April 2017 Print

Message from the President

As the seasons start to change, our chapter is wrapping up our normal year and preparing for the summer. North Piedmont's own Chuck Gulledge is presenting at the April meeting. The chapter is hosting a viewing party for the ASHRAE webcast on April 20. The chapter will provide snacks and refreshments - just be sure to register for the free event online. 

As summer begins, we will host our annual golf tournament. Come support the chapter and enjoy a wonderful course. North Piedmont is hosting the Region 4 CRC in August at Grandover. We would love to have high participation from our chapter as we prove how spectacular the North Piedmont chapter is to the region. Please contact a chapter officer for more information and to get involved. 

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Chapter Technology Transfer and Programs


ASHRAE Standard 188 establishes minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems.

Included in this publication are:

  • Description of environmental conditions that promote the growth of Legionella
  • Informative annexes and an informative bibliography that contain 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.

North Piedmont member Chuck Gullege will discuss the creation of this standard and his involvement on the SPC (Standard Project Committee).


Charles E. Gulledge III, PE, HBDP, LEED AP is a current ASHRAE Vice President, serving on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.  He is a former ASHRAE Director-at-Large.  Gulledge has served as past Chair of the ASHRAE 2011 Energy Modeling Conference, Chapter Technology Transfer Committee, and Technical Committee 7.1:  Integrated Building Design.  He has served as member of the Handbook Committee, CTTC-RVC for Region IV, President of the North Piedmont Chapter, and as the ASHRAE Liaison to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).  Gulledge has received the Distinguished Service Award, Regional Award of Merit, Chapter Service Award, and the Dan Mills Technical Award.

In his role as the liaison to CSI, Mr. Gulledge was intimately involved in the overhaul of the MasterFormat 2004 (MF04) specification organization structure.  He remains a MasterFormat Accredited Instructor for CSI.

Mr. Gulledge has presented multiple presentations on the Integrated Design Topic as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and an ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) Instructor.  He has provided outsourced ALI instruction to organizations such as the New York City Transit Authority and NAVFAC.  Additionally, he participated as a speaker for the ASHRAE Satellite Broadcast on Integrated Building Design.

Mr. Gulledge is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with the design/build firm of AC Corporation in Greensboro, NC.  He has over 31 years of experience in the HVAC industry.  A licensed professional engineer in the states of North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia, and Alabama; he received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

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Calendar of Events

  • April 20 - ASHRAE Webcast, 1pm at Hoffman & Hoffman Register for the free meeting here
  • May 26 - Golf Tournament Register here

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