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September 2018 Print

President's Report

Dear ASHRAE Members and Guests,

It is an honor and a privilege to serve the San Diego HVAC industry as ASHRAE President for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year!  Serving as an ASHRAE Chapter Officer has been an exceedingly rewarding experience, and I highly encourage HVAC colleagues to also get involved locally with your Chapter. In addition to learning about the latest technological advancements in our industry, I have been fortunate to volunteer with many amazingly talented, high-character professionals. 

We are very privileged in San Diego to be part of a unique and storied Chapter.   San Diego’s Chapter offers an amazingly talented roster of Past Presidents and Regional Vice Chairs who stay highly involved and provide consistent support to the current Chapter leadership.  Our Nominating Committees have also been able to consistently recruit remarkable leadership within our Board of Governors and Chapter Officers.  As a result, the San Diego Chapter consistently leads our ASHRAE Region, most recently earning a Special Citation for the Presidential Award of Excellence at the 2018 Chapter Regional Conference in Fresno, CA.  I want to personally thank all the Past Presidents, and current leadership for their assistance in maintaining ASHRAE San Diego’s standard of excellence. 

If you are interested in furthering your career with ASHRAE and the San Diego Chapter, please reach out to myself or any of the other Chapter Officers.  Our list of Programs for the upcoming year is included below.  All meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 11:30 am at The Butchershop in Kearny Mesa, unless otherwise noted.

2018-2019 Calendar

We hope to see you at our next ASHRAE event!


Dennis Shea

ASHRAE San Diego Chapter President

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Next Meeting



This is an UPDATE regarding the status of projects and strategies currently underway within the City of San Diego in pursuit of the goal to acheive 100% renewable electricity and to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emiisions. 

In addition, we are once again recognizing all Past Presidents, so please, join us to thank them for their past/current service to the San Diego Chapter of  ASHRAE.  No charge for Past Presidents to attend. 

Finally, we also intend to recognize those individuals and firms who so graciously donated to ASHRAE Research during the 2017-2018 ASHRAE year.  Please join us to thank them as well for their gracious contribution to ASHRAE Research.

For more information and registration please click here.

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Research Promotion

It is my pleasure to serve as the San Diego Chapter Resource Promotion Chair.  The Resource Promotion team helps raise money for research projects, the ASHRAE Foundation, The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI), scholarships (local & national), & for YEA, the Young Engineers in ASHRAE.  100% of the money invested goes directly toward these important funds and all of these funds have 1 common goal- to improve our industry and make our lives better! 

Our San Diego Chapter should be proud of the fact that we raised the most total dollars for Region X AGAIN!  We Rock!!  In the 2017-18 campaign, we were able to invest over $33K!

A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to the below individual donors, Holiday Party Sponsors, & Golf Tournament Sponsors from the 2017-18 campaign:

Individual & Endowed Investors: 

Bill Reagan, Tiffany Abruzzo, Kevin Blankemeier, Ronald Reece, San Diego SMACNA, Duane Harker, Mark Bender, Hugh Egan, Jason Pavlick, William Bailey, Rick Springe, Mark Silke, Brian Alexy, Andrew Nash, Dee Davis, Paul Vitolo, Heather Schopplein, Eric Sanchez, Dennis Shea, Cindy Moreno, Ray Custodio, Logan Dorrell, Prof David Hill, In Memory of Michael Burgess, In Memory of Terry Erickson:


Holiday Party & Golf Tournament Sponsors:                                                                                                           sponsor 2


Sponsors 3


Sponsors 5


Congratulations & THANK YOU!!

If you would like to participate in fundraising, special activities, or have any RP questions- please contact Tiffany Abruzzo at 602-620-7245/ .  This year our goal is $38,500. 

You can also donate online:         


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Industry Event

The San Diego Chapter has the privelage to host the 2019 Region X CRC as a joint event with Region IX.  This is going to be a great event that will provide crucial training to several Chapters from around the country.  

There are many sponsorship opportunities that will afford a lot of publicity and support the great work that ASHRAE does.  For more information you can go here.

Also attached is the sponsorship registration form.

Lastly, do not miss the video that will surely get you pumped up to be involved and support your industry.

2019 CRC Video

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Holiday Party - Research Promotion Event


The ASHRAE San Diego Party of the year is back!  Join us as we again celebrate as only San Diegians can, at the Beach!  We will have our time-honored traditions of fun, gaming, great food, drinks, fantastic prizes, and networking as we raise funds for ASHRAE Research Promotion!!  ASHRAE President Sheila Hayter will be in attendance this year!  Let’s show her how much San Diego loves ASHRAE!


Take a look at this trailer to get inspired.  

Holiday Party Trailer

Go here to sponsor and register.

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Announcements from Society

ASHRAE Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment Today

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2018, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems establishes minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems. The brand new 2018 edition clarifies compliance requirements, and is updated throughout with enforceable, code-intended language to facilitate adoption of the standard for code and regulatory purposes.


Included in this publication are a description of environmental conditions that promote the growth of Legionella, and informative annexes and bibliography with suggestions, recommendations, and references to additional guidance.


Standard 188 is essential for anyone involved in design, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and service of centralized building water systems and components.

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The work on minimizing the risk of Legionnaire's Disease reaffirms ASHRAE's commitment to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through the arts and sciences HVAC&R. ASHRAE has compiled additional resources from the CDC and others to address this public health concern.

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