January 2019 Newsletter

January 08, 2019 10:08 PM | Anonymous

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President’s Message

Hope you all had a very pleasant holiday season!

On November 12th, the CNY Engineering Expo Committee had another successful year hosting the 15th Annual CNY Engineering Expo at Oncenter, Syracuse. More than 500 professionals from all over the State participated in the daylong 7-PDH conference. Among of the sponsoring technical societies, ASHRAE hosted the Mechanical/HVAC/Energy session for the 4th consecutive year. We invited T. David Underwood, ASHRAE society pas president, who provided valuable insights on smart grid and commissioning. I, Charles Bertuch, and the other two speakers also presented on ASHRAE standards, energy storage, building envelope, and mechanical engineering failures. I thank you for those who came and I welcome to more diverse topics on Mechanical/HVAC/Energy next year.

Right after the CNY Expo, our Chapter hosted a small-scale trade show and happy hours at Dinosaur BBQ. Thanks to our sponsors (EBS, RL Stone, RF Peck, and Liberty Electric) who made the trade show and happy houravailable!

Figure 1. 15th CNY Engineering Expo Mech/HVAC/Energy session

In December, we had Shaz Syed from Bosch present on boiler design basics. It was a YEA night, we had about 8 students from SU and SUNY ESF come, and those SU students who participated in the ASHRAE sponsored senior project also briefly presented their progress. Thanks to our open-bar sponsor from H&V, it was a good meeting to wrap up 2018. I also presented ASHRAE’s updated cores values, including Excellence, Commitment, Integrity, Collaboration, Volunteerism, and Diversity.

Both our sponsored SU Senior Project and Sustainability Project with Oswego County Opportunities are progressing well, thanks for the BoG members who are leading the efforts. Please refer to their update articles in the newsletter.

On December 10th, I also had the pleasure to visit Rochester Chapter as Regional Vice Chair for YEA and presented a topic on sustainability and resiliency. I learned several things from our well-run neighboring chapter.

Figure 2. Visit Rochester Chapter in their December meeting

As we are planning our annual Clambake first time at the Spinning Wheel, we welcome all of you to reserve the date on Thursday June 13th. I hope to see you at this new venue! Refer to the following article and attached flyer for details.

Our next meeting – the first meeting in 2019 – is a free meeting sponsored by Carrier. I hope to see you at the Dinosaur BBQ on January 9th!



Chonghui Liu

ASHRAE CNY Chapter President 2018-2019

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