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2016-2017 RP Campaign

posted Mar 7, 2017, 8:29 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Research

Hello everyone!

This years Research Promotion campaign is underway!  We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their past donations and invite them to continue their support this year.  We will be contacting all our past donors within the next few weeks and hope to reach our goal of $12,100.  

Your donations will go towards funding research in the HVAC/R industry at various educational institutions and companies throughout the country or internationally. 

When you donate to ASHRAE Research Canada, 100% of your contribution will go towards research within the country. Your contributions will not be used for payrolls, overhead or other miscellaneous cost that a research facility may incur.  All of your contributions go towards things like lab equipment and materials, testing, certifications etc... 

There are many exciting research projects underway this year which someday may lead to revisions to,  or new ASHRAE standards and new technologies.  Please feel free to visit the ASHRAE RP website for more information.

Thanks again, and don't forget to donate!


Jesse Friggstad
ASHRAE Saskatoon RP Chair



2015-2016 Research Promotion Campaign

posted Sep 28, 2015, 5:58 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Research   [ updated Nov 30, 2015, 9:39 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon ]


The 2015-2016 Research Promotion phone campaign is under way. You can expect a call for our campaign team to thank-you for your previous and continuing support of ASHRAE Research. Please continue with your generous donations.In past years Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan have been recipients of many of those research dollars. Remember, all money raised in Canada, stays in Canada.

Thank-you on behalf of the local Saskatoon ASHRAE Chapter and ASHRAE Research,

As this year’s Research Promotion chair I’d like to invite you to our Donor Appreciation Night on October 13 at the Park Town Hotel starting at 5:30. The speaker for the evening will be Glen Greer from Nortec Humidity on the importance and application of humidifying, as well as the benefits of humidifying with evaporative media.

Last year, throughout ASHRAE, the campaign raised $2,536,195, the first time over $2.5million.

$9,118.66 was raised in Saskatoon alone.

ASHRAE Research Promotion donations go toward many ASHRAE programs:

STANDARDS

ASHRAE maintains 123 standards and guidelines that establish recommended design and operation practice.

RESEARCH

ASHRAE’s research program, established in 1912, supports 85 research projects with a combined value of more than $10 million. Research focus includes energy and resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality, design and operation and management tools, alternative technologies and materials and equipment. Through scholarships, grants and awards, the Society supports engineering education for undergraduate students and research projects for graduate engineering students and new post-doctoral scholars.

Active Research Project Abstracts (9/2015)

Active or Recently Completed "Research Projects and Grants by Region Reports (11/2014)

Recently Completed Research Projects (06/2015)
Interested in the final reports of projects you invested in? See the Final Research Reports!

For additional information on ASHRAE's Research Program, Projects ready to bid, or how ASHRAE Research fits into the overall Strategic Plan. 
Please see ASHRAE Research

PUBLICATIONS

ASHRAE produces hundreds of publications, including the ASHRAE Handbook, books on specialized topics within the field, and various CDs and DVDs. The Society also publishes the peer-reviewed monthly ASHRAE Journal, quarterly High Performing Buildings and bimonthly HVAC&R Research, the most prestigious reporting of archival research in the fields of environmental control for the built environment.

Surviving Winter!

Keeping you Healthy!

Building & Improving your community!

Traveling safely with Research!

Strategic Plan (2010 – 2018) – Active Research Projects

Advanced Energy Design Guides   Free downloadable guides promoting energy efficiency.  
Available Guides include:  Hospitals, Retail Buildings, Schools, Highway Lodging, & Warehouses.


Michael Nemeth
2015-2016 ASHRAE Saskatoon RP Chair
306 292 6356
michael.nemeth@dwel.com

Donate now! http://www.ashrae.org/contribute

2013-2014 Research Promotion Campaign

posted Sep 3, 2013, 2:47 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon   [ updated Sep 3, 2013, 2:52 PM ]

The 2013-2014 Research Promotion phone campaign is under way. You can expect a call for our campaign team to thank-you for your previous and continuing support of ASHRAE Research. Please continue with your generous donations.

