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March 2015 President's Report

William Lee, P.E.

Bill Lee, P.E.

I keep saying each newsletter how the last month’s meeting was a great one, but the February meeting was another great one. Thanks to the 57 attendees who enjoyed the presentation of ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer –Lew Harriman -  entitled “ Diagnosing & Fixing Humidity Control Problems in Real-World Buildings – Tools, Techniques, Case Histories and Practical Suggestions.”  It always amazes me how the really good communicators can convey information so simply and clearly. That certainly was the case in hearing Mr. Harriman’s presentation.  We hope to have him back soon and present for a longer period such as a technical seminar.

Which leads me to the next big thing up is the March Technical seminar on March 13 (Friday the thirteenth again) at the Hawaii Prince Hotel and will be on Indoor Air Quality.  With 4 industry experts speaking throughout the day highlighted by the keynote speaker - Dr. Max Sherman from the Lawrence Berkley Labs, a world class expert on the subject.  This will be a bargain at $100 which includes a light breakfeast, lunch, and an afternoon pau hana.  There will also be a product show- where vendors will have tabletop displays and information of interest to the HVAC community. Please sign up ASAP.

Again, I would like to highlight the behind the scenes people that keep our local ASHRAE chapter running.  This month I would like to introduce our Technical Awards Chairwomen – Lori Arakawa. Lori has stepped into her role with enthusiasm, and diligence.  She has started an energy tips article each month in the newsletter.  I have known Lori from way back when she had just started working for the Navy after graduating from college.  She now works for the Army Corps of Engineers. Thank you Lori.

If you know of any projects that would be a good for the Technical Awards please contact myself or Lori.
Again I would like to thank all of our volunteers, and members for their support and hard work this year. We are in the home stretch with just a few meeting left in the year, but still a lot of other activities such as the golf tournament, and refrigeration tour planned. 

I will be away during the technical seminar but hope to see everyone at the April meeting.


Bill Lee, P.E.
2014-2015 ASHRAE Hawaii Chapter President


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