Welcome to ASHRAE West Virginia's Total Building Performance Website

Next Meeting -  September 9th
Topic - “Refrigerant Update:  Are You Prepared for the Next Transition?”
Presented by Kenneth Young, Chapter Program Chair  and Samuel Butzer Chapter

Location - Fireside Grille, Hurricane, WV (I-64, exit 34, 3 blocks south)
Time: 11:30 Lunch, 12 Noon - 1 pm Program, Cost: $15 Chapter Member, Others: $20.

President ASHRAE WV Chapter Presidential Message – Sept 2016
The West Virginia Chapter of ASHRAE is on the precipice of becoming a Premiere Chapter; currently there are only 8 within this top-rated, international society.  As the current president of WVASHRAE, I can only hope to continue on the path our previous chapter Presidents Todd Zachwieja, Grant Spencer and Jennings Davis have tirelessly laid forth.  I want to give thanks for the opportunity to work with an excellent group of volunteers doing great work for West Virginia.  So thank you WV ASHRAE, and thank you West Virginia!

I would like to acknowledge two of our chapter members for their recent accomplishments.  Fellow/Life Member Art Hallstrom was awarded the ASHRAE Society Government Advocacy Award and James Lowry was awarded the Region VII 2015-2016 Chapter Program Star Award.  Congratulations to you both. 

Throughout my presidency, I will also acknowledge the local businesses dedicated to supporting WVASHRAE.  Initially, I would like to thank the companies supporting our Chapter Leaders:  Allegheny Design Services, Midwest Spec., Pickering Associates, Rigney Digital Systems, Trane, ZDS Design/Consulting Services and ZMM Architects & Engineers.  Thank you for allowing them to commit their time and thank you for the financial assistance; your support is very much appreciated.

I look forward to a great year of quality events and pertinent presentations with knowledgeable speakers and great people.  I look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationships with WVAIA, WVUSGBC, WVSHE, EEWV and many more. 

Please take a moment to check out our website www.wvashrae.org and be on the lookout for website updates and information on upcoming events.

Lastly, if you are interested in contributing your time to enhancing and securing the future of WVASHRAE, or you would like more information on how WVASHRAE can benefit you, please contact me personally.

Thank you,
Samuel Butzer, PE, LEED AP BD+C
President ASHRAE West Virginia Chapter

Future Meetings (All tentative)

October 14th – meeting:
                Location = TBD (possibly the Holiday Inn in South Charleston)
                Topic = Tentative Joint meeting with WVSHE, WVAIA on Controlling Legionella
November 11th – meeting
December16th – meeting
January 12th – Update and Tour of the Big Charleston Convention Center project.

Feb 9 - Doug Zentz, ASHRAE DL Speaker
February 19-25th  – Engineer’s Week
STEM Activities = TBD (K-12 and WVU/Marshall)
March 22nd – EXPO meeting, Location = Civic Center - Dennis Knight, ASHRAE DL Speaker
May  – WV ASHRAE Training and Trade Show, Location = Flatwoods
May – “High Performance School Buildings” Day
There will be a fundraiser at ZMM for the WVU Solar Decathlon team (TBD)

Four Student Branch Meetings are planned at WVU in Morganton and at Marshall in Huntington

Upcoming meetings by Associate Societies:
WV-AIA has a meeting scheduled on September 23rd and November 18th.
WV-USGBC has a tour of a LEED building set for October 5th

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To join the WV ASHRAS Chapter or pay WV Chapter Dues use the membership info link. Chapter members get discounts on most chapter events and will get all of our newsletter/mailings. To be a chapter member you need to be an ASHRAE Society member. You can join one or more chapters  if you wish. 

The  ​West Virginia Chapter of ASHRAE provides technical. leadership and education support to the WV Building Owners and Design + Construction + Support Community. Local focus areas: green buildings, energy efficient buildings, Indoor air quality, water management, energy codes, refrigeration, HVAC, energy recovery, zero energy use - primarily in non residential buildings.  ASHRAE is an international organization of over 54,000 members.  ​​

This web site is maintained by the WV ASHRAE Chapter. It does not present official positions of the ASHRAE Society nor reflect Society policy. ASHRAE chapters may not act for the Society and the information presented here has not had Society review. To learn more about ASHRAE activities on an international level, visit the ASHRAE home page at http://www.ashrae.org.  Webmaster: Art Hallstrom, art@ahallstrom.com  Date last updated: Summer 2016.

Copyright WV ASHRAE. This web site is maintained by the WV ASHRAE Chapter of ASHRAE. It does not present official positions of the Society nor reflect Society policy. ASHRAE chapters may not act for the Society and the information presented here has not had Society review. To learn more about ASHRAE activities on an international level, contact the ASHRAE home page at http://www.ashrae.org.