In past years Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan have been recipients of many of those research dollars. Remember, all monies raised in Canada, stay in Canada.

Thank-you on behalf of the local Saskatoon ASHRAE Chapter and ASHRAE Research

2012-2013 Phone Campaign

posted Feb 4, 2013, 1:16 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Research

The 2012-2013 Research Promotion phone campaign is under way.  You can expect a call for our campaign team to thank-you for your previous and continuing support of ASHRAE Research.  Please continue with your generous donations.

In past years Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan have been recipients of many of those research dollars.  Remember, all monies raised in Canada, stay in Canada.

Thank-you on behalf of the local Saskatoon ASHRAE Chapter and ASHRAE Research

Jeff A. Frie
2012-2013 ASHRAE Research Chair
Saskatoon Chapter

Jeff Frie

posted Oct 1, 2012, 3:42 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Treasurer

To acknowledge the donation of the 2011-2012 campaign, ASHRAE Saskatoon will hold a donor recognition night on Tuesday October 9th.  In attendance for the evening we will have the RVC of Research Promotion, Ryan MacGillivray.

Many thanks to the following for their donations to ASHRAE Research2011-2012 Campaign;

Major Donors (Silver) $1,000-$2,499:
SaskEnergy
Cypress Sales Partnership - Saskatoon
Venmar CES, Inc.
 
Major Donors (Bronze) $500-$999:
Peak Mechanical Partnership
Daniels-Wingerak Engineering Ltd.
Axiom Industries, Ltd.
Saskatchewan Research Council
 
Major Donors (Antique) $250-$499:
Key West Engineering Ltd
Charter Mechanical Ltd
Air-Tech Management
Saskatoon ASHRAE Chapter
E. H. Price Ltd
Vortec Mechanical Sales Inc
 
Honor Roll Donors $150-$249:
ECCO Supply
Saskatoon Boiler Manufacturing Co Ltd
Dynamic Agencies Limited

Major Donors (Bronze) $500-$999:
K William (Bill) Dean
 
Major Donors (Antique) $250-$499:
Jonathan Bushman
 
Honor Roll Donors $100-$249:
Blake Erb
Chris Watt
Dennis Zbaraschuk
Jeffrey Frie
Michael Nemeth
Ryan MacGillivray
Robert Besant
Michael W Osborn

Research Promotion Full Circle
This is a reminder for Saskatoon Chapter BOG Members (you know who you are) to contribute to this year’s Full Circle.  Deadline is November 15, 2012.  Make you contribution today.

I look forward to the upcoming year and continuing on with the work of past RP chairs.


Jeff A. Frie
ASHRAE Saskatoon
Research Promotion Chair  2012-2013 

Jeff Frie

posted Sep 4, 2012, 12:20 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon

Welcome to another year of ASHRAE for the Saskatoon Chapter.  This year I will be taking over the Research Promotion Chair position.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jonathan Bushman for his hard work as the RP Chairperson for the 2011-2012 campaign.  He exceeded the goal of $9500.00 and raised a grand total of 10,437.00.   Thanks also to his RP committee of Ryan MacGillivray, Jesse Friggstad and Kirk Nagus.  Job well done by all.    Overall ASHRAE raised 2,191756 for research.

To acknowledge the donation of the 2011-2012 campaign, ASHRAE Saskatoon will hold a donor recognition night on Tuesday October 9th.  In attendance for the evening we will have the RVC of Research Promotion, Ryan MacGillivray.

Many thanks to the following for their donations to ASHRAE Research2011-2012 Campaign;

Major Donors (Silver) $1,000-$2,499:
SaskEnergy
Cypress Sales Partnership - Saskatoon
Venmar CES, Inc.
 
Major Donors (Bronze) $500-$999:
Peak Mechanical Partnership
Daniels-Wingerak Engineering Ltd.
Axiom Industries, Ltd.
Saskatchewan Research Council
 
Major Donors (Antique) $250-$499:
Key West Engineering Ltd
Charter Mechanical Ltd
Air-Tech Management
Saskatoon ASHRAE Chapter
E. H. Price Ltd
Vortec Mechanical Sales Inc
 
Honor Roll Donors $150-$249:
ECCO Supply
Saskatoon Boiler Manufacturing Co Ltd
Dynamic Agencies Limited

Major Donors (Bronze) $500-$999:
K William (Bill) Dean
 
Major Donors (Antique) $250-$499:
Jonathan Bushman
 
Honor Roll Donors $100-$249:
Blake Erb
Chris Watt
Dennis Zbaraschuk
Jeffrey Frie
Michael Nemeth
Ryan MacGillivray
Robert Besant
Michael W Osborn

Thank you for donating and helping fuel ASHRAE’s research into new technologies, sustainability, and a better understanding of the built environment.

I would also like to thank Jesse Friggstad, Kirk Nagus, and Ryan MacGillivray for helping me on the RP Committee.  Without them, I do not think we would have made even half our goal.  Thank you.
-Jonathan Bushman

I look forward to the upcoming year and continuing on with the work of past RP chairs.


Jeff A. Frie
ASHRAE Saskatoon
Research Promotion Chair  2012-2013

Jonathan Bushman

posted Apr 2, 2012, 3:48 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Research

Hello ASHRAE Saskatoon!

Yay!  Companies are starting to donate to ASHRAE research.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to ASHRAE research so far in this 2011-2012 year.

Peak Mechanical
Key West Engineering Ltd
Charter Mechanical Ltd
ECCO Supply
Daniels Wingerak Engineering Ltd.
SaskEnergy

 
Blake Erb
Chris Watt
Dennis Zbaraschuk
Jeff Frie
Jonathan Bushman
Mike Nemeth
Ryan MacGillivray
Robert Besant


So far, $3,690 has been raised for ASHRAE research.  Our goal is $9,500, so we are about 38.8% of the way there.

I have something to admit:  I have been slacking off with the ASHRAE Research Promotion calling campaign.  Jesse Friggstad, Kirk Nagus, and Ryan MacGillivray have volunteered to help me and having been working on the calling campaign, but I have not phoned anyone quite yet.  My plan is to have contacted everyone on my part of the contact list by the April ASHRAE meeting, so if you run into me at the meeting, you can check how I am doing at that.  I am sorry for not being more zealous in the RP Chair role.  If you want to know more about ASHRAE Research, then please contact me.  Remember that research money raised in Canada stays in Canada.

Jonathan Bushman
2011-2012 ASHRAE Saskatoon Research Promotion Chair
jbushman@marchconsulting.com

Jonathan Bushman

posted Mar 5, 2012, 3:10 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Research

Hello ASHRAE Saskatoon!

I would like to start off by thanking those who have contributed to ASHRAE research so far in this 2011-2012 year.

Peak Mechanical
Key West Engineering Ltd
Daniels Wingerak Engineering Ltd.

Blake Erb
Chris Watt
Dennis Zbaraschuk
Jeff Frie
Jonathan Bushman
Mike Nemeth
Ryan MacGillivray

So far, $2,190 has been raised for ASHRAE research.  Our goal is $9,500, so we are about 21.3% of the way there.

We have new companies donating to ASHRAE Research and our Research Promotion campaign is officially underway, thanks to Jesse Friggstad, Kirk Nagus, and Ryan MacGillivray.  Yay!  These three volunteers have agreed to help me contact people to promote ASHRAE Research, but don't be surprised if you get a phone call or an email from one of us inviting you to donate.  ASHRAE Research furthers our knowledge of HVAC, makes buildings more energy efficient, and helps us use our resources better.  ASHRAE recently got a new logo and a new motto: "Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment Today", so this will be showing up in the donation letters we send out.  Remember that all the ASHRAE research money raised in Canada stays in Canada and the U of S has done well at getting its share of research funding.

I would like to welcome all students and non-members.  Last month, I had found the marbles from the ancient ASHRAE marble game and learned the honourable and half-forgotten rules.  Unfortunately, I was told that I should have started it back in September, so we will likely have a 50/50 draw instead to raise funds for ASHRAE Research.  Students and non-members are welcome to participate.

ASHRAE Saskatoon is having elections for the positions of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary.  Please come, volunteer, and vote!

If you want to know more about ASHRAE Research, then please contact me.  Remember that research money raised in Canada stays in Canada.

Jonathan Bushman
2011-2012 ASHRAE Saskatoon Research Promotion Chair
jbushman@marchconsulting.com

Jonathan Bushman

posted Feb 6, 2012, 11:07 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Research   [ updated Feb 6, 2012, 11:33 AM ]

Hello ASHRAE Saskatoon!

Has anyone lost their marbles?  I know that these are busy times for some people, but my question isn't about that.  I got a box of ASHRAE Saskatoon Research Promotion stuff from Chris Conley and there was a container of marbles in there.  The marbles are from the ancient ASHRAE Saskatoon Marble Game for Research Promotion and I would like to know the rules for the marble game.  If you know the rules, then please let me know.

I would like to thank those who have contributed to ASHRAE research so far in this 2011-2012 year.

Peak Mechanical
Key West Engineering Ltd

Blake Erb
Chris Watt
Dennis Zbaraschuk
Jeff Frie
Jonathan Bushman
Mike Nemeth

So far, $1,590 has been raised for ASHRAE research.  Our goal is $9,500, so we are about 16.7% of the way there.

Our Research Promotion campaign is kicking into high gear in February, thanks to Kirk Nagus, Jesse Friggstad, and Ryan MacGillivray.  These three volunteers have agreed to help me contact people to promote ASHRAE Research, but don't be surprised if you get an email from one of us inviting you to give to ASHRAE Research.  ASHRAE recently got a new motto: "Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment Today".  The research money raised now leads to new technologies, better energy efficiency, and better use of resources tomorrow.

If you want to know more about ASHRAE Research, then please contact me.  Remember that research money raised in Canada stays in Canada.

Jonathan Bushman
2011-2012 ASHRAE Saskatoon Research Promotion Chair
jbushman@marchconsulting.com

Jonathan Bushman

posted Jan 2, 2012, 2:55 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Research

Hello ASHRAE Saskatoon!

I would like to thank those who have contributed to ASHRAE research so far in this 2011-2012 year.

Peak Mechanical
Key West Engineering Ltd

Blake Erb
Chris Watt
Dennis Zbaraschuk
Jeff Frie
Jonathan Bushman
Mike Nemeth

So far, $1,590 has been raised for ASHRAE research.  Our goal is $9,500, so we are about 16.7% of the way there.

Our chapter has made earned the Full Circle award, given for leadership in donating to ASHRAE Research.  Our President (Jeff), VP (Chris), Treasurer (Blake), Secretary (Mike), and RP Chair (Jonathan) have all given to ASHRAE research.  I invite you to join us.

Why give to ASHRAE research?  Here are a few ideas in random order:
* It makes you and your company look good.
* You are helping make existing technologies more efficent and save energy.
* ASHRAE Research helps us know the science of heating, ventilation, A/C, and refrigeration better.
* You are helping discover new technologies.
* The University of Saskatchewan has been getting a number of grants, etc. from ASHRAE, so your donation helps Saskatoon.
* ASHRAE is devoted to sustainability, so the research may help save the planet.


If you want to know more about ASHRAE Research, then please contact me.  I plan to also have some pamphlets on ASHRAE Research out at the next meeting.  Remember that research money raised in Canada stays in Canada.

Jonathan Bushman
2011-2012 ASHRAE Saskatoon Research Promotion Chair
jbushman@marchconsulting.com

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