March 2017 Print

Message from the President

Happy springtime to everyone! As we all enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather, be sure to check out the calendar and what events the ASHRAE North Piedmont Chapter has coming up!

Thanks to everyone who attended the February meeting, where the chapter hosted Society President Tim Wentz. A great time was had by all and we look forward to having Tim back in Greensboro to speak at the Region IV CRC in August.

Our March meeting is a joint meeting with USGBC. Registration is through USGBC; see the calendar for more information. We also have an April meeting featuring our own Chuck Gulledge, and the chapter is hosting a viewing of the ASHRAE Annual Webcast in late April. Be sure to keep an eye on the calendar and make sure you're registered for all events!

Looking ahead, our chapter is hosting the Region IV CRC right here in Greensboro, August 10-12. If you;re looking to sponsor or volunteer to help, please contact Heather Platt (

In the meantime, make the most of spring in the south!


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Chapter Technology Transfer and Programs

Join us for an evening of festivities, food, and fellowship as we celebrate exemplary examples of sustainable design and leadership in our community.  The 2017 USGBC NC Sustainable Leadership Awards and Piedmont Triad Signature Event will be held March 16, 2017, 5:30 – 9:00pm, at the Milton Rhodes Center in Winston Salem.  The program will feature Councilman Dan Besse discussing sustainable leadership in our region, followed by the announcement of the award winners over 7 categories in sustainable leadership.  The evening will include with time to mingle, eat, and learn about the exciting work being created in our community.

Date: March 16, 2017

Time: 5:30 – 9:00pm

Location: Milton Rhodes Center, 251 N Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101     

Parking is available in the lot across the street from the Spruce Street Entrance, if full there is on street parking available.

 Guest Speaker: Dan Besse, Winston-Salem Southwest Ward Council Member              

Mr. Besse will speak on the topic of what it takes to be a leader in sustainability in the Piedmont Triad Region.  Mr. Besse is an attorney by education and has been in public service in a variety of roles since the mid- 1980s.  He currently serves as the councilman presenting the Southwest Ward of Winston Salem.  Mr. Besse is passionate about protecting and improving our state’s environment.

 Tickets: $50 for non-members

               $40 for members (Including ASHRAE Members)

               $25 for students

Please register via USGBC at:

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Research Promotion

With just a few months to go, our Research/Resource Promotion campaign is still rolling along.  We currently sit at just over $16,000 raised towards our goal of $28,000!  Our North Piedmont Chapter Sponsorship packages play a crucial roll in the campaign's success each year.  Thank you to all our past and current sponsors for your support!  If you or your company would be interested in sponsoring or have any questions, please contact Rob O'Berry for help!

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Calendar of Events

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Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA)

All please be on the look out for next YEA event.  We will be co-sponsoring a Refrigeration Tour in the coming weeks.  More details to be sent out soon.

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Student Activities

The 8th Anually Energy Day at NC A&T will be on March 21st from 9-2 at the Alumni Center.  Please contact me ( if you would like to volunteer your time.  

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Featured Products

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