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May 2015 President's Report

William Lee, P.E.

Bill Lee, P.E.

Thanks to Ken Beal of from Enpro Environmental for his talk on “ Indoor Air Quality – Moisture, Contaminants, and More -An overview of common Indoor Air Quality complaints and corrective actions”  I hope we can do more meetings with Indoor Air Quality Association-Hawaii Chapter now that they are a part of ASHRAE.

And also thanks to Steve Krivan of Hays Fluid Controls for his presentation on “Automatic Control Valves” for the do’s and don’ts portion of the program.

I would like to encourage everyone to come to this month’s May meeting. We are going to 3 students from the University of Hawaii Student Branch present their HVAC class design project.  Please come out and support our students. They are the future of our industry.  I would like to have all the HVAC class alumni that had presented in past meetings to attend and support this year’s presenters.  Since you know what it is like to present before an ASHRAE mtg.

Well we are in the final stretch of the ASHRAE year – which will end in June.  May has a lot of great things happening – May 7th is the refrigeration tour at Lanikai Brewery in Kailua – my MBA classmates have started a beer company and we have a chance to get an inside look at a brand new brewery. I’m sure this company is going to be a big success. May 14th is the last chapter meeting of the year and our Region X DRC Karine Leblanc will be visiting, May 19th YEA training continues at InSynergy engineering conference room – on water source heat pumps, and on May 21st is our golf tournament at Pearl country club.  It is sure to be an exciting May.

 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 YEA (Young Engineers of ASHRAE) chairmen – Willie Diguc and Richard Miller.  I’ve mentioned Willie in this newsletter before because he also co-chairs the programs committee.  He is a young bright star in ASHRAE, and not too long ago was in the UH HVAC class giving his presentation to our members as a college senior in Prof. Ting’s class. Willie works for Oahu Plumbing and Sheetmetal.  Richard works for VSI which represents various manufacturers and is very interested in helping save energy.  Richard is a great teacher and volunteered to help with the YEA committee because he saw the need for the young engineers to be exposed to more technical training.  The technical training that he has organized has been a resounding success and all who have attended have benefitted.  Thanks Willie and Richard for all your hard work this year.

            See you all at the May meeting.

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


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