Solar Panels for St. Mary's are up and the system is working! Thanks to all the volunteers from the Pig Roast all the way to the end with the carrying out of the empty boxes that the solar tubes arrived in.

A special thanks to our partner IFMA, St. Mary's Maintenance Staff, Solar Panel's Plus and Discount Plumbing for product and installation assistance.

Go to link below for more pictures of install day
Solar Panel Install Day - St. Mary's

Sunday, March 14, 2010

March Chapter Meeting News

Jim Pfefferkorn spoke on Mission Critical Facilities infrastructure designs. It was a very interesting topic and he shared both his experiences as well as rules of thumb that left everyone with the information needed to get off to a good start with what is expected to be involved in this type of design and planning work.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ODU Engineering Student Night - Basketball Hospitality - Feb 3rd

HRC ASHRAE has put together a great opportunity for our membership to get to know ODU engineering students as well as a way to promote a student chapter that we have been striving to re-establish.

We are quickly approaching the night of the game, please Go to our website for more details:

Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

ODU Scholarship Recipient

ODU / HRC ASHRAE awarded the Gordon Webster Zipperer III Endowed Scholarship to Jeffery Remich.

The Gordon Webster Zipperer III Endowed Scholarship was established by the Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (HRC-ASHRAE). The purpose of this scholarship is to promote, heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning engineering education at Old Dominion University. Must be a full-time undergraduate student studying Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology. Student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, be a rising senior or in senior year. Preference is given to student membership in the ODU Student Chapter of ASHRAE.