Jonathan Bushman

posted Nov 1, 2011, 10:12 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Research

Hello ASHRAE Saskatoon!

First of all, I would like to thank those who have contributed to ASHRAE research so far this year.
Peak Mechanical
Jonathan Bushman
Michael Nemeth
So far, $855 has been raised for ASHRAE research.  Our goal is $9,500, so we are about 9% of the way there.

Last meeting, we had our Research Promotion Night, complete with the ASHRAE Society Research Promotion Chair (Dennis Knight), Region XI (B.C. to Manitoba and three states) Regional Vice-Chair of Research Promotion (Ray Sieber), and Region XI Director and Regional Chair (Erich Binder).  People and companies that donated to ASHRAE research last year were thanked.  There are still some RP donation certificates to hand out, so please come see me if you donated last year and did not get a certificate or commemorative coin.

Why give to ASHRAE research?  There are several reasons occurring to me: to help find new energy-efficient methods, materials, and ideas, to help ensure we are working with current resources (remember when the Fundamentals Handbook office equipment data included heat gain information on computer card punchers and microfiche readers?), and to know more about how to make better buildings.  Also, it can be kind of nice to get your name in the ASHRAE Journal as a contributor.  Peak Mechanical, Mike Nemeth, and I have donated already.  Please donate to ASHRAE research and help make a difference in HVAC&R knowledge.

Jonathan Bushman
2011-2012 ASHRAE Saskatoon Research Promotion Chair