Future BOG Meeting Locations

For the last several years, Meier Architecture-Engineering has graciously allowed us to use their offices for our BOG meetings and some other events. At the end of February 2016 they will be moving to a new location at 12 W. Kennewick Avenue in Kennewick, WA. This is a significant increase in distance for many of our members who work at the Hanford site and other areas in the north and west sides of the Tri-Cities area. February’s BOG meeting will be the last at Meier’s current location at 8697 Gage Boulevard. At this time the BOG is determining whether to continue having our meetings at Meier’s new location or change meeting locations for convenience to more of our members. Please check this website and our upcoming newsletter for the latest information on this matter.

February Program Meeting Info

Greg Jourdan will be presenting on Energy Efficient Chiller Terminology, Ratings, and the Energy Code on Tuesday, February 9th. This will be a web meeting that begins at 12:00 noon pacific time. For more information and access instructions, please click here. If you have any trouble logging into the web meeting, please contact Rahul.Athalye@pnnl.gov.

Automated Newsletter Signup

We have posted a self-registration form for our newsletter and other related mailings. Although new members get put on the list as well, this is a manual process and sometimes takes a few weeks to update. If you are involved with the building industry, whether student, product vendor, architect, engineer, or just interested in what we do, you may sign up yourself at the “Newsletter” link in the top menu of this site.

January BOG Meeting

The January Board of Governors Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20th, 2016. It will begin at 5:00pm at the offices of Meier Architecture-Engineering at 8697 Gage Boulevard in Kennewick, WA. All members are welcome to attend. If you want to attend the meeting via conference call, please contact Derek Archer at webmaster2015@midcolumbiaashrae.org prior to the meeting to get a call-in phone number.

Click Here For Meeting Agendas and Minutes

No January 2016 Program

Just to let everyone know, we will not be having a January program meeting as previously scheduled. This event has been removed from our calendar. We will have some updates on our upcoming programs in our newsletter to be released soon! Keep watching here and your email box for the newsletter! Have a good new year!

December BOG Meeting (Date Correction)

The December Board of Governors Meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 21st, 2015. It will begin at 5:00pm at the offices of Meier Architecture-Engineering at 8697 Gage Boulevard in Kennewick, WA. All members are welcome to attend. If you want to attend the meeting via conference call, please contact Derek Archer at webmaster2015@midcolumbiaashrae.org prior to the meeting to get a call-in phone number.

Click Here For Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Please note that there was an error in the most recent newsletter that was sent out, as well as on this website. The December BOG Meeting date was incorrectly listed as December 30th, but is scheduled for December 21st (earlier than normal) due to the Christmas holiday. We apologize for any confusion.

December 2015 Newsletter

The December 2015 edition of the Mid-Columbia ASHRAE Tumbleweed has been posted. You may download it here.

-Derek Archer, Mid-Columbia ASHRAE Chapter Newsletter Editor.

ASHRAE Winter Meeting and AHR Expo, January 23-27, 2016

The ASHRAE Winter Meeting and AHR Expo for 2016 will be hosted in Orlando, FL. It is only a little over a month until the event. If you wish to register or get more information, please click on the banner below or go here.

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Save the Date. Holiday Party December 15th!

We will be having our chapter holiday party soon and would like to invite all members and their companions to attend. We will be having a no-host dinner at Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse in Richland, WA (2522 Queensgate Drive). Tuesday, December 15th, at 7:00pm. Please RSVP to our President, Rahul Athalye, at president2015@midcolumbiaashrae.org to ensure we have enough space for those attending.

Call for Chapter Photos and Historical Items

As part of revamping our chapter’s website, we have been working to obtain photos and historical information from the chapter’s past, as well as other items of interest in the history of the HVAC&R and building industry. Unfortunately over the years, many of the items we used to have, have been lost or misplaced and we don’t have much to show anymore aside from our awards banner. If anyone has photos of past chapter events or historical items such as awards for our banner, or other items relevant to ASHRAE and the related industries, please contact me at webmaster2015@midcolumbiaashrae.org.

Thanks,
Derek Archer, Chapter Webmaster