Ryan MacGillivray

posted May 17, 2012, 9:23 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon
Membership Promotion
2011 - 2012 ASHRAE Saskatoon Membership Promotion Chair - Ryan MacGillivray

Hello!  We are approaching the end of another ASHRAE year.  I hope it has been a good year for everyone.  The new 2012 HVAC Systems and Equipment handbook will be sent out around May 28th.  Everyone should receive their handbook by the end of June.  The membership dues for renewals after July 1st will be increased to $190.  If you renew by June 30th, you can save $5.  Please also pay for the local dues, and consider donating to ASHRAE Research along with your renewal.  There is also an option to purchase either the two or the three year membership.

ASHRAE has published a new website, ASHRAE wiki ( www.ashraewiki.org), which contains common definitions for terms found in ASHRAE standards and other publications.  It contains over 6,000 terms related to buildings with a particular focus on mechanical, envelope, electrical, lighting, load calculations, design, water design/conservation and energy use and measurement metrics.

Did you know:
The ASHRAE website has links to preview (for free!) Standard 62.1-2010, Standard 62.2-2010, Standard 90.1-2010, Standard 90.2-2007, and Standard 189.1-2011?
All of the current standard addenda are available to review?
The Advanced Energy Design Guide series recently published the 10 volume, dealing with 50% Energy Savings for Large Hospitals?  These are available for free download!  Do you have your copies?
You can get the corrections to the previous handbooks? (http://www.ashrae.org/resources--publications/handbook)

Thanks to everyone who showed up for our April meeting.  Those in attendance were Ryan MacGillivray, Jack Scott, Jonathan Bushman, Bill Dean, Tyson Smith, Greg Scrivener, Jeff Frie, Blake Erb, Michael Nemeth, Justin Gallagher, Jean Garez, Marcel van den Hurk, Mike Osborn, Kirk Nagus, Christine Rogers, Eric Russell, Pierre-André Ranger, Kirk Campbell, and Kevin Hudson.  I hope to see everyone again. 

All new members are provided with a complimentary 12-month subscription to ASHRAE Handbook Online.  The new members and associates will receive an email message with instructions on how to access their complimentary Handbook Online subscription.  This is a one-time benefit for new members, and at the end of their subscription, they will be prompted to renew to the Handbook Online at the $49 member rate.  If you have accessed the online handbook, let me know what you think.  

I would like to welcome the following people who have joined ASHRAE as new members:  Scott Coulson (BPL Sales), Phil Dompierre, Colby Chubey (Graham Industrial Services Ltd.), Dr Ahmed Ghazy (Amec Americas Ltd.), Jarvis Rye (Luk Plumbing & Heating Ltd.), Lynn Cross (Ecco Supply), Jeff Gerhardt (HVAC Sales), Travis Frith (Victaulic), Chris James (Saskatchewan Research Council), Pierre-André Ranger (Johnson Controls), Ian Slinger (Axiom Industries).  Thanks for joining, and if you have any questions about ASHRAE, please let me know.  If you know these members, please invite them to come out to our meetings, and introduce them to everyone else.  If you meet them, make them feel welcome at our meetings.

Some of the ASHRAE member benefits include Job opportunities, Leadership Development, Training, Certification, Professional development, Personal development, Prospective employees, Social gatherings, Networking, Research opportunities, Fundraising, Handbook, Journals, Access to the latest and best technical information, Travel, Conferences, On-line training, Professional Certification. Why did you join?  Do you know anyone else looking for any of these benefits, or generally interested in ASHRAE.  Let me know, and we can share your reasons, and sign up the new members.

ROSTERS:  The 2011-2012 ASHRAE Saskatoon rosters are available for pick-up.  Thank you to Daniels-Wingerak Engineering Ltd., ECCO Supply, HVAC Sales (1997) Ltd., Johnson Controls LP, March Consulting Associates Inc., and Polar Refrigeration Services for being the roster sponsors this year.  We will likely be doing a roster in the fall.  Be sure you ASHRAE contract information is up-to-date.

We also have a few people who are delinquent in paying their membership.  I will be contacting these members to give a friendly reminder to renew.  If you have received a membership renewal notice in the last few months, please check if you have paid.  If you are planning on not renewing, please let me know the reason.

We have added a Facebook account for ASHRAE Saskatoon news and events.  Let us know if you would be interested in signing up.

The role of Membership Promotion is to ensure you are getting your money’s worth of your membership in ASHRAE.  ASHRAE is here because of you, and we are here for you.  If there is anything with which you would like some help, or member benefits you would like to see, please let me know.

Hope to hear from you!

Ryan MacGillivray
ASHRAE Saskatoon
Membership Promotion Chair