June President’s Message

Hello Fellow ASHRAE members!

Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and participants, we had hosted a successful CRC last month. I would like to extend a special “Thank you” to our Past President and CRC committee chair, Tamás Benscik, for coordinating the details and organizing our volunteers.  We made a few motions and collected some awards; exhibiting our value and contribution to the Region.

The year is not over yet! We have some very cool activities still ahead.

Our golf tournament is coming up this Friday, June 2nd. It will be a full day of golf, camaraderie, fun and hopefully some sun. Thank you to our hole sponsors and teams, your contributions will help our Research Promotion contribution. All the profits of our golf tournament are used by ASHRAE RP to fund research.

If you are unable to attend or don’t play golf, contributions to our Research fund may be made on our website HERE.

Our YEA group had a mixer at CRC and a reception hosted by Mechanical Sales at Fremont Brewing. Puget Sound ASHRAE YEA will be hosting a joint happy hour with AIA on June 8th at Paladino & Co. YEA events are open to Young Engineers in ASHRAE and their supporters. They are a great place to make the connections that follow us through our careers. Consider hosting a YEA event at your office next year! Details will come out in the fall or you may contact our YEA committee at YEA@pugetsoundashrae.org.

Our chapter is hosting the HVAC Design I & II training sessions in Seattle this month.  The end of registration is quickly nearing so sign up now for a week-long, intensive practical training on new technologies and systems, fundamentals and design guidance. Course registration is found here:  https://www.ashrae.org/education–certification/hvac-design-and-operation-training/seattle-hvac-design-training-june-2017

Also on our events page, you will find more information about 2015 Washington State Energy Code trainings provided by NEEC in Renton (June 8th), Burlington (June 20) and East Wenatchee(June 22). The trainings are free and offer 3.5 hours of continuing education units (CEU).

And finally, as my term comes to an end, I would like to thank you all for giving me the opportunity to be the chapter president. I have met great people through my involvement, learned valuable skills for the future and appreciated every opportunity to give back to my community. Ballots for our next new Board of Governors member will be coming via email, so please keep an eye out for that. If you would like to volunteer for ASHRAE, please consider joining a committee. The more people we have involved, the easier it is to offer cool activities, informative presentations and productive networking events.

Have a great summer,


Kathi Shoemake, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Your Puget Sound ASHRAE